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Designing Remote Ideation Workshops for Startups

by Guoming Xu

Remote ideation workshops help companies address business-related problems through creative exercises that prioritize speed, teamwork, and innovative thinking.

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Minimalist UX Design for Healthier Smartphone Engagement

by Florence Dairo

It’s easy to waste too much time staring at our smartphones, but minimalist UX design can help users build healthier engagement habits.

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Ensemble Methods: The Kaggle Machine Learning Champion

by Juan Manuel Ortiz de Zarate

Two heads are better than one. This proverb describes the concept behind ensemble methods in machine learning. Let's examine why ensembles dominate ML competitions and what makes them so powerful.

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Treating Remote Employees Fairly in a Hybrid Workplace

by Lauren Drell

Unconsciously favoring in-office employees—also called distance bias—can make top talent quit. Toptal Insights spoke with experts at PwC, Gartner, and more about how to protect your business.

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Keep It Tasteful: A Guide to Food App Design

by Pili Fernandez Davila

The pandemic has intensified the demand for online food ordering, and businesses are rushing to meet the need. With food apps increasing in popularity, providing an exceptional user experience is critical.

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Creating React Apps With Redux Toolkit and RTK Query

by Gurami Dagundaridze

Have you ever wanted to use Redux with features like React Query provides? Now you can, by using the Redux Toolkit and its latest addition: RTK Query. This article demonstrates how RTK Query is used in real-life scenarios, complete with detailed code examples.

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Stakeholder Management: The Art of Saying No

by Felix Reiners

To execute on product strategy, product managers must know when and how to reject stakeholder requests while still fostering an atmosphere of openness and innovation. Here’s how to do it.

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The New Trend in UI Design: An Overview of Neumorphism

by Kayode Osinusi

Neumorphic design is a visual trend that has gained traction with UI/UX designers and become a popular aesthetic choice for contemporary software, websites, and mobile apps.

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How to Build a Basic Python Cash Flow Model for a Loan

by Miklos Lukacs, CFA

Python has taken the financial programming world by storm, and demand for finance experts who can use it is soaring. Here, a Toptal finance professional and Python expert shows beginners how to build a loan payment cash flow model with Python.

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