Create the perfect WFH setup with this opensource blueprint

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Time to put away the stacks of chairs, books, and whatever else you have propping up your laptop. Back in September, a photo of Gretchen Goldman, the research director at the Center for Science and Democracy, went viral. It captured her profile view while sitting for an interview with CNN, and the behind the camera shot showed a much different picture from what viewers saw on TV. Goldman sat on a dining room chair in a room sprinkled with kids toys, her laptop propped up on a matching chair itself on top of a coffee table. The photo epitomized how when it comes to working from home, we’re all just trying our best. Read Full Story

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How ‘Floor Is Lava’ became Netflix’s weapon in the new arms race of ridiculous game shows

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The producers of the latest in extreme game-show competitions talk about how they’re bringing the childhood game to reality TV. When Megan McGrath was little, she and her brother would play this game around the house. You had to navigate each room without touching the floor, so they would jump from couch to table to chair, tossing pillows on the ground as imaginary lily pads. Read Full Story

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This new Biden ad takes aim at Trump’s biggest failure

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More than 200,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States. The country needs strong leadership now, insists a new ad from the Biden campaign. It begins with a quiet family meal, as a mother places plates of food in front of her two young daughters. But there’s an empty chair at the head of the table. Another empty chair sits under a tree, as a combine harvests grain in the background. And another empty chair on a stage. Another at a school teacher’s desk. Next to a water cooler. In a gym. Then the empty chairs are in the streets. Read Full Story

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These vintage-inspired travel posters are selling today’s ultimate destination: home

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Visit exciting locals like your living room. It’s the ultimate staycation. Designer Jennifer Baer was feeling anything but optimistic when her friends kept posting photos of themselves out in public public even after states had issued stay-at-home orders. Seeing people disregard the advice while the rest of the world was in crisis mode made her really upset. Read Full Story

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You should buy an external monitor for your laptop. You can thank us later

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Warning: Once you start working off of two screens, you’ll never want to go back. With working from home being the foreseeable norm for so many, there’s no reason to keep cramping yourself up on the couch with a laptop and pretending you’re getting work done efficiently. While laptops are incredibly convenient, for most of us they just aren’t enough to keep up with the demands of daily work. That’s why you need a multi-monitor setup, if you don’t have one already. Read Full Story

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Behind the Scenes at MozCon Virtual

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Posted by Dr-Pete Re-imagining MozCon hasn't been easy. I won't lie — I'll miss seeing so many of you in person, and, yes, I'll miss the magic of the big stage. We're working hard to make this year special, including leveling up our speakers for their remote sessions. I recently shared my own set-up on Twitter: This stirred up quite a bit of interest in our set-up and equipment list, so thanks to Cheryl on our events team for filling in the blanks for me, and thanks to our amazing A/V partners at Seamless Events for helping this all come together. Also, many thanks to our speakers who gave me permission to share their photos and let you in on some of the magic behind in front of the curtain. MozCon Virtual equipment list Before we get to the fun part (or maybe this is the fun part for you), …

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Behind the Scenes at MozCon Virtual

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Posted by Dr-Pete Re-imagining MozCon hasn't been easy. I won't lie — I'll miss seeing so many of you in person, and, yes, I'll miss the magic of the big stage. We're working hard to make this year special, including leveling up our speakers for their remote sessions. I recently shared my own set-up on Twitter: This stirred up quite a bit of interest in our set-up and equipment list, so thanks to Cheryl on our events team for filling in the blanks for me, and thanks to our amazing A/V partners at Seamless Events for helping this all come together. Also, many thanks to our speakers who gave me permission to share their photos and let you in on some of the magic behind in front of the curtain. MozCon Virtual equipment list Before we get to the fun part (or maybe this is the fun part for you), …

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Ready to upgrade your home office? These well-designed desk chairs are up to 80% off right now

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It’s time to elevate your work-from-home setup—and give your aching back a break. We’re now eight months into our work-from-home experiment—and many of us are started to realize the flaws of our home offices. The biggest one: lackluster desk chairs. So if you’re ready to upgrade your home office (and save your back), here are six desk chairs that are well-designed and currently deeply discounted on Wayfair. Read Full Story

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