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Monday, Dec 17, 2018

TSA’s Roadmap for Airport Surveillance Moves in a Dangerous Direction

The Transportation Security Administration has set out an alarming vision of pervasive biometric surveillance at airports, which cuts against the right to privacy, the “right to travel,” and the right to anonymous association with others.

'Must be willing to work under pressure' is a warning sign

As a programmer looking for a job, you need to be on the lookout for badly managed companies. Whether it’s malicious exploitation or just plain incompetence, the less time you waste applying for these jobs, the better. Some warning signs are subtle, but not all. One of the most blatant is a simple phrase: “must be willing to work under pressure.”

Friday, Dec 14, 2018

This Startup Stranded Customers Overseas With No Refunds

We Roam’s broken promises about a new life of remote work are an object lesson in the darker side of startup turnover.

The Last Curious Man

The enormous life of Anthony Bourdain, according to those who knew him best.

The Case for Dropping Out of College

Is spending $200,000 and four years pretend-learning really the best, most cost-effective way to become a better person?

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

7 ideas about finding the work you were meant to do

You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life).

How to Talk to People, According to Terry Gross

The NPR host offers eight spicy tips for having better conversations.

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

Managing Remote Teams - A Crash Course

In this article, i will go over the different kind of setups of remote teams, why and how remote teams work differently, when you want to work remotely and when it’s better not to and lastly a few tricks that worked for the teams i was involved.

Why you need both rituals and routines to power your workday

According to research, up to 40% of our daily actions are powered by habits—the unconscious actions and routines we’ve developed over time.

I work from home and I’m expecting a kid this year, I need pro tips

I work from home and occasionally travel. My wife an I are expecting our first child this year and I’m curious what pro-tips other remote employees with kids have.

3 Strategies to Find Cheap Airfares, and One to Avoid

Tricks to save on airfare for travelers with time, and an adventurous spirit.

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018

Designing cities to counter loneliness? Let’s explore the possibilities

Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think it’s a personal mental health issue, the collective social impact is an epidemic.

Procrastination Sucks — So Here’s The “Eat That Frog” Way to Powerful Productivity

Spend your most valuable time on your most valuable activities and you’ll change the trajectory of your life.

Monday, Dec 10, 2018

Top Interview Tips to Help You Land Your Dream Job

Another reason people choose to obtain college degrees is that it often puts them in a better position to land their dream job. While getting the right education is a great start, it generally takes more than a degree to achieve this goal. It also takes acing the interview so that you’re the only candidate on the employer’s radar. Here are four key tips that can help you do just that.

The 8 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Applying For a Remote Job

Advice on landing remote roles from hiring experts at Doist, Buffer, InVision, Timely, and Toggl.

How to balance full-time work with creative projects

A guide to finding the right day job, protecting your time, and building creative habits.

Friday, Dec 7, 2018

How Restaurants Got So Loud

Restaurants are so loud because architects don’t design them to be quiet. Much of this shift in design boils down to changing conceptions of what makes a space seem upscale or luxurious, as well as evolving trends in food service.

Fighting the “loneliness epidemic” at work: Dan Schawbel on creating real connections in the Age of Isolation

In this interview, we spoke with Dan about the real threat of workplace isolation, the way technology increasingly keeps us apart, and how leaders of the future can shift their approach from managing workers to managing people.

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018

You probably won’t make it to the top

That’s a game worth winning: The one played with yourself for your own betterment. Not the one played against others, measured against them. Screw that game.

20 Questions To Ask Before Joining A Startup

When I first joined a startup in 2012 I did my best to ask the right questions when interviewing. My engineering background prepared me for engineering tasks and helped me write a resume, but it didn’t prepare me well for how to evaluate a startup offer. While this might be obvious to some, this is what I wish I knew when trying to break into the startup scene.