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The Key Difference Between Decisive And Indecisive People

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 2:18 PM

In relation to yesterday's post about focus being a more important asset than knowledge, Wesleyan University has released a study looking to understand how some people are more decisive than others.

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An iPhone Obsession At Three Years Old

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 1:26 PM

Writing on the Apple Blog, Patrick Hunt talks about his 3-year-old daughter's obsession with her iPhone. He loaded his older model phone with educational games, hoping it would be a beneficial way to keep her occupied. And although the gadget is engaging her, and helping her learn, Hunt worries that...

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Roadify: Community-Powered Service Helps Users Find Parking

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2010 | 1:15 PM

Operating out of Park Slope, Brooklyn, Roadify is an experiment in developing user-powered systems for making public transportation and parking better. The mobile-based platform prompts users to text in the short code 'GIVE' to the service whenever they leave a parking spot, and users looking for a spot can text...

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The Influence of Fashion Bloggers on Retail

(1) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 4:22 PM

[This post originally appeared on contributed by Laura Feinstein]

The Influence Of Fashion Bloggers On Retail

In a recent refinery29 article, the author tackles the subject of how internet visibility can actually drive demand for a...

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Emerging Theme: Pressure Management

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 3:57 PM

[This post originally appeared on contributed by Kyle Studstill]

Emerging Theme- Pressure Management

Last month PSFK was able to speak with Dr. Jay Parkinson of Hello Health. After a discussion about...

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Article Of The Future: Scientific Research Meets The Web

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2010 | 10:58 AM

[This post originally appeared on]

Scientific journal Cell has undergone a design change to add a dynamic element to their research articles. Taking a page from web page information architecture, Cell has adopted a new layout that makes navigation easier, and forgoes the staid look of traditional...

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Japanese Hammock Cafe

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2010 | 10:55 AM

[This post originally appeared on]

Nick Currie points us to a rather interesting cafe concept. Mahika Mano is located in the Kichijoji area near Tokyo, and features hammocks in place of traditional seating.

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Lady Gaga Named Creative Director at Polaroid

(9) Comments | Posted January 7, 2010 | 2:56 PM

Polaroid announced a strategic partnership with Lady Gaga, naming her their Creative Director of specialty products. The multi-year union of the iconic brand with one of today's fastest rising and fashion forward stars seemed like a good move for Polaroid, noting what a close relationship Lady Gaga...

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Fauxvism: Landscape Paintings From Video Games

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2010 | 1:53 PM

Fauxvism- Landscape Paintings From Video Games

Artist James Barnett has created a series of well-executed "fauxvist" oil paintings (from the French fauvist) that look like something you might encounter in any...

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Hyper-Efficient Refrigerator Uses Less Electricity than a Light Bulb

(7) Comments | Posted September 1, 2009 | 1:22 PM

In a striking example of ingenuity, Australian inventor Tom Chalko has converted a deep freezer into an incredibly efficient refrigerator.

Most fridges waste at least 30 kwh of energy a month -- this usually occurs when the door is opened. Cold air trapped inside is heavier, and falls to the...

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American Apparel To Sell Bag-O-Scraps (Waste as Product)

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2009 | 2:22 PM

This article was written by Laura Feinstein, and originally appeared on PSFK.

You've got to hand it to American Apparel- they're always finding new ways to make tired cotton and spandex duds into something exciting and marketable. In perhaps it's more extreme permutation, American Apparel will now be...

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Mark Pesce: The Dangerous Power of Sharing (Power)

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2009 | 10:44 AM

Futurist Mark Pesce gave a fascinating speech at the Personal Democracy Forum last month. He explained how two different kinds of power structures, autopoietic (self-generating), and hierarchical will be increasingly coming into conflict because of their radically contrasting operating procedures. Using the recent battle between...

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Urban Mini Golf Opens In Brooklyn Vacant Lot

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2009 | 6:07 PM

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An urban mini-golf course will be opening up in Brooklyn this summer, starting on June 6th. "The Putting Lot" will be installed inside a formerly trash-filled vacant lot within the transitional neighborhood of Bushwick. Each of the nine holes of the course are...

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Stress Busting Parisian Cafes Offer Massage as a Side Order

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2009 | 5:32 PM

We've noticed an interesting new kind of cafe culture happening in Paris. There is a spirit of health and wellness that's permeating new cafes which are more about deep relaxation and healthy eating than smoking, drinking and coffee. Organic food is the standard at these establishments, and to add to...

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Poster Boy & Aakash Nihalani Remix the MoMA Collection

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2009 | 10:47 AM

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Yesterday morning, on the way to the office, we noticed something was pleasantly different about the Museum of Modern Art's temporary display inside the Atlantic Avenue subway station. It seems (from the looks of the artwork) that Poster...

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A New Way to Pay Online Content Creators

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2009 | 3:21 PM

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Kachingle is a new service that looks like it could bridge the gap between scattered micropayments and free content. Many old media pundits have been suggesting micropayments as a solution to monetizing dying newspapers and other online content,...

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