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I’m Smosh Games Host Mari Takahashi, and This Is How I Work

Before Mari Takahashi joined entertainment company Smosh, her job was ballet dancing, and her career aspiration was to make a living teaching dance. Now she’s in charge of Smosh Games, a YouTube channel with over 7 million subscribers, where she regularly appears in videos like her Minecraft show MariCraft. She told…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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I’m Kevin Gibbs, Creator of Google Suggest, and This Is How I Work

Kevin Gibbs created something you might use every day. Before founding workplace software company Quip and selling it to Salesforce, Gibbs created Google Suggest. We talked to him about building and running a company using the company’s own product, and the insight that made him a better public speaker. His answers…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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I’m Mapbox CEO Eric Gundersen, and This Is How I Work

You might not recognize the name Mapbox, but you’ve seen the company’s work in services from CNN, Snapchat, Instacart, and the Weather Channel. (You can also use it to make a pretty lock screen.) Eric Gundersen started Mapbox after building open source mapping tools for international development agencies like Doctors…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’m Communications Consultant Susan McPherson, and This Is How I Work

If Susan McPherson’s career has a theme, it’s that a business should make the world a better place. Her communications agency McPherson Strategies focuses on corporate social responsibility, and McPherson herself advises women-led startups like TheLi.st (where she’s also an investor) as well as in non-profits like …Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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We’re Reductress Founders Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo, and This Is How We Work

Very, very few sites can make a name for themselves in the “funny fake news” format. There’s basically the Onion, and Reductress. Today we’re talking to the one with the tagline “Women’s News. Feminized.” Recent headlines include “How To Stay Calm Even Though Everyone Missed What You Just Said and It Was Really Good,”…Read more… […]

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How to Stop Seeing Awkward Tinder Dates on LinkedIn

Something odd happened when I checked my LinkedIn profile the other day. In the “People You May Know” section, I noticed a vaguely familiar face—it was someone I had met through online dating. We had gone on maybe two dates nearly two years ago, yet there she was, being suggested to me by LinkedIn’s creepy […]

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I’m Zola CEO Shan-Lyn Ma, and This Is How I Work

Weddings are a project, and they benefit from a good project management tool. We talked to the CEO of Zola, one of Lifehacker readers’ favorite wedding sites. Shan-Lyn Ma co-founded Zola after undergoing the stress of buying people wedding gifts; her co-founder Nobu Nakaguchi had gone through the stress of setting up…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Pitch a Journalist

Journalists, and bloggers who pose as journalists, get a lot of pitches over email. I get about 20 a day, so I’m pretty heavy on the archive button. But if you’re trying to pitch something you’ve worked on, and you’re not a professional publicist, you’re actually at an advantage. Last month, game developer Andrew…Read more… […]

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I’m Doron Weber, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program Director, and This Is How I Work

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a non-profit that funds original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics through programs like the Sloan Research Fellowships for young scientists and scholars, and the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. As VP and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’m WhatsApp Product Designer Charlie Deets, and This Is How I Work

As the lead product designer at WhatsApp, Charlie Deets makes decisions that affect over 1.5 billion users each month. That means solving some unusual challenges, like building a chat interface that even illiterate users can navigate. It also means distinguishing WhatsApp’s visual “stories” feature from similar…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’m Anna Akana, and This Is How I Work

YouTube stars can actually be really good people! Like vlogger Anna Akana, who makes videos about introversion, suicide awareness, racist sexual fetishes, and taking self-care beyond bubble baths and massages for an audience of over 2 million subscribers. She also makes short films, appears in Ant-Man, Corporate, and …Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Men: Give Women More Credit at Work

Men! Mule Design co-founder Erika Hall has seven ways for you to counteract sexism at work. Some will help you shut down overt sexism; some address more unconscious habits like interrupting women. And you don’t need to be in a position of power to use them. Hall’s article is free of filler, so read it […]

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Why I Force Myself to Negotiate

There’s no denying the gender pay gap. It’s there: the average pay for a man, the average pay for a woman, and space between. The gap exists regardless of whether or not you believe it exists. Wage gap deniers don’t deny the gap itself; they deny its significance. Women stay at home with children, so […]

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