Link Love: 6.21.12

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Twiggy Poster by Casandra Straus.

Welcome to Link Love, a collection of my favorite links of the week!

• Here’s why you should cut the number of people you follow on Twitter.

• Design students, should you work for companies before going freelance or are internships enough experience?

• Derek Sivers has some fantastic insight on why you need your own company. “Then I realized why I need to start a new company. Not for the money. Not because I’m “bored”. But because a company is a laboratory to try your ideas.”

• I love this list of 100 things to do instead of procrastinating on the internet!

• Great advice for communicating with clients through email and staying organized.

• Here’s some great insight into why sharing your work, setbacks and struggles breaks through creative blocks.

• Did you know that the screen of each laptop in the Apple Store is set out to the exact same angle? “Employees who open the store every day…use a leveling device that allows them to tilt each computer screen to the correct 70-degree angle. The tool they employ for that task? An incline-measuring app loaded onto an iPhone.”

• If you don’t like your job, instead of quitting, work on changing it.

• How to make sure being too busy doesn’t lead to burnout along with some time management tips.

• Four things that ninth graders can teach you about taking risks in design.

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