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messy cabinets

Everyone fails – the difference is whether you fail the right way or the wrong way. Anjali Sastry, co-author of Fail Better: Design Smart Mistakes and Succeed Sooner explains the valuable insights that can be gleaned from flops. Read More...

fixing a computer

Electronic waste is piling up in landfills. We chucked 2.4 million tons of it in 2010 and recycled just 27 percent. Author Clive Thompson argues that a fixer movement could solve this century-old problem. Read More...

I Voted

From fact-checking officials to finding out if your cheese is Republican or Democrat, here’s a list of our five favorite apps to get you through the election season. Read More...

Converse Lost

Once the elections are over, the techies who helped candidates get elected often take off for larger salaries and hoodie-filled offices. Harper Reed, the CTO for Obama’s re-election campaign, explains what the government’s really up against. Read More...

Chicago at night

Cities often work even when Washington doesn’t, and mayors play a big role in that, say Jennifer Bradley from the Brookings Institution and Dave Cieslewicz, co-founder of the Mayors Innovation Project. Read More...

Joi Ito - Pop Tech 2014

Joi Ito is at PopTech this weekend. He talks about his worry that Americans - students, in particular - may be losing their love of rebelliousness. Read More...

beer flight

While ancient civilizations were building pyramids and mapping the globe, they also brewed up a new use for grains. William Bostwick, author of The Brewer's Tale, discusses the intersection between beer and innovation. Read More...

Nielsen sheet

TV shows live and die by Nielsen ratings, but does their data still matter in a Netflix world? It all depends on advertisers, says TIME media critic James Poniewozik. Read More...

law library

Lawyers, suited up and steeped in tradition, aren’t usually seen as cutting-edge, but embracing technology may be the only thing to save the legal profession. Read More...

a colorful office

A new generation of workers has a new generation of values - which can mean walking away from raises and promotions. Read More...

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