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Soul Street Photography

Dear friend,<p>I think what we’re trying to do in street photography is capturing the souls of others, as well as reflecting our own soul in the photos …

Seattle becomes first major U.S. city to ban straws

In one fell sip, Seattle on Sunday became the first major U.S. city to ban drinking straws, an environmentally friendly move that leaders hope will spark a nationwide conversation about small, everyday changes that people can make to protect the planet.<p>A decade ago, the city adopted an ordinance …

Green Living

Quartz begins a new chapter. A letter from our editor in chief and publisher

Dear readers –<p>We created Quartz for people excited by change, and have focused our journalism on helping you see around corners. Today we’re unveiling some change for Quartz itself, with a sharper vision of our future and a bet on where media is headed. We’re very excited about it, and want to …

The Body Issue 2018

Influencer Marketing Is Going Mainstream With Facebook’s Upcoming Tool

The world’s largest social network just sent a clear signal that the future of advertising on its platform is in influencer marketing.<p>Facebook’s …

Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

5 Stages in the Design Thinking Process

Design Thinking is a design methodology that provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It’s extremely useful in tackling complex …

Design

Marketers Are Using Customer Data to Drive Smarter, More Creative Storytelling

Last winter, as the East Coast was being hammered by a series of blizzards, spirits vendor Pernod Ricard and its delivery service partner Minibar …

Minimalist Web Design Project for Audio-Technica.

Dmitry Kolesnikov posted a beautiful art direction and web design project on his Behance profile. It's for Audio-Technica. The design is all about …

How The Atlantic redesigned its article pages to emphasize loyalty

When The Atlantic magazine began working on its first article page redesign in three years, it had a lot more to think about than when it last …

OUT NOW: Mobiography Magazine With Nan Deng & Scott A Woodward

The latest issue of the Mobiography Magazine has just been release onto the Apple App Store and Google Play. Once again, I’ve been working hard to …

What you need to know in advertising today

There was fierce backlash over Bee's remark which aired Wednesday night, and the comedian released a statement apologizing to the first daughter on Thursday. By Thursday night, advertisers began to flee, CNN reported.<p>Autotrader, the automotive-classifieds website, said in a statement according to …

10 New Services That'll Make You Say, 'Why Didn't I Think of That?'

From on-demand translators to self-driving taxis in retirement communities, here are services you need to know about.<p>This story appears in the June 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Remember when ride-hailing apps and on-demand streaming services felt revolutionary? Every day, entrepreneurs are …

Warby Parker

The World Wants Air-Conditioning. That Could Warm the World.

More than crickets and fireflies, more than baseball and cookouts, perhaps nothing signals the arrival of summer in the United States like the soft familiar whir of air-conditioning.<p>But there is growing concern that as other countries adopt America’s love of air-conditioners, the electricity used …

Heat Waves

The 7 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018

This definitive guide to the best true wireless earphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of true wireless …

7-Eleven Plays Classical Music To Stop Loitering

1 month ago<p>A 7-Eleven in California is using a new method to get rid of loiterers by cranking classical music. Store-owner <b>Sukhi Sandhu</b> says its all …

15 Patents That Changed the World

The drone. The iPhone. Bluetooth. GPS. Before they changed the world, these technologies were schematics on paper. Here is where the future began.<p>Forget the image of the lonely inventor tinkering away in a workshop. Today, it's more common that numerous technologies developed by a variety of …

Autonomous Cars

This all-weather bicycle highway could fulfill the dreams of bike commuters everywhere

Architect Richard Moreta just unveiled the MINILOOP, an enclosed cycleway that could be a dream come true for bicycle commuters. Envisioned as the …

The future of sex work – a photo essay

It has been 23 years since New South Wales decriminalised sex work. How much has changed for sex workers?<p>In 1995 New South Wales became one of the first places in the world to decriminalise sex work. Against a backdrop of the Aids epidemic and a recommendation to fight police corruption from a …

Wales

The Artphabet: a Tribute to Art and Typography

Last week I shared a beautiful typography post on an alphabet that mixed 3D and cartoon effects. I mentioned that it was very unique amongst so many …

Typography

Edward Hopper’s Greenwich Village: The real-life inspirations behind his paintings

There’s no lack of artists deeply associated with New York. But among the many painters who’ve been inspired by our city, perhaps none has had a more …

Greenwich Village

Researchers trained an AI to create Flintstones cartoons

Machines are quickly bridging the creative gap between human and artificial intelligence. Last year we were amazed by Nvidia’s AI’s ability to generate realistic images of fake people, but yesterday a group of researchers unveiled one capable of making original videos of “The Flintstones” from text …

Artificial Intelligence

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Thomas McLeod on Twitter: "We have a lot of work to do at @BeOmni! Pumped for what 2018 will bring. Shoutout to @cyan for the… shoutout! https://t.co/OZRY4n97OC"

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A Journalist Who Interviewed 585 CEOs Says They All Have These 3 Things in Common

The journalist who has interviewed CEOs for the New York Times for a decade shares his observations.<p>If you're aiming to make it to the very pinnacle of business success, one way to go is to follow in the footsteps of exceptional leaders who have already scaled those heights. But what CEO should you …

Festival of the Unexceptional 2017 – a glorious celebration of ordinary cars, in pictures

In Poland, Empik Banks on Smaller, Targeted ‘Mole Mole’ Bookstores

A major Polish retailer is betting on 'small format bookstores' and proliferating locations to make a success of its new Mole Mole bookshops.The post …

Books

Amazon is threatening these 10 industries

Amazon is not a company that is about to sit still — it's always eyeing up its next target.<p>On Thursday, it announced its intent to purchase PillPack, an online pharmacy. It's the latest in what is turning out to be a heavy push into healthcare for the retail giant. In January, the company announced …

The 13 Strangest Beers on Earth

Whale testicle-infused beer is real, and it’s not going away.<p>1 of 13<p>Odius Ale by 40FT Brewery<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Celeste Jewel Beer by Dogfish Head<p>3 …

155 chatbots in this brand new landscape. Where does your bot fit?

Since we started building bots at KeyReply more than two years ago, the industry has seen massive interest and change. This makes it hard for companies and customers to figure out what’s really happening — so we hope to throw some light on this industry by creating a landscape of chatbot-related …

Chatbots