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3 super simple Gmail hacks to boost productivity now

My desk is in one of the most high-traffic zones of the office. I’m used to people looking over my shoulder as they walk to the kitchen or pass me on their way to the pool table, but something weird started happening recently.<p>People sneaking glances at my screen kept asking me about my inbox:<p>I …

14 Books That You Should Read When You Feel Lost In Life

Life is full of ups and downs. Hopefully, at this point someone has explained that to you. You aren’t always going to get what you want. Life is not …

Motivation

11 Life-Changing Books To Help You Build Better Habits

When you woke up this morning, what did you do first?<p>Did you hop in the shower, check your email, or grab a doughnut from the kitchen counter? Did …

Self-improvement

24 Potato Recipes That Should Be Illegal

Get back to your roots.

How to Make Quick and Easy Thai-Style Beef With Basil and Chilies

<i>Phat ka-phrao</i> is a ubiquitous street dish in Thailand, where cooks wielding woks will rapidly stir-fry sliced or minced meat flavored with garlic, shallots, fish sauce, and fiery Thai bird chilies, finish it off with a big handful of holy basil, and serve it with rice and perhaps a fried egg on …

The 10 Most Important Things to Prioritize if You Want to Be Successful

If who you are isn't who you'd like it to be, here are some helpful, worthwhile ways to steer yourself toward what is important.<p>Business cares about enterprise.<p>Leadership cares about people.<p>Entrepreneurship cares about flexibility.<p>Creativity cares about innovation.<p>What you care about defines who …

Self-improvement

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Motivation

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4

American pancakes, Indian omelette and homemade yoghurt from top cooks including Nigel Slater and Vivek Singh<p>The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 1 The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 2 The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 3<p>Vivek Singh’s masala omelette<p>This is quite simply my kind of soul food. I …

5 Money Moves You Must Make Now

Smart entrepreneurs take their personal finances seriously.<p>When it comes to running your business, you know the value of good advice. From the beginning, you’ve looked for mentors, advisers, and subject matter specialists who can provide guidance on everything from making an investor pitch to …

Retirement

7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be an entrepreneur

Four simple words that sum up the value of TED Talks.<p>We love these quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.<p>It's free, high-quality wisdom from industry leaders — what's not to love?<p>Below are the top seven videos …

TED Talks

5 ways to make your welcome emails awesome

What’s the most important characteristic to convey to new and prospective customers?<p>Let’s start by examining the two main traits that form first impressions — confidence and trustworthiness. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy explains what goes on in your head upon meeting someone new:<p>We’re judging how …

Marketing

How to Never Make Dry or Overcooked Corn Again, Because You're Better Than That

Yes, there is a right way to grill corn. Learn the technique and see what a difference it can make.<p>If there's anything worse than overcooked, dry, or tough corn on the cob, we don't know what it is. Summer's best sweet corn is sweet, succulent, and the stuff late-January dreams are made of. Because …

BBQ

13 Briny, Saucy, and Simple Mussels Recipes

Seafood

19 Cold Noodle Recipes for When It's Too Hot for Ramen

Crunchy, chewy, and bright noodle salads to guest star at all your summer picnics, cookouts, and beach trips.

Cooking

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in August

For starters, dive into the newest Netflix original series "Narcos," which looks at the reign of infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar. Then you can watch two very different perspectives on combat with "Lord of War" and "The Hurt Locker." There's also new seasons available for some of your favorite …

Extreme Sports
BBQ

Australian Tax office staff warn of fraud from small business tax write-offs

An internal tax office briefing document, released to the ABC under freedom of information laws, warns people will commit fraud by taking …

7 Simple Techniques to Cut Your Workday in Half

Learn how to thrive with a demanding schedule and make time for yourself by being well organized.<p>We all want to know that we're doing our best to be successful, but too often we feel ourselves becoming less productive even while we're working longer hours.<p>Good news!<p>A new study finds that being …

Time Management

30 Zucchini Recipes for Using Up All Your Darn Zucchini

Cooking

27 Sandwich Ideas You Probably Haven't Thought of Yet

Don't waste an inch of that bakery bread—these 27 sandwich ideas will help you eat your way through the entire loaf without getting bored.<p>If you've ever been tempted by a freshly-made loaf of bakery bread during a weekend shopping trip, you know how quickly yeasty, carby nirvana can turn into …

Healthy Eating

47 Shrimp Recipes for Grilling, Roasting, Boiling, and More

Seafood

How to Make Pesto Out of Just About Anything

PSA: You don't need pricey pine nuts or even basil to make everyone's favorite green sauce. Here's how to make pesto out of whatever you've got lying around.<p>Not to bruise your ego, basil, but you’re not the real reason people go gaga for pesto. It’s the powerhouse trifecta of hearty toasted nuts, …

Collard Greens

10 Brilliant Business Books You Can Read To Find Your Shortcut To Success

It’s a known fact that successful people read. Time and time again, successful entrepreneurs and business leaders cite frequent reading as one of …

Self-improvement

You Say Potato, We Say Make These 15 Potato Salads Right Now

Potato salad is one of summer's essentials. You say potato, we say make this 15 potato salads right now.

Cooking

Salty Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Finishing your chocolate chunk cookies cookies with a flaky salt like Maldon brings out the chocolate flavor and tempers the sweetness, creating the ultimate sweet and salty snack. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 teaspoon …

Dessert

fun sticks-- 150 things for kids to do

Shares 110K<p>I’ve been in dire need of a little Quick Trick to hand Owen when he says, <i>I’m bored. What can I do?</i><p>My usual responses:<p><i>Oh, I’m so happy</i> …

Kids
Incorporated

How I grew from 700 to 3,000 email subscribers in 2 months

When I started building JustReachOut almost a year ago I knew that my email list for my blog would be a big part of its success or failure. At the time I only had 90 email subscribers to my blog but I saw that 60 percent of them were paying users of JustReachOut.<p>I knew I needed to grow my email …

Marketing
Breakfast