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As director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito is constantly thinking about what the future might hold. But, he says, an obsession with what’s to come is unhealthy and unhelpful. He shares 8 pieces of advice to help us embrace complexity and thrive right now.

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Doug Menuez began photographing Steve Jobs in 1985, and then he spent 15 years immersed in the booming world of Silicon Valley innovation. Take a step back in time to see young titans in action.

While studying for his Ph.D, Uri Alon had a meltdown; his research was going in loops, all paths leading to dead-ends. A way through the pain came from an unlikely source: improv theater. We might all do well to try it.

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That’s right. The cockroach. How watching Robert Full’s TED Talk effectively ruined the day of writer Kate Torgovnick May.

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The technology advances of the last 30 years were great. But they’re just the start. What’s most exciting is still to come, says author Nilofer Merchant.

The tenants may not have much in common, work-wise, but they all clearly have charge cards at The Container Store. All the walls are stacked with plastic crates filled with crucial thingies and doodads.

It’s not a joke; it’s their office. 33 Flatbush Avenue in downtown Brooklyn is a space for experimentation and collaboration across diverse disciplines. See 11 photos of the creativity hub.

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Jane Chen describes the years-long design and development process of the Embrace baby warmer, one way to counter hypothermia in newborns.