Melanie Friedman

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How you can 'Kondo' your phone to declutter your screen and your mind

But it turns out her method— which involves holding each item you own in your hands and asking if it gives you joy — could also help us declutter our electronic devices.<p>Smartphones have rid of us of a lot of clutter, such as notepads, recorders, calendars, and recipe cards.<p>But that doesn't mean …

Minimalism

12 Over-the-Top Amenities at the World's Best Hotels

We'll have what they're having.<p>When you're on a dream vacation, it's not unheard-of to expect majorly luxurious perks. While investigating some of the world's most premiere destinations, we discovered some serious cutting-edge amenities, too. Get ready to start daydreaming.

Six of our favorite data visualization tools

<b>These six data visualization tools can present your bundles of information in an easy and people-friendly format.</b><p>Even the most junior of marketers …

Data Visualization

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

How I Finally Organized My Messy Inbox with Sortd

GIF<p>I’ve tried dozens of solutions to clean up my inbox, and so far, the Sortd Chrome extension comes closest to helping me use and organize email the …

30 Motivational Quotes to Inspire You

Recommended for You<p>Author: Tahir Akbar<p><i>Tahir Akbar is a marketer by profession and writer by choice. He leads marketing at IQVIS, a Software</i> …

Motivation

50 Popular Script Fonts For Your Project

Fonts are important to every designer and graphic developers. The designing of any personal or commercial purpose work requires fonts. Choosing …

Infographic Maker Guide: 20 Cool Infographic Creator Tools That Will Turn You Into A Designer

Imagine you are an infographic maker god who can take 1,000 words and help people digest that information in only a few seconds.<p>An infographic, put …

Infographics

The 7 Secrets to the Most Effective Social-Media Campaigns

Social Media > Social Media Marketing<p>Next Article<p>Death by 280 Characters: How to Avoid Viral Social Media Blunders<p>Next Article<p>Kevan Lee<p>Content Crafter. Buffer<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>I’ve resisted social media advertising for a long time, believing that there are a host of free tools …

Marketing

Using these 10 apps will help your MacBook run faster and more efficiently

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock MacBooks are widely regarded as some of the highest-quality laptops on the market; the Air is king of the hill in most …

Compress

11 Clever iPhone 6 Hacks

Apple's smartphone is full of little surprises. Do you know about these tips and tricks for your daily iPhone use?<p>1 of 12<p>(Image: Peter …

8 Changes To Make If You Want To Be A Truly Happy Person

The pursuit of happiness is believed to be one of the basic human rights, but even with all the freedom in the world to pursuit it, a lot of people …

Happiness

Best Workouts for Fat Loss and Burning Calories

“If you do the same workout all the time, you won't make progress,” says Dan Roberts, celebrity trainer and creator of Methodology X. "The key to …

Fitness

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8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

Procrastination

An All-Squat Workout for a Lower-Body That Just Won't Quit

In case you didn't know, squats are kind of a big deal. When done right, they have the power to keep your hip joints healthy and sculpt an incredible bod. They're pretty much the ultimate move—especially when you do them in new ways.<p>Changing up the types of squats you do works your hip muscles at …

Why Content Marketing Trumps Advertising

7 Ways Content Marketing Works When Advertising Does Not<p>Face it – the more advertising people receive, the more they hate it. As a result, to reach …

Want To Become Super Productive? Stop Doing These 5 Stupid Activities

You are exhausted.<p>Another late work night is about to end…<p>NOT because it´s late…<p>NOT because you have completed all your important tasks…<p>but because …

This one-minute morning routine can improve your productivity all day long

Just finding time to eat can be difficult, even though eating breakfast has been correlated with increased energy and productivity, better overall health, and a better mood.<p>But there's an easier, less time-consuming way to start the day off right, and it only takes a minute: Make your bed.<p>When your …

Time Management

Organizing Tips to Tame Your Closet

Has your closet taken on a life of its own? Do you find yourself cramming your belongings into a hateful, confined space, and hoping the door doesn't pop back open? It's time to put an end to that! Take control of your closet for good with these organization tips.

Personal Organizing

How to Design An Irresistible Facebook Page

11 million people use Facebook every 18 minutes…<p>7,246 new users are added to the social media mammoth every 15 minutes and 936 million active users …

Marketing

The Secret to Wi-Fi Wherever You Want It

<b>THE SPECS</b><p><b>Weight:</b> 2.3 ounces<p><b>Dimensions:</b> 2.9 x 2.9 x .47 inches (w/t/d)<p><b>Battery:</b><br>1500 mAh lithium-ion USB rechargeable battery<br>Up to 6-8 hours of hours in …

How Facebook's Changing News Feed Could Dictate The Future Of Content Marketing

Much in the same way that Google constantly refines its search algorithm by launching new updates and making tweaks, Facebook refines how it relates to users by updating its newsfeed display. To the average user, nothing is changing—these introductions are gradual and subtle, designed to be almost …

Marketing

3 ways to improve your life, even if you're really lazy

I don't blame you. Hey, some of that stuff is <i>hard</i>. (I should know. I write about it all the time.)<p>Isn't there an easy, passive way where your flaws start correcting themselves, you gain respectable goals and become much, much happier?<p>Well, at least in theory, there just <i>might</i> be. I called somebody …

Happiness
Apps

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Meditation

Focus on Doing a Few Tasks Well, Rather Than Filling Up Your To-Do List

The more items you mark off of your to-do list, the more productive you’re being, right? Actually, that may not be the case. If you’ve packed your …

This Timer Trick Will Increase Your Productivity Like None Other

There's an Instagram meme about timeliness that you may be able to relate to. It's a screenshot of a text message that says, "Will likely be a little …

Top Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep and Increased Productivity

You might have read a multitude of articles and books on productivity in the workplace, but how much thought have you put into the amount of quality …

Sleep

Incredibly Simple Mindfulness Techniques To Reduce Your Stress This Week

As the pace of life seems to be constantly accelerating, it’s all too easy to fall prey to the ravages of stress on our physical and emotional …