Derek Self

About the author

Derek Self is a Chicago-based writer and artist. He founded a digital publication in 2016 and has written extensively about emerging technologies, blockchain disruption, and the latest trends in fintech. As a professional actor and musician, he relies on his phone to memorize lines and connect with drummers who forget rehearsal times. Bookmarks on his laptop: Ableton Live forum, Coinbase, Playbill, TechCrunch, Dawes artist page on Spotify.

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Can’t Relax or Sleep? Try One of These TV Shows

Falling asleep with the TV on is a nighttime ritual for many of us. A familiar show offers a soothing gateway to relaxation. After a stressful day, putting on "The Simpsons" and getting lost in the fictional world of Springfield can provide welcome relief. So many of us are

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Travel Websites and Apps To Help You Plan Your Next Vacation

At last, you're ready for a vacation. A break is good for you—and it's good for your job, too. According to Harvard Business Review, people who take 11 or more vacation days are 30% more likely to receive a raise.Before you pack, you have to plan. Whether you’re a

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How To Create the Best Work From Home Playlist

Work from home (WFH) is now a reality for so many of us. Being your own office manager, IT support and custodial staff is exhausting. (Who left their dirty mug by the sink? Oh, right.)If you’re looking for something to pull you out of a home office funk, you