Rayla Carvalho

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21 Books From The Last 5 Years That Every Woman Should Read

The one struggle of being a woman who reads is that you want to read <i>everything</i>.<p>It's easy to get overwhelmed by bestseller lists, because there just isn't enough time in the day to read every hot new book. Between near-constant recommendations of amazing memoirs, new sequels and a terrifyingly long …

How Type-A People Can Play Nice with Others

People have always commented on the fact that I am highly driven – a “Type A” to a T. I set personal goals, manage multiple projects at once, and run at the speed of light. Sometimes, I feel like I am already in 2015<b>.</b> But what comes with this high-performing personality is the tendency to – let’s …

7 Science-Based Reasons to Use Emoticons at Work

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Sappho's New Poems: The Tangled Tale of Their Discovery

Imagine that every copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio had been destroyed some 350 years ago. We might have heard tell of how great "Macbeth" …

Archaeology

Why I Am Not a Maker

When tech culture only celebrates creation, it risks ignoring those who teach, criticize, and take care of others.<p>Every once in a while, I am asked what I “make.” A hack day might require it, or a conference might ask me to describe “what I make” so it can go on my name tag.<p>I’m always uncomfortable …

Framing

Jason Bacher + Brian Buirge

Established by sheer accident in 2010, Good F***ing Design Advice has served an international audience of working-class creatives with colorful …

Unique

Album Stream: Galactic - Into the Deep

New Orleans funk/jam band Galactic have been expanding and refining their sound for 20 years, but they don’t show any signs of stagnating soon. The …

New Albums

Album Stream: The Revivalists - Men Amongst Mountains

New Orleans roots-rock band The Revivalists have been performing together for over seven years, traveling the country and honing their sound on …

New Orleans

The Daily Creative To-Dos

Chris Michel, a dear friend and an amazing photographer recently went on a trip to the North Pole. An explorer at heart, he shared his journey to the …

Mentorship

Kate Lee asked Emily and me to write letters to each other for a series of posts that they are doing at the Medium. I like the concept of how the …

Macy's

Dear Brad, Fred & Mark: How The Hell Do You Do It?

A few weeks ago, I tweeted out the following:<p>Existential vc questions: Am I an investor, therapist, consultant or content marketer?<p>— Ezra Galston …

Lake Michigan

Jack of all trades, but master of one

I’ve interviewed a lot of jacks of all trades, masters of <i>none</i>. The problem is, they can’t do the one thing we need done really well, so we always …

Marketing

Women in Tech: The Struggle to Stay Technical

I’m a woman in tech. It’s not a place where I have felt secure. Like so many others, I have experienced the burden of sexism in this field. I was …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Beyond Coding: Aesthetics & Usability in Web Design

<i>Have you created an award-worthy web design? Enter it into Print’s historical Regional Design Annual competition.</i><p>Many non-web designers mistake …

25 Beautiful Free Headline Fonts

Advertisement<p>Font selection is one of the most critical step both for web design and graphic design.A bad decision can totally crash and everything …

Please Stop Being a Shit Web Project Manager | Web Project Management

Speaking to a web designer friend recently, the conversation naturally turned to work and I heard something for what must be the gazillionth time …

Project Management

The 2013 Songs of the Summer

<b>This is the second year</b> I've compiled a Songs of the Summer package, but let's be clear: I'm not any closer to believing the entire "Song of the Summer" concept is anything more than a bullshit media construct. Like I said last year, Major League Baseball is seasonal. Music shouldn't be. Yes, there …