Salam Saad 

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The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

Productivity

15 things to tweak when setting up a new MacBook

Just bought your first MacBook? Start out by checking or changing these settings.<p>After you have jumped through the initial screens from the Mac Setup Assistant that had you log in with your Apple ID, connect to a network and so on, your work is not done. Here are 15 settings to change or at least …

Are you really an introvert? 3 surprising ways to tell

Being an introvert seems like the "it" personality trait of the moment. There are love tips for introverts; advice for introverts climbing the corporate ladder and numerous quizzes claiming to help label us introverted or extroverted.<p>There's an assumption that —in a social media-ruled world — …

The power of introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain …

21 Insanely Useful Skills Every Introvert Has Mastered

We are the masters of faking disappointment over canceled plans.

The 6 Stages All Introverts Go Through As They Grow Up

I actually went through these stages. I wish I knew about them earlier.<p>Why the importance of knowing these stages?<p>It’s so you can embrace the fuck …

How Other People Would Describe You, According to Your MBTI Type

<b>INTJ:</b> You are the coldest shard of ice, but also the hottest flash of lightning. You are the softest velvet in a rose petal, and also the sharpest …

You Have To Love An Introvert Differently

<b>You have to love us patiently.</b> As an introvert, we like to take things slow. You have to accept that it is simply how we are wired — we reflect on …

10 Everyday Things Only Extroverted Introverts Will Understand

Most people identify themselves as either an introvert or an extrovert, but what about the people who fall somewhere between the normal lines? I’m …

10 things that people don’t understand about introverts

Being an introvert can be a tough thing to accept at first.<p>Your parents might tell you that ‘you’ll grow out of it’ but here I am, 20 years later …

15 things to tweak when setting up a new MacBook

Just bought your first MacBook? Start out by checking or changing these settings.<p>After you have jumped through the initial screens from the Mac Setup Assistant that had you log in with your Apple ID, connect to a network and so on, your work is not done. Here are 15 settings to change or at least …

iOS

It Took Apple Executive Angela Ahrendts 1 Sentence to Drop the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

Not everyone thought Angela Ahrendts was cut out to lead a team. That's why she learned this invaluable lesson.<p>As the Senior Vice President of Retail Strategy at Apple, Angela Ahrendts is one of the highest ranking executives at the most valuable company in the world. To get that job, she had to …

Angela Ahrendts

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

Public Speaking

Your To-Do List Isn't Working. Here's How to Fix It in 1 Step

How to get unstuck, procrastinate less, and focus more.<p>You're probably familiar with the story for a jar that represents the time available in your life. You fill the jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand representing the big, medium, and small stuff you do every day. If you start with pebbles and …

Time Management

The Model in 'the Racist Dove Ad' Just Spoke Up--and Taught a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Lola Ogunyemi, the face of the controversial Dove ad that went viral, shares a very thoughtful take.<p>Lola Ogunyemi, the model at the center of the Dove advertisement that many have accused of having racist overtones, wrote an editorial that was published yesterday on <i>The Guardian.</i> (If you haven't yet …

Feminism

Richard Branson Just Schooled Us All About Being on Time

Time is money, and just by showing up on time for meetings you'll save thousands of dollars a minute for your business and clients.<p>It's ok. You can admit it. We've all done it.<br>There's probably some meetings sitting on your calendar right now that you don't know why they're there, or that you aren't …

Richard Branson

13 Behaviors That Make People Dislike You Immediately

Everyone’s got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realized later that he or she is actually the …

Beyond ‘Fine’: 21 Questions To Get Kids Talking

It’s the age-old question parents ask their kids: “How was school today?” And for generations, kids have been grunting out some variation of the same …

Parenting

14 Podcasts That Will Increase Your Business and Make You More Successful

Need some hacks to grow your business? Start here.<p>If you own or aspire to own a business, here's my new list of recommended podcasts for founders and entrepreneurs looking for wisdom on anything from internet marketing, productivity and motivation to virtual assistants, startup growth and scaling. …

Entrepreneurship

7 Things You Didn't Know About Being A Royal Heir

There's more to it than a prestigious title<p>As the next in line to inherit the crown, royal heirs are entitled to a number of privileges. However, …

25 Trips of a Lifetime

If there were ever a place that could get by on its looks, it would be this Greek isle. Whitewashed cave houses framed by bougainvillea and backed by …

Think Before Reacting: How to Use Your Mental Pause Button

<b>“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” ~Buddha</b><p>I used to be the queen of putting my foot in my mouth. I’d say the first …

50 Forgotten Skills Our Grandchildren Are Missing Out on — But Still Need to Know

Traditional skills like knitting, letter writing, and pudding making are all dying out because parents aren’t passing down their know-how, according …

Self-improvement

Somber-Occasion Etiquette: What's an Appropriate Outfit for a Funeral?

Of all the events in life that call for wardrobe guidance, what to wear to a funeral is definitely at the top of list. It can be very tricky to …

Clothing

The 10 Essentials of Twitter Etiquette

Whether tweeting as yourself or from a brand account, there are certain guidelines—let’s call them rules of the road—by which we all must abide. When …

Etiquette

2015 Expedia travel survey on etiquette reveals the worst hotel guests

Travel can be strenuous, and the last thing we want to deal with when we settle into our hotel room is annoying behavior from strangers. And yet, no matter how lovely our hotel experience ultimately is, it seems there’s always some person or group of people we encounter that really get on our …

When Gifts Go Bad

Most gifts are given with the best intentions. And of course it’s bad manners to be ungrateful. But if the holiday present from your mother-in-law is …