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9 stupid rules that make great people quit

It’s tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn’t be. Most of the mistakes that companies make are easily avoided. When you do make mistakes, …

The Workplace

How to find a lost phone

Step one: Stop panicking.<p>You reach for your phone—and realize it's not where you left it. With a sinking feeling, you pat your pockets, then tear your room apart. But the truth settles in: Your beloved device is gone, and you have no idea where you lost it.<p>Now that we rely on our smartphones for …

Apps

All you need to know about Slide Over, Split View in iOS 11

Slide Over and Split View have been overhauled in iOS 11, making them more powerful but also more complex. Both have been available since iOS 9, but — without drag-and-drop — they were little more than a convenient way to view two apps at once. Now, Slide Over and Split View are essential, allowing …

How to rank on the first Google page if you have a low-authority site

The other day I was reviewing an archive of my client’s SEO articles and their rankings. A whole lot of articles didn’t even make the top-30 positions because the competition had much higher DA ranks.<p>Since we were syndicating more newsworthy content to high-profile publications likes Forbes, …

Marketing

10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really) | Inc.com

After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These 10 free online classes are not only fun, …

MOOCs

Uncovering Templates, the Hidden Gem of Evernote

One of the advantages of Evernote is flexibility. When you get a brand new account, it comes as an empty vessel to fill up with your ideas. That …

Productivity

Apple launches free courses for the next generation of app coders

Apple has unveiled a free curriculum designed to teach high school and community college students app coding skills. The Swift language course has already been adopted by six US community college systems that will distribute it to half a million students this fall. While it's generous on Apple's …

What is caching and how does it work?

If you've ever deleted your browsing history, it's likely you've come across the phrase “clearing your cache” (pronounced ‘cash’).<p>How to stop Google …

Google Docs

Pasay prosecutors earn praise from detained de Lima

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima commended the Pasay City prosecutor’s office for the indictment of two policemen who shot and killed an arrested drug …

Productivity

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Apps

Learn This Simple Technique And You Will Do A Lot More In Less Time

Procrastination, overworking, and burnout seem like constant fixtures in the modern work world. As a result, you lose motivation for activities you …

Want a Happier Workplace? Studies Say the Best Companies Do These 5 Things Every Single Day | Inc.com

Making happy workplaces and happy employees sounds so ... what's the word ... Disney-like. In the results-oriented, bottom-line business world, does happiness really fit in, or is this the stuff of Tinker Bell, Cinderella, and Lightning McQueen?<p>Well, what if I told you that the happier your …

Employee Engagement

10 Ways To Lower Your Work Stress Levels

More than 60% of workers say they feel stressed on three or more workdays per week, on average, according to a recent survey from payroll company Paychex. Seventy-three percent rated their stress levels at a three or higher on a scale of one to five, and more than half said that stressing over …

Mindfulness

5 Ways To Stop Distractions And Develop Greater Focus

We live in a noisy world.<p>Notifications appear on our phones, computers, tablets, and watches. We are constantly bombarded with items demanding our immediate attention, and millennials may be the most distracted generation in the workplace:<p>The average millennial sends and receives over 100 text …

Time Management

5 Proven Steps to Cure Your Burnout at Work | Inc.com

Can't stay focused? Keep losing your concentration? Wondering how to stay motivated even when all you want to do is take a break? It could be that you're burning out.<p>When people burn out, they usually exhibit symptoms that are relatively easy to spot so that you can take the time to rest, recover, …

Burnout

8 Ways to Get Over Job Burnout (Without Quitting) | Inc.com

Career burnout is actually more common, and detrimental to both your health and job, than you may realize. This chronic psychological condition can be triggered by a number of factors including workload, lack of control, feeling unappreciated, toxic work environment, and your work not gelling with …

Outsourcing

You Have 53 Mondays in a Year. Here's How Top Entrepreneurs Use Them | Inc.com

What do Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg, and Arianna Huffington all have in common? They use Mondays to work <i>on</i> the business rather than <i>in</i> the business. Entrepreneurs are spending more time than they invest, reacting to emails, attending meetings, dealing with interruptions, and incessantly checking …

Time Management
Participation

Microsoft And LinkedIn Officially Tie The Knot And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Microsoft and LinkedIn are officially married.</b><p>The tech giant completed its roughly $26 billion acquisition of the social media company this week. (Source: Wall Street Journal)<p><b>Why</b> …

Small Business

11x Your Productivity with These 11 Apps for Entrepreneurs

By Aviral Pal for Startup Grind<p>Being a founder or member of a growing tech startup simply requires yourself and the team to be multi-tasking almost …

'Gold is calling BS' on our economic policy

You come out in favor of gold and you get maligned as some kind of doomsday-prepping, knuckle-dragging wingnut. Then you never get to go on TV. They don't invite the crazy gold guys on TV.<p>I've been long gold since 2005. Rode it all the way down from 2011 to 2016. If you ride something down 45%, you …

Deficits

How to speed up your Mac in 30 minutes

Memory upgrades<p><b>The easiest way to increase the working performance of your Mac</b><p>Apple has traditionally been a bit stingy with the amount of RAM it …

How to speed up your Mac in 30 minutes

You opened that beautiful Apple box to find your gleaming new Mac within ages ago! It booted up, and immediately the Mac seemed so much faster than …

Operating Systems

Six Simple Tips to Keep Your Mac Secure

One reason given by many for why they switched to Mac OS X is that it’s virus-free and doesn’t need extensive security measures. While this is partly …

File Cabinet Pro Offers Powerful File Management Features Directly from the OS X Menu Bar

Users needing easy to use, yet powerful file and cloud management features might want to take a look at Writes for All Inc.’s File Cabinet Pro, its …

iPod

Make Free iPhone Ringtones in iTunes

Apple took the functionality to buy a ringtone out of iTunes 10 for some reason, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have custom ringtones. You can make …

McDonald’s revolutionary restaurant in Hong Kong might reveal the future of the brand

To celebrate McDonald's 40th anniversary in Hong Kong, the burger franchise opened a hyper-modern location called McDonald's Next, reports BrandChannel.<p>The new location, located in shopping hub Admiralty, takes the chain's Create Your Taste platform to another level of customization. While Create …

Hong Kong

How to Squeeze More Sales Out of Every Email | Inc.com

I've been taking a close look at my email marketing channels recently, and I have to say I've been finding a few good nuggets of information. I've learned a lot over the years, and putting that information to use is a refreshing feeling. Even better is getting the chance to share it, which is what …

Christmas Eve