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The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

While You Probably Think Same-Sex Attraction Is Fixed, Researchers Don’t

Tucker Carlson asked Jordan Peterson last week whether his views on sex and gender were rare in academia. “You can’t be one of many people who has …

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

Self-awareness

Breathe is a smartphone ghost story that knows where you live

Kate Pullinger’s tale subtly changes depending on where (and when) it is read<p>Author Kate Pullinger has written a ghost story for smartphones, using …

China might be winning the CRISPR race, but we have the FDA

Without the FDA, we wouldn't know if a drug was safe or effective<p>Last week, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reported that a team of researchers in China were treating terminally ill cancer patients with the gene-editing technique known colloquially as CRISPR. According to the <i>Journal</i>’s report, the Chinese …

Lenovo’s fingerprint login app had bad bugs that made it easy to hack

This is pretty jarring. Lenovo has confirmed its in-house authentication software Fingerprint Manager Pro (version 8.01.86), which lets users unlock their devices using fingerprint recognition, was affected by a severe vulnerability which attackers could exploit to access to any system equipped …

11 Genius Productivity Tips You Haven't Tried

There are 24 hours in a day and you want to make the most of them. If you've fallen into a productivity rut, don't be afraid to try something new. …

10 Bad Work Habits to Break in 2018

Coaches have a front row seat to the habits that get in our clients’ way. One small but insidious bad habit can cost so much more than we realize. …

Time Management

Engaging Your Institution in Cybersecurity

Campaign Strategies for NCSAM and Beyond<p>At colleges and universities, we are in a unique position — more than reporting breaches and informing our …

Instant hot cocoa is awful, and it's starch's fault. Here's how to make your own.

Swiss Miss is a miss.<p>There is a time and a place for instant hot cocoa. It’s called “when you want it right this second and have nothing better on hand.” Hot chocolate mix is fine in a pinch, but the reality is that the homemade variety is far tastier, and surprisingly easy to make. Plus, you can …

What Great Managers Do Daily

So much depends upon managers. For example, a Gallup study found that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores is driven by who the boss is. This is disconcerting because the same research found that about 70% of people in management roles are not well equipped for the job. This …

Employee Engagement

New MacOS virus uses old Windows tricks to get into your laptop

While Mac malware tends to be a rather rare occurrence, Ars Technica reports security researchers have discovered two separate, new macOS viruses that rely on old Windows tricks to get into your laptop and steal your data.<p>One of the attacks, documented by software firm Objective-See, exploits an …

How to make a sextant from random junk

Navigate like it's ye olden tymes<p>For thousands of years, humans navigated by comparing their positions with those of familiar celestial bodies. They did this with instruments such as the sextant, which measures the angle between a heavenly target and the horizon. Some sextants are precise works of …

If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work

“People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses,” according to an old saw. Our research suggests there’s truth behind this saying: bosses matter far more for employee job satisfaction than any other factor we measured. But what makes someone a great boss?<p>Studies of leaders often focus on their …

Employment

How to Frame and Install a Partition Wall

Creating rooms starts with building walls the right way.<p>Remodeling a home usually consists of removing and building walls. These are both jobs that a motivated DIYer can take on and save some money in the process. Building a wall starts with assembling and installing the frame, which are the …

Keeping a Time Log: How to Do It and Its Benefits | The Art of Manliness

The number of productivity strategies out there are innumerable. Every day, dozens and perhaps hundreds of articles are published online about how to …

5 Steps You Can Take to Be a Better Leader

Well-known executive coach and best-selling author Marshall Goldsmith has some actionable steps anyone can take to become a more effective …

Either You Run the Organization or the Organization Will Run You

Chaos is what happens when instead of having a plan, whatever pops up next becomes your priority.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Strategic Management<i>, a new book containing insights from more than 20</i> …

Leadership

How to Make Beef Jerky | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tim Ferriss‘ new book,</i> The Four Hour Chef<i>.</i><p><b>An Introduction to Dehydrating Food</b><p>Dehydration is all about removing …

50 Best Books for Boys and Young Men | The Art of Manliness

As a boy, one of my favorite times in school was when we’d get a new Scholastic News book “catalog.” I would pour over the pages picking out which …

A Master Plan for Taking Back Control of Your Life

Here’s the problem we face, every day of our lives. Nearly everything that generates enduring value requires effort, focus, and even some discomfort …

Will Power

Quit Porn For Good | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: You can get the entire porn series in a book. Buy now.</i><p>It’s been interesting to watch this series unfold this week. Though I knew it …

Professor Ignites Protests By Refusing To Use Transgender Pronouns

Jordan B. Peterson is a tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and a clinical psychologist. His lectures—many produced by …

5 Places to Find Your Next Woodworking Project

Start your woodworking journey here.<p>After acquiring some tools and building a few basic wood projects, you'll want to test your skills by building larger and more complicated projects. There are a ton of great resources available online, but it can be overwhelming when you start searching. Here are …

Weekly Planning: How to Plan Your Week | The Art of Manliness

Growing up, each day is pretty well-scheduled out for you. School from morning til afternoon. After school sports or a job. Homework. Time for bed. …

Not Sure Where You’re Going? Start with a Personal Mission Statement

<i>Today’s guest post is by David Cordery.</i> Most organisations have mission statements—a clearly defined and articulated purpose to focus energy and help …

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

Build This Bench Out of Nothing But 2 x 4s

This easy-to-build sitting bench can be assembled in just a couple hours with basic tools.<p>Outdoor benches can be expensive to buy and complicated to build, but not this one. With a few simple materials, tools, and basic lumber—nothing but a few 2 x 4s—you can build this bench on a Saturday …

Can You Complete The Green Arrow Workout? Save Star City!

<b>Star City is in trouble.</b>With masked supervillians like Deathstroke, Merlyn, Deadshot, and the League of Assassins terrorizing the population, it’s up …

How to Tape Drywall

A color-coded guide to flat, smooth, perfect walls.<p>Each coat of joint compound is a different color in this article so you can easily see the order …

Home Improvement