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The Pocket Guide to Creativity
Ever been labelled as the ‘creative’ in the room, but found yourself falling dismally short of anything that feels like an original idea?
I built an app that makes learning algorithms and data structures way more fun
I’m a self-taught programmer. This means I’m constantly dealing with impostor syndrome. It’s not uncommon for me to feel like I’m…
Smartphones Harm Your Productivity More Than You Think
Believe me, that thing you’re using to read this article is not your friend.
Stop Torturing Yourself and Break Up With Them Already
Learn from the 3–6 month rule in dating
Interesting ideas that set your mind in motion.
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My Split with Paula Deen
And What It Taught Me About Bad Brands, Bad Celebrities, and Bad Politicians
Sam, nice to meet u
How to Thrive With a Team Morning Meditation
This morning meditation ritual has radically increased our team’s productivity and peace.
Born to Run: On American Violence and Fleeing My Hometown
The train ride into Manhattan is all fading skyline and silent marsh. The first few rides, I clutched my backpack to my lap and willed…
The problem these days is not so much “mad scientists” as people who are mad at science.
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How a Brit imagines Thanksgiving
Like Christmas but worse
The not-so-silly reason I left journalism (and why copywriting worked better)
Bring on the hustle and flow.
The Abusive Society
Why Abuse Seems to Reach Into Every Corner of Modern Life
Brief Encounters With Angry Men
In eighth grade we went to visit my friend’s extended family in North Jersey. We were thirteen. It was a good day. On the ride back my…
Are Designers Letting Autonomous Vehicles Shape Future Cities?
Very few architects and urban designers are involved in real-world work with autonomous vehicles
How to Explain Net Neutrality to Your Relatives on Thanksgiving
This Thursday many of us Americans will be sitting around a large table with family and friends, laughing and drinking merrily while…
How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media
Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a…
The New York Times
Did You Get a Cake for Your First Period?
Menarche parties have been standard issue in many cultures for generations — so why are we so weird about them?
Hanna Brooks Olsen
What I learned from a year of dumpster diving in Australia
“She’s been stealin’!” That’s what my house mate Derek would playfully yell out every evening when I came home with my rucksack (that’s…
Why the Internet Should be a Public Utility
When The Invisible Hand Becomes a Fist
Tech empowers, tech polarizes
By: Mark Muro
The Brookings Institution
Microchipping workers is a thing. Should it be?
A Seattle startup sells embeddable microchips so employees can seamlessly log into networks and access secure areas. Is that a step too far…
A Smartphone User’s Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving
By Jon Knight
Technology still isn’t doing enough for people with disabilities
The Number One Reason Writers Fail
And the best advice on how to make it.
When You Feel Creatively Drained
In not even the last seven months, I’ve posted over 200 articles and curated two collections of my writing for self publishing, one being a…
The Basics of Story Development
The benefits of free writing
There’s no doubt about it: writing is tough. It’s a craft built on deep thought and self-discovery, both of which are emotionally draining…
To Get More Creative, Become Less Judgemental
The need to do more great work drives many creators. More quality and (or) quantity. Or both. Creativity is a central source of meaning in…
How to Explain Your Tech Job to Your Family
A quick metaphor that might help you explain your tech job at the dinner table.
How to Build a Great Tech Company That VCs Will Love
The tech startup world is incredibly exciting. But it’s also insanely competitive.
First, tell me about the team
Why starting your investor pitch with the team is an absolute must
Growth isn’t magic ✨
There seems to be a mystique about startup growth.
How to Value Start-Up Equity
You’re probably not doing it right.
Do we really need to read books anymore?
The other day, I was talking to one of my younger cousins about his aspiration to become a writer in film. A friend of his parents, who has…
A Series About Teens Who Turn Into Animals Taught Me How to Be Human
How the ‘Animorphs’ books eased my transition into adulthood