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31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

Apps

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

An Award-Winning Cheesemonger Shows How to Make a Next-Level Cheese Plate

There are few better ways to get to know a person than spending hours on end together, slicing and arranging piles of artisanal cheese in a small, …

Why You Want Who You Want

Throughout her 20s, management consultant and author Nita Tucker dated doctors—usually tall ones. She was drawn by their status and her mother's …

The Incredible Italian Island You've Never Heard Of

Plan a visit to Ischia, but don't let the secret out.<p>There are places you go to get away from it all. And then there’s Sant’Angelo.<p>To get to this Italian village, you take an hour-long ferry from Naples to the volcanic island of Ischia, nestled a few waves’ breadth from Capri in the heart of the …

Italy

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders aren't necessarily the best at speaking, in order to dictate, …

12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better Leader

Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.<p>Podcasts continue to grow in popularity as a convenient way to stay on top of all kinds of topics. As a result, the field is becoming steadily more crowded--a recent check of iTunes showed more than 100 podcasts with the word <i>leadership</i> in …

Self-improvement

How Thinking About Death Can Make Your Life Better

It’s so important to live your life fully, in the now, aware of everything you have. Author Wayne Dyer said that in order to appreciate the beauty of …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Exponential Finance Conference

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

Leadership

If You Do This 1 Thing, Your Life Is Guaranteed to Be Changed in 2017

Meditation, if done properly, will change your personal and professional life for the better.<p>If you haven't incorporated meditation into your routine yet, you're not alone. Maybe you've always heard about it but aren't sure where to start. Maybe you've tried it out but felt like you weren't getting …

Meditation

7 Innovative Artificial Intelligence Startups to Watch in 2017

With over a billion in A.I. exits last year, 2017 is poised for pop.<p>It's poised to be an exciting year in artificial intelligence. Last year, artificial intelligence deals topped a billion for the first time. The White House started publishing reports on AI and the economy. Samsung just announced a …

Artificial Intelligence

Plug in, tune out: 30 podcasts to get you through the holidays

The holidays are a great time to catch up with friends and family, but it's also a perfect time to completely ignore them, when it all gets too …

Artificial intelligence and the evolution of the fractal economy

Money makes the world go round, or so they say. Payments, investments, insurance and billions of transactions are the beating heart of a fractal economy, which echoes the messy complexity of natural systems, such as the growth of living organisms and the bouncing of atoms.<p>Financial systems are …

Inside the Growing Movement of Women Who Wish They'd Never Had Kids

It's unthinkable, and it's definitely unspeakable, but women all over the world are coming forward to say it: I regret having my children.<p>Here's the thing about realizing that you shouldn't have had kids," says Laura*, 37, a journalist based in Los Angeles. "You can't take the decision back."<p>Laura …

Parenting

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

11 Tools for the Modern Sales Rep

Sales is a people business, but that doesn't mean tools can't help you work more efficiently. Here are 11 that are changing the way sales teams work in 2016.<p>Sales is a people business, but that doesn't mean that tools can't help you work more efficiently. Data, automation and integrations can make …

Apps

What It Takes To Become A Future C-Level Leader

Cappelli and Hamori conducted research to understand the changing characteristics of executives from 1980 to 2001. In just roughly 20 years, a lot had changed in terms of what it took to get to the top of an organization. With the increased pace of innovation, the degree of technological change, …

Leadership
CNN

21 Chrome shortcuts you need to know

Become a Chrome ninja by employing some of these keyboard shortcuts.<p>You likely use a couple keyboard shortcuts to navigate Google's browser, but why stop there? Check out this list of shortcuts to raise your Chrome game.<p>I use a Mac, so I have listed shortcut combinations for a Mac keyboard, but an …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

104 of the Best Free Data Sources for Your Next Infographic

The best way to make a great infographic? Make sure it has great data. It’s the key to telling a good story and—when properly visualized—makes that …

Best Chrome extensions for productivity

The internet is simultaneously the best and worst tool for staying productive.<p>Whether you're a notorious procrastinator or just looking to block out …

Google

How to Fake It When You’re Not Feeling Confident

Sometimes you feel like you’re in over your head. Perhaps you got a big promotion or are leading a new, high-profile initiative but you worry that you don’t have the right skills or experience to succeed. Are there strategies you can use to jolt your confidence? How do you “fake it ‘til you make …

This Formula Tells You If Your Flight Is a Good Deal

Flights are getting cheaper this year, but prices vary depending on your destination. To figure out whether a flight is actually a good deal, Luiz …

How many funds do you need for a diversified portfolio?

<i>My retirement portfolio currently consists of two mutual funds. Is that enough? Or do I need more funds to be properly diversified --E.F.</i><p>When it comes to building a diversified portfolio for retirement -- or any other goal -- the issue isn't so much the number of funds. It's the type of funds you …

Investing

The Last Lifestyle Magazine

How Kinfolk created the dominant aesthetic of the decade with perfect lattes and avocado toast<p>Two years later, Nathan and Katie, along with another Brigham Young couple named Doug and Paige Bischoff, founded <i>Kinfolk</i>, an $18 minimalist print quarterly that has become the go-to lifestyle magazine for …

Slow iPhone? Seven quick tricks to speed it up

With the latest iPhone set to be revealed on Monday, your current iPhone is yet another generation out of date.<p>Many iPhone users are stuck on older versions: the 6, 5s, 5c, 4s, or God forbid, something even older. Every year, as your iPhone gets older and apps demand more processing power, your …

Operating Systems

5 ways you're killing your productivity (and how to fix it)

It’s possible to have a to-do list that energizes you, helps you prioritize your day and motivates you to keep moving forward, even after those …