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Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

<i>“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as</i> …

Productivity

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

100 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire Anyone

Motivational and inspirational quotes can pick you up on a bad day and inspire you to even greater heights.<p>Need a little inspiration? Need a quick burst of self motivation?<p>Here you go:<p>"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau<br>• "If you are not willing …

Motivation

50 Mindful Steps to Self-Esteem (Interview & Book Giveaway)

<i>Update: The winners for this giveaway have been chosen. They are: Julie C. Perry and GoBubbles1.</i><p>Growing up, we learn innumerable things about how the …

How to Use a Simple Pocket Notebook to Improve Your Life

It’s really hard to believe, but I have to say that one of the most—and possibly <i>the</i> most—profound changes I’ve made in my life over the last several …

7 future web design trends

Too many articles will tell you what is cool in web design. I’m going to take you past the obvious to make some <i>real</i> predictions.<p>1. Gestures are the …

New Web trends: immersive interaction design

Aside from the visual appeal, animations more importantly transition users between states of content. Transitions are the glue holding together all animated effects. How does the user get from one state to the next? What does each different state ask or tell the user to do? A smooth transition …

UI Design

Take Better Notes During Meetings by Thinking Like a Student

Just because you’re writing everything down when you’re in a meeting doesn’t mean that you’re engaged. Absent-minded note-taking isn’t beneficial if …

10 Books You Should Read To Get Rich

Don’t want to overspend your budget, swipe your credit card too many times, and feel like a financial mess? Instead of beating yourself up for the …

Personal Finance

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

How to save $100,000 by the time you're 30

This story is about two siblings who want to have a comfortable retirement — let's make them sisters for this article's purposes.<p>The first sister starts saving in her 20s and manages to save $100,000 by the time she turns 30, but then never puts another dollar toward her retirement.<p>The second …

Interaction Design: What Is It, and How Can You Use It?

Interaction design might be the most talked about design concept of 2015. It’s something you should be thinking about and planning for in all of your …

Cheap, Distance Learning Alternatives to an MFA in Creative Writing

I've known for the past year of so that I would have a special opportunity coming up in my life. Namely, time away from work to do something for myself. I'm in the business of teaching, and it can be very challenging and draining, to say the least. That is, if you're doing things right. Given this …

Web design color theory: how to create the right emotions with color in web design

The most stimulating color, red is so energizing it has been used to increase blood circulation. Representing passion and power, red is the color that will attract the most attention, which is why it is commonly used for warnings and important notices.<p>Red is very appropriate for the <b>No Way NSA</b> …

The Future of Interaction Design

Even though the site is certainly influenced by the mobile-first philosophy, you find that it’s still quite a pleasant experience even on desktop.<p>When it comes to scrolling as an interaction, we’ve found that long scrolls aren’t really a usability issue provided that each content section (and …

Charles Bukowski's Top 10 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life

Looking for some pointers on how to live an awesome life? Take it from Charles Bukowski, an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist …

Change Your Entire Life with this Simple Technique from Thích Nhất Hạnh.

<i>To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.</i><p>~ Thich Nhat Hanh<p>I was visiting a friend …

35 things you should do for your career by the time you turn 35

We're all for flexibility. Going your own way. Paving your own path. Doing what works for you (and not doing what doesn't).<p>We're also big fans of not …

A Beginner’s Guide to Wireframing

Wireframing is an important step in any screen design process. It primarily allows you to define the information hierarchy of your design, making it …

The ultimate guide to getting started in web design

Do you want to learn how to design your very first website? Perhaps you’ve designed a few and now you’d like to turn your skills into a career? This …

Web Design

How to use HTML & CSS style tiles to kickstart your design

It’s been a while since Style Tiles were brought into this world by the genius of one Samantha Warren. For those of you who might have looked at them …

Web Design

Learn how to boost your productivity quickly with GTD and Evernote

Among the many systems available for task and project management, the popular <b>GTD</b> <b>(Getting Things Done)</b> system by David Allen is my personal …

Levelling Up With Sass

Using a CSS preprocessor is fast becoming a crucial part of a developer’s workflow. If it isn’t part of your process yet, consider giving it a try! …

CSS

Upfront is a game changer for WordPress

<i>[- This is a sponsored post on behalf of WPMU Dev -]</i><p>Whoever you are, however you use it, if you’re building websites with WordPress then you need to …

Web Design

A Guide to Mobile-Friendly Design and Content Organization

As of March 2014, the average US consumer spends two hours and 42 minutes per day on their mobile devices, according to analytics service Flurry. Though the majority of this time is spent using apps (primarily games and Facebook), 14 percent of time spent on iOS and Android devices is spent on a …

Are You Using This Helpful Online Resource To Answer All Your Burning Startup Questions?

It seems that every day I am asked to answer a question on Quora. For those who are not familiar with the platform, Quora is vibrant question-and-answer website where a community of users can pose questions and answer those they have the knowledge and expertise to answer.<p>What makes Quora so useful …

Startups

Finding the right Typekit plan

If you’re new to Typekit, we realize it can be a little daunting to decide where to begin. To make it easier, today we’re rolling out a redesigned …

44 Responsive Web Design Resources: The Ultimate List

GIFs<p>Froont created my favorite article of 2014. Check out their “9 basic principles of responsive web design” in GIF form!<p>Don’t like reading long …

Web Design

How To Raise Financially Savvy Kids

"Parents do great teaching kids good manners and how to be safe, make their beds and be culturally savvy," says Mary Hunt, personal finance expert and author of recently released Raising Financially Confident Kids. "But so very often parents neglect the most important thing of all—to prepare them …

11 Things I Didn't Know About Typography Before

Coming from a Computer Science background, I never had any education about Typography. I’ve never even heard of it even when I was already making …