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Three Signs You're Becoming A Real CEO

There are two ways to become a CEO. The first and most traditional route is to work your way up through the ranks of an organization until you find yourself in the top leadership position.<p>The second and far easier way is to start your own business and name yourself CEO.<p>Of course, climbing the …

How (and why) to use Google Photos on your iPhone or iPad

Many iPhone users have wrestled with storage limits, especially when it comes to managing the device's camera roll. Apart from deleting old pics and …

Google Photos

Chilling PBS Doc Recounts The Nuclear Accident That Nearly Destroyed Arkansas

<b>WHO:</b> Oscar-nominated, Emmy-Winning documentary filmmaker <b>Robert Kenner</b>; based on the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book of the same by <b>Eric Schlosser</b>, who …

Bill Clinton

How to Move Your Photo Library Between Apple Photos and Google Photos

We’re all disappearing under a virtual avalanche of photos and videos, and no one’s really sure about how to organize it all—though Apple and Google …

Four Ways To Help Your Employees Understand How They Contribute To The Company's Bottom Line

If you’re a people manager, you might look around at the bustling activity of your team and the looks of intense determination on their faces and assume that everyone understands how their work contributes to the company’s bottom line.<p>But you would be wrong. At least based on a recent Robert Half …

10 Habits To Develop By The Time You Are 30

There are many milestones one could argue indicate adulthood: an 18th birthday, a college graduation, a job with proper health insurance, etc. Research states the brain is more developed in our late 20s than our early 30s, better equipping people to make significant decisions closer to 30 than to …

How A Legacy Brand Imagines A New Future: Lessons From Fisher-Price

Pro tip: Avoid science fiction.<p>How does an established company imagine a new future? That was the question Fisher-Price wanted to answer when it approached our design consultancy Continuum recently. The 85-year-old children’s product company noticed enormous shifts in the market, from ubiquitous …

The 10 Best Ways To Hire For Customer Service (And Almost Any Other Job)

It’s not just the application, interview and hiring that brings you the best people. It’s also what happens just after they are hired. It’s the onboarding process, the training, the short-term reviews and more.<p>I had a chance to connect with Andre Lavoie, the CEO of ClearCompany, a talent management …

Going Above And Beyond Customer Service To Achieve True Customer Engagement

“Anyone who wants to get to the top 1% of customer satisfaction and loyalty needs to go beyond ‘service’ to the heart of creating a superior customer experience. And the way you get there is through customer engagement.”<p>These are the words of Ricard Casimiro, whom I had the opportunity to interview …

How Millionaires Manage Their Email

How can you cut the time spent on emails in half? How can you get to “inbox zero” every single day?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 millionaires, entrepreneurs and highly successful solopreneurs for my new book, <i>15 Secrets Highly Successful People Know About Time Management.</i> I learned that …

Time Management

Chromecast Audio Turns Any Speaker With An Audio Input Into WiFi Streamer

If you’ve got a nice, wired home audio setup and have been reluctant to spend money on adding streaming solutions like a $349 Sonos Connect or the …

We Don't Need The Best People, We Need The Best Teams

In 1997, in a landmark article, McKinsey declared the war for talent. The firm argued that due to demographic shifts, recruiting the “best and the brightest” was even more important than “capital, strategy, or R&D.” The report was enormously influential and continues to affect how enterprises …

5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable

I have a magic pill to sell you. It will help you make more money, be happier, look thinner, and have better relationships. It’s a revolutionary new pharmaceutical product called Late-No-More. Just one dose every day will allow you to show up on time, greatly enhancing your life and the lives of …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

How-To: Safely shrink your Mac’s giant photo library, deleting duplicate images to save space

I’ve focused a lot over the last few months on helping readers to speed up and optimize Apple’s Macs — everything from adding RAM to recovering hard drive space and upgrading old hard drives to faster SSDs. Today’s How-To is focused on something very specific but with a lot of optimization …

Tutorials

How to set up a paperless office using your Mac or iPhone

Sick of the mountains of paper stacking up in your inbox? You’ve probably heard about the joys of having a paperless office, maybe even thought about setting one up, but didn’t know how.<p>Well, here’s how. Not only is it easy to set to do, it can totally change your life.<p>Here’s how to use your Mac …

Police Charge Head-Butting Walmart Customer With Assault

Although the Walmart tax worker who was head-butted by a shopper at first declined to press charges against the woman, police confirmed that after a …

Consumer News

Start Your Week With This Video Of Fired McDonald’s Employee Trashing Kitchen

Are you unhappy to be back at work after the weekend? Do you dream of running amok in your office and maybe going hog-wild on the printer? We don’t …

McDonald's

Create a Minimalist Wardrobe with These Essential Clothing Items

You don't need a ton of clothes to look great every day. Streamlining your wardrobe to only the clothes you'll actually wear will, in fact, save you …

Clothing

The 101 Most Popular Deadspin Posts Of 2014

Time to take a look back at our most popular posts of 2014. We have our own thoughts about what our best posts were, but these are the ones that …

Three Tasks You Should Do Every Day to Stay Happy and Productive

Some days, even the best job can be a bit of a drag. If you want to get things done—but still keep your sanity—Jay Shirley's "Must, Should, Want" …

The Gut-Blasting Gauntlet

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The Plastc all-in-one payment card could eat Coin's breakfast

Payments are tricky. Square, PayPal and others are still working on getting you to pay with your phone. Google Wallet and Apple Pay have and will try to get NFC to finally take off. Meanwhile, Chip and PIN cards are coming to the United States. Yeah, payments are more than tricky, it’s a mess.<p>The …

The $149 Chane A1rx-c speaker is almost too good to be true

Budget speakers are getting really good -- Audioengine, Dayton Audio, Emotiva, Monoprice, and Andrew Jones Pioneer models are all exceptional -- and now I'm adding Chane Music & Cinema's speakers to the list. The model I'm reviewing here, the A1rx-c bookshelf speaker, is their least expensive; it …

5 Surefire Ways to Become a More Approachable Leader

Leadership status puts a natural barrier between you and your employees. Learn how you can take steps to open the lines of communication.<p>Whether you're a startup or Fortune 500 executive, you can't be an effective leader if people are hesitant to approach you. Sure, a stoic hard-ass personality …

Apple Will Replace Your Defective iPhone 5 Battery

Is your iPhone battery failing, but your device is now out of warranty? We have good news for some owners of that model of iPhone: Apple has …

Flatten Your Abs in 8 Minutes

3 smart ways to cap off your workout<p><b>IF WEIGHTLIFTING IS THE FAST TRACK TO FAT LOSS</b>—and most experts agree that it is—then why do so many guys in the gym have a gut? "Too many of them focus on beefing up body parts instead of trying to work as many muscles as possible," says B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., …

The Not-So-Broken-Windows Theory Of Company Culture And Excellence

Every consultant has secrets, shortcuts, tricks of the trade. For me, if called on to quickly size up a company’s culture, customer-centricity, customer service or operational excellence, I’ve been know to start by checking out how clean the windows are.<p>Let me back up. You’re likely familiar with …