The $50 Dinner Party You Can Completely Make Ahead
I’ve been hosting dinner parties for over ten years now, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: I don’t really want anyone to see me cook . It was…
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3 years with Google Keep: Where it shines and where it (still) falls short
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It's 2016. Why Can't Anyone Make a Decent Freaking To-Do App?
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How to Get a Better Night's Sleep
By Tara Parker-Pope @nytimeswell Save for Later Most people know they need to eat right and exercise to be healthy. But what about sleep? We spend about…
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Is Noise Always Bad? Exploring the Effects of Ambient Noise on Creative Cognition
This paper examines how ambient noise, an important environmental variable, can affect creativity. Results from five experiments demonstrate that a moderate (70...
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Feng shui for your desk - The Boston Globe
Out with the balance ball chair and in with the plants. So say Kathryn Wilking and Linda Varone, two feng shui practitioners who maintain that applying the…
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How to Apply Lateral Thinking to Your Creative Work
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Best of 2017: Creating on macOS - BrettTerpstra.com
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Best of 2017: Nerding out on macOS - BrettTerpstra.com
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The Science of Sleep: A Brief Guide on How to Sleep Better Every Night
If you want to learn how to sleep better, then you're in the right place. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know if you want to get better…
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How to Use Day One as a Commonplace Book, Part III – The Sweet Setup
Editor’s Note : This is Part 3 of a 3 part series on using our favorite Mac tools for keeping a commonplace book. You can check out Part 1 right here and Part 2…
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How to Use Day One as a Commonplace Book: Part II – The Sweet Setup
Editor’s Note : This is Part 2 of a 3 part series on using our favorite Mac tools for keeping a commonplace book. You can check out Part 1 right here . We…
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Keeping a Commonplace Book: Part 1 – The Sweet Setup
Editor’s Note : This is Part 1 of a 3 part series on using our favorite Mac tools for keeping a commonplace book. Despite the fact that our attention spans seem…
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Pop Loser No. 95
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Greg Maass' Mac and iOS setup – The Sweet Setup
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An experienced dealer gives us his best advice on how to buy drugs
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10 days ago
HabitRPG has changed my life. – D.C. Hunter – Medium
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15 days ago
The 6 Best Practices for Responsive HTML Email Design - MailBakery
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Things I've Learned About Responsive Email Design
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How to master responsive email
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What Do Scalable, Fluid, Responsive, and Hybrid Email Design Mean?
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Can Email Be Responsive?
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17 days ago
Please Forgive Us at Blue Apron for This Week’s Meals. We’ve Been Having a Tough Time Lately
Our most read article of the year. (Originally published July 31, 2017.) - - - This box contains the ingredients and recipes for this week’s Blue Apron meals.…
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Fallout 4 Beginner's Guide
Fallout 4 's Commonwealth isn't the most miserable, unwelcoming setting for a video game, but it's still darn unpleasant and hostile. Some survivors eke out a…
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Fallout 4 guide
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27 days ago
My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2017 Edition
Feature of the Year Pixelmator Pro’s Automatic Layer Naming Machine learning was a common buzzword thrown about more often in 2017 than it was put to good use.…
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My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition
Feature of the Year Apollo's Jump Bar Most Reddit apps come with clunky navigation systems that require you to dig deep into nested views to get to your…
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Why Horizon Zero Dawn is my game of the year
It’s been a shockingly packed year for great new video games. Over the course of the last 12 months, it seemed like there was never really a pause, or a moment…
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5 weeks ago
Design Better And Faster With Rapid Prototyping
The Rapid Prototyping Process Rapid prototyping involves multiple iterations of a three-step process: Prototype Convert the users’ description of the solution…
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Effective Techniques For Rapid Prototyping - Usability Geek
The “Aardvark Theory ” of product – “Fake it till you make it” could be well followed as a design guideline for organizations. To develop a successful product…
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Design system foundations – The Inside Team – Medium
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Atomic Design & creativity – uxdesign.cc
I’ve been using atomic design in my projects over the past 2 years now. And since then, I can’t help but talk about it to everyone around me ;) Quick reminder :…
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RE: The end of Design as we know it – UX Planet
Was Dan Saffer right and is it AirBnb’s fault? The End of Design As We Know It It’s foolhardy to predict more than a few years into the future. Much unforeseen…
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Your design system is the ultimate source of truth — but why doesn’t anyone believe in it?
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Nobody wants a Design System – Jeff Reichenberg – Medium
I work at a mature FinTech start-up with multiple product teams. We need to coordinate our UX+UI work in order to make our best customer experience efforts…
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Jason Vo’s Morning Routine
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Does Remote Work Increase Our Risk Of Impostor Syndrome?
The impostor phenomenon, also known as impostor syndrome, has been generating buzz in psychology and business circles since the 1970s. Common symptoms of…
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Fixing the MacBook Pro – Marco.org
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8 weeks ago
Notes from Priceonomics' 2017 Content Marketing Conference
22 Nov 2017 I've been a fan of Priceonomics for a long time. They publish thoughtful, data-heavy content and they've written some fun books . This post is a…
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Whoop Dreams
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InVision Home Offices: What Working Remotely Looks Like
Working remotely is growing in popularity all over the world. The Bureau of Labor Statistics data in 2015 showed that 24% of employees reported doing some of…
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The iPhone 8 Plus Review – The Sweet Setup
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Don't Design Your Emails
I used to dread setting up email automation and email campaigns. Why? Because before a single sales or marketing email could be sent, it needed a design . In my…
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The killer feature of messaging no one’s talking about
Messaging looks set to disrupt the computing landscape but not for any of the reasons you might expect....
october 2017
7 reasons why messaging should mirror real conversations
If messaging is to deliver on its promise, then designers and product managers need to ensure conversation UI adheres to the principles of real-world chats.
october 2017
Why voice will be the dominant chatbot interface
Text-based chatbots offered little reward for a lot of effort. Voice is the key to making bots useful – and the technology to do so already exists.
october 2017
What voice UI is good for (and what it isn't) - Inside Intercom
There’s a time and a place for voice UI, and product builders need to learn to design for those constraints.
october 2017
Designing half of a conversation
As bots in customer service become more common, anticipating the other side of the conversation will be vital. Here's how we think about it.
october 2017
The cult of conversational design and why forms aren't dead yet - Inside Intercom
2016 was the year of the conversational interface. Everywhere we looked, conversational UIs were breaking out of messaging...
october 2017
The magic of microcopy
When I think about the products I love, they all have one thing in common: delightful little details. There’s this coffee shop I visit almost every day. Whenever I order a drink, they always add a…
october 2017
An Introduction to Content Ecosystem Maps
A content ecosystem map is a visual representation of your content reality—what you have and where it is. And yes, you definitely need one.
october 2017
One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end
At some point in 2006, or possibly late 2005, Noah Glass walked into our office all excited about something. That in itself isn’t news because Noah was always…
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october 2017
How to Define Success – The Year of the Looking Glass – Medium
This was first published on my mailing list The Looking Glass . Every week, I answer a reader’s question. Photo by Giuseppe Milo How do you define success?…
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october 2017
PUBG is becoming an esport, whether it's ready or not
Players compete for their chicken dinner. Jackie Ferrentino At Gamescom two weeks ago, Playerunknown Battlegrounds’ developer Bluehole Studio partnered with…
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october 2017
Meet Mr. Grimmmz, the face of PUBG streaming
Mr. Grimmmz entertains his fans. Jackie Ferrentino One of the world’s most notorious Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds streamers screams up a hill in an open-air…
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october 2017
Destiny 2: How to get past level 265 - Polygon
Destiny 2 is actually two different games, and it’s best to make peace with that fact as soon as possible. The strategies and play habits that you used to get…
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october 2017
Want the best loot and challenge in Destiny? Start raiding
Since Polygon's Ben Kuchera wrote about his experience playing Destiny as a casual player , it seemed worth discussing what the experience playing Destiny as a…
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october 2017
You need four types of apps to achieve Inbox Zero
I spend 17 minutes per day on email, which has amounted to 7.43% of my total work time over the past 12 months. The average information worker, in contrast,…
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october 2017
Destiny 2’s first raid is near, here’s how to get your power up ASAP
Update: We now know the power level recommendation of the raid. The original story is below. Destiny 2 ’s Leviathan raid unlocks on Wednesday, Sept. 13. You…
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october 2017
Destiny 2 guide: MIDA Multi-Tool and MIDA Mini-Tool
Every multiplayer game has its one-two punch. For Gears of War, it’s a melee strike and a shotgun blast to the face. Get the timing right, and it’s curtains for…
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october 2017
Destiny 2: The Kotaku Review
As I struggle to fall asleep after a night of Destiny 2 , the game keeps running through my mind. It’s like getting a song stuck in my head: I see the flash of…
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october 2017
Tips For Playing Destiny 2 [Updated!]
Destiny 2 is a much simpler game than its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple . There are a lot of numbers, currencies, and strategies to get your…
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october 2017
Google’s new smart speaker fixes your sound quality with AI
Not 10 minutes after Amazon's surprise announcement of new Echo devices last week, I walked into a small meeting room in Google's Mountain View headquarters to…
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october 2017
Inside Google’s massive hardware ambitions
Rick Osterloh has been on the job as the senior vice president of hardware at Google for just over 17 months now. In that time, he's had to repeatedly answer…
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october 2017
PS4 System Software Update 5.00 Out Now
3 Our next system software update for PlayStation 4, version 5.00 (codenamed NOBUNAGA), is available now! This update introduces features like the new “Family…
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october 2017
50
Hello, Here, on the occasion of my 50th birthday, are forty-five things I know. Thanks to a “talking to” from my doctor, a summer of rigging nearly every day at…
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october 2017
Stephen Hackett's Mac and iOS setup for 2017 – The Sweet Setup
Every week we post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only are they…
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october 2017
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