John McFadden

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Want to Get Organized? Here Are 6 Simple But Remarkably Powerful Organizing Secrets

Getting organized isn't rocket science -- it just takes a system.<p>In business, you've always got to be on top of things. This requires being organized and ready to pursue opportunities -- and deal with problems -- the moment they arise.<p>That's an easy thing for me to say, but I do know it can be hard …

Productivity

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Handy

The 5 Best To-Do List Apps to Boost Your Productivity

Looking for an app to boost your efficiency and organization? Here are five top choices.<p>6 min read<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series Up Your Game, we scope out the best products, apps and services to help make it easier to take your game to the next level.</i><p>We’re all busy. In fact, these days, it’s …

Apps

A Spreadsheet Can Do That?

Think a spreadsheet can only be used to analyze data and create charts and graphs? Think again. Explore different ways a spreadsheet can be used for …

15 Life-Saving Kitchen Hacks

Including how to keep your produce fresh for longer!

How to switch on the awesome new Gmail interface

Gmail’s sweet new interface is rolling out to users. It offers the familiar simple text-based interface from the Gmail you all know and “love,” but it manages to be both less messy, and more useful. If you want to take it for a spin, then switching it on is easy.<p>Why bother? What’s new in Gmail?<p>Our …

After Researching 30 Yogurts, This Is the Only One I'll Buy

I recently spent hours examining every yogurt label I could find to determine which yogurts have the least amount of sugar. I was focusing on toddler …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

21 Ways to Use a Can of Chickpeas

Chickpeas are such a versatile ingredient. You can roast chickpeas and add them to salads, use them as a substitute for croutons in soups, or turn …

Vegan

Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

How to Bike Your Way to Weight Loss

Do you use biking to lose weight? Bicycling is a great leisure activity, but if you are bike riding for weight loss you need to structure your …

Fitness

The secret to becoming more productive at work may be this simple: clean up

Experts tell Moneyish how to banish the clutter and get your workspace in order once and for all<p>Less mess means more productivity.<p>Desktop chaos can …

Productivity

Nigel Slater’s Middle Eastern recipes

We breakfasted each morning on soft sheets of warm bread, quince jam and spoonfuls of thick, sour cream. We cut wedges of chilled watermelon, squeezed sweet-sour oranges and cracked fat walnuts. There were bowls of mint and basil to pick at and luminous, treacle-textured molasses of pomegranate, …

Recipes

Video: How to Waterproof Your Tent

More maintenance and repair tips courtesy of REI today, this time with a focus back on taking care of our tents. The video below offers advice on how …

What Can You Eat On the Mediterranean Diet?

The news about the Mediterranean diet keeps getting better. Two studies were recently published about the less-known benefits of the popular eating …

40 Game-Changing Chili Recipes

There is nothing quite like a hearty bowl of chili. In one spoonful, you get some heat, spice, veggies, beans, and chunks of tender, savory meat …

I Lived On 51% Of My Income —& Saved $17,000

Two days before my 29th birthday, I shared a thought I’d been sitting on with my girlfriends: What if I didn’t shop for a year?<p>I didn’t come up with …

Is there an easy way to delete masses of emails in Gmail?

Is there an easy way of doing mass deletes in Gmail? I’ve rather let the inbox grow, and I would like to trim it. Manual deletion would take forever. Yes, I know I should have archived important, useful emails. Slapped wrists! <b>Alan</b><p>You may be surprised at how easy it is to delete thousands of Gmail …

Threading

Rachael Ray's 9-Ingredient Carbonara Recipe Is an Internet Favorite

The Food Network's Rachael Ray knows comfort food, and her carbonara recipe is exhibit A. The chef recently shared the crowd-favorite recipe on her …

Recipes

Smoked Lamb Is Easier Than It Sounds

There are plenty of traditional holiday meals to think about as we near the end of the month. Rib roasts, even more turkey, a sporadic ham or …

BBQ

How much should you save for emergencies?

You know you need an emergency fund—but how much should you put in it? The general rule is six months, but everyone’s situation is different: A …

Trump's tax plan will change your tax bracket next year — and it reveals a very simple thing most people get wrong about taxes

The massive Republican tax bill passed Congress on Wednesday.<p>The bill, called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is now heading to President Donald Trump's desk for a signature to enact it, though it's unclear when that will happen.<p>By looking at what Trump's tax plan means for Americans' take-home pay at …

3 Tech Strategies You Can Use to Earn and Save More Money

Tips you can use for 2018.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all use technology every day, but in almost all cases, we don't use it as much as we could. Notice I didn't say "as much as we should." I make no judgments about how wired one should or shouldn't be. That's a …

Your 3 Biggest Time Management Mistakes and How to Fix Them | Inc.com

Silicon Valley prides itself on maintaining a "hustle culture" that glorifies a workaholic lifestyle. Entrepreneurial icon Gary Vaynerchuk preaches that we must hustle every minute of every day if we want to reach our goals.<p>I believe we don't have to choose between being super-productive and …

Time Management

Over age 50? Here are 6 retirement guidelines you need to know about

If you've hit one of the major milestones on the way to retirement, age 50, it's time to hunker down and take a good look at savings habits.<p>The result of a lifetime of money habits will soon make itself abundantly clear. If you set a retirement savings target but have been neglecting it, you need …

New Tax Proposal Could Affect 401K Plans for Millions of Americans

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the proposal being considered would reduce the amount a worker could contribute tax-free to just $2,400 a year.

Family Favorites: 10 Dinner Recipes You'll Make Again And Again

Here are some dishes primed to become staples in your household.<p>“My Favorite!” That’s what you’ll hear every time you whip up one of these tried-and-true recipes. From chicken pot pies to Sloppy Joes, these family favorites never get old.<p>1. Chicken Pot Pie<p>These easy (yes, I said easy) chicken pot …

The brilliance of Amazon’s Echo sh*tshow

Whether you call it fragmentation or flexibility, there are now seven Amazon Echo devices from which to choose. Today Amazon launched a slew of new smart home devices, so there’s one for every conceivable use case and living space set-up. That leaves competitor Google Home looking like a …