Christine C Renee

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5 fascinating books on how to break bad habits

Psychological research shows people overestimate themselves in nearly every arena — including modesty. Which raises an interesting question … What’s …

Will Power

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

Books

Browse a bookshop: The Book Hive

“It feels like someone’s home where you can buy a book. Always has, intentionally,” says owner Henry Layte. It’s distinguished by a “hand-picked selection across fiction, poetry, art, cookery, children’s and general nonfiction. Never bestseller lists, always personal taste that leads the choices. A …

Books

7 Traits of Super-Productive People

Is there someone on your team who seems unusually productive? Someone who gets a huge amount done — without working longer hours?<p>Super-productive people are in every industry. The most productive software developers write nine times more usable code per day than the average developer, according to …

Time Management

Three Finance Books to Help Anyone Get Better With Money

stevepb / PixabayHave you ever read any finance books? No matter who you are or where you are in life, learning more about money is always a good …

Personal Finance

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

The Swiss own millions of guns, but have barely any gun deaths — here's what they do differently from the US

Switzerland is a country of chocolate, cheese, cuckoo clocks, and lots of guns. Right? Not quite.<p>The Swiss have often been touted by the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a standout example of a country with little gun control and a homicide rate near zero.<p>Citizens of the country have even …

Guns

5 Tips for How to Read Faster Without Losing Comprehension

Remember the 1996 John Travolta movie <i>Phenomenon?</i> No? Well, that’s okay – neither do I. But I remember the trailer, in which Travolta gets zapped by …

Productivity

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Self-improvement

How to write stronger sentences with fewer adverbs

Use adverbs sparingly. At their best, they spice up a verb or adjective. At their worst, they express a meaning already contained in the sentence:<p>The …

5 Rare Signs That Prove You Were Meant to Lead People | Inc.com

A quick Google search of the word <i>leadership</i> gave me about 376 million results. And while it wouldn't give me the total for "leadership books" (if anyone knows, leave it in the comments), the same search on Amazon landed me with more than 100,000 possibilities.<p>With endless resources, the question of …

Leadership

How To Prepare For A New Year Of Blogging

For most bloggers, December is the month where traffic starts to nose dive.<p>After all, it is the holiday season.<p>It’s a time to reflect on the events …

Chrome Has a Malware Problem, and Google Needs to Fix It

Google's Chrome browser has been praised for continuously upgrading its own security. Chrome OS, which is based on the browser, is one of the safest …

Best Personal Finance Books - How To Save Money, Budget

Not everyone is ready, willing, or able to turn to a financial advisor for money advice. Sometimes, you want to begin to explore the topic on your …

Don't Make the Same Mistake as Target and Home Depot. Protect Your Data With These Tips | Inc.com

When it comes to preventing a data breach, you're only as secure as your weakest link. Even after training your team and investing in the latest security software, most companies have a blind spot: vendors. You depend on a variety of vendors to do everything from inventory management to accounting, …

Home Depot

9 Books About Money That Every Woman Should Read

<b>For much of my life,</b> <i>I dismissed personal-finance books. If I needed specific financial advice, there was Google, and I definitely didn’t want to get</i> …

Blind therapy dog holds owner’s hand before he is put down

A blind therapy dog called Smiley held his owner’s hand hours before he died.<p>The golden retriever spent 12 years comforting patients in hospitals, …

How Can I Turn My Abundance of Story Ideas Into a Bestselling Book?

How do I write a whole book, if I have lots of ideas, but when I start to write, it doesn't make any sense? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>-</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Karen Lord, Author, socioeconomic …

How to make your passwords worthless to cyber thieves

When IBM introduced the first laptop with a built-in fingerprint sensor in 2004, it sparked a wave of product development in biometrics. At the time, a colleague delighted in fooling sensor after sensor with a rubber replica of his own finger.<p>The best way to make your accounts more secure is to …

Identity Theft

Couple Calls Cops Over Hidden Camera In Their Airbnb—What You Need To Know To Protect Yourself

Life<p>Don't assume you can't be targeted.<p>Haley Otman ·October 12, 2017<p>YouTube/WFTS<p>It’s the stuff of nightmares: someone watching you while you sleep. …

You have almost certainly been hacked

<i>Hackers are breaking into the systems of companies, government agencies, and individuals. Is any information safe? Here's everything you need to know:</i><p>…

After breach, these are scariest things on your credit reports to keep safe

Monitoring your credit reports should be like flossing: a routine that’s not fascinating but that can help prevent something painful from developing.<p>So if an account that's not yours pops up, be as alarmed as if you had hit a nerve. It could suggest identity theft — that someone has the keys to …

Identity Theft

This Free Website Will Show Anyone Your Personal Information. Here's How to Remove It

If you love your privacy, this is your worst nightmare.<p>Think the internet can’t shock you anymore? Enter your name in this website.<p>FamilyTreeNow.com, …

Personal Information

10 Ways Your Body Is Telling You You’re Running Low on Key Vitamins

Your body gives you a lot of information, including what's going on inside that you may not be able to see. The key is to pay attention to …

Wellness

7 of the Best Books on Investing That Will Help You Save Major Money

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you’re not</i> …

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective

Cognitive biases can change the way you see everything, and often in a bad way. Fortunately, just becoming aware of your biases can help you overcome …

Protect Your Small Business From Cyber Attacks With These Free Tools

Defend against hackers and cybercrime with free email theft protection and easy-to-use cybersecurity tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Cyber crime damages are predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015, according to a …

5 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

One simple truth about life is that everyone has a reading lane. Whether it’s romance novels, or books about troubled former Navy SEALs racing …

What Does It Mean to Have OCD? These Are 5 Common Symptoms

Plenty of people think they've got it, but only an unlucky few do.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>Having obsessive compulsive disorder …

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered …