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Consider me your ray of sunshine on a dreary Medium feed. Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash I get it: it’s cathartic. But it’s bad for me and it’s like a nuke in my brain giving way for plenty of intrusive thoughts to grow in the newly irradiated soil. So instead, let’s talk about good times. I don’t have many, but by God I do have some. In high ...
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To My Younger Self: You Are Enough Breaking out of my childhood prison: Dealing with stereotypes and expectations The world can hold endless possibilities - Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash Throughout my teen years, I found myself constantly faced with societal expectations to fit a certain mould. How to be a girl, how to be a sister, how to be a d ...
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Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash I remember. The year I turned 56. And for the first time, it was not a birthday I welcomed. It would be the first one without my husband of 26 years. My daughter was leaving home and moving to Colorado just five days later. And I looked in the mirror and felt old. Not just older, old. It is not something we ofte ...
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Imagine the stereotype of a trashy girl in a sitcom. Not trashy in a threatening way, more like… sympathetic, but not the sharpest tool in the shed. She was my student in physiotherapy and sat in one of the back rows. Wearing colorful fake designer clothes, being a little bit clumsy, talking with a slight lisp and using particular expressions and i ...
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French colonialists decided to modernize French Indochina, especially its capital, Hanoi, in order to make it a symbol of France’s “civilising” mission in the country. The sewer network built by colonialists became a rats’ paradise, as there were no predators. The French administration decided to implement a bonus program for the general public, de
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On one of my travels, I went to a Jungle where I noticed something bizarre and upsetting. You could track where people have been there often by observing the amount of garbage that has been left out there! On the way home, all I could think about was this matter. I wondered whether or not those people knew that they were doing something wrong or we ...
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We live in an era where believe it or not almost everything can be possible. Technology helps us to reach goals that were once only an aspect of imagination. With modern biotechnology we have an opportunity to use living processes or systems to create products or other technology to improve the quality of human life. According to Pew Research cente
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Ferenc Vigh: We write code to create a product, not vice-versa. We often spend valuable time creating huge levels of extensibility that can potentially bring value in the future, instead of investing our efforts in code that brings value here and now.
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Tips & Tricks on Audio, Video, Trackers, Tools & Goals from a 2 Month Journey as a Newbie Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash Over the past 2 months, I posted YouTube videos for two channels (AkaAki Design & TaxGuide101). Over 60 videos in, I have learned a lot as a Newbie. So, here I am sharing my challenges, lessons, and solutions for new YouTub ...
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Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash “The vision all along was — ‘Is there a better way to test technology in the wild?’ That has been our core from day one.” Software applications are used by people like you and me. Therefore, shouldn’t real humans test them before they launch? Chris Malone, the CEO of Applause, explains how the Applause platform act ...
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PART 1 UX lessons I wish I had learned earlier: Craft They say “hindsight is 20/20”. It’s very true. 10 years ago I made the switch from graphic design to user experience after a 10-year stint working for print shops & manufacturing environments. It has been an incredible journey so far, but there are many things I wished I had learned earlier than ...
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My first experience with time travel was when I was 21 years old. 
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The Ultimate Underdog Story: How TaskUs Used an Outsider’s Perspective To Unearth Hidden Talent Around the World The origin story of TaskUs, including taking lessons learned as the forgotten outsider to turn an undervalued company into the massive success it is today. Photo by Firmbee.com on Unsplash Every business wants to grow — it’s a sign you’r ...
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What if I fail? You have asked yourself that question before. And it's perfectly normal, a sign of growth. But let someone talk to you about it in this article.
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If you can let go of passion and follow your curiosity, your curiosity just might lead you to your passion Photo by Reuben Rapose I bet a lot of us have been at the receiving end of the phrase “Follow your Passion” at some point in our lives. But often, people don’t talk about how to do that. People automatically spit out the cliché because it’s so ...
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The first few pages hooked me, and I devoured it over several days, capturing hundreds of Kindle highlights in the process. It’s quite unlike anything I’ve ever read, and one of my favorite chapters is titled “Cosmic Insignificance Therapy.”
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Who’s hijacked our minds on LinkedIn? A critical thinking approach to identifying how we fall prey to the psychologically exploitative strategies being used by some content creators on LinkedIn and other social media Into the deep ? by Joanna Nowak What is critical thinking? According to The Peak Performance Center, critical thinking refers to the ...
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A Personal View On Working At A Start-up, Long Hours, Working Remotely & Burn Out Photo by Mathias Jensen on Unsplash There’s a common image that comes to mind when people picture a startup: a garage full of poorly-groomed, immature 20-somethings, munching on pizza, fueled by coffee and Red Bull, staring at a computer screen all day (and night). Th ...
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The moment I begin to put my words down, I find peace of mind and a great escape to the bliss I seek. Photo by Arash Asghari on Unsplash Henry David Thoreau said that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city, you go into the desperate country, and have to console ...
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