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How to write an opening sentence

If you over-think your article's headline, there's a danger you might forget the importance of what comes next — the opening sentence. (Note to self: you need to brush up on...

The opposite of a 4-hour workweek

In the past few weeks, work seems to have taken over, and the boundary between my professional and personal life has blurred to a mere smudge. Any freelance design projects...

Don’t make it perfect. Just make it, now.

The pursuit of perfection is an unnecessary 'designer' habit that I'm trying to unlearn.  I've found that asking "What's the fastest solution to this problem?" instead of "What's the best solution...

What does a Hacker News traffic spike look like?

It’s only recently that I’ve discovered the wealth of articles and discussions on Hacker News, the social news forum of the Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator.</p><p>So when I posted my “100 mile bike...