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You Can Print This Family-Friendly Version of Cards Against Humanity For Free at Home
If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family while you’re all staying at home, Cards Against Humanity has a new family-friendly version of the game available that you can download and print at home. Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition is designed for kids ages 8 and up.
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25 minutes ago by williger
#178) Play Along at Home: Our Story Circles Demo Session | Science Needs Story
Yesterday, to enjoy 90 minutes of escapism, we ran a Story Circles “Demo Session” with 5 of our recent graduates.  It was fun, interesting, and a valuable thing to do in a time where the communication of science has never, ever been more important.
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8 Fundamental Web Design Principles for High Converting Websites
From web designers to marketers, customers to CEOs, everyone has an opinion on web design. That's what makes the web so diverse and interesting!
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12 hours ago by williger
10 Chat Tools for Better Team Communication in 2020 - Hongkiat
When building ideas together in a team environment you need a reliable means of communication. The people you work with should all provide their own ideas while keeping everybody on the same page. This is easier when working together in the same physical office space.
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19 hours ago by williger
Why Business Plans Don't Work For Entrepreneurs - Hongkiat
Every great entrepreneur is, at heart, a man of action. In his mind, he sees himself to be like Superman or Iron Man, making him pretty blind to your own faults. That’s absolutely necessary. The fact is being an entrepreneur means you need to be a bit crazy.
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19 hours ago by williger
Dav Pilkey Is Hosting Virtual Readings and Drawing Lessons
Dav Pilkey—author and illustrator of the Captain Underpants and Dog Man children’s book series—is, like most of us, stuck at home. So he’s teaming with the Library of Congress to read to our kids and help them learn to draw some of his most beloved characters.
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Python Tips And Tricks – Vegibit
There are many tips and tricks in Python that can make your coding a bit easier. In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at a whole bunch of tips and tricks you might like when working with Python.
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The Best Self Publishing Courses: Top 5 Publishing Courses
The time has never been better to write and publish a book. If you are thinking of writing a book but you are stressing out over all the steps to write, publish and launch to market, you should seriously consider enrolling in one of the best self-publishing courses available today.
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Where to Find Public and Private Small Business Funding in 2020
With the recent passing of a $2 trillion U.S. stimulus package, small business owners impacted by COVID-19 have been given options for low-interest loans, financial assistance, and other aid that can help them in this uncertain economic time.
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Poems of Protest, Resistance, and Empowerment | Poetry Foundation
Pithy and powerful, poetry is a popular art form at protests and rallies. From the civil rights and women’s liberation movements to Black Lives Matter, poetry is commanding enough to gather crowds in a city square and compact enough to demand attention on social media.
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Persuasive Techniques Used in Poetry Essay - 2193 Words | Bartleby
2193 Words9 PagesPersuasive Techniques Used in Poetry Compare the persuasive techniques used in the poems. Say which poems you feel are the most effective and Why? Persuading poets have been writing poems on love, lust and nature since the beginning of time.
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Poetry Can be Persuasive AND Informative
In writing our posts Poetry and the Reading Standards and Poetry and the Writing Standards, we saw even more clearly the ways poetry can serve as a platform for studying informational and persuasive writing.
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14 Ways to Write an Ekphrastic Poem | Martyn Crucefix
Ekphrastic poems (ie. poems stimulated by visual art) are on my mind a great deal as I have been planning the all-day workshop I have been asked to run at the Holburne Museum in Bath on the 25th February, 2017.
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Ten of the best: examples of ekphrasis | Books | The Guardian
"In the Musée des Beaux Arts" by WH Auden Auden's poem is one of the most famous examples of ekphrasis: the recreation in words of a work of art.
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Ekphrastic Poetry – TheScreamOnline
TheScreamOnline is proud to present eight ekphrastic poems, which are poems prompted by another work of art—a painting, photograph, sculpture, dance, athletic display, musical piece, etc. These eight poems, to us, are moments in time that embody the present zeitgeist.
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Ekphrastic Poetry - Poetry Teatime
Have you ever wandered through an art gallery, found a painting, and thought, “That looks like it should be a poem!” Or have you ever read a poem and thought that it sounded a lot like a painting you’ve seen? If so, then you know the idea behind ekphrastic poetry.
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5 Tips for Writing Ekphrastic Poetry | Power Poetry
Poetry lives at the intersection of literature and art. Much like literary artworks, visual art presents itself for infinite interpretations. Just think: there are a million different ways to write about a painting or sculpture.
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10 Ekphrastic Poems | JSTOR Daily
How does a poet render a painting in words? What about a piece of music, a movie, or an interview? A news broadcast? A billboard? A captain’s log? Broadly defined, an ekphrastic poem describes another work of art.
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Ekphrasis: Poetry Confronting Art | Academy of American Poets
"And first Hephasestus makes a great and massive shield, blazoning well-wrought emblems all across its surface, raising a rim around it, glittering, triple-ply with a silver shield-strap run from edge to edge and five layers of metal to build the shield itself.
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What Poetry Teaches Us About the Power of Persuasion - The Atlantic
Logic and grammar are important. But for students to truly own the English language, they need to read and write poems. A few years ago, I was working for a science teacher professional development program.
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On-Page SEO 101: Tips for Keyword Optimizing the Most Critical Parts of Your Website
As marketers, we're responsible for staying on top of what can feel like endless Google algorithm updates. And if we fail to do so, we run the risk of not showing up in search for important target keywords. But keeping pace with all of those changes isn't easy.
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How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of the U.S. Stimulus Package
To aid small businesses and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government recently passed three landmark acts, including the largest economic stimulus package in history.
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yesterday by williger
How coronavirus threatens the seasonal farmworkers at the heart of the American food supply
Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system. But, for the most part, shortages of shelf-stable items like pasta, canned beans and peanut butter are temporary because the U.S.
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Releasing The Ethical Design Handbook When We Needed It Most — Smashing Magazine
6 min read Ethics, Privacy, Smashing Books Share on Twitter or LinkedIn Early this month, The Ethical Design Handbook joined the Smashing Library of essential books for designers and developers.
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Using the Story Grid Tools 2: More Genre Tools - Story Grid
In my last post I gave an overview of what “Genre” means in the Story Grid Universe and the different Genre types. I also presented the nine External Genres. In this post, I’ll discuss the Internal Content Genres, “Friedman’s Framework” and the relationship between the two.
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We spoke to hundreds of prison gang members – here's what they said about life behind bars
The United States incarcerates a larger proportion of its citizens than any other developed country in the world, with around 1.5 million people serving time in prison. But to anyone who doesn’t work or live in a facility, life behind bars largely remains a mystery.
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yesterday by williger
Overview of technical writing courses  |  Google Developers
The pre-class components introduce topics; the in-class components help students integrate those topics. That said, the pre-class lessons on their own still provide a valuable educational experience.
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yesterday by williger
Here's When You'll Get Your Coronavirus Relief Check
We now know when you can expect your coronavirus relief payment to arrive. Direct deposit will start on April 9, a week sooner than Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin previously anticipated.
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How To Pick Your Font Types For Branding
Tips and ideas for how to pick fonts for your company branding, new products or even Pinterest pins. Learning how to find the perfect font can make all your graphic design better, even if you are working on a DIY design project! Oh no, quite the contrary.  The branding nightmare continues.
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Marketing in Times of Uncertainty - Whiteboard Friday - Moz
Our work as marketers has transformed drastically in the space of a month.
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Designing Empty State Pages for Websites & Mobile Apps - Hongkiat
Empty state pages are lesser-known design elements with a significant role in user experience. In its simplest form, empty states are page layouts seen when a user first visits a page where no content is available.
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WhatFontIs: The Most Accurate (& Free) Font Identification Service
⚠️ Covid-19 is hitting freelancers hard. But you have options. Our list of Financial Aid Funds for Freelancers During Covid-19 is growing all the time. Take a look and stay well. Designers, behold: a truly free, accurate, and easy to use font identification service you can count on.
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2 days ago by williger
Tapping into the deep emotional needs of your market - Breakthrough Marketing Secrets
You go beneath the surface needs and wants of your market. You go way deeper than features and benefits.
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2 days ago by williger
Should You Give Free or Discounted Work Due to COVID-19?
⚠️ Covid-19 is hitting freelancers hard. But you have options. Our list of Financial Aid Funds for Freelancers During Covid-19 is growing all the time. Take a look and stay well. This question, in essence, was posed recently in our free Freelance Mastermind Group on Facebook.
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2 days ago by williger
Web Performance Checklist | CSS-Tricks
The other day, I realized that web performance is an enormous topic covering so very much — from minimizing assets to using certain file formats, it can
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2 days ago by williger
Army Predicted 80,000 to 150,000 Coronavirus Deaths in February
Back in early February, the U.S. Army predicted that 80,000 to 150,000 people could die as a result of the covid-19 outbreak, as evidenced by an unclassified briefing published by the Daily Beast this morning.
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2 days ago by williger
Balancing Wants And Needs | The Story of Telling
On a normal day, our local supermarket stocks fifty different kinds of pasta. Right now they’re stocking two. On a normal day, customers would complain bitterly about the lack of choice. Today they’re grateful to leave the shop with two boxes of a brand of penne they’ve never tried.
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2 days ago by williger
How to Quickly Make Animated GIFs from a Screen Recording
Sometimes, it’s a lot easier to record yourself doing something and send it to a person than attempt to describe it for them and watch them struggle to do it themselves. At least, that’s how I feel whenever I’m trying to explain a PC setting or otherwise troubleshoot a friend’s system.
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2 days ago by williger
How to Handle a Plumbing Emergency During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Plumbing emergencies don’t care about pandemics. Pipes burst, toilets back up, sewers get clogged, all on their own schedule, with no regard for how desperate we are to avoid unnecessary contact.
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2 days ago by williger
The cost of misinformation | Policy Forum – MediaWell
It appears that the world is heading toward a near-worst case scenario in the coming months for representative democracy.
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2 days ago by williger
Use a Squeeze Bottle as a DIY Bidet
I don’t know about you, but I am running out of toilet paper. I only have two rolls left in my cabinet, and my local grocery store has nothing but empty shelves.
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2 days ago by williger
The 3 Very Different Types Of Networking (And Why You Need To Choose Your Camp) - IttyBiz
If you’ve read the opening post for this series on networking, you may have already started with your first bit of networking homework – making lists of your strong connections, weak connections, and “new” connections (the people you don’t know but want to meet).
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2 days ago by williger
HOW TO CREATE A CSS GRID STEP-BY-STEP - Marlax Technologies Bangladesh
The CSS Grid Layout Module has quickly got traction among front-end developers. It’s a new web standard that allows us to create two-dimensional layouts with pure CSS.
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2 days ago by williger
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The CSS Grid Layout Module offers a grid-based layout system, with rows and columns, you don’t need to use floats and positioning anymore. So what is a CSS Grid Layout? It’s a future or already present? I want to show a few simple examples of using it in a basic layout.
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How to Reduce Page Weight on Your Website [Quick Guide]
When it comes to your website pages, size matters. The smaller the file size of a page, the faster it will load for anyone who requests it. Makes sense, right? And people do notice how long a page takes to load.
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2 days ago by williger
Google Loves My Site! Niche Site Project 4 Monthly Report for March 2020 - Niche Pursuits
March 2020 was a very good month for OwnTheYard.com! Not only was it a record traffic month, but it was also a record earning month. The site broke $3,000 in earnings…a nice milestone for sure.
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How to Create a CSS Grid Step-by-Step - Developer Drive
The CSS Grid Layout Module has quickly got traction among front-end developers. It’s a new web standard that allows us to create two-dimensional layouts with pure CSS.
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2 days ago by williger
CSS Grid — a simple layout design tutorial
You can Follow me on Twitter to get tutorials, JavaScript tips, etc. In the spirit of creating article layouts for my own websites, in this write-up I will try to explain my thought-process behind replicating the Medium article scaffold, using only CSS grid.
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How I use CSS Grid and Flexbox to Create a One-page Website
While we can use either CSS Grid and Flexbox for a webpage layout, CSS Grid tends to be used for page layouts while Flexbox tends to be used for aligning UI elements. Let’s create a webpage to see how this pans out in real code. I’ll be using a common design as below:
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2 days ago by williger
How to promote a freelance design business: 4 strategies
For you beginners: this is post for you! And for those that have been at it for some time, this is a great reminder for what you could / should be doing to help promote yourself. (In fact, please add to this list by leaving a comment with your most effective business promotion ideas.)
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2 days ago by williger
Don’t trust the psychologists on coronavirus - UnHerd
Psychologists haven’t had a great few years. First there was the “replication crisis”, which kicked off in about 2011 and involved the gradual realisation that many of our best-known, most-hyped results couldn’t be repeated in independent experiments.
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Coronavirus Will Hit Small Towns Hard As People Leave Cities
You might not want to spend your quarantine in a city. But the rural places many Americans treat as playgrounds, and the workers who keep them running, will suffer for it. “Wealth is the vector.
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2 days ago by williger
What is Freelance Writing? (+ Answers to All Your Questions)
What is freelance writing? That’s the million dollar question, isn’t it?
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2 days ago by williger
10 Best Free InDesign Brochure Templates (Download Creative Designs 2020)
Envato Tuts+ tutorials are translated into other languages by our community members—you can be involved too!
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296: How Invitation Homes CEO Dallas Tanner Scaled a Multibillion-Dollar Home Rental Company at Breakneck Speed
Nathan: The first question I ask everyone that comes on is, how did you get your job? Dallas: I also wonder sometimes. It’s a great story. We started the business, the Invitation Homes seven years ago. My background has always been in residential companies and residential platform building.
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How HubSpot Built a World-Class Conversational Marketing Program
Over the last few years, HubSpot's audience has gotten chatty. Chatbots and live chat became some of the most popular ways to reach HubSpot and the humans here. For years, prospects have wanted to ask questions and get direction while navigating the website.
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2 days ago by williger
The 5 Best Podcast Editing Software, According to HubSpot's Senior Podcast Producer
You've had the thought. You know — the one that kicks in on your way to the store, during the daily traffic jam, or underneath your subconscious before you fall asleep each night: I should make a podcast. One of podcasting's most endearing qualities is its accessibility.
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2 days ago by williger
Web Design & Development News: Collective #600 | Codrops
Create your free animated product mockup with Animockup to create videos and animated GIFs for social media, landing pages, Dribbble, and more. Check out the GitHub repo.
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2 days ago by williger
7 Powerful Lessons From 7 Legendary Writers | WTD
Being a legendary writer is no easy feat. In fact, being even a half-way decent writer is hard.
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2 days ago by williger
8 Strategies for Writing Product Descriptions That'll Generate Revenue
Pictures of products are great for showing customers what they’re considering giving you hard-earned money for. Still, a picture can’t tell the whole story. Sometimes only words can do that. If you’re skating by with minimal product descriptions, you may be earning minimal profits.
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2 days ago by williger
The Spies Who Came In From the Continent
How Brexit could spell the end of Britain’s famed advantage in intelligence. From John le Carré’s novels to the insatiable popular interest in James Bond, Britain has long enjoyed, and cultivated, an image of producing superior spies. This reputation is based on more than myth.
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3 days ago by williger
Seven types of content worth writing now — Sharon Tanton
I get it. You’re worried about your business, your life, the universe and everything. Emotional, stressed, overtired, trapped, anxious - you’re finding it hard to focus on anything, let alone writing for a business that’s feeling scarily precarious. Let yourself off the hook.
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3 days ago by williger
Do you use a swipe file? [copywriting] - Breakthrough Marketing Secrets
Should copywriters use a swipe file? When I called HIM out for stealing copy written by other copywriters!
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3 days ago by williger
Synopsis & Book Blurb: The Differences & How to do Them Right
Millions of books have been published, and that means making your book stand out among the crowd without a solid book marketing and publishing plan can be more challenging now than ever before.
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3 days ago by williger
6 Open Source Data Science Projects to Make you Industry Ready!
Overview The ideal time to work on your data science portfolio with these open source projects From datasets on COVID-19 to a collection of AutoML libraries by Google Brain, there’s a lot of data science projects to learn from Introduction We are living in the midst of an unprecedented lockdown a
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3 days ago by williger
Paycheck Protection Program application and required documents (CARES Act)
It has now been nearly a week since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – or "CARES Act" — was signed, setting into motion the largest stimulus package in U.S. history.
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3 days ago by williger
How to Publish a Novel: A Start to Finish Guide
So you wrote your novel. You put in the time, got your story structure down, and are likely finishing up revisions or self-editing while working on the next phase in your author journey: publishing. But how do you take your novel to the next level? What do you need to prepare for and set up.
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3 days ago by williger
Maple Oatmeal Bread | The Full Helping
In the last few weeks, I’ve been wondering what kind of recipes would be most helpful to readers. When I posed the question in Instagram stories, I got an overwhelming amount of excitement about homemade bread recipes.
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3 days ago by williger
Learn CSS Grid - A Guide to Learning CSS Grid | Jonathan Suh
Note: To properly see the visual examples, you must be using a browser that supports CSS Grid. Check out caniuse.com to see current browser support. Grid items are placed in rows by default and span the full width of the grid container.
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The Woman Who Smashed Codes: The Untold Story of Cryptography Pioneer Elizebeth Friedman
How an unsung heroine established a new field of science and helped defeat the Nazis with pencil, paper, and perseverance.
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The frenzied hustle of the jewelry business - Clancy Martin - Bookforum Magazine
We were called hip-pocketers, because we lived from one deal to the next: Your business could fit in the wallet in your pocket.
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Editor Roundtable: Mrs. Doubtfire
This week, Valerie looks at Mrs. Doubtfire, in order to study Forces of Antagonism. This 1993 film was directed by Chris Columbus from a screenplay by Randi Mayem Singer and Leslie Dixon. It was based on the 1987 novel, Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine.
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Get Your Kid into Poetry With These Books
The poems we read over and over again in our childhood can stay with us for the rest of our lives. April is National Poetry Month, which makes it a good time to introduce your kids to the wonders of poetry.
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3 days ago by williger
These 2 Sentences Can Help You Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls of Early-Stage Ventures
I’ve directed a research lab at Stanford University for over 20 years. During that time, I was also doing practical hands-on industry innovation. Based on that work combined, I can summarize in two sentences the most important insights about what leads to product success. Yep.
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3 days ago by williger
Churchill’s “K.B.O.” (Or something like that.) – Steven Pressfield
There’s a skill that you and I as long-form writers have had to develop that will serve us (and everyone else) very well in this “time of cholera.” I’m not sure this virtue even has a name. It’s a little like Winston Churchill’s K.B.O. “Keep Buggering On.”
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3 days ago by williger
How to Create Bootable USB Stick for macOS (2012) - Hongkiat
As a mac user, there may come a time when you’d want to reinstall macOS on your computer- say something goes wrong with your machine or you just want to have a fresh start. Well, if you do want to install macOS on your computer, I would suggest you to do it via USB.
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How to build a bad design system | CSS-Tricks
I didn’t realize this until it was far too late, but one of the biggest mistakes that’s made on a design systems team is a common mismanagement issue:
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4 days ago by williger
You Can Get 3 Months of Skillshare Premium For Free Right Now
If you’re hoping to use your physical-distancing time to pick up a new skill, Skillshare is offering a free three-month Premium account on its service to help you make it happen. To get the deal, go to this page and click the “Join For Free Today” button at the bottom of the page.
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4 days ago by williger
How to Start a Small Business & Grow Rapidly
Learning how to start a small business is an exciting stage in your entrepreneurial journey. You’ve reached the point where you’re ready to stop dreaming and start doing. You’re ready to make your idea happen.
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4 days ago by williger
Get New Marketing Clients Today - Breakthrough Marketing Secrets
What do marketing and copywriting clients want TODAY? Today, another video issue.  I was already planning on doing more videos, and with the shutdown and homeschooling and plenty of work on my plate I’m finding they’re a great way to deliver more value — fast — in a busy schedule.
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