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colorful lightbulb Stay in School: Lifelong Creative Learning

In our always-connected world, continuous learning is a given. Ongoing professional development is imperative in technology careers, yet learning something new in other fields is also good for your career, your health, and your life. So whether it’s for professional or personal reasons, stay in school.

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Pamela Rentz
Angry cat snarling and showing its teeth, photo by Erik-Jan Leusink Manage Your Workplace Anger So It Doesn’t Manage You

At work, there’s so often someone or something that pushes your buttons. If you experience anger often and lash out, it could be doing you harm—both physically and to your career. It could be worthwhile to keep a record of what triggers your anger over the course of a day and how you react so you can gain some insight.

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Naomi Karten
A computer with a draft of a resume on the screen, photo by Bram Naus 4 Tips for Writing an Awesome Developer Resume

When you’re hunting for jobs, one of the most time-consuming things you have to do is create a resume. As a developer, you often fall into one of two categories: You either have too much experience to put on one page, or you have too little. But just as with coding, writing an effective resume is a matter of skill.

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Grace Carter
A woman smiling while giving a great presentation 5 Tips for Giving a Polished Presentation

Most software audiences appreciate solid content over performance pizzazz, but you don't want your demonstration to be a dud. You can learn a lot about how not to give a presentation from others' mistakes! If you'll be speaking at a conference or meeting soon, here are five tips for giving a polished presentation.

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Naomi Karten
Street art of a worried woman with shattered face, photo by Chris Barbalis 4 Tips for Conquering Your Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome is the belief that you're inadequate and incompetent, despite evidence otherwise. It’s more than just insecurity; it’s persistent self-doubt about your accomplishments, and the feeling that any success must have been undeserved. Don’t sell yourself short. Here are four ways to beat impostor syndrome.

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Beth Romanik
Cover of the Summer 2018 issue of Better Software magazine What's in the Summer 2018 Issue of Better Software Magazine

For twenty years now, Better Software magazine has published articles offering helpful tips and techniques for those in the software industry. The new issue celebrates those two decades of knowledge-sharing—and, of course, gives you more ideas. Articles this issue focus on leadership and software quality.

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Ken Whitaker
GEDI May the Forest Be with You: A New GEDI Laser Is Coming

There’s a new laser device coming to the galaxy this fall that will be good for the forests here on Earth. NASA’s Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation Lidar (GEDI) will be the first space-borne laser designed to map the world's forests in 3-D to help us study and understand forest changes.

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Pamela Rentz
Email icon showing 99 unread messages How to Slim Down Your Bloated Email Inbox

If you're spending too much time checking and answering your email—and frankly, who doesn't feel that way—you may just need to revamp your email routine. Here are some techniques for getting a handle on your messages, including better prioritization and categorization. You may even get to the coveted inbox zero.

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Beth Romanik