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Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet

Not an April Fools’ prank<p>Cloudflare is launching its own consumer DNS service today, on April Fools’ Day, that promises to speed up your internet connection and help keep it private. The service is using https://1.1.1.1, and it’s not a joke but an actual DNS resolver that anyone can use. Cloudflare …

5 Things Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a …

4 Smart Financial Moves for Businesses

These core principals will help you keep a pulse on your company's financial health and make better business decisions.<p>There are traits that entrepreneurs often have in common, traits that make them the type of people that don’t just have an idea, but act on it: drive, creativity, and a sense of …

Make Dorito Bread and Make Use of the Crumbs at the Bottom of the Bag

Doritos have plenty of interesting uses, the least of which being that they're extremely flammable, but it turns out they make a pretty mean cheesy …

The 5 Hidden Superpowers of Balanced Creative Teams

Did a valuable employee just leave and you need to replace them quickly? Or perhaps you just signed a large client and need to increase resources or …

Cheerleading

How to Develop Charisma | The Art of Manliness

For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about the three components of personal charisma. First we explored the importance of Presence – giving …

Primo Is An Arduino Robot That Teaches Kids Programming Logic Through Play

Dan Shapiro’s Robot Turtles board game Kickstarter showed there is serious appetite for kids’ games that aren’t just fun to play with but also sneakily teach core coding principles. Instead of the $25,000 he was aiming for, Shapiro raised more than $630,000. Geeky moms and dads clearly have money, …

Merlin Mann on The Great Discontent (TGD)

<b>You mentioned having people who were supportive of you. Did you have any mentors along the way?</b><p>Oh, tons. The problem is that it’s hard to know who …

Comic Books

In a time of flat touch screens, Daniel Leithinger and Sean Follmer, with Professor Hiroshi Ishii of MIT’s Tangible Media Group, have…

In a time of flat touch screens, Daniel Leithinger and Sean Follmer, with Professor Hiroshi Ishii of MIT’s Tangible Media Group, have re-focused on tactile digital interfaces by pairing a motion sensing input device with a table made of 900 physical “pixels” to create inFORM, a shape-shifting 3-D display. From FastCoDesign:<p>It’s basically a fancy Pinscreen, one of those executive desk toys that allows you to create a rough 3-D model of an object by pressing it into a bed of flattened pins. With …

Dismantling the Sales Machine

Sales leaders have long fixated on process discipline. They have created opportunity scorecards, qualification criteria, and activity metrics—all part of a formal sales process designed to help their team members replicate the approaches of star performers. This is the world of the sales machine, …

Want More Energy? Skip The Coffee, And Call Your Mom Instead

If your tank is running low, it’s time for a “microburst”–a lesson learned from tennis that packs a big energy payoff into a small activity.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our 11 New Years resolutions you can actually keep in 2014. For the full list, click here.</i><p>We have plenty of time for …

Johnson & Johnson

This Nike Better World promo video from 2012 shares the manufacturing process of how plastic bottles can turn into “the most advanced…

This Nike Better World promo video from 2012 shares the manufacturing process of how plastic bottles can turn into “the most advanced football jerseys on the planet.” (And by the way, that’s soccer/football, not American football.)<p>There are some excellent vids about plastics and sports in the archives.

Ships in bottles. Storytelling. Bottled History. We loved this one: 

Ships in bottles. Storytelling. Bottled History. We loved this one:<p>Ray Gascoigne has been around boats his whole life, as a shipwright, a merchant sailor, and now as a ship builder on the smallest dry dock there is: a bottle. This short film, by Smith Journal and Melbourne-based production studio Commoner, picks through the wood chips to tell the story of a craft honed over 60 years, and the man behind it…