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Forget Photoshop, Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

These free photo editors are the best of the best, and will get you just as good results as the expensive Adobe Photoshop.<p>The free photo editors …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

The Remarkable True Story of a “Dividend Millionaire”

Lessons from Hayford Peirce’s 30-year portfolio plan.<p>IN 1995, Hayford Peirce, a science-fiction and mystery writer by avocation, sat down in a …

13 Remarkably Inspiring Quotes on Greatness in the Workplace

Words to live, work and lead by from those who have lived a life of greatness, including Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, J.K. Rowling, Zane Grey, and others.<p>"Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all these things …

Motivation

Put Down Your Phone: Why Presence Is the Best Gift You’ll Ever Give

<b>“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>The only thing worse …

Thich Nhat Hanh

A former Navy SEAL commander says you can transform your life with 5 simple choices in the next 24 hours

As commander of US Navy SEAL Team 3's "Task Unit Bruiser," the most highly decorated special-operations unit of the Iraq War, Jocko Willink learned what it takes to lead people in incredibly dangerous and complex situations.<p>The mantra that Willink instilled into his men was "Discipline Equals …

U.S. Navy

I was worried about artificial intelligence—until it saved my life

Earlier this month, tech moguls Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg debated the pros and cons of artificial intelligence from different corners of the internet. While SpaceX’s CEO is more of an alarmist, insisting that we should approach AI with caution and that it poses a “fundamental existential risk,” …

Artificial Intelligence

No Lie: These Vitamins Will Make Your Metabolism Skyrocket

Did your mom always remind you to eat your vegetables and take your vitamins? As always, her advice was right (is she ever wrong?). Eating a balanced …

How to Find Your Next Big Idea, According to a Self-Made Millionaire

Hard work, perseverance and diligently practicing the right daily habits are key in getting ahead in business and life. But finding a big idea helps, as well.<p>Hard work, perseverance and diligently practicing the right daily habits are key in getting ahead in business and life. But finding a big …

Calvin and Hobbes

I spent years discovering the simple tactics gurus like Oprah, Einstein, and Buffett used to become successful—here they are

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers, and change-makers, while most others plateau?<p>I’ve explored the answer to this question by reading thousands of biographies, academic studies, and books across dozens of …

Creativity

How to Be a Part-Time Day Trader

You may be interested in day trading, but don't want to pursue it as a career or quit your day job to do it. That's actually smart. In fact, even …

The MnM Portfolio, July 2017 - 75% Of The Way To My Income Growth Goal

I review my portfolio and discuss my actions for the month of July.<p>The portfolio recorded three dividend increases during the month.<p>I sold my …

Digital Transformation - Part II: Collective Intelligence Is the Game Changer

<i>by Rod Collins, Innovation Sherpa at</i> Salt Flats<p>The science fiction writer William Gibson once astutely observed, “The future has already arrived; it’s just not evenly distributed.” As described in last month’s blog, our future is a digitally transformed world that will usher in an entirely new …

How to use Cron for scheduling computer tasks

<b>Cron</b> is a software utility used to schedule automatic time-based commands or shell scripts on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. Schedules …

Turn an old monitor into a wall display with a Raspberry Pi

Have an old monitor and Raspberry Pi lying around? Put them both to great use with this DIY wall-mounted display.<p>So you have an unused Raspberry Pi -- or five -- lying around and you don't know what to do with it. You're not alone, even if there are hundreds of projects at the ready.<p>You can turn it …

No coding required: Node-RED on a Raspberry Pi

Node-RED is a programming tool that lets you quickly connect hardware devices using a browser-based editor. It comes with a wide range of nodes that …

Raspberry Pi

10 Free Must-Read Books for Machine Learning and Data Science

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>What better way to enjoy this spring weather than with some free machine learning and data science ebooks? Right? …

Data Science

Want to learn machine learning in 15 minutes? Start here...

<b>How to</b> If you’ve heard the excitement about machine learning, but aren’t quite sure how it could apply to your business, the best way forward is to …

Machine Learning

HARD Goals, Not SMART Goals, Are The Key To Career Development

Good employees want the opportunity to grow and develop on the job. And here’s the great news, a simple, 15-minute conversation, that focuses on HARD Goals, will encourage your people to take a more active and self-sufficient role in planning for and reaching their desired career growth.<p><i>Watch on</i> …

Employee Engagement

How Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Enterprise Software In 2017

• 81% of IT leaders are currently investing in or planning to invest in Artificial Intelligence (AI).<br>• Cowen predicts AI will drive user productivity to materially higher levels, with Microsoft at the forefront.<br>• Digital Marketing/Marketing Automation, Salesforce Automation (CRM) and Data Analytics are …

Artificial Intelligence

How This Famous Movie Quote Is Able to Change Your Bad Habits Almost Immediately

In the movie Empire Strikes Back, Yoda lets us in on a little time-tested secret that every successful person (not just Jedi Masters) has mastered.<p>Remember how your mother used to tell you things growing up, like, "Don't swim after a meal or you'll get indigestion." Whatever mom said, whether it …

Self-improvement

How Short-Term Memory Is Important For Your Brain And Mind

When you need to remember a phone number, a shopping list or a set of instructions, you rely on what psychologists and neuroscientists refer to as …

The Agile Project Manager: Leveraging Agile in Microsoft Tools, Part 1

My background in construction and construction project management includes building houses, remodeling and commercial construction. Just as a good …

Project Management

Using IoT to solve the problems of the freight industry

Honeywell last week announced a new “Connected Freight” solution that gives shippers and logistics companies unprecedented ability to monitor shipments of high-value and perishable goods, helping prevent costly damage and loss.<p>The new solution, developed in collaboration with Intel and third-party …

The 50-Year-Old Business Book You Need to Read (or Reread) Right Now

Management philosopher Peter Drucker called out the five timeless practices of successful leaders in 'The Effective Executive' in 1967.<p>There aren't a lot of business books from a half-century ago that have stood the test of time, but Peter Drucker's <i>The Effective Executive</i> (Harper Business), now …

Peter Drucker

Your Brain Is Trying to Show You The Future - And It Might Save Your Life

We're living in fast-forward.<p>Our brains are pretty good at filling in the blanks when it comes to our sense of perception - often to the point we …

15 Ways To Make Yourself More Marketable

Dear Liz,<p>I am not job-hunting but I’m on full alert because there are changes coming in my company.<p>Our CEO left last year under a cloud, and it’s taken the Board forever to appoint a new CEO. The interim CEO doesn’t get along with the VPs, and everybody knows it.<p>Now they say that the Board is …

Employment

10 Timeless Time Management Techniques

<i>“I saw a bank that said ‘24-Hour Banking,’ but I don't have that much time.”</i><p>-Steven Wright<p>It’s impossible to “manage” time. There are 24 hours in a …

Predicting Hospital Length of Stay using SQL Server R Services

Last week, my Microsoft colleagues Bharath Sankaranarayan and Carl Saroufim presented a live webinar showing how you can predict a patient's length …

SQL Notebook

SQL Notebook is a free Windows app for <b>exploring and manipulating tabular data</b>. It is powered by a supercharged SQLite engine, supporting both …