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Best Apps, Top Tips, Great Gear

By<p>If you like taking notes on paper, the traditional way, but you also want the benefits of digital record keeping, the <b>RoWrite ($129.99)</b> Smart Writing Pad from Royole can accommodate you. The intelligent notepad folio transfers your notes and drawings to a smartphone or tablet, and can even …

Harry Potter

Senior White House Advisor Insists It's Not Her Job to Moderate the President

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p>Today’s lesson of the day is no, Grand Wizards …

Barf Bag

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p><i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup</i> …

Stop Ending Your Speeches With 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders, or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp, and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, …

The biggest excuses narcissists spin to keep you hooked — and why this makes them dangerous

Breaking up with a narcissist can be very difficult. If they aren't finished with you yet, they will plead you to stay. If you are trauma bonded to them, then their begging and false promises may well work.<p>It takes a great deal of strength to walk away because narcissists are such highly-skilled …

Psychology

10 Sex Tips You Haven't Heard A Million Times Before

So worth the effort.<p>A little experimentation never hurt <i>anyone’s</i> sex life.<p>To help couples in long-term relationships stretch their imaginations, we asked sexperts from around the country to share one piece of unconventional advice. See what they had to say below.<p>1. Watch each other masturbate.<p>“How …

San Francisco

Hands On: Cardhop by Flexibits attempts to rein in the mess that Apple's Contacts can be

Just as Fantastical does some excellent things over and above the default Calendars application, Flexibits Cardhop delights with some new tricks …

Apps

I Use This App 3 Times a Day to Calm the Hell Down

I am not the type of person one would ever refer to as "zen."<p>I get worked up over things that are probably irrational, I linger too hard on the …

Meditation

Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique

With the Feynman Technique, you learn by teaching someone else a topic in simple terms so you can quickly pinpoint the holes in your knowledge. After …

Richard Feynman

Make Your Own Pocket Hole Jig

Pocket holes are a very useful joinery technique in woodworking. Hole are drilled at an angle, usually 15 degrees, into a workpiece and then joined to a second workpiece with self-tapping screws. There are special pocket hole jigs you can buy and they use special drill bits, specialty screws, and …

5 Workplace Practices That Are on Their Way Out

A lot of change is coming in the future of work, but we can start by removing these five outdated work practices from our offices:<p>Some things, like hair scrunchies and jazzercise, simply run their course and go by the wayside. The same should be true for things in the workplace, but sometimes it …

Apple's spaceship campus, Apple Park, opens in April

Apple is planning to open its new campus, named Apple Park, in April. While the campus, set in Cupertino, California, has been tracked extensively by drones during its development, Apple has provided its own imagery and videos of the new $5 billion campus. 12,000 employees at Apple will take around …

The 1 Question That Gets Every Single Millennial in Trouble

How ironic.<p>In the past two weeks, I have seen Simon Sinek's viral video explaining all-that-is-wrong-with-Millennials in my Facebook feed an unnecessary number of times. And it has been interesting seeing my peers, fellow Millennials, agree and disagree, feel understood and feel misunderstood. …

A last-chance, step-by-step guide to fixing a scratch on your car

Scratches are like the old torture of death by a thousand cuts. Eventually, they'll destroy your car's finish by allowing rust to develop on metal parts. And like the great Canadian poet said, rust never sleeps.<p>Neil Young references aside, I recently suggested two ways to repair scratches. While I …

Home Improvement

How To Create And Set Any Song As Custom iPhone Ringtone

Here’s how to create and set any song file as custom iPhone ringtone using iTunes in a few simple steps. More details on how to do so can be found …

The 10 Best Free Mobile Apps for Business of 2016

If you've recently started a business, then you'll need to stay connected to your employees and their tasks even when you're not in the office. Most business software offers mobile application companions that allow you to take your work with you on smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately, many …

7 Ways to Improve Your Reputation as a Leader

Your leadership reputation is critical to your success and the success of your venture. Your reputation is the overall quality or character as seen …

Leadership

7 pictures of interior doors for your home

How much thought do we give to the design of our interior doors when building or renovating our homes? Generally… not much! Yet, with a bit of …

10 Signs Your Boss Is a Great Manager (and You Shouldn't Leave Your Job)

For starters, how is your boss's listening skills?<p>Years ago, I was a member of a politically-charged executive team with each person pulling in different directions with opposing agendas. We were a mess.<p>While that horrendous experience was short-lived, it gave me a front-row seat to witnessing …

Science Says This Trick Can Help You Beat Jet Lag

Read this before the next time you cross time zones.<p>Vacation is over. A pile of laundry is waiting to be cleaned. But perhaps most dauntingly, your body is still eight hours ahead of local time. Cue droopy eyes and total lack of energy. Jet lag, we are so <i>over</i> you.<p>Luckily, a new study found a novel …

Yoshirt app review: Create and order custom shirts from your iDevice

Introduction<p>There are moments in our lives that have certain significance for us and we usually capture these moments using our smartphone’s built-in …

Apps

Eaton Coll-O-Crimp Video: T-400, T-420, T-460, T-462, T-465, T-480, ET1000, ET4000

How Do You Finish the Edges of Plywood?

Three Ways to Finish the Edges of Plywood<p>To me, plywood is the most economical choice of material when building furniture or cabinets. It is general …

Woodworking

How To Make A Crosscut sled for homemade table saw

Another Mass Shooting -- Another Obama Address About Gun Violence

“We have to decide if this is the kind of country we want to be."<p>Sandy Hook. Aurora, Colorado. San Bernardino, California. Charleston, South Carolina. The list goes on.<p>And with every mass shooting comes a very similar message from President Barack Obama.<p>"Our thoughts and prayers are not enough," …

7 Ways to Lead People Who Don’t Want to Be Led

Leadership used to be a top-down, pyramid-style structure. The journey to the top was clearly marked. A student graduates college, finds an …

Meet the real woman behind the voice of Siri

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