LEGO Calendar to Sync with iCal and Google

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This is one of those “shut-up-and-take-my-money” moments. This LEGO calendar can sync with iCal and Google Calendar! Can you imagine this in an office? #EPIC! The London-based product design and invention studio Special Projects needed a better way to organize and schedule their team. So being an awesome product design and invention studio, they made their own. And here it is: ... Continue Reading

SproutMark — Asking the Right Questions

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Communication is key in any organization and with any kind of team. One of the greatest assets of working in a team environment is the ability to look out for each other's blind spots or approach problems from multiple points of view. Feedback is key and is usually the catalyst for positive improvement. So how can you accelerate this dynamic? How can you mindfully inquire feedback and introspection of your team or ministry? There's an app for that. ... Continue Reading

Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success [Diagram]

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After seeing what happens to my brain on coffee, it's made me rethink my daily dose of morning and afternoon espresso. I can say that after going almost a full month without regular intakes of coffee has been a curious journey. To summarize my experience, I would say that I am not entirely comfortable with caffeine's effect on my mind and body. And after reading Dr. Travis Bradberry's post on LinkedIn, Caffeine: The Silent Killer of Success, I am even more skittish about returning to this ... Continue Reading

Find Out If You Are a Smartphone Addict (And Stop)

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Have you ever missed-out on cherishing a moment in your life because you were trying to capture a moment to cherish for the rest of your life? Or how about engaging in social media on your smartphone while at the playground with your kids, instead of engaging with your kids on the playground? I don't mean to cast any kind of guilt or shame—I am as guilty as anyone else—but the first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have one, and that's exactly what this mobile app does: ... Continue Reading

Photoshop Reimagined [Images]

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[A slightly humorous and a partially real open letter to Adobe from me.] Dear Adobe, Please hire Aurélien SALOMO to redesign Photoshop. His redesign is so good, it inspires me to create awesome things and care about good design. Let me show you why: ... Continue Reading

Create Visual Design Collections with Dropmark

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In short, it's kind of like a private Pinterest. But so much more than that. Dropmark is an awesome place to put “all your stuff in one simple, visual, private place.” It's a wonderful solution for creatives and designers who want to organize inspiration or project collaboration. Organize your links, files—and even notes—into nifty visual collections. ... Continue Reading

A Quick Tip to Get Things Done: Focus

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This is probably the quickest, shortest tip in getting things done that you'll ever read. Keep in mind, this is about getting things done on your computer. Several weeks ago, I was messing around with my App Dock. Now, before all you Windows users stop reading, let me tell you that I used to do the same thing with my Windows Taskbar. I would try it on the sides, the bottom (where it usually is) and the top. When I was a Windows users, I usually liked it at the top. Weird, I know. After having ... Continue Reading

Are Nonprofits Taking Tech Seriously Enough? [Infographic]

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Technology has radically changed the nonprofit world. Never before has it been as easy as it is today to find, connect, and give to charities and causes. Philanthropy and technology are working together to change the world for the better. And now with the boom of the mobile web, crowdfunding, and the high-speed Internet, it's more important for nonprofit organizations to make sure they're not missing their piece of the charity pie. Let's take a closer look at some of the key points in this ... Continue Reading

Diggin’ in the Carts: A Video Game Music Documentary

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I've never thought about it much until now. The influence that Japanese video game music has had on our culture is certainly underestimated. Just think of the hours and hours that gamers have listened to in the course of their life! In fact, in the documentary Diggin' in the Carts, they argue that video game music is Japan's number one exported art in the world. I'd have a hard time arguing that point. ... Continue Reading

Death in the Digital Age [Infographic]

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What's going to happen to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media account once you die? With the social media market consisting mostly of those under the 'dying of old age' age, there hasn't been anything seriously done about the matter. But as everyone gets older and older, this is a bridge that we need to cross sooner rather than later. The infographic below survey's 'death in a digital age' and highlights some really interesting stats: ... Continue Reading