Andrew Gobran

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50 Simple Things You Need to Hear

A simple life is all about being intentional—with the things you do, with the things you own, and with the people you spend time with. It’s about …

Minimalism

I trained myself to be less busy — and it dramatically improved my life

My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.<p>I am a robot, programmed to obliterate my to-do list. During the day, I direct a research laboratory, write papers, and teach classes as a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. Come 4:30 pm, I run a kid …

The Minimal Floating Monitor Workspace

Redditor zbeegniev just finished updating his workspace, and the results look pretty sharp. It’s clean, that monitor is well mounted to the wall, and …

Scientists Say Your “Mind” Isn’t Confined to Your Brain, or Even Your Body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of …

Guide to 30 Photoshop CC tools & features you need to know

These are 30 of the tools and features in Photoshop that I think are the most important! In this Photoshop CC tutorial, we’ll cover everything from …

Tutorials

Revisiting The Basics: Stylish Ways To Wrap Gifts In Brown Paper

Gift-wrapping is on our list of favorite things to do. We love customizing each gift and finding beautiful new ornaments we can use and new …

Christmas Trees

The Best Way to Run a Secret Santa Gift Exchange

A Secret Santa gift exchange is an easy way to get friends and coworkers in the giving spirit while keeping holiday spending in check. Here’s the …

Tired of Ironing Shirts? DIY This Wrinkle Release Spray

Next time you've got a wrinkly shirt, mix up this quick and easy chemical-free wrinkle release spray instead of reaching for your iron. We put this …

Mail Merge in Excel | XLTools – Excel Add-ins You Need Daily

Today bulk emails are expected to be personalized by default. It goes for any email type – from corporate newsletters to mass marketing campaigns. …

Databases

7 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Every Google User

• <b>Google Calendar</b><b>.</b> When you visit a website, automatically add any events listed on the page to your Google Calendar with this Chrome extension. …

The Ultimate Guide to Email Productivity

<b>Practical Hacks, Tools, and Processes to</b> <b>Liberate You From Your Inbox</b><p>Does it feel like email is taking over your life? I know the feeling. If I’m not …

How I Finally Organized My Messy Inbox with Sortd

GIF<p>I’ve tried dozens of solutions to clean up my inbox, and so far, the Sortd Chrome extension comes closest to helping me use and organize email the …

Ace Your Midterms and Finals With This 10-Day Exam Prep Cycle

Exams might be the most stressful part of college for a lot of people, but they don’t have to be for you. This systematic approach to preparing for …

Education

Create a Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe with This Guide

Familiar with the “too many clothes, nothing to wear” conundrum? Getting rid of clothes and sticking to just 37 versatile, well-loved items in your …

Xendo Lets You Search Dozens of Your Cloud Services At Once

Web/Chrome: You probably have too many cloud services storing your stuff. Xendo allows you to search Google (and all its services), Dropbox, …

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

Success

Ace an Impromptu Speech With This Template

If you’ve ever been asked to give a speech or a toast on the fly, you know how much pressure it can be. You can deliver a solid impromptu speech by …

Public Speaking

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

Hotspot Shield's New Web Extensions Get You Around Geographic Content Blocks

Chrome/Firefox: Hotspot Shield, a VPN we’ve highlighted before, just unveiled a pair of proxy browser extensions, complete with the option to set …

Information Systems

Facebook

When God furnished Adam and Eve with sinless bodies of flesh, muscle, and bone, they weren’t commanded to go out and get a sun tan, work on their …

Theology

Shoekicker Finds The Best Price on Your Favorite Running Shoe

When you’ve got a running shoe you swear by, you’d think shopping would be easy—but shoe makers change styles, and stores can be fickle in what they …

Running Shoes

Break the Ice and Make Friends at Conferences By Bringing a Power Strip

Conferences and conventions are great places for meeting people, but it can be a little nerve-wracking to introduce yourself to random strangers. …

Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

WiFi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Every iOS Setting You Should Check When You Get a New Phone

Once upon a time, iOS “just worked” out of the box. But over the years, Apple’s introduced all kinds of features to iOS that most of us don’t want to …

Use the FORD Technique to Make Small Talk Easier

Starting a conversation with a complete stranger can be a little intimidating, and sometimes you don't know what to say. Use the FORD technique the …

Balloon Sends a Link for Anyone to Add Files to Your Dropbox

When you’re trying to collect together a lot of files, it’s a pain to everyone on the same page. If you’re a Dropbox user, Balloon is a web app that …

Learn the New Precision Touchpad Gestures for Windows 10

If you have a precision touchpad on your laptop, you also have a few new gestures you can use in Windows 10.<p>Precision touchpads are a new kind of …

Make a Cool, Robot-Looking DIY Air Conditioner

DIY air conditioners, while handy alternatives to running an actual air conditioner, often look pretty ugly. With some paint, a fan, and a bucket, …