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California's vineyard workers already faced long hours, low pay, and harsh conditions. Then came Trump's immigration crackdown.
Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. It’s Sunday night of Labor Day weekend, but any barbecues died down hours ago, and the rural…
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14 days ago
5 best practices for effectively pairing fonts - InVision Blog
5 best practices for effectively pairing fonts - InVision Blog
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17 days ago
Battle for Napa Valley’s future: Proposed curb on vineyards divides county
Fifty years ago Monday, Napa County passed an ordinance that has defined the course of its history and, one could argue, determined the history of California…
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23 days ago
I’ve Been Reporting on MS-13 for a Year. Here Are the 5 Things Trump Gets Most Wrong. — ProPublica
The Trump Administration The 45th President and His Administration Zero Tolerance Trump’s Immigration Policy at the Border There’s one thing everyone can agree…
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23 days ago
» Doing Windows, Part 1: MS-DOS and Its Discontents The Digital Antiquarian
Has any successful piece of software ever deserved its success less than the benighted, unloved exercise in minimalism that was MS-DOS? The program that started…
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23 days ago
The Death of a Once Great City | Harper's Magazine
N ew York has been my home for more than forty years, from the year after the city’s supposed nadir in 1975, when it nearly went bankrupt. I have seen all the…
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28 days ago
Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist
For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a…
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4 weeks ago
The West can learn from Southeast Asia’s transgender heritage – Sharyn Graham Davies | Aeon Essays
Transgender issues seem particularly modern in the West. Perhaps this is because of how highly structured Western societies are: every form that needs filling…
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5 weeks ago
The Critically Important Role of Product Teams in Strategy, Innovation & Org Structure
How Structuring Adaptable & Integrated Product Teams Generates Success In Organizations Large & Small. Teams are awesome, but almost all of them need a little…
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5 weeks ago
What It’s Like to Trip on the Most Potent Magic Mushroom
Images Etc Ltd / Getty Paul Stamets, a mycologist I had come to visit in Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula to go mushroom hunting, had a gift he wanted to…
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6 weeks ago
The missing link between Design Thinking/Lean Startup and Agile - Board of Innovation
My colleague Lucas recently detailed the major differences between Design Thinking and Lean Startup and how to know exactly when to shift from one to the other…
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6 weeks ago
A Framework of Questions for Jobs to be Done Interviews
Mike Boysen I bring precision to the fuzzy front-end of innovation, taking the theory of Jobs-to-be-Done and putting it into practice using Outcome-driven…
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8 weeks ago
Baseball’s Three True Outcomes Are Continuing Their Takeover in 2018
Getty Images/Ringer illustration In the closing days of spring training, the Yankees and Orioles used Aaron Judge and Chris Davis, respectively, as leadoff…
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8 weeks ago
Wine and wildfires: how West Coast winemakers are adapting to climate change - The Verge
It isn’t obvious, standing by the stainless steel tanks where wines are supposed to ferment, that Tom Eddy’s winery was at the epicenter of the Tubbs Fire,…
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9 weeks ago
Reframing Your Impact as a Design Lead – Shopify UX
Elyse Viotto Design lead at Shopify. I help my team ship things. Sometimes I write, but more often I sketch. I’m an aspiring calligrapher too. Apr 19 How to…
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12 weeks ago
Should We Speak to Little Boys as We Do Little Dogs? - The New York Times
James Yang After a long car trip we consider it natural for a puppy to “grumblebark,” run in circles, maybe even nip a bit. We don’t get mad at him for needing…
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april 2018
Peering into the meditating mind
In late 1971, Navy veteran Stephen Islas returned from Vietnam, but the war continued to rage in his head. “I came very close to committing suicide when I came…
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april 2018
Your Guide To The 2018 American League
It’s opening week in the major leagues, and that means it’s time to catch up on what’s been happening in baseball over this very odd offseason — and time to…
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march 2018
Reflections on The IA Summit 2018 – Greenonions
On a lighter note, I **loved** the this year. And I have some highlights...
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march 2018
VR headsets have become the new arthouse—the best of SXSW’s fantastic VR festival
Meow Wolf: The Atrium For a refresher on the weirdness of artist collective Meow Wolf, here's an excerpt from Ars' Annalee Newitz about her visit to the group's…
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march 2018
The Two UX Gulfs: Evaluation and Execution
Last week, I bought a great new Bluetooth headset — then, sadly, proceeded to spend over an hour on a frustrating quest to connect it to my computer. Despite…
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march 2018
The Tech Industry’s Psychological War on Kids – Richard Freed – Medium
How psychology — a discipline that we associate with healing — is being used as a weapon against children Donald lain Smith/Blend Images/Getty Images “ W e…
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march 2018
What Happens When Data Scientists and Designers Work Together
crosailes/Getty Images Rise Science came to IDEO with a challenge. The young startup had built a robust data platform for college and professional athletes to…
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march 2018
What Is the Perfect Color Worth?
L ast spring, a dozen people filtered into a sunny, whitewashed conference room on the seventh floor of the Royal College of Art, overlooking London’s Hyde…
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march 2018
7 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about Accessibility
Accessibility enables people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, interact with, and contribute to the web. Imagine a world where developers…
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march 2018
How to Develop a Mind That Clings to Nothing : zen habits
It’s said that one of the great patriarchs of the Zen tradition, Hui Neng, was enlightened upon hearing a single verse of the Diamond Sutra (one of the key…
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february 2018
Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity
At right, from the top, David Pecker, the chairman of American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer; Karen McDougal, a former Playmate of the…
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february 2018
Teaching kids about money ~ Get Rich Slowly
New here? You may want updates via email or RSS feed . Thanks for visiting! A few years ago, I polled my Twitter followers to ask: “ What did your parents teach…
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february 2018
Everything Easy is Hard Again
This talk was given on October 12, 2017 at Mirror Conf in Braga, Portugal, and again on February 9, 2018 at the Awwwards Conference in Berlin. This past summer,…
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february 2018
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february 2018
Analysis: Can the 2018 Mariners’ bullpen reach the expectations of general manger Jerry Dipoto?
Mariners skipper Scott Servais has a handshake for Edwin Diaz who earned the save Friday night against Toronto. The Toronto Blue Jays played the Seattle…
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february 2018
LRB · Amia Srinivasan · The Sucker, the Sucker!: What’s it like to be an octopus?
Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey-Smith Collins, 255 pp, £20.00, March 2017, ISBN 978 0 00 822627 5 The Soul of an…
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february 2018
Q&A Nils Frahm On Finding Time To Create
Q&A Nils Frahm On Finding Time To Create Jan 31, 2018 (Photo Credit: Alex Schneider) The acclaimed composer discusses his new album and why he doesn’t fall…
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february 2018
Inside Silver Oak's New, State-of-the-Art Winery, Alexander Valley
For many red wine lovers, Silver Oak has become synonymous with luxuriant bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon over the last 45 years. These food-friendly, dynamic…
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january 2018
Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So why can’t you put it down?
I n the winter of 1906, the year San Francisco was destroyed by an earthquake and SOS became the international distress signal, Britain's Punch magazine…
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january 2018
The Real Future of Work
Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it. January/February 2018 |…
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january 2018
A Guide to Making This Your Best Year Ever : zen habits
Happy New Year my friends! It’s that time of year when we start afresh, with a blank slate, and think about the possibilities that the new year holds for us. I…
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january 2018
The Year in Visual and Interactive Storytelling
H urricanes. Hate Crimes. President Trump. If 2017 seemed busier than most, that’s because it was. ProPublica published more stories and broke more news than…
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december 2017
Our best stories of 2017, from MIT Technology Review
We asked each of our staff to suggest the best story they had written or edited in 2017—the most important, most interesting, or best executed. Here are their…
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december 2017
The best books in tech, according to MIT Technology Review
Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech By Samantha Walravens and Heather Cabot Through personal stories, Cabot and Walravens shine a light on…
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december 2017
André Staltz - A plan to rescue the Web from the Internet
A plan to rescue the Web from the Internet 18 Dec 2017 My previous article, The Web began dying in 2014, here’s how , raised much more awareness than I thought…
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december 2017
Lookout Landing’s 2018 Mariners Offseason Plan, Part I: Starting Pitching
With the World Series wrapped up and free agency kicking off, the 2018 off-season is officially underway. There’s something special about the off-season for…
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november 2017
Modern Media Is a DoS Attack on Your Free Will - Issue 52: The Hive - Nautilus
I t’s not that James Williams, a doctoral candidate at the Oxford Internet Institute’s Digital Ethics Lab (motto: “Every Bit as Good”), had a “God, what I have…
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november 2017
There's a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It
Yesterday I appeared on a panel about digital publishers who are ‘pivoting to video’. I’ve written about this before. But in case you’re new to it, there have…
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november 2017
Do Facebook and Google have control of their algorithms anymore? A sobering assessment and a warning
If you searched Google immediately after the recent mass shooting in Texas for information on the gunman, you would have seen what Justin Hendrix, the head of…
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november 2017
Oliver Sacks on the Three Essential Elements of Creativity
“And don’t ever imitate anybody,” Hemingway cautioned in his advice to aspiring writers . But in this particular sentiment, the otherwise insightful Nobel…
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november 2017
One Year After India Killed Off Cash, Here’s What Other Countries Should Learn from It
Mint/Getty Images Almost a year ago, the Indian government rolled out an unprecedented policy move. Arguably, it was a time when the country was poised for…
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november 2017
Inside Design: Clearleft
In 2004, Andy Budd wrote a book about CSS that wound up outselling Harry Potter for a week. He was a well known front-end developer who’d already been doing UX…
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november 2017
Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web - Neustadt.fr
02 novembre 2017 — Parimal Satyal We're quietly replacing an open web that connects and empowers with one that restricts and commoditizes people. We need to…
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november 2017
How to Be a C.E.O., From a Decade’s Worth of Them
It started with a simple idea: What if I sat down with chief executives, and never asked them about their companies? The notion occurred to me roughly a decade…
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october 2017
Why Burial’s Untrue Is the Most Important Electronic Album of the Century So Far | Pitchfork
Why Burial’s Untrue Is the Most Important Electronic Album of the Century So Far Delving into the politics, emotion, and musical history behind the disquieting…
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october 2017
UX for Lizard Brains
Illustration by Dougal MacPherson Even though we humans might be using advanced technology with voice recognition and backlit touch-screen displays, we still…
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october 2017
Spotify’s Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new music
The science behind personalized music recommendations This Monday — just like every Monday— over 100 million Spotify users found a fresh new playlist waiting…
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october 2017
The Man Who Forgot He Was a Rap Legend
He was nervous. He hadn’t been onstage since the accident. Here he was, 34 years old, a veteran performer, but he felt like an anxious teenager, picking up a…
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october 2017
The State of Digital Design: 2017 Edition
We partnered with The Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA) to bring together some of the best minds in the digital space to get their insight into the current…
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october 2017
The Mariners’ stars fell from the sky this year, but the floor collapsed too
Sometimes the creative process for writing on baseball involves watching the Mariners play baseball. Is Ben Gamel really exclusively hitting fastballs? Ha ha…
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september 2017
From Research Goals to Usability-Testing Scenarios: A 7-Step Method
For some usability studies, there may be an obvious and limited set of interface elements that should be tested. In many cases, however, the system is complex,…
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september 2017
A truly graphic adventure: the 25-year rise and fall of a beloved genre
A lifeline across the Atlantic While the genre was hemorrhaging in the United States, across the Atlantic adventure games continued to thrive. In the first half…
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september 2017
Making the Call: Keeping Score in Baseball’s Toughest Market, Part 1 | The Hardball Times
Bill Shannon literally wrote the book on scorekeeping in the majors. (via Scott Orgera) Although it takes a significant number of people to stage the grand…
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september 2017
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