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  • Internet Dads: On Having "The Talk" In The Digital Age 27 Nov 2014, 1:00 pm
    The birds and the bees and...the Internet.No one knows for sure where the phrase "the birds and the bees" came from, or when exactly it became the foremost euphemism for the sex talk. (There are theor. […]
  • I Hated Keeping A Gratitude Journal--Here's What Worked Instead 27 Nov 2014, 10:57 am
    Keeping a gratitude journal is a nice idea, but it can actually backfire and make things worse. Here's what to do instead.I profoundly believe in the importance and power of gratitude.Read Full Story
  • A Huge Store With Nothing For Sale, A "Girls Only" Mall, And The Future Of Physical Retailing 27 Nov 2014, 10:49 am
    Offline shopping is ready for its Uber moment.Imagine a mall that caters only to teenaged girls. How about a mall where every second storefront is a restaurant, bar, or café? Or imagine a mall that's. […]
  • The Most Difficult Conversations You Have Ever Had At Work 27 Nov 2014, 3:54 am
    Readers share stories of weird, scary, and embarrassing office conversations.This week at Fast Company, we've been talking about challenging conversations, from "Your performance sucks" to "Hey boss,. […]
  • Uber's Woes Could Be A Boon For Lyft 26 Nov 2014, 9:17 pm
    Lyft says it had a record number of rides last week, while Uber's rumored to get record financing.It would be an understatement to say last week was not a good one for Uber. Its CEO made callous remar. […]
  • Your Holiday Reading, All In One Place 26 Nov 2014, 8:46 pm
    We've compiled some awesome must-read stories, so you have something great to read when you need to escape the Thanksgiving table!The holidays are a time to eat great food and spend time with the peop. […]
  • Buyer's Guide: The Best Air Purifier 26 Nov 2014, 8:33 pm
    Looking for an air purifier that's quiet, affordable, and effective? The Sweethome tests nine models.It took 100 hours of research and testing conducted by an airborne particle physicist and former NO. […]
  • GoPro Is Reportedly Getting Into The Drone Business 26 Nov 2014, 8:20 pm
    The commercial drone industry could approach $2 billion by 2020.Once upon a time, if you wanted aerial footage from a GoPro, you had to attach the camcorder to a hobby drone from a company like Parrot. […]
  • Twitter Wants To Spy On Your Mobile Apps 26 Nov 2014, 8:10 pm
    New update lets Twitter gather more data for advertisers.Twitter claims to be making yet another change to give users better content recommendations—and give itself more information to sell ads. Rec. […]
  • How Uber Is Making One Design Firm's Life A Living Hell 26 Nov 2014, 5:45 pm
    Just another day in the office for the beleagured startup.Uber has its fair share of problems right now. The CEO allegedly said that Uber should be called Boober for its ability to get him laid. The u. […]
  • This German Data Center Wants To Heat Your House With Its Servers 26 Nov 2014, 3:15 pm
    Who needs a fireplace when you and your loved one can cuddle up in front of some industrial electronics.The data centers that power the Internet use more energy than the entire country of India. Most. […]
  • Instead Of Buying These High-End Jeans, Lease Them 26 Nov 2014, 3:14 pm
    After a year, just send your jeans back to the manufacturer and swap them out for a new pair—same size or different.In the circular economy, products are designed to be re-used, not thrown away, and. […]
  • Watch: Design Legends FHK Henrion And Abram Games Discuss The Art Of The Poster 26 Nov 2014, 2:55 pm
    In this 1992 clip, two of the 20th century's greatest graphic designers discuss their different approaches to making posters.FHK Henrion and Abram Games were among the most influential graphic designe. […]
  • If You Prefer Drawing Instead Of Typing, This iPhone Keyboard Is For You 26 Nov 2014, 2:40 pm
    It's like Draw Something meets Swype.DrawType Keyboard is a new keyboard for iOS 8 with a very simple premise: like Draw Something meets Swype, it turns the bottom half of your screen into a virtual w. […]
  • This Giant Maze Is A Self-Portrait For Your Patience 26 Nov 2014, 2:30 pm
    How will you solve it? And what does that say about you?The Labyrinth is an otherwise unassuming 30"x22" piece of paper that houses the freakishly long maze that's been drawn by pen. It hides 375 feet. […]
  • The Chaos of NYC Holiday Taxi Trips Mapped 26 Nov 2014, 2:11 pm
    This visualization of taxi trips from NYC-area airports around the holidays reminds us all why traveling sucks.Traveling during the holiday season is the worst. In case you needed a visual reminder, h. […]
  • Visualizing The Political Battle Over Ferguson On Twitter 26 Nov 2014, 2:00 pm
    Statistician Emma Pierson visualizes the way conservatives and liberals interacted—or didn't—in the aftermath of the Ferguson decision.The Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darr. […]
  • The Case For Work-Death Balance 26 Nov 2014, 1:45 pm
    We don't like to talk about death, especially at work. That needs to change.The day that Fast Company offered me a job was the same day that I found out my mother was dying. At the time, I didn't know. […]
  • $230 Million Still Can't Buy A Startup Original Design? 26 Nov 2014, 1:00 pm
    Do these two designs look the same to you? Because they sure do to us.You've heard it before. Two startups, with vastly different amounts of funding, each do ostensibly the same thing. In the left cor. […]
  • How To Break It To Your Parents That You're Ditching Med School To Become A Startup Guy 26 Nov 2014, 1:00 pm
    Step 1: Have parents that really, really love you. Step 2: Come prepared.As far back as he can remember, Nikhil Kundra was going to become a doctor. Both his parents were physicians in Florida, and me. […]


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