A roundup of what we're reading this week:

An article about young creatives in Portland. Is real life just like Portlandia?

Check out this collection of amazing freelance designers' websites.

A new tool for connecting with other freelancers is currently in sign-up phase.

Is self-promotion not your strong suit? Here are 25 ways that you can improve.

Some workplaces have created flextime policies to promote work-life balance.

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