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10 Cool Things To Do In Amsterdam

By Adam Groffman,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1oNAAnF<p>Last month I finally visited Amsterdam for the first time. I’d avoided the city for years, …

7 Simple Ways to Make Chores More Efficient (presented by @LennoxAir) http://t.co/IrxSvPfu4E

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

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17 things that make this the perfect résumé

After all, your résumé is your key to new and exciting job opportunities.<p>Business Insider and Amanda Augustine — who currently works as TopResume's careers expert and previously worked in the same capacity as Ladders — put together the following résumé for all current and future job seekers .<p>While …

Employment

7 Things Really Persuasive People Do

Sometimes you absolutely have to make your point. Here are 7 tips on how to do it effectively with style and grace.<p>While many people don't like to sell, most find themselves having to persuade someone at some point. Persuasion is not just for salespeople and their prospects. You may try to persuade …

A Printer That Develops Your iPhone Pics Into Lasting Polaroids

Previously on Kickstarter and finally available for order, the Impossible Lab is an analog gadget that lets you print Polaroids from your iPhone. It’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>There are plenty of ways to turn an iPhone picture into a Polaroid-like print, from online services like Moo to portable Wi-Fi …

Online Life

Why we have too few women leaders | Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In, Lead On

Female power has never looked so varied, so natural, so . . . liberated. Whether by steady example or the bold demolition of ceilings, the 17 leaders on these pages have changed the landscape in every arena, accountable for untold billions as well as countless dreams. Laura Jacobs heralds a new era …

How 20 popular websites looked when they launched

From Google to youtube, from craigslist to flickr - how some of today's biggest sites looked back in the early days of their existence.<p>Remember the days when the word Google was not interchangeable with internet? Or when every site seemed to have a Netscape icon on it? Or when Flash was still …

Internet

Healthy Oatmeal Smoothies for Breakfast

Breakfast not filling you up? Are you a cup of coffee and run out the door kinda person? Say it ain't so! Breakfast gets you fueled for the day. And helps you from overeating later on in the day. This oatmeal smoothie is my go-to breakfast on work mornings. Super fast to toss together and it …

Breakfast

The 20 most popular TED Talks, as of December 2013

UPDATED: To see all these talks at one click, check out our updated Playlist: The 20 Most Popular Talks of All Time.<p>As 2013 draws to a close, TED is …

How to Master on the Art of Getting Noticed: Austin Kleon’s Advice to Aspiring Artists

In 2012, artist Austin Kleon gave us <i>Steal Like an Artist</i>, a modern manifesto for combinatorial creativity that went on to become one of the best art books that year. He now returns with <b>Show Your Work!</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) — “a book for people who hate the very idea of self-promotion,” in …

The Subtle Art of Influence

In an increasingly collaborative and connected world, success depends more than ever on building your influence.<p>A CFO persuades a highly regarded controller to leave a comfortable job and join her company. A department head inspires his team to put in the extra effort needed to make a seemingly …

Management

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need

Preface by Tim Ferriss<p>I’ve written about how I learned to speak, read, and write Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. I’ve also covered my experiments …

The Best Businesses For The World In 2014, According To B Lab

B Lab’s alternative “Fortune 500 list” highlights 92 businesses that have the biggest social bottom lines.<p>The ranks of businesses that are certified B Corps are growing quickly. In 2012, when B Lab released its first annual “Best Businesses for the World” list, there were already more than 500 …

Why Do So Many Diners Look Like Train Cars?

Helium's atomic number is 2 and its atomic weight is 4.002602. Its boiling and melting points— -452.1°F and -458.0°F, respectively—are the lowest …

Vocal Cords

Three Powerful Ways to Stop Wasting Time

Since the whole point of this article is to help you make the most of your time and career, I won’t waste words here. All three of these techniques work well, but you should pick the one that best fits your personality and personal situation:<p><b>1. The Repeat Test</b><p>Take a piece of paper or a spreadsheet, …

Alexis Ohanian: Sucking is the First Step to Being Sorta Good at Something

Jules Ehrhardt’s provocative observations on the state of digital consultancies comes with a message of hope for those in the industry.<p>For his next …

Why do we cry? The three types of tears - Alex Gendler

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Product Reviews

360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono | Colossal

<p>This fun set of paper books was created by Japanese graphic designer and architect Yusuke Oono who conceived the idea as a clever way to illustrate …

DIY Toasted Almond Fortune Cookies

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: A nutty take on fortune cookies that you can make at home and fill with your own fortunes.</i><p>Everybody should spend at least one week of their lives making dumplings. Over …

Dessert

Doctorow, Rowling, Murakami, and More: Books to Read in 2014

New titles from Michael Cunningham, Maggie Shipstead, Hillary Clinton, and others<p>The coming year is full of long-awaited sequels, promising debuts, not-so-secret pseudonyms, and several books involving bloody murder. Read more on what notable authors in both fiction and non-fiction are up to in …

Top 9 Inspirational Quotes by Self-Made Female Moguls

As you build your own company, you may inevitably face tough times, despite your many triumphs. Yet, as difficult as circumstances may seem, remember that there were others before you who went through the very same.<p>These 9 extraordinary women navigated endless obstacles until they reached the top. …

15 Inspiring Quotes From Nelson Mandela On Leadership, Change And Life

I just read a post here on Forbes from Glen Llopis about hope, and it inspired me to think about the human quality of hopefulness: what it is and why it’s important for us. I like this definition of hope from dictionary.com: <i>the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for</i> …

The complete guide to negotiating a raise

Paychecks still haven’t recovered from the financial crisis and raises in the US have stagnated. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t push to increase your worth.<p>You want to know the going pay rate for your job, but it’s also important to link your success with that of your employer. Based on the …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

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The Best and Worst Times To Post On Social Media

Whether you use your Mac for work or just for your personal projects, you’ve likely found yourself wondering how to improve your productivity. There …

Productivity