Chris Arends

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How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

Be Your Own Best Advocate

Romualdo Faura<p>Most seasoned managers know how to handle formal negotiations at work—with clients over contracts, with bosses over budgets, with employers over compensation. But what about all the opportunities for informal negotiations that arise? Do you know how to recognize and seize chances to …

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

Don’t Let Big Data Bury Your Brand

Deep into the second quarter, the chief marketing officer of a restaurant chain arrives at work to find that the CEO has dropped by. In this business, as in many others, “CMO” means chief revenue officer to the CEO, who’s here to talk sales. “There’s only a month left,” he says, “and I need a boost …

Applying Extreme Sharpening in Photoshop

<b>Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers</b>High Pass sharpening is sometimes called “extreme sharpening,” and that’s really a …

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day

Each is a small thing, but each also has the power to change your life... and the lives of the people around you.

Your Summer Holiday Guide To Doing Everything Better Come Monday

By Fast Company staff1 minute Read<p>At Behance, designers double as product managers to help other creative professionals. “Designers who ‘just want to …

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Drones help find World War II's missing soldiers

The BentProp Project has spent years finding American soldiers who went missing in the Pacific during World War II, but available technology has limited its success. Team members have frequently had to scan wide areas themselves, slowing down their efforts to find downed aircraft and unexploded …

For The Children's Sake, Put Down That Smartphone

It's not just kids who are overdoing screen time. Parents are often just as guilty of spending too much time checking smartphones and e-mail — and the consequences for their children can be troubling.<p>Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a clinic …

'Sleep startup' Casper dreams of overturning the mattress racket

"Buying a mattress is one of the worst consumer experiences in the world," says Philip Krim. Yet, few startups have really tried to improve it — perhaps because the mattress business isn’t exactly the sexiest industry around. Buying a mattress will never be like buying an iPhone. The archetypal …

3 Unexpected Ways to Find Your Life Purpose

Do you feel lost or as if something is missing in your life? Maybe you want to make a bigger difference in the world than you feel you are, but you aren't sure how. So many of us walk through life, feeling numb and desperate for a deeper connection, but aren't sure how to get it.<p>The two greatest …

How Little League Screwed Up My Generation

I hear many adults who are much older than I am complain about my generation. They say that young people, those about to enter the work force for the first time, are the most spoiled and entitled generation in this country's history. I happen to agree. Where I happen to differ from those …

Joan Moran: 7 Business Skills That Make Your Personal Life Successful

<b>By Joan Moran</b><p>Do you ever wonder why some people are successful and accomplished in business but not very successful in their personal lives?<p>This question came up when I was dating a famous musician who had a successful music career not only as a guitarist but also as a music producer and composer. …

10 Photographers To Follow This Week

<b>Armed with</b> their cameras, lenses—and perhaps, smartphones—these talented photographers capture compelling images of amazing places and wonderful …

100 Strangers – Beautiful Portrait Project by Ata Adnan

For the ‘100 Strangers’ project, you approach 100 strangers on the street and take their picture. It is a great way to improve your portrait …

Fresh Air Weekend: Our Favorite Books, TV, Movies And Music Of 2013

Fresh Air Weekend <i>highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This</b> …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

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The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

How will you use your 5 million minutes?

<b>Q: Steve, I saw you give a speech a while back where you talked about the "secret ingredient" in business. Could you share that again? I missed part of it and it seemed interesting. Thanks in advance! -- Mandy</b><p>A: I would be happy to and let me start with a question: How many minutes do you think you …

The creative spark

What makes us create and innovate? Here, wildly creative thinkers share ideas and insights into what kindles genius.

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How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

Chris Anderson shares his tips for giving a killer presentation

Watching curator Chris Anderson in speaker rehearsals before a TED conference feels like witnessing the zen of a longtime coach who knows his sport …

Paloma Cocktail - Everyday Annie

I may sound like a broken record right now, but when it’s in the name of friendship, I don’t mind. The friends I’ve made through this blog are truly …

A Stack of Photography Links That Just Plain Rock

Join us once again as we enjoy this list of links from Toad Hollow Photography that shares the best tutorials, reviews, special features, …