Aine McGovern

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Blazing New Trails: Tips For The Lone Tester Kindle Edition

Are you the only tester in your department or company? If so, this is the series for you! In this 4-part book, you will find out how to manage and …

Hindsight lessons about API testing

Reading Time: 9 minutes<p>This is the last part of Hindsight lessons about automation that I write for now, I think I wrote enough about my automation …

Software Development

How to measure exploratory tests ?

Hello guys,<p>Many people that are not from the QA area doesn’t know how to measure or what are the advantages of doing exploratory tests, but it is a …

Software Development

Interviewing for new testers – advice from the community – Journey Into Quality

It’s not often that I get to interview potential new tester colleagues so I asked for input from the test community on Twitter to help me out.<p>This is …

Employment

How to Build Brand Loyalty on Instagram

Instagram just surpassed 1 billion monthly users, and the company reports that 80% of its users follow a business. But are you using your Instagram …

Social Media

Test Leadership Congress 2018

My story with Test Leadership Congress began when I found out their Call For Papers. And as my journey with leadership just started I was very …

Infographic: Don’t fall for these social media marketing myths

Social media marketing isn’t going away anytime soon.Even with the scandals rocking the industry about data protection and technology addiction, …

This half-hour exercise can get you out of your career rut

You can’t always take a weeklong vacation to reflect and reset, but if you can get away from your office for an hour, this technique can put things into fresh perspective.<p>Summer is finally here, and you’re thinking about your dream vacation. You conjure up images of sitting by the pool, drinking an …

Monday Musings

I was at the ProductTank World Product Day meetup on Wednesday where there was some talk of what the T-shaped Product Manager might look like. No …

12 Ways to Finally Stop Chronic Procrastination

Almost every adult with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has experienced procrastination at some time in his or her life. …

Procrastination

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its dynamic young cousin sophrology

A modern blend of yoga, Zen Buddhism, hypnosis and psychology, it’s huge elsewhere in Europe and on its way to the UK<p>Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still …

Meditation

Do You Know the Meaning of Om?

Om is a very simple sound with a complex meaning. Om is the whole universe coalesced into a single word, representing the union of mind, body, and …

8 Free Succulent Crochet Patterns

These succulents are perfect for anyone who does not have a green thumb. I mean succulents are hard to kill anyway but these are long lifers! they …

Testing is like a box of rocks

I was inspired today by Alan Page’s Test Automation Snowman. He makes all good points, but let’s be honest, the model is the same as the good ol’ …

Get yourself beyond your own limitations. Learn from your bug reports!

Every tester is familiar with the characteristics of a good bug report. Tons of blog entries and articles have been published about what makes a bug …

Sheet Music

This is the best style of meditation for you, based on your wellness needs

Thanks to an ever-growing contingent of studios, apps, and audio guides, meditation is now as accessible as a cup of expensive take-out coffee. And …

Meditation

The sneaky gut problem cutting gluten can cause

As one of the most sought after gut health experts in the world, Mahmoud A. Ghannoum, PhD—who actually is the one who coined the term …

5 common yoga mistakes you may not realize you’re making—and exactly how to fix them

Have you ever felt like you were totally soaring in crow, but then caught your reflection and noticed you were less bird-like and more, well, ready …

Practicing These 3 Daily Habits Will Inherently Make You More Successful

Keep yourself grounded as you shoot of the starts.<p>Every person works differently, and every brain is wired differently. This makes it hard to pinpoint what daily actions can lead people to thrive. Instead of listing of to-do's that can help one succeed, it's important to recognize that success …

12 Weight-Loss Bloggers Who Are Inspirational AF

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll get some serious inspo.<p>Feeling like you're the only person who has to skip the office cupcakes and watch what you eat to maintain a healthy weight is...not great. But if that's you, you're not alone! Case-in-point: weight loss bloggers who get brutally honest about …

9 Moisturizing Lipsticks You Won’t Believe Are from the Drugstore

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

What It Means to Be a 'Rainbow Baby' and Why Rainbow Babies Are Beautiful

Parents and experts explain why rainbow babies, born after miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death, are something beautiful after a scary and dark experience.<p>The term rainbow baby may not be familiar to people who haven't experienced a loss. But to those of us who have, it has a very deep and …

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Social Media

I Started Using a Panda Planner and It’s Kind of Changed My Life

Every Friday at 8:30 a.m., a Google Calendar notification from my company’s CEO pops up reminding me to “Reflect and Give Thanks.” The “Reflect” part …

23 Ideas for Marketers Wondering What to Post on Instagram

Instagram has turned out to be an engagement goldmine for brands in certain industries. For instance, cosmetic brands received 56,797 interactions …

23 Ideas for Marketers Wondering What to Post on Instagram [Infographic]

If you've hit a creative roadblock, or if you just feel like your Instagram posts are getting stale, check out this infographic by social media …

The To-Do List Method That Finally Got My Life In Order

Who knew graph paper could make such a difference?<p>You’ve probably heard by now about the life-changing magic of a functional to-do list. <i>You’ll be</i> …

The 4 Exercises That Unexpectedly Helped Me Zap Away My Stubborn Belly Fat

Ever since I was a kid, my family has (cruelly) reminded me that I didn't inherit the "hourglass figure" genes, so I was convinced for a long time that I would never be able to get rid of the extra belly on my midsection. I tried everything from Pilates and HIIT cardio to waist trainers and juice …

Meet Animal Flow, the Workout That's About to Take Over the Fitness World

If you've been in the workout scene for a while, it can sometimes feel like you've done it all by now. It seems like every group fitness class you do these days is some variation of cycling, strength training, or HIIT. While these are all great ways to get a sweat on and strengthen your body, you …

Breakdancing

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …