J. Brad Sturm

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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 best thing you can put on your resume isn't a job, skill, or degree

The resume is dead.<p>I've been saying this for a while now, and usually my perspective is rooted in this belief that having a personal brand is far more valuable than a sheet of paper that says where you went to college and what other jobs you've previously held.<p>But ever since I started my own …

Employment

I've been coaching execs for 25 years, and the same 6 habits keep coming up in the best leaders

Over the past 25 years, I've coached a mix of executives in for profit and not-for-profit companies like Kellogg's, Monsanto, SoCalGas, Newark City Government, The United Way, IBM, and AT&T. I've been in board rooms with people fretting about decreases in market share, swirling about regulatory …

C-suite Leadership

What Is Table Beer, the Beer We've Been Seeing Everywhere?

No, table beer isn't just when you put a beer on your table.<p>Theoretically, any beer could be a “table beer.” From the sound of things, the qualifications are pretty straightforward. It has to be a beer. And you have to put it on a table. Table beer. Done. That was a great article. Glad you guys …

Buddha Bowls

Healthy, hearty, and hella good.<p>Directions<p>Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spread sweet potatoes and red onions onto a large baking sheet. Drizzle with …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Soup

Guys, you are going to LOVE this soup!! It’s creamy, dairy-free and dee-lish thanks to roasting the vegetables which adds so much flavor and depth! …

Quick Turkey Chow Fun Tamari Zoodles

<i>A Turkey Chow Fun recipe made with tamari zoodles! This spiralized zucchini turkey chow fun stir fry is light, naturally gluten free, and lower in</i> …

Gluten-Free

These 8 Summer Breakfasts Will Step Up Your Weight Loss Game

Because your basic oatmeal is getting boring.<p>Got the post-winter breakfast blahs? After long, cold months of chowing down on nothing but oatmeal and hardboiled eggs, you're probably ready to switch up your morning meal for something fresher. Because when you're trying to lose weight, nothing is …

The Most Romantic Destination in Every State

We went coast to coast to find the most romantic spots in the U.S.<p>Although there are countless ways to spend Valentine’s Day together as a …

How to Track Airfare Prices and Get a Good Deal on Tickets

We all want to buy airfare when the prices are at their lowest, but timing that exactly right can fall somewhere between lucky guess to very …

Perfect Presents For Your Design-Loving Valentine

For Valentine's Day, you surely could hop on over to Amazon.com and get your beloved a choose-your-own-gift-adventure gift card; after all, it often …

Headphones

How to Cope with Little or No Bedroom Storage

If your bedroom storage situation is such that you laugh-cry every time a person on "House Hunters" (or any given home show) sashays through a …

20 Romantic Date Ideas for Any Budget

20 Romantic and Cheap Date Ideas<p>Romantic Doesn't Have to Mean Expensive with These Date Ideas<p>Updated January 29, 2018<p>When’s the last time you had a …

Personal Finance

Scientists asked 5,500 Americans to reveal their 'relationship deal breakers' — here's what they learned

Apparently, many people do — and now those lists are not so secret anymore.<p>A series of studies on "relationship deal breakers," published last year in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, represents "the first systematic and comprehensive attempt to understand the traits that …

Self-confidence

8 Albums Developers Love Programming To

As much as we all love being in an office full of friendly people, there’s time where you just need to focus and get coding. So, out come the …

UX Reality Check: 14 Hard Truths About Users

It can be hard for designers to take a step back and look at an app or website through users’ eyes. Here’s where to start.<p>After any amount of time in the design industry, you’ll most certainly hear someone refer to users as “dumb.” People talk about having to “dumb down” interfaces, design for “the …

The Beginner’s Guide to Google’s Material Design

Advertise here with BSA<br>You may be the type who struggles to keep up with web speak, confused by phrases like “UX (user experience) design” – or the …

UI Design

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The 8-Point Grid<p>Using multiples of 8 to define dimensions, padding, and margin of elements.<p>Before you start<p>This guide is meant to help designers lay …

How Graphic Designers Are Protesting Trump

Make America kind again.<p>It’s hard to wring anything heartwarming out of Donald Trump’s relentlessly negative presidential campaign, but protesters managed to do exactly that yesterday morning. Thronged outside Trump Tower in Manhattan, they held 40-inch-by-60-inch signs of bold, graphic letters …

How to be a great design mentor

Mentors learn to question their own explanations and the theories behind what they do.The post How to be a great design mentor appeared first on …

UX Design

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

In defense of Trevor Noah in a post-Stewart 'Daily Show' world

It’s been six months since Jon Stewart signed off as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” and his legacy is looking strong everywhere except on “The Daily Show.”<p>There, new host Trevor Noah is suffering ratings woes quite possibly related to the fact that he is not Jon Stewart. More on Noah, …

The Untold Story Of The ISS, The Most Complex Structure You’ll Never Visit

An architect’s account of the construction of the International Space Station was seven years in the making.<p>“One of the pleasures of great works of architecture and engineering is that you can visit them,” writes architect David Nixon. That’s impossible for the International Space Station, which is …

Negotiation 101: How To Sell Design Ideas To Skeptical Clients

5 persuasive tactics for faster buy-in<p>You know that nervous feeling you get when you recommend something to clients?<p>It’s because you know they’re going to wonder why, and you’re going to have to spit out some sort of explanation. And you’re going to stutter through it with meaningless phrases: …

7 ways to raise your credit score in 2016

It's important to have good credit, especially if you're looking to get approved for a loan, credit card or mortgage. Attain that perfect credit score of 850, and you've reached financial VIP status. Since your FICO score is an indication of your creditworthiness, the pinnacle range of 800 to 850 …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Holistic Medicine

Milk Room tickets go on sale next week

If you've been waiting for the Milk Room to release more tickets so you can get a seating earlier than 11:30pm on a weekend, you're going to get your …

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

How Complex Systems And Chaos Theory Work, According To Emoji

How do neighborhoods become segregated, forest fires spread, and herd immunity work? Emoji can help explain it all.<p>Emoji are a great way to express yourself. Through Simulating the World, the latest interactive web toy by artist Nicky Case, they’re more than just cute stickers. They become a tool …

Forestry