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Whether you like it or not, people outside of your design team are making significant design choices.
Rethinking ‘distance’ in New York City
At the heart of this article is a simple but profound question: what does distance mean in the 21st century?
How I left my consulting career behind and broke into tech
Three months ago, I moved to San Francisco — one of the most expensive cities on Earth — with no job, no housing, and barely any money.
The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors
Life isn’t about what happens to you. It’s about how you proactively respond.
Benjamin P. Hardy
You Do Not Have a Right to Privacy
The president recently signed a bill that allows internet service providers to vacuum up personal information from computers, which is why…
The Black Mirror-ing of Christianity
Answering Yuval Harari on Christianity and Virtual Reality
How Sean Spicer Should Quit
9 Blaze-Of-Glory Ideas (That Have Nothing To Do With Hitler)
Influence Campaign: Russia’s Courtship of the NRA and Trump
Surrogates of Russian President Vladimir Putin have actively pursued closer ties with members of the GOP and right-wing activists, using…
The painful truth about being gay at Canada’s largest Christian university
Trinity Western’s covenant and the queer students it hurts
American Grief — Activism, Trauma, Relationship and Healing
Trying to summarise what I’ve learnt from the first 2 weeks of our 10-week tour of the US, I made a comment about the shock and grief I’d…
Richard D. Bartlett
The Necessity of Mixed-Income Life in St. Louis
St. Louis City officials are breathing a little easier as the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency moves forward on plans on what is…
Urbit and the Not-So-Dark Future of the Internet
A dark genius is remaking the internet to revolve around the user
Internet Censorship Is Advancing Under Trump
We expect attacks on internet speech in Zimbabwe and Russia. Under Trump, it’s hitting home.
Data, Fairness, Algorithms, Consequences
Coming Out As Genderqueer
It’s time for me to join and shout and fight in the gender revolution we now find ourselves in.
A Place I Can Never Visit
As he tipped his glass to get the last sip of the ginger muddled rum he muttered, “I haven’t told you the story yet.”
All The Things I Don’t Know
“Do you think things always have an explanation?”
A Refugee Story
by Laney Taylor
Eliza Jane Schaeffer
Embracing the Worst Thing Someone Can Say to You
Darcie Wilder on death, samurai codes & making art out of Twitter
So It Goes: Reflections on Kurt Vonnegut (Ten Years Later)
Kurt Vonnegut would say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit…
Louis C.K.’s New Project Is Predictably Bleak (and Excellent)
The guy who most recently gave us ‘Horace and Pete’ returns to comedy with an equally bleak (and excellent) new special
The Chainsmokers Are The “21st Century Beach Boys” That Music Deserves
Their “Pet Sounds” Masterpiece Is Only One Album Away
Marcus K. Dowling
Pot People (Including Women) are People People
It won’t come as a surprise to dope smokers that the cannabis industry works FAR more like a service industry than a product-based business…
United, And The “Unfair” New Reality of Business
“But dad, that’s not fair!” I’d protest as a child.
How I Beat Procrastination: Do It Today, Not Tomorrow
Rely on a system to live a productive life.
4 Work/Life ‘Rules’ Technology Is Making Obsolete.
No day goes by without the announcement of some new and amazing technological advancement. Flexible robots, bionic humans, crime detecting…
Which Tech CEO Would Make the Best Supervillain?
Technology’s greatest minds gone bad
Design thinking lessons from our cats
An analysis of several key methodologies used by cats when thinking through complex problems in innovative ways.
10 Better Uses Of Space Than Facebook Stories
Facebook Stories, the social network’s attempt to yet again take on Snapchat, seems to be less-than-popular with its users. Mostly, the…
What Non-Tech Workers Think Tech Jargon Means
Because this is the Bay Area, even those of us who aren’t techies likely know people who spend their days writing code, building apps and…
For the young entrepreneur