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Knit Leaves a Digital Message for Someone Else at a Specific Location

iOS: Location-based communication (like using Foursquare to find Wi-Fi passwords) is nothing new. Knit, however, lets you target messages to specific …

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 …

Linux

How-to: Safely delete or change an iCloud account from your Mac or iOS device

First off, before we begin and actually discuss how to safely delete or change an iCloud account, we should discuss the different scenarios as to why you might need to delete or change your iCloud account off of your device.<p>If you are using the same Apple ID as a family member for iCloud, your …

Money Advice the Experts Don’t Agree On: Paying Off Your Mortgage

There's probably no bigger loan you'll ever take out than your mortgage. It usually takes decades to pay back that debt, and most of us consider it a …

Personal Finance

Try to Restrict Borrowing Money to Things that Increase in Value

Most of us decide whether or not we borrow money for something based on whether or not we can afford to pay it off soon. Business author Seth Godin …

How to Find Balance Between High Productivity and Overworking

You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it's going out of style. But the weeks continue …

How to Get the Best Sleep of Your Life on an Airplane

Navigating your way through clueless tourists, grabby TSA guards, and disinterested ticket counter clerks is only half the battle. Once you make it …

​Use An Apple Corer to Turn Watermelon Into Easy Finger Food

The humble apple corer is great for… well… coring apples. But you can also use this handy kitchen tool to transform watermelon into a mess-free …

How to Move Past Failure

Failure is the most important step to reaching success, but it can still feel like it's crushing your soul. To make failure your friend and not your …

Productivity 101: A Primer to The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique can help you power through distractions, hyper-focus, and get things done in short bursts, while taking frequent breaks to …

Behind the App: The Story of Day One

Keeping a journal can have big emotional benefits, helping to keep your life in perspective while also fueling your creativity, and one of our …

Journaling at the End of the Day Could Increase Your Productivity

We've talked about the benefits of journaling in the past, but a recent study shows that 15 minutes of reflection at the end of the day leads to …

Why We Brag About Being Busy (And How to Regain Focus)

We have a problem—and the odd thing is we not only know about it, we're celebrating it. Just today, someone boasted to me that she was so busy she's …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Yasu Cleans Up Mac OS X and Fixes Glitches

Mac OS X: While Mac has a reputation for being more stable than other desktop operating systems, it still has problems at times. If your Mac has some …

Instantly Find Space Hogs on Your Mac with a Spotlight Filter

We've covered programs dedicated to analyzing what files are taking up the most space on your Mac, but if you want a quick and instant way to find …

The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Streaming Blocked Content Overseas

Regardless of which end of whatever pond you’re on, region blocked content is annoying. Whether you’re an ex-pat looking to watch reruns of <i>The Wonder</i> …

Battery Diag Is a Pretty, Informative Battery Monitor for Your MacBook

OS X: Battery Diag is a battery monitor for your MacBook that looks great and provides useful information about the battery in your Apple laptop. It …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

The Best Smart Playlists for Automatically Organizing Your Music Library

Smart playlists in iTunes have been around for a long time, but they're pretty easy to forget about if you don't use them on a regular basis. With …

How To Wire Your House with Cat5e or Cat6 Ethernet Cable

Although wireless is simpler for a lot of people, due to multimedia sharing, bandwidth on a home network, and paranoia about wireless security, you …

Kick Your Procrastination Problem This Weekend

No human on earth escapes the plague of procrastination. We're all wired to put things off but we also have the capacity to override that tendency. …

Use the "Sock Drawer" Method to Organize Your Finances

The idea of cleaning your house, top to bottom, sounds overwhelming. What if, instead of thinking about cleaning the whole house, or even one room, …

How to Use Your Alone Time More Productively (and Actually Enjoy It)

Few people enjoy being alone, or at least feel somewhat socially rejected if they do. Nevertheless, solitude can make you more self-sufficient, add …