20 Creative Writing Prompts That’ll Help You Beat Writer’s Block – #infographic

Sometimes, it seems like it’s hard to come across a truly remarkable one — one that’s achieved the perfect trifecta of good design, readability, and reliable data. But when they’re well-executed, infographics work wonders, transforming complex topics and dry statistics into visually enticing…

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Exciting Stats From All Major Social Media Platforms – #infographic

Take a moment to appreciate the number of social media platforms. Really think about it. You probably have a Facebook company page and maybe a Twitter one as well. You’re not sure Twitter is working for you at all, by the way. But you’ve probably heard that Snapchat is huge and super-cheap, while…

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Obsessively checking social media during a crisis might harm your mental health

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Survivors of three recent disasters – the northern California fires, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and Hurricane Maria – used social media and texting as lifelines to connect with loved ones, seek aid, and search for the latest developments.

A new study, however, suggests that people who get updates during a major crisis from unofficial channels like random social media accounts are most exposed to conflicting information and experience the most psychological distress.

The study, published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, surveyed 3,890 students whose campus was locked down after a shooter fired on people. Since it’s difficult, if not impossible, to begin a scientific study during a life-threatening disaster or crisis, the researchers asked students about their experience a week after the incident and analyzed five hours of Twitter data about the shooting. (Details about what happened were anonymized at the university’s request.) Read more…

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6 Typography Secrets That Will Make Your Hero Images Explosive – #infographic

Hero images are still all the rage – they’re trendy and they immediately catch the users eye due to their above-the-fold, full-screen beauty. One of the main aspects of a big header, other than the hero image, is the typography, but we often fall short in this area because hero images can be very…

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Personal Branding: Tips from 28 Experts – #Infographic

Want to accelerate the success of your career via digital media? Your goal must become to be recognized for your area of expertise.

“Recognition is your ticket to realizing your professional goals.” You’ll find interesting insights on personal branding from 26 recognized leaders in…

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(via How to Cuddle Up with No and Win With Doom…

(via How to Cuddle Up with No and Win With Doom and Gloomers)

No comforts doom and gloomers. They won’t get in over their heads. They’re protecting current wins. They need a clear path to the end, before they begin. (All good stuff.)

Don’t offer flippant answers.

The worst thing you can do is minimize real concerns.

You can’t win hearts and minds by pressuring reluctant people into conformity.

25 Photoshop Plugins That Will Blow Your Mind – #infographic

If there’s one thing that is constant in the design world, it’s the development of design software. Each day, new apps and tools are developed and launched to the public. The extensive influence of online design today evolves and welcomes new programs to its previously small list of resources….

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