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How The Economic Machine Works

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio. (via Nadja)

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Empathy requires experience

The ability to empathise is recognised as a crucial soft skill that web designers, writers and managers require. However, empathy needs more than an intellectual understanding.

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Discover

“… When you do something that basically is guaranteed to succeed, you’re closing the possibility for discovery.” - Milton Glaser Legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser on art and

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Creative Advertising Ideas — 017

 Advertisements are everywhere, they just don’t exist on paper anymore thanks to technology.

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Talent

Wonderful limited edition gyclée print by Daniel Freytag.

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Obamacare Could Help Fuel a Tech Start-Up Boom

dcblogs writes "The arrival of Obamacare may make it easier for some employees to quit their full-time jobs to launch tech start-ups, work as a freelance consultant, or pursue some other solo career p

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Labors of Love

Do Whatcha Like, another lovely letterpress print Paper Jam Press.

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♥ / Squarespace

A big thank you to Squarespace for sponsoring this week’s RSS Feed. What do you want people to see when they find you online?

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Learning from mobile navigation

Should we learn a lesson from mobile web design and apply minimalistic navigation to larger screen websites?

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5 Things That Slow Down Your Startup’s Growth

Creating a startup can be simple. But to persevere when things get tough is... tough. Avoid these 5 issues to ensure your startup keeps growing.

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Flat Mobile

This week on the Boagworld web design podcast we discuss flat design and whether we should ever be building a separate mobile website.

in You the Designer

Basic Things To Check Before Printing Online

If you’ve ever used an ordinary desktop printer to try to get professional-quality work done, …

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What the Insurance Industry Thinks About Climate Change

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Joseph Stromberg reports at the Smithsonian that if there's one group has an obvious and immediate financial stake in climate change, it's the insurance industry and in re

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Scientists Create New "Lightsaber-Like" Form of Matter

First time accepted submitter loftarasa writes "A group of scientists led by Harvard Professor of Physics Mikhail Lukin and MIT Professor of Physics Vladan Vuletic have developed a form of matter by b

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New Solar Cell Sets Record For Energy Efficiency

Lucas123 writes "After three years of work, German and French researchers have achieved a new world record on converting sunlight to energy through a photovoltaic cell, achieving a 44.7% rate of effic

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Let’s be clear about commenting

There seems to be a growing backlash against commenting on blogs, but is it justified?

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It’s time to adopt object oriented thinking

Have you heard the term object oriented? Have you dismissed it as something that only applies to developers and techies? If so, think again.

in You the Designer

Featured Artist: Typography and Lettering by Martina Flor

Typography is one of the most important aspects of design.

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Overmatter 25.09.13

National Geographic is celebrating 125 years of publishing with a tumblr archive. It’s the last few days of the PPA cover of the century vote. Hint – Time Out.

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Villa Kanousan by Yuusuke Karasawa


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Study: Our 3D Universe Could Have Originated From a 4D Black Hole

New submitter TaleSlinger sends this quote from Nature: "Afshordi's team realized that if the bulk universe contained its own four-dimensional (4D) stars, some of them could collapse, forming 4D black

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The Modern Magazine – more speakers

A reminder that tickets are available for the first magCulture conference, The Modern Magazine, a day-long event set for October 16 in London.

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Early Childhood Centre in Wassenaar by Kraaijvanger


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Mark Hough: Champion Trees, Urban Forests, and a Plan to Save the Planet

On Places, Mark Hough reviews The Man Who Planted Trees, and explores its bold claim: that planting trees can save the planet.

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Ricky Jay: Ricky Jay on Collecting

In this installment of Insights Per Minute Ricky Jay speaks on collecting.

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Creative Advertising Ideas — 016

In this edition of Creative Advertising Ideas we are going to check out recent advertisements …

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This week on Dezeen

This week on Dezeen

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Paul Polak: Achieving Scale

Scale is the single biggest unmet challenge in development and impact investment today.

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John Thackara: Speed? What Speed? Prisoners of Speed, by Ivan Illich (Part 3 of 3)

Ivan Illich on being prisoners of the idea of speed.

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John Thackara: Speed? What Speed? The Belly-Dance Drummer, by Matthias Rieger (Part 2, of 3)

Matthias Rieger with some remarks about speed from a belly-dance drummer’s point of view.

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Alice Twemlow: Alice Twemlow on Home

On this installment of Insights Per Minute Alice Twemlow speaks about home.