Ahmed Mu

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Why We Hate Not Finishing What We Start

. . . and a possible route to greater satisfaction.<p>Why do our brains recall the things we haven't done more than those we have accomplished? It seems …

4 Reasons Not to Settle in a Relationship

<i>Settling</i> is an ugly, depressing word. Few people would suggest outright that you should settle for less than you want and deserve in a relationship. …

5 Ways Technology Has Changed Recruiting Forever

<i>Franklin Morris is a senior writer for Rackspace.</i><p>A recent CareerBuilder report finds that 77 percent of full-time workers are either looking for a new job or are open to a change this year.<p>Candidates who haven’t applied in a couple years will quickly find that the rules are different. Anyone who …

The Spotify Effect: Why Every Company Is Now A Data Company

<i>Marius Moscovici is the founder and CEO of Metric Insights.</i><p>After landing a $200 million credit line and acquiring music data platform The Echo Nest, Spotify is widely expected to announce its IPO in coming months. Spotify is a unique spin on the same fundamental formula that generated value for …

StoreDot Promises to Recharge Your Phone in Just 30 Seconds... in 2016

Running out of power is pretty much the biggest pain of modern day smartphones, and while sitting around waiting for them to charge isn’t usually the end of the world, there are still better things you could be doing.<p>Enter StoreDot, an Israeli technology company with a special battery and charger …

Not dead yet: Dutch, British governments pay to keep Windows XP alive

Governments pay Microsoft millions to continue support for “end of life” OS.<p>Windows XP is supposed to be dead next week. But the Dutch and British …

How to Manage Talented People by Not Bossing Them Around

<i>Walter Chen is the founder and CEO of iDoneThis, the easiest way to share and celebrate what you get done at work, every day. On his downtime, he blogs about management, entrepreneurship, and happiness on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>Getting rid of managers may seem like just another tech trend, but much of …

The Best Length for Online Content

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Every so often when I’m tweeting or emailing, I’ll think: Should I really be writing so much?<p>I tend to get carried away. And for the times that I do, it sure would be nice to know if all this extra typing is hurting or helping my cause. I want to …

Magazines

15 Essential Serif Fonts for Professional Designers

en_US<p>article<p>A list of serif fonts for professional designers. To take your work to the next level use these serif fonts for professional …

Typography rules and terms every designer must know

Typography is, quite simply, the art and technique of arranging type. It's central to the skills of a designer and is about much more than making the …

22 free ebooks for designers and artists

There's always been a healthy market for commercial graphic design books, illustration books and student books written by experts, and this isn't …

Graphic Design

How to use sketching to build brilliant designs

I’m not the best wordsmith in the world. In fact, writing this article took me days.<p>As an Art Club member and a yearbook staffer at school, I’d …

10 steps to improving your designs

This design checklist is a guide that I created for myself over time – it allows me to find the balance between the two extremes I face daily as a …

11 places to find logo design inspiration

You've just taken a new brief from a new client and now you're sitting at your desk waiting for inspiration to strike. Do you really expect the …

Graphic Design

How to Actually Succeed on Google+

“Our philosophy and strategy is platform agnostic, so, it can tie into many different platforms,” said Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement at the American Red Cross.<p>According to Midkiff, this philosophy is to craft a visually focused story about the Red Cross and to engage with people …

The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I have a pretty bad memory, it seems. I know people say that all the time, but here’s why I think it actually applies to me:<p>In pretty much all of my childhood memories, I’m around 10 years old, as if nothing ever happened before that.<br>• My poor …

7 LinkedIn Stats to Improve Your Marketing Strategy

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>A quick glance at a chart of the Internet’s fastest-growing social networks reveals what you likely already knew (Instagram is growing like mad) and what might be a surprise: <b>LinkedIn is the third-fastest-growing social network.</b><p>“75% of European …

11 Best Web Tools for Streamlining Internal Emails

Whether your team works remotely or side by side, minimizing inessential inbox chaos is a constant challenge startups face. Luckily, there are now countless resources dedicated to fixing this very problem. (Actually asking people to stop emailing you doesn’t seem to be an option.)<p>To find out which …