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50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Self-improvement

How to tell if you're a 'conversational narcissist'

The one thing you should never say to a grieving person — or anyone going through a rough time.<p>We love to talk about ourselves. It’s what journalist and author Celeste Headlee calls “conversational narcissism.” Not only can it ruin conversations, she warns, it can also destroy …

Self-help

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

A Narcissist at Work Can Kill Your Confidence. Here Are 8 Ways to Save Your Career

The harmful psychological and workplace effects of gaslighting can last for years if you don't recognize and destroy it right away.<p>Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic narcissists, abusers, and other aggressive people use to control others. It's devastating in that, slowly, it makes you doubt your …

Self-help

Should I Pursue a Career in Photography?

No. I’ll tell you why. I. Why do you want to have a career in photography? First of all, ask yourself– why do you want a career in photography? I …

The Best Career Advice I Ever Received

No matter where you are in your career, it always helps to have a mentor, boss, or trusted colleague from whom you can learn. And while you've probably heard your share of advice, we Fools believe that there's no such thing as too much guidance. That's why we're here to share the best career advice …

Hypnosis Has More Scientific Basis Than We Thought

There's that placebo effect again.<p><b>By Devin Terhune, Goldsmiths, University of London; Steven Jay Lynn, Binghamton University, State University of New</b> …

Psychology

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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National Parks

6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Things You Can't Control

You'll be much more effective when you put your time and energy into the things you can control.<p>There's a brutal truth in life that some people refuse to accept--you have no control over many of the things that happen in life.<p>Some of the people who resist that truth become control freaks. They …

Self-help

Before you make an emotional decision, ask yourself these four questions

The average person makes about 35,000 decisions every day—from choosing an outfit to deciding which seat to take at a meeting. In fact, we make 200 judgments each day about food alone.<p>But research shows that all that decision making can be mentally and physically draining. Although the idea of …

Self-help

Bite-Size PS Tutorials: Creating Even Colors in Your Images

One of the most obvious telltale signs of an unprofessional commercial or product image is color. The most famous and readily cited issue is color …

How I Motivate Myself to Make Photos

About to leave our apartment in Hanoi / Macro photo of Cindy’s hand.I have a hard time motivating myself to take photos. This is what works for me:1. …

Why Using an Economic Calendar When Day Trading is So Important

Updated February 17, 2018<p>As a trader, the Economic Calendar is one of your best friends. You will only spend one minute or less with it a day, but …

Twelve ways to make yourself a Gmail genius

Transfer money, search more accurately, or engage with your appliances: tips and tricks to enhance and customise the world’s most popular webmail service<p>Want to see more of your inbox at a glance? Click the cog-wheel at the upper right of the Gmail web interface, then select “compact” to reduce the …

9 signs you need to work on your emotional intelligence

Your whole life, you have probably been used to learning about different subjects in school, but far less often are we taught how to interact with others.<p>Because of this, your socializing skills might be not be as good as you realize, and you could be exhibiting some signs you need to work on your …

Your Life Begins Again Only When You Learn To Truly Let Go

The difficult moments in life define who we are and lead us to a happier future. Once we learn to let go and move on.

How to Politely Disagree, According to Science

After an election that was glaringly short on tolerance and compassion, it’s clear we need a new kind of public conversation, where we learn to reach …

Self-help

11 Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence

These are the behaviors that you want to eliminate from your repertoire.<p>Guest Writer<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the …

Emotional Intelligence

To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are …

Psychology

The fear of photographing in public and how to overcome it

The joy of Photographing on the street comes from close and engaging photos. Displaying the human nature and emotions in a way that the audience can …

Street Photography

F-Stops vs T-Stops - What are they? and when do you use them?

F-Stops are a familiar term when it comes to photography. As more photographer start to delve into the world of video, though, they’ve started …

How to Set Your White Balance for the Most Common Types of Streetlights

Streetlights are the driving force behind nighttime street scenes and how they make us feel. The way streetlights spread their light, the shadows …

The science behind how WiFi internet connectivity works

Our Telegraph video series, How It Works, breaks down the basics of everyday technology, revealing how the products we use on a daily basis actually work.<p>The video above reveals how WiFi internet connectivity works, connecting to a computer by converting electronic data into digital signals via an …

How Not to do Migration Assistant

When I got the 2016 Touch Bar 15″ MacBook Pro, it was only about a month after I’d done an involuntary nuke and pave on my 2013 MacBook Pro. For …

Find out how much longer your SSD will last

If you read Dong Ngo's excellent primer on solid-state drives (SSDs) and how to extend their lifespan, then you might be wondering where you and your SSD stand. As Dong explained, SSDs have a finite number of program/erase cycles. That is, you can write data to and erase data from an SSD only so …

9 tech skills that pay over $120,000 and are in demand

But in order to nab one of those jobs, especially one with a fat salary and loads of perks, you need the right skills.<p>If you're an expert in a rare tech skill, you will almost certainly be paid well. But the jobs requiring that skill could be harder to find.<p>Then again, some skills are needed …

Employment

How to Write a Simple Macro in Microsoft Excel

This wikiHow teaches how to create simple macros for Excel spreadsheets.<p>10 Second Summary<p>1. Enable macros.<br>2. Click the <b>Developer</b> tab.<br>3. Click <b>Record</b> …

The Ultimate Front End Development Bundle | TechSpot Store

<b>Complete Guide to Front-End Web Development & Design</b><p>Learn Primary Web Programming Languages & Watch Your Job Prospects & Income Soar<p>The information …

Five Great Apps That Will Teach You How to Code

A few years ago, if you wanted to learn coding you had to buy a 20-pound paperback with some cute animal on the cover and then navigate through …