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Body Language Lessons from a Poker Pro

For poker champ Liv Boeree, calling someone’s bluff isn’t about their face at all, it’s often much more about their body as a whole—and one part in particular. (via Big Think)

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Dancing in 80’s

(via The Curious Brain)

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The Point is to Run

“In a long distance race, everyone gets tired. The winner is the runner who figures out where to put the tired, figures out how to store it away until after the race is over.

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♥ / Dropmark

A big thank you to Oak for continuously sponsoring my blog and RSS feed. Dropmark is the smart way to organize all your links, files, and notes into visual collections.

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Tips For Conducting Usability Studies With Participants With Disabilities

Over the last few years, I ran several usability studies with participants with various disabilities. I thought it would help others if I shared some of my experiences.

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Linux Developer McHardy Drops GPLv2 'Shake Down' Case

Former Linux developer Patrick McHardy dropped his Gnu General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) violation case against Geniatech in a German court this week.

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BIG releases new image of twisting residential towers in New York

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The Improbable Rise of the Daily News Podcast

WIRED columnist Felix Salmon on how Serial paved the way for a new generation of daily news podcasts.

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Demystifying Python Recursion

Most complex tasks in Python can be broken down into simpler subtasks. Recursion helps to achieve this, hence making the code clean and neat.

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New Short Course: Create a Free Website With GitHub Pages

Have you ever wanted to build a simple website quickly and easily, without a lot of fuss?

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On The Color White

Animated by Jocie Juritz.

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Easy Version Control With Git in Android Studio

As you know, it's best practice to always use source control management (SCM) for your projects—even personal projects.

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Prototyping: Why Bother and Where to Start? A Definitive Introduction

Prototyping is a crucial tool in the development of websites and other digital services. In this post I explore its potential and share tips and techniques for getting the most from it.

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A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide (Part 3)

In Part 2, I covered the details of evaluating a plan, choosing web professionals, and determining your website structure.

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How To Prevent Common WordPress Theme Mistakes

If you’ve been thinking of creating free or premium WordPress themes, well, I hope I can help you avoid some of the mistakes I’ve made over the years.

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8 Ways A UX Consultant Can Help Your Business

People often ask me what exactly it is I do as a UX consultant. It's a fair question as there is a lot of confusion around the role of user experience consultant.

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Ask Slashdot: Best To-Do/Task List Software?

Albanach writes: Despite searching, I have not identified a good solution for managing to-do lists, a problem that can't be unique or unusual.

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Loose Threads

I'm just putting these here. I've sold a couple, without trying but one day I'd like to get them out there and see if anyone's interested. Personally, I love them, which is the best place to start.

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Challenge: Build a React Component

The best way to learn a new skill is by putting it into practice. So here's a challenge for you.

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Yellow Blob

This yellow blob by Hans Hemmert won my heart.

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Rug by GUR

This rug made me laugh. Yes, more rugs.

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Nanimarquina Shade Rug

Not sure what triggered my sudden rug obsession but this one, by Turkish designer Begüm Cana Özgür is a visual gem.

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Irony Doesn’t Scale

“Eventually I realized that success is not about big hits. It’s actually in the opportunity to improve. How could our sales pipeline be better managed?

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A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide (Part 2)

In Part 1, I emphasized on the importance of recognizing the purpose of your website, and why planning for the web is just as important as planning for anything else associated with your business.

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Random Porcelain Cup

Not sure what story I would make up in my mind if someone handed me one of these Random Porcelain Cups printed with unpredictable numbers.

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How to Become an Adult

“We start on the path to genuine adulthood when we stop insisting on our emotional competence and acknowledge the extent to which we are – in many areas of our psyche – likely to be sharply

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♥ / Skillshare

A big thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week.

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Nanimarquina Rabari Rug 2

What a stunning (and pricy) rug. Hand-knotted and hand-woven by Doshi Levien.

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Advice to New Managers

1 earn trust by giving it 2 hire for EQ, train for IQ 3 eat lunch with your team 4 tell people their work matters 5 be a player-coach 6 feedback in private, praise in public 7 in victory, lead from ba

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Adobe XD Contest: Create An App Prototype With Your City's Best-Kept Secrets

(This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) Every city has its hidden spots: the best place to see the sunset, a cozy coffee shop that makes excellent espresso, or that impressive building you won’

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Visa Claims Chip Cards Reduced Fraud By 70%

An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica:
Although only 59 percent of US storefronts have terminals that accept chip cards, fraud has dropped 70 percent from September 2015 to December 2017 for those r

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Donald Wexler pioneered prefab living in Palm Springs with Steel Houses

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Ex-Google Employee Claims Wrongful Firing For Criticizing James Damore’s Memo

Former Google engineer Tim Chevalier sued the company, claiming he was fired for sharing politically liberal posts on Google's internal message boards.

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YouTube and Facebook Trending Tools Highlighted Parkland Conspiracy Theories

An algorithm change apparently designed to keep fake news out is precisely what put a Parkland conspiracy video at the top of YouTube's Trending section.

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Ikigai

Ikigai is a Japanese concept meaning “A Reason For Being”. More over on Wikipedia.

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“Although there are

“Although there are some examples of highly engaged communities being developed via technology (e.g., Peloton riders), when it comes to belonging, real connection will most likely come from in-p

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How to Keep Going

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This Room. This View.

This room. This view. A dream!

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I feel this

I feel these photographsby Sakir Yildirim.

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GifMuse

Lots of mesmerizing GIFs, like the ones above, can be found over on GIFMUSE.

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Eye Poster

Eye-catching poster by German artist and graphic designer Marta Fromm.

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One Word Resolutions

These one word resolution prompts seem like an interesting way to help form new habits. Could be used as a playful tool in an office environment.

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Progress

“Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated and reimagined if it is to survive.” – Zadie Smith

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♥ / Miss D

A big thank you to Miss D for sponsoring my blog and RSS feed this week. Imagine what would happen if you let a couple of enthusiast photographers build a language app?

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Designing A Perfect Responsive Configurator

Here’s a little challenge for you. How would you design a responsive interface for a custom car configurator?

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Getting Started In Public Speaking: Global Diversity CFP Day

A CFP, or Call For Proposals (sometimes also known as a Call For Papers), is a request for speakers to send their proposed talk ideas to a conference.

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Silicon Valley Singles Are Giving Up On the Algorithms of Love

The Washington Post: Melissa Hobley, an executive at the dating app OkCupid, hears the complaints about the apps [being unable to find good matches] regularly and thinks they get a bad rap.