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Romancing the Rhinestones: Lessons in Trust From The Costume Designer Who Transformed Michael Douglas Into Liberace

The Oscar-winning actor’s longtime costume designer Ellen Mirojnick (they first met on Fatal Attraction) explains how a foundation (...)

Giving Kids Computers Doesn’t Help Them In School At All

A new study looked at organizations that give disadvantaged kids home computers and found that kids used the computers a lot--but (...)

Swedish House Mafia Bids Adieu with Music Video for Volvo

The dance music trio hits the road with Volvo. EDM trio Swedish House Mafia disbanded earlier this year, and they’re bidding (...)

The State of Influence Marketing and Scoring Platforms

As some of you know, Influence (or I should say the attempt of measuring influence online), continues to make waves in controversial (...)

Photos Dominate Facebook’s News Feed, Here Is How To Optimize Them

You shouldn’t be surprised to hear that photos dominate Facebook’s News Feed. When we talk about content marketing on (...)

Is Your Facebook Page Performing Above Or Below Average? [Infographic]

Facebook is one of the hardest marketing segments to understand for small businesses. Lets be honest, many of them don’t understand (...)

Tracking: Drones At Home

Drones are coming to American airspace. Whether used in agribusiness to monitor farms, by landscape architects to design properties, (...)

A Forest Hideaway Proves Concrete And Cozy Can Go Together

The AV house makes an excellent case for concrete at the domestic scale. A common, if facile, critique of Brutalism is that (...)

Steven Holl’s Sports Complex For Columbia Looks Like A Transformer

Steven Holl’s first building in New York is packed with the architect’s signature, whimsical flourishes. After designing (...)

A New Model To Pay For Infrastructure in Chicago

The Chicago Infrastructure Trust creates a new way to pay for things like improvements to bridges and roads that won’t destroy (...)

Students Design 22 Playful Wooden Toys For Kids

Twenty-two seniors in the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Metaproject03 created products that would fit in with Areaware’s (...)

Take A Secret Look Inside The Cocoon As A Caterpillar Transforms To A Butterfly

Using three dimensional X-ray imaging, we can now see the magical process of metamorphosis up close. Happy summer! The transformation (...)

Sometimes a Tea Kettle Is Just a Tea Kettle, But Sometimes It’s Also Hitler

There are no words. Recently, we learned about how to hide jokes in the background of TV shows, but of course sometimes jokes (...)

Architects Dream Up A “Hairy” Skyscraper That Produces Its Own Energy

Belatchew Arkitektur plans to turn a Stockholm landmark into a full-fledged urban wind farm. We write about architecture as (...)

PBS Calls Out Guilty Pleasure Purveyors With Fake Reality Show Campaign

A campaign promoting PBS presents fake versions of the kinds of shows that are popular with the competition and laments the state (...)

Help Repair The Rockaways By Playing This Game

While the spotlight has shifted elsewhere, the Rockaways area of New York still suffers from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. (...)

An Origami-Like Bowl That Expands When You Add Water

Two designers and a team of scientists have reinvented the ramen container for our sustainable century. Some late-night hunger (...)

Gillette’s New Campaign Asks, “How Does Superman Shave?”

With Clark Kent going from scruffy-to-shorn in the anticipated summer blockbuster Man of Steel, Gillette has assembled a team of (...)

Does Evil Lurk In The Heart Of Your Green Tea?

Like many healthy food options, new studies show that with green tea, you may not be getting exactly the benefits you think you’re (...)

A Fumble-Free Alarm App With A Brilliant Gestural UI

Heavy sleeper? This app, from Tiny Hearts, makes you shake your phone until you wake. Everyone has tricks for motivating themselves (...)

This House Is Built To Be Constantly Reclaimed By Nature

What’s better than a house in the country? A house being eaten by the country. An unused garage of a vacation home in (...)

Google now lets anyone turn their YouTube upload into a slow motion video

Google on Tuesday announced a minor feature addition that will likely take the online video world by storm: YouTube slow motion videos. (...)

Google+ for iOS updated with Auto Enhance for photos, related hashtags, interactive Google Offers, and more

Google on Tuesday updated its native Google+ app for iOS, with a big focus on photos. You can download the latest version now directly (...)

Israel-based Cortica raises $1.5M from Mail.Ru to fund its Image2Text visual search technology

Image and video technology startup Cortica has raised $1.5 million from the Mail.Ru group to help fund its Image2Text visual search (...)

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