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Culture Is What You Do

Shawn Blanc: If you were to look at the amount of work you are doing, and the pace at which you doing that work, would it be something you would still want to be doing in 20 ye...More

AMPed Creations Etsy Shop

My good friend, Abi, just launched her all-new Etsy shop. She’s selling hoodies, t-shirts, tote bags, and even mugs! Check it out and help support my friend and her new business.More

January in Oceanside

This past Friday, Kelly and I left our Minnesota home and embarked on a three-day road trip to Oceanside, CA. Oceanside will be our home for the next month as we try to get away...More

2018: Year in Review

Due to depression, 2018 has been difficult for me. But reflecting on the year has helped me remember all the fun and great experiences I’ve had. This is my annual write-up where...More

My Parents' 28th Anniversary

My parents celebrated their 28th anniversary this November. They don’t have many pictures of just the two of them, so I offered to take some photos for them. They seemed to real...More


Kelly and I spent a beautiful four days in London this past week. Modern travel (while cramped and uncomfortable) is a marvel. The idea that we were half way across the world ju...More

Colorado with The Prados

We went with some friends to Colorado to scope it out. We’ve been thinking of moving out of Minnesota, and Colorado was a possible destination. After seeing it for ourselves, th...More

Rising Early

Ben Brooks on The Brooks Review: I really love ‘life hacking’ articles, specifically how they are based on sample sizes of one, often from people who have literally never tried...More

2017: Year in Review

I’ve heard that as you get older, time goes by faster. I definitely felt that this year. As with most years there were good times and bad, here are some of the highlights. Ta...More

My New Gig

For the past month or so, I’ve been working as a designer and frontend developer for Mealthy. Mealthy is a startup company whose mission is make cooking healthier food easy. The...More

Vacation to Las Vegas

Dear Reader,On Sunday, I’ll be traveling to Las Vegas for a week. While we’re in the area, we’re going to visit the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, but most importantly, In-N-Out....More

The Outwork Myth

Jason Fried: People make it because they’re talented, they’re lucky, they’re in the right place at the right time, they know how to work with other people, they know how to sel...More

I Like to Teach

For years, I’ve loved teaching what I learn. I believe it to be my duty to help others, as I’ve been helped. It’s one of the main reasons I started The Bold Report, it’s the rea...More

2016: Year in Review

While it may be cliché to say that the year flew by, it doesn’t make it any less true. In what has become a great tradition, I’d love to share some highlights from 2016. Tabl...More

Shaping Your Job Search

Tara Mann: I recently spent a few weeks serial interviewing. I spoke to around 20 companies in the span of about a month and damn it was exhausting. I knew early on that I need...More

Our Caribbean Cruise

I’ve never been on a cruise. I’d always been nervous to do it. Watching Kurt Russell die in Poseidon freaked the hell out of me. Plus, I sometimes get motion sickness,...More

Goodbye ACL

My last day is tomorrow, Nov 29. I had so much fun working at ACL, and had the chance to work on some really cool stuff: I worked on adding or improving at least 10 features to...More

Visualizing a Job Search

Kelly Sutton: Today, I start a new job at Gusto. This concludes the most comprehensive search I’ve done for a new job. My job search lasted a total of 35 days from start to sig...More

We Own You

Justin Jackson: Increasingly, companies are demanding cult-like devotion. Do whatever it takes; sacrifice whatever you’ve got. It’s no longer enough to punch in, put in a solid...More

Focused on the Grass

Chris Bowler: I’ve noticed an issue with our young industry. I’m not sure of the exact problem, but the symptom is this: people rarely stay at a job for long periods of time.Ch...More


Ben Brooks: You should be confident in what you do, but know that failure can still happen — and failure is not good. That’s how you avoid failure itself — by seeing it as poss...More

Working Remotely

Jonathan Snook: I’ve been fortunate over the past decade to have been able to, in various capacities, work from home—or work in place, as some like to call it. First as a freel...More

I'm an Impostor

David Walsh: If you’re reading this post, you probably aren’t an impostor, because… You believe you might be an impostor — those who think they’re experts are anything but...More

Our One Year Anniversary

I don't know what was said or done, but apparently we found it hilariousYou might’ve noticed the site went dark this week. Last Monday, May 9, was my one year wedding annive...More

On Standing Up for Yourself

Nicole Dominguez: If a potential employer or company wants to pay you less because you’re young and “have less expenses”, demand that you get paid what you deserve.A killer pos...More

Traveling Light: Underwear

Ben Brooks: The underwear are all synthetic and comfortable to wear. They are moisture wicking, claim to be anti-bacterial, and anti-stink I guess as well. None of this matters...More

Still Rendering

Erin Lee Carr on the death of her father: I’m a year out, and I’m still rendering. If I could talk to that grief stricken kid, because I was a kid before my dad passed away, I ...More

Back From Paradise

Some of the highlights of the weekAs they say, all good things must come to an end. We had such a relaxing and fun week, but I’m happy to be home and ready to get ba...More

Cozumel Vacation

Dear Reader, I could really get used to thisI’m in Cozumel at an all-inclusive this week. I’m busy enjoying the clear ocean water, having some great food, and unlimited drink...More

On Inspiration

Originally published on The Branch in 2013.What inspires you? I’ve been asked that question many times. Either by fellow creatives, in job interviews and here. I’ve never been a...More

On Standing

Chris Bowler: After these past three years, I can attest to the fact that standing vs. sitting is not the discussion we should be having. It’s inactivity, period. If you’re sta...More

Super Bowl 50

Friends and family who came over for our Super Bowl partyI’ll keep this brief: We had a fun time watching. We invited friends over, ate a lot of food, and argued about some...More

Permission Slips

Emily Mall: I was too fearful of doing something wrong or messing something up. I needed someone to be willing to take the heat if something went wrong, like trusted friends an...More

2015: Year in Review

This was by far the best year in a long time. Kelly and I were married on May 9. It was the best day of my life. With our amazing wedding party. (Photo by Cayan Brock) Tab...More

On Passion

Noah Stokes nails it: Who doesn’t want to follow their passion? Do what they love? It’s on posters and t-shirts. It’s nearly half of all Medium articles. You can turn your pass...More

20 for 20

Paul Armstrong: My wife and I celebrated 20 years of marriage on July 1st 2015. I’m far from having any of what makes marriage work, let alone work for two decades, but here ar...More

New Beginnings

For the past two years, I’ve run my own business, Anythin’ Goes. I’ve been so incredibly happy to work on some awesome projects with great people. On Monday, I begin a new chapt...More

‘On Productivity’

Brian Krogsgard: I should admit something: I have almost no such hacks and I do not focus heavily on my processes and how to streamline them. Now, I do think I’m a fairly prod...More

How to Not Die in Winter

Lauren Evans on Gothamist: Your oven can be used for more than just storage! Pull out all the sweaters and board games typically shelved in your oven, and preheat it to 425 deg...More

2014: Year in Review

In an effort to keep up a good habit, it’s time to do a little reflection on last year, and set new goals for 2015. I can’t believe how quickly 2014 went by. I feel as if every ...More

Quick Thought on Empathy

Yaron Schoen: Empathy is a muscle you must build, and the only way I know to build that muscle is through life experience. I would even go further and say that, unfortunately, ...More

Making Fussy Coffee

Peter Binkowski: There are a lot of people on the internet that enjoy making fussy coffee. I’m definitely one of them. However, getting into coffee doesn’t have to a pursuit in...More

2013: Year in Review

It’s 2014. I can’t believe I’m writing that. It seems like yesterday that I published this post.2013 was an interesting year. It was riddled with both success and failure. Thank...More

A List Apart Issue 387

Nick Cox writes an excellent article in the last A List Apart issue of the year. In “A Moment to Breathe”, he tells the story of how he realized he was working too much, and wha...More

The 14-Hour Work Day Myth

Once I discovered the best times I like to work as a freelancer, I realized, why would I want to be working past that anyways? I love my job but I also love doing things outsi...More

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