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When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Which Businesses Have The Highest Returns?

Returns, rewards, whatever you call them, most people want to make <i>something</i> off of the money or effort they provide to a venture. And it’s human nature to try to get the greatest reward on the smallest input possible.<p>Knowing which industries generally provide the highest returns is one way to …

Selfie Photo Tips & Techniques

Sometimes we don’t want others to know that we have taken a photo of ourselves. In these cases, it is nice to be able to discreetly take a …

How to Open a Can Like a Man

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>Say you're in the woods,</b> and you're hungry. And you've got a can of food, but you did not pack a can opener. Or a knife. (No, it is not your finest hour in this scenario.) So it's just you and the can and a question: How do I open this damn thing? …

How to Pose for a Picture

A morning tip for today. And probably tomorrow, too.<p><b>First step:</b> Make sure that the person with the camera is not, in fact, taking a video. Otherwise? Just be natural. No sucking in of cheeks. No moving your jaw like you're a cat. No tongue-showing. But do not forget that first step, or else you'll …

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How To Be A Great Manager That Employees Want To Work With

I recently spoke to Jill Geisler, who is the author of <i>Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know</i>. Her companion “Great Bosses” podcasts on iTunesU have been downloaded 8 million times – and counting. Jill heads the leadership and management faculty of the Poynter Institute. She teaches, writes and consults …

If You Want To Be A Sucessful Entrepreneur, Start Here

Invariably, when I talk to people about why everyone will need to become an entrepreneur–or at the very least master entrepreneurial thought and action—people immediately have questions such as:<p>What specific things will I need to know;<br>• How important are my networking efforts going to be and<br>• How am I …

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the first annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.<p>The picks here are arranged in no specific …

The World's Richest Restaurateur Has A Secret: It's Not About The Food

Tilman Fertitta is barely past the first of his many morning cups of coffee and the first ten minutes of our meeting when he decides, as is his wont, to take control. As soon as I break out my tape recorder, he picks it up and places it on top of a paper cup, within wrist-snapping distance, turning …

Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Year

Is the president's difficult stretch just a case of bad luck, or is it bad strategy?<p>It doesn't get much better than the exhilaration Barack Obama felt when he looked out at the hundreds of supporters packed into McCormick Place at 12:38 on the morning of November 7, 2012. There he was, in his …

Business Tips From Once Homeless Billionaire, John Paul DeJoria

When John Paul DeJoria started John Paul Mitchell Systems in 1980, he was briefly homeless, sleeping in an old Rolls Royce along L.A.’s Sunset Strip. But he and cofounder Paul Mitchell squirreled together $700 and hit the pavement, peddling their shampoo door-to-door. Today Paul Mitchell is $1 …

Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

Sous Vide 101: Pork Belly Buns

Thick-cut braised-then-crisped pork belly is one of the easiest things in the world to cook. Seriously. You could throw the pot of it in a low oven, leave, find all 96 stars in Super Mario World, head out to a Star Wars marathon—including the episodes-that-shall-not-be-named—come back, and you'd</i> …

Artistic Mom Turns Meals into Masterpieces

When Lee Samantha was pregnant with her second child, she began making food art in an effort to encourage her elder daughter to eat independently. If …

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

Self-Made Millionaires = High Self-Efficacy

What’s very telling is that high self-efficacy is commonly a defining characteristic of the greater majority of self-made millionaires. What’s also very telling is that high self-efficacy can be learned.<p>What is self-efficacy? It’s the belief a person has that he or she can achieve – that they can …

20 Ways to Find Your Calling

Not sure what to be when you grow up (whenever that is)? Fret no more.<br>We can figure this out together. Let’s get started.<p><b>1. Ignore the future, deal with the present.</b> <br>The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?” People become fat one bite at a time, …

How the Internet is killing innovation

<i>Rob May is CEO and cofounder of Backupify.</i><p>I believed the same lies that you still believe, for a long time. I was in college during the early days of the World Wide Web, and like others, I rejoiced in the incredible access to knowledge it provided, and diversity of thought it promoted. So when I …

The Accident That Created An App Millionaire

One night in 2009, Chad Mureta, a real estate agent from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was driving down the interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina on his way back home from a basketball game. It was his first vacation day in two years.<p>As he drove, with just his thoughts for company, his mind …

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …

Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

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