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This is how I get rid of distractions

This is how I get rid of distractions

Smartphones, the Internet, social media and emails are among the 10 biggest workplace distractions, finds a study from CareerBuilder. More than half of the employees polled reported that their biggest distraction at work is their cellphone. But technology can't take...

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Stop thinking you’re not good enough

Stop thinking you’re not good enough

I’ve been there so often in my life that it’s almost become a horrible mantra in my head. That feeling of not being good enough for the people close to you. That feeling of being a failure to them. Of disappointing them with everything you are. Well guess what? Stop thinking like that.

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The biggest design myth, debunked

The biggest design myth, debunked

Once upon a time, I did some work for my mother because I was going to do “a beautiful job” (her words). She thought I had a beautiful style and an eye for great design and liked to tell everyone how good I was. Unfortunately, my mother suffers from the belief that an age-old design myth is true. Here it is, debunked.

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Confessions of a productive girl

Confessions of a productive girl

I’ll be extremely honest… I’m a procrastinator at heart. You wouldn’t know it, though, because I’m a productive beast when it absolutely matters. And I’ve made miracles happen with my productivity which comes straight out of a need to be procrastinating. Weird, right?

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How I decided to become a designer

How I decided to become a designer

When I was younger my mother made sure art was part of my life very early on. My parents were dancers and liked to tell people that they were pregnant with me during an advanced ballroom dancing examination. My older sisters danced and likewise I ended up dancing as...

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I nearly died: my 9-11 story

I nearly died: my 9-11 story

Where was I on 9/11? I was in Montreal, unknowingly fighting my own demon called appendicitis. I nearly died. This is my story, my truth. The 9/11 story of my life.

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Beating design jealousy… is it possible?

Beating design jealousy… is it possible?

When I see the amazing work of other designers, especially that of former classmates, and see how successful they are, I can’t help it: the green demon rears its ugly head. Avoiding the comparison is hard, and so is dealing with my design jealousy.

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Big Canadian telecoms are scamming us big-time

Big Canadian telecoms are scamming us big-time

Canada continues, year after year, to fall at the bottom of the pile in terms of services (call, text and data) and fees, according to the OECD. And we all know who the culprits are: big Canadian telecom companies like Rogers, Bell and Telus. Earlier this year, they even raised the prices due to an already fairly weak Canadian dollar (the loonie) taking a turn for the worst. But who’s the victim here? They want you to think it’s them.

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