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Five awesome Android tips and tricks

If you use a smartphone, chances are it’s an Android.<p>Not only are there multiple phone makers that embrace the operating system – including the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG, Moto, Sony, and so on – but it’s by far the world’s no. 1 mobile platform with a whopping 88 percent market share, according to …

Android News

10 Harsh Lessons That Will Make You More Successful

Everyone fails in life, and failure can be a crushing experience. The only thing that separates successful people from the rest is how they respond after they fail.<p>When facing obstacles, you have to decide if you're going to let them be the excuse for your failure or if you're going to make them …

Self-improvement

In Just 2 Minutes, This Famous Philosopher Will Make You Weep And Reconsider Your Life Priorities | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You're just going to keep working, aren't you?<p>You're going to keep slaving away, buy more and bigger things, believing that, at some point, you've made it.<p>Made what, exactly?<p>Made other people …

Alan Watts

George Orwell Explains How “Newspeak” Works, the Official Language of His Totalitarian Dystopia in 1984

As we noted yesterday, and you likely noticed elsewhere, George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel <i>1984</i> shot to the top of the charts—or the Amazon …

Literature

World’s First Semisynthetic Organism Created: Scientists Expand Life’s Genetic Code To Include Two Artificial DNA Bases

All DNA-based life forms on Earth contain, at their core, a genetic code made up of four bases — adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G), cytosine (C). …

Challenge Yourself With Some Simple DIY Storage Ideas

A well-organized home is also a comfortable one. Having enough storage for everything offers a really nice sense of accomplishment and only in time …

30-day plan to calm the mind and control your life - TODAY.com

Hoda Kotb's one of the busiest women in television, so it's no surprise one of her goals for the new year was to find a way to care for her mind and feel more organized. To help achieve her goals, Hoda enlisted the help of Angie Johnsey, an RN CHT-hypnotherapist and celebrity mind coach.<p>Closed …

Megyn Kelly

40 Action-Provoking Quotes From Some of the World’s Most Talented Millennials

In <i>3 Billion Under 30</i> from TED speaker and award-winning author Jared Kleinert, 75 of the world’s top-performing Millennial entrepreneurs, …

Civil Rights

The most famous book set in every state

Whether you come from the California coastline or the snowy forests of Maine, reading a book set in your home state can make you feel a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.<p>After scouring the internet and surveying our colleagues on their picks, we rounded up the most famous book set in every …

Books

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Arm Knitting

Oversized knit blankets crafted from chunky yarn and PVC-pipe needles have been floating around Pinterest for a few years now. And while the finished …

Knitting

15 Abstract Thinking Words With Concrete Etymological Roots

How would you explain what it means to think? This act, though central to our very humanity, is an incredibly abstract process. Behind many of our …

50 Children's Books You Should Definitely Reread as an Adult

Some stories become better and sweeter over time.<p>Some stories become better and sweeter over time.

7 financial habits you need to break right now

by Millennial Money Guide<p>Millennial Money Guide was created to help millennials be smarter with their money. When talking to my friends about money I sense a common theme among most. I kind of got the feeling that many millennials, not just my friends, don't really know how to be fiscally smart! So …

Personal Finance

23 Small Things You Can Do Every Day That Will Make You Happier

According to a happiness expert.<p>We asked a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don't involve buying a fifty grand watch, going to the Maldives, or dating a supermodel.<p>Step forward Andy Cope—a happiness expert and co-author of <i>The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence: How to</i> …

Happiness

Sleep deprivation has become the trendy new cause of the uber-wealthy

“Let them get sleep!” Similar to the way Marie Antoinette’s infamous—and not entirely accurate—phrase about a certain dessert has come to represent classist ignorance, the West’s newfound fascination with sleep is the latest example of extreme cognitive dissonance.<p>A 2013 Gallup poll reported that …

University of Chicago

Spending time alone is the best way to get real rest—even for extroverts

Picture this. It’s a Saturday morning, and autumn sunshine is falling through the blinds. You have a cup of coffee, a book, and an easy chair. Best of all: you’re alone. Your family, housemates, spouse, or children are elsewhere, and three uninterrupted hours stretch before you.<p>Restful, right? For …

Ignore your email, cut the coffee, and other ways to stay focused at work

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can I improve my focus?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io and VP at Toptal.</i><p>It took me months to write my first book. It failed. I sold less than 50 copies. I made the cover using Microsoft Paint. Some of my friends laughed at the …

Time Management

How A Disturbed Sleep Routine Can Damage Your Health

After a sleepless night, a lot of us have experienced waking up all groggy and grumpy with a heavy head. Chugging down cups of coffee and dragging …