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10 New Books You Should Read

10 New Books You Should Read

Whether you read on a tablet, Kindle, or still prefer the smell of a freshly cracked paperback, finding your next book is never easy. You could never read all the new releases each week, so we’re here to help. These are a handful of the new titles we think deserve a space on ...

Jet Pack 2.0

Jet Pack 2.0

Most backpacks suggest you’re toting thick textbooks everywhere you go. That’s fine if you are scurrying between classes, but if you’ve left school in the rearview mirror, consider a bag a little different. The Jet Pack 2.0 is the backpack designed for your grown-up tech, and it boasts a unique fractal design that is equal parts professional and fun. The proprietary tessellated panel offers lightweight protection, while the coated fabric and zippers keep everything dry. Inside you’ll even find a 15” faux fur lined laptop sleeve to keep your computer all spiffy. Each is packed with an Airmesh ventilated shoulder harness and back panel, a storm flap zippered front pocket, and a look that will stand out.

Postcards From Google Earth

Postcards From Google Earth

Clement Valla is a Brooklyn-based artist that plays with the way we see images produced by computers. Postcards from Google Earth is one of his projects that focuses on those strange moments that occasionally happen in Google Earth where the place you’re exploring looks more li...

The Art of Atari

The Art of Atari

We’re all for the latest, greatest, high-tech, revolutionary, jaw-droppingly beautiful video game to come out of Activision, Ubisoft, Blizzard or Square Enix, but there’s something to be said for revisiting the classics that bear the iconic Atari logo. From Asteroids and Spac...

The World According to Star Wars

The World According to Star Wars

Star Wars might be set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but that doesn’t stop the story, characters and situations from having real life comparisons that can really make you think about things. Cass Sunstein’s The World According to Star Wars explores everything fro...

Get Three Months of Unlimited Learning for $0.99

Get Three Months of Unlimited Learning for $0.99

Learning doesn't have to end when you leave school. With close to 4,000 classes taught by some of the world's best teachers, Skillshare is the online community where you can pick up creative skills at your own pace. Not only are the classes designed to be approachable, but many ...

Cooking with Beer

Cooking with Beer

Everyone knows that you can compliment a pizza or a hot dog with a nice cold one, or even use it as a component in a rich chili, but Mark Dredge's Cooking with Beer has 75 delicious recipes that allow you to put your favorite lagers, IPAs, wheat beers, stouts and more front and c...

Google Calendar Goals

Google Calendar Goals

For the past decade, Google Calendar has been the go-to way to keep your life from spiraling into chaos. While it has always helped you stay organized, it has never really helped you achieve your goals—unless your goals were to remember meetings. With the launch of Goals, the l...

The Reissued NASA Graphics Standards Manual

The Reissued NASA Graphics Standards Manual

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration might be better known for, well, anything involving space, but the 1974 NASA Graphics Standards Manual by Danne & Blackburn that outlined all things NASA design from logos and stationary to space shuttles and vans is equally i...

Alternative Living Book

Alternative Living Book

Alex Strohl is a Madrid-born, French photographer that strives to capture authentic moments as they unfold before him. With features in everything from Forbes to Vanity Fair, and a client list that ranges from Apple to Facebook, it's safe to say that Strohl knows what he's doing ...

10 Podcasts That Will Instantly Make You Smarter

10 Podcasts That Will Instantly Make You Smarter

Have you always wanted to be able to talk effortlessly about any topic? History. Politics. How Taco Bell is a surprisingly healthy fast food option if you make wise choices. It can be impressive. One of the most convenient ways to funnel some interesting info into your brain ...