Tag: LIFE

Readings for Lunch — [ 11 Jan 2018 ]

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Tom by Daria Bogomolova (source)

LIFE

Why I (try to) run a small business on the side

By day, Noah works for Basecamp, analyzing data to improve the product and business. By night, he make and sell wooden topographic maps. His small business is never going to make him a millionaire or famous. So why does he bother with this?

WEB

Permissions on the web suck

In this blog post Phil Nash explains why push notifications are getting a bad reputation (and why he doesn’t think they deserve it), the problems we are facing with this and some potential solutions.

Readings for Lunch — [ 07 Sep 2017 ]

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Ancient arrowhead found in a bypass dig at Washingborough (source)

LIFE

My little Suomi

A post by Varia Stepanova about small things she noticed in her new basic life as immigrant in Finland.

FUN

The State of Design

I don't agree too much with this analysis, but I have to admit that the choice of the images for the article is simply perfect.

Readings for Lunch — [ 31 Aug 2017 ]

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"Life is like walking on a narrow bridge" by Mathias Jakobsen / Think Clearly (source)

COMMUNITY

Thanks: the biggest missing feature in coding culture

Praise and gratitude are things we think are sorely lacking in Tech in general, but especially in developer culture and development tools. Some dev platforms have been around for almost a decade but still lack the ability to directly thank contributors and creators.

LIFE

Why we fell for clean eating

The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it.

Readings for Lunch — [ 14 Feb 2017 ]

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Malga Ciapela, Italy – Photo by Piera Torno (source)

LANGUAGE

The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

From gigil to wabi-sabi and tarab, there are many foreign emotion words with no English equivalent. Learning to identify and cultivate these experiences could give you a richer and more successful life.

LIFE

It's All Relative

Via Michele Bertoli
There is no absolute measure of happiness. It is not meaningful. Nonetheless, we tend to measure our happiness relative to other people.

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Jan 2017 ]

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From Paper to Screen – An amazing 3 minutes animation which shows typography evolution from paper to screen. #mustsee #absolute #beauty (source)

GAMING

How Designers Engineer Luck Into Video Games

How do you "program" luck in a video game? This is not a simple problem to solve.

LIFE

Out of the shadows – My life with depression

James Higgs shares a very personal story. He is a very special person, and this can only confirm my respect and admiration for him.

Readings for Lunch — [ 17 Dec 2015 ]

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Photo bombing squirrel hanging out at Moraine Lake in Banff, Canada (source)

CASE HISTORY

Building the UX London website

Charlotte Jackson, front-end developer at Clearleft, tells how she decided to build the new version of the UX London website, her design process and some technical choices.

LIFE

How to Build Creative Confidence in Kids

How can we prevent kids’ creativity from being blocked? And how can we help kids strengthen their creative muscles?

Readings for Lunch — [ 18 Nov 2014 ]

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Siberia from the sky – via Jonathan Davidoff
LIFE

Overcoming the 5 biggest distractions

Whether at work or in life, these distractions keep you from successfully achieving your goals…learn what they are & how to overcome them!

APPS

Snapchat making mobile payments 'fun'

Partnership of Snapchat & Square to create a new way for people to send & receive money – Snapcash! Currently only available in the US…

& the 10 Things in Tech you Need to Know Today, like Uber partnering with Spotify, & Fitbit in court…