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The Trick to Perfectly-Hung Pictures? A Fork!

<i>A little to the left. No, no, a little to right. OK, now just a smidge more to the left.</i><p>It’s a familiar scene, isn’t it—one you’d probably like to …

Video Tutorials

How to barely spend any money when you finally cut the cord

Congratulations, you’ve decided to finally cut the cord! You’ve made a fantastic decision that’s going to save you a ton of cash each and every …

Tech Trends

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

These 17 Kindness Quotes Will Inspire You to Make a Difference

Being kind is in -- thankfully. Get inspired and get out there and spread as much kindness as you can.<p>There's a song that is popular right now about a man who meets a much older man in a bar. They strike up a conversation about everything under the sun and then after a while they go their separate …

Motivation

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Learning

This Website Has Hundreds Of Cheap First And Business Class Airfares

Search for cheap first or business class airfares and you get a bunch of ads from various search sites and online travel agencies. Even the articles you find simply refer you back to these sites. Go to these sites and for the most part, it’s nothing special. When you find low premium cabin fares it …

Travel Deals

The best travel tips from travel pros

Travel is exciting, rewarding and yet not an easy task. Luckily for you, we're here to help smooth your ride. CNET editors are a well-traveled lot and we've learned quite a bit in our quest to bring you the latest tech news and reviews.<p>We've gone coast to coast, city to city and continent to …

Luggage

No drone on the planet is even half as fun as this smartphone-controlled paper airplane

If you’ve never heard of the POWERUP DART Aerobatic Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane before, welcome to Christmas in July. Seriously, this is …

Air Traffic

Who Owns Which Car Brands?

The auto industry has a very confusing family tree. The past decade has seen partnerships, sales, separations, bankruptcies, and entire divisions …

General Motors

Microsoft provides free lessons for quantum computing basics

Want to learn more about quantum computing and how to program in the Q# language? Microsoft just launched Quantum Katas, an open source project that …

Quantum Computing

5 Awesome Google Docs Add-Ons

When you think about what Google is doing with their cloud services, it might be one of the most exciting things in technology, and it has a dramatic …

Education Technology

How to become more intelligent every day

<b>How does one become more intelligent every day?</b><p>Outliers have a tendency to give the masses the wrong ideas.<p>When we hear stories about a 7-year-old …

Self-improvement

7 Real Estate Tools Entrepreneurs Should Know About

When I was 19 years old, I bought my first rental property. At that age, I had a lot to learn and teach myself as I started managing my first property. Eventually, I was able to grow my investment into an actual business and leave a corporate job to co-found Influence & Co., and I still own and …

Real Estate

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

Can Norway help us solve the plastic crisis, one bottle at a time?

Tens of thousands of brightly coloured plastic drinks bottles tumble from the back of a truck on to a conveyor belt before disappearing slowly inside a warehouse on the outskirts of Oslo.<p>As a workman picks up a few Coke bottles that have escaped, Kjell Olav Maldum looks on. “It is a system that …

Sustainability

Automatically Remove People From Your Images in Photoshop

It is nearly impossible to take a photo in some locations without people or cars disrupting the image. Of course you can edit out these objects, but …

Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers

By Isabelle Morrison<p>Kim Curren, owner of Shaggy Bear Farm in Bozeman, Montana, has worn many hats. She worked in the solar power industry for 15 …

Huawei’s ‘FusionHome’ solar inverter really wants your house to come alive

Huawei’s first residential energy management system, the “FusionHome Smart Energy Solution”, is being launched in Australia, with availability this quarter.<p>Originally announced last year in June for Europe and shown off at Solar Power International in Las Vegas this fall, the new system is aiming …

A Groundbreaking Study of 5,000 Top Performers Identifies 3 Tactics Used by Great Communicators

A five-year study by an influential UC Berkeley business professor reveals the communication secrets that separate great leaders from average ones.<p>In a groundbreaking study of 5,000 successful employees and managers over a five-year period, UC Berkeley management professor Morten T. Hansen found …

5 Ways to Become a Leader--Fast

...and get people to follow you.<p>Have you ever imagined yourself becoming a leader? Think about it. You'd be great. But if what's holding you back is not knowing where to start or how to chart your path to leadership, I can help you.<p>Leadership is vital, and good leaders can be hard to find. A new …

How to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Here are some ideas for moms to earn cash from home.<p>Working moms are the rule rather than the exception. Seventy percent of moms with kids under 18 work, and more than 75 percent of those moms work full time. In fact, mothers are the primary or sole earners for 40 percent of U.S. households with …

Employment

The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling

To engage leaders, colleagues, and clients, use this simple technique<p>By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content …

You Don't Need a Leadership Guru: 7 Lessons We Can Learn From Kids

Kids role model these leadership behaviors everyday<p>1. <b>Don't be afraid to take risks</b>. Children are the best example of trying new things. Whether it's crawling, learning to walk, or even getting thrown into a swimming pool. They react based on instinct and don't overthink challenges.<p>2. <b>Reach out to</b> …

Leadership

The One Superpower All Great Leaders Master, According to Harvard Research

The secret to great leadership is right in front of you, but you may be looking in a different direction.<p>"Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power." --<i>Lao Tzu</i>.<p>So much of our leadership development today resides …

How to Turn an Idea into an Income Stream in 5 Clear Steps

Want to make side money? Follow these 5 stages to monetize your startup idea.<p>In today's world, a single income is an antiquated idea.<p>Dorie Clark, adjunct professor of business administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and author of the book "Entrepreneurial You", sums up the …

Entrepreneurship

4 Nighttime Habits That Will Keep You More Rested, Motivated, and Productive (and They Only Take 5 Minutes)

Neglecting your nighttime habits leaves a lot of success and growth on the table.<p>You've had a long and hopefully productive day. You're ready to unwind and relax until you fall asleep at some point.<p>However, doing that is leaving a lot of potential growth on the table, along with quality sleep. …

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Energy Efficiency

If Your Employees Aren't Learning, You're Not Leading

There’s a strong positive relationship between how much people learn on the job and how much they love their job. Employees who score high on survey questions like “I will have to learn new skills to achieve my assigned goals for this year” have higher scores on questions such as:<p>“I consider myself …

Leadership

Oprah Just Gave A Master Class in Public Speaking. Here's What CEOs Should Learn From It

Even if you didn’t watch the Golden Globes on Sunday night, you’ve probably heard about Oprah Winfrey’s speech. While accepting the Cecile B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, Winfrey delivered a masterful speech that brought the house to its feet. The speech was stirring, and the social …

Public Speaking

Four Questions To Help Futureproof Your Company

Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk unveils the new ‘Semi’ electric Truck to buyers and journalists on November 16, 2017 in Hawthorne, California, near …