Brett Marlin

526 Added | 12 Magazines | 69 Likes | 39 Following | 53 Followers | @brettmarlin2014 | Compulsive Creativist, Armchair Psycologist , Weekend Philosopher, and Neurology Enthusiast. I also like tennis.

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Mental Health

Here Are the 2 Words You Need to Say to Yourself in Order to Become Unstoppable | Inc.com

Maybe it's a good idea you watch your mouth.<p>When we decide to acquire new habits and rid ourselves of old, harmful ones, we tend to focus the most on motivation and the logistics of implementation. Rarely do we consider thinking about all the possible things we subconsciously do that impede our …

Framing

Happiness is overrated — finding deep meaning in life comes down to 4 'pillars'

She would eventually find it in researching the topic itself, ultimately reaching graduate school to study the psychology of happiness.<p>More recently, Esfahani Smith toured the United States, asking hundreds of people what they considered important in their lives. The answers she received didn't …

Happiness

The uncomfortable, powerful truth every manager realizes after getting a promotion

People usually get promotions because of their outstanding achievements and success. But most good leaders realize a strange paradox while climbing the career ladder. As Sarah Thompson, CEO of global advertising firm Droga5, tells the New York Times: “There’s less glory the more senior you get.”<p>In …

12 Great New Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer

A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it be fast-paced? High energy? Physically light? (Never mind emotionally ― tears are just salt water, anyway!)<p>True, the label can be used as condescendingly as …

Books

This Buddhist Monk Turned Investor Figured Out a 6-Question Framework for Getting What You Want | Inc.com

Christine Comaford sees this problem time and time again. From U.S. presidents to billionaire CEOs to budding entrepreneurs, the problem that continually arises for leaders throughout all stages of growth and development is answering a deceptively simple question: What do I want?<p>Answering this one …

Startups

14 UX Design Books: The Essential Reading List

Staying up to date is a key to success whetherThe post 14 UX Design Books: The Essential Reading List appeared first on iamwire.

UX Design

10 Traits of Managers Whose Teams Are Happy to Come to Work

Work isn't recess but it shouldn't be detention, either.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any manager wants their team members to do is dread coming to work each day. Because people spend the majority of their time at work, it is important managers do all …

Leadership

Google's Eric Schmidt: To Maximize Persistence, Do This

In the latest episode of 'Masters of Scale,' Google's former CEO shares must-know tips and advice.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> <i>Masters of Scale</i><i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business -- and at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>, entrepreneurs are</i> …

Self-improvement

How This Famous Movie Quote Is Able to Change Your Bad Habits Almost Immediately | Inc.com

Remember how your mother used to tell you things growing up, like, "Don't swim after a meal or you'll get indigestion." Whatever mom said, whether it was from her wisdom or an old wive's tale, probably stuck with you to adulthood.<p>Then, somewhere around your early twenties, you challenged mom's …

Self-improvement

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Proof That Design Is Good For Business, In 8 Statistics

Design is being severely underutilized by manufacturers, according to the National Endowment for the Arts.<p>This week, the National Endowment for the Arts released a report on the importance of industrial design to the United States’ economic health. While it covers everything from Apple’s influence …

Manufacturing

The Difference Between Customization and Personalization

Customization and personalization have long remained two of the most popular buzzwords in the modern development world. People often use these words …

Customer Experience

Design for value and growth in a new world

Customer choice has never been greater, so terrific design is essential for outstanding products and services—and to build lasting customer …

iPhone 5

What It Really Means to Be a Design-Centered Company | Inc.com

What makes a design-centered organization different from other organizations?<p>Design-centric companies show 10 year returns yielding 2.11 times (211 percent) that of the S&P 500, according to the 2015 Design Value Index Study. The study was done by The Design Management Institute, based on 16 public …

Design

AI Won’t Change Companies Without Great UX

As artificial intelligence algorithms infiltrate the enterprise, organizational learning matters as much as machine learning. How should smart management teams maximize the economic value of smarter systems?<p>Business process redesign and better training are important, but better use cases – those …

Artificial Intelligence

This psychedelic drug seems to affect the brain in ways that are surprisingly similar to meditation

Across the Atlantic, researchers in an ornate, blue-tiled hospital in Barcelona, Spain, study ayahuasca's physical effects on the brain.<p>The teams in those two disparate locations approach the study of the psychedelic drug differently, but researchers at each are coming to similar conclusions about …

Consciousness

UX in 60 Seconds: Using Component Libraries

Welcome to this super-quick introduction to using component libraries; helpful for designers, developers, and users alike. Let’s jump in!Component …

Web Design

The Unnecessary Fragmentation of Design Jobs

Photo by Sanwal DeenHey there, tech designer person. Have you noticed the increasing number of vague specializations we’ve invented for …

UX Design

UX Design is not UI Design — this is not what we should be talking about

<i>Rather, let’s think about the fundamentals behind the word, “Design”</i><p>Ever since I started learning about UI/UX/IxD and all those tech buzzwords, I …

UX Design

“Design polish” is ruining your software

“Design polish” is ruining your software. All those details that are being de-prioritized and placed in the backlog are the leading indicator you …

UX Design

10 Inspiring UX Design Portfolios

Creating a solid portfolio of your user experience credentials is an excellent way to sell yourself to prospective clients and employers. UX …

UX Design

Want to Be More Productive? Banish These 11 Thoughts From Your Mind | Inc.com

Limiting beliefs manifest from specific life experiences, the media, your friends, your family and the conversations that you have which become your programming for how you see the world.<p>While I was listening to Bryan Teare's The Quarter Life Comeback podcast, his guest was artist, speaker, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Tweaks To Make The Ketogenic Diet Even More Effective: A Doctor Explains

"Fitting into a size-8 dress again feels great, I sleep better, I'm not snappy with my kids as often, but here's the real deal breaker," my …

How to design a chatbot experience

Whether we like to admit it or not, messaging interaction platforms are contributing to our daily mobile screen time. They are the only applications …

Chatbots

Design principles: what to do when nobody is using your feature

When we released our new messenger last year, we added the ability for customers to create rich, personal profiles so their users would always know …

iOS Apps

Ten Steps to Intuitive Forms in Website Design

Your forms are one of the most important elements on your website, both for your users and the company. At their best, forms interact with visitors …

UI Design

How do you know when a design fails a usability test?

A handy technique I learned from the wrong job…Years ago, I spent an awkward patch of my career as an instructional designer, creating courses for …

UX Design