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Why You Should Do Your Work First, Others’ Work Second

I stopped checking my email first thing in the morning several years ago after reading Tim Ferriss’ <b>The</b> <b>4-Hour Workweek</b>. He said that one simple change …

Time Management

The Road Less Traveled Is in Oregon

On its face, Vehicle Miles Traveled, or VMT, is a very simple metric: one car (or bus, or motorcycle) traveling one mile on a public road. To …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Time Management

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend For Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Are You The 'Family Bank'?

ALMOST EVERY FAMILY HAS ONE: the person family members call on when money is tight and they need a helping hand. The more financially responsible you are, the more likely you are to be considered "the family bank," according to a recent study conducted by Merrill Lynch in partnership with Age Wave. …

Microsoft gives eligible students free Office 365 subscriptions

Turns out Microsoft had a surprise in store for students around the globe this February, and not just for those based in New York. The company's finally bringing free Office 365 subscriptions to students outside the US, so long as they live in one of the countries (it's quite a lengthy list) where …

3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

When you want to buy or sell something used online, your first thought might be to use Craigslist. After all, it's the site that brought the newspaper classifieds into the digital world and today has nearly 40 million new listings every month.<p>Of course, using Craigslist does have valid concerns. …

How Technology Is Tricking You Into Tipping More

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products</i> <i>and blogs about the psychology of products at</i> <i>NirAndFar.com</i><i>. Join Nir at this year’s</i> <i>Habit Summit</i> <i>at Stanford on March 24th, 2015.</i><p>My taxi pulled up to the hotel. I got out my credit card and prepared to pay …

Beehive revolution: Honey, just twist the tap

"I remember Cedar sitting around our kitchen table saying, 'there must be a better way' and I just couldn't imagine it, but he kept beavering away …

Software Eats Sex Trafficking: YC’s Rescue Forensics Aids Law Enforcement In Finding Victims

<i>(Sorry for the tackiness of the headline above. This company, Rescue Forensics, has a pretty fascinating backstory.)</i><p>About a decade ago, Ryan Dalton was an 18-year-old who was helping a friend build a halfway house for women working in the red-light district in Reynosa, Mexico. One day, he witnessed …

A 29-year-old invented a painless way to save money, and Google's buying into it

In fact, according to the Federal Reserve, 60% of Americans between the ages of 18 to 40 saved absolutely nothing in 2013. Last year, adults under 35 had a savings rate of negative 2%.<p>So why is this happening? Is it that hard to go to a bank and open an automatic savings or a CD account?<p>"The bank …

Late Again? How To Be On Time In The Morning

<i>Emily Hutchinson, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Being the person who is consistently running late is not a great personal trait. I should know; I’m one of them! Developing naughty morning habits that keep people waiting, fail to impress the boss and make you miss important appointments — these are all classic …

How one couple wiped out a $125,000 debt

What do you do when you are faced with a six-figure debt — mostly because of credit cards? No cable television and no eating out, obviously. And …

Personal Finance

20 Really Stupid Things In The U.S. Tax Code

The U.S. tax code is the most complex in the world by any measure. It is chock full of perks to special interests, political pork and social engineering. Like a hodgepodge built with spare parts and constant add-ons, some of the results it produces are pretty unjust. In short, our tax code cries …

The fight over 529s is more important than you think

January 29, 2015 | 10:01 AM<p><i>UPDATE Feb. 26, 2015: The House voted Wednesday to expand the benefits of the 529 college savings plan, which President Obama previously attempted to scale back. According to the Associated Press, the bill would allow students to use money from the savings accounts to buy</i> …

10 Tax Code Changes for the Common Man in 2015 That We Should Keep in Mind

As you are probably gearing up and readying your papers for 2015 tax filing, I thought of listing out some 2015 tax code changes that you should keep …

This Simple Strategy Can Help You Build a Successful Retirement Plan

Should you be smart as a fox or wise as a hedgehog in your retirement planning?<p>No, it’s not a trick question. Nor a trivial one. Indeed, knowing …

Retirement

Who needs a website? Media companies ponder becoming content providers for Facebook

Go to where the audience is — that’s the common refrain of 21st century media. Consumers are fragmented, and its up to journalists and editors to …

FAA proposes guidelines allowing a number of uses for drones

Federal officials unveiled proposed rules Sunday for the operation of small commercial drones, potentially opening the skies to greater use of unmanned aircraft to perform tasks such as inspecting bridges, assisting in search-and-rescue operations, taking aerial photos of real estate and shooting …

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

How To Deal With The Daily Deluge Of Emails (And Get The 'Real' Work Done)

Let me paint a picture for you. Your day is chock full of meetings, between which you frantically try to catch up on emails and respond to everyone’s requests. Your tight schedule forces you to get back online at night to finish work after you’ve had dinner or put your kids to bed.​<p>This leaves you …

20 Tips for Getting More Done Every Day

One resolution on every entrepreneur's list, year after year, is to be more productive. So why is it so hard to actually get more done?<p><i>Chad Halvorson is the CEO of ThisClicks, maker of When I Work, a web-based mobile employee scheduling software.</i><p>If you're an entrepreneur or business owner, getting …

Time Management

Drones Face Critical Moment As White House Prepares To Act

The White House is currently reviewing a series of policy initiatives related to the integration of drones into the national airspace. At the conclusion of the policy review process, the White House will act on both the FAA’s sUAS rule and on matters related to privacy. For an industry begging for …

"Chinese Google" Baidu designs a smart bike fitted with data-generating sensors

The research wing of Chinese web services company Baidu is developing a smart bicycle called Dubike that can generate its own electricity, in …

Drone pilot wanted: Starting salary $100,000

Drone jobs are in high demand.<p>Big companies, such as Amazon and Facebook, are looking for pilots who fly drones and engineers with experience in building the unmanned aircraft. And they are willing to pay top dollar for the right stuff.<p>Federal regulations currently prohibit the use of drones for …

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …

Deer Numbers Down Due to Management, 'External Forces' - Deer & Deer Hunting | Whitetail Deer Hunting Tips

Whitetail deer numbers are down in one state due to what state wildlife officials say is a combination of hunting via management programs and an …

Peak Breeding, Cold Weather Have Bucks Moving

This is a report written through bleary eyes, because I'm hunting with <i>Field & Stream</i> Deputy Editor Dave Hurteau here in Minnesota this week. It's …