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The Sylvain Labs 2016 Mid-Year Retrospective: Biggest DiscoverY

What follows are the individual Aha! moments that lead to our biggest personal discoveries from the past six months. Click the images to learn something new, or send a mental “No Doi” our way. Even if you leave this post with an approving “Hmm,” we’ll chalk it up as a W.


The Sylvain Labs 2016 Mid-Year Retrospective: Best Article

As we come to the halfway point of 2016, a wild year of unpredictable politics, rapidly evolving media landscapes, celebrities gone too soon and Lemonade, we thought it was as good a time as any to take stock of the things we’ve seen so far and share them with the world


Unsubscribe: Tales of Internet Misadventure, Episode 1

The inaugural episode of Unsubscribe is about a very unique condition that has arisen from the internet— Amazon-holm syndrome. Enjoy!


Brilliantly Mundane: 9 Ways Boring Brands Turned Ugh, Meh, And Bleh Into Big Business

This post originally appeared on FastCo Design on Friday June 10, 2016

Health insurance. Bras. Tax prep tools. Investment products. Chinos. These aren’t products that people are typically excited to talk about, let alone shop for. Yet these product categories have enjoyed a surge of youthful relevance, and a handful of “boring brands” are attracting loyal—and in some cases outright fanatical—consumers by designing shopping experiences that can actually border on pleasant.


THERE’S NOTHING CHILL ABOUT NETFLIX ANYMORE

America’s preferred streaming service has mutated into an all-consuming, overpowering, and overwhelming leviathan of lethargy, and its thirst for your eyeballs will never be quenched. No matter where or when we are, it’s there, watching and stalking you like Michael Myers behind a hedge row. 


IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S YOUR RESOLUTION (THAT SUCKS)

The New Year’s Resolution has become a hopeless tradition associated with failure rather than success. Often times we blame ourselves for our inability to continue pursuing resolutions without even realizing that it’s our resolutions that are to blame. Instead of trying to fit an old world model into your new world lives, we offer you a better alternative to the resolution: The 30 Day Challenge.