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11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

5 Keys to Living Life Like a Zen Master

Who doesn't want to learn to handle life with the grace of a saint and the creative power of a Zen Master? Who doesn't want to deal with all the ups and downs each day with an inner calm and sense of peace that can be maintained no matter what one is facing?<p>Below are 5 key attributes of being a …

How to Use Multiple Desktops (or Spaces) on a Mac

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …

4 things you absolutely must convey by the end of an interview

There’s a lot you can do to prepare for an interview. You can research the company, try to figure out what questions the hiring manager will ask, and — of course — practice. But, in the end, you still might be completely blindsided by how the interview progresses.<p>Yes, it can be frustrating, but …

Employment

5 phrases you should never say in a job interview

When put on the spot, even the most confident job candidates can trip over their words. If you’re interviewing for your first job out of college, you’re bound to take some verbal tumbles.<p>There are always a few phrases experts say put candidates directly in their “no” pile. Avoid becoming just …

Employment

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

14 Digital Tools for Authors and Illustrators

Putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard, more realistically) is the traditional starting point for writing a short story, memoir, essay, comic …

The ‘boring’ trait Google looks for in its leaders

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>The prototypical leader is a hero: gives the rousing speech, inspires the troops and shows up at the last minute to save the day. At least that’s how leaders are portrayed. but that’s not at all what Google discovered as their most important …

This Photoshop Tool Can Save You Some Serious Time

We all love to save a little time, but when it comes to Photoshop, some things are trickier than the others. Getting the right color look to an image …

Here are some alternative to the bulk and heavy tripod when you want stability and sharpness, but not weight and bulk.

Though a tripod can be an invaluable tool for producing sharp images, you may not enjoy hauling it around especially when traveling. If you want …

The Right Autofocus Will Make Your Photography Better

The way I see it, your camera does three things to make a picture: focuses, adjusts brightness, and adjusts color. I know that’s a simplified …

Photoshop Essentials: What is an Adjustment Layer and How to Use Them to Edit Your Images

Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing …

Tutorials

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Photoshop Composite of 300+ Hours & 1000 Layers|Whimsical New York

In 1960, the fact that I could write from my couch, and send this out instantly for you to read on your own, or whatever cozy spot you’ve taken up …