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Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

Goal Setting

A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof

“What are you?” a member of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston asked at the trial of the white man who killed eight of her fellow black parishioners and their pastor. “What kind of subhuman miscreant could commit such evil?... What happened to you, Dylann?”<p>Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah spent …

General Hospital

Alexa can control your TV with a Logitech Harmony. Here's how

I don't need the remote control. When I want to turn on the TV, pause a movie or change the volume, I can just say the magic words aloud.<p>It wasn't particularly easy to set up, and it didn't come free -- you'll need patience and one of a specific set of pricey Logitech Harmony universal remote …

Prep These Make-Ahead Breakfast Bowls for Faster, Easier Mornings

Breakfasts that you can make ahead of time in bulk, like burritos or mini omelets, give you a quick, filling breakfast for any morning. Breakfast …

Breakfast

The First-Timer’s Guide To Choosing A Standing Desk You Won’t End Up Hating

Finding the right standing desk means weighing more options than you might imagine. Grab a tape measure.<p>I’d been thinking about getting a standing desk for a long time, but I couldn’t quite take the plunge.<p>It wasn’t for lack of interest. I spend a lot of time at my desk, so I was anxious to figure …

Standing Desks

A 10-Minute Treadmill Interval Workout For Beginners

If you’re just getting into fitness, a treadmill interval workout is a great way to start working on your cardio (especially when the weather isn’t …

10 Tips to Save on Car Insurance

Car insurance is one of the costliest purchases that consumers hope to never use. While it’s always important to buy the right coverage, it costs a …

Personal Finance

You’re not alone in feeling alone: Why it’s so hard for adults to make friends

<b>(Jan Faukner via Shutterstock)</b><p>Absent a Tinder for platonic friends, BFFs become scarce commodities as people grow apart and priorities diverge<p>Sarah Sweeney<p>July 23, 2016 11:29pm (UTC)<p>Practically every light-hearted comedy or TV sitcom makes me feel like I should be drinking wine every night with my …

Relationships

The bleak truth about how we spend our time

Paradoxically, time-use studies in recent decades find increased boredom in leisure activities, a finding akin to the ubiquitous complaint of "busyness" in an era of unprecedented technologically driven productivity and automation.<p>Productivity-enhancing technologies don't make us any less busy …

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

9 steps to saving a $10,000 emergency fund

Building up your savings isn't easy. After all, a whopping 62 percent of Americans have under $1,000 in savings, found a GOBankingRates survey. And, only 14 percent have $10,000 or more.<p>But having a significant amount of money saved is extremely important, especially if an emergency hits. To make …

Personal Finance

Treadmill Walking Weight Loss Workout Plan

Treadmill walking is a great way to burn extra calories each day to help you lose weight. Aim to burn 300 extra calories per day with cardio exercise …

All the Roku Secret Commands and Menus In One Graphic

Reader Gardner passed along this infographic he made that lists off all of the quick ways to get into the Roku’s many secret menus—menus that let you …

Bit Rate

Why Self Care Is So Important

You’re overwhelmed at work. You have a ton of projects piling up at home, and your calendar is packed with overdue tasks. To make room for all of …

selfcare

I went from one savings account to 8 — here's why you should, too

When we talk about savings accounts, we generally think higher interest rates are good, emergency funds are great, and you only need one of these accounts and you're done.<p>This isn't exactly true. I used to be the same way though — I had one checking account, one savings account, and thought that's …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

The Essential Items That Should Be In Every "Bug-Out Bag"

A “bug-out bag” or emergency go-bag is something everyone should have in their home or vehicle (or both). When disaster strikes, you’ll be glad you …

5 Ways To Deal With A Bad Boss

Having a bad boss can be one of the worst things that ever happens to you.<p>You spend so much time at work and so much time interacting with your boss, …

Single By Choice: Why Fewer American Women Are Married Than Ever Before

Marriage is losing ground in America. According to the U.S. Census, the proportion of married adults dropped from 57 percent in 2000 to 52 percent in 2009. For the first time ever, single adult women outnumber married adult women in the U.S.<p>Rebecca Traister says the declining marriage rates among …

Love Is A Choice, Choose It Over Fear

We have a ritual on workdays. JB comes home from work, we open a bottle of wine, and we sit out on the deck and talk about our respective days.<p>This …

Everything a Doctor Should Ask Before Prescribing Anti-Depressants

<b>There's an art to deciding if a patient needs medication...</b><p><i>NR:</i> The most important factor is whether her day-to-day functioning is impaired. I've been …

Finally! Your "Me" Home: Decorating for Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

Who knew that four letters could bring so much clarity to your life? It's like the Myers-Briggs personality test looks deep into your soul to see the most genuine parts of you-the way you make decisions, the way you look at the world. And once you get in tune with those aspects of yourself, you …

Mastering Love and Relationships - Part 1: Prepare Yourself

<b>In Short:</b><p>"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."<p>Alexander Graham Bell<p>Any experienced practitioner of mindfulness will tell you the importance of first preparing yourself to sit for a meditation. Without preparation, your practice will feel much more difficult than it needs to …

The Best Robot Vacuums to Buy Now

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Remote Controls

Why You're Still Single—Even Though You Say You Want a Relationship

These very real fears could be keeping you from finding love.<p><i>This article was written by Katie and Gay Hendricks and provided by our partners at YourTango. Katie and Gay's free relationship e-newsletter, Hearts In Harmony, explores the challenges and glories of lasting love. Based on the tools</i> …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

8 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout

Do you wake up exhausted and dreading what was once the highlight of your day? Are you overwhelmed with tasks and feel like your passion is taking a backseat to tedious, unappealing work? Every entrepreneur has been there -- burnout. It's your body's reaction to being overworked and deprived of …