Several new studies and books say this is the best way to spark novel ideas. Visitors to Steve Jobs's house in Palo Alto or to Apple's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California, were all too familiar with one habit that helped Jobs to clear his mind and develop novel ideas. Jobs biographe...
As with so many startup origin stories, Simple Contacts’ was conceived because one of its founders was annoyed. The problem was simple. It was 2015, and Joel Wishkovsky had run out of contact lenses. He didn’t have time to physically go to the doctor, so he filmed himself doing a visual acuity t...
I stand firm in the opinion that it’s my basic, human right to binge-watch six hours of trashy detective shows on a Friday night with a silent phone in my lap and a glass of wine in my hand. I would also argue it’s my right to do so shamefully and in private, divulging the secret of my...
The lead research said his curiosity about why shoelaces came undone intensified when he began teaching his child how to tie them. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian Researchers discover how laces come undone and offer alternative way to tie them that does knot involve your granny Things can...
No doubt you’ve heard that successful people have a tendency to wake up early. However, it’s not the waking up early that makes them successful – it’s what they do with this quiet time. Think of it this way: If you’ve gained an extra hour in your day by waking up early, are you going ...
One smartphone has more computing power than NASA used to put men on the moon in 1969. If you own a smartphone, you have more computing power at your fingertips than NASA scientists had when they put people on the moon in 1969! And it’s in a small device, unlike the massive hardware the space age...
Many experts now believe that a person’s emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) may be more important than their IQ and is certainly a better predictor of success, quality of relationships, and overall happiness.[1] It’s interesting to note how the concept of emotional intelligence has evolved ove...
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Journalists at two recently combined digital news organizations in New York have agreed to unionize. The Writers Guild of America, East announced Wednesday a majority of the 26 reporters and editors at DNAinfo and Gothamist opted to the join the guild. The workers released a joint statement saying t...
5 years ago I wrote about a network infrastructure for journalists working online. I explained how RSS readers, social networks and social bookmarking were being increasingly used to improve on the roles that newswires, contacts books and archives played in the traditional n...
Angels & demons. Good & bad. The full spectrum of the human psyche. Being human. People do amazing things everyday and carry out heart-warming acts of kindness and love. There are others who demonstrate atrocities and acts of pure evil. This week's account is from a gentleman called Donavon....
Are you one of those people who can hardly wait to get off work so you can go home and pursue your passion? If you are, have you started to also wonder how you could make your passion into full-time work? Whether you believe it or not, it can be done. All it takes is some dedication to your craft an...
Our community heroes know that 'cops invest in humanity,' as one who wore the uniform shares in this heartfelt account As I sit to write these words, reminiscence makes my soft organs harden and my spine and shoulder blades feel like an embedded crucifix. The tightness and weight ebb and flow, then,...
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Got great content and rankings, but still not getting clicks from organic search? Columnist Larry Kim shares tips and a fantastic infographic on how to improve your organic CTR Do you care about your organic click-through rate (CTR)? You should. Why? For one thing, pages that have a higher-than...
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The internet is widely acclaimed as a marketplace of ideas. Silicon Valley champions itself for catering far-ranging viewpoints, and the language of broad-mindedness is embedded in tech-CEO speak. But lost amid the rhetoric is the reality tha...
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Have you ever thought of yourself as a problem solver? I’m guessing not. But in reality we are constantly solving problems. And the better we are at it, the easier our lives are. Problems arise in many shapes and forms. They can be mundane, everyday problems, or larger more complex problems: What ...
Samsung’s big launch is done and the Galaxy S8 is official. But where does that leave Galaxy S6 owners who are now coming to the end of their two year contracts? Is the Galaxy S8 a worthy upgrade or all style and no substance? Here’s the full breakdown: Display - Big Is BetterLet’s cut to...
Learning a memorization technique used by elite memory athletes leads to widespread changes in brain wiring  Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers in any other sport: They face off in intense competitions where they execute seemingly superhuman feats such as memorizing a s...
Watching movies online had to be simpler, but finding out best movie sites, downloading movies for free and then watching them offline is a quite time-consuming process. But we are in an era when we don’t have so much time. So how to watch and enjoy your favorite movies? Thanks to some free ...
CREDIT: Shutterstock Within each of us are two competing sides, a polarity of character. Only one leads to greatness Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn...
CREDIT: Getty Images   It never fails. Whenever I'm asked to do a client intervention to help diffuse a conflict of some sort, the first thing I do is have the parties involved take a personality inventory.I'm doing this because 90 percent of the time, I find, conflicts are due to ho...
We would love to provide you with a comprehensive list of the dozens of codes out there, but that would be an exercise in futility. These codes seldom work across different carriers, OSes, or phone models (or even on generations of the same model). If you really want to try them out, your best bet m...
This story originally appeared on LearnVest as "Why Everyone in Your Office Is on Their Phone at 11:23 a.m." Look around your office tomorrow at 11:23 a.m. Are your colleagues totally absorbed in their devices? Your coworkers might seem crazy busy — but they’re probably focused on getting busy. ...
(This article about job hunting is adapted from What Color Is Your Parachute? 2017 Edition by Richard N. Bolles.) Some of the 10 traditional job hunting methods that follow have a pretty good track record and will repay you for time spent pursuing them. But others have a really terrible tr...
If you’ve ever wondered what an android thinks about humans and the future, now’s your chance to ask one a question Erica’s creators believe she has a soul and can help teach us about the future and what it means to be human. She believes she’s a child of humanity and hopes to one day move h...
Have you noticed that some of the problems you are experiencing either in interpersonal relationships or work, seem to be recurring? For example, a person who has had some unpleasant arguments with their co-workers in the past, can expect to go through similar struggles moving forward, no matter if...

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