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The Value of an End of the Week "Brain Dump"

One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Friday afternoon (when I <i>should</i> be working, but I have a few posts already done in advance and my mind is …

Productivity

The most important difference between the housing market today and the housing bubble

Two trends related to loose lending standards stand out: 1) lots of new homebuyers were able to get mortgages, and 2) many of those new borrowers were able to do so by putting very little money up front. Combining these two forces, you got a massively leveraged housing market.<p>But this is no longer …

Second lawsuit filed over fatal wreck involving Caitlyn Jenner

<b>(CNN) —</b> A second lawsuit has been filed against Caitlyn Jenner in connection with a fatal, four-car accident that happened in February on California's Pacific Coast Highway.<p>The personal injury suit was filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Jessica Marie Steindorff, a talent manager who …

A new study offers a brilliantly simple way to beat procrastination

The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two people: Present Me and Future Me. And to most people, Future Me is <i>much</i> less important than Present Me. Present Me is the CEO of Me Corp, while Future Me is a lowly clerk.<p>"Instead of …

How To Make Sure Your Remote Team Actually Gets Work Done

Imagine a morning as a remote worker: You sit down on the couch with your laptop, start running through your to-do list, while slurping Lucky Charms out of a bowl and watching <i>Survivor</i> reruns. Spoiler alert: That is not what it’s like to work virtually—<i>not even close</i>.<p>However, bosses who have limited …

7 Common Misconceptions About Security Threats In Cloud Computing

Even though cloud computing is becoming more ubiquitous in the business setting, questions about cloud computing security continue to hamper its adoption. There are still a lot of corporate decision makers and even IT professionals who aren’t sold on cloud security because a number of myths and …

Authentication

12 reasons this is a terrible CV for a mid-level employee

You can have all the experience in the world, but if your CV or résumé doesn’t stand out — or if it does for the wrong reasons — nobody will take the …

The Cheapest and Priciest Neighborhoods to Rent in Chicago

Another month has passed which means it's time to take a look at the new numbers for the country's <b>rental market</b>. Apartment search site Zumper has just released its new national rent report which sheds some light on the state of renting in the 24 priciest US cities. Far from perfect, Zumper's …

Real Estate

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends, but it’s also a major time drain and privacy killer.<p>There is more to Facebook than status updates, photos and comments. Here are five little-known Facebook chills and thrills.<p><b>1.</b> …

How Artificial Intelligence Will Eliminate The Need For The Vast Majority Of Life Insurance Agents

<i>All the professions are going to be reconfigured by artificial intelligence. The result will be fewer professionals and many of their roles “downgraded.”</i><p>Advances in artificial intelligence, also known as cognitive computing, are starting to cause a seismic shift in the professions. The eventual …

10 steps to make each day exceptionally productive

No matter what your job, in one way everyone’s day is basically the same: We all have the same amount of time at our disposal.<p>That’s why how you use …

5 Questions to Ask Before You Chase Entrepreneurial Success

Establish a definition of success that's right for you.<p>"Success" is one of the most subjective things, steeped in gray areas--and yet everyone wants it. We all want to be successful, but what does that mean for you? As an entrepreneur or small business owner, success can be an even more slippery …

Self-improvement

10 Things We've Learned About Cloud Computing, So Far

Cloud computing — in its current form — has been around for well over a decade now. While it takes on many dimensions, the earliest roots of current-day cloud formations can be traced back to 1999 with the launch of Salesforce.com, and to 2004,with the first Amazon Web Services offering.<p>With all …

Amazon Web Services

7 Steps to Ensure Your First Business Will Survive Your Second (or Third)

If you're starting a second company, congratulations -- but make sure your first is ready to withstand your absence.<p><i>Christophor Jurin is the Founder and CEO of Construct-Ed, Inc., an e-learning technology startup that has been established with the primary goal of empowering members of the</i> …

Small Business

Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

If you’re reading this article instead of doing your work, chances are good that you have trouble managing your time efficiently. You’re not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, 90% of workers waste at least a half hour each workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. While computers …

Time Management

Happy Hour Virus, A Tool That Fakes Computer Problems So You Can Leave Work Early

TDA_Boulder has created the Happy Hour Virus, a tool that fakes a kernel panic, blue screen of death, or broken monitor so you can leave work early. …

Work-life Balance

What The Sign Language Interpreter Was Actually Trying to Do

In case you haven't heard already: the sign language interpreter at the funeral for Nelson Mendela was a fake. He signed pure gibberish. If Thamsanqa …

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24 Easy Ways To Make Money On The Internet

So it turns out that the internet is good for more than just porn and video games – you can make money off it too! Think of the internet as a giant …