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Dear Apple, This is Torture

I have now reached my limit — of a building wave of small frictions, annoyances and grievances — that wipe out any remaining goodwill I have for …

Steve Jobs

Not Into Early Workouts? This 10-Minute Morning Ritual Is All You Need

"Start your day right." "Your morning sets the tone for the rest of the day." "A proper morning routine will set you up for success."<p>You've likely …

How Where You Sit In Your Office Impacts Your Productivity

Bad behavior in the workplace is contagious. But a new study suggests that pairing workers together can boost productivity and profits.<p>Your office seating chart may hold the key to how happy and productive you are at work.<p>New research from Cornerstone OnDemand and Harvard Business School suggests …

Employee Engagement

My 10 Favorite Books: Bill Gates

<i>For his bookshop and website One Grand Books, the editor Aaron Hicklin asked people to name the 10 books they’d take with them if they were marooned on a desert island. The next in</i> <i>the series is Bill Gates, who shares his list exclusively with T.</i> <i>(Through May 22, One Grand is hosting a pop-up shop at</i> …

Books

How Fairphone–The World’s Most Ethical Cell Phone–Stays Good

The smartphone company is challenging the status quo by building phones differently.<p>On the fifth floor of a nondescript Amsterdam building lies Fairphone. It is the world’s first socially responsible and sustainable company to design, manufacture and sell mobile phones. Like most companies, …

How-To: Start dictation on your Mac via a voice command [Video]

By default, dictation on OS X is initiated by using a double-press of the function (<i>fn</i>) key on your Mac’s keyboard. But did you know that it is also possible to start dictation hands-free using only your voice? In this brief tutorial, we’ll show you how.<p><b>Step 1:</b> Open System Preferences → Dictation & …

10 Things Highly Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep | Inc.com

Before they close out the chapter on the day, successful people typically have a routine they follow. They have a set of actions that inspires, refreshes, and renews their passion for their business plans and personal life goals. Before you go to bed, try these 10 things so you can wake up ready to …

Success

Siri’s sequel beats the heck out of Apple’s AI assistant

Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, creators of the artificial intelligence technology that brought Siri to the iPhone, today showcased a new virtual assistant that’s even more amazing.<p>Viv, which has been secretly in development for the past four years, is a much more open platform that works closely …

Because failure is an option SpaceX can do stuff like land rockets on a boat | Ars Technica

In the middle of the night, amid fire and smoke, a second rocket appeared on a boat.<p>NASA’s legendary flight director Gene Kranz entitled his memoir</i> …

Space Travel

10 Shakespearean insults that work better than modern ones

“I was seeking for a fool when I found you.” Or so says Jacques in Act 3 of As You Like It.<p>The great William Shakespeare died 400 years ago this …

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.

TED Talks

How to start a side business without quitting your current job

Not all entrepreneurs started out their businesses fresh from college – or quit halfway through.<p>Most entrepreneurs already had careers before they decided to go it alone. But making the jump can be terrifying, especially if you have overheads to pay. That’s why a growing number of people are …

Small Business

How I built an iOS app for my WordPress site

After a major update on GoodnightJournal.com, I decided to re-build a new iOS app that actually works with the new site. Thanks to Anton who got me …

8 Critical Things Successful People Do Before 8 a.m.

By <b>Travis Bradberry</b><p>Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next …

Apple TV app lets you see the weather without opening it [Reviews]

For several months on my new Apple TV I’ve been searching for a decent weather app that doesn’t cost too much, and truth be told I really haven’t been able to find any. My go-to weather app has been Carrot Weather for quite some time, but I don’t love the interface on a big television screen. So I …

Why You Should Eat More Carbs | Men's Health

What Carbohydrates Really Are<p>Like proteins and fats, carbohydrates are macronutrients—in other words, substances that stoke your metabolism and keep you alert and active.<p>As an analogy, think of carbs as your body’s primary source of crude oil. Through digestion, carbs are transformed into …

Review: Philips 27-inch Quantum Dot monitor promises greater color accuracy and clarity

I had never heard of quantum dot display technology until Philips announced their new E6 monitor. Touting to be the world’s first quantum dot display monitor and the only one to reach 99% AdobeRGB color, I definitely became interested. I was already on the hunt for a high-quality monitor, so this …

This 21-year-old programmer, who was so successful he turned down Apple, scored a deal with Fox TV

Fox stations in a bunch of major metropolitan areas will be using his Fresco News app to gather photos and videos from everyday people who happen to be near a news event as it unfolds.<p>Fresco is an app that turns anyone into a journalist. If you're on scene when a newsworthy event happens, and you …

San Francisco

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Why India is terrified of free-range vaginas

I’m an Indian woman in her mid-forties, single, childless, jobless, who dresses like an uncool teenager, wraps presents in newspaper, drinks, smokes, occasionally pops into a bar or a movie theatre alone, drives around in the middle of the night, has no ambition, dances tango, has taken to the …

Women's News (India)

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

I’m unhappy with my wife of 30 years. Should I leave?

A man who’s thinking of divorce hesitates because of the children. Mariella Frostrup suggests thinking about how a marriage can evolve and adapt<p><b>The dilemma</b> <i>I am a 50-something well-educated man, married for nearly 30 years, with two children at university. For the past 15 years I have been unhappy</i> …

Relationships

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

San Francisco Bay Area

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, <i>these tricks aren’t really hidden at all</i>. …

Anne Frank's diary is now free to download despite copyright dispute

Anne Frank's famous <i>Diary of a Young Girl</i> entered the public domain today, making it free to download, read, and distribute, 70 years after her death. Copyright on the diary, written while the young Frank was hiding in an attic with her family from soldiers during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, …

Books

The 25 Essential Books for Every Entrepreneur’s Library

No matter what stage you’re at in the entrepreneur journey, whether you just launched your first startup or have started several successful …

I’m 19 and I’ve just launched my first iPhone app! (Part 1/3)

You are here. Last minutes and your product is launched. You count seconds: 3… 2… 1… You log in to check how it performs after a few minutes. …

Apple Watch

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Science: Liking Your Alone Time May Mean Greater Success

Although success is something we all hope to achieve, it can be a real struggle. You might think the extroverts of the world have the best shot at …