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The Best Brainstorming is Divergent The Best Brainstorming is Divergent

You have a problem. You gather a group of smart, creative people and say, Let’s brainstorm. Together, you bounce around a bunch of ideas, whittling and honing them until you arrive at it: The Solution.

How to Fight Sexism on Your Company's Slack How to Fight Sexism on Your Company's Slack

“Your company’s Slack is probably sexist,” writes Quartz reporter Leah Fessler. As on other open-discourse platforms like Reddit, chat rooms, and email listservs, men tend to dominate the conversation. Slack’s open format can favor male communication patterns like bluntness and rambling, over female patterns like…

I'm Gretchen Rubin, and This Is How I Work

Four years ago we talked to Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before, about how she works. Since then we’ve had her on our podcast The Upgrade twice, first to talk about happiness, then to talk about personality types. Now, in a special video installment of How I Work, we’re…

How to Handle Sudden Unemployment How to Handle Sudden Unemployment

As a person who recently lost their job in a fairly (read: very) public way I’ve quickly had to adapt to a routine of unemployment.

I'm Brian Fox, Author of the Bash Shell, and This Is How I Work I'm Brian Fox, Author of the Bash Shell, and This Is How I Work

Brian Fox is a titan of open source software. As the first employee of Richard Stallman’s Free Software Foundation, he wrote several core GNU components, including the GNU Bash shell. Now he’s a board member of the National Association of Voting Officials and co-founder of Orchid Labs, which delivers uncensored and…

I'm Comedian Josh Gondelman, and This Is How I Work

Josh Gondelman never turns it off. The author, stand-up, Modern Seinfeld tweeter, and writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is always working on something. And yet he seems far saner, happier, and more loving than any hard-working comedian has any right to be.

How to Get a Colleague to Answer Your Work Email How to Get a Colleague to Answer Your Work Email

You might think that sending work emails is the worst. It’s not. It’s the second-worst. The worst is waiting for people to reply to your work emails. And some people just never reply, no matter how much you follow up. IT professional Antoinette Maria wrote about one of these problem co-workers, “Alex,” a contact from…

I'm Author Roxane Gay, and This Is How I Work I'm Author Roxane Gay, and This Is How I Work

Roxane Gay has published five books in the last seven years, all acclaimed, all incisively addressing social issues that define our society, like feminism, race, body image, racial and sexual violence, and the immigrant experience. Three—her essay collection Bad Feminist, her short story collection Difficult Women,…

Get Off Your Lazy Butt With an App Named ‘Sluggard’ Get Off Your Lazy Butt With an App Named ‘Sluggard’

macOS: Sometimes when I’ve been sitting at my desk for a few hours, I think about how sitting is killing us and how I should really take a break and go out for a walk or get in a workout. And then I get up, bring lunch to my desk, and keep working.

I'm USA Today Network President Maribel Wadsworth, and This Is How I Work I'm USA Today Network President Maribel Wadsworth, and This Is How I Work

Twenty-two years ago, Maribel Perez Wadsworth started at the Gannett-owned Rockford Register Star, covering Illinois agriculture. Now, as president of Gannett’s USA Today Network and Associate Publisher of USA Today, she oversees a long roster of local and national papers. Along the way, she’s worked as Gannett’s…

Determine If Your Colleague Is Being a Total Sleaze With The 'Dazed & Confused' Law Determine If Your Colleague Is Being a Total Sleaze With The 'Dazed & Confused' Law

The hits keep coming: Yesterday Laura McGann, writing for Vox, published an account of the sexual-misconduct allegations against New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush. Thrush, who is 50 and an established, respected journalist, reportedly made passes at young female colleagues, passes that ranged “from unwanted groping…

I'm NerdWallet Co-Founder Tim Chen, and This Is How I Work I'm NerdWallet Co-Founder Tim Chen, and This Is How I Work

Here at Lifehacker, we’re big fans of personal finance site NerdWallet, and its suite of tools like the Federal Tax Calculator, credit card matchmaker, and retirement calculator. We talked to Tim Chen, a former finance analyst who co-founded NerdWallet in 2009 and now oversees a team of 450, about how he works.

I'm David Heinemeier Hansson, Basecamp CTO, and This Is How I Work I'm David Heinemeier Hansson, Basecamp CTO, and This Is How I Work

The culture of Basecamp, the small company behind top-shelf project management software, is famously productive and unfrazzled. David Heinemeier Hansson, aka DHH, is the developer behind Basecamp’s eponymous flagship product. He’s also the creator of Ruby on Rails, the framework underlying sites like Hulu, Airbnb,…

How to Make Some Extra Cash Over the Holidays  How to Make Some Extra Cash Over the Holidays 

The stretch from November to January is so festive, so cheerful—and so expensive. There are the gifts for your family and friends, new outfits for dinners and parties, booze and food for your own shindigs, airfare or gas, holiday cards...the list goes on. In my house, at least, the late-January credit bills always…

How Frequently Should You Take a Vacation? How Frequently Should You Take a Vacation?

I know, you’re busy and you have work to do, but you also need to take some time off to recharge those batteries. So, should you plan one big vacation for the year? Or should you sparse out your days for multiple vacations throughout? Quantity can sometimes beat quality.

I'm Comedian Nicole Drespel, and This Is How I Work I'm Comedian Nicole Drespel, and This Is How I Work

There are maybe ten things in the world that deserve the title “best-kept secret,” and one of them is comedian Nicole Drespel. A legendary improv coach and teacher at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Nicole has appeared in Broad City and 30 Rock and written for The Chris Gethard Show on TruTV and Wet Hot American Summer …

These Are the Things Restaurant Workers Wish You Knew These Are the Things Restaurant Workers Wish You Knew

Recently, we asked people who worked in the food service industry if there were any insights about their job they wished restaurant patrons would know, and we got some great answers. Whether it’s about tipping, food orders, or how you should and shouldn’t treat the wait staff, these are the secrets to being a good…

Restaurant Workers, What Do You Wish Patrons Knew About Your Job? Restaurant Workers, What Do You Wish Patrons Knew About Your Job?

I believe everyone should have to work in a restaurant at some point, just so they know what it’s like, but that’s never going to happen. So, let’s explain the lesser known ins and outs of the food service industry. If you work in a restaurant, or have in the past, what are some things you wish patrons knew that would…

How to Turn Around a Job You Want to Quit How to Turn Around a Job You Want to Quit

You don’t have to hate your job to consider quitting. Feeling only lukewarm about the work you do or the team you work with can be enough to get you thinking about sprucing up your resume and firing up a new job search. Before you put the energy into looking for a new job altogether, it might be worth identifying the…

I'm Grubhub CTO Maria Belousova, and This Is How I Work I'm Grubhub CTO Maria Belousova, and This Is How I Work

Since starting at Grubhub in 2014, Maria Belousova has served as VP of engineering, SVP of technology, and now as CTO, where she oversees Grubhub’s technical infrastructure and product vision. Previously she’s held tech leadership positions at Microsoft and Bluefly, and she founded the social media platform Davai. She…

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