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Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Entertainment<p><i>GQ</i>’s Zach Baron talks about it all with a generational icon.<p>By Zach Baron24 hours agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>These tested-and-approved picks …

Lifestyle

If you can’t sell it, you can’t build it | Seth's Blog

Architecture students bristle when Joshua Prince-Ramus tells them that they are entering a <i>rhetorical profession</i>.<p>A great architect isn't one who draws …

Kitestring Notifies Your Emergency Contacts If You Go Dark

If you're going on a solo trip or even for a walk alone at night, it's a good idea to let a loved one know you're safe (or possibly not). Kitestring …

What does, “it’s too expensive,” mean? | Seth's Blog

Sometimes it means, "there isn't enough money to pay for that." Certainly, among the undeserved poor, this happens all the time. And for things like …

Not even one note | Seth's Blog

Starting at the age of nine, I played the clarinet for eight years.<p>Actually, that’s not true. I took clarinet lessons for eight years when I was a …

Doing what gets rewarded | Seth's Blog

If you're not happy with how institutions or people act, take a look at what they get rewarded for.<p>Until we change the rewards, we're not going to …

Framers and polishers | Seth's Blog

The framer asks the original question, roughs out the starting designs, provokes the new thing.<p>The polisher finds typos, smooths out the rough edges …

What does it sound like when you change your mind? | Seth's Blog

Nineteen years ago, shortly after I hired Mark Hurst to join the team at my internet startup Yoyodyne, I turned to him and said, "I don't think the …

The opposite of why is now | Seth's Blog

Questions are good. A legitimate, "why?" is enough to change the world.<p>But stalling, stalling is the last thing you need. And <i>why</i> is often an escape …

Emotionally obsolete | Seth's Blog

Innovations often succeed by creating obsolence.<p>There's <i>functional obsolence</i> which is powerful but rare. If I own a word processor so I can create …

Two magical sentences missing from most job ads | Seth's Blog

If you're working to build a unique culture staffed with people who make a difference, consider:<p>"If you're not looking for a job, this might just be …

Who would be surprised? | Seth's Blog

When was the last time you surprised or delighted a customer, colleague or boss?<p>If you did, would it help?<p>Apple developed a tradition of secrecy …

The four horsemen of mediocrity | Seth's Blog

<b>Deniability</b>–“<i>They</i> decided, created, commanded or blocked. Not my fault.”<p><b>Helplessness</b>–“My boss won’t let me.”<p><b>Contempt</b>–“They don’t pay me enough to put …

On doing the work | Seth's Blog

I'll be blunt: There's virtually no chance I will ever learn to play the bass, or even the harmonica.<p>It's not because there isn't a huge range of …

Gradually and then suddenly | Seth's Blog

This is how companies die, how brands wither and, more cheefully in the other direction, how careers are made.<p>Gradually, because every day …

Why You Can't Resist Persuasive Techniques (Even When You Spot Them) - Copyblogger

I am such a sucker.<p>Every year around the same time, <i>the</i> catalog comes in the mail. And every year, I think “maybe I’ll skip ordering this year. Maybe …

17 jQuery Plugins that will Make your Life Easier

1°<p>jQuery plugins are life savers, specially when they help you on the task of adding cool functionality to your website. Thanks to the super engaged …

Web Design

“In an abundance of caution” | Seth's Blog

Do we have a caution shortage?<p>Is it necessary to have caution in abundance?<p>When a lawyer or a doctor tells you to do something in an abundance of …

Coming from “no” | Seth's Blog

The difficult task is to turn around a no.<p>Not, "no, I've thought about it, but I'm not interested," but, "no, I feel like saying 'no', whatever …

Delight the weird | Seth's Blog

Everyone who eats at your restaurant expects a good cup of coffee, and it's difficult to wow them, because, of course, your competition is working to …

“But what if I fail?” | Seth's Blog

You will.<p>The answer to the what if question is, <i>you will.</i><p>A better question might be, "after I fail, what then?"<p>Well, if you've chosen well, after you …