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  • 11.01.13

10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week: The Lamest Startup Office In America, The Science Of A Subway Map, And Much More

This week’s top 10 takes us from future of skyscraper design to the worst email faux pas–and everywhere in between.


1. “Meet The Safest Man In America To Have Sex With
Fast Company
The story of Hula, an app that helps users find and rate clinics that test for sexually transmitted diseases, and its founder, Ramin Bastani, known as the “safest man to have sex with in America.”

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2. “See The Lamest Startup Office In America
Fast Company
Dashlane’s office has traded kegerators and ping-pong tables for coffee-stained carpets and cardboard curtains. And, according to its CEO, it’s made culture better.


3. “With Warmest Regards: The 12 Most Annoying Email Habits You See Every Day
Fast Company
What’s the most insufferable, annoying email sign-off in existence?

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4. “The Science Of A Great Subway Map
Co.Design
Researchers at MIT have devised a way to determine how well straphangers can comprehend a subway map in a single glance.


5. “Decade In Design: The Biggest Events Of 2013
Co.Design
An interactive timeline of all the hot items, colors, and design fails of 2013. Did we miss anything? Join the conversation with #DesignDecade.

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6. “This Interactive ‘Mood Map’ Reveals Where You’re Supposed To Live, By Temperament
Co.Create
In just 10 questions, this map will determine exactly where you should move in the United States to fit in best with your neighbors.


7. “New York’s Newest Skyscraper Is 32 Floors Of Prefab Apartments That Click Together
Co.Exist
The largest modular building in the world is coming to Brooklyn–and it’s put together like a Lego set.


8. “The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking
Fast Company
Can you create a completely new person on the Internet? The story of how one man tried and what it tells us about anonymity, identity, and privacy.

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9. “Can We Ditch The Headphone Jack Already?
Co.Labs
The standard 3.5mm headphone jack has its limitations. Can we come up with something better?


10. “This Twitter Account Shames Brands For Lazy, Awkward, And Awful Tweets
Fast Company
Twitter account @urtweetsrbad calls out the shameless (and really, really poor) marketing tweets of major brands.

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Former Editorial Assistant Miles Kohrman helped run Fast Company's homepage and completed miscellaneous tasks around the newsroom. He is a 2013 graduate of The New School.

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