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Leave Out "But" Sentences During Difficult Conversations

By their nature, difficult conversations are tough. If you want to avoid making them even harder, Psychology Today suggests staying away from …

SlideRule Searches for the Best Online Courses in Any Category

Online classes are a great way to learn new skills. SlideRule makes your search easier by letting you browse and search through over 17,000 online …

iFiles app review: a wonderfully intuitive file management utility

Introduction<p>If you’ve got a lot of different files that you would like to manage on your iPhone and iPad then you absolutely have to check out this …

Reminder: Google Calendar Has Keyboard Shortcuts, Too

We've talked to death about keyboard shortcuts in apps like Gmail, but Wired reminds us that Google Calendar has shortcuts too—and they're really …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

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The best document scanners for the iPhone

Do you need to be able to scan documents while on the go in order to stay productive at work? If so there’s no need to cart around your laptop …

11 Good Chrome Extensions for Teachers and Students

CleanPrint puts you in control of saving paper, ink and money when printing from the web. You can edit content before saving articles to Print, PDF, …

Three Ways to Visit Your Favorite Sites That Are Easier Than Bookmarks

There are some sites and pages you visit every day. Bookmarks make visiting those sites a lot easier, but they aren't the only way—in fact, there are …

Why Alone Doesn't Have to Mean Lonely | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

People tend to confuse being alone with the loneliness, between which there is a relevant difference. To be alone means to be by one self. Even …

How to Flirt — Backed by Scientific Research

<b>Does Flirting Actually Work?</b><p>Very much so. In fact, research says it’s more effective than looking good.<p><b>Signaling availability and interest trumps</b> …

8 Things the Most Successful People Do That Make Them Great

<b>There’s a right way to learn.</b><p><b>Want to be more successful? Actually, that’s not ambitious enough — want to be</b> <b>the best</b><b>?</b><p>I do. So I called my friend …

Five One-Hour Routines That Will Improve Your Life as a Freelancer

Who is your most valuable client? It's not the one who brings you the most money. Nor is it the one who is most famous. <i>You</i> are your most important …

How Being Humble, Kind, and Calm Will Make Your Life Easier

You've heard it all your life: Being humble, kind, and calm is the "right thing to do." But if that isn't enough to convince you, consider this: …

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Don't Ever Hesitate to Do Something

Don't ever, EVER, hesitate to do something because you are too shy or think you could fail. Not many years away you will look back and be ready to …

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Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents'

It's called the "Flynn effect" -- the fact that each generation scores higher on an IQ test than the generation before it. Are we actually getting …

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Stop Waiting for that One Thing to Make You Happy

We all fall into this trap sometimes. "If only I had this thing, I'd have enough." "When this happens, we'll be happy." Motivation to work toward …

"We Aren't Something, Until We Are"

Sarah Kathleen Peck, writing for the 99u, reminds us that when we want to change something about ourselves—be it an aspect of our personality our of …