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8 Ways to Pack More Productivity into Each Work Day

If your job is sedentary, lacks social interaction, or involves mindless tasks, chances are it bores you — even if you love what you do. Tedious, …

The Brain

A Promising Start

It’s sometimes said that getting started is the hardest part. Well, for those of us with ADHD, it’s often the <i>only</i> part.<p>Starting things and not …

V-Moda runs at Beats with new in-ear Forza sports headphones (hands-on)

V-Moda is moving into the sports headphone arena with its new Forza series line, featuring customizable caps and removable fins.<p>The sports headphone market is hot these days and V-Moda, now owned by musical instrument maker Roland, wants in on the action.<p>Its new Forza Series features two wired …

Consumer Tech

17 One-Pot Recipes You Can Make in Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Move over, sheet pan dinner recipes — the cast-iron skillet is the O.G. of the cookware world, and it’s here to stay. Perhaps yours was gifted to you by your grandma, or you picked it up at the local flea market. Either way, it’s more than likely your cast-iron skillet has been well-loved for a …

Cooking

The To-Do List Game Plan

Make today the day you finish everything. Here are seven solid tips to up your productivity.

Time Management

4 Thoughts to Stop Procrastinating Instantly

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."- Benjamin FranklinProcrastination delays life. It's a major reason for shame and …

Procrastination

Researchers have discovered a much faster way to learn new skills

If you're trying to improve your golf swing or master that tricky guitar chord progression, here's some good news from researchers at Johns Hopkins University: You may be able to double how quickly you learn skills like these by introducing subtle variations into your practice routine.<p>The received …

Johns Hopkins University

This is the most practical travel gadget you'll ever use

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon Whether for work or pleasure, traveling shouldn't be stressful. But if you're the type who can't stop using things with screens …

Gear & Gadgets

Official Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display: Pi Pan - Technabob

Last year we checked out the PiTouch, a third-party 10″ touchscreen display for the Raspberry Pi. But that takes up the Pi’s HDMI port and more …

How to Make a Cheesy, Crispy, Perfect Batch of Homemade Nachos

Homemade nachos are a thing of beauty—unless they turn into a soggy mess. Here's how to make the most of any chips-and-melted-cheese situation.<p>When it comes to homemade versions of our favorite bar food, nachos are pretty easy to whip up. But there's a world of difference between …

Cooking

How To Make Everything Taste Like Your Favorite Food

Okay people, this is important: National Lasagna Day is July 29! Being that most of us will not have the time (or the energy) to make a fresh lasagna …

See how Tom Cruise pulled off the shocking plane stunt in ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

The return of Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt has everyone talking, but not because we didn’t expect him to do another <i>Mission Impossible</i> movie. No, it’s …

24 Ribs Recipes to Bring Out Your Inner Pitmaster (or Grillmaster)

There is nothing better than a rack of ribs. Except for two racks of ribs. These grilled, smoked, and slow-roasted ribs recipes are the best of the best.<p><b>Nothing says, "I'm a grilling boss,"</b> like a perfectly-cooked, fall-off-the-bone-tender rack of ribs. Every single one of these recipes will turn …

Cooking

The secrets behind 'super-achievers' and how you can be more like them

<i>"You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyoncé."</i><p>Everyone knows someone who works full time, volunteers, runs a successful blog, and somehow …

How to turn any car into a connected car

For anyone following the Paris Motor Show, one thing is clear: Automakers are taking the connected car seriously.<p>From Peugeot to Volvo, everybody is fitting out their new cars with touchscreens, computers, telematics, sensors, and internet connectivity. Even Orange, a large telecom company that …

Touchscreens

Connected Car Technology & Automotive Telematics - Xevo

Marketplace<p>The Industry’s First On-Demand Commerce Platform.<br>Connect with Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac Vehicle Owners.<p>Journeyware Platform<p>The …

Google is now officially beating Apple in the TV streaming market

Roku and Apple dominated the TV streaming market last year, but now Google’s Chromecast has pulled ahead of Apple to become a front-runner.<p>Research firm Parks Associates just released some new data on the most dominant brands when it comes to set-top boxes and streaming sticks (via 9to5Google).<p>Roku …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review

<i>Imagine what Samsung could do, if it tried.</i><p>Earlier this year, we concluded our Galaxy S5 review on a note of optimism about the awesome potential of a well designed Samsung smartphone. It turns out that Samsung was already working on the thing we were asking for, which launches on AT&T today under …

Hyperlapse, Instagram's New App, Is Like a $15,000 Video Setup in Your Hand

Today at 10am PST, Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, one of the company's first apps outside of Instagram itself. Using clever algorithm …

Writing Your First Novel: Five Fundamentals for Your Path to the Pulitzer

Autumn is the season when word processors develop twitches in keyboards. Writers emerge from summers abroad, agents hunger for a new voice, publishers finally release the hidden gems that will save their industry. Book reviews burst with new titles and bestseller lists change faster than television …

Writing

The Best of Bond: Fifty Years After the Death of Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming passed away -- felled by a heart attack at fifty-six years old -- on August 12, 1964, precisely fifty years ago today. Much has been …

Herbed Potato Salad Recipe

Ingredients (9)<p>2 1/2 pounds golf-ball-sized white or red new potatoes, scrubbed<br>• 1/3 cup olive oil<br>• 1/3 cup finely chopped shallot (from about 1 medium …

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Seahawks’ Richard Sherman responds to critics of postgame interview.

The Seattle Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl. And, if you watched the dramatic end to Sunday night’s slugfest with San Francisco, you know that …

Coachella 2014: OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire to Headline

The annual festival announced their full lineup<p>The rumors were true: Andre 3000 and Big Boi are joining forces again as OutKast to headline Coachella …

PlayStation 4 hands-on: DualShock 4 and games (video)

This morning, we got our first official hands-on with Sony's brand-new PlayStation 4 -- unveiled last night at E3 2013. Though we got to put our hands on the new DualShock 4 last evening, today we were finally able to play some next-gen games. The first game we played was a new racing game, known …