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33 Questions to Help You Overcome Shyness--So You Can Be Awesome at Networking, Speed-Dating, Mingling or Schmoozing

All it takes is a little courage and a couple of really good questions<p>I've got a confession to make: Inside this seemingly confident, frequent-public-speaking, supposedly outgoing CEO exterior is a very shy introvert.<p>As long as I've got a job to do (facilitate a planning session, advise a client), …

Networking

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

National Parks

There are nine different types of boobs in the world, apparently

So which ones are yours?<p>Boobs are funny old things, aren't they? Both functional and perceived as sexually attractive, they're incredibly varied between women. But we've come to learn that it's not just as simple as either having big boobs or small ones.<p>Lingerie company ThirdLove have made it their …

Clothing

11 Apps That Will Make Long-Distance Couples Feel Like They're Closer Together

Those who shun long distance relationships have not known the power of true love. Or maybe they live under a rock during our modern digital days. If …

22 Steamy Sex Hacks For People In Long-Distance Relationships

Anyone on that long-distance relationship grind deserves a standing ovation. Not only are you committing to putting in that extra effort every day, …

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, that's what more than two dozen high-achieving executives say. Here are the daily habits they …

Productivity

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding | Inc.com

In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and figured the news offered a big opportunity to try to fix the existing …

Project Management

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

REST APIs are REST-in-Peace APIs. Long Live GraphQL.

After years of dealing with REST APIs, when I first learned about GraphQL and the problems it’s attempting to solve, I could not resist tweeting the …

Software Engineering

An introduction to Firebase - build powerful, cloud-enabled Android apps

Google I/O 2017 is rapidly approaching and taking a look at the scheduled sessions, it’s apparent that Firebase will be featuring heavily. This is something of a clue as to how Google views Firebase. In short: it’s kind of a big deal. And Google is right to want to promote the service. Firebase is …

Apps

How NOT to succeed in your 45-minute coding interview

I recently published a post How NOT to design Netflix in your 45-minute System Design Interview?. First, surprisingly, it got pretty popular. …

Employment

My Notes From the ''Passionate Programmer''

Recently I found notes that I took while reading it, and I thought I would share them with you. The list is a tl;dr for all 53 chapters of the …

How to write SOLID code that doesn’t suck

What we like more from the previous snippet is that we start always with a lot of enthusiasm, our initial code state is in a <b>clean and beautiful …

Build Guide: the extreme gaming PC - November 2017

Congrats on winning the lotto. Here's your ultimate PC.<p>Congratulations! You've just (choose one) won the lotto / received your inheritance / started …

Where To Start As A Front-End Web Developer?

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>Front-end development is like an ocean. You happen to have a ship, but no map. First learn the …

Five Great Apps That Will Teach You How to Code

A few years ago, if you wanted to learn coding you had to buy a 20-pound paperback with some cute animal on the cover and then navigate through …

Programming

Live Like an Italian and Fight Major Health Issues, Say Scientists

Live life like an Italian - because in some ways Italians have it all figured out, especially when health is in question. Doctors should prescribe vegetables, olive oil, and nuts instead of beta blockers and statins and encourage people to live like an Italian to fight major health issues, …

Nutrition
Game Development

Forget Technical Debt — Here's How to Build Technical Wealth

<b>Andrea Goulet</b> and her business partner sat in her living room, casually reviewing their strategic plan, when an episode of <i>This Old House</i> came on …

Why You Should Ejaculate At Least 21 Times This Month, According to Science

Cheers to more sex—either with a partner or solo!<p>The key to good prostate health might be in your own hands: Ejaculating frequently may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, finds new research from the Boston University of Public Health.<p>The study looked at how ejaculation frequency affected prostate …

Cancer

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science | Women's Health

<i>Trying to get flat abs? If you've got a dumbbell on hand, you can do some of these moves:</i><p>Visceral fat is not only a pain in the butt, it’s also extra unhealthy, since it’s located in the abdominal cavity and surrounds several important organs. So, researchers looked into how certain types of …

Upgrading a PC for Oculus Rift isn't as easy as you think

You can make a five-year-old PC VR-ready. But first, read this.<p>I'll let you in on a little secret. You don't need to build a brand-new gaming PC to use a virtual reality headset. Sure, it would help -- but with the right upgrades, your old gaming rig might be good enough. I spent most of my time …

Virtual Reality

Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow 3DS glitch guide: How to catch Mew and tame Missingno

Pokémon is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary and part of those celebrations saw the franchise's first generation of games, Pokémon Red, Blue …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Infinitesimal

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

You Can Blow Soap Bubbles And Instantly Freeze Them Into Ice Orbs

A breath of beauty<p>In the wake of America’s recent snowpocalypse, it seems only fitting to remind you that some truly wondrous things can come out of bad weather. For photographer Chris Ratzlaff, it’s the opportunity to freeze soap bubbles. While it takes some practice, anyone can recreate the …

Atoms

Find out if it's time to replace your Windows laptop battery

Eventually, your once high-endurance laptop might only last a couple hours. Here's how to find out if you need a new one.<p>If you've tried all the tricks -- dimming your screen, closing apps and turning off unused antennae -- but your laptop's battery still can't hold a charge, it might be time to …

Command-line