Sometimes even the closest relationships require a break... Just kidding, today's insight is not going to be super serious. Let's talk about followers. 📳 Yesterday I decided it was time to rethink who I was following and what impact instagram was doing to my life. As I said, nothing dramatic, just essential to a conscious content consumption! 📳 Usually I would look at who I was following from time to time and make minimal changes. But this time I knew I had to start from scratch - and I did. By unfollowing every single one of the accounts that I've been a follower of (roughly around 850 people). 📳 The only thing I asked my friends is to not take it personally. I am sure that I will follow a looot of people back after exams and when I have a better understanding of how and for what to use social media. But.. why did I do it in the first place? 📳 There was a time where I followed more than 1k, and the content flow was crazy. Now I got used to seeing 2-3% of the people I follow and that is weird. - I am still a believer that social media in itself is not bad. Usually it's our decisions that create the consequences. For example, if you feel self-conscious about your body and blame it on seeing instagram models in your feed all the time, does it make sense to even follow them? 📳 All I want is to surround myself with curious, intelligent, creative individuals and follow informative and trustworthy media accounts and projects. 📳 And a goal like this sometimes requires starting from zero.

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I can be a master of procrastination. Even if going though my senior year of high-school, I managed to work at Qoorio and move out of my parents' home, pushing important tasks away for one episode of Suits still happens from time to time. 🌳 Forest is one of million apps that I've tried to overcome this procrastination devil and I think it is of the most effective ones for me. Your goal is to set up a time that you will be completely focused and let your trees grow. After some time you can analyse your results, take pride in your forest and know exactly where all your precious time went. 🌳 No, Forest in not sponsoring this post. Jokes aside, highly recommend this free, yet amazing tool!
#blacklivesmatter is a crucial movement in history. Even though it can be difficult to talk about topics regarding rasicm (even though it is something that people of color have been dealing with for centuries) we all HAVE TO do our best. We need to educate ourselves and teach others about the struggles and the cruelty. This is very important. .
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Getting ready for exams DOES NOT have to be stressful! 📝 To all my fellow schoolers, having a schedule and some sort of a plan is definitely a way to go. For example, I have created a personal studying calendar and for the first time I actually made it myself - pen on paper. 📝 Sometimes we can get lost in all the different apps and (ironically) get ourselves in a chaotic mindset. Having written everything down on paper, now i know what tasks I have to do and what I need to learn or revise. 📝 Sometimes we just have to go back to the basics :)

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Lina Linkeviciute on Be Creative as Leonardo Da VinciTheatre Director [email protected] Paintings/Luxury Business Professional19 days ago
How did decorative handwriting rewrite Steve Jobs' Life? The biggest paradox is that the genius of technology who created a super aesthetic electronic devices mastered calligraphy himself and used it during his whole life. Steve Jobs was studying in Reed College offered the best calligraphy instruction in the country at the time. He learned about serif and sans serif typefaces and about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle. Calligraphy gave Jobs an aesthetic sense which he later successfully explored in other fields. Steve Jobs understood, that by keeping our hands moving: · It encourages our brain to think at a higher level · It’s meditative and relaxing · It develops fine motor skills and memory retention · It promotes creativity and critical thinking · It facilitates connections with other people · It increases aesthetic sense Every single poster, every single note was beautifully calligraphed by his own hands. As Jobs told Stanford's graduates, "When we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it's likely that no personal computer would have them." And the iPad with a pencil where do you think is coming from? It’s hard to imagine how Mac could have looked today if Steve Jobs was mastering drawing as well as handwriting!!! The incredible thing is that it is possible to develop handwriting and drawing at any point in our lives!!! The most easy method to develop these skills by doing Mind Mapping where you can start practice these skills at your own level and for your own reasons !!!

Lina LinkeviciuteTheatre Director [email protected] Paintings/Luxury Business Professional
Thanks Thomas, take your time to choose beautiful and confortable pen, to write it becomes like a ritual, a special and meaningful moment :)
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What makes a great product manager? Google suggests dozens of articles with a variety of characteristics and skills highlighted. As it is a frequent question on every Product Management interview, and you usually want to give MECE answers on an interview, I put my top-qualities list in a matrix, based on a KANO model:

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Insightful thoughts, Victoria! Thank you for sharing this!
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Tautvilas Mečinskas on The Future of TechnologyCTO @ Discontract, ex tech-lead3 months ago
Computer programs are all around us. We interact with them every day. It looks as if software is becoming more and more important to our society. But why do we find programs so necessary to us? Why and when did we start programming? What is the essence of programming? I find these questions fascinating and have written an article to share my insights.
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Tautvilas MečinskasCTO @ Discontract, ex tech-lead
Thank you :)
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Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency2 months ago
Can’t decide which part of the case is more impressive: Nike’s statement or Adidas’s solidarity by retweeting the message: “For once, just don’t do it. Don’t pretend there’s not a problem in America. Don’t turn your back on racism. Don’t accept innocent lives being taken from us. Don’t make any more excuses. Don’t think this doesn’t affect you. Don’t sit back and be silent. Don’t think you can’t be part of the change. Let’s all be part of the change.”
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Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency2 months ago
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Gabija GrušaitėAuthor of Stasys Šaltoka, Co-Founder of Qoorio & Vieta
Nice! Looking forward 👌
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Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency3 months ago
Taste and smell are two senses that yet can’t be properly replicated, e.g., in our computers. It’s a significant obstacle to the growth of some businesses online. After all, we want to smell the perfume and know the flavor. There are various scent re-creation gadgets for some time already, yet I see a taste synthesizer for the first time. I’m sure that someday the simulation of smell and taste will become an integrated part of the technology we use every day.
lickable 'taste gadget' can recreate any flavor without eating food
Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency2 months ago
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Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agencyabout 2 months ago
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Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency3 months ago
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Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency3 months ago
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Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency3 months ago
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Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency2 months ago
At our agency, we are constantly trying to be at the forefront of the packaging and design-related industry. And the best way to sum up, what we find and what we care about is to write a newsletter, once in a month.
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Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency3 months ago
From the neurophysiological point of view - color is the most notable brands’ distinctive asset. Not a surprise that more and more brands desire to have their own. And Pantone Color Institute helps them to own it. Welcome the newest one - Heinz 57 Red.
Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency2 months ago
As an artist in my soul, I admire that the term "looking good" is up for debate, while the anti-beauty movement is here to stay. I remember my studies and the concept of unreasonable beauty, brought to my mind by the most talented philosophy and art mentors. That's precisely what it is. Finally.
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Marija MireckaitėPhotographer. Curious person.
I love this! Finally we're all focusing more on freedom and creativity in the beauty world rather than how to contour your nose for it to appear smaller haha! Interesting article:-)
Edvardas Kavarskas on At the forefront of designPartner @ Étiquette, a strategic packaging agency2 months ago
Who told that cosmetics innovations and containers made from ocean plastic are possible somewhere else, but not in Lithuania? Brand new Kilig product has been included among the top innovations in the annual beauty industry report by Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna! For the second year in a row. And the packaging is made from 50% of ocean waste plastic! The product created by BIOK Laboratorija and designed by étiquette.

Fatima KhechaiMindset coach & Branding consultant
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