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The 6 most interesting posts I read this week

March 2, 2013

I’ve been reading a lot on the web recently. Here are the six most interesting posts I read this week.

Marvel misguided in hearing aid poster campaign

— http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-933554 — Tara S. Congdon writes about how a poster by Marvel Comics (shown at left) unintentionally oppresses the deaf, signing community by implying that those who cannot or do not use hearing aids are less than whole human beings.

Designing Life

— http://www.metropolismag.com/pov/author/mklimas — In this blog post, writer Molly Klimas writes of her experience attending a daylong workshop called “Design the Life You Love” created by New York-based product designer Ayse Birsel.

Not hearing loss, deaf gain

— https://plus.google.com/u/0/106482731773348142044/posts/GMnEN6bN5tC — Jolanta Lapiak not only posted a clip about the concept of deaf gain from “Switched at Birth,” but also added information about how there is no hearing loss in the use of the brain.

You Need a Budget (YNAB)

— http://www.youneedabudget.com/ — An interesting way to look at your money. After a few months of using this program, you will not be checking your account balances to see how much you can spend, but your dynamic and flexible budget instead.

Pomodoro Technique for time management

— http://blog.connectedhq.com/2011/06/08/can-you-focus-really-focus-for-10-minutes-straight-pomodoro-technique-for-time-management/ — This is a technique for getting better at spending focused time without interruptions. I downloaded two software programs to try out: Timeboxed for the Mac, and Focus Time for the iPod Touch/iPhone.

29 Ways to Stay Creative

— http://www.behance.net/gallery/29-Ways-to-Stay-Creative-Infographic/4504625 — A lot of this is just common sense, delivered in an interesting way.

 

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