Writing

Why Your Startup Should Solve Your Own Problem

It seems to take some super-secret combination of determination, luck, and smarts to build a successful business. Unfortunately, there’s not much I can do to make the process less insanely difficult or exhausting for you. What I can offer you, though, is a single piece of advice that, based on my experience, will greatly improve your chances of not failing. And the longer you manage not to fail, the closer you’ll be to success ...

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7 Tips for Designing Apps for Women

Oddly enough, designing an app for women looks a lot (read: pretty much exactly) like designing for anyone else. The big difference is that apps made specifically for women are still stuck in the Stone Age — they’re riddled with subtle sexism, Barbie doll designs, and other tired clichés and stereotypes ...

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Instead of the Pill, I Touch My Cervix Every Day. Yes, Really.

The idea of getting up close and personal with one’s cervix is foreign to a lot of women, and it isn’t something that was immediately appealing to me. I began the unconventional practice almost two years ago when I made the decision to give up the pill for natural birth control. Yes, I said it: I use natural birth control ...

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