Ian Kohlert

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OS X Preview: Clipping Out Backgrounds Using Instant Alpha

If you’ve ever tried to create graphics on your Mac (and you don’t know Photoshop), you may have run across the problem of an image being set on a …

Turn Your MacBook Into A Stone-Cold Stunner With These Marble Decals

Marble has been prized for centuries for its innate beauty and has captivated creatives for just as long. At the hands of Greek sculptors it can look as supple as flesh, artists can make it as fluid as water, and architects can make it take on the guise of a delicate bloom. Even the grueling mining …

MacBook

5 Powerful and Simple Ways to Energize Your Life, According to Science

Our mental and physical energy drives our health, happiness, and overall success. We have 5 daily opportunities to restore and protect our energy.<p>Have you paid much attention to the daily rhythm of your life? We all function in accordance with a specific rhythm. Early-birds (like me) wake up with …

Wellness

11 Science-backed Ways To Build Permanent Habits

You're reading 11 Science-backed Ways To Build Permanent Habits, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

An Entrepreneur Learned The Importance Of Making Time To Manage Time

As his life grew more complicated, Marcus Whitney realized he needed to schedule large blocks of time just to manage his calendar.<p>When Marcus Whitney took the plunge into entrepreneurship, he realized he needed to start managing his time differently. The year was 2008, and Whitney, then 32, already …

Time Management

Microsoft's new camera app brings AI to your iPhone

Microsoft sure loves it when research projects beget actual products, and it just released another for the masses to play with. Pix is a replacement camera app (what?) available for iPhones and iPads (<i>what?</i>), and in short, it promises better photos of the people around you without any extra work on …

8 Things the Most Successful People Do Every Night

Your happy and productive tomorrow starts tonight.<p>The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off. How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it's …

Success

The biggest productivity myth is that rigid rules like the Pomodoro technique are for everyone

The internet is filled with advice and lifehacks on how to improve productivity. We all want to achieve more, it seems, to cram more into our days. There always seems to be that one overachieving colleague who has it all figured out, and uses a complex routine involving butter-filled coffee, short …

Time Management

This is one of the most important things every student should take back to school

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Whether you're gearing up to start taking notes at college lectures or want to give your "To Do" lists a little more oomph, because …

9 1/2 Secrets Successful People Use to Get the Most From Their Time, Life, and Career

Few would disagree that time management is a critical skill to develop if you want to get the most from your life and career. Without the ability to …

What Successful People Eat For Lunch

There is a lot of information out there about great morning routines, including numerous articles about the breakfast habits of the rich and famous.<p>And while those stories can be interesting and helpful, I personally have been more in need of mid-day recommendations. Anybody who knows me is well …

7 Learning Strategies to Borrow From Your Kids

They can’t tie their shoelaces, and they may not have that whole hand-eye coordination thing down just yet, but there are still plenty of life skills …

Kids

4 Mental Practices To Achieve Your Full Potential

Can you begin to live your best life ever by applying a series of simple mental techniques in your day-to-day life?<p>Personally, I’ve been on an evolving journey when it comes to mindset strategies for success. In my twenties, I thought it was all hogwash and I just wanted to learn practical …

Self-improvement

I followed Jack Dorsey's morning routine for a week and was surprised by the difference it made in my day

As CEO of both Twitter and Square, 18-hour days are regular occurrences for Jack Dorsey.<p>According to a 2015 Product Hunt Q&A, Dorsey keeps balanced by following a uniform schedule.<p>"I look to build a lot of consistent routine," he said. "Same thing every day."<p>Dorsey said in the Q&A that this routine …

How to successfully manage creative projects

A hot cup of tea or coffee and your favorite designer notebook at your side. Your to-do list carefully prioritized in your favorite task management app. All your favorite design apps are open and the warm glow of your computer monitor beckons your masterful, creative brilliance. It’s time to get …

Concentrating on one thing at a time vs. 5 things — The science behind focus

Just because you’re getting a lot done, doesn’t mean you’re getting the right things done. “Achievement isn’t about doing everything, it’s about …