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17 Different Ways to Say No

Here are 17 smart ways to say no when you need to.<p>It's a problem many of us share: We tend to say yes when we mean to say no. This is the reason we get stuck chairing a committee or taking on projects we cannot handle.<p>Saying no is an important skill--not just for getting out of the things we don't …

Leadership

6 Principles For Communicating A Powerful Vision For Change

A great vision for change is only as good as how and when its communicated. As a Navy SEAL, effective communication was tantamount to success in chaotic environments. Similarly, when you’re faced with the inevitable adaptive challenges an organization encounters throughout its lifecycle, …

How to Deal When Your Boss Is a Complete Narcissist

#3: Learn their weak spots.<p>Your boss’s three favorite words are “me,” “myself” and “I,” and they’ve never really gotten that “There’s no I in team” …

5 Minute Workout Routines

How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it all the time. But if you're …

Exercise

42 Ways To Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

:: bookmarks for next weekend ::<p>Bathroom; Kitchen; Bedroom; Living Room; All Around the House; Garage, Basement, and Outdoors

18 Urban and Wilderness Survival Hacks | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: The following tips are excerpted from Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival by Creek …

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

Build a Wi-Fi Drone Disabler with Raspberry Pi

Build a Pi-powered drone disabler to understand the security risks of wireless communications<p><i> <br>Please note: The information presented here is for educational purposes. As with all guides covering network and computer security, the techniques should only be performed on devices that you own or have</i> …

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

Secret DIY Gun Compartment Hides Behind a Mirror

Gun safes are great for securing firearms, but not so great when you need quick access. This gun compartment doubles as a living room mirror, which hides them in plain sight.<p>Home firearm storage mostly consists of safes and ugly cabinets. This DIY secret gun compartment doubles as a living room …

A Three-Step Routine to Keep Your Knives Sharp and Safe

As we’ve often said, dull knives are dangerous knives, not to mention a pain to use when it’s time to cook. Keeping them sharp is surprisingly easy, …

Knives

How ruthless are you? - take the test to find out

Do you identify more with The Joker than Batman, and are baffled by how anyone would rather be sorted into Gryffindor than Slytherin by the <i>Harry</i> …

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Everything You Need to Master Microsoft Office

This week, we walked you through how to get started quickly with, make the most of, and master every app in Microsoft Office. Maybe you missed one, …

7 Interview Questions For Measuring Emotional Intelligence

The traditional interview model helps you probe someone’s past experience, not their style of thinking.<p>Emotional intelligence involves self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. In other words, it’s a complicated amalgam that hiring managers have a hard time testing …

11 time-saving Microsoft Word hacks you won't know how you lived without

Microsoft Word tips? I know what you’re thinking: Is it 1995 again? <i>Am I back in seventh grade?</i><p>No – we’re definitely squarely in 2016. But that …

Software

DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths

Secret settings that make any Android phone feel twice as fast

The annual Mobile World Congress trade show is less than a week away, which means we’re about to be introduced to some of the most exciting new …

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a manager, help the members of your team handle <i>their</i> feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement?<p>Because work is getting more demanding and complex, and because many of us now work in 24/7 environments, …

The best hidden GPS trackers for covert monitoring and protection | ZDNet

Kingmak GPS tracker<p>The Kingmak covert mini GPS tracker and locator looks like a USB plug in your cigarette lighter port. This plug conceals a SIM …

How to Use a Speed Square

In this tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look at the speed square, a tool that you may already have, but may not fully understand. While made for framing carpentry, a speed square can be indispensable in a lot of measuring and marking situations. Let’s have a look.<p>What is a Speed Square?<p>A …

RollJam hacker device defeats rolling codes security for cars, garages

The next time you press your wireless key fob to unlock your car, if you find that it doesn’t beep until the second try, the issue may not be a …