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The Complete Guide to Writing Product Descriptions That Convert
Most product descriptions are awful. Or worse, non-existent. Product copy and product descriptions seems like such minor parts of a website in the grand scheme of conversion optimization, so many brands brush it off. via Pocket
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2 hours ago
Which is better for B2B SaaS website copy, the product benefits or storytelling? - Quora
I am selling a B2B SaaS product. It is obvious, that at first place we should put Benefits over Features. But recently I've seen quite a few examples where at first place was putted a story, which describes the problem and how this software solved it in. via Pocket
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5 hours ago
How People Read Short Articles [Original Research]
When people read short articles and blog posts online, what percentage of the content gets actually read?  Do people read image captions? How many readers finish an entire article? via Pocket
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11 hours ago
The James Altucher Show Ep. 243 – Shawn Stevenson: The ONLY Health Podcast You’ll Ever Need to Hear – Podcast Notes
Listen here Shawn Stevenson from The Model Health Show and author of Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success When Shawn was 15, he ran a 4.5 second 40 yard dash.  The world record is around 4.2 seconds. via Pocket
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12 hours ago
The Tim Ferriss Show: Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher – Podcast Notes
Listen Here Intro sharon’s family Sharon’s mother died when she was 9 Her parents divorced when she was 4 After her mother died, she lived with her father’s parents, as her father was for the most part out of her life Her first encounter with Buddhism and mindfullness As a sophomore in colle via Pocket
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12 hours ago
Is Your SaaS Homepage As Optimized As You Think?
There’s no denying that your homepage is vital to your site, especially if you’re a service (including SaaS) company. It’s likely one of your most visited pages, acting as a proverbial launch pad. via Pocket
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13 hours ago
Thread by @SamuraiKnitter: "BroochDecoderRing The following data relies heavily on the work of the blogger at "Her Majesty's Jewel Box". If you swing by there (I will b […]" #BroochDecoderRing
Thread ReaderAccount Share Support Thread Reader! 34 tweets Bitch. STILL my superhero name. @SamuraiKnitter Read on Twitter #BroochDecoderRing The following data relies heavily on the work of the blogger at "Her Majesty's Jewel Box". via Pocket
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16 hours ago
Why I Love B2B over B2C for Startups and Entrepreneurs - Atrium
The biggest technology companies in the world are typically consumer internet companies, like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook, so it’s easy for new entrepreneurs to be attracted to B2C. via Pocket
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17 hours ago
How To Be Cool: 5 Research-Backed Tips - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Who Hasn’t Wanted To Be Cool? We’ve all wanted to be cool. But research shows that it’s not merely a shallow desire. Cool makes a difference in life. For instance, charismatic leaders bring out people’s best. via Pocket
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18 hours ago
A Brownstone “Flips” for the Better
Bellamy, an executive at The GAP, and Zak, a senior environmental scientist, had their hearts set on a Brooklyn brownstone. via Pocket
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18 hours ago
Thread by @justinkan: "Between selling Twitch and starting Atrium, I’ve thought a lot about how B2B compares to B2C - favorably, in my opinion. 1/ In B2C, you have […]"
This is an interesting discussion. I do not like in-person PCs either, and feel its a waste of time and money. But I've also been hearing about how lack of in-person PCs (among other things) has been deteriorating review quality in SIGMOD/VLDB. https://twitter. via Pocket
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18 hours ago
Toybox – Visual QA Without Code
VISUALLY EDIT YOUR SITE'S UI. VISUALLY EDIT YOUR SITE'S UI. via Pocket
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19 hours ago
Tutorial - Build an Instagram clone with Vue.js and CSSGram
In this article, we’ll walk through the steps needed to build an Instagram clone that lets users add Instagram-like posts with Instagram-like filters on to a feed! In the app, users are able to begin the submission process by clicking the plus-square icon in the footer to upload an image. via Pocket
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22 hours ago
Donald Trump Associate Felix Sater Is Linked to the Mob and the CIA—What’s His Role in the Russia Investigation?
About three years ago, not long after Donald Trump announced his improbable bid for the White House, Felix Sater sensed a big opportunity. via Pocket
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22 hours ago
6 Wildly Simple Steps to Creating an Email Drip Campaign
Email drip campaigns can be effective in achieving many things: building a relationship, increasing customer retention and increasing sales – all good things that any smart marketer wants and so should you. In case you don’t know what email drip campaigns are, let me go over that for a moment. via Pocket
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23 hours ago
Who Really Stands to Win from Universal Basic Income? | The New Yorker
In 1795, a group of magistrates gathered in the English village of Speenhamland to try to solve a social crisis brought on by the rising price of grain. The challenge was an increase in poverty, even among the employed. via Pocket
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23 hours ago
The Anthony Bourdain Interview
Anthony Bourdain had started smoking again, was the first thing I noticed as he sat down with me last February. He was a bit hung over from a recent working trip to south Louisiana for Cajun Mardi Gras; “Harder partying than I’m used to, I gotta say,” he said, laughing. via Pocket
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23 hours ago
Cisco saves $490 million by implementing flexi timings for employees | Business Standard News
US-based technology giant Cisco’s decision to implement flexible timings for its staff globally has resulted in savings worth $490 million on real estate portfolio. At the same time employee satisfaction has increased dramatically. via Pocket
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23 hours ago
The Ecommerce Entrepreneur's SEO Starter Guide | Sourcify
Facebook and Instagram ads have led the way in generating online ecommerce sales over the past few years due to their ability to be highly targeted to specific customer audiences. via Pocket
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Design like Jagger or why you shouldn't design your own website (unless you're a designer
Don’t design your own website. No, really. It will suck. You might think that since WordPress or Weebly are so easy to use, you can design your own killer website. Nope. It will suck. via Pocket
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yesterday
Brainstorming Best Practices — Simply SaaS
If you want to know more, here’s Tim Brown explaining how Design Thinking can help solve complex problems on the TED Stage. Half of them had heard of design thinking, but all of them enjoy brainstorming with others. via Pocket
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2 days ago
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Entrepreneurs are typically more passionate about their solution than any other part of the business model which left unchecked can become a problem. via Pocket
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2 days ago
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development | Learn how to do Customer Development, an essential part of the Lean Startup® framework.The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development | The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development
Learn how to do Customer Development, an essential part of the Lean Startup® framework. The Entrepreneur's Guide to Customer Development is also available in Russian and Japanese. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Marketing Malpractice: The Cause and the Cure
Ebook: A digital book provided in three formats (PDF, ePub, and Mobi) for the price of one. Accessible within “My Library” upon purchase. Hardcopy, paperback, softbound, magazine: Physical copy shipped from our warehouse to your requested shipping location. via Pocket
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2 days ago
The Key to Saas Pricing
In September 2009, Andy Wilson learned that Inc. Magazine had named his company, Logik, #181 on their list of the fastest growing businesses in the U.S. He had grown the e-discovery services company 1,067% over the prior three years, to $4.4 million in revenue. It was profitable, too. via Pocket
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2 days ago
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It takes time to figure out the right pricing for your Software-as-a-Service product. And even a slight mistake can end up costing you a fortune over the long run. I can’t overestimate the importance of exploring the market around you and understanding the pricing in your niche. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Ron Baker's Vision for Firm of the Future & Value Pricing: QB PowerHour - Firm of the Future
On the Sept. episode of QB Power Hour, the fantastic Ron Baker came on as a guest speaker to enlighten us with his vision for the Firm of the Future. He literally wrote the book on it … check out the video here. via Pocket
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2 days ago
A Complete Guide to Optimizing Your SaaS Pricing Strategy - Financesonline.com
It seems like the easiest thing in the world, yet, thousands of businesses lose millions of dollars because of it. I’m talking about pricing. Getting your pricing right is one of the harder challenges for any SaaS business. Price too high and you’ll scare away customers. via Pocket
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2 days ago
The best third-party camera app for iPhone – The Sweet Setup
We’ve tested about a dozen highly-rated third-party camera apps we’ve found in the App Store that have come recommended by photographers and enthusiasts alike, and we think the best option for most people is Halide. via Pocket
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2 days ago
No, that IS NOT a competitive advantage – @ASmartBear - WP Engine
This is part 1 of the series: 5 Lessons from 150 startup pitches. Listening to first-time entrepreneurs talk about their competitive advantages is as predictably invalid as the local weatherman’s 10-day forecast. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Real Unfair Advantages – @ASmartBear - WP Engine
This is Part 2 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches. How can I answer this question? via Pocket
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2 days ago
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I often get asked why I created a different adaptation from the original Business Model Canvas by Alex Osterwalder. Lately, this question has bubbled up in frequency which is why I decided to take the time to outline the thought process that went into creating Lean Canvas. First a quick timeline. via Pocket
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2 days ago
A16z’s Marc Andreessen with Barry Ritholtz on Masters in Business
Andreessen Horowitz’s Marc Andreessen was a guest on Masters in Business hosted by Barry Ritholtz. The content is timeless, so listen with a pen and paper. That way, you can refer back to it from time to time. For transcripts delivered straight to your email, subscribe here. via Pocket
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2 days ago
8 Ways To Keep Your Email Engagement Alive & Lucrative
According to digital marketing firm Lyris, you should expect to lose 30% of your email subscribers every year. The first case is just your bad luck. Perhaps the subscriber was using their work address and got a new job, or they got bored with their username and got a new one. via Pocket
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3 days ago
The Scooter Wars will be a bloodbath — and Uber will win - Recode
This is a contributed post by Sunil Paul, who was co-founder of Sidecar. Who is going to win the Scooter Wars? Startups like Bird, Lime and Spin have invaded dozens of U.S. cities with their tech-savvy scooter fleets in the last few months. via Pocket
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3 days ago
MacBook Pro 2.9 GHz Review: 2018 — Austin Mann
Hey from beautiful Aspen, CO! I’m here working on a couple of different projects (adventure tourism and fine art) and have been primarily with Hasselblad X1D and field testing the brand new MacBook Pro along the way. via Pocket
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3 days ago
Simple, correct, fast: in that order | Drew DeVault’s Blog
The single most important quality in a piece of software is simplicity. It’s more important than doing the task you set out to achieve. It’s more important than performance. The reason is straightforward: if your solution is not simple, it will not be correct or fast. via Pocket
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3 days ago
CouchCon - Hosted by Wistia on August 14, 2018
Pull up a chair on Tuesday, August 14, because we’re hosting #CouchCon, a virtual conference all about using video in your marketing strategy. via Pocket
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3 days ago
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3 days ago
How Online Hobbyists Can Reaffirm Your Faith in the Internet - The New York Times
Pottery, improbably, is the latest escapist pastime to sweep the nation. Because making ceramics requires persistence and all-consuming concentration, it is said to be a perfect salve for a particular set of modern anxieties — too much work, too much news, too much internet. via Pocket
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3 days ago
The Psychological Challenges of Being a Founder with Dr. Sherry Walling of Zen Founder - The Indie Hackers Podcast
Psychologist and founder Dr. Sherry Walling (@zenfounder) might know more than anyone about the psychology of being a founder. via Pocket
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3 days ago
10 Networking Tips That Will Make You A Success - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Everyone needs to network. And I mean everyone. What determines whether a drug dealer dies or becomes a kingpin? Yup — the size of his network. via Pocket
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3 days ago
People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard. - Freakonomics Freakonomics
Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “People Aren’t Dumb. The World Is Hard.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above.) via Pocket
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3 days ago
Stripe Atlas: Elad Gil on building a great product management organization.
This guide is an excerpt from Elad’s book, High Growth Handbook, which presents a playbook for navigating the most complex challenges that startups face. via Pocket
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3 days ago
Good Product Manager/Bad Product Manager – Andreessen Horowitz
Warning: This document was written 15 years ago and is probably not relevant for today’s product managers. I present it here merely as an example of a useful training document. via Pocket
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3 days ago
The Art of Manliness: The Importance of Building Social Capital with Jordan Harbinger – Podcast Notes
Listen Here Intro Your social circle is everything For 11 years, Jordan Harbinger was the host of the Art of Charm Podcast, but recently found himself out of the host chair and without a job How did he use his social circle to develop his new show, The Jordan Harbinger Show Leaving The Art of Char via Pocket
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3 days ago
Pixar's Co-Founders Heard 'No' 45 Times Before Steve Jobs Said 'Yes'
With its stunning visuals and storytelling to boot, Disney’s Pixar has been captivating global audiences for decades, helping to transform the way people look at animated feature films. via Pocket
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4 days ago
7 Reasons to Abandon Your Comfort Zone and Why You’ll Never Regret It - Tiny Buddha
Imagine with me for a second. You wake up, roll over, and blindly reach to hit your alarm to start the routine of the day. Make the same thing for breakfast. Maybe go to a new coffee place…nah. Same place. Go to work on the same route to the same job you've been at for years. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Thread by @shoobe01: "Mobile is not desktop. Stop trying to squeeze 1990s Web 1.0 PC paradigms into your mobile app and websites. Understand how people interact w […]"
Thread ReaderAccount Share Support Thread Reader! 15 tweets Steven Hoober @shoobe01 Read on Twitter Mobile is not desktop. Stop trying to squeeze 1990s Web 1.0 PC paradigms into your mobile app and websites. Understand how people interact with small, touchscreen devices to design them to work well. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Vue.js: the good, the meh, and the ugly – Pier Bover – Medium
Picking up new frameworks and libraries is exciting but also stressful. Even after some evaluation you never really know what skeletons you’re going to find out down the road. My honeymoon period is long over. via Pocket
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4 days ago
Too Busy? 7 Ways To Increase Leisure Time, According To Science - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Feeling overwhelmed? Are you constantly running from thing to thing but never getting it all done? When researchers survey people, they say they’re too busy — about everything. via Pocket
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4 days ago
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Getting The Website Information Architecture Right: How to Structure Your Site for Optimal User Experiences http://rviv. via Pocket
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4 days ago
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7 Ways You Can Easily Increase Your Willpower https://buff. via Pocket
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4 days ago
The Real Value of Cucumber | MojoTech
In the article, Why I Recommend Against Using Cucumber, the author Jason Swett, stipulates some problems with how he sees Cucumber being used incorrectly, and that even if used correctly, he posits that Cucumber has a “small negative value. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Why I Recommend Against Using Cucumber - Code with Jason
Around the time I first started using Rails in 2011, I noticed that a lot of developers, seemingly all Rails developers, were using Cucumber to assist with testing. I bought into the idea—describing test cases in plain English—but in practice Cucumber not to be very valuable. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Your Onboarding Emails Suck — Stop Sending Them & Try This Instead
At one of the SaaS companies I advise, they were doing what everyone does — sending a series of onboarding emails based on product usage and key milestones that people were achieving during their trial. Their trial-to-paid conversion rate was right around 8.5%. Not terrible, but not great. via Pocket
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5 days ago
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The Science of Familiarity: How to Increase Conversions by Being Completely Unoriginal http://rviv. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Rolf Pott’s Deviate: How to Create a Successful Podcast with Tim Ferriss – Podcast Notes
Listen Here Intro This is the first episode of Rolf Pott’s new podcast – Deviate Rolf is the author of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term Travel Why did Tim start his podcast? It was originally started as a side project with no goals of going anywhere, after the launch of via Pocket
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5 days ago
Thread by @nikunj_speaks: "1/ Our SaaS billing @CutshortHQ is now powered by @stripe India. Integration was a bit of work, but well worth it - the platform looks solid […]" #SaaS
Got pulled into an interesting debate on LinkedIn - are early stage employees are stupid to accept lower salaries in exchange of 1-5% equity which is most probably worth ZERO. 1/n I won't call it stupid, but irrational. via Pocket
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5 days ago
How to Make a Japanese Breakfast | Serious Eats
When I get on a plane to Japan, breakfast is the meal I anticipate most. Not ramen, not a sushi omakase or pristine slices of sashimi, but a "Japanese breakfast." Salted salmon, rice, and miso soup. There is no better breakfast in the world. via Pocket
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5 days ago
The $1,000 Podcasting Setup | CSS-Tricks
It's a pretty dang good microphone. (Chris Enns also recommended the Heil PR 40, which is in the same range.) On my desk, I have a Swivel Mount Boom Arm to put it on, so I can swing it into place when using it, and swing it away when I'm not. Like most pretty dang good microphones, it's not "USB". via Pocket
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5 days ago
The Cook and the Chef: Musk's Secret Sauce - Wait But Why
Welcome to the last post in the series on the world of Elon Musk. It’s been a long one, I know. A long series with long posts and a long time between posts. It turns out that when it comes to Musk and his shit, there was a lot to say. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Pricing Experiments You Might Not Know, But Can Learn From
Lots of entrepreneurs struggle with pricing. How much to charge? It’s clear that the right price can make all the difference – too low and you miss out on profit; too high and you miss out on sales. Asking people what they’d pay for and how much rarely works. [Tweet It!] via Pocket
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6 days ago
The 12 Principles Of Effective Blog Design
People judge books by the cover and other people by their looks. … and so on. You don’t know anything about these men. Yet, you make assumptions and can even take decisions based on their looks. via Pocket
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6 days ago
Thread by @SethAbramson: "(THREAD) A LIST OF MICHAEL COHEN'S LIES. Now that Cohen's attorney has called Trump a liar on Twitter—and now that Cohen has signaled his wi […]"
(1 of 2) But Mike, by saying law enforcement can't question a president's mens rea—for pardons, or ever—and then saying they can't investigate a pardon as an actus reus either, Alan is saying law enforcement can't investigate pardons. via Pocket
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6 days ago
Twitter
(THREAD) A LIST OF MICHAEL COHEN'S LIES. Now that Cohen's attorney has called Trump a liar on Twitter—and now that Cohen has signaled his willingness to cooperate with Mueller—you need to know the many lies Cohen has told which he'll shortly retract. I hope you'll read and share. via Pocket
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6 days ago
Random Day in the Life of a Developer | CSS-Tricks
Yesterday, I started going through my email as soon as I got to work. I always start my day with email. I kinda like email. I read some interesting things in keeping up with the industry. I deal with some business things. I handle with some personal things. via Pocket
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6 days ago
Can meditation really make the world a better place? | Aeon Essays
Among the promised psychological and physical benefits of meditation are the elimination or reduction of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as bipolar disorder, eating disorders, diabetes, substance abuse, chronic pain, blood pressure, cancer, autism and schizophrenia. via Pocket
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6 days ago
Basecamp 3: working with clients
You decide what your clients can see. Everything in a project starts off private to your team. When you’re ready to share something — a message, a to-do, a file — just flip the switch: Your team never has to worry about accidentally sharing something private. via Pocket
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6 days ago
The Knowledge Project – Alive Time vs. Dead Time with Robert Greene – Podcast Notes
Listen Here intro Robert Greene (@RobertGreene) is the author of New York Times bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power and The 33 Strategies of War He is also the author of Mastery and The Art of Seduction Check out his website – powerseductionandwar. via Pocket
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6 days ago
6 Things The Most Organized People Do Every Day - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear. Most of us feel that way. But not all of us. The most organized people don’t. via Pocket
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6 days ago
How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely's 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
It’s hard to be efficient. Sometimes it feels like the world doesn’t make any sense. Sometimes you don’t make any sense. And sometimes it feels like it’s all a conspiracy. via Pocket
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6 days ago
“Why Am I Going to Continue to Be Silent?”: Michael Cohen Is Ready to Kick Off the Lanny Davis Era | Vanity Fair
Two weeks ago, Michael Cohen picked up his cell phone and dialed a number that a few mutual friends suggested he call. Lanny Davis answered the line on the other end. Cohen and Davis, of course, were unlikely compatriots. via Pocket
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6 days ago
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