Failure anxiety is a killer. Because it restrains yourself from taking steps that could take you much further. Much further in relationships, in your career, in school or even in personal goals. You may know that failures are allowed, and even be in a culture where failures are allowed but still experience failure anxiety. Your thinking, your body language and the difficulty of the challenge ahead may all influence the level of failure anxiety you are experiencing. In this article, I will dive into several theories and ways how you could capture failure anxiety, and deal with socially or intellectually […]

I learned so much from this book, so I decided it is time to write a never eat alone review. I remember that I stood at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport and saw the cover if this book. It triggered something, but I did not buy it. Do you know that feeling of hesitation? Somewhat later, the book was still in my mind. So I finally did the purchase, via the Dutch giant (but it is also available on Amazon). And boy, I learned some practical networking tips from this book. PS. Do you have your own company? ReWork lets […]
The brain

For many individuals striving to break free from the clutches of addictive habits, relapse can be a haunting specter, a reality that casts a shadow over their progress. In this article, I want to explain factors that contribute to preventing relapse and explain the gradual process that causes relapse. Conscience of this could be a contributing factor to a healthy life, and preventing a relapse (or initial start) of addictive behavior. Please note that this article is not written as medical or professional advice but as an exploration of my own interests. If you’re dealing with serious addictive habits, consult […]

I’ve never been a vivid Instagram user, due to one reason: you can not upload images while being on your desktop, laptop or personal computer. However, it is possible if you are a little clever with a browser and computers. Actually, it is pretty easy. The only prerequisite is that you have the Chrome or Firefox (if you value privacy) web browser installed on your computer. Now Instagram is designed as a mobile-only platform, so it perfectly makes sense to use it mobile only. This is also the use that would be advised. But in some cases, you might want […]
We love Greek islands and free stock photography

Free Stock photos are notorious and, in our visual culture, highly desired. While people may think that free stock images can have poor quality, there are many photos of great quality. In this article, I will share 4 websites where you can find the best free stock photos. But before I start with the actual content article, I must admit something. I felt into the trap of using something that has been widely popular. It concerns the topic of titles, titles that make you click more easily. It seems that titles using a certain number and description work particularly well. […]

You can almost feel it. The pain of reading yet another piece of academic literature. Skimming abstracts did not turn out to provide valuable insights, so you decided to read some papers to get valuable insights for your dissertation. While you manage to read normal books with an average of 50 pages per hour, you hardly seem to get through 5 pages of a paper in the same time. Although you gain considerable insight, it also took considerable pain to find these insights. But the power is in the pen, and you decide to write another publication to have your […]

Your WordPress might be optimized for performance. You have caching running, optimized images and your scripts and styles. And now you wonder what might be next to optimize WordPress further. You are a perfectionist, so how else can performance be improved? There are a number of functions WordPress which you might not need and can easily be disabled. I wrote a PHP class which does throws a couple these optimizations together in one class. This class removes a couple of WordPress functionalities which you might not need, as well as a number of JavaScripts. In this way, your WordPress installation […]

Ever felt there is more to designing than creating nifty user interfaces and visually eye candy? Or felt the urge to explain what design actually is? Well, you are probably not the only designer unleashing his or her curiosity on the process and phenomenon of design itself. For myself, I just discovered something that my design education has not taught me yet. Oh yes, I learned about the methodology behind designing, the form that follows function, the processes that underlie good design. I learned about creative problem solving, defining and discovering the core of a problem and the importance of […]

Finding a good webhosting company for your WordPress website is not easy with so many contenders. It’s a perfect example of a decision dilemma. The same dilemma that you experience when choosing a fine wine. If you haven’t taste one, it is hard to know which one to pick. Unless there is someone close by who has tasted some of the wines. In the past year I’ve extensively tested three shared WordPress hosts, and I am more than eager to share my taste. The three contenders are GoDaddy, Siteground and Fastcomet and all offer shared hosting packages. According to their […]

The use of imagery is profound in websites, but takes a heavy toll on the loading times of websites. And this is even more true for smaller mobile devices, which often need to download the same images as their high definition counterparts. Although they can be scaled, their file size remains equal. Luckily enough, there is an HTML attribute for the image tag which can help to serve the right. It’s called srcset and sizes. Responsive images used to be about scaling the image proportionally to the width of a device. A desktop would serve the full size images, but […]