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Content strategist & writer @Lullabot. I love great UX and content, from books to blogs. Also: Bookworm, kayaker, crocheter, cat-mom. https://bit.ly/3gyyusv
Mom got diagnosed with stage II breast cancer in August 2020. How could I support her during a pandemic and from 100 miles away?

Mom’s journey started with a misdiagnosis by her hometown hospital. An abnormal mammogram turned into a biopsy, and shortly after, a phone call that she was “in the clear.”


Woman wearing a face mask holding her cell phone
Woman wearing a face mask holding her cell phone
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We’ve all been on various levels of restrictions since the beginning of the year, and in America, states are slowly lifting their guidelines. But a second wave is a big possibility, experts say.

Make your updates clear and reachable

I’ve enjoyed interacting with brands making a point to tell their customers what’s going on in their world…


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Two women looking at their smartphones
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When Google rolled out its “mobile-friendly algorithm update” in 2015, it became trademarked as “Mobilegeddon.” Marketers and data analysts raised their brows at what this change could mean for their websites. It was even more of a concern for those whose websites weren’t yet responsive or mobile-friendly.

Most people have smartphones

According to 2019 data from the Pew Research Center, nearly 96% of Americans own a cellphone of some kind — and that trend is happening around the world, too. More than 80% of those cellphones are smartphones, used for online tasks. Globally, it’s estimated that…


It’s easy in the user experience (UX) industry to get overwhelmed. Overworked. Over-stressed.


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You joined LinkedIn with the best of intentions.


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“It feels like I’m tied to train tracks, but there’s no train coming.”

That’s how I described my insomnia, hyperventilating, dizziness, and intangible, crippling fear to my childhood psychologist when I was 12 years old.


As my husband and I prepared to “cut the cord” with cable, we experienced free trials of a number of streaming TV providers. Here’s our experience with the winner: YouTube TV.

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It was about three days before the annual Iowa v. Iowa State football game when my husband, Andrew, and I got a notice that ESPN and Disney-owned channels would be suspended by DirecTV. The suspension would go into effect the day before the big game, one of the most-watched events in the state.


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I took a road trip with my husband recently and because it’s summer in the Midwest, U.S.A., you can bet that this summer — as always — comes in a love/hate package: Fun in the sun, time in the pool, kayaking on the lake…and construction zones.


Only when you attempt to track down your internet breadcrumbs do you realize how far your digital footprint has traveled.

I had a moment of panic and concern on Sunday, May 26, 2019.


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When you attend a dinner party at a friend’s home or visit your family for the holidays, do you sit back with a glass of wine and look at the ceiling? Unlikely. At some point, you probably ask, “What can I do to help?”

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