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Survive an Open Office Plan by Synching Up

Open offices are a panopticon hellhole. They might make it easier to collaborate, and they might help your boss pack more workers into a smaller space, but they leave you in earshot of every little sound your co-workers make. (You get to see and smell them, too!) The most obvious coping mechanisms—headphones, phone…Read more… Continue […]

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I’m Patrick Moberg, Creator of Dots and Two Dots, and This Is How I Work

Patrick Moberg has wasted hours of your life, or of the life of someone next to you in a waiting room. His studio Dots created the beautiful and addictive mobile game Dots (the thinking person’s Candy Crush), and its sequels Two Dots and Dots & Co, all of which are on millions of phones. We […]

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Make Updating Your Resume Way Easier With This Very Smart Tip

You’re looking for a new job, so it’s time to update the ol’ resume. But when you try to describe your last position, you stare off into space thinking, “Wait, what did I do, exactly?” Well, who’s better than describing the duties of your role than the employer itself?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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We’re Mission to Zyxx, and This Is How We Work

Mission to Zyxx might be the best podcast. This science fiction comedy—a mix of Star Trek, Star Wars, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy—that leans on original jokes instead of references, is definitely the best of the current wave of fictional podcasts, partly because of its unique process. The cast improvises…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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I’m Heather Dietrick, CEO of the Daily Beast, and This Is How I Work

Heather Dietrick used to run this place. Dietrick was the beloved president of Lifehacker’s former parent company, Gawker Media, before leaving in 2017 to join the Daily Beast as CEO. In How I Work’s tradition of interviewing our past and present colleagues, we talked to her about building a career in law and business…Read more… […]

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I’m FreshBooks Co-founder Mike McDerment, and This Is How I Work

Invoicing service FreshBooks is part of the software canon for freelancers and entrepreneurs. It’s shown up in Lifehacker recommendations from 2009 to 2018, and it’s still one of the best ways to stay sane when billing multiple clients. Two years ago, the company rolled out an entirely new version that it had secretly…Read more… Continue […]

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Finally, Ceramic-Lined Travel Mugs for the Stainless Steel-Averse

Plastic should be banned, and good glass travel mug options are as rare as they are fragile, so what’s someone sensitive to the taste of stainless steel supposed to do with their on-the-go coffee? Stanley’s got you covered.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I’m Pop-Up Magazine Editor Douglas McGray, and This Is How I Work

Douglas McGray’s most famous magazine doesn’t look like a magazine. Pop-Up Magazine, currently on tour, is a live variety show that uses different techniques to tell a story onstage. McGray also runs the California Sunday Magazine (which does look like a magazine), a weekly magazine about California, the American…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why The Elite Love Raising Taxes

“The way to crush the bourgeoisie [middle class] is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Most people forget one of the reasons for the original thirteen colonies revolt against Britain and the king was because of high taxation and taxation without representation. Progressives and SJWs typically view […]

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Boost Your Motivation by Focusing on Why You Need to Complete a Task 

When you realize you need to get something done, you probably think to yourself, “I have to do that soon.” But that type of thinking disrupts your motivation in two ways: by messing with your sense of time and robbing you of urgency.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make Sure You Take Work Breaks with the macOS App ‘Time Out’

macOS: I’m busy. You’re busy. We’re all busy. Sometimes, the sheer amount of crap you have to deal with can almost feel overwhelming, but a good way to get control of your chaotic to-do list without going crazy is to make sure you’re getting enough downtime, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Scientific Reason You Should Demand Paid Sick Days

Corporate America doesn’t know what’s good for it—in this case, paid sick days. The U.S. is one of only three industrialized countries that doesn’t require employers to give paid sick leave—and employers frequently decide not to. Only 65 percent of all U.S. workers had paid sick days as of 2011.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’m Fashion Institute of Technology President Joyce F. Brown, and This Is How I Work

This year Dr. Joyce F. Brown celebrates her 20th year as president of New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, the SUNY arts and business school whose high-profile alumni include Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Joel Schumacher, Frankie Knuckles, Nina Garcia, and Michael Kors. Before becoming the first woman and the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’m PicsArt Founder Hovhannes Avoyan, and This Is How I Work

Hovhannes Avoyan started PicsArt, an app suite and social network for making and sharing art and pictures, after his daughter got bullied to tears for putting her art online. Now the network has over 100 million monthly active users. We talked to Hovhannes about his inspiration and his development process, and how he…Read more… Continue […]

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