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Tim Cook Pens Open Letter on Tax Evasion Claims, Says Apple is Confident Decision 'Will be Reversed'

Tim Cook has posted an open letter on Apple's website in response to the European Commission's ruling that Apple must pay 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes dating from 2003 through 2014.<p>Cook's letter begins by discussing Apple's long history in Ireland, which dates back to a small …

How to Be Happy in Three Simple Ways

<i>This article was originally published on A Plus</i><p>There's no one "how to be happy" solution out there that will suddenly lead to a more positive life. That may not be an incredibly comforting thought to people who are anything less than happy, but it's also the case that at any given moment, just …

Happiness

How To Work Smarter, Not Longer, And Relish The Slow Life

Less is more — it works in fashion, cooking, and at the workplace? Indeed, says Bill Powers, a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute who decided to chop his work-week by more than half and opted for a small New York City apartment with minimal wares to test out the “slow life.”<p>After spending …

New York City

How to actually work a four-day week

A few years back, I started obsessing over productivity. Things like sleeping more than seven hours or getting up late and getting stuck in traffic seemed like wasted time. These situations could be controlled, but instead they were reducing my productivity.<p>The problem was that I was pretty sure I …

Time Management

The World Health Organization Is Backing Off Last Week's Bacon Story

The bacon saga continues.<p>After receiving a flood of questions, comments, concerns, and queries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has slightly retracted the findings in the International Agency for Research on Cancer report that linked processed meats like bacon and colorectal cancer. In a …

World Health Organization

Time is Money! 10 Time Management Tips From Highly Successful People

Are you struggling with time management? People often use the term “time management” when discussing productivity. Yet, is this phrasing correct? Are …

Time Management

The Secret Weapon That Levels the Playing Field for Every Blogger

<i>This is a guest contribution from Ryan Biddulph.</i><p>7 years ago I was a broke, depressed, recently-laid-off security guard.<p>My life had no direction.<p>I had …

Writing

10 Lesser-Known Parenting Challenges

Parenting is really hard. It uses every ounce of mental and physical energy I have, every day. Sure, I knew about the big child-rearing ordeals …

Parenting

6 morning moves that will improve your work day

Let's be honest — who hasn't gotten sidetracked first thing in the morning checking social media or reading up on what everyone thought of last night's "Walking Dead" episode?<p>Here's the thing: How you kick off your morning can set the tone — and momentum — for getting things done throughout the day.<p>…

Time Management

How to find more time to learn something new

Time is the most valuable commodity we have.<p>Unlike money, every minute that goes by is another we can never get back.<p>We have to maximize the time we have each day to focus on what will improve the quality of our lives, like learning a new skill.<p>Whether it’s improving your writing skills, learning a …

The Junk Drawer: Facing Down a Household Horror

<i>Originally posted at www.Zillow.com:</i><p>Whether you have an old-school junk drawer packed with rubber bands, loose change and dried-out pens, a new-fangled junk drawer full of chargers, tangled ear buds and slips of paper scribbled with multiple passwords, or some combination of the two, chances are …

Credit Cards

Why People Happily Spend Money on Snacks, Smartphones, and Slot Machines--But Not Coaching or Therapy.

I recently entered my 29th year of practice in the field of emotional health.<p>Through the decades, I've seen a number of things change--hairstyles, clothing trends, music, cars, technology, and communication preferences.<p><b>One thing hasn't changed, though.</b><p>Today--as always--many people are fine with …

Happiness

I tried a startup that claims to make 86% of users happier — here's the science behind it

My initial happiness level.Happify.comHappify, a startup "experience" that claims to help people improve their emotional well-being through research-backed activities and games, has created a lot of buzz since its launch two years ago.<p>In 2014, the New York Times called it "perhaps the most …

Happiness

To Skyrocket Your Success Stop Networking and Start Making Friends

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you make friends with successful people the sky's the limit. This is how partnerships are made, handshake deals are done, and new audiences found. And it's not as difficult as you might think.<p>The biggest reason why connecting with …

Success

25 Things You Did Today That Ruined Your Metabolism

<i>by Grant Stoddard</i><p>Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept …

If You Want to Be More Successful, Learn How to Sell

Perhaps the most important subject you can study and learn is sales. Yet many of the smartest people avoid learning it, and some of the best colleges shun teaching it.<p>Why? One reason is that our society too often disparages the sales profession. <i>Death of a Salesman</i>, <i>Wall Street</i>, <i>Boiler Room</i>, <i>Glengarry</i> …

Selling

How to Decorate, When You're a Design Omnivore

(Image credit: Kim Lucian)<p>Are you the type who gets totally flustered whenever you're asked to define your decor? I mean, how can you define a single …

Sofa

Another reason you might want to hide one of the iPhone’s default apps: your financial health …

With Apple not allowing us to delete its pre-installed iPhone apps, may of us take to hiding them away inside a folder on the ‘back’ screen where they at least don’t get in the way. But a report in the <i>WSJ</i> suggests there’s another reason you may want to hide the Stocks app: using it too often can …

20 creative ways of using Evernote

So much to do, so little time.<p>I imagine many marketers might feel this way, what with all the wonderful hats we all get to wear. One of my favorite fixes for helping stay organized isEvernote.<p>There are so many ways to use the app and since we talk a lot about productivity here on the Buffer blog, I …

6 Uncommon Personality Traits of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

On the surface, the most successful entrepreneurs seem to be the same as everyone else.<p>But look closely and you'll see that in a few key ways they are very different--and so is the way they start and run their businesses.<p>Here's a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who …

Entrepreneurship

The Truth About Entrepreneurship That Isn't Mentioned Nearly Enough

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Our society craves instant gratification -- we want things now and we want them fast. We are able to rent movies on demand, use our smartphones to have a personal driver waiting outside within minutes and Chipotle’s Twitter feed goes …

Entrepreneurship

The 40-30-20-10 Rule Of Time Management

The underlying concept behind every piece of time management advice you’ve ever received is that you should spend more focused time on what matters most and less or no time on distractions from what matters most. The trouble is that that choice is rarely black and white but, rather, filled with all …

Time Management