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The secret to being a morning person is the opposite of what most people expect

I've been accused on several occasions of being "one of those annoyingly productive morning people." And while there are far more productive morning people out there, I am pretty productive and 90% of it happens in the early morning.<p>For example, on a typical weekday morning, by the time I see my …

Productivity

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

Wellness

How to Build a Million-Dollar Company in 1 Year--With No Funding

There's no set recipe--but there are a few rules of thumb to follow.<p>In August 2015 a popular virtual assistant (VA) company, Zirtual, announced it was shutting down--leaving behind nearly 2,500 clients and 400 employees. At the time, I was already deeply ingrained in the productivity space and …

The 5 top retirement havens with the lowest cost of living

In International Living's Annual Global Retirement Index 2018, we ranked the 24 best retirement havens in the world, where you can live comfortably …

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

Viral

A Bad Hotel Stay (And $9.5 Million From Expedia) Led Him To Revolutionize Hospitality Tech

During a particularly crummy hotel stay four years ago, Justin Effron had a vision of how the customer experience in hospitality could be improved through the application of technology. To pursue this, Effron, who had no hospitality industry experience (he was working a finance gig at Citibank) …

Hospitality

How Sarahah became one of the most popular iPhone apps in the world

The App Store's most popular free app isn't what you think it is.<p>It's called Sarahah, and in the past week, it's surged to the top of the App Store …

How Uber's Hard-Charging Corporate Culture Left Employees Drained

After a highly publicized corporate meltdown this spring, Uber is working to repair a culture employees and observers say is aggressive, cutthroat, and demanding. But years of putting out fires 24/7, partying hard and working harder, and contending with volatile managers have taken a toll on the …

Personalized cancer vaccines successful in first-stage human trials

A cancer vaccine is one of the holy grails of modern medical research, but finding a way to stimulate the immune system to specifically target and …

Immunotherapy

This mixed reality room is so trippy it might leave you questioning reality

THÉORIZ studio is bringing an empty room to life with motion tracking and augmented reality. Projections in the room change as you interact with …

Maker creates DIY pinball machine built for two

I fondly remember a wasted youth cozying up to glass-topped boxes of flashing lights, strange sounds and steel balls flying around an angled assault …

Mistbox keeps air conditioners cool to improve efficiency

Just two years ago we wrote about the then new Mistbox, a device that can be retrofitted to most air conditioners and uses evaporative cooling to …

Clean Energy

UGears launches mechanical hurdy gurdy kit to build and play

A hurdy gurdy sounds when a spinning rosined wheel comes into contact with strings running from body to neck in a similar fashion to a violinist bows …

There’s More Than Enough Time, When You Use The Time You Have

This curated column is authored by leadership & startup consultant Benjamin Hardy HaveThe post There’s More Than Enough Time, When You Use The Time …

Self-improvement

Phat Scooters offer kick-free sit or stand fat-tire ride

Like the Scrooser, the Phatty Original and Phatty Sport ride on chunky 18 x 9.5 inch tires riding under wide fenders, rock a steel frame with a rider …

Hydraulic

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Will Arnett's first tech project is all about managing your time and inbox

Actor Will Arnett has his hands (and voice) in a lot of different projects: a fifth season of <i>Arrested Development</i> is coming soon; his Netflix series</i> …

Got a round face? A round name could help you get ahead

It turns out Donald Trump's round face and matching "round" name might have helped get him elected. While a new study out of the University of Otago …

Hands on with the reMarkable, the closest thing to paper since paper

Paper isn’t dead. There’s a printer in every office and that one-in-a-million idea is sometimes squirreled away in a moleskin notebook or even on a …

How Tim Armstrong, a hotshot Boston sales guy, wowed Google's founders, built its multi-billion-dollar ad business from scratch, then became AOL's CEO

Before joining AOL, Armstrong was an executive at Google who helped build its advertising business from $700,000 a year to billions every quarter. He was also an expert advertising salesman and entrepreneur, and the first person to sell a $1 million digital-advertising deal, back when all the money …

Sergey Brin

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Maps

TransferWise launches ‘Borderless’ account for businesses, sole traders and freelancers

Having already taken a significant chunk of the international money transfer market away from the major banks, London-headquartered TransferWise has its sights set on the bank account itself.<p>Moving beyond simply sending money from one country to another, the company is launching its “Borderless” …

Roomba-like tech heads for the garden

For people who hate vacuuming, there's already the Roomba robotic vacuum. However, what if weeding is the task that you hate? Well, there may soon be …

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Even if you think you know it all, you don't.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this …

Software

The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling

Some new books tout the benefits of informal drawing and freehand scribbling—even for the unartistic.<p>When computers entered the mainstream, some art schools abandoned drawing classes to make time for the new software they had to teach. The arrival of state-of-the-art programs prompted backlash …

Creativity

The Surprising Trait That Can Predict How Successful You’ll Be

Hint: It's not about how educated you are.<p><i>What are some tips for acquiring the right knowledge for success? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by William Poundstone, Author of Head in the Cloud:</b> …

8 Signs Foretelling You're Destined To Be Successful

It’s rough out there trying to make your mark in the world. At some point or another we come across people, situations, quotes, that inspire us. What …

"SodaStream" technique delivers low-cost, filter-free water purification

Most common water purification methods rely on mechanical filters or a membrane to remove contaminants. But over time, these become clogged and need …

Lego launches Saturn V Apollo rocket set

NASA's Saturn V rocket was constructed specifically to carry people to the moon, and was then used throughout the Apollo program in the 1960s and …

FPV car racing is getting kinda gnarly

Perhaps you like the idea of FPV (first-person view) drone racing, but you're a little uncomfortable with the thought of piloting a rapidly-moving …