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  1. “WordPress and blogging gave me a voice, a voice that reached a vast amount of audience which otherwise would not have been possible.” — Designer Jan Cavan Boulas on the path that ultimately led to her work at Automattic.

    Business
  2. Want to Get Hired by Your Favorite Rapper? Build a Website.

    Negele “Hospey” Hospedales wanted to be Chance the Rapper’s intern. So he built a website to get noticed.

    Business
  3. How To Work For Your Favourite Rapper

    “The first few weeks will be blurry, abstract, and smoked out. Every experience eye opening; some burdening, most reddening. The hotel rooms are bigger than your future.” Negele Hospedales, aka Hospey, recounts what it’s like to work for Chance the Rapper.

    Music
  4. Writer’s Block, Rainy Days, and 1,000 Followers

    Blogger Sherina on finding what to say to her (growing) audience: “Something is better than nothing; as many writers have noted, you can’t edit a blank page.”

    Inspiration
  5. Advice from Bestselling Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

    Writing tips from author and pop culture writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong.

    Authors
  6. “We abuse time, make it our enemy. We try to contain and control it, or, at the very least, outrun it. Your new-model, even faster phone; your finger on the “Close” button in the elevator; your same-day delivery.”

    Books
  7. It’s safe to hate on Uber, because we know they are evil. The challenge is not tweeting something supportive when it happens at a company you hate. It’s how you react when it happens in a company that you’re invested in, to someone sitting right next to you.

    Gender
  8. “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
  9. 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.
  10. 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)
  11. “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
  12. 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
  13. “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
  14. “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
  15. 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