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11 Advanced Search Techniques to Quickly Find What You Need

When you’re searching in Evernote, there are many different ways to go about whittling down the results.From simply typing into the box with the …

Productivity

WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? An Explainer

I'm low-key obsessed.<p>In late December, one of my favorite bloggers mentioned she was thinking of starting something called a "bullet journal." As someone who used to be a pretty prolific journaler but who has since gotten out of the habit, I was super intrigued. I followed her link to learn more …

6 Tools That Save You From Embarrassing Writing Mistakes

One study showed that writing errors scare off 59 percent of customers. Can you afford to keep making spelling and grammar mistakes?<p>Think your writing mistakes don't matter? Think again. A study by Global Lingo found that as many as 59 percent of online customers are scared away from sites with …

3 Easy Mindfulness Meditation Techniques to Practice at Home or at the Office

We've all had those moments where we're not sure whether to scream, run and hide or drop everything and get on the next plane to a faraway island. Whether work life, personal life or the delicate balance of the two is causing you stress, there are better ways to dealing with life's pressures than …

Mindfulness

Comparably Compares Your Salary with Other People In Your Field, Anonymously

The first step to making sure you’re being paid fairly is knowing how much your peers make, and while many sites provide some information on the …

Make a Plan: How to Outline Your Ideas with 20 Powerful Tools

It doesn't matter how many ideas you have if you can't connect them. To turn those scattered concepts into a finished product, you're going to need a …

Apps

25 books that will stick with you and blow your mind

The best books have the potential to stick with you long after you've finished them. Some can even affect how you look at the world.<p>We've put …

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

The Powerful Predictor Behind Successful Relationships

When does a broken relationship start to go wrong?<p>Whatever you’re thinking — an awkward conversation with your boss, the white lie you told about …

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

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

Use This Secret Code to Help You Improve Your iPhone Signal

Who knew.<p>A secret iPhone hack has emerged that makes seeking out solid signal easier by showing you how good your connection is in a number rather than an antiquated bar chart system. It's surprisingly simple; you just need to enter a secret code to pull up your iPhone's Field Mode tool.<p>The code …

How to Watch Just the Super Bowl Commercials

Let’s be honest, you watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. Well, now you don’t have to put yourself through all the whistles, flags, and other …

Top 10 UFO Sightings Not Proven Fake

<b>5. Cash-Landrum UFO Incident</b><p>The Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming has witnessed several alleged UFO sightings since 1965. However, in a …

There's an 'invisible' trait that makes leaders more effective — here's how to develop it

The difference seems to lie at least partly in charisma — a trait that can be hard to define but relatively easy to spot.<p>Yet a growing body of research suggests that charisma is both definable and replicable. Scientists who study charisma say it's less a natural gift bestowed only upon some lucky …

Charisma

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

Stop Apple Photos from Auto Launching in OS X with One Command

If you’re a Mac user and are annoyed that OS X automatically launches Apple Photos every time you connect a device or insert a memory card, there’s …

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

Here they are: Apple's pick of the year's best iOS apps

It’s been a long year, full of surprises from Apple, but some things never change. Case in point: Cupertino’s pick of the App Store’s greatest hits, …

Everything You Should Do at the End of the Year to Optimize Your 2015 Taxes

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, so taxes are probably the last thing you want to think about. It’s not the most exciting …

Personal Finance

Seduced and Abandoned by Victoria’s Secret’s Fleshy Fashion Parade

Received wisdom has it that the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is a night of pert, bouncy demi-porn. But it feels more celebratory than …

Learn How to Lead Different Types of Individuals With the "DiSC" System

A strong leader knows that different team members often require different communication tactics, and the “DiSC” behavior assessment system might help …

The Pen Lover's Daily Bag

Sometimes, you need just a couple of essentials, then a good selection of your favorite pens. Everyday Carry reader Brook shares his bag that’s …

Focus on Hooks and Hot Buttons to Navigate Emotional Confrontations

When you’re having an emotional argument, you really have two problems. The emotions and the actual issue. Solve the first one by focusing on what …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Science says people determine your competence, intelligence, and salary based on your weight

Their past performance? Personality?<p>These qualities might be meaningful, but a growing body of research suggests that we're swayed, too, by aspects of a person's physical appearance — namely, their weight. When it comes to judging professional potential, we're often biased to see overweight people …

ACLU

Apollo 14 astronaut claims peace-loving aliens prevented 'nuclear war' on Earth

From “The Day the Earth Stood Still” to “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” to “E.T.,” pop culture is filled with stories about friendly, curious extraterrestrials visiting Earth to learn more about mankind. For Apollo 14 veteran Edgar Mitchell that plotline is less fiction than it is reality. The …

Stephen King On Growing Up, Believing In God And Getting Scared

For 20 years, Stephen King has had an image stuck in his head: It's a boy in a wheelchair flying a kite on a beach. "It wanted to be a story, but it wasn't a story," he tells <i>Fresh Air's</i> Terry Gross. But little by little, the story took shape around the image — and focused on an amusement park …