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Three Tips for Creating a Better UX Portfolio

We think that whoever, decided that UX designers should need a portfolio, should have their head read. UX design is not graphic design and the …

UX Design

Quick Review: AirPods alternative that charge via USB-C and actually stay in: $28 Prime shipped

Although they cost $159 and can still be hard to find there’s a lot to love about Apple’s AirPods. The W1 chip makes it easy to pair with Apple devices and they just work…unless they just fall out of your ears like they do with mine. (You can pop some earbuddies on them but then you have to remove …

Tech Trends

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employee Engagement

How to Lose Your Best Employees

You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door.<p>She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her …

Employee Engagement

How To Buy John Coltrane: The 10 Albums Every Jazz Newcomer Needs

In jazz circles, the smallest mention of <b>John Coltrane</b> usually invokes a mood of hushed reverence. That’s because Trane – as his disciples refer to …

Universal Music

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

Cooking

Every Modern IGN 10-Rated Game

<i>If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.</i><p>If you haven't checked out our God of War …

Metal Gear

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Market Yourself As An Industrial Designer

If we were talking about marketing a product we’d look to define our target audience, identify where they can be found in their highest …

UX Design

Watch The Killers cover Tom Petty at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Brandon Flowers also inducted The Cars to the Hall Of Fame<p>The Killers paid tribute to Tom Petty at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony …

Hall of Fame

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Alfa Romeo

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Eurovision in spaaaaaaaaaace!<p>Many authors attempt comedy in science fiction, but few pull it off. Alongside very funny works like John Scalzi’s <i>Redshirts</i> and Terry Pratchett’s entire <i>Discworld</i> series, the pinnacle of hilarious science fiction is Douglas Adams’ <i>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,</i> …

Science Fiction

Action RPG Die for Valhalla! Will Raid The Switch eShop Next Month

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Nintendo

Ask These Questions To Suss Out A Candidate’s Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is an important characteristic. Listen carefully to interviewees’ answers to these questions during the interview process.<p>Despite what you might have come to believe after sorting through the internet’s seemingly bottomless slew of articles on the subject, emotional …

Psychology

8 brilliant portfolios from young designers

Thanks to the internet, age or location doesn't mean much for a graphic designer anymore. In fact, most creatives don't mention their age in their …

Graphic Design

Want to Avoid Hiring People You Can't Trust Later? Ask These 5 Powerful Interview Questions

Warren Buffett famously said that you should interview for intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't bother.<p>Are you a hiring manager or a person who conducts interviews as part of your job? Well, if you're not employing the science of behavioral interviewing in …

Employment

How to Live on a Sailboat for 12 Years

Inside Liz Clark's new book, "Swell," which documents her decade-long surf trip on a sailboat<p>Southern California native Liz Clark lived on a sailboat …

Time I

The Messenger on Nintendo Switch Will Scratch Your Ninja Gaiden Itch

The Messenger by indie developer Sabotage and publisher Devolver Digital is a unique take on retro-style platformers with a retro twist. ...Read …

Indie Gaming

Jan Morris' 6 favorite books about New York

<i>Jan Morris' new book,</i> Battleship Yamato<i>, tells the story of World War II's most powerful warship. Below, the celebrated Welsh-born historian, travel</i> …

Books

11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

Ice Age

Nintendo issues warning for Switch owners after charging cable incidents

In theory, Nintendo’s decision to do away with proprietary chargers and furnish the Switch with a USB-C port should have benefited consumers, giving …

Retrogaming

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

Yoga

Your Abs Will Be Sore For Days (Maybe Weeks, TBH) After This Wall Workout Challenge

Newsflash: sculpting your midsection doesn't have to entail repetitive crunches and mind-numbing planks. It can actually be a — dare I say it? — <i>fun</i> process. Case in point: Jeanette Jenkins's latest ab workout challenge.<p>The celebrity trainer, who works with stars like Pink and Alicia Keys, just …

Workouts

The dream job that's all the rage across America

Taso Du Val started Toptal (short for "top talent") when he saw just how hard it was for U.S. firms to find top freelance talent in tech. He knew …

The Workplace

The Outbound Journal

The Kettlebell Move You Need to Burn Fat and Tone Your Legs, Butt, and Core

If you've shied away from kettlebells because you're a dumbbell kind of girl, you're really missing out! This magical piece of equipment can be used in so many exercises that not only strengthen your muscles but also get your heart rate soaring, burning calories — kettlebell training burns an …

Workouts

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

Workouts

If You Want Stronger Abs, Do This Bodyweight Workout ASAP

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Bodyweight Exercises<p>Abs Workout<p>If You Want Stronger Abs, Do This Bodyweight Workout ASAP<p>Shares<p>Whatever the season, there's no …

Workouts

7 Ways To Make It Easier For Recruiters To Skim Your Resume

Recruiters rarely read your resume from start to finish. Follow these tips in order to grab their attention right away.<p>It’s easy to think that after all the work you’ve put into perfecting your resume, recruiters will at least spend the time thoroughly reading it from start to finish. …

Employment

How to Become More Successful Licensing Your Product Ideas

Instead of trying to fit your product idea into someone else's line, invent for the marketplace.<p>Inventors, you're doing it all wrong!<p>Most inventors observe a problem and then attempt to come up with a solution for it. When they've invented one, they shop that solution around for licensing …

Inventions