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28 Brilliant Questions to Ask at the End of Every Job Interview

Always ask questions at the end of your job interview.<p>Thinking up questions to ask during job interviews is key.<p>Remember, every interview is a …

Job Interviews

How to use color-coded calendars on Mac, iPhone and iPad to maintain balance in your life

It will surprise no-one to know that I was an early adopter of electronic calendars, starting with a Casio Digital Diary in the early 1990s, followed by a Psion 5mx in 1997. But making the switch from a Filofax to a grayscale PDA did mean giving up one thing I didn’t get back until years later: …

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Writing Habit (That Sticks Like Superglue)

You <i>know</i> you need to write often to have a successful writing career.<p>You <i>want</i> to build a writing habit so you can unleash the ideas, words, and stories …

Creative Writing

How to Choose the Perfect Pen Name

The Gone World is a brilliant, complicated novel about the consequences of time travel

How do you solve a murder by jumping back and forth in time?<p>In his debut novel, author Tom Sweterlitsch constructed a fascinating mystery with <i>Tomorrow and Tomorrow</i>, set in a virtual version of Pittsburg after a terrorist attack leveled the city. In <i>The Gone World</i><i>,</i> he introduces an even more …

Penguin Random House

Stash Your Keys Under Important Items So You Don't Leave Them Behind

If you accidentally leave important items at home in your rush to leave the house in the morning, try stashing your keys under what you don’t want to …


How to Protect Your Information Online

There are more reasons than ever to understand how to protect your personal information. Major website breaches seem ever more frequent.

Personal Information

A Beginner’s Guide to Backing Up Photos

“I’ve seen it all,” says the award-winning National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale, about backing up her photos. “I’ve had hard drives fail throughout my career. For example, back when I first started as a photographer, I had a very nice hard drive system in my home, and the whole thing …

Want a Better Workout? Just Breathe

Twice a week, often between video calls or meetings, Andrew Lowenthal takes a break from work to open an app on his phone that helps him focus on his breathing.<p>The payoff? Better stress management, clearer thinking at work and — to Mr. Lowenthal’s surprise — more strength and power in the gym. …