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Increasing Accessibility to City Services Through Design-Thinking - Johns Hopkins Center for Government Excellence

When most people hear the word, “design,” they probably think about the process of designing a website or a brochure. Or for some, the term …

Design

Finland Will End Its Experiment With Universal Basic Income After a Two-Year Trial

Finland has decided not to extend its trial in universal basic income, the first welfare experiment of its kind by a European government that gave …

Universal Basic Income

Meet Bruce Mau. He wants to redesign the world

<i>This article was taken from the January issue of Wired UK magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Design

The Uncomfortable Truth About Entrepreneurship That Nobody Wants To Talk About

Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey filled with ups, downs, and a few directions you never knew existed. But is it your journey?<p>I often liken the entrepreneurial journey to parenting; no matter how much you study it, observe it in others, ask for advice, prepare for it, or convince yourself that …

Entrepreneurship

Local Banks Are Disappearing at a Record Pace. Why That's Bad for Startups and Entrepreneurship

Half of the country's banks have disappeared since the 1990s, creating a capital shortage for entrepreneurs.<p>Having sympathy for bankers can be difficult.<p>Bankers had a "little" something to do with the Great Recession, and then faced almost no consequences for their reckless behavior. Research has …

Entrepreneurship

Everything You've Been Told About Government Debt Is Wrong

Government debt is finite, or so we have been told. There is an absolute limit to the amount of debt that a government can issue. If it exceeds that limit, the government will default. Debt is the accumulated deficits of all past years, so persistently running deficits means that at some point the …

Economics

These 10 unreal free solo climbs will wow you

Check out some of the world's most legendary, frightening, and ground-breaking free solos of all time.<p>There are few more daring and death-defying …

Climbing

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

A How-to Guide to Writing Emails That Make You Sound Smart

Don't let poorly written emails get in your way.<p><b>Poor writing can make others think you aren't intelligent.</b>• <b><br>I'm the executive editor of a magazine and know firsthand how grammar can change the meaning of a sentence.</b>• <b><br>Don't get caught up in miscommunication. Master these simple tips.</b><p>As the executive …

Linguistics

Gun Culture Is My Culture. And I Fear for What It Has Become.

Two weeks before Christmas, I had a 9-millimeter pistol concealed in my waistband and a rifle with two 30-round magazines in the passenger seat beside me. I was driving down from the mountains to meet a fellow I didn’t know at a Cracker Barrel off I-40 in the North Carolina foothills. He was …

Guns

What does the Home of an Architect look like?

What can you discover about a creative person by seeing where they lived and worked?<p>An architect’s home, for example, is an experimental canvas, a …

Architecture

The Dirty $50 Billion Scam Wall Street Is Getting Away With

Jed Rothstein’s new documentary, ‘The China Hustle,’ exposes a hair-raising financial scheme ripping off American investors—which Wall Street has …

Wall Street

Why Design Led Thinking Is Critical For Companies

With all the trends in emerging technology, there is need for some form of forward thinking approach to designing experiences. In the next five to 10 …

Design

Psychologists Studied 5,000 Genius Kids for 45 Years — Here Are Their 6 Key Takeaways

Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half …

Education

The Cheapest Time To Visit Hawaii: Cheap Flights & Cheap Hotels!

Related: Hawaii<p>Hawaii is our most requested destination at out Virtuoso Luxury Travel concierge, not least because there are some fantastic beach …

10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …

Self-help

Mid-century modern home in Seattle undergoes sensitive renovation by SHED

An enlarged master suite and a new indoor pool are among the modifications to a 1950s dwelling in Seattle made during renovations by American firm …

Five things parents can do every day to help develop STEM skills from a young age

Educators and researchers agree early literacy experiences are important for children’s cognitive and language development. For the past 30 years …

Kids

The Weekend Open House Events In Humble, Kingwood & Lake Houston

Ready to buy your first home, or upsizing to a bigger home? Check the open house listings in Humble and Kingwood, and get started.<p>HUMBLE, TX — The …

The common ways temperature wrecks your sleep—and what to do about it

It’s a little gross—but if you’ve ever awoken to drenched sheets or sweaty pajamas matted to your body—you’ve likely figured it out already: Keeping …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Consciousness

Warren Buffett Summarizes Investment Lessons From Winning His 10-Year Bet That A Passive S&P 500 Index Fund Would Outperform Actively-Managed Hedge Funds

In Warren Buffett's 2017 annual letter to shareholders, released on Saturday, he discussed the ten-year bet he made in 2007 that an unmanaged, …

This Impressive Backyard Shed Combines Living Quarters, A Bathroom/Laundry, And An Indoor/Outdoor Workspace

Architect Ulrika Saar together with builder Russ Davis from Avalon Constructions, have completed a small 312 square foot (29 sqm) studio / granny …

architecture…how it works 01

Form, function, aesthetics, program, these are concepts associated with architecture that are commonly misunderstood and generally discussed or …

Architecture

How Design Thinking Became a Buzzword at School

The trendy concept is in high demand among educators, but its specifics are vague.<p>At a recent teaching conference in Richmond, Virginia, a session on “design thinking” in education drew a capacity crowd. Two middle-school teachers demonstrated how they had used the concept to plan and execute an …

UX Design

Where Are You Gonna Work Today? The Death of the 8-Hour Desk.

Have you considered having your office receptionist do double duty as your company barista?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over half a century ago, companies began converting private offices into open workspaces. The move seemed like a good way to save money, because it …

Ergonomics

7 Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Confession: When we want to whip up a flavorful meal without spending more than an hour in the kitchen, we turn to quick and easy sheet pan dinners. …

Cooking

What a $100,000 salary looks like after taxes in your state

You’ve finally attained that hallowed status of earning six figures a year, a goal some people chase for most of a lifetime –and plenty others never …