Chris Bowling

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One-weekend Router Table

Router table cabinets can be a waste of space. This compact, vise-mounted unit stores easily and is just the right size. by David Thiel April 2005 …

Woodworking

DIY Copper Pipe iPad Stand

If you’re like me, you use the iPad in the kitchen pretty much every day. If you’re also like me, you’ve had to become quite creative in …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial navigation system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

11 Secrets To Staying Productive And In Control

TalentSmart has given emotional intelligence tests to more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-control--a skill …

Artificial intelligence finds its way into business through sales

Artificial intelligence (AI) had a coming out party of sorts in 2016. Even though it has been in development for decades, this year, with the perfect combination of cheap computing power and access to increasing amounts of data, it seems AI’s time has come.<p>Its first foray in business has been …

Creative, Innovative Banks of the Future

I start with an introduction from the book "<i>Banks of the Future</i>". The book is a puzzle of new, inspiring knowledge from inside and outside of the banking industry which was put together in a creative way. The reason for writing "putting a puzzle together creatively" was that never before were new …

Creativity

The future of the bank branch is in trouble — here's why

Millennials are increasingly turning to digital banking channels to perform their banking activities, and they're visiting their banks' branches less often than ever before.<p>The behaviors and preferences of this generation — which makes up the largest share of both the US population and the employed …

Banking

Future of Banking: Will Google Or Amazon Be Your Future Bank?

Take a moment and imagine a future where, instead of a national bank, you use PayPal, Square or even Apple, Google, and Amazon for all your financial services needs. If you're in your late 30s or older, the thought of turning to any one of those companies rather than a trusted banking brand seems …

Opinion: The bank of the future is here — and it’s free

A month ago I went shopping and bought a bunch of stuff I thought I needed — you know, groceries and a few thingamajigs. That went on for about a …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

This Strategy Could Make Claiming Social Security at 62 a No-Brainer

Source: BIGSTOCK.<p>Deciding when to start taking Social Security retirement benefits is a difficult choice that everyone has to make based on their specific circumstances. However, there are some cases in which taking Social Security at age 62, the earliest possible age, could be financially …

Retirement

Native Perennials for a Shade Garden: 9 Favorites for Cold Climates

A walk in local woods, mountains, or native-conscious park can be inspirational for a gardener who has been dealt a shady hand. Indigenous American …

Saving for College? 3 Great Alternatives to a 529

With higher education costs going nowhere but up, many families are doing their best to make college savings a priority. For years, 529 plans have been touted as a college saver's dream. Though the money you put into a 529 isn't tax-free, you can grow that money in a tax-free fashion until you're …

Retirement

Note-Taking Showdown: Evernote vs. OneNote (2016 Edition)

Evernote and OneNote are two of our favorite tools, but both have changed substantially since we last compared these two apps—in some ways, not for …

Create an Extraordinary Life: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

<b>“We have one precious life: do something extraordinary today, even if it's tiny. A pebble starts the avalanche.” ~K.A. Laity</b><p>Do you have a vision of a …

Happiness

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

8 Gardening Apps Every Green Thumb Should Know

They'll make your time in the garden so much easier.<p>Gardening is supposed to be a time to unplug from the tech-heavy world we live in. And while that may be true to an extent, putting your phone to work for you and your garden can actually make the experience less stressful and your greenery more …

How I manage my money in just 15 minutes a month

I hate waiting in lines, I hate doing the same thing over and over again, and I hate doing something slow if there's a faster way to go about it. The engineer in me goes absolutely nuts.<p>So when I started managing my own finances, I had to find a way to automate as much as possible so I wasn't …

Before Canceling iTunes Match

If, like me, you subscribe to both Apple Music and iTunes Match, you’ve probably contemplated canceling iTunes Match. Apple Music doesn’t exactly …

Apple Music

How to Stop Thinking During Meditation: 10 Tips to Calm in 10 Minutes

Have you tried meditation only to get frustrated because you can't stop thinking or worrying?<p>Maybe you worry so much that you feel more stressed after meditation than when you began! If you struggle with constant thoughts during meditation, don't give up yet!<p><b>With these 10 tips, you'll get calm,</b> …

19 apps to reinvent yourself in 2016

It’s a New Year and a new you. At least that’s the idea, tackling 2016 with sound mind, body, diet and finances. You want to be smarter, look better …

SpaceX will attempt its most challenging feat today — here's how to watch live

Last December, SpaceX achieved what many thought could not be done. It launched one of its two-stage Falcon 9 rockets into low-earth orbit and then brought the first stage back to land for a historic touch down at its Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral in Florida.<p>On Sunday, Jan. 17, SpaceX will …

Space Exploration

3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

Reflexively, I pick it up and check my personal email. I see this month's electric bill and my latest credit card bill. <i>Didn't I just pay those?</i> I wonder.<p>Against my better judgment, I open both emails, and the prospect of more money going out as opposed to in causes a good deal of anxiety to rise …

This Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Has A Blue Sky Like Earth

Astronomers can learn a lot about a planet using very little. In this specific case, a team of researchers was able to find out that the sky of an …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

5 reasons Americans are not saving money

Americans are having trouble saving.<p>Two recent studies carried out by independent pollsters say that more than 60% of adults have no emergency …