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The Brilliant Sorcery of England's 7-Circle Magic Roundabout

The cars circle.<p>I am from a different land—a different time, maybe—where the car people resist the circling. No circles at all costs, they say. …

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind

The most important habit I’ve formed in the last 10 years of forming habits is meditation. Hands down, bar none.<p>Meditation has helped me to form all …

Meditation

Smart bulb colors your world without breaking the bank

If you found the transition from incandescent to fluorescent painful, you will be relieved to know you are in the midst of a lightbulb moment. This is the year when the price of LED-based smart bulbs, with the color and quality of light controlled by mobile apps, falls far enough to go …

5 simple bedtime rituals that will make your mornings so much easier

With all the hype on what successful people do in the first few hours of their days, it's no wonder that we're associating mornings more and more …

SkySaver is the Apartment Rappelling Backpack You Never Knew You Needed

You know how it goes: You’re living the happy life up at the top of your apartment building, when suddenly disaster strikes, and your routes of …

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …

Minimalism

Ditching RAM may lead to low-cost supercomputers

Many servers, supercomputers and other monster systems thrive on high-speed RAM to keep things running smoothly, but this memory is wildly expensive -- and that limits not just the number of nodes in these clusters, but who can use them. MIT researchers may have a much more affordable approach in …

How to record video from your iPhone onto your Mac

The secret is the QuickTime Player application in your Mac's Applications folder. QuickTime Player doesn't just play videos — it also records video …

14 Simple Productivity Resolutions for 2015 | Inc.com

Maximizing productivity is a goal often discussed but rarely reached. As a result, though entrepreneurs actively strive to make the most of their time--reading books, exploring productivity hacks, testing project management tools--too often they feel they've fallen short. Meanwhile, the to-do list …

Time Management

Your biggest online security mistakes (and how to avoid them)

“A strong password is one that contains enough separate information to confuse a hacker and any software he might be using to spoof your information.”<br>–Adam Levin

VMware Workstation 11 and Player 7 Pro Now Available WorldWide! - VMware Workstation Zealot

<b>We’re pleased and excited to announce the worldwide General Availability of VMware Workstation 11 and VMware Player 7 Pro.</b><p>VMware Workstation™ 11 …

Things Change When You Do (and Small Changes Add Up)

“<b>Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” ~Victor Hugo</b><p>A year-and-a-half ago, I was diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder and …

Winston Churchill

Keypad

Dialer<p>With Keypad, it's easy to dial any phone number of choice, even if that number isn't in your contacts! Keypad will even converts numbers you …

How Quitting Email Made My Team Communicate Better

<i>Max Nalsky is the founder and CEO of Pyrus, the workplace collaboration and productivity platform.</i><p>We operate in a world of inboxes. Everyone has his or her collection of points where other people can touch them — email, Facebook, Twitter, Skype – the list goes on. It’s easily overwhelming, and we …

5 Things Successful People Do to End Their Days Right | Inc.com

Business may be 24-7 and your tech may never get tired, but human beings are cyclical animals. Our creativity and energy levels wax and wane throughout the day, week, and year. When it comes to productivity, you can take a couple of approaches to this reality.<p>Some would-be superheroes simply try to …

Productivity

Leather Wallet Case for iPhone 6/6s

Erase the painful thought of travelling with a bulky pocket by giving your iPhone 6 this delicate yet breathtakingly gorgeous Leather Wallet Case for …

iPhone 6 laps Android competitors in multi-tasking speed test

The iPhone 6 comes armed with a fast new A8 processor, but some fanboys were disappointed to discover the new chip only sports 1GB, when most premium …

Mobile Technology

'Bigger than Heartbleed': Bash bug could leave IT systems shellshocked

Just months after Heartbleed made waves across the Internet, a new security flaw known as the Bash bug is threatening to compromise everything from major servers to connected cameras.<p>Attackers can potentially take over the operating system, access confidential information, make changes.<p>Tod Beardsley

Information Security

iOS 8.0.1 Causing No Service, Touch ID Issues on iPhone 6/6 Plus, Apple Support Recommends iTunes Restore

Following the release of iOS 8.0.1 this morning, numerous of users found that their cellular service was disabled, reporting "No Service" messages after updating. Affected users also appear to be experiencing problems with Touch ID, which seems to be completely non-functional.<p>It appears that the …

Poll: has iOS 8.0.1 update broken Cellular + Touch ID for you?

If you have just updated your trusty iPhone to the just-released iOS 8.0.1, chances are you may have ended up with a device that can’t connect to the …

Steve Jobs' Best Productivity Tricks

Regardless of how your feel about Apple, Steve Jobs was an incredibly prolific CEO who was more than just the face of the company. Before his death …

Steve Jobs

How to Really Stop Checking Your Email Constantly

“Don’t check your email all the time!”<p>You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again as a way to improve your productivity and stop being a slave …

6 Things The Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

5 Steps for Doing More Without the Stress | Inc.com

As the leader of a high-performing team, how you distribute and balance work across the members of that team is a critical success factor. It needs to be done fairly. Note, I didn't say equally. Work allocation needs to be done fairly because you want your team to operate on the basis of equality. …

Schadenfreude

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

The Odd Work-Break Ratio That's Great for Productivity

Everyone has <i>that</i> person in the office. You know, the one who always seems to get way more done than everybody else, but who never seems stressed or …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

Apple plans October event for big iWatch reveal

Get ready, because the iWatch is coming this fall—October, to be exact.<p>Corroborating another report from earlier today, Re/code confirms that Apple’s “first, long-in-the offing foray into wearable devices” is indeed slated for October of this year. The publication’s sources have been spot on with …

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