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5 Popular Ways to Implement Internet Marketing for Your Business

Nowadays, traditional marketing tools, like televisions and signboards, are considered as ‘cold’ advertising media. Similarly, newspapers and …

Marketing

Tired of Being Stressed? Here's A Surprising Approach To Feeling Better

Some of us feel stressed because of the holidays – and some of us feel even more stressed being back at work. And everybody knows that stress is terrible for your health, right?<p>Wrong.<p>In this fascinating TED talk, health psychologist Kelly McGonigal shares some truly ground-breaking research. It …

Ikea Acknowledges It Forgot The Internet

As growth slows, Ikea’s executives admit it’s time to go online.<p>If you’ve ever found Ikea’s website too clunky, or its $99 truck delivery highway robbery next to Overstock or Amazon Prime, you aren’t alone. Once a retail revolution, Ikea’s pine- and umlaut-laden megastores have begun to see their …

This App Is Like A Mind-Reading Robot That Helps You Avoid Conflict

Design firm Altitude created a conceptual app that uses emotion-detecting software to help keep users calm and collected.<p>Many smartphone apps distract us from our feelings–it’s hard to get in touch with crushing sadness while crushing candy. But what if there were an app that made users more aware …

Smart Homes Make For Angry Roommates

Researchers in the U.K. discover a dark side to smart meters: roommate hell.<p>If you’ve ever come home to a roommate’s dread passive-aggressive note tacked to the refrigerator door, you might not want to move into a smart home. Researchers have discovered that the smarter your home, the angrier …

Can You Recognize Your Favorite Websites By Looking Only At Their Skeletons?

Chances are you wouldn’t be able to recognize your friends or loved ones without their skin, but how about your favorite websites? Can you tell them apart when they are stripped right down to their wireframes?<p>Dedesign the Web and Dedesign the Web 2 are a pair of browser-based games built by …

How I Wore A Brainwave-Reading Headset For A Week And Learned To Calm My Mind

A week of feedback about my mental state trained my mind to slow down. If such gear catches on, it might tell us more about ourselves than other wearables ever could.<p>I was sitting in my co-working space, writing an article, when I first was tipped off to brain wearables. A couple feet away from me, …

Meditation

Invisibles, Not Wearables, Will Profoundly Change Health Care

In the near future, invisible health-tracking technology will replace wearables, like the Apple Watch, available now.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This post was adapted from a speech given at the 8th Annual USC Body Computing Conference on October 1.<p>.<p>With the introduction of the Apple HealthKit late last month, the …

Digital Health

Why It’s So Hard To Detect Emotion In Emails And Texts

Short answer: we’re selfish. But there are things we can do about it.<p>Earlier this year, in a story on enigmatic email, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> shared an awkward exchange between a consultant named Jill Campen and her boss, Marty Finkle. Campen sent a detailed email outlining a broad business …

Microsoft Research Invents A Stylus That Can Read Your Mind

How you hold things can reveal a lot about how you will use them. This stylus can detect it.<p>“If you see a stylus, they blew it,” Steve Jobs once famously said about tablets. Yet despite Jobs’s best efforts, the stylus is not dead. Designers are obsessed with them. Apple’s started embracing them …

Exercise Is ADHD Medication

Physical movement improves mental focus, memory, and cognitive flexibility; new research shows just how critical it is to academic performance.<p>Mental exercises to build (or rebuild)attention span have shown promise recently as adjuncts or alternatives to amphetamines in addressing symptoms common …

How One Fashion Blogger Is On Track To Earn Almost $8 Million A Year

Chiara Ferragni has used her style blog, the Blonde Salad, as a platform for launching a multi-million dollar business.<p>In June, an elite group of style bloggers made headlines for bringing in around $1 million a year. But compared to Chiara Ferragni of the <i>Blonde Salad</i>, they’re small time–Ferragni …

Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.<p>For at least the last decade, the happiness craze has been building. In the last three months alone, over 1,000 books on happiness were …

A Framework for Reducing Suffering in Health Care

Patients suffer — predictably and so obviously that they bring clichés to life. They wince with pain. They shudder with fear. They lose sleep because of anxiety and confusion. And, as they suffer, they turn to medicine for help. But medicine, increasingly, has not provided them with relief.<p>A …

Flowchart: David Foster Wallace On How To Live A Compassionate Life

David Foster Wallace’s “This Is Water,” an essay derived from his 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College, has become one of the most famous pieces of 21st-century writing on living a compassionate life. Over at Medium, illustrator Jessica Hagy has boiled down one of the most moving aspects of …

From Decision-Making To Idea Generating: Matthew Weiner On Moving On From An All-Consuming Project

Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men and writer-director of Are You Here, on letting go, and how to move on from a major project.<p>For at least seven years, Matthew Weiner has been working on <i>Mad Men</i>. And for the last few of those, he’s also been making the movie <i>Are You Here</i>, which he wrote nearly 10 …

Tre: A Reading Environment with Personality

Roee Magdassi decided to ask a question when beginning this project…<p>“Does furniture have a personality?”<p>To answer that question, Magdassi chose to …

The Neuroscience Of Emoticons

Yes, there is one. 🙂<p>It’s hard to say for sure when the first emoticon appeared–some see one as far back as 1862, in the transcript of a speech by Abraham Lincoln–but its digital birth is typically dated to September 19, 1982. That’s when computer scientist Scott Fahlman of Carnegie Mellon …

This Xbox Controller Can Sense Your Boredom, Make A Game More Violent

Through nothing more than your hands, a modified Xbox controller can tailor games to your physiological state.<p>Heart rate, temperature, respiration, and perspiration: These are our autonomous functions–our core physiological processes–that signal stress or arousal and can betray our otherwise cool …

We Hate Ourselves For Spending So Much Time On Facebook. So Why Do We Do It?

A new study blames a classic “affective forecasting” error: we think we’ll enjoy it more than we do. Now go share this on Facebook.<p>We’ve all been there. Things are a bit slow at work, so you poke around on social media, and next thing you know a half hour of your life has gone by that you’ll never …

The World’s Most Artful Tattoo Designs

Some see skin as the ultimate canvas, a blank slate begging to be decorated. There is a robust visual history to the art of the tattoo, and here we’ve compiled a gallery of beautiful and unique designs.<p>Here you’ll find people who turned their arms into whales; their faces into maps of their life …

30 Simple Tools For Data Visualization

Need a simple tool to create a fantastic data visualization? Here are 30.<p>There have never been more technologies available to collect, examine, and render data. Here are 30 different notable pieces of data visualization software good for any designer’s repertoire. They’re not just powerful; they’re …

Can A Cup Of Coffee Make Workers Less Likely To Lie?

Researchers think so. Sleepy but caffeinated workers are better at resisting social pressure to act unethically.<p>Go ahead and have another cup of coffee. A new study from the <i>Journal of Applied Psychology</i> says that coffee helps sleep-deprived workers resist social pressure to act unethically.<p>The …

Where to Cry in New York City

"Lanterns of Terracotta Army" Shine for Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year falls on January 31, and in Edinburgh, it is ushered with the <i>Lanterns of Terracotta Army</i>. They are 90 brightly colored, illuminated sculptures crafted by Chinese artist Xia Nan and are installed at the Edinburgh University Old College Quadrangle. Up to 2.5 meters tall, these …

Chinese New Year

Sci-Fi Device Lets Men And Women Swap Bodies

Using virtual reality and neuroscience, this machine lets you see, hear, and even feel what it’s like in another person’s body.<p>Editor’s Note<p>2/17/14<p>Happy Presidents’ Day! To celebrate, we’re revisiting some of our most popular stories of the year. Enjoy.<p>Talk about going on a gender bender.<p>A new …

Eyetracking Study Reveals What People Actually Look At When Shopping Online

Not just boobs! (But yes, definitely boobs.)<p>When you pull up a website, what’s the first thing you look at? The stock photo model splashed across the page? The large company logo at the top? The search bar?<p>EyeQuant, a German artificial intelligence software company that offers predictive …

Perspective Clocks

Tel Aviv-based Studio Ve is comprised of Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger, two young men who like exploring objects and their conception—whether it's a Two Leg Table or a Toast-ER that "revives" sad bread. More recently they've been experimenting with clocks, and their previous Manifold and Lithe …

Product Design

An Atlas Of The Human Body That Maps Where We Feel Emotions

Many people feel emotions in certain parts of their bodies–stress in their neck or anxiety in their stomach, maybe happiness in their chest. As you can see in the map below, “anger” is a heady, top-of-body emotion, while “love” and “happiness” is felt rather strongly all over. Feelings such as …

Mindfulness

Is Emotion Really The Enemy Of Reason?

If you let emotion guide your decisions, are you setting yourself up to fail? The answer depends largely on one key thing.<p>A great leader makes great decisions, and for much of human history, great decisions were thought to be made with cold logic. The idea that emotion was the enemy of reason …