Michel Leroux

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The Ultimate List of Books About Writing

Books about writing are common place. No matter what you feel about the age-old debate of ‘teaching creative writing’, one thing is true–a good …

Writing

Webflow Builds Sites Without Code, Like Squarespace Crossed With Photoshop

When design and code combine, building websites may never be the same.<p>Right now, the web is split between designers and developers. The designers mock up layouts in Photoshop. The developers turn that imagery into functional code via standards like CSS and Javascript. As a result, designers have …

Web Design

Writing Fiction: 10 Ways To Keep Readers Hooked

How can you entice your reader to turn the page?By writing a good story, of course!The drama <i>within</i> the tale—plus the implied question ‘how will it …

Literature

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

12 Ways Designers Know When a Design Looks Good – And How You Can Too – Learn

<i>As a non-designer, watching a designer work can be a mystifying experience.</i><p><i>How did they know which fonts to use? Why do those colors look so good</i> …

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

<i>Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.</i><p>Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe …

The 5 Pillars of Interaction Design

<i>Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin —</i> <i>the wireframing and prototyping app</i> <i>— where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform.</i><p>In today’s world of infinite-scrolling websites and touch devices, you must understand interaction design in order to create user …

Organize Evernote with This Powerful Tagging System

Evernote can be a great digital mind, but—like the brain in your head—it can quickly become a mess if you don't keep it organized. Make Evernote …

Productivity

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

Productivity

10 Smart Tips to Prevent Distractions and Sharpen Your Focus | Inc.com

Your ability to stay focused is more than just a worthwhile thing to cultivate--it's a critical factor in your success or failure. Getting things done is imperative, and focus is the key to getting things done.<p>Here are 10 tips to help you stay focused at work by managing distraction, drawing …

Productivity

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10 Steps To Conquering Information Overload

We’ve all heard the phrase “information overload.”<p>It reminds us of tweets, texts, emails, the endless stream of interesting articles on Facebook, those viral videos we can’t help but click on, the numerous phone photos and videos we take, Secret posts, fleeting Snapchat photos and more.<p>But actually …

Malcolm Gladwell Says Steve Jobs Became Steve Jobs Because Of This Personality Trait

According to popular author Malcolm Gladwell, an icon in his own right, Jobs didn't become a legend because of intellect, resources, or even 10,000 hours of practice.<p>Instead, as he explained on Tuesday at the World Business Forum in New York, Jobs broke through thanks to a personality quality that …

Silicon Valley

The man who grew eyes

Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. I met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells<p>The train line from mainland Kobe is a marvel of urban transportation. Opened in 1981, Japan’s first driverless, fully automated train pulls out of Sannomiya station, guided smoothly …

How Mindfulness Improves Decision-Making

<i>Mindfulness is practiced in board rooms from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. But just how much does it improve the quality of your decision-making?</i><p>Five years ago when I introduced mindfulness to my MBA decision-making class it was perceived as something completely esoteric; there were maybe two or …

The Most Engaged Employees Work at Companies of 10 People and Fewer

A recent survey published by Gallup showed that when employee engagement is broken down by company size, <b>the smallest companies have the most engaged</b> …

The Coming Human Body On A Chip That Will Change How We Make Drugs

No more animal testing and no more guesswork about whether drugs that work on animals might also work on humans. Scientists are making an entire electronic set of organs that can test our drugs quickly and easily.<p>Over the last century, animal welfare advocates have protested the rising use of …

If These 21 Things Don't Motivate You, Nothing Will | Inc.com

You'd like to think you are going to be just as motivated and enthusiastic on Day 1,672 of work as you were when you first began.<p>But sometimes we can all use a bit of help to keep going.<p>In the face of the inevitable obstacles you are going to encounter, here are ideas that have worked for me, my …

Motivation

20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

Concrete ways to be a better speaker ... and some great TED Talks, too!

Public Speaking

RebelMouse relaunches as a full-fledged publishing platform that’s tuned for viral content

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Two years ago, former Huffington Post (s aol) chief technology officer Paul Berry launched a site called RebelMouse to give …

How we see color - Colm Kelleher

You Can Easily Learn 100 TED Talks Lessons In 5 Minutes Which Most People Need 70 Hours For

This article isn’t entirely about productivity, but I guarantee you’ll learn a thing or two. <b>Here are 100 incredible things I learned watching 70</b> …

McDonald's

Grit: The power of passion and perseverance

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly …

Self-improvement

Silk Makes it Easier to Explore and Visualize Online Data

Silk is a beautiful website building platform for people who want to create and manage a specialized database online. Now, it’s rolling out a new ‘Explore’ page format so that visitors can easily search and filter the information that they’ve published online.<p>When you hit the Explore tab on the …

Typography on Web.

It’s been said that web design is 95% typography. So as a web designer, getting the typography right is a must. Today with the growing popularity of web fonts and modern CSS techniques, this task has become easier, but it never hurts to have all the help you can get with something so critical. …