social-media, the-writing-cooperative, writing

Ello: The Little SNS That Could (and can)

The Little SNS That Could (and can) “man wearing black and white purge mask and white crew-neck sweatshirt while kneeling left knee” by sebastiaan stam on Unsplash The Social Networking SystemFlash of Views Imagine starting out with a measly 40 views on your latest sns site (Social Networking System) and thinking, “Well, this
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books

22 Awesome eBooks

photo source Note: If you buy anything through the links below you’ll be financially supporting the Personal Growth publication. Thanks for your support. A 30-day Free Trial with Kindle Unlimited will allow you to read or listen to these books for free. You can also give KU as a Gift. The 7
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design, product-design, user-experience, user-experience-design, ux

Designing Products That People Trust

Photo by rawpixel.com Not only is the digital product space incredibly crowded — with user expectations higher than ever — but it’s also teeming with personal data. Our devices and apps know a lot about us, from our credit card information and fitness data to our location and search history. As people become more
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entrepreneurship, health, news, wealth, wisdom

Life Lessons for Every “Entrepreneur”

wi The Mission Newsletter, 10/1/18 “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” — C.S. Lewis #MondayMotivation 100 Thoughtful Quotes That Will Inspire and Motivate You — At The Mission, we recognize the power of a good story — and what more are quotes than just powerful excerpts from some form of longer narrative? 🤔
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advice, beyourself, entrepreneurship, inspiration, life-lessons

5 truths about creating your best self despite fear

I was recently engaged to conduct a sharing session with a group of design students about creativity and ‘owning my story’. The lecturer who invited me told me that some students are lost without a direction after college. I smiled, but I didn’t tell her that I feel the same sometimes.
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business, design, entrepreneurship, freelancing, tech

What to charge as a freelancer: does value-based pricing live up to the hype?

Illuminati photo by Thought Catalog. Pricing is hard. Even after 17 years of freelance design, I can still second-guess my pricing strategy. Am I doing this right? Could I do something better to make more money for less work? Does my price reflect the value my clients are getting? I currently price most of my
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javascript, nodejs, programming, tech, web-development

How to perform custom validation in your Express.js app (Part-2)

Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash In the previous post, I showed how to get started with input validation in an express.js application. I used the express-validator module and discussed its important features with implementation. If you haven’t checked that out, please go read the first post here. So now let’s get
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philosophy, self-improvement, spirituality, thoughts-and-feelings, wisdom

The Principles of Hermetic Philosophy — Mentalism

Artist The Principles of Hermetic Philosophy — Mentalism “The All is Mind; The Universe is Mental…” Have you ever thought about our ability to craft stories? I mean… really think about it for a second. I can’t be the only one that’s thoroughly blown away by the fact that we just so happen to have
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