I’ve tried my fair share of adjacent mental health and wellness apps. First, there were Calm and Headspace, the obvious contenders. Next was Fabulous, which aims to help you build better habits, then Thought Journal, which prompts you to jot down your thoughts and feelings at a specific time each day. For two weeks of…

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Some things have no business being combined. Until today, I would have put lip gloss and BBQ sauce in that category, but here we are. Applebee’s has teamed up with cosmetics brand Winky Lux to create four lip glosses inspired by the restaurant’s popular wing flavors. For $18 a pop, you can now choose between…

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Since NASA unveiled the startling images from the James Webb Space Telescope last week, so-called space rocks have been transformed into mouse pads, bumper stickers, canvas shoes and, now, puzzles. But this is not your typical puzzle. The Cosmic Cliffs Infinite Galaxy puzzle counts 264 sharp pieces that can be reconfigured in infinite ways. Created…

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Squarespace has made a name for itself helping people build their own websites. Now, almost 20 years after its launch, it’s unlocking the template that made it famous, giving users unprecedented control over the entire screen. [Image: Squarespace] The company has just launched Fluid Engine, a website design platform with radically improved drag-and-drop technology: think…

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My recipe for a good summer day includes a morning read, a picnic in the park and a sunset cocktail. I’ll leave the last two up to you, but if you want to indulge in the first ingredient, we’ve compiled a list of eight design books we’re excited about. From fashion to branding to architecture,…

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An app that helps refugees find the nearest food store. A handmade rug from 9mm bullet casings. A conceptual tourist guide to the Korean Demilitarized Zone. At first glance, these projects may not seem to have much in common, but they are all part of a new exhibition about the role design can play in…

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About 65 million years ago, just at the time dinosaurs became extinct, bats evolved the ability to eclocate. They produced clicks with their mouths or noses and heard the echoes of those clicks bouncing off surfaces and animals in the dark. Bats were the main predators of moths, so many moths evolved ears that are…

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About four years ago, I received a startling email – not surprisingly because of what it said, but because of the way it looked. The text was placed in the Courier, the font you see in movies when hackers write code on a black screen. The email became a kind of joke in the office…

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