These Are The Personality Traits That The Happiest Freelancers Share

People who wind up becoming their own bosses because they have to –after a layoff, say, or to escape a toxic work culture–may be outnumbered by those who start freelancing by choice. According to the latest study by the Freelancers Union and Upwork , 63% of the freelance workforce […]

Cool Or Cruel? Why Nina Cheng Says It’s Ok To Buy Her Funky Fur Phone Cases

When Gisele Bundchen appeared earlier this month on the cover of Paris Vogue’s faux fur issue, animal activists hailed it as a major victory. After all, more than a decade ago, PETA stage invaders crashed a New York catwalk with signs declaring “Gisele: Fur Scum.” It was 2002 and […]

How To Protect Your Users With The Privacy By Design Framework

Many companies try to create a great experience for customers. But few are willing to make the changes required to deliver on that promise. In fact most don’t even realize just how bad their experience can be. This is why we made a new book called “User Experience Revolution,” […]

Long Live Microsoft Paint! It Helped My Blind Grandpa Keep Making Art

1/4 [Image: courtesy of Ryan Lasko] “Just use the spray paint can.” That was me trying to teach my 82-year-old grandpa, Harold, how to use his new computer’s Microsoft Paint Program. It was 1997, and Grandpa Hal was ready to paint. He had done it with actual paintbrushes all […]

Five Skills You’ll Rarely See In Job Postings (But Definitely Need)

The skills you need to land an in-demand job right now might not be so different from the ones that will keep you employable in the future. As ZipRecruiter cofounder and CEO Ian Siegel points out, there’s a huge demand for traditional jobs–ranging from construction work to data science–right […]

This Denim Company Thinks Blue Jeans Can Go Green And Still Be Affordable

Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. Christopher Parras is a pioneer of sorts. A year ago, the 28-year-old media company employee invested $3,000 in a West Hollywood-based startup, thanks to recent changes in a federal law that allows […]

Facebook’s Rumored Smart Speaker Is A Great And Terrible Idea

Yesterday, DigiTimes reported that Facebook is working on an ambient voice device to compete with the likes of the Amazon Echo. This could be a great and/or terrible idea. We’ve seen smart speakers from an online mega-retailer (Amazon), a search and ad giant (Google), and a couple of consumer […]

Why Is There A Gender Gap In Side Hustles?

Though more people are earning some form of secondary income, research suggests that men and women often have different motivations when pursuing a side hustle. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of Americans with more than one job hit a two-decade peak in 1995, with more […]

This Is ModCloth’s Plan To Win Over Customers After The Walmart Acquisition

It’s been four months since hipster women’s retailer ModCloth was acquired by Walmart for less than $75 million. The partnership came as a bit of a shock to ModCloth’s fans who were drawn to the brand’s values and its unique take on fashion. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, seemed […]

Why IBM Pays Its Employees To Take Time Off To Tackle The World’s Problems

Currently, only about 10% of cancer patients in sub-Sahara Africa receive chemotherapy treatment. More than a half million people are diagnosed with cancer in the region annually, while nearly the same number die from it each year, too. Without intervention, that toll is expected to double by 2030, partly […]

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