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Frank Bober: How do you take innovation off the table and into the market?Whitney Johnson: How did you find your last great idea?Kat Cole: What do you tell a team that has failed?Lisa Lampanelli: Have you made a mistake that ultimately helped shape you?A Vest That Hugs You When You Get Social Media LoveObama, Romney, And The Forgotten Entrepreneurial ClassSenior Housing Where The Old Go To Flourish, Not WitherOn HRFly Over The Earth, Using The Eyes Of God (OK, The ISS)A History Of The Middle East, With Some Lovely Cartoon Violence10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week: Starbucks, “Princess Bride,” And MoreA Gatehouse That Reflects Light Like A Cat’s EyeNo More EmployeesWhen We Talk About Steve JobsA Smartphone Charging Cable That’s Also A Flexible Dock And TripodRovio Teases Nov. 8 Launch Of “Angry Birds Star Wars,” Toys To Debut MondayWould You Pay To Discover Social Influencers?Seductive Cedar Sculptures That Arrive With Heaps Of SplintersWatch This Amazing Timelapse Of Telescopes Examining The Night SkyWatch Women Hose Down Studs To Burn CaloriesPhil Zimmermann’s Silent Circle Builds A Secure, Seductive Fortress Around Your SmartphoneThis Week In Bots: Bee Serious! Introducing A Robot That’s Smarter Than A Buzzing InsectHyperreal Architectural Paintings Examine Mies’s LegacyExpedia Ad Features A More Personal Journey–A Man Coming To Terms With His Daughter’s Marriage To Another WomanRoku And 3M Tell Streaming TV Users Where They Can Stick ItHacking A Classic Casio Watch To Turn It Into Wearable ArtDavid Allmark: What do you do when you don’t know what to do?Restaurant Check Wallet Cuts Waits For Waiters, Takes Your Data With The TipComics Without Superheroes, But With A MissionGoogle+ Goes Looking For LoveDiscarded Plastic Bottles Reborn As High-Design Porcelain KeepsakesThis College Sophomore And CEO Keeps A Keg At The Office–Even If He’s Too Young To Tap ItThis Bikesharing Program Lets You Lock Your Bike AnywhereTig Notaro’s Legendary Largo Show Now Available On Louis C.K.’s Web PlatformA Phone-Controlled Lock That’s Good Enough, Instead Of PerfectA Portable Faucet To Keep Water CleanToast: An App That Guarantees A Good Gift Every TimeUsing Sexiness To Stop Unsafe SexIs Anyone In Your Life As Worthy Of Your Love As HBO Go? New Spots Say NoFinding Beauty In Blotto: Drunken Portraits Of Cardiff After DarkPentagram Rebrands Competitive Chess, With A Spiffy 3-D LogoJay-Z Brings Brooklyn To YouTube With Life+Times ChannelA Skyscraper That Scrubs The Air CleanMaster Class: John Hodgman On How to Know EverythingWhy James Dyson Invested $8,000,000 In A Student IncubatorEMI And ReDigi Duke It Out In Court Over The Resale of MP3sElectric Cars Do More Harm To The Planet Than Previously ThoughtNeed A Career Role Model? Indiana Jones Is Your Guy9 Tips From A Master Sommelier For Hosting Unforgettable Business EventsA Quick Primer On Futurist-Level ForesightPresidential Debate Watched By Nearly 70 Million People On TV–And Another Few Million OnlineThe Top Social Tools For 21st-Century HRJames Franco, Stuart Weitzman And San Antonio Band Girl In A Coma Go Out “Walking After Midnight”Dress, Bed, Or Wall Hanging? Andrea Zittel’s Cerebral TextilesWhose Land Is Israel/Palestine Anyway? This Bleakly Funny Cartoon Has Some ThoughtsOn Morning Success+Pool, A Floating Pool For NYC’s East River, Plans A 2015 OpeningA Brunch Set Designed To Banish NeurosesBeautiful Music, One Good Thing To Come From Air PollutionThe Doctor Will See You Sooner NowThe World’s Most Advanced Satellites, As Wooden ToysThe Hövding, A $600 Air Bag For Your Head, Is For SaleFacebook’s First Major Marketing Message? That It Is Like a Chair.A Device To Call Your Mom When You Crash Your BikeWatch: 14 Acoustic Guitars, Plucked By A ComputerA Self-Sailing Boat To Explore The Seas 24 Hours A DayLet’s Redesign The Presidential Debates, By Modeling Them On The NFLGoogle, American Publishers Settle Over Google’s Digital Books [Updated]A Prefab Vertical Gym For Urban SlumsA New App Turns Charging Your Phone Into EntertainmentKickstarting: A 3-D Printer For Designers, By DesignersPantone Introduces Color Swatches Based On Real Skin TonesApproaching Retirement Age, A Psychiatrist Joins The ArmySteal That Idea: 5 Smart Ways Presidential Candidates Mine Big DataHalo 4 Goes “Forward Unto Dawn” With Live Action Web SeriesHow To Save The World From The Comfort Of Your ToiletFamous Inspirational Quotes, As Abstract Animated GIFsFox News’ Ed Henry Wears Pocket Squares–And He’s Not Afraid To Tweet For ThemSee Your First Presidential Debate In GIFsCan You Build A Better Candy Bar?Facebook Hits The One Billion Users MarkWhy Would Microsoft Buy Rdio?A Radical Police Rebranding That Starts With A Superb WebsiteDisney To Use 3-D Printing As Part Of Toy Manufacture ProcessHow KitchenAid Spun A Twitter Crisis Into A PR CoupPassbook Adds More Big Names To Its Roster As Starbucks Joins The ClubThe Greatest Business Decisions Of All TimeRebrand Or Retread? Why True Innovation Doesn’t Come In A Bottle4 Steps To Advancing Your Career Via HR’s Myopic Bizarro WorldHow To Deal With 3 Breeds Of Bad BossesYour Facebook Fans Are Hiding Your Posts At An Alarming RateFacebook Launching Promoted Posts In U.S.On AdversitySquare Directory Helps Customers And Businesses Discover Each OtherBen Horowitz Says $15 Million For Rap Genius Will Create “A Talmud For The Internet”Forget Pumps, These Tires Inflate Themselves5 Reasons Location Is The Smartphone’s Killer Map10 Artists Who Riff On Light As A Raw MaterialWhat Digital Designers Can Learn From A Master Motorcycle BuilderThis Dragster Runs On Biofuel Made Out Of Cheese WasteDoug Aitken Delves Into Land Art For A Digital WorldBuy Yourself As An Adorable Paper Doll, For $12Watch Logan Couture Create A Self-Portrait Using Only Hockey PucksAmazon, iCloud, LinkedIn: Your Most Beloved Businesses Are Backed By BainInQuicker Puts A Stop To The Endless Emergency Room WaitThe (Weak) Link Between Income And HappinessThis Might Be The World’s Best Designed Water BottleThe Top Reason Companies Make Bad Hiring DecisionsDiagnosing The Cause Of Startup DeathPolitical ad wars 2012: is bipartisanship dead on arrival?A Crowdfunded Skyscraper Rises In ColombiaInfographic: Charting The Entire Story Of “Lost”The Outsized ROI of CEO’s TweetsAMC Whets “Walking Dead” Fans’ Ravenous Appetites With WebisodesHow Two Guys Got Together To Build A New HandInfographic: Mapping The 70-Year Gestation Of Street ArtPeapod Creates Virtual Grocery Aisles For Subway StopsFlee The U.S. With JetBlue If The Presidential Election Doesn’t Go Your WayLemon Cracks Open Its Smarter Wallet App For PublishersRallying The World’s Citizen Engineers To Do GoodAs France’s Culture Wars Simmer, The Louvre Unveils New Islamic Art WingCravat-Wearing Crooner Will Be Here All Week (In Kayak’s Ad)iPad Mini Rumors Resurface: It’s In Production, Revealed In Few Weeks [Updated]Tim Ferriss’s Tips For Manufacturing A Prototype“The Simpsons” Opening Credits Now Being Couch-SourcedDrip.fm Takes Music Discovery (Virtually) Back To The Record StoreThe New SimCity Will Turn You Into An Urban Planning NutWelcome To The Human Butcher Shop–Grossest PR Stunt Ever?Fitbit’s Newest Gadget: 24/7 Fitness Tracking Meets 24/7 App SyncingHardware-Shy Microsoft May Be Launching Own-Brand SmartphoneFrom Nintendo To Kickstarter: Gaming Legend Howard Phillips’ Next ActSkype To Offer Free Wi-Fi Across The U.K.Dance Like Michael Jackson–But Lead Like CortésObama And Romney’s Biggest Social-Media FailsThe Need For Speed Is Killing Your CompanyHow Nordstrom Evolved From Bricks To ClicksMaking The Most Of Your Creative R&D TimeYour Company Needs A Mobile Strategy Yesterday–And These Numbers Prove ItLearning To Brave The Big Waves Of InnovationBBC Rumored To Be Jumping Into Music Streaming World With PlaylisterMobile Spat Over In U.K. As Government Brings Forward 4G TimetableA Table Made Of Cubes, And Ultra Intricate GeometryHigh-Speed Photography Turns Water Droplets Into Liquid SculpturesHow Dwolla WorksL.A. Bulldozes Foreclosed Homes To Create More Urban Green SpaceThe 11 Winners Of Our 2012 Innovation By Design AwardsSteve Wozniak On Why Apple Is A Safe Haven For LudditesSean Parker On Airtime’s Rocky StartStrategy vs. PassionA New Powerful Antibiotic Might Be Right In Front Of Our EyesThis Presidential Debate Is Brought To You By The InternetSanaa Adds A Snaking Building To Connecticut’s Modern EnclaveSee Inside Fast Company’s Offices (Or Anywhere Else) With “Google Earth For Instagram,” WorldCamThe Classic Desk Lamp Reimagined As A Trippy 2-D PosterHacking Projects To Use Data To Solve HungerFrank Gehry, Eyeing His Legacy, Aims To Remake TorontoDigital Bottle Cap Augurs The Internet Of Alcohol-Based ThingsCats Tune In, Turn On, and Drop Out Of New Litter Genie AdRobo Tuna Swims The Seas To Keep You SafeA New Skin Makes Second-Hand Furniture Gorgeous (And Green)In L.A., A Freeway’s Closure Prompts A Celebration Of Neighborhood CultureTiny, Implantable Telescope Restores Sight For Blind PatientsMoviePass, The Sequel: Quest To Become The Netflix Of The Big Screen ContinuesWhy Education Needs a New BrandGoogle Goes Shopping For Online Retail SalesSocial Animals: Behind The Community-Building Culture Of The National ZooLinkedIn Launches Blogging Platform With Help From Obama, RomneyIn 16,345 Photographs, Capturing The Entire PlanetNest Learning Thermostat 2.0: The Old Nest, Just BetterBranch Rethinks The Social Cliches That Wrack Twitter And Facebook3-D Not Attracting Home Consumers, Says Sony ChiefHow These Political Hitmakers Are Schlepping Towards A New Marketing ModelWant To Work From Home? Calculate How Much You’ll Save Your Company And YourselfKung Pao Pastrami And Why Sometimes It’s Best To Not Know What You’re DoingInnovation After Dark: Miami StyleHow Airbnb Evolved To Focus On Social Rather Than SearchesMobile Providers Try To Speed Up U.K. Government’s 4G Network PlansData With That Shake? Locu Helps Mom-And-Pop Businesses Serve Up Hot, Fresh TechThe Apple Maps Debacle Gave Tim Cook A Chance To Outshine Steve Jobs–At ApologiesVictory For Samsung As Judge Unlocks Sales Ban On Galaxy Tab3 Ways To Make The Most Of Twitter’s Makeover“The Princess Bride” And The Man In Black’s Lessons In Competitive StrategyThe New World Of B2B Marketing4 Basics For Building A Brand As Potent As Jim BeamFiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver Explains Why We Suck At Predictions (And How To Improve)Rdio To Pay Musicians $10 For Each New Subscriber They AttractA 570-Megapixel Camera Meant To Unravel Dark Energy’s MysteriesSeth MacFarlane’s Dad Couldn’t Care Less That He’s Hosting The 2013 Academy AwardsIt’s Time For Your Drive-By Energy AuditCitizinvestor: Crowdfunding For Community ProjectsFor Prada’s Steampunk Collection, Surreal Ads By Koolhaas’s FirmOn Mobile, Google Demotes The ClickInfographic: Humans Are Just A Twig On The Tree Of LifeGary Shteyngart On The Travails Of Traveling American AirlinesLearn The Social Media Strategies of American Express, Coke, and HBO This WednesdayCal Newport On How To Find A Career You LoveA Wearable Camera That Photographs Your Entire LifePiggybacking On Coke’s Supply Chain To Deliver AidCloud’s Journey Reminds Us What Happens When We Drink Guinness. (No, Not Like That.)Get Your Head In The Game With Tresemme’s Hairdo How-TosHelp A Scientist By Finding Fish On The Ocean FloorPyongyang Style: “Comrade Kim Goes Flying” Straight Out Of North KoreaOn Leadership and ListeningA Stirring Photo Essay On China’s Longest RiverChinese Hackers Infiltrate White House Military NetworkIran Unblocks GmailCan We Shop Our Way To Change?Oceans, Rivers, And Puddles? Nope, These Are Actually Tables Made Of ResinAt 76, An Art Legend Plunges Head-First Into Psychedelic Digital ArtAn iFan’s Quest To Follow Baseball Without A TVAvocado, An App Designed To Keep Couples ConnectedA Gadget That Cuts Perfectly Equal Cake Slices3 New Tools Help Shopaholics Sort Sales And Deals In Clogged Inboxes“Question Generator” App Advertises That You Know What You’re Talking About During Advertising WeekA Crazy, Tilting Box That Tricks Your Inner EarBob Dylan’s Genius Inspires A Sprawling Experiment In Hand-Drawn TypeEmpowering Young Women By Teaching Them To Be The Next Tech GeniusGood News For Frogs: Virtual Dissection Tech Offers An Alternative To A Grim Classroom RitualIntel Wants You To Fall In Love With Tech (Again)Gorgeous Photographs Show Contrasting Views Of Detroit’s Present–And FutureThey Didn’t Build That: The 11 Best Unapproved Ads From Election 2012There’s No Such Thing As A Free MapAn Experimental New Starbucks Store: Tiny, Portable, And Hyper LocalThe Histories Of 11 Super Famous Logos, From Apple To Levi’sYouTube To Livestream Presidential Debates For The First Time7 Ways To Stimulate Your Capacity For CreativityClouds Form Across Oracle’s Vision Of The Future10 Practical Tips To Make Business Travel Less Miserable5 Ways To Expand Your Network In MinutesTo Make The Most Of Innovation, Find The Right Inflection PointsHow Groupon Can Save ItselfTim Cook Apologizes For Losing The Plot On MapsHow Bill Nye Became The Science Guy. And A Ballet Shoe Inventor. And a Political Voice