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10 ways smart people work less and get more done

Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends sacred and still get more done than people who work 10 or …

Meet the 'mega monk' changing our attitude to happiness, one tweet at a time

There is a long-standing theory in the science of happiness that we each have a set point we return to; a happy medium, however high the highs or low the lows, in between.<p>This ‘hedonic adaptability’ means that even as we achieve our dreams - finding true love, starting a family, making a million – …

7 steps to a more productive morning

When you hear someone talk about mornings, what comes to mind? Do you picture peace and serenity with a warm cup of coffee in one hand and a computer …

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier In Life

Happiness is something that everybody wants but is misunderstood by many people. Happiness doesn't come by accident or as a coincidence. It is an intentional state of being that comes about as a result of practice and conscious effort.<p>Thankfully, effort does not always mean hard work! Happiness …

Happiness

The 12 Habits of Happy People

Learn the keys to maintaining a bright outlook.<p>Most people have something that gnaws at them at night, a problem or unrealized dream somewhere in their lives that causes them to feel incomplete, dissatisfied, and unhappy. For them, happiness feels unattainable and elusive. However, addressing and …

Netflix extension for Chrome is your shortcut to a ton of hidden categories

Though its offerings are now available in more than 130 countries worldwide, Netflix has a sea of hidden content underneath its main selection of categories – and now there’s a nifty plugin that gives you access to all of its invisible listings straight from your browser.<p>Available for free, Netflix …

Chrome Web Store

How to Watch Live TV on Your Apple TV

If you want to watch live TV on your Apple TV—cable or antenna—it’s relatively easy to set up and get going.<p>The great thing about streaming set-top …

Climate-Change Denying New Yorkers Are Going To Be Hit Hardest By Rising Sea Levels

As Nathan Kensinger points out in Curbed New York, the places where the city is now rebuilding against the next “Big One” are those where Trump …

Sea Level

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

A guide to Arthur Ave, NYC's better Little Italy

Even as Italians slowly continue to move out, the famous Arthur Avenue in the Bronx remains the destination for red sauce, for New Yorkers in the …

Italian Food

The Best Places To Eat Along Arthur Avenue, New York City

Most people are familiar with New York’s Little Italy, just north of Chinatown. They probably don’t know, however, about the real Little Italy: …

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Italian Ingredients on Arthur Avenue

Once upon a time, the Bronx's Arthur Avenue bled red, white, and green, with Italian businesses peddling cheese, salami, and salt cod all around 187th Street. In those days, Belmont was flush with Italian immigrants, many of whom had moved to the neighborhood to help with nearby construction …

One Drop Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit for iPhone Launches on Apple.com

Health startup One Drop recently launched its iOS-compatible One Drop Chrome Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit on Apple.com for $99.95. Approved by the FDA and CE in Europe, the kit includes a Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meter, a chrome lancing device, test strips, and a vegan leather carry case.<p>The …

Six Steps To Turn 2017 Into A Year Of Ongoing Career Success

As you celebrate the Christmas season and New Year and reflect back on 2016, how can you turn 2017 into a year of ongoing career success? By creating a career strategic plan.<p>Someone once said, “Success is the intersection of preparation and opportunity.” Achieving success requires more than luck, …

Self-improvement

40 Useful Self-Management Hacks to Master Your Time

In case you haven't heard, there's no such thing as time management.<p>As we near the end of the year, this is typically the time people start thinking about what goals to set, how to be more productive (heck, even at 4 a.m.), and what needs to happen for better work-life balance.<p>Even billionaire …

How to Stop Your Bad Habits with Google Calendar

As we approach the start of 2017, we’ve all got the same questions on our minds. Did we accomplish everything we set out to do this year? What will we try next year? To get even more done in 2017, we found out about a brand new hack that will help you get a head start on your resolutions: Google …

Deseat.me Finds and Helps You Delete Random Accounts You've Signed Up For

Gmail: When you sign up for any online service, you usually need to add an email address. If you usually use a Gmail account, Deseat.me can scour …

Dyson's Cu-Beam Duo Is a Radically New Office Lamp—Seriously

Jake Dyson, son of inventor and noted vacuum-maker Sir James Dyson, is taking on the lighting industry. Specifically, he’s on a crusade for change in …

This Simulation of a Monkey Speaking Is the Stuff of Nightmares

New research shows that macaques have a vocal tract capable of emitting human-like speech, but they lack the brain circuitry to make words happen. …

CIA Report Concludes That Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

Following President Obama’s order for a full report on “cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election,” multiple sources are telling …

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 …

Time Management

Donald Trump has weaponized Twitter — with dangerous consequences

President-elect Donald Trump’s Twitter account isn’t just a way for him to sound off. It’s a weapon he can use to exact revenge against his critics, including ordinary people, by sending mobs of his fans after them.<p>A tweet from Trump is enough to ensure that his target’s phone will start to ring …

“We’re going out in a blaze of glory” — why NASA is crashing a 20-year-old spacecraft into Saturn

Before it crashes, Cassini may solve one of the greatest mysteries of Saturn’s rings.<p>In the 20 years it’s been in space, the Cassini spacecraft has seen storms on Saturn’s surface, sent a probe down to the planet’s moon Titan, and shown us the eerie beauty of the gas giant’s hexagonal north pole. …

How to photograph food

It’s hard to make food look good on camera. But with these top tips, you’ll be shooting your dinner beautifully in no time.<p>This article was written …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Sleep

“Flawed individuals will victimize you”: A top FBI profiler’s lessons on extreme narcissists like Trump

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Paul Sancya)</b><p>There are 130 warning signs of the narcissistic personality. Trump checks off at least 90<p>Joe Romm<p>December 10, 2016 4:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>I recently spoke with former FBI agent Joe Navarro …

9 Things That Are Holding You Back From Success

Success isn't what we have; it's what we are.<p>We all know success takes hard work and perseverance. But there's another factor that's often overlooked: mental and emotional strength. Like most positive traits, it comes more easily to some than to others, but anyone can work to develop it.<p>To develop …

The 17 best science movies and shows on Netflix will make you smarter

'Cooked' (2016)<p><i>Netflix</i><p><b>What it's about:</b> Journalist and food expert Michael Pollan explores the evolutionary history of food and its preparation in …