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Why Persuasive Design Should Be Your Next Skill Set The UX discipline has been busy. In the last two decades, it has formalized the practices of information architecture , experience design, content strategy , and interaction design .
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“I’ve completely changed myself here,” she said in the corner booth of her restaurant before her co-workers arrived. Need Pushes Pakistani Women Into Jobs and Peril
When a Girl is Executed...for Being Raped We’re all focused right now on Libya and budget battles at home, but this story from Bangladesh just broke my heart and outraged me — and offers a reminder of the daily human rights struggles of so many women and girls in villages around the world.
Riding Your Bike Is Good for the Economy - Transportation Today in win-win situations: Not only has the bicycle industry recovered from the recession —bikes sales were up 15 percent in 2010 from the previous year —but it creates new jobs as well! A new University of Massachusetts study shows that bicycle lanes create 46 percent more jobs than car-only road projects. The study examined 58 infrastructure projects in 11 states, and found out that cycling projects create a total of 11.4 local jobs for each $1 million spent, while road-only projects generate just 7.8 jobs per $1 million. Congress is having trouble ponying up any funding for projects that create jobs, but Bicycle Times points out that there's already about $225 million in federal funding under the banners of "Transportation Enhancements," "Safe Routes To School" and "Recreational Trails Program."
Zinsser on Friday Print By William Zinsser Because of various academic ties our household receives a half-dozen alumni magazines, and I sometimes think I’ve been sent an architecture magazine by mistake. Proudly arrayed on their pages are photo layouts of construction sites–yellow cranes against the sky–and new buildings in strange shapes and materials. Zinsser on Friday: An Interesting Life | The American Scholar
You don't need permission to... | Your Nuclear Dreams March 7th, 2011 | General | 5 Comments » You don’t need permission to… be the best that you can be let go of your past baggage challenge the status quo pursue your passions overcome fear and resistance rock the boats of others question authority believe in yourself go the extra mile for others strive for the exceptional, instead of the acceptable pick up the lessons from past experiences and move on step out in faith be yourself imbue authencity and sincerity in all that you do stop listening to what others may say against you walk away from mediocrity and the “average” stand up and speak out for what you believe in dance or sing like no one’s watching
Clive Crook has an insightful post up about an Aspen session on the economics of happiness. The two panelists from this discussion, Justin Wolfers and Robert Frank, have both given a lot of thought to the age-old question of whether rich people truly have better lives than poor people do. Wolfers, a Wharton professor with an Australian accent and surfer-style blond hair, certainly seems like someone who should be an expert on happiness. The Wealth (and Happiness) of Nations - Jennie Rothenberg Gritz - Business
How to Talk About Haiti's Rape Epidemic - Conor Friedersdorf - International After touching on the subject, a journalist is accused of having a colonialist mindset.
The Rising Cost of At-Home Tech - Peter Osnos - Technology As we move closer to relying entirely on the Internet, the free information services of the past are being eliminated, extending the divide between the haves and have-nots
In the wake of the recession, cities and suburbs are being knit into giant city-states, with millions of people and billions -- even trillions -- of dollars of business How the Great Reset Has Already Changed America - Richard Florida - Business
Why Facebook Needs Sheryl Sandberg On a Tuesday afternoon in late April, 30 managers of Facebook's various business units come together to discuss a matter that preoccupies its famous founder: how to keep their rapidly growing little company from getting too big. The meeting, organized and led by the second-most-famous person at the social network, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, focuses on how to solve the problems of users, advertisers, and partner websites by using automated systems rather than bringing in thousands of new employees. One by one, the managers stand and present their progress on new productivity-generating tools.
In 2007, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, knew that he needed help. His social-network site was growing fast, but, at the age of twenty-three, he felt ill-equipped to run it. Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley
We can't be the alpha dog all of the time. Power Posing: Fake It Until You Make It
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How to Avoid Exchange-Based Relationships | SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory.
On Improving When Your Friends Aren’t | SebastianMarshall.com: Strategy, Philosophy, Self-Discipline, Science. Victory.
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