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5 Rules That Will Make You Instantly Suck Less at Design | Inc.com

As Jason Putorti, former lead designer at company Mint.com, once memorably put it, great design can seem like magic pixie dust sprinkled over a product, instantly transforming a so-so experience into something spectacular.<p>That's true, but also kind of intimidating to us mere muggles. Thankfully …

UI Design

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Stop This One Bad Habit and You’ll Increase Productivity 40 Percent

You know that multitasking is a bad idea. You may even know that frequent multitasking shrinks your brain and lowers your IQ. But did you know that, far from saving you time, multitasking cuts your productivity by a whopping 40 percent?<p>That frightening number comes from Devora Zack, CEO of Only …

Productivity

19 Secrets Hotel Staffers Wish You Knew

You're about to become a master vactioner.<p>Readers Digest interviewed hotel experts to get them to spill their insider tips.<p><i>From:</i> <i>KCCI</i>

Well Trained: An Essential Guide to Etiquette on Japan’s Rail System

Japans’ rail system—from its bullet trains to the efficiency of the Tokyo subway system—is famous for its orderliness, and for its rules. Lots of …

iGame

First time Greece: top 10 experiences

With its sparkling white beaches, crystalline water and venerable ancient sites, Greece lives up to all the hype. But how to approach this vast country with enough islands to suit everyone’s taste and antiquities dotting the landscape like a historical map of Western civilisation?<p>Most first-time …

European Travel

4 Ways to Be the Boss Employees Want to Work For

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask enough people and you’ll find someone with a story about a horrible boss. Many entrepreneurs choose to start their own businesses specifically because they’ve experienced a supervisor who was simply not an effective leader.<p>As a …

Employment

National Geographic Travel

Saunas protect middle-aged men against heart attacks

Scientists have found that the dry heat of a sauna can actually prolong life for middle-aged men<p>The Finns describe them as the ‘poor man’s pharmacy’ and now researchers have proved that saunas are indeed beneficial to health.<p>Scientists have found that the dry heat of a sauna does more than work up …

Put Down the Map: 5 Cities Where Getting Lost Is a Good Thing

By Jill K. Robinson for ShermansTravel<p>Sometimes, when you travel, a magical thing happens. You've put your guidebook away and just followed your nose, eyes or feet through a city. Oftentimes it's the best way to find the real heart of a place and get an experience that the average tourist would …

European Travel

Steve Jobs Used This Simple Productivity Hack To Hone Apple's Focus

Jobs gave him and Yahoo's top executives a simple but profound piece of advice.<p>At an off-site meeting with about 200 Yahoo execs, Jobs explained in a presentation that many companies will make a list of 10 things they want to achieve in a year, but "the smart companies will take that list and …

Fun-Da-Mental

The Marvel Universe Is Coming to an End in May 2015

OMG!<p>The Marvel Universe as you know it will be coming to an end.<p>Today at a live press event at Midtown Comics in New York City moderated by Marvel PR …

Comics

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

How to maximise your health: The best exercise and fitness tips

A personal trainer reveals the time-saving ways you can revolutionise your exercise habits, plus offers Telegraph readers a discounted membership to an online workout programme<p><i>Christina Howells is a London-based personal trainer and co-founder of the online training programme That Girl. See below</i> …

Muscle

52 of the best beat the belly bloat foods

The best way to achieve a flat stomach is through a healthy, low-calorie diets and plenty of exercise. But if you want to speed the process along, …

5 more apps that make you say 'Wow!'

There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the way we used to do things for the better. Here are five mind-boggling apps that I know …