Issue 214 • February 20th

“Your most reliable creative time comes about when you set up guardrails—in advance.”

Jessica Abel is the author of a dozen books, including Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You’re Drowning in Your Daily Life and the founder of the Creative Focus Workshop. In this persuasive talk, Jessica unpacks how we can all get into creative flow. She talks about why we first need to optimize the process and ensure our environment supports state of flow. 

Listen to Partners

Partners is a podcast that spotlights the stories of great partner dynamics straight from those who made it work. Hear how Samin Nosrat and Wendy MacNaughton teamed up to create the cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat.

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Why luck is a long string of saying yes.

The importance of heart-centered practices and getting back your focus. 

See You on the Internet is the digital marketing guide your small business has been missing. (Written by a former Toronto speaker!)

Elephants and the stages of falling in love with ideas.*

The different languages of appreciation in the workplace.

Life Stats shows you what’s happened since you were born.

A father knitted a data viz blanket of his baby’s sleep patterns.

Bees create heart-shaped hives when they aren’t restricted. 

A free and anonymous index that tells you your burnout level.*

Everything you need to stock an alcohol-free home bar

On the value of deadlines and editors

(Thank you to Katie Wilhoit and Leonie Wise for sharing fun links to read this week!)
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Apple is hiring a Techno-Dextrous Experience Designer/Engineer in Cupertino. is hiring a Software Engineer to work remotely. 

JSTOR is hiring a Web Accessibility Lead in Ann Arbor. 

Agaaain is hiring an Ad Sales Manager in Cape Town.

Lifeblue is hiring an Interactive Art Director in Plano. 

Square is hiring an Ecommerce Product Designer in Toronto.

Justworks is looking for 2020 Summer Interns in New York. 
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