Mel Laycock

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9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

Mathematics

27 Ab Workouts to Rock Your Amazing Core — Especially For Women

Hate crunches but want abs? No problem. Love crunches? We do happen to have them here. In fact, there is truly something for <i>everyone</i> in our handy dandy collection of ab workouts, specifically for women. From two-minute Pilates routines to 20-minute oblique sculptors, we're here to help you target …

Workouts

How to Stay Organized, According to 11 Really, Really Busy Women

Whenever a new year begins (hey 2018), it always feels like the right time to get your shit together. New year, new you! Make those resolutions, plan to drink those 8 cups of water, promise to get to meetings on time, pledge to be a more put-together human, etc.<p>But then, slowly but surely, you …

Productivity

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Venture Capital

3 Under-the-Radar Dividend Stocks Yielding More Than 4% That You Won't Want to Overlook

These cash flow machines should generate a growing income stream for investors in the years to come.<p>Dividend-paying stocks have historically …

Investing

Online Brand Guidelines for Small Businesses

Establishing an online brand is essential. A brand, according to the American Marketing Association, is a “name, term, design, symbol, or any other …

Small Business

Baby Rey has arrived, but is preparing for departure

A few months back, I mentioned that there was a big coming change in my life (See: Baby Reyes is on board and scheduled for arrival). Regular readers …

Calvin Klein

Look to Small-Cap Dividend Payers in Retirement

Smaller stocks paying dividends are generally more mature and profitable, a welcome find for retirees in search of new sources of investing income in …

Investing

This Table Shows Why You're Smart to Buy During Every Stock Market Correction

You have nothing to worry about if you have a long-term view.<p>What an absolutely wild past two weeks for the stock market. After roughly two years …

Stock Markets

17 Note-Taking Tips That'll Make Everyone In Class Want To Copy You

Yes, this means you have to go to class.<p><i>Some responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

13 Inventive Bullet Journal Ideas

01 of 13<p>Helpful Ways to Maximize the Impact of a Bullet Journal<p>A bullet journal is mainly a planner that you can tailor to your specific needs. …

Here's What to Do If You Absolutely Must Pull an All-Nighter

Always optimize, even if you know you won't be at peak performance<p>Let's get the disclaimer out of the way first: All-nighters are terrible for you. The sleep deprivation they require is liable to make you irritable, impair your thinking, and diminish your productivity and creativity. And the more …

Sleep

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating

10 Things Successful People Do When They Start a New Job

The first month at a new job can be overwhelming.<p>Once you’ve decided to accept the offer, and survived your first day and your first week, you might …

Employment

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Ray Dalio

Why Night Owls Make Better Entrepreneurs Than Early Birds, According to Science

A tendency to sleep and wake up late can actually be a positive sign.<p>In an article from The Guardian that interviewed CEOs of corporations such as AOL and Ericsson about their morning habits, every single person said they wake up early. Their daily schedule involves getting up (sans alarm clock) …

Women in Tech

These Wireless Earbuds Can Translate Up To 37 Languages In Real Time

Mymanu CLIK + Instant Translator<p>Posted in Tech<p>We live in a world with a lot of barriers; natural, political, and of course linguistic. It can often …

Language

The long road of antiseptic chemical concerns leads to a new ban in health care

<i>WRITTEN BY: Katherine Gardiner, ISTC staff</i><p><i>ISTC will host the Emerging Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment Conference at the U of I on June 5-6.</i><p>A …

Drugs, made in China

One new drug promises to stop cancer from spreading to other organs. Another would treat blood cancer. A third would use the body’s immune system to …

2018 Strategic Outlook: Will Fortune Favor The Bold In Biotech?

Significant scientific and technological breakthroughs, combined with unabated M&A appetite and tax reform, provide fertile ground for biotech gains …

Biotechnology