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9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Ad Blocking: A Primer

Mani Gandham Contributor<p>Mani Gandham is co-founder and CEO of Instinctive.<p>There’s a lot of buzz right now around ad blocking. Depending on your perception, you might consider ad blocking a savior… or a growing problem. Both points of view are valid, to some degree. What appears to be a certainty, …

Bill Gates made some bold predictions for the internet 20 years ago — here's what he got right

At the time, only about 1% of the world was online, connection speeds were painfully slow, and there were relatively few websites to choose from.<p>The big modern web staples like YouTube and Facebook didn't exist, and media organizations (like this one) built to serve only digital consumers were …

User Generated Content

Adorable Portraits of Different Dog Breeds at 6 Weeks Old

UK-based pet photographer J. Nichole Smith's book <i>Puppyhood: Life-size Portraits of Puppies at 6 Weeks Old</i> is the epitome of cuteness, featuring page after page of the most adorable puppy photos. Smith, who recently opened the pet boutique Little & Large in London, photographed 25 breeds of dogs …

Pets

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Jira vs Asana vs Trello - Best Project Management Software

Project management software typically offers the same solutions; tasks can be created, and these tasks can then have details added to them with …

Project Management

The Company That's a Bigger Threat to Wall Street Than Occupy

The people having the most success destroying the Wall Street elite these days are not bomb-throwing anarchists. They are buttoned-up investment …

Investing

Don’t Panic! You CAN Do Your Taxes Error-Free. Here’s How

Getting a bit queasy as tax time nears? Worried about making mistakes or missing out on a deduction — especially if this is your first time itemizing?<p>…

Google's picks for 2015's best Android apps

Looking for a great new game or app to try on your Android phone or tablet? If so, you should check out Google’s official list of 2015’s best apps and games that include educational apps, video streaming apps and, yes, a game for managing a post-apocalyptic fallout shelter. Let’s check out some of …

KGI: New 4-inch iPhone will resemble iPhone 5s, expect A9 chip and NFC for Apple Pay

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a good track record on what if not when, says that Apple’s new 4-inch iPhone will “resemble an upgraded iPhone 5s,” but will get some new internals. Externally, he suggests the main visible difference will be similar curved-edge glass to the iPhone 6/6s.<p>Beneath the hood, …

Apple Pay

This Timelapse Video of Radio Observatories is Just Breathtaking

With gold-plated space telescopes promising to discover distant worlds and unravel the deepest mysteries of the universe, radio astronomy can …

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

Discovering Minecraft in 2015

Better late than never, right?<p>Minecraft's incredible popularity is well documented, and utterly fascinating. This primitive-looking but hugely …

Minecraft

Here's Why American Airlines Has Passengers Ticked Off

<i>Update: This story has been revised to reflect comment from American Airlines.</i><p>American Airlines is altering its loyalty program to reward frequent …

Adorably Candid Photos Between Two Dogs Mirror the Dynamics of Human Relationships

Photographer Shaina Fishman captures the unique relationships that canines share in her project called <i>Between Two Dogs</i>. Adorable images showcase a variety of interactions among different pups, with these instances ranging from humorous to sweet to poignant. Some dogs are two peas in a pod and go …

These Are Cabins? 9 Luxe Airbnb Rentals Around the World

Far, far from Little House on the Prairie, Airbnb has a host of luxe cabins that range from a chic glass house in Canada to a jaw-dropping tree house in Brazil.

Hudson Valley

Sia Returns to 'SNL' With Powerful 'This Is Acting' Performances

Singer performs "Alive" and "Bird Set Free" in her second 'SNL' musical guest spot of 2015<p>For the second time this year, Sia was recruited to serve …

Music

Mexico holds suspects behind El Chapo jail break

Mexican authorities said on Wednesday (October 21) they arrested six people suspected of planning and carrying out the spectacular jail break by the world’s most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin Guzman, also known as “El Chapo” (“Shorty”).<p>Guzman’s arrest last year had been a victory for the Mexican …

What it's like to eat at Bouley, the best restaurant in America

Originally opened in 1987 by Chef David Bouley in New York's hip Tribeca neighborhood, the Michelin-starred restaurant has become a premier dining destination for upscale French cuisine.<p>From its stunning decor to its eclectic and beautiful French-inspired dishes, see what makes Bouley such a …