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Down with Tech!

The digital natives are getting restless<p>Happy Cyber Security Awareness Month, everybody.<p>You do know that the month formerly known to FM DJs as “Rocktober” has transmuted into a time when we’re supposed to think about “cyber threats,” right? Yes, this Hacktober, change your passwords frequently and …

Bitcoin Could Help Solve The Cannabis Industry's Banking Problems

The cannabis industry is booming in more than two dozen states with medical marijuana laws and a handful that also legalized recreational use, …

This Camping Startup Is Like Airbnb For Sleeping Under The Stars

Want to go camping but don’t have the equipment? Tentrr is part-rental service, part-campsite manufacturer.<p>In theory, camping is a cheap, low-maintenance option for total seclusion. But in practice, it’s not so simple: you’ll need a car, a tent, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, a lantern, some cooking …

Camping

How To Rebuild Your Wardrobe With 16 Items

Rebuild your wardrobe with just 16 items? You bet. Ryan Gosling said so. There's that line in the film 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' (the long weekend had us …

Lifestyle

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Furniture

Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory.

The concept of “grit” is perhaps the hottest trend in education circles these days, the idea that students who have a certain fire in their belly outperform those with high IQ or natural talent. Just this month, a book with the same name rose to the top of the bestsellers list, written by the …

Self-improvement

Homemade Marshmallows - Video Recipe - Quiet Corner

Yes, you could spend $16.50 on a package of fifteen gourmet marshmallows from Williams-Sonoma. Or, you could make them yourself, which will net you …

The A-List: 60+ Of The Best Interior Designers From The Pages Of ELLE DECOR And Beyond

We're talking best of the best here.<p>These are the designers we look to again and again — whose work we are always excited to feature. Each is distinctive. What unites them is their excellence.

Interior Design

22 Open Plan Living Room Designs and Modern Interior Decorating Ideas

Open plan living room designs can emphasize spacious loft living style or offer space saving ideas for decorating small apartments and homes. We …

Interior Design

New Overtime Rules May Affect Benefits Plans

The recently finalized FLSA regulationshighlight the potential impact on salaries and wages for many organizations. With a December 1st date looming in the near distance, many companies need to determine whether they will be re-classifying employees, upping wages to the new minimum salary threshold …

Like It or Not, “Smart Drugs” Are Coming to the Office

You’ve managed the same team for the past five years — then one day you find out that your most successful employee uses cognitive-enhancing drugs on the job.<p>This scenario may not be hypothetical for long. The unauthorized use of prescription drugs such as the ADHD medications Adderall and Ritalin …

Profit

5 Tech Trends That Will Change How We Work Forever

The workplace is rapidly evolving, but is your company staying ahead of the curve?<p>To you and me, the transformation seems gradual. Your business acquires more sophisticated tools, walls begin to disappear and fax machines vanish.<p>First, your workforce trades in their pressed suits for business …

Trends

Degrees of Company Transparency

A few years back, transparency was a very popular topic of conversation. To the point where many felt company transparency had jumped the shark. Then …

Transparency

The Ugly Side of Transparency in the Workplace

Transparency rules in today’s workplace.<p>Recruiting, interviewing, hiring, performance management, <i>every</i> process of talent management is being uprooted …

Employee Engagement

The 2016 #FLSA Overtime Changes: What #HR Needs to Know

I’m not going to write a big long explanation for this post. If you’re in the HR world, you know that the much-awaited final ruling came from the …

Human Resources

Learn a Key Negotiating Skill from Career FBI Negotiator Chris Voss

<b>Chris Voss:</b> You know, successful negotiation is not about getting to yes, it's about mastering no and understanding what the path to an agreement is. …

Five of the Best Beaches for Beachcombing in the U.S.

For many people, a day at the beach isn’t complete until they’ve dusted off a sand-covered seashell and added it to their collection. But …

The Next Level: These Podcasts Will Supercharge Your Powers Of Productivity

The Next Level <i>is a new bi-weekly column that will rate, evaluate, and comment on the content that can help you improve your quality of life. Books, apps, podcasts,</i> <i>websites — we’ll detail the tools that will hep you achieve your goals — whether they pertain to time-management, fitness, productivity,</i> …

Every Single Type of Shoe You Need for Summer

Summertime brings sunny days, outdoor cocktails, far-flung travels, and, let's face it, a whole new wardrobe. Aside from the requisite white jeans …

Clothing

17 Kitchen Skills You Should Master by the Time You're 30

<i>By: Julianne Feder</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist</i><p>When you're younger, it's perfectly acceptable if your kitchen skills are limited to hitting a couple buttons on the microwave or asking mom what's for dinner. By the time you're 30, though, it's time to step it up by mastering a few legitimate …

Knives

How to make sun prints from any object in your home (or yard)

Years ago in college, I learned how to make light drawings, or "sun prints" as they are commonly called, using <b>an alchemistic process that uses</b> …

The Oregon Coast: The U.S. Road Trip as Beautiful as Highway 1

When it comes to West Coast road trips, California’s Highway 1 often monopolizes the spotlight. But Oregon’s own Highway 101, complete with quiet seaside coves, bustling beach towns, and secluded hideaways, makes for a scenic, sexy drive unlike any other. Down the snaking shoreline from Washington …

Oregon

The "Power Breath" Is Better Than Deep Breathing for Relaxing Mind and Body, with Jane McGonigal

<b>Jane McGonigal:</b> A lot of people are very familiar with the technique of slow breathing or deep breathing to try to relax. But it turns out there’s a …

The 50 Best Small Towns for Antiques

Ditch the more famous (overcrowded) destinations for these under-the-radar locales.<p>Whether you're looking for a mid-century favorite or an 18th-century rarity, shop like a professional antiques buyer and head off the beaten path. Smaller towns tend to offer far better deals than big cities — not to …

Corner Bright Light

Once known for being dark and shadowy, <b>corners are about to be seen in a whole new light</b>. In developing the Corner Bright Light, furniture designer <b>Scott Klinker</b> reevaluated the role of the corner in brightening a room. His elegant floor lamp is comprised of a single exposed LED bulb on a thin frame …

3 Daily Habits to Increase Your Productivity and Efficiency | Inc.com

One of the biggest challenges in business is fighting complexity. The more complex things are, the more confusion and misunderstanding reign and the lower our efficiency becomes.<p>When things get too complicated, people cannot see how success can be achieved, which has an impact on belief, which then …

Self-improvement

7 Make-Ahead Dinners Under 400 Calories For When You're Too Busy To Cook

<b>These tasty meals will make life so much easier.</b><p><i>For SELF, by Audrey Bruno.</i><p>After a long day at work, the last thing you want to do is spend hours preparing a meal. That's why busy days can often lead to late dinners and lots of takeout.<p>These recipes are here to help you take a load off. The meals …

Healthy Eating

4 lessons we can learn from Denmark about happiness at work

That's roughly the equivalent of the valuation of Google or Apple, the world's two most valuable companies.<p>Entrepreneurs have been grappling with unhappy employees for years, with U.S. employee engagement hovering at or below 30% since at least the year 2000, and it's taking its toll on American …

Employment