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5 Things That Will Help You Record Audio That Doesn't Totally Suck

If you're a filmmaker who gets completely lost when it comes to audio, you're not alone.Most of us got into filmmaking because we wanted to tell …

Music Production

I turned my side hustle into a full-time freelance job — a year later, here's what I can tell you about working for yourself

It was quite the opposite: I was in the middle of a dream trip to Italy when I realized working for myself was what would really make me happy. The scrimping I did to afford the trip also made me realize I had what it took to build a savings cushion to help me get off the ground.<p>When I was asked to …

Employment

Javascript Variable Scope & Closures: A Primer

Javascript might seem like a pretty approachable programming language to most people, however certain concepts can prove quite tricky for beginners. …

JavaScript

How To Become a Freelance Writer: Prep Steps

Becoming a freelance writer is more detailed than what most people may think. It isn't as easy as opening up your Microsoft Word software and just …

New Free Work Tools From Google Help You Think Like the Leader of a Billion-Dollar Company

The search engine shared its internal tools for running a business and leading a team.<p>From free gourmet lunches to on-campus rock climbing, it’s no wonder everyone wants to work at Google. However, behind all of these fancy work perks is a company that focuses on and sets protocols for employee …

SVG can do THAT?! by sdrasner

Sarah Drasner<p>@sarah_edo : twitter || @sdras : codepen<p>Sr. Developer Advocate at Microsoft<p>SVG!<p>This pen.<p>Positioning in CSS got you down?<p>We can do stuff …

JavaScript

8 ways to boost your self-esteem when you're feeling worthless

There are things you can do to your improve self-worth<p>When we get low, we often get down on ourselves. Obviously that doesn't help the situation, but …

Self-help

7 Odd Things Successful People Do Over the Summer That Lazy People Do Not

I bet you don't do these.<p>What does it take to become successful--at anything?<p>I'll tell you what. It doesn't start with taking the summer off. That's for sure.<p>Summer is nothing more than a change in temperature--and if you live somewhere like California, then summer is even less noticeable. Sure, …

Motivation

Build a Minimalist HTML Card in just 53 lines of code (with Flexbox)

Flexbox provides a more efficient way of laying out, aligning, and distributing items in containers. Today I’ll be showing you a practical Flexbox …

This Study Hack From a Stanford Researcher Gets A's out of B+ Students

For educators, finding new ways to boost student performance in school can seem like a never-ending wild goose chase. A study published in April 2017 …

Teaching

A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Pedagogy

6 Easy Ways to Become a People Person

<i>Answer by Vijayraj Kamat on Quora.</i><p>How do you gain people skills?<p><b>Simple. By genuinely loving people.</b><p>Empathy, care, sensitivity in speaking, acting …

How Can You Spot Really Good Leaders? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily

With some things in life, like exceptional leadership traits, you can't just "fake it till you make it."<p>Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.<p>Your next thought may be, <i>How in the world</i> …

Employee Engagement

Top Free Online Resources to Learn Coding

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — best technical writing tool<p>Coding is a skill that is becoming more and more in demand. If you …

Silicon Valley had a meltdown because it couldn't use Uber and Lyft at SXSW

What has happened since has been considered a free-market success story, as the absence of the Silicon Valley duopoly made room for a handful of newer alternatives—by August, 10 licensed ride-hailing services had registered drivers with the city. "Austin is showing the world that yes, there is life …

Silicon Valley

8 ways to make friends when you have anxiety

Having anxiety sucks. It can hold you back from doing fun things and meeting interesting people. According to several studies cited in a <i>New York Post</i> …

3 Things You Can Do When It Feels Like the Breakthrough Will Never Come

You know you are born for more, you have always known it and yet, there are days when it seems so hard to hold on, to believe, to trust any longer. …

50 Ways Happier, Healthier, And More Successful People Live On Their Own Terms

1. Stop consuming caffeine<p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent …

Adobe's Creative Cloud Team Gives Advice for Creating Logos

Design pointers straight from Adobe.<p>Within the world of streetwear, great emphasis is placed on the logo of a brand; serving as the most recognizable part of the brand itself. As design resources continually become less expensive and easier to use, the process of creating a clothing label becomes …

Graphic Design

5 research-backed secrets for making friends as an adult

When you were a kid it was a lot easier. In college you almost had to be trying not to make friends. But then you're an adult.<p>You get busy with work. Your friends get busy with work. People get married. Have kids. And pretty soon being "close" means a text message twice a year.<p>You're not alone … …

Happiness

How to do a Quick and Simple Corporate Portrait Setup

Daniel Norton knows a thing or two about portraiture. Renowned for his ability to manipulate light, the NYC based fashion photographer has posed …

Photography

Vue.js Interactive Gameboy Color (Sprinkling Vue.js on Pure CSS Images)

<i>What you’re getting into:</i> A brief intro with a link to a walkthrough video of making an interactive Gameboy using existing pure CSS images and …

Why Self-esteem Is Different From Confidence and How to Build Both Effectively

As humans, we sort of depend on certain qualities and traits. For example, self-esteem and self-confidence (or confidence) are two fundamental …

Every Employee Needs Customer Service Training -- Here's Why

Customer service is not a department. It is a philosophy to be embraced by every employee – from the CEO to the most recently hired.<p>I’ve been preaching this for years. Yet it still surprises me that many companies don’t recognize the value of training their employees – <i>all</i> employees – in the area of …

Employee Engagement

One simple, free hobby that will improve your understanding of the world

Hobbies make people happy. Taking up bird-watching, running a 5K, or learning to knit can help us reduce stress, meet new people, and live more meaningful lives. There’s one hobby in particular that’s unique in its ability to truly transform us: learning a new language.<p>Research has shown that there …

Language Learning

10 Online Research Tools Every Online Learner Should Know About

Research is a time-intensive activity, which means you will need a tool to organize both your professional and personal life. We advise you to give …

Education Technology

A tiny startup is quietly trying to become the Tesla of buses

Proterra has quietly been working on all-electric buses since 2004. In 2009, it made its first sale: three buses to Foothill Transit in Southern California.<p>Flash forward to 2017 and the startup has raised over $280 million in venture funding, opened its second manufacturing plant, and sold a total …

Alternative Fuel

Simple Tips to Nail Job Interviews, Even if You're Shy or Introverted

Job interviews are extremely draining experiences, even moreso if you’re shy, or if you’re introverted and spend a ton of energy just putting …

Employment

How Technical People Can Become Soft-Skill Rock Stars

Don't believe the myth about tech people. Even the geekiest engineers can be great with people if they want to.<p>There is a lot of emphasis today on STEM over soft skills. The media tells you that technical abilities, are the key to success in many professions. Many employers downplay soft skills …

Leadership

How Constraints Force Your Brain To Be More Creative

When we have less to work with, psychologists have found that we actually begin to see the world differently.<p>For decades, the dominant view among psychologists was that constraints served as a barrier to creativity. Anybody who spends a short time working under a confining bureaucracy, dealing with …