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Jeffrey Gangemi

Toxic Communication in Virtual Workspaces: A Looming Liability for Remote and Hybrid Companies

By Jeffrey Gangemi
The tendency to “speak” more harshly from a keyboard than you would face to face—called online disinhibition—doesn’t just happen on Twitter. When it creeps into office conversations, it can create a toxic work environment that damages your brand and bottom line.
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Abigail Beshkin

What’s Below the Surface: A Look at UX in the Beauty Industry

By Abigail Beshkin
Innovations in tech and shifts in consumer behavior are changing the cosmetics and skin care business. Here’s how designers in beauty UI and UX are adapting to the new trends.
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Eugene Ovcharenko

Extended Reality and Its Possibilities: A Guide for XR Product Managers

By Eugene Ovcharenko
How can product managers leverage the possibilities offered by the latest XR technologies? Industry veteran Eugene Ovcharenko presents use cases and best practices for an evolving field.
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Kelly Provost

Streamline Jira Workflows With These Best Practices

By Kelly Provost
Jira’s flexibility can make managing projects complicated if your setup isn’t optimized for success. Use these Jira workflow best practices to strengthen the efficiency and clarity of your projects.
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Peter Matuszak

The Key Automation Opportunity Healthcare Leaders Must Focus on Next

By Peter Matuszak
Insurance verification and prior authorizations eat up precious hours that skilled staff could be spending with patients. AI in healthcare can help.
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Rehan Saiyed
By Rehan Saiyed
When a simple logo refresh turned into a full-scale rebrand process, Toptal designer Rehan Saiyed took inspiration from ancient concepts of the number three—and a colorful parrot.
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Lavinius Marcu

Proof in Numbers: Using Big Data to Drive Results

By Lavinius Marcu
These case studies illustrate how data-driven product management can make a radical difference in how you solve large-scale product issues.
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Timothy Mensch

An In-depth Look at C++ vs. Java

By Timothy Mensch
Deciding on a language can be intimidating when you don’t have deep experience with the available options. This comparison explores the fundamental differences between C++ and Java, and what to consider when choosing between them.
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John Lee

An Effective ROI Framework for Developing a Work-from-anywhere Policy

By John Lee
As workers increasingly prioritize flexible working arrangements, Toptal finance expert John Lee suggests a strategy to help employers balance the potential risks and rewards of offering a WFA option.
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