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Google Taps Starchitects Thomas Heatherwick And Bjarke Ingels For New Headquarters

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2 mentions6 days ago
Google's Mountain View-based Googleplex is a whopping 3.1 million square feet—that's almost half the size of the Pentagon, and enough space for 53 football fields, side by side. But its architecture is uninspired, consisting of the anonymously functional buildings you’d see in any suburban commercial park. According to ...

For 11 Years, This Man Has Taken Photos Of Everything His Right Hand Touches

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2 mentions6 days ago
Cheese knives. Chinese yo-yos. Tools on a Swedish farm. For the past 11 years, artist Alberto Frigo has taken a photo of everything his right hand has touched. By 2040, when the project ends, Frigo believes he’ll have photographed a million different objects. Ultimately, they’ll assemble in a ...

Americans Think Geniuses Are Men: Inside Our Contradictory Attitudes On Brilliance

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4 mentions6 days ago
More people think Donald Trump is a genius than Bill Clinton. And 15% of people think that they are a genius themselves. Quick, picture a genius. Your reflexive image is probably a man with wild hair who works, isolated, in a cluttered room. An Einstein or a Beethoven ...

The Well of Being: An Extraordinary Children’s Book for Grownups about the Art of Living with Openhearted Immediacy

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1 mentions5 days ago
A lyrical invitation to awaken from the trance of the limiting stories we tell ourselves and just live. “This is the greatest damn thing about the universe,” Henry Miller wrote in his magnificent meditation on the meaning of existence, “that we can know so much, recognize so much,

Business + Innovation

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2 mentions6 days ago
We've partnered with Adobe to come up with a dynamic reading experience for iPhone and iPad. Let's start with a spoiler alert: The next issue of Fast Company's print magazine will feature a dramatic reinterpretation of Steve Jobs. Anchored by excerpts from a terrific new book, Becoming Steve ...

What A Sober 6 A.M. Rave Can Do For You

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2 mentions6 days ago
We go inside Daybreaker to see why throngs of young office dwellers are flocking to pre-dawn sober raves. There's no coffee at this rave, and it's a problem. "It's hard to get people to deliver in the sixes," says the woman behind the bar, referring to the 6 ...

Why The New .Green Domain Name Is An Idea Thankfully Past Its Time

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2 mentions6 days ago
Being green used to be progressive. Now it's a meaningless word used by companies that are insecure about their greenness. If you're considering a new website, there's a new domain name option to add to suffixes like .biz, .porn, .tattoo, .plumbing, and the rest. If your thing is ...

In Pursuit Of A Healthier Cupcake: A Startup Turns Fruit Peels Into A Junk-Food Ingredient

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2 mentions6 days ago
The plant-based ingredient can replace about 40% of the eggs and oil in a cupcake. So now you can binge away. Fruit peels and seeds usually end up in the trash. But a Mexican startup is beginning to transform this type of food waste into an ingredient they ...

Fast Company on Product Hunt

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2 mentions6 days ago
I'm like it when publishers move to an outside of the Newsstand experience. At least for me, Newsstand has always been on Page 2 of an Apple folder on my final home screen. The app is well designed and has a bunch of fun navigation gestures. Definitely check ...

The Most Detailed Map Of The World's Cropland Shows Where There's Room To Feed Everyone

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2 mentions6 days ago
To meet rising global food demand, we need to know where farm production has room to grow. If we don't start producing more food, we're going to run out in the future. With world population growing and climate change affecting crop yields, studies show a "calorie gap" of ...

Designers Imagine Creative Ways That Boston Can Live When It's Mostly Underwater

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3 mentions6 days ago
Many of the designs, from floating parks to hydrokinetic canals, invite water in rather than try to keep it away. As climate change raises sea levels, many cities face the near certainty of flooding in the future. Take Boston. By 2100, forecasts show water levels climbing by five ...

13 Striking Soviet Propaganda Posters You Can Hang On Your Wall

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2 mentions6 days ago
"Soon the Whole World Will Be Ours. Workers of All Countries, Unite!" After the Bolsheviks established the world’s first communist state during the Russian Revolution of 1917, its next goal, as dictated by the Communist Manifesto, was to extend its revolution around the world. Visual propaganda, especially in ...

Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World (And The Embarrassing U.S. Equivalent)

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2 mentions6 days ago
Eating at the school cafeteria could've been amazing—if you grew up almost anywhere but the U.S. For a fourth-grader in Italy, school lunch might include a caprese salad, local fish on a bed of arugula, pasta, and a baguette. A school cafeteria in France might serve steak, brie,

Slate's Panoply platform is serious about podcasts

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8 mentions6 days ago
Slate's Andy Bowers has worked on podcasts for nearly 10 years. It took that long for him to feel that the medium had established a foothold that could be used to launch something more ambitious than a few individual podcasts. "I think last summer was when we really ...

Fast Company on the App Store on iTunes

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2 mentions6 days ago
We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download the free app Fast Company by Mansueto Ventures LLC, get iTunes now. Introducing the complete Fast Company app: a new way to get caught up on the most interesting stories of the day, view magazine issues and ...

In The Smartwatch Battle Against Apple And Google, Pebble's Secret Weapon Is Color E-Ink

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2 mentions6 days ago
The Pebble Time is betting there's always going to be a subset of customers who don't want to charge their watches every night. Pebble has just announced their latest smartwatch, the Pebble Time, and after two hours, the next-gen e-ink smartwatch has already been fully funded on Kickstarter.

Facebook: Only 40% of the world has ever connected to the Internet

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5 mentions6 days ago
Only 40% of the world has ever connected to the Internet and the unconnected mostly live in developing nations, according to a new study published Monday by Facebook-led Internet.org. The study, which outlines the state of global Internet connectivity, also found that 37.9% of Earth's population uses the ...

Dreams do come true: 'DuckTales' is returning to TV in 2017

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7 mentions6 days ago
See also: The 'DuckTales' Theme Song, Improved With Real Ducks Disney Channel on Wednesday announced their plans to resurrect DuckTales, the beloved cartoon about Scrooge McDuck and his trio of grandnephews that originally aired back in the late '80s and early '90s. Characters Scrooge, Donald Duck and rambunctious ...

Rebecca Minkoff's Store Of The Future Will Blow Your Mind

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2 mentions6 days ago
How do we know? Because you touched the magic mirror in Rebecca Minkoff's fashion-and-tech forward store, and left a trail of valuable data. "You don't need to leave half naked," says Uri Minkoff, CEO of his sister Rebecca's eponymous fashion brand, while demonstrating the high-tech, touchable mirrors in ...

The Creator's Code: What 200 CEOs Can Teach You About Entrepreneurial Success

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1 mentions6 days ago
From SpaceX to Spanx, a new book distills the wisdom of top CEOs and companies. In business publishing, much of the material aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs and ambitious creatives is of dubious merit. Sure, charismatic "thought leaders" can give a great pep talk, but do they actually impart ...

Sea levels in Northeast jumped 5 inches in just 2 years, study finds

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12 mentions6 days ago
Sea levels in northeastern North America jumped by more than five inches in a two-year period between 2009 to 2010, a rate unprecedented in the history of tide gauge records, a new study found. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, found that the temporary acceleration ...

A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World's First Vertical Farms

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4 mentions6 days ago
A unique conveyer belt design allows the three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable, providing jobs and fresh produce to the Jackson community. Jackson, Wyoming, is an unlikely place for urban farming: At an altitude over a mile high, with snow that can last until May, the growing ...

See How The World Can Live Well And Still Deal With Climate Change

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1 mentions6 days ago
Use this fun tool to tweak the future and save the planet (or see how hard that will be to actually do). It's easy to be pessimistic about climate change, because carbon emissions continue to rise and millions of people aspire to lifestyles that are likely to make ...

NASA Television

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11 mentions6 days ago
The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the earth which are enclosed in a pressurized ...

This (N)SFW Version Of "Power Rangers" Will Destroy Your Mind, Childhood, Productivity

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1 mentions6 days ago
Director Joseph Kahn has dragged the '90s franchise into a dark, dark place. That's a very good thing. You know that kitschy Power Rangers series you knew as a kid? Yeah, that will never be the same. And you have director Joseph Kahn to thank for it. Kahn,

Enter The 2015 Innovation By Design Awards

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1 mentions6 days ago
I’m pleased to announce that we are now accepting entries to the fourth annual Innovation by Design Awards. Innovation by Design honors the best examples of design and business working in concert. Finalists appear on Co.Design, and winners are announced in the October 2015 issue of Fast Company ...

Fox News Should Thank MoJo for O’Reilly Story

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6 mentions6 days ago
It’s basically the best gift Fox News could ever ask for — fodder for the fight against the liberal media. Last week, when Mother Jones published an article casting doubt on Bill O'Reilly's boasts of covering the Falklands War and other active conflict zones, the magazine positioned the ...

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2015 of Kickstarter

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2 mentions6 days ago
From the Coolest Cooler to the return of Reading Rainbow, the burgeoning businesses midwifed by Kickstarter. For bringing back virtual reality. When Facebook acquired Oculus VR in March 2014 for $2 billion, onlookers were flabbergasted. No one expected that the company, which began life as a summer 2012 ...

Dramatic house explosion in New Jersey captured on police dashcam

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3 mentions6 days ago
A police dashcam has captured the moment a house exploded in New Jersey, injuring fifteen people. See also: Dashcams can reveal so much, but they rarely lure U.S. drivers The blast, which was thought to have been caused by a ruptured gas main, happened 90 minutes after police ...

How To Break Your Sleep Procrastination Habit

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1 mentions6 days ago
Can't seem to drag yourself off to bed? Here's how to stop pushing your bedtime back. Just as we procrastinate when it comes to work, exercise, or other activities, we are probably also procrastinating when it’s time to go to bed. A June 2014 study published by researchers ...

Business + Innovation

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1 mentions6 days ago
Why Facebook holds the first-place title for the second year and what the rest of the best companies offer well beyond making copies. You won’t see interns at any of these 25 companies fetching coffee, doing data entry, or providing mind-numbing support work. The top internship programs in ...

6 myths about data-driven design

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9 mentions6 days ago
There is a lot of buzz about data-driven design, but very little agreement about what data-driven design really means. Even deciding how to define data is difficult for teams with spotty access to data within their organizations, uneven understanding, and little shared language. For any site or app,

Intimate Photos Of Frank Lloyd Wright At Work

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2 mentions6 days ago
Frank Lloyd Wright's photographer spent 20 years shooting the architect at home and at work. When Pedro Guerrero showed up at Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona school Taliesin West in 1939 armed with a portfolio of student photographs that largely depicted nude women at the beach, the famed architect ...

This Sleek Sleep-Sensing Orb Promises A Good Night's Rest

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1 mentions6 days ago
Sense, a new sleep-monitoring orb, enters the crowded field of sleep aids. Is it any smarter than the rest? "People should value sleep as much, and take it as seriously, as the things we do throughout the day, like eating and drinking," says Hello CEO James Proud. "Sleep ...

Massachusetts man turns misery into profit by selling his excess snow

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2 mentions6 days ago
A Massachusetts man is doing his part to clear the record-setting amounts of snow currently blanketing the ground. Boston has suffered 99.9 inches of snow, just 7.7 inches away from the all-time record of 107.6 inches set in 1995-1996. He's not using it to reclaim a parking spot ...

Mary Poppins, practically heavy metal in every way

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2 mentions6 days ago
While the sound of it might be something quite atrocious, if you thrash it loud enough you'll always sound precocious. That seems to be the mantra of YouTube video remixer Andy Rehfeldt, who has created a heavy metal cover of the Mary Poppins classic Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious full of guitar ...

Denmark moves one step closer to banning bestiality

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3 mentions6 days ago
Denmark, which is battling underground animal sex tourism, moved a step closer to banning bestiality on Tuesday. The parliament held the first reading of a proposal that would ban the practice. The proposal was first introduced last October. “An animal by its very nature cannot say no. An ...

Fast Company on the App Store on iTunes

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1 mentions6 days ago
We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download the free app Fast Company by Mansueto Ventures LLC, get iTunes now. Introducing the complete Fast Company app: a new way to get caught up on the most interesting stories of the day, view magazine issues and ...

'Physical cookie' could help malls fight back against Amazon

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9 mentions6 days ago
Is this plastic device the silver bullet that malls are looking for? Last fall, a mall in Helsinki offered shoppers targeted deals if they agreed to tote a key fob with them. Some 14,000 customers tried out the plastic RFID device, which is called a "Physical Cookie." Shoppers ...

Jiminy Cricket, it's a perfectly symmetrical Wes Anderson supercut

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3 mentions6 days ago
What's red and yellow and symmetrical all over? Why, a Wes Anderson film, of course. Anderson paints movie screens with a palette of colors that transforms each shot into a work of art. At the Oscars, his eye for composition and aesthetics was rewarded; The Grand Budapest Hotel ...

What it's really like to run an 'Amazing Race' obstacle course

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2 mentions6 days ago
SOMEWHERE NORTH OF LOS ANGELES — The night before I was to report to the top-secret start line for CBS's Amazing Race, I went to Old Navy to buy something sporty to wear. I had been warned that during my visit to the location, the press would be ...

Watch the 'Parks and Rec' cast sing 'Bye, Bye Li'l Sebastian' [VIDEO]

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April Ludgate and Jerry/Garry/Larry/Terry Gergich just ended their Parks and Recreation runs on an unexpectedly high note. Following Tuesday night's emotional Parks and Recreation series finale, the cast bid farewell on Late Night with Seth Meyers and treated the audience to a live rendition of "Bye, Bye Li'l ...

'Healthy masculinity training' asks what it means to be a man of strength

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3 mentions6 days ago
No PowerPoints; no lectures. Only storytelling and conversation. That was the underlying mantra of the Healthy Masculinity Training Institute, which took place in New York City Feb. 18-20 through the organization Men Can Stop Rape. Participants of the three-day conference discussed sexual violence, rape culture and how to ...

Before the FCC votes on net neutrality, there's a video you need to watch

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5 mentions6 days ago
Net neutrality is equal parts boring and confusing, with a garnish of ideology. It can be tough to know who to trust in this debate. Billion-dollar companies are lined up on both sides of the issue (in reality, it's the giant broadband companies versus everyone else), along with ...

How Small Bitcoin Miners Lose on the Crypto-Currency Boom-Bust Cycle

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3 mentions6 days ago
The search for riches in the ground has motivated some of history’s most extravagant endeavors. It has inspired explorers, enslaved populations, and put opera houses in dusty mountain towns. But when the boom ends, the miners themselves have often been left in the lurch. They handle the raw ...

4 Wesleyan students arrested after Molly overdoses

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Three of four Wesleyan University students are due in court Wednesday on drug charges related to about a dozen hospitalizations among people who took a party drug known as Molly. Eric Lonergan, of Rio de Janeiro; Zachary Kramer, of Bethesda, Maryland; and Rama Agha Al ...

With $3M In Funding, Airtable Makes Complex Databases Usable On Your Mobile Phone

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A startup called Airtable wants to make data more accessible on mobile devices, by combining the ease-of-use of spreadsheets with the power of relational databases. It’s raised $3 million to pursue that goal and get its application more widely distributed. Airtable was designed to take everything that we’ve ...

Is The Junk-Food Era Drawing To A Close?

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6 mentions6 days ago
Not long ago, the great processed-food companies like Kraft and Kellogg's towered over the US food landscape like the high hat that adorned the head of Chef Boyardee, the iconic canned-spaghetti magnate whose empire is now owned by ConAgra. But now, Big Food has fallen on hard times.

How to add social proof to your website

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5 mentions6 days ago
Social Proof is the 'new marketing', the art of creating positive influence around your brand using our natural reliance on others for cues that guide our own behavior. While the term 'social proof' is relatively new, the concept isn’t. In fact it helped build Sylvan Goldman a $400 ...
 

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