If you are a commodity service, clients will want to pay as little as possible, and you won’t be able to make a living.

If you are a commodity service (your customers see no differentiation between you and someone else), clients will want to pay as little as possible, and you won’t be able to make a living.

http://www.carolroth.com/blog/agency-and-the-gig-economy-dont-be-an-idiot/

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If we see Cuba as a representation of our essential human need for connection, it’s clear that loving and leaving someone still happens in person

even though we live in a digitalized world where our screens are glued to our hands, human connection is all-powerful: at some essential level we still need to meet someone, to talk to them, to interact, especially in order to seduce them.

https://www.estherperel.com/love-in-the-age-of-cuba/

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Natural Language + Artificial Intelligence / Languages

It just needs to be two-way.

On the James Altucher Show

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You may find glorious freedom on the other side of a decision

It is easier to make a choice when you acknowledge that there isn’t just one person for you, nor is there just one relationship and one life we can lead. We simply pick one.

http://www.estherperel.com/the-paradox-of-choice-how-to-choose-a-partner

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You have nothing to lose

Engage in the delicious play of flirting and teasing your potential date through words but also try accelerating the meeting process. Send a message

https://www.estherperel.com/how-to-deal-with-online-dating-fatigue

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Anything that tears at the moral fabric of our nation will in fact weaken us, not strengthen us

Traditionally, conservatives have focused on issues of private morality and liberals have focused on issues of public morality.

Blog Post: On Public Morality

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Ready to Turn the Page to the Next Chapter of the Life You Want to Live Now?

Writing of her secret life as a prostitute, a blogger with the pseudonym Belle de Jour had a backstory worthy of a movie script. In fact it was turned into a Showtime TV series. She wanted to have a satisfying next chapter of her life story so she wrote about it. You see, in real life, she was “a respected specialist in developmental neurotoxicology and cancer epidemiology.” Few of us lead a startling double life like her yet you, too, may want to play a new role in your life story, perhaps revealing some largely hidden facets to your character…

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If we can get to the point where advertisers can actually know who they are communicating with, perhaps our advertising ecosystem will evolve to a place where it adds value to consumers’ lives on a regular basis, as opposed to interrupting and annoying us all day long…

When that happens, Facebook’s implicit advantage – that it knows who we are – will become commodified, and perhaps – just perhaps – the open web will once again thrive.

http://battellemedia.com/archives/2016/10/google-capitulates-to-facebooks-identity-machine.php

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Martin Luther Wuz Here

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Tech Literacy: It’s more than just “teach kids to code”

Like media literacy or general critical thinking skills, we should provide this information as a necessary part of teaching students to understand the systems that run the world around them. It’s essential that concerns like ethics and systemic biases be incorporated into any education about technology systems.

http://anildash.com/2016/09/its-more-than-just-teach-kids-to-code.html

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