Matthew Coyne

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Bubble Quilt – Puff Blanket – Biscuit Quilt

I’ve been working for a long time on this puff quilt, I started it around Christmas time and it just kept getting pushed to the side. When we were …

4 Ways to Get Your Home Organized for the Holidays

Before you go into full-on decorating mode, take some time to clear out the clutter.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><i>This piece is excerpted from Staci Giordullo's article for Angie's List. Visit</i> <i>Angie's List</i> <i>for more consumer advice on everything from home repair to health care.</i><p>Taking time to declutter and organize …

The 12 Best Games for the iPad

Stop watching movies on your iPad. Stop browsing the web.<p>Well, okay. You don’t have to <i>stop</i>. But while you do all that stuff, don’t forget that your …

App Store

Amazon Gold Box – up to 55% off Logitech products: Ultrathin iPad Air keyboard $40, Bluetooth adapter $30, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today only, and while supplies last, Amazon is running one of our favorite Gold Box Deals of the Day: <b>up to 55% off</b> select Logitech …

Knomo Knomad Mini Portable Organizer Review: Store Your Stuff in Style

Let’s be real: it’s super hard to find an organizer that stores all elements of our increasingly digital lives. No longer is it just a small subset …

Being Happy at Work Matters

People used to believe that you didn’t have to be happy at work to succeed. And you didn’t need to like the people you work with, or even share their values. “Work is <i>not</i> personal,” the thinking went. This is bunk.<p>My research with dozens of companies and hundreds of people — as well as the research …

How To Manage Which Apps Use Background App Refresh on the iPad

iOS allows apps to refresh their content in the background. So even when you don’t have your favorite email or news app open, it is updating its content and ready for your next use. This is a very helpful feature, but perhaps not so much when it’s used by all your installed apps, or by apps that …

35 things you’ll never hear a Washingtonian say

1. Sorry, I don’t like talking about my work.<p>2. Just knowing there’s an elected official in one of those three black SUVs totally makes this …

71 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

Check out these tiny homes that maximize both function and style.<p>Tiny houses are popping up around the country as more people decide to downsize …

How to Motivate Yourself When Your Boss Doesn’t

Let’s face it: some bosses are not inspiring. They don’t motivate us to perform at our best — let alone improve our skills. What should you do if your boss is too hands-off, ambivalent, or downright demotivating? How can you keep your engagement up and your own professional goals on track? Is it …

Powered up with iOS 8 Extensions, Pocket Scanner is now Free for Download!

Remembering those days when you need to copy spreadsheets by hand or run back and forth from the office printer? Time has changed the way we do …

12 Ways To Perk Up Your Home For Fall

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>With the crisp fall air comes a natural desire to cozy up at home with warm drinks, fluffy throws and the glow of candlelight. It’s also a time of year when you might want to entertain more. By making a few smart purchases and, if you’re feeling crafty, doing a …

10 Things Every Serious Entrepreneur Knows That You Don’t

Aspiring Entrepreneurs are popping up everywhere in hopes of following in the footsteps of the cashed up risk takers and uber successful they look up …

Entrepreneurship

How design changes the way investors see your startup

A few weeks ago during a moment of self-reflection, I noticed a recurring theme throughout the top deals in our pipeline and became suddenly aware of my tendency to value startups with well-formed user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design elements over more technical elements.<p>My initial …

Avoid Startup Failure: 3 Tips to Extend Your Runway

According to a recent venture capitalist database survey, most startups run into problems because there is simply no demand for their product. But …

Telework Week Survey Reveals that Telecommuting is Here to Stay

Related Articles<p>Telecommuting is an important force within today’s shift in business and personal life. As businesses and workers celebrate Telework …

De-Stress Your Desk: Office Organizing Tips

Your computer setup can increase productivity: The screen should be at eye level. Position it on the desk so that when you sit down and straighten your arm, your pointer finger is at the center of the screen, says Alan Hedge, director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell …

Personal Organizing

How to Protect Corporate Culture in a Telecommuting World

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may seem like good policy to let someone work from home, but, from a corporate-culture perspective, there’s something to be said for making employees schlep to the office.<p>Thanks to video conferencing and the ability to ‘remote in’ to …

The Workplace

Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting

A federal court has ruled that being "at work" no longer has to mean physically in the office. Employment lawyers are expecting a flood of requests to telecommute, and say they'll be harder to deny.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Working from home used to be an exception. Technology's changed that and …

What the Staffing Industry Needs to Know About Telecommuting

Telecommuting has been such a highly debated topic over the last couple years – from banning the option altogether to championing its benefits, …

How to Write a Telecommuting Proposal

Perhaps one the most important things to show your boss in a telecommuting proposal is that you've done your homework. A well-researched proposal …

Remote Working

10 Tools for More Productive Telecommuting

Home office helpers<p>Congratulations—you’re working from home! Now you just have to actually get to work. In the home office environment that isn’t …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Like your iPhone 6 naked? The SurfacePad is a case for you

There are a <i>lot</i> of cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and most are designed to protect the phone from dents, scratches and dings.<p>But some of us …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Future Workplace Infographics : death of the office

The Death of the Office Infographic explores how technology will influence our future work spaces. It asks the question, "What does the workplace …

Politics & Prose to Take Over Busboys and Poets' Bookstores

It's a good season for book lovers: Upshur Books just opened in Petworth, and two beloved local book purveyors are teaming up for good in the coming …

Why middle-aged entrepreneurs will be critical to the next trillion-dollar business

Steve Jobs was 52 when he announced the iPhone. That was in 2007. Years later, the Apple cofounder introduced the MacBook Air, App Store, and iPad. Tim Cook, who was 51 when he took over from Jobs, is building on his legacy. They both shattered a myth that the young rule the technology …