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10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week: The iPhone's Ugly Twin, Surprising Brain Facts, And More

Learn the intricacies of Google's design or take a deep, deep look inside your own mind. All this and more in this week's top 10.

  • <p>Before the iPhone was pretty and polished it was ugly. Really ugly. <a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/3017083/apples-skankphone-was-the-iphones-ugly-twin-brother" target="_self">We explore just how far it's come.</a></p>
  • <p>When it comes to recruitment, startups need to take a look in the mirror. It's not always the candidate that's wrong--<a href="http://www.fastcolabs.com/3018568/why-your-startup-cant-find-developers" target="_self">sometime's it's who's hiring</a>.</p>
  • <p><a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3018084/work-smart/why-were-more-creative-when-were-tired-and-9-other-surprising-facts-about-how-our" target="_self">An investigation</a> into stress, multi-tasking, meditation, and all the things about your brain you wish you knew.</p>
  • <p>Some Apple users are loudly complaining that the animation effects in iOS7 are making them sick--<a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3018636/fast-feed/ios-7-is-reportedly-making-people-sick" target="_self">like, physically sick.</a></p>
  • <p>A (since resolved) software glitch caused some Gchat and Hangout users to send their messages to unintended recipients. <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3018530/most-innovative-companies-2013/embarrassment-ahoy-google-hangout-and-gtalk-users-experience-" target="_self">Oops</a>.</p>
  • <p>Artist Toby Allen's "Toby and the Monsters" <a href="http://www.fastcocreate.com/3018089/schizophrenia-paranoia-depression-and-other-mental-illness-brought-to-life-as-real-monsters" target="_self">illustrates illnesses</a> that are often invisible to the outside world.</p>
  • <p>You see their products every day. Follow the <a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/3016268/google-the-redesign" target="_self">evolution of Google's design</a>, as their shift from utility to beauty becomes a reality.</p>
  • <p>Photographer Jana Romanova's series <em>Waiting</em> is an <a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/3018100/earnest-vulnerable-portraits-of-expecting-parents-sleeping#1" target="_self">intimate look at vulnerability</a> and the emotive power of human connection.</p>
  • <p>Apple <a href="http://www.fastcodesign.com/3018060/apples-iglasses-are-real-heres-why-you-might-never-see-them" target="_self">almost developed</a> a Google Glass-like headset in 2006 but shifted their focus elsewhere. What happened?</p>
  • <p>As micro-apartments gather speed in overstuffed and overpriced cities,<a href="http://www.fastcoexist.com/3017659/these-photos-of-tiny-futuristic-japanese-apartments-show-how-micro-micro-apartments-can-be" target="_self"> we look to Japan</a> where they've been serving communities for decades.</p>
  • 01 /10
    | Apple's "Skankphone" Was The iPhone's Ugly Twin Brother

    Before the iPhone was pretty and polished it was ugly. Really ugly. We explore just how far it's come.

  • 02 /10
    | Why Your Startup Can’t Find Developers

    When it comes to recruitment, startups need to take a look in the mirror. It's not always the candidate that's wrong--sometime's it's who's hiring.

  • 03 /10
    | Why We're More Creative When We're Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

    An investigation into stress, multi-tasking, meditation, and all the things about your brain you wish you knew.

  • 04 /10
    | iOS 7 Is Reportedly Making People Sick

    Some Apple users are loudly complaining that the animation effects in iOS7 are making them sick--like, physically sick.

  • 05 /10
    | Be Careful: Google Is Accidentally Sending Gchats To The Wrong People: Updated

    A (since resolved) software glitch caused some Gchat and Hangout users to send their messages to unintended recipients. Oops.

  • 06 /10
    | Schizophrenia Paranoia Depression And Other Mental Illness Brought To Life As Real Monsters

    Artist Toby Allen's "Toby and the Monsters" illustrates illnesses that are often invisible to the outside world.

  • 07 /10
    | How Google Taught Itself Good Design

    You see their products every day. Follow the evolution of Google's design, as their shift from utility to beauty becomes a reality.

  • 08 /10
    | Vulnerable Portraits Of Expectant Parents Sleeping

    Photographer Jana Romanova's series Waiting is an intimate look at vulnerability and the emotive power of human connection.

  • 09 /10
    | Apple's iGlasses Are Real. Here's Why You Might Never See Them

    Apple almost developed a Google Glass-like headset in 2006 but shifted their focus elsewhere. What happened?

  • 10 /10
    | These Photos Of Tiny, Futuristic Japanese Apartments Show How Micro Micro-Apartments Can Be

    As micro-apartments gather speed in overstuffed and overpriced cities, we look to Japan where they've been serving communities for decades.

1. "Apple's 'Skankphone' Was The iPhone's Ugly Twin Brother"
Co.Design.com
Before the iPhone was pretty and polished, it was ugly. Really ugly. We explore just how far it's come.

2. 'Why Your Startup Can’t Find Developers'
Co.Labs.com
When it comes to recruitment, startups need to take a look in the mirror. It's not always the candidate that's wrong—sometime's it's who's hiring.

3. "Why We're More Creative When We're Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work"
FastCompany.com
An investigation into stress, multitasking, meditation, and all the things about your brain you wish you knew.

4. "iOS 7 Is Reportedly Making People Sick"
FastCompany.com
Some Apple users are loudly complaining that the animation effects in iOS7 are making them sick—like, physically sick.

5. "Be Careful: Google Is Accidentally Sending Gchats To The Wrong People: Updated"
FastCompany.com
A since resolved software glitch caused some Gchat and Hangout users to send their messages to unintended recipients. Oops.

6. "Schizophrenia, Paranoia, Depression, And Other Mental Illness Brought To Life As Real Monsters"
Co.Create.com
"Artist Toby Allen's 'Toby and the Monsters' illustrates illnesses that are often invisible to the outside world."

7. "How Google Taught Itself Good Design"
Co.Design.com
You see its products every day. Follow the evolution of Google's design, as its shift from utility to beauty becomes a reality.

8. "Vulnerable Portraits Of Expectant Parents Sleeping"
Co.Design.com
Photographer Jana Romanova's series Waiting is an intimate look at vulnerability and the emotive power of human connection.

9. "Apple's iGlasses Are Real. Here's Why You Might Never See Them"
Co.Design.com
Apple almost developed a Google Glass-like headset in 2006 but shifted its focus elsewhere. What happened?

10. "These Photos Of Tiny, Futuristic Japanese Apartments Show How Micro Micro-Apartments Can Be"
Co.Exist.com
As micro-apartments gather speed in overstuffed and overpriced cities, we look to Japan where they've been serving communities in small places for decades.

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