Tips for those who tweak and critique

A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare. Amirite? That old proverb works in a variety of social situations, not the least of which is when you’re providing a critique of someone’s content. And for the record, while “gentle” here means...

Make your one-pager a showcase

What is it about the fantastic windows of big department stores during the holidays? The beautifully-lit cases in posh jewelry stores? The elegant glass display cabinets in arty museums? They’re designed to give you a bit of a thrill, and in all honesty, they usually...

One scary stampede

Writer Ernest Hemingway famously ran with (and wrote about) the running of the bulls in Pamplona. If you’ve never heard of this, it’s an event that happens during the annual nine-day San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. Bulls being used in the bullfight that...

Open office is more like a proverbial open can

I was skimming through headlines and saw this increasingly familiar one: “Your open office plan can make you ill” – and I thought, they don’t know the half of it. Even 4 years ago, studies were showing that people are sick of open office work environments – not only...