John Arkema

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10 Strategies to Improve Your Morning Routine

<i>By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>With the first weeks of school underway, and most adults settling back in to work (however grumpily) after vacations, mornings are bound to be more hectic. From searching for missing shoes, backpacks and important papers to remembering all of the minute details of …

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Self-help

Mobile apps are turning bedroom traders into star professionals

The 30-year-old Dutchwoman is among the top-ranked traders on eToro.com, one of several mobile apps and websites that allow budding investors to copy the most successful trades out there rather than come up with their own.<p>About 25,900 people follow her profile on eToro, which has 4.5 million …

Don't Delay! 6 Hacks For Fighting Financial Procrastination

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>With the start of every new year comes all of those resolutions that you’re absolutely, positively, definitely going to tackle.<p>You’ll be better at balancing your checkbook. You’ll finally kick your retirement savings into high gear. And you’re not going to …

12 Habits of Highly Motivated Runners

Simple, Bedrock Rules on Personal Finance

For My Last Sunday WSJ Column, All You Need to Know in 833 Words<p>Smart money moves aren’t more complicated than you think. They’re simpler.<p>Cut through all the jargon and pontificating and technical stuff, and everything you really need to know about personal finance fits into less than 1,000 …

Personal Finance

​Can a Cheap Windows Tablet Replace Your Desktop?

It started as an offhand brag, but turned into a dare. I was telling my Gizmodo colleagues why I loved my Windows 8 tablet: it's fast, it's cheap, …

Meditation May Stop Your Brain From Withering Away

Scientists have uncovered yet another perk of meditation.<p>It seems we can barely go a week without hearing about some new virtue of mindfulness meditation. It’s as though the universe is trying to tell us something: <i>That vow you made to yourself to start meditating more (or at all)? You should stop</i> …

Meditation

5 Tips to Stay Present in Business and in Life

A successful investment banker went on vacation to a tropical island. There he met a fisherman who had a unique way of catching fish. The banker immediately saw a business opportunity.<p>The banker said that eventually the fisherman would be able to make an initial public offering, so that he could …

Entrepreneurship

Arm Knit Blanket Tutorial and Giveaway

What you guys have all been asking for is finally here–an arm knit blanket tutorial! This arm knit blanket is chunky and over-sized and fabulous in …

How to log in to administrator account on any Windows PC Image Tutorial

PeregrineX shows on Imgur how to log in to administrator account of any Windows PC<p>Are you locked out of your own Windows PC because you cant remember …

DIY Penny Countertops

Through trial and error, this blogger discovered that DIY counters can be harder than they look. She shared her secrets to a successful</i> …

DIY

Is your system booting slowly? Here’s how to flush out clogged startup apps

Is starting your computer way more of a hassle than it should be? Do you find yourself waiting around for apps to load and connections to finish …

How to Setup a Google Adwords Campaign in 15 Steps | REALTOR® Tech Tips

Want to drive more traffic to your real estate website? <b>Google AdWords pay-per-click (PPC) advertising</b> is one of the best ways to accomplish this, …

How To Get Serious About Reaching Your Goals This Year

Did you make a New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of January? Did you resolve to go to the gym, lose weight, make more money, save more money, or be less stressed? So how are you doing?<p>Don’t worry if your resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. You’re not alone. A FranklinCovey survey …

Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe

One of the most loved recipes on the site is our banana bread, and one thing people seem to like to do to change it up is to add chocolate chips to …

How To Build A Decent Business Website For Just $100

As a web designer, I obviously want to help businesses by designing sites that will make the best impression on their customers and visitors. However, getting a professional website designed and coded can cost thousands of dollars and many small business owners simply do not have that kind of …

Web Design

How to Buy Happiness: The Purchases Most Likely to Bring You Joy

While true happiness may be something that can only be found in the heart, there are plenty of arguments that say money <i>can</i> actually buy you some …

News & perspectives | Vanguard

6 Companies Using Big Data to Change Business

Most people (and companies!) see big data as this bottomless pit of potential, but it's also brimming with challenges and hurdles.<p>You know there's a lot of good stuff in big data, but how can you sort out what's relevant to you from all that white noise? Plus, who has time for all that?<p>The reality …

Big Data

32 Amazing Websites That Will Actually Save You Money

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How to Stop Killing Your Own Happiness

<i>“If you are unhappy with your life and the state of the world, the best place to start changing things is within yourself.”</i><i></i> <i>- Bryant McGill</i>One of my …

10 Ways You’re Secretly Losing Money

There’s a blockchain for that!

The code that secures Bitcoin could also power an alternate Internet. First, though, it has to work.<p>There’s this hopelessly geeky new technology. …

IronKey - World's Most Secure USB Flash Drive

This is the 21st century and I'm not taking any chances with my identity, my data or my online security and confidentiality. I want hardcore …

How Cooking Boosts Creativity, Mindfulness, and Mastery

Like many, I was introduced to cooking when I started college at 17 -- to survive. Since then I have traveled many miles, experienced many cuisines, and cooked many meals.<p>Along the way I have learned a few things about food, the process of cooking, and the impact it makes on our mind, body, and …

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Design