fastcompany:

This Pop-Up Ring Box Will Seal The Deal On Your Engagement

fastcompany:

This Pop-Up Ring Box Will Seal The Deal On Your Engagement

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Quote Of The Week

fastcompany:

Quote Of The Week

When you’re just starting to learn something new, the errors that you experience are helping you learn faster.

We have tried using the Windows Phone OS. But it has been difficult to persuade consumers to buy a Windows phone. It wasn’t profitable for us. We were losing money for two years on those phones. So for now we’ve decided to put any releases of new Windows phones on hold.
Richard Yu, head of Huawei’s consumer business group, in an interview with WSJ. Worth noting that his comments on Windows Phone are still slightly better than those about Tizen, which has says has “no chance to be successful.” (via parislemon)

zadyblog:

The World According to Cotton
History has been written on the blank face of cotton: a white, fluffy, endlessly malleable material that is the base for everything from seersucker suits to luxury sheets. Cotton has caused and funded wars, led to economic expansion and collapse, enriched landowners and enslaved the rest. However, we’re not here to talk about cotton’s rich history, as interesting and crucial as it is. We are here to detail cotton’s role in your wardrobe. Did you know… 68 percent of women’s clothing contains cotton, and 85 percent of men’s clothing as well? U.S. textile manufacturers move 3.8 billion tons of cotton, and just over half of that goes into apparel alone. (more)

zadyblog:

The World According to Cotton

History has been written on the blank face of cotton: a white, fluffy, endlessly malleable material that is the base for everything from seersucker suits to luxury sheets. Cotton has caused and funded wars, led to economic expansion and collapse, enriched landowners and enslaved the rest. However, we’re not here to talk about cotton’s rich history, as interesting and crucial as it is. We are here to detail cotton’s role in your wardrobe. Did you know… 68 percent of women’s clothing contains cotton, and 85 percent of men’s clothing as well? U.S. textile manufacturers move 3.8 billion tons of cotton, and just over half of that goes into apparel alone. (more)

fastcompany:

Can cities reduce traffic congestion and emissions with a private transit network?
The best way to describe JPods, a new form of public transit soon to be tested in New Jersey, is “something out of the Jetsons.” At least that’s how one city official described the solar-powered pods, which are a combination of light rail and self-driving car suspended above roads. Imagine something like a ski lift running above our existing streets and you’re getting close to the right mental image.
But there’s one sticking point: The JPods are a private transit system. Will investors be willing to fund a network of pods that compete with light rail, buses, subways, and other current public transit options? And if the capital was there, would municipal governments let this happen?
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fastcompany:

Can cities reduce traffic congestion and emissions with a private transit network?

The best way to describe JPods, a new form of public transit soon to be tested in New Jersey, is “something out of the Jetsons.” At least that’s how one city official described the solar-powered pods, which are a combination of light rail and self-driving car suspended above roads. Imagine something like a ski lift running above our existing streets and you’re getting close to the right mental image.

But there’s one sticking point: The JPods are a private transit system. Will investors be willing to fund a network of pods that compete with light rail, buses, subways, and other current public transit options? And if the capital was there, would municipal governments let this happen?

Read More>

fastcompany:

Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are two very different, and successful marketers. Here, a look at how each coffee powerhouse built and evolved its brand.
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fastcompany:

Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are two very different, and successful marketers. Here, a look at how each coffee powerhouse built and evolved its brand.

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According to Nathan Han, a 15-year-old from Boston, his program has an 81% accuracy rate in identifying cancer-causing mutations, while existing algorithms have an accuracy rate of about 40%.

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A Look Inside The Most Insane College Gyms

Every time you see or hear an ad, an artist gets paid