5 Types of People You’ll Meet at IKEA

IKEA is incredibly intimidating. If you’ve ever gotten lost in a supermarket as a toddler, you’ll know what this feels like. The first thing you will try to do is find your mom’s hand. However, once you realize that you’re alone, panic will begin to set in. Today we’re going to give you a run down of the 5 types of people you’ll more than likely cross paths with while you’re lost and wandering around this hell hole for several hours.

What Matters Most

Seth Godin’s “What Matters Now.”, in which Mr. Godin asked 70 people, to pick one word that readers should think about in 2010. They were given a page to explain why their word was important. The end result is an eclectic mix of topics ranging from “Passion” and “Compassion” to “Atoms,” “Open Source DNA,” “Slow Capital,” “Sleep,” and “Poker.” It’s a fun read. Be sure to block 10 to 15 minutes between meetings to peruse the 82 pages.

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The Decade in Online Video, Part 1: The Early Years

From the tragedy of 9/11 to the groundbreaking election of Barack Obama as the first black president of the United States, the first decade of the 21st century had its fair share of memorable moments. However, what really set these years apart from decades before is how these moments and others were being shared digitally. Armed with cell phones, cameras and camcorders, ordinary people all around the world were shooting photos and videos and sharing them online. First on Flickr, then on YouTube.
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The Decade in Online Video, Part 2: Time to Upload

In light of a decade coming to an end that brought us everything from BitTorrent to YouTube, we made an exception and chronicled the development of online video over the last 10 years.

We’ve summarized the years from 2000 to 2004 here, from the dotcom bust to the birth of user-generated content. This post will focus on the second half of the decade, starting in 2005. Once again, we’ll concentrate on a few major events and trends in an effort to make the history of online video bloggable.
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The Rudiments of Typography

One of the most rudimentary elements of web and graphics design is choosing the perfect font. Something as simple as picking the right type can separate a professional from an amateur.
So before YouTube completely takes over the world wide web and all content becomes restricted to videos and podcasts, let’s admire the humble art of type.
The following guide should help you understand the very basics of typography and its application to your virtual script.

To Serif or Sans-Serif, That is The Question

If you’ve ever had trouble choosing between the time-honored and the modern, you’ve come to the right place. Even though a web developer has a limited number of font choices to choose from, ill-thought font selections often cancel out all the hard work that goes into a site’s design.
The following tutorial guides you through the various font-choices available, anti-aliasing, and some general type-related tips that, I can assure, you’ll consider in your next web project. If you’re a complete virgin to typography, I suggest you flick through this one before continuing on.
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The brain: A roadmap to the mind

Decades of study and up-to-date brain imaging techniques have shed light on the workings of your body’s most mysterious organ. The brain’s complex interactions cannot be charted as precisely as, say, the interstate highway system – but clicking on the buttons below should give you a better idea of the lay of the land inside your head. Here…
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