How we communicate asynchronously at Buffer: Threads As a distributed team across many countries, we use a number of tools to help us communicate effectively at Buffer. Over the past year, Threads has become a staple for us when it comes to effective asynchronous communication and collaboration. It has a clear purpose—to make it easy to have text-based conversations across the company and clearly mark decisions when they are made. … [Read more...] about 4 ways to make communicating asynchronously better when you work from home
As someone who spent a good chunk of my career as a user experience designer, I can definitely say that the user experience for reducing garbage sucks. It is too much for one person, let alone one family, to handle. Too much to think about, too much to remember, too many options, too much work, and too many plastic bins in the kitchen. There is only one conclusion I can come to: The companies that manufacture everything cluttering up my garbage need to do something about it. I don’t want to have to think about whether things are recyclable. I don’t want to have a separate bin for paper and one for plastic and one for compost and another for clothes. I don’t want to think about which polymers can go in the recycling bin. I want everything to be able to go into a recycling bin or to not exist. … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling
The crashes are spectacular, and if you are like me, you will watch them again and again, the first time horrified, the second and the third and the fourth time as if you were trying like Rashomon, to get to the truth… The moment when the crash occurs...Senna’s death was very personal because I was very young then and he was a hero to me. He was practically flawless in the car, and his death in 1994 made Formula One sort of pointless to me. This 2018 series instilled that interest once again, even though they have not followed the phenom called Hamilton at all in the driver’s seat. … [Read more...] about Restless during the lockdown? Get inspired by the likes of Senna and Schumacher
In Philadelphia, Nan Ides had plenty of fabric. A recent retiree, she had plenty of time, too. She pulled out her sewing machine and started making masks, using materials left over from stitching baby clothes and a floral pattern -- purple, green, black and white -- from a summer dress that she had never managed to finish. … [Read more...] about An army of sewers, making masks for America
Expressing those needs is more important now than ever, especially since people in cities are living on top of one another with little space for physical and mental alone time. Johnson recommended, even if it doesn't sound sexy, setting up a weekly meeting with your partner to take a look at the week ahead -- who has work calls when, who should be watching the children when, etc. -- to make sure you're both on the same page and can anticipate the needs of the individual and the needs of the couple. … [Read more...] about Couples having a working-from-home revelation: That’s what you do all day?