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How to Add your Own Ringtones and Notifications Sound on Android

How to Add your Own Ringtones and Notifications Sound on Android<p>en_US<p>article<p>Learn How to Add your Own Ringtones and Notifications Sound on Android …

A Navy SEAL's Secret To Feeling Calm & Alert Anytime, Anywhere

I learned during my SEAL training just how powerful mastery of the breath could be. I am confident that this one strategy led to my big success there …

Watch a Woodworker Build Settlers of Catan Out of a Single 2x4

In the post-apocalypse, you want Aaron Day on your team. Using incredibly limited resources, he manages to recreate <i>Settlers of Catan</i>, one of the most …

Woodworking

What Happened When I Forced Myself to Wake Up at 5am for a Week

Desperate times call for desperate measures. With basically every waking minute accounted for, I hadn’t had any “me time” in months — and it was taking its toll. The stack of unread books by my bed just kept growing. My mind was foggy. I felt sluggish. And exercise? What’s exercise? A couple years …

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Why I Suck at Being a Leader | Inc.com

Have you heard of "The Peter Principle"? I bet you didn't know it actually came from a book by that name. In this 1968 book, Lawrence J. Peter wrote: "In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence...in time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is …

This Mother's Reaction to Her Son's Fit of Anger Can Teach Us All a Lesson in Parenting

<i>This story from mom and blogger Kathleen Fleming of Majestic Unicorn about her son accidentally breaking a mirror in the house is absolutely inspiring.</i><p>This was my hallway last Wednesday.<p>Broken. Sharp. Treacherous.<p>This was my hallway.<p>It was my son who did this.<p>Sometimes, often really, things break — …

Parenting

17 Easy Steps To Wow Your Lover This Valentine's Day

True love starts with glitter.<p>Disclaimer: No chocolate was harmed in the making of this valentine.

Four concealed carry guns unveiled at SHOT Show

Concerned about personal protection?<p>For folks looking for an everyday concealed carry weapon for self-defense, a number of new choices made their debut at the annual SHOT Show this week.<p>Here’s a look at four new concealed carry guns revealed this week.<p><b>Walther PPS M2 in 9mm</b><p>James Bond carried …

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Why Streamlining Your Life is so Essential

How to Make Networking at Conferences Feel Less Icky

Whether you like attending them or not, conferences offer great opportunities for networking. At conferences, you can extend your network by meeting new people, including potential employers or employees, and you can catch up with and get updates from those you already know.<p>In fact, networking has …

How Tesla, Under Armour, and Sonos Do Branding

The network effect, which describes how services and technologies become more valuable as more people use them, has driven the success of many internet companies. But it is not confined to the tech sector. One group of high-growth consumer brands, in particular, has been harnessing the power of the …

This Tool Does Not Actually Sharpen Your Knife. Here's What a Steel Really Does

If you watch food competition shows, you'll probably see a competitor or chef expertly running their knives over that steel tool pictured above. In …

Homemade miso ramen means you'll never use that flavor packet again

You don't need to go out to satisfy your ramen craving when you can easily make it in your own kitchen.<p>We usually get ramen noodle soup from Japanese …

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Give Your Mule a Break

Inspired by the arriero who transports coffee in the Columbian countryside usually with the assistance of a pack animal, this all-terrain vehicle …

How to delete Microsoft's unwanted Windows 10 download files - ExtremeTech

How to delete Microsoft’s unwanted Windows 10 download files<p>By on September 11, 2015 at 2:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Limited edition Devon 'Star Wars' watch is inspired by Darth Vader and the Tie Fighter -

The horologist in me has just died and gone to Sci-Fi heaven; Force Friday was a great day for Star Wars fans and saw many awesome toys, memorabilia …

Star Wars

5 Ways To NOT Be A LinkedIn Loser

http://linktrack.info/slideshare_linkedin_loser<p>LinkedIn is a great tool for job seekers and career-focused professionals, but if you use it incorrectly, you might hurt your personal brand more than help it.<p>Many professionals are told they NEED a LinkedIn profile, yet thousands don't know how to …

Employment

How Your Office Would Look If Your Boss Was A Cat

What would a cat look like as the CEO of a major corporation? Questions like these kept me up at night – until cartoon artist Tom Fonder answered …

A Playful Residence for Kids to Run Around & Have Fun

The owners of this apartment wanted a place that their children could run around and play and have fun so they hired HAO Interior Design to make it …

Leading People When They Know More than You Do

If you’re a manager in a knowledge-driven industry, chances are you’re an expert in the area you manage. Try to imagine a leader without this expertise doing your job. You’ll probably conclude it couldn’t be done. But as your career advances, at some point you will be promoted into a job which …

Tannus - Bike Tires That Never Go Flat

Why will you never get a flat if you put Tannus tires on your bike? Because Tannus tires don't got no air inside. Move over, Spandex. You've had a …

Life with the Dash button: good design for Amazon, bad for everyone else

<i>By Mark Wilson</i><p>On a sunny Saturday morning, seven Amazon Dash buttons arrived to my apartment. Dash is a decidedly Jetsonian future come to life. A Wi-Fi connected button for my every need! Push one in my toddler's bedroom, and Huggies diapers would appear at my doorstep. Push another by my bathroom …

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The Death of Seattle at the Hands of Amazon: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.<p><i>A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days. Tweet us your favorites with #CityReads.</i><p>“How Amazon Swallowed Seattle,” CML, <i>Gawker</i><p>Seattle is dead and Amazon …

The War That Congress Won't Declare

What happens when the legislature refuses to discharge its constitutionally assigned responsibilities?<p>“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle,” George Orwell wrote in 1946. Here’s a corollary: The real scandal in any given system is usually the thing there’s no argument …

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4 Reasons Managers Should Spend More Time on Coaching

Steven Moore for HBR<p>There are managers who coach and managers who don’t. Leaders in the latter category are not necessarily bad managers, but they are neglecting an effective tool to develop talent. We’ve been researching managers who coach and what distinguishes them. What has stood out in our …

DU Speed Booster: Clean trash off your Android phone

Android is a powerful, flexible operating system, but the wrong combination of apps — or simply too many apps — can eat up system resources and leave your phone feeling sluggish and difficult to use.<p>That’s where a speed-boosting cache cleaner can be a life saver. As an Android user browsing the …

This is what it’s like to take ‘Female Viagra’

This article is published in partnership with Time.com. The original version can be found here.<p>By Amanda Parrish<p>I was raised Southern Baptist in the …

7 Important Things Successful People Do Before Bedtime | Inc.com

Have you ever wondered why some people are able to start the day energized and alert while others have to drag themselves out of bed and into the world of productivity? It’s not simply because of good genes or a positive attitude.<p>Most of the successful people I know are able to take command of …

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