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30 free macOS apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While powerful tools like Photoshop or …

Apps

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Ranking every NFL starting quarterback ahead of the 2017 season

<i>Welcome to For the Win’s ranking of all 32 NFL starting quarterbacks. These rankings are based entirely on film study, with each passer being graded on six attributes: Accuracy, arm strength, athleticism, pocket presence, field vision and pre-snap ability. For a more thorough explanation of the</i> …

NFL

Watch: How to gain access to a locked iOS device

Locked out of your iPhone or iPad? AppleInsider shows you how to regain access by restoring or resetting your device using a few easy methods in this …

iOS

Duet now lets you use the Touch Bar on your iPad with any Mac

Duet Display, a startup whose eponymous app lets you use your iPad as a second screen for your Mac, is announcing today that a new update makes it possible to extend a virtual Touch Bar — like what you find on the new MacBook Pro — onto the bottom of the iPad’s display.<p>As long as you can run the …

MacBook Pro

Seven Steps to Completely Turn Your Life Around This Year

<i>How can I change my life completely in the next year or two? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Max Lukominskyi, CMO at Sliceplanner, on Quora:</b><p>Changing your life completely is a huge step that …

A Single Tip That Will Make 2017 Your Best Year of Work, Ever | Inc.com

It's a new year, and that means a fresh start.<p>Want a simple tip that will help you make this year your best year of work, ever?<p>Use every morning to focus on your Most Important Task (MIT).<p>Your MIT isn't your easiest task, or the one you'll enjoy the most. It's not even the task that's most pressing.<p>…

Time Management

10 Expert Tips To Make 2017 Your Most Productive Year Yet

A one-item to-do list, smarter ways to email, and productive procrastination: We’ve gathered the best ways to get more done this year.<p>There is no one definitive strategy to being productive, and it may take a little trial and error to find what works best for you. But if you’ve resolved to make …

10 Powerful Ways You Can Be a Successful Leader | Inc.com

These are times that call for great leaders--people who are confident and courageous, certain in their leadership--to show us the way.<p>It's not easy, but if we can learn to follow their example we too can separate ourselves from the pack.<p>Here are 10 powerful ways to become a successful leader:<p>1. …

Self-improvement

Using Microsoft Query in Excel to Retreive SQL Server Data

Problem<p>Excel is an easy way to retrieve external data from SQL Server or other database platforms. We are used to retrieving data from a table or a …

Databases

7 Beneficial Tips for Managing Your Virtual Work Team

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I began doing most of my work online as the head of a virtual team, I realized that the first problem I needed to resolve was a personal one -- and kind of an embarrassing one: I would lounge around on the sofa with my laptop perched …

My Productive Day with Task Management and GTD

When I woke up in the morning, still in bed, I first go through my notifications on my Android phone. I usually get a lot of notifications during the …

Apps

A leading expert on procrastination offers his advice for never procrastinating again

In fact, he thinks of it more as a coping mechanism than anything else.<p>Pychyl is an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University. He's spent more than two decades studying how and why people put off important tasks. Through his research, Pychyl has learned who's most likely to …

7 Steps to Take After a Meeting to Ensure Everything Gets Done

While you may have planned out an agenda for your next team meeting, it's possible that attendees will bring up unexpected items that need to be addressed in addition to what you had prepared. To be sure nothing gets lost in the shuffle, have processes in place to document exactly what was covered, …

Trump’s election means more police brutality towards black people

Donald Trump has won the presidency. But did he win the nation’s heart?<p>I've heard enough of the white male rage narrative | Hadley Freeman<p>Read more<p>We must believe that he did. And, for now, it appears that his form of white nationalism has won too. That is terrifying but also liberating.<p>Black …

Donald Trump

Key KPIs Across Agile Methodologies | Zephyr

In contrast to more traditional waterfall methods, agile processes appear to be free form in managing software development. Derived from the agile …

Project Management

5 Scheduling Software Features You Didn’t Know You Needed

Whether you’re leading a small project or a larger one, keeping track of all the moving parts can make you feel as if you’re trying to collect …

Project Management

10 Most Impressive Project Management Software

Selection of a perfect Project Management Software can accelerate the efficiency and productivity of your business beyond your imagination. No matter …

The Productive Marketer's Guide to Better Team Collaboration

Stride Towards A Rewarding Career In Project Management By Preparing for the PMP Certification Exam

Project Management Professional Certification, or PMP, is a globally recognized project management certification that validates that project managers …

12 Foods You Should Eat For Attractive Muscle

12 Foods You Should Eat For Attractive Muscle<p>Gaining muscle is not all about the exercise, food also make sure that the hard work is noticed by …

7 Invaluable Leadership Tips That Boost Accountability in the Workplace

If you want to raise your employees' performance, consider these wise tips.<p>Accountability is one of those buzzwords that was quickly recognized in management and leadership circles as an important concept. The unfortunate outcome of a buzzword is it minimizes the importance of the buzz-worthy …

22 Simple Habits These Executives Say Help Them Succeed

Anyone can mimic this kind of discipline to get ahead in business and life.<p>Achieving success in business in life typically isn't a lucky accident. It involves hard work, perseverance as well as a supportive and loving network of friends and family. But another ingredient often goes into the mix: A …

1 Simple Habit That Will Sharpen Your Focus

Shorten your list to get more done.<p>Busy, busy bees: That's all of us. Working amid the constant buzz of activity, we tend to overload our to-do lists each day so that we only cross off a fraction of the things we have on them. Instead of being a simple way to stay focused, our lists become …

To Be a Leader, Start With Yourself

To learn to lead yourself, management professor and best-selling author Harry Kraemer suggests four principles that every future leader must develop in themselves.<p>Scientists anywhere will tell you the importance of trial runs. Before you launch a rocket to the moon or distribute a new medicine to …

How to fix the most annoying change in iOS 10

The classic "slide to unlock" gesture is gone, and in its place are lock-screen widgets and a new two-step unlocking process.<p>If your iDevice has one of Apple's "TouchID" fingerprint scanners, you're now prompted to rest your finger there, then physically press the home button to get to your home …

Social Media Can Play a Role in Business Process Management

Today, organizations need to be able to execute at the pace of global volatility. Those that can adapt to trends, preferences and issues ahead of their competitors can create a defensible advantage. But you may not be able to do that unless you can get real-time market data and rapidly align your …

4 Ways To Improve Your Hiring Process

When I was a corporate executive in the area of strategic planning, I quickly learned a very important lesson – <i>the best way to ensure strategy implementation is to hire the right people into the company.</i><p>I suppose that’s why I’m always surprised at the casual and often lackadaisical attitude many …

8 Steps to Proper Operational Process Change

There is much discussion about continuous improvement, kaizen and operational excellence pursuits in operations management. Many times, the topic of …