8 Strategies to Help Your Fear of Flying

Emirates Plane Airbus A380

I love travelling but if you ever travel with me, you’ll learn I have a terrible fear of flying. This hasn’t always been the case – we would take flights frequently when I was a child and I never questioned it. However, in 2011 I suffered a bad case of PTSD from the Christchurch earthquakes and somehow this resulted in a lingering distrust with planes (yes it sounds odd, but apparently developing unrelated fears is not unusual). I have refused to...
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5 Basic Photoshop Skills You Need as a Digital Marketer

If you work in digital marketing, especially for a small business, sometimes you don’t want to waste time and money passing small jobs to a designer that you essentially could do yourself. The following are things in Photoshop that I use on a daily basis. NB. This article is written for those people with either no or very little experience with Adobe Photoshop. The videos included are not mine and are based on CS6 – if your version of Photoshop...
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The TedxAuckland 2013 Experience

tedx-auckland

Yesterday the Aotea Centre hosted TedxAuckland, a day for people to step on stage and inspire us with their ideas and experiences. I was a last minute booker, torn between the chance of saving $90 and the unknown. I am very glad that I bought that ticket. Here are some of my favourite talks, with places online that I was inspired to check out. Lillian Grace Lillian expressed a need for us to understand more about our country in order...
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Lessons on web design from GOV.UK

UK Government Website Homepage

Good morning New Zealand. Who else is trying to claim their tax refund and enjoys how the IRD website asks you to login 10 times? I love that screen. (May be a small lie.) Last week, the UK Government won “Design of the Year” by Design Museum for their new website GOV.UK. This is the homepage, above the fold: This award has prompted a mass debate in our office. Some people likened the site’s design to a pre-made template or...
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