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  1. “46% of the small businesses in America are off the grid, meaning they are operating without a website. The idea of 100 Project is to transform small businesses in Detroit by getting 100 Detroit neighborhood businesses on the grid.”  

    Business
  2. Four Leadership Tips from the White House

    “As designers, it’s easy to get caught up in plans or in the details of a project and lose awareness of ourselves and our surroundings. It happened to me a lot at the White House.” Ashleigh Axios, former creative director at the White House, says that your work is only as good as you feel.

    Design
    Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.
  3. NEA Today

    NEA Today is the main news site of the National Education Association, where you’ll find stories and features on teaching in 21st-century America, told from a wide variety of perspectives.

    Academia
    Image by Max Klingensmith (CC BY-ND 2.0)
  4. “China is not a scary place. It is many things, but scary is not one of them. If you are interested in doing business in China, just go…. Like entrepreneurship—and maneuvering through Chinese street traffic—it is a lot scarier to contemplate than to do.”

    Business
  5. Jason Mayden on The Rise of the Cultural Alchemist™

    “Contextually educated, multi-racial, methodically creative, socially aware, culturally blended, and technologically proficient”: Jason Mayden shares his vision for the creators of the future.

    Business
  6. “If you are making a work of art in any area of life, you are not going from a known point A to a known point B. You are inventing point B.”

    Art
  7. “Any meaningful life choice involves a degree of sacrifice. So you do what you must. And you give thanks for being disliked, because, honestly, most people in the world won’t care enough to dislike you in the first place.”

    Commentary
  8. Sailing (and life) lesson: know where you want to go.

    “The first step isn’t to dodge obstacles or let outside circumstances steer you. The first step is to figure out where you want to go.” Advice from Andrea Badgley on sailing (and life).

    Inspiration
  9. Comics
    Comic by Jack Sjogren
  10. “Serious academics”

    “If you think we’re putting academic work on social media to please our university or to appear enthusiastic, then you need to pull your head out of a cave.” Terry McGlynn responds to a “serious academic” who says academics shouldn’t share their work on social media.

    Academia
    Photo by Shawn Campbell (CC BY 2.0)
  11. Inside the Last Pork Butcher Shop in Istanbul

    Freelance journalist Lorena Rios explores the dwindling Greek Orthodox community in Turkey’s largest city by telling the story of two veteran pork butchers who persevere in a politically-charged climate.

    Food
  12. “One of my former colleagues is fond of saying, ‘Tenure is the right to be abused in perpetuity.’ My problem was not, however, that I was being abused, but that I was being asked to abuse others.”

    Academia
  13. “Some days we will be tempted to tell the world about our mothering, and others will leave us wanting to hide behind an obnoxiously large diaper bag. I would argue that the sweet spot of vulnerability is somewhere in between.”

    Family
  14. “I want robots to do my bidding as much as the next guy, but our history with labor-saving robots has been sketchy at best. We’ve been here before and there are lots of predictably bad outcomes from automation.”

    Commentary
  15. Why I Fear Being at Home

    Australian blogger Helen Hayward reflects on the difficulty of balancing domestic duties — those never-ending to-do lists — with our longing for creating a peaceful, private space to cultivate our inner selves.

    Essay