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40 of the best Android apps of 2016

This year saw a great crop of new and updated apps to make your Android device more useful, productive and entertaining.<p>We’ve rounded up 40 of the best ones we tested all through 2016 – flip through our list, find your favorites and be sure to let us know which ones you’re rocking on your own …

Apps

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

This Great Course on Beating Procrastination Used to Be Paid, Now It’s Free

Productivity trainer Kosio Angelov built a paid course at Udemy on how to beat procrastination, and over a thousand people took it. Now Angelov has …

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

I Deleted Every Single App On My Phone

Co-authored with Siskar.co<p>Every app on my phone I have ever had is now gone. And I think I am happy about it. I and everyone around me knows I have too many apps on my phone. Years of testing apps from various startups and services combined with the never leave an app behind again "iCloud Backup" …

This Boy Has Outsmarted Us All With His Perfect Math Problem Answer

We'd give him an A+.<p>Sometimes the most literal answer is the best.<p>A Reddit user named Fiona, who posts as irishchick14, shared a photo of her 6-year-old son's math test on the social-sharing platform this week, writing: "This is why my son is going places." While the boy might not have answered the …

24 life skills every functioning adult should master before turning 30

There's no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you're just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn't wear a fuzzy orange sweater to a job interview.<p>We've put together our own handbook of sorts for anyone transitioning from their 20s to their 30s, which …

10 Wise Choices Today That Will Lead to a Successful Future | Inc.com

When life gives us an opportunity to choose, remember to make the choices that your future self would thank you for today.<p>Business decisions, options to weigh, leadership principles to stand by--in every case, you want to be able to look back and say "I chose well."<p>Start today by making decisions …

Self-improvement

Learn to code in one of the most productive, versatile, and beginner-friendly programming languages

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr/nyuhuhuu<p>Coding continues to be a highly in-demand skill in today's job market, one that flies over the heads of most but can …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

This Is What Will Happen When You Set Ambitious And Realistic Goals

What’s the secret to success?<p>Well, if you’re looking for a shortcut, you’re out of luck, because nothing beats hard work and dedication. But there is …

33 Documentaries That Are Way More Interesting Than Mainstream Films

If you believe that truth is often stranger than fiction, and if you love true stories, or even alternate media for that matter, it's very likely …

Why exactly procrastinators procrastinate

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p><b>pro-cras-ti-na-tion</b> |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|<br>noun<br>the action of delaying or postponing something: <i>your first tip is to avoid procrastination</i>.<p>Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary, of all places, would …

Procrastination

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

How to Create A Personal Development Plan

We all have our goals in life, and each day we try to accomplish something to get to the big picture. However, do you know that all the steps you go …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

12 Productivity Blogs Smart People Read

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Motivation

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

How To Work Faster And Smarter

Do you want to work faster and smarter? This useful list covers 10 personalized tips to help you work faster and smarter, instead of harder.

Time Management

Can We Give Up Procrastination In One Month?

This month we’ll identify our most important task, master getting started, and learn to refocus when procrastination tries to creep in.<p>Like many people, I’m skilled in the art of procrastination. The excuses I give myself range from, “There’s not enough time to finish” to “I really don’t want to …