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Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters | Tiffany Wright

After sharing my feelings on the Aziz Ansari story, I was told I don’t understand assault. I do<p>I am not an Aziz Ansari fan. I’ve never watched his standup, I’ve never watched Master of None, and – brace yourself – I have only seen a handful of episodes of Parks and Recreation. But on Sunday, while …

Aziz Ansari

How Toxic Is Your Company Exactly? Pretty Toxic if You Experience These 6 Things Daily

If you're coming home complaining to your spouse about your miserable work, it may be for these unfortunate reasons.<p>Ever feel like you're walking on egg shells at work? Your opinions don't matter, you're afraid of making mistakes, and the culture is one of fear and intimidation.<p>Most likely, if …

The Consumerist Church of Fitness Classes

Gyms provide ritual and community, serving as a sort of religion. They also promote values American culture already worships—capitalism and overwork.<p>You pay a regular tithe to support the community. In public, you wear symbols that identify you as one of the faithful. When you gather with other …

20th Century

Scaling Your Agile Organization

If you work in a growing, Agile organization, you will sooner or later face the challenge of trying to keep your multiple, autonomous, Scrum teams …

Project Management

The Core Principles of Agile

I recently watched a video titled, "Why Is Modern Art So Bad?"<p>One of points of the video was that for centuries, art improved because artists …

Five Useful Microsoft Excel Tricks You May Not Know About

If you’ve mastered the basics of Microsoft Excel and you’re looking to boost your spreadsheet skills, this visual guide explains some useful tips and …

Email Client Polymail Launches for iOS

What worked well on desktop is now available on iOS as well: third-party email client Polymail is officially available in the App Store today.<p>What …

How to create a user experience flow chart (UX Flow Chart)

LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Reddit GooglePlus<p>Will Little<p>March 18, 2013<p>Next up in our web and mobile development tutorial series, here we'll examine the …

Wireframing

Transfer Your Evernote Notes Into Microsoft OneNote With the Importer Tool

If today’s news regarding Evernote’s new pricing plans and limitations has you considering Microsoft OneNote, the OneNote Importer tool makes the …

You don’t have my permission

Don’t ask for permission, come with intent.I don’t read many business books, but last year I read one that had a profound effect on me: “Turn The …

Leadership

Keep Calm And Transition To A New Development Team

Many product owners don’t have a technical background and thus often find themselves unprepared and scrambling when it comes time to bring on a new …

Project Management

How to Use Evernote as a Bullet Journal

Advertisement<p>There is no shortage of calendar and to-do apps out there. All of them are competing for your attention on every platform imaginable. …

How To Pick A Lock With Just A Hairpin

Editor's Blog Photo credit: NightHawkInLight/YouTubeWe’ve all seen the movies where a lock is poked around with a hairpin and the door miraculously …

Video Tutorials

Complete Guide: How To Get Rid Of Ants In The House

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

Mindfulness

Seven Useful Microsoft Excel Features You May Not Be Using

Microsoft Excel is packed with useful data management features that don’t see a lot of use, like pivot tables, index and match, and conditional …

Do we need 'industrial-strength' Agile computing?

Is there life after Agile? Agile principles may be too informal and artisan-based for today's complex digital operations.<p>Has Agile software …

The User is Always Right? Wrong!

by Stefan Rössler on August 25, 2015 –<p>As someone who might be called usability expert I’ve often referred to the old saying that the user is always …

How to Find the Wi-Fi Password of your Current Network

Your computer is connected to a Wi-Fi network but you do not remember the password that you had earlier used to connect to this particular WiFi …

Wi-Fi

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Don't Lose Your Best Employees Because of These 7 HR Blunders

Don't lose your best employees to your biggest competitors because of HR mistakes.<p>Every company has its star employees--the ones who've been there through thick and thin, who show up early, stay late, and even work their off days when necessary. You might think these employees are as committed to …

‘Spectre’ – Watch the first full-length trailer for new James Bond movie right now

Better scripts, better effects, better cars and weapons, and plenty of gorgeous ladies: that’s Daniel Craig’s James Bond. And Craig is far from being …

Detroit’s desolated stadium is the perfect playground for this BMXer

This Red Bull-sponsored film of Tyler Fernengel, an up and coming BMX star, shredding through the creepy post-apocalyptic remains of Detroit’s Silverdome stadium is both amazing to watch and poignant at the same time.<p>The stadium represents with a gravelly-voiced narration, as well.<p>“I remember it …

WWDC 2015: Live stream, start time, and schedule for Apple’s big event

iOS 9, OSX 10.11, and Apple's music-streaming service should make appearances<p>I don't care if you're at the office, I want you to shout the following like it's 1994 and you're Hank Williams Jr.: Are you ready for some software? It's a WWDC party! We'll see iOS9 and OSX 10.11! Let's get this show …

OS X

How to Create PowerPoint Infographic Elements - E-Learning Heroes

If you think infographics are only for marketing and data visualization, think again. They’re actually really helpful for anyone building online …

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

210 Zappos employees — 14% of the staff — take buyouts after CEO ultimatum to embrace self-management or leave

Zappos, the Amazon-owned online retailer, confirmed with the Las Vegas Sun that 210 of its 1,503 employees — nearly 14% of the company — took a buyout deal after CEO Tony Hsieh announced the company was completely ridding itself of manager roles and job titles.<p>The company, well known for its …

The Workplace

Heatmaps, hot or not? Free alternatives for Crazy Egg

Heatmaps are visual representations of data and, in case of websites, point out with which content visitors interact with, how deep a page they …

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 …

Data Visualization

What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money

<i>Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder of Finic, which helps turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as all financials, salaries, hiring, firing, successes and failures on his blog StartupLabs. This post first appeared in Russian</i> …

Business Strategy