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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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How to Separate Your Work and Personal Life on Your Devices

Starting a new job can be fun and exciting. If you’re lucky, you can keep everything you do within the confines of the office. But let’s be realistic: You’re probably going to be working from home a little bit, either playing catch-up or sipping delicious drinks while you take advantage of your company’s “you don’t…Read […]

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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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6 Strategies For Beating False Sexual Allegations At Work

As men enter lucrative positions and ascend up the ladders of success, an increasingly common tactic to derail them is the malicious false allegation.  Modern employment culture places masculine men at the mercy of women with whom they share the workplace.  That, coupled with the fact that human resources and personnel departments are overwhelmingly dominated […]

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Why You Should Brainstorm for Questions, Not Answers

The goal of brainstorming is to find possible solutions to a problem, but the process often becomes a platform for the outspoken, who offer the same perspective time and time again. Instead: ask everyone to generate more questions about the problem so you get a better understanding of what it really is. This…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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The National Day of Unplugging Starts Tonight

If you feel like you spend too much time on your phone, take a break this weekend and participate in the National Day of Unplugging. It’s organized by the creators of the Sabbath Manifesto, so it starts at sundown tonight and continues for 24 hours.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Need an Office on the Quick? Use Coworker to Find a Space Anywhere

Working in a traditional office has its perks. Unlimited coffee, a decent selection of snacks, and the presence of an actual copier can make a huge difference in your productivity. If you don’t have a traditional workplace, or you’re planning to get some work done on your vacation—to the “delight” of your traveling…Read more… Continue […]

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