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Featured selection of my books, Medium stories, client work, guest posts, and article mentions.聽

The Bumble Diaries: How To Make Online Dating Fun Again

(Story.One, September 2023)

Frustrated with the endless cycle of swiping, getting ghosted, annoyed, bored (or all of the above), deleting the apps, and running back to them in a final bid to聽find something real?聽聽Yeah, me too.聽

This swiping round聽didn't give me what I聽was looking for. But it聽did inspire me to compile this book.

It's a聽light, relatable, and fun read, with dozens of poems written by me, and聽illustrations by Nika Bura.

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This Online Coworking Tool Changed My Life. Here鈥檚 How I Use It To Get Hard Work Done

This Online Coworking Tool Changed My Life. Here鈥檚 How I Use It To Get Hard Work Done

I spent years stuck in overthinking mode. Until I found Focusmate. And it has me hooked.

I鈥檓 5500+ sessions in and on a 151-week streak.

The platform helped me write this and 99% of the other stories I ever wrote here. It helps me do household work, my taxes, and any mundane, hard, or otherwise overwhelming task I鈥檇 rather avoid or postpone indefinitely.

When you know where you鈥檙e headed, but have trouble g

Analyzing My Articles With An Average Read Ratio of 65% (or Higher)

Analyzing My Articles With An Average Read Ratio of 65% (or Higher)

鈥淓arnings will be higher for stories that are
鈥 read by your readers that follow you,
鈥 and that have an above-average read ratio.鈥

A read ratio of 70% is average. Anything at or above 75% is amazing.

And anything below 65% is鈥 not good enough.

Which of my stories have above-average read ratios?

I scrolled through all my written content and pulled out articles with an average read ratio of 65% or higher.

Out of the 329 sto

19 Things You Need To Know Before Moving to Beijing, China

19 Things You Need To Know Before Moving to Beijing, China

I moved to China as an exchange student for five months 鈥 without knowing a single word of Chinese.

The country鈥檚 beautiful. Mind-blowing. Chaotic. Overwhelming. And never boring.

The first weeks, I felt out of place. The only preparations I took (if you can call them that) were reading the book 鈥淏eijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.鈥

Looking back, I should鈥檝e done more. To
鈥 Feel more comfortable while so f

Make Better Dating Choices & Filter Out Bad Matches Early On With The 鈥淒ating Decoder鈥 Google鈥

Make Better Dating Choices & Filter Out Bad Matches Early On With The 鈥淒ating Decoder鈥 Google Sheets Template

In the early stages of dating, it鈥檚 easy to get swept away.
鈥 You think you鈥檝e finally found someone to share your life with
鈥 The novelty of the experience excites you
鈥 They seem like a dream

You鈥檝e spotted some hard red flags. But whatever. There are green ones too. So you ignore the red flags.

I鈥檝e been dumb enough to ignore red flags in dating. As a result, I broke my own heart.

14 Simple Tips for Spacious Living in A Tiny Apartment

For the past 7+ years, I鈥檝e been living in a 301-square-foot apartment in Berlin, Germany.

That all sounds small, but it鈥檚 more than doable. Think:
鈥 One main living space for work and sleep
鈥 And a hallway and bathroom just as big.

If your budget only allows for an apartment the size of a walk-in wardrobe?

Embrace the opportunity to downsize your material possessions and learn to be content with less.

You don鈥檛 need nearly as much stuff as you think.
鈥 The size of the apartment forces me to

Why It Took Me 13 Years To Find the Right Therapist *for Me*

Why It Took Me 13 Years To Find the Right Therapist *for Me*

An angry 17-year-old teen sat down in the chair.

She looked up at a calm, curly-haired person with light eyes.

The angry teen was me. This was my first session with a psychotherapist.

During our second session, they did what therapists do: ask provoking questions that get you on edge.

Halfway through the session, I sat there, bawling my eyes out, when a staff member threw the door open and barged right in. I couldn鈥檛 believe it. I

I Audited my Top-Earning Content on This Platform

I Audited my Top-Earning Content on This Platform

I鈥檝e published 320 stories in the last 3 years.

Eve Arnold runs a newsletter called The Part-Time Creator Club. She shares tips on how to create on the internet while staying at your full-time job.

In last week鈥檚 email, Eve walked us through her steps on how to use your best content as a springboard for better articles.

I took this as a starting point for my top-performing content.

I鈥檝e spent 30 minutes scrolling through all my old stories a

Is It *Creepy* to Approach A Woman On the Street and Ask For Her Phone Number Or A Date?

Is It *Creepy* to Approach A Woman On the Street and Ask For Her Phone Number Or A Date?

The apps exist to fund themselves. Not to help you find love. Offline dating isn鈥檛 easier either.

Men don鈥檛 want to get shouted at for approaching someone, being accused of sexual harassment, or having their egos crushed. Women don鈥檛 want to deal with sexual harassment, violence, or fend off someone who can鈥檛 take 鈥淣o鈥 for an answer.

But we鈥檙e both contributing to the problem and making offline dating har

Is It *Creepy* to Approach A Woman On the Street and Ask For Her Phone Number Or A Date?

Dating is broken.

The apps exist to fund themselves. Not to help you find love. Offline dating isn鈥檛 easier either.

Men don鈥檛 want to get shouted at for approaching someone, being accused of sexual harassment, or having their egos crushed. Women don鈥檛 want to deal with sexual harassment, violence, or fend off someone who can鈥檛 take 鈥淣o鈥 for an answer.

But we鈥檙e both contributing to the problem and making offline dating harder than it should be.

Let鈥檚 talk about this.

13 Simple Energy-Saving Hacks Every Introvert Should Try at the Office

13 Simple Energy-Saving Hacks Every Introvert Should Try at the Office

The constant social stimuli at offices can be draining for us introverts.

Especially when the kitchen and coffee grinder are right next to your desk. Or when your coworkers use the open-plan office as their private meeting room.

As much as you like to have sporadic chats with your colleagues, your social-o-meter has its limits. That鈥檚 why introverts need to be intentional and protect their energy at the workplace. Otherwis
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12 Pros and Cons of Automated Customer Service

Customers can be hard to get, but be sure: they are a lot easier to lose. On many occasions, this happens because of poor customer service.

The available customer service data is quite conclusive on this matter.

The 2019 鈥淥ne Size Doesn鈥檛 Fit All鈥 study showed that nearly 43% of customers blacklist providers after a disappointing customer service experience. A staggering 34% answered that one bad experience is enough to never shop with a company again.

5 Signs You Need Workflow Automation

Whether you are building a business or looking for ways to improve it, chances are you've heard about this topic.

If you observe carefully, you'll notice that workflow automation is everywhere around us:
鈥 It's in the confirmation emails you receive after making an online purchase.
鈥 It鈥檚 in the email asking you for a review after an online purchase gets delivered
鈥 It's behind the chatbot answering basic questions before you get referred to a customer support representative

18 HIPAA Compliant Form Builders to Protect Your Patient Data

If you work in healthcare and handle protected health information (PHI), you know that there is no way around it.

PHI needs to be sent, received, and stored safely and securely. First and foremost, it has to be handled according to HIPAA compliance guidelines.

In healthcare it is vital to understand what the rules are, how do they apply to you, and how to comply.

Whether it鈥檚 a covered entity that generates PHI, or a business associate who needs to access it, HIPAA regulations matter.

How Scentia Saves 10/hrs a Week with Client Onboarding Automation

Education doesn鈥檛 end after you walk out of the premises wearing a mortarboard. The learning path continues when you enter the workforce, or when you take the plunge to start your own company.

Several years into your career, you might get an itch to resume your formal education and challenge yourself academically.

A doctorate is still in demand in many fields and professions. It shows prestige, and can act as a career catalyst.

Guest Posts, Features & Mentions

How to Communicate With Each Disc Type: Some Easy, Ready-to-Use Scripts

You鈥檝e undoubtedly read articles focused on understanding each of the four DISC types. But putting those insights into action is another matter. How can you talk to each type in a way that cuts down conflict, gets both of you on the same page, and ensures that you get what you want?

In this article, we鈥檙e going to think of each DISC type as a specific character:

Since each of these characters communicates in a different way, we鈥檒l share some ready-to-use scripts to apply in your next conversat

10 Best Copywriting Portfolio Examples 2022 & How to Build Your Own

Ready to build a copywriting portfolio that gets you hired? Here鈥檚 our 10 best copywriting portfolio examples and top tips on how to build your own.

Whether you're trying to get hired as a copywriter, you're an experienced freelance copywriter, or you're just striking out on your own, a well-designed copywriting portfolio can be the difference between getting hired or getting overlooked. Building a copywriting portfolio doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming, and a good digital portfo

Habit Tracker Excel Spreadsheet - Free & Editable

If you鈥檙e looking for a habit tracker excel spreadsheet or Google Sheets template, we鈥檝e created one that is editable and easy to use. Some of us like to use digital habit trackers to document our habits instead of printable versions. But the right template can be hard to find. Especially when your goal is to build new habits and track on a daily basis.

How to Use Weekly and Monthly Habit Tracker Spreadsheets

There are so many free templates out there. Some are highly customizable but equally

Habit Tracker 鈥 Why and How

Developing habits allows us to create environment for sustained progress.

To achieve any sizable goal, we simply have to learn to make habits around it.

If we can form habits around whatever we want to achieve or become, sooner or later we鈥檒l get there.

But honestly, it is difficult, and we all fail at it, to different degrees.

I almost always have dreamed of waking up reasonably early and not feel awful.

I am still improving, but lately I was able to build great habits around things that I

Why even a couple of hours on volunteering can have a lasting impact - Pt. II | Blog

This year I started doing volunteering activities for vostel.de. Although these are one-time commitments, you can, of course, always help out more often, especially if the event is recurring and you enjoyed or found meaning in it. In total, I participated in four volunteering events throughout this year. In a previous blog post I wrote about my experiences regarding the first two. Below you will get a glimpse of the other two.

6 Ways to Easily Track Time in Google Sheets

As a company that makes tools to track and budget money in spreadsheets, it makes sense that we also use spreadsheets to track and budget our time.

鈥淭ime is money鈥 as the saying goes. And in any business, it鈥檚 as important to track time as money.

Here at Tiller, we make tools to track money in spreadsheets. So it鈥檚 not surprising we also track time in spreadsheets.

Few of us at Tiller need to track our time for invoicing or HR. Instead, we track time to better forecast future projects. And as

Looking back on WTM Berlin IWD 2018

On March 22 Women Techmakers Berlin as part of the Women Techmakers Global Event Series celebrated not only International Women鈥檚 Day 2018 but also our birthday! A thousand thanks to Digital:Lab Volkswagen who gave us a delicious birthday cake and hosted us in their beautiful loft-like venue. Celebrating the event under your wings undoubtedly made attendees feel at home straight away.

A diverse crowd counted 150+ familiar and also many new faces who stopped by to learn a thing or two this eveni