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  1. Let’s go to a meeting

    M. Kelter at Invisible Strings on work, coping, and autism: “The words people say slowly turn into a staccato exchange, a call and answer that makes me think of birds. I listen along and pitch in verbal pauses and silences that hopefully convey a subtle attentiveness.”

    Autism
    Image by © Corbis via Flickr
  2. “If your work has value to anyone, then it should have value for you, and you should be at the front of the line to receive that value, because you’re doing the work.”

    Authors
  3. Should You Become a Photographer?

    Madara Parma, a Latvian photographer, asked six of her peers around the world, from India to Argentina, to share their honest takes on the joys and challenges of a career in photography.

    Art
  4. Three Things I’ve Learned Through Grief

    From Allie Lehman: “In my 20s, I was always waiting for my big break. I used to see others’ success and was convinced (without a doubt) that that made them happy. Now, I feel myself running away from hype and hustle. I feel strong standing on the ground underneath me.”

    Inspiration
  5. 14 Art & Design Podcasts Hosted by Women

    Michelle Kondrich and Thomas James at Illustration Age curated a selection of women-led podcasts that focus on art, design, and visual culture.

    Art
    Illustration by Thomas James
  6. “But there’s also the passive sexism — the status quo — that people have trouble seeing or don’t think they engage in until they catch themselves doing it because it’s so ingrained, that we also desperately need to fix.”

    Commentary
  7. “WordPress and blogging gave me a voice, a voice that reached a vast amount of audience which otherwise would not have been possible.”

    Business
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Advice from Bestselling Author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

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

    Authors
  12. “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
  13. 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
  14. “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
  15. 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.