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5 ways you can use Alexa to control your home

Amazon’s voice-driven virtual assistant, Alexa, is pretty smart right out of the box. She can make Amazon orders for you, read you today’s news, and find out whether a certain restaurant is still open, among other things.<p>If you’ve purchased an Amazon Echo device, you’re probably loving all the …

Your To-Do List Isn't Working. Here's How to Fix It in 1 Step | Inc.com

You're probably familiar with the story for a jar that represents the time available in your life. You fill the jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand representing the big, medium, and small stuff you do every day. If you start with pebbles and sand, you'll run out of space for the big rocks--the things …

Time Management

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and the Apple Watch could be collateral damage

I've been using an Apple Watch Series 3 for the last few weeks, and I've surprised even myself with how much I like it.<p>It's certainly got its limitations, but I'm finding it to be both fun and useful.<p>It's the little things, like being able to check a text message while I'm doing dishes, dismissing …

Augmented Reality

I Use Invisible Energy to Solve People's Money Problems

It's not as crazy as it sounds.<p>In my 20 years as an energy healer, I’ve learned that a person’s experiences with money can be a pathway to healing …

Spirituality

Cornmeal Angel Biscuits Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together warm water, yeast, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar in a small bowl or 1-cup glass measuring cup. Let stand 5 …

Dessert

Using Your Intellectual Property to Escape the 9-to-5

Here's how to make sure your idea isn't stolen, corrupted or plagiarized by every Tom, Dick and Sally.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're reading this article, then I assume you're sick of the 9-to-5, you've read <i>The 4-Hour Work Week</i>, and you're planning your …

Intellectual Property

8 things to do before bed to have a better day tomorrow

The mega-successful wake up at dawn every day, conquering the world many times over, while everyone else is still fumbling around in the kitchen for a coffee filter.<p>I've developed some great morning routines too, but what about the other times of day? Don't they play equally important roles as well?<p>…

Productivity

How to save money every day

Saving starts with just a few simple changes to your spending. Learn how to save money on your everyday expenses, like groceries, transportation and …

Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

The studio for what is arguably the world’s most successful online course is tucked into a corner of Barb and Phil Oakley’s basement, a converted TV room that smells faintly of cat urine. (At the end of every video session, the Oakleys pin up the green fabric that serves as the backdrop so Fluffy …

Learning

8 ways to end bad habits

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But . . . it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. …

Weight Loss

If You Don't Believe in Setting Goals, It's Because You Don't Know How to Do It | Inc.com

I have a secret to tell you.<p>You can achieve practically any of your wildest dreams.<p>It really doesn't matter how big.<p>Suspicious?<p>Doubtful?<p>By the end of this blog post, you won't be. I'm going to break down exactly how this works on both psychological and spiritual levels.<p>You Need To Decide What You …

Self-improvement

How to Make Focaccia Like Chris Bianco

Bakers, serious bakers, are a special breed drawn to the mysterious alchemy of yeasted dough. Their practice borders on obsession. Flour coats their eyelashes (and, after decades of baking, clouds their vision), dried dough crusts over their cuticles, and breadcrumbs hide in the folds of their …

Baking

How iOS 11 frees up space on your iPhone or iPad

Running out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad is a total drag. It slows down your device and can make it impossible to download files or perform other essential tasks.<p>With iOS 11, Apple takes some serious steps to free up space on iOS devices. Here’s a quick look at how Apple will ease the …

App Store

Science Says Anxiety Isn't the Problem. Your Response to Anxiety Is What Matters | Inc.com

What do you think about when you hear the word anxiety? Perhaps you imagine the sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience when you are about to give a public presentation. Or maybe you think about the times you have trouble sleeping because you're worried about the kids or fretting about the …

Depression
Net Neutrality

What it will take for cybersecurity to become common sense

Changing your password needs to become like washing your hands after using the bathroom -- a habit. We’re a long way off from that.<p>Look both ways before you cross the street. Wash your hands before leaving the bathroom. Put a seat belt on when you get in the car. Don't eat the yellow snow.<p>These are …

Cybersecurity

Try Some Buttermilk Cornbread

Corn bread is one of my favorite quick and easy to make bread. Buttermilk is a wonderful ingredient for making corn bread because it adds tanginess …

Food

Girl Scouts will become white hat hackers with cool new cybersecurity badges

Girl Scouts will soon be ready to take over your IT department.<p>The organization is teaming up with Palo Alto Networks, an internet security company, …

18 Salads to Make All Summer Long

Salad falls into the category of foods that I can make again and again, particularly during the height of summer. It's a chance to turn my farmers …

Cooking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Macs Infected by Windows Malware Disguised as Flash

Mac users beware: an infamous and sophisticated Windows malware has made its way to macOS, and it could infect your machine via a common outlet.<p>The …

Malware

50 most useful Alexa skills

Alexa has a ton of functionality out of the box, but the real magic happens when you dig into the world of third-party skills.<p>Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a …

Smart Homes

15 Savory Pastries You Can *Totally* Eat for Dinner

We’re all about enjoying a fresh pastry for breakfast, but it turns out, they’re <i>just</i> as good for dinner too. Think about it — pot pies with a top or bottom crust are technically pastries (and so delicious!). And a galette is one of the tastiest ways to add more vegetables to your diet. To put …

Cooking

No-Bake Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

No-Bake Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Bars<p>Makes 16 bars<p><i>For the bars:</i> <br>10 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided <br>2 cups semisweet chocolate chips <br>1 1/2 …

Dessert

The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it?<p>The arrival of the original iPhone back in …

How to Trust That You'll Be Okay No Matter What

<b>“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” ~Ursula K. Le Guin</b><p>Did you play with …

Positive Thinking

Slow Down, Simplify, and Clear Your Mind and You’ll Get Better Results

<b>“The real you, the inner you, is pure, very pure. It understands. It has patience. It will wait forever while your ego trots all over everywhere</b> …

Time I

Teenagers should start school later to avoid car crashes, suicide and depression

Teenagers should not start school before 8.30am because tiredness is linked to car crashes, suicide, depression and poor performance, experts have said.<p>In a position statement published in a leading journal, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warned that early lessons caused sleep deprivation …

Want to Be More Positive and Have a Luckier Life? Here's How

How to Be More Positive and Have a Luckier Life<p>How to Get a Positive Attitude and Attract More Luck<p>Updated January 31, 2018<p>Do you think that you were …

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature nestled away in your Google account called Location History. If you care about your privacy, you should probably check it out.<p>Location History is exactly what it sounds like: It's a comprehensive …

Google Maps