Freshly Picked: Weekly Link Roundup Sep 9, 2016

September 9, 2016


We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.

Newsy and Resourceful

Help Scout on Medium: The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding
“up to 90% of snap judgments made about products can be based on color alone, depending on the product.” (read)

SpeckyBoy: 50 Free Resources for Web Designers for September 2016
“Here are September’s 50 best free resources for designers…” (read)

Inside Intercom: Trello’s Michael Pryor on building a mass-market product
“The metaphor for Trello is sticky notes on the whiteboard. Everyone get’s that. You get Trello immediately, because it’s so visual. You don’t have to learn a vocabulary when you get there.” (read)

Ceros: Q&A with Adam Katz, Creative Lead at Google Creative Lab
“I think about those great brand moments in the life of a user, not just how they use something at the start but how things can get better down the road as someone continues to use something and then turning users into evangelists for the product. It’s really all about creating those magic moments for users that they can latch onto” (read)

Thought-Provoking

Paola Mardo on Medium: On the Emerging Trend of Adapting Podcasts into TV Shows and Movies
“According to the Pew Research Center, the number of Americans age 12 or older who say they listen to podcasts has risen from just under 10% in 2008 to 21% in 2016.” (read)

The New Yorker: Why Walking Helps Us Think
“When we go for a walk, the heart pumps faster, circulating more blood and oxygen not just to the muscles but to all the organs—including the brain. Many experiments have shown that after or during exercise, even very mild exertion, people perform better on tests of memory and attention. Walking on a regular basis also promotes new connections between brain cells” (read)

Sean Kim on Medium: 7 Science-Backed Productivity Formulas To Apply to Your Life Today
“Any one of us can lead a more productive life by using proven formulas that have been designed to help us be more productive everyday.” (read)

Artsy: You Can Be a Mother and Still Be a Successful Artist
“As a career-focused individual with a job that I love, I feared losing a sense of self and motherhood setting me back from all the hard work I had done—especially considering that men still make up more than 85 percent of top leadership roles in the United States.” (read)

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Have a great weekend!


about the author

Content Director, FreshBooks Jane Flanagan is the Content Director at FreshBooks.