Kevin Brunner

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How To Retire Comfortably By 62 With A Million

Let’s say you and your spouse both are 50-years old right now. You have saved about $200,000 in retirement savings in addition to some equity in the …

Retirement

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

50 Short Jokes Anyone Can Remember

For when you need the laughs to come fast.<p>I don’t know, but the flag is a big plus. These are the funniest jokes about all 50 U.S. …

Create your own animations easily with this tool

If you're a fan of Pixar films, you know how powerful animation can be. Just as animation can move us to tears and make us laugh, it can also be used …

Animation

KeyForge is a remarkable new card game gunning for both Magic and Hearthstone

Hands on with the “world’s first Unique Card Game”<p>Last week at Gen Con, Fantasy Flight Games unveiled <i>KeyForge: Call of the Archons</i>, which it claims to be the “world’s first Unique Deck Game.” Designed by Richard Garfield, the man behind <i>Magic: The Gathering</i>, it’s set to disrupt the collectible card …

Board Games

Everyone claims they are following “agile methods” but few actually do

When we talk with managers who are undertaking ambitious digital projects, we ask them if they are using agile methods. Many of them will say “yes, we’ve adopted agile already.” You’d think that would be an encouraging sign: when practiced well, agile methods can create exceptionally valuable and …

Project Management

Essential Design Thinking Videos and Methods

<i>The following resources are recommended in order to assist you to better understand Design Thinking. These resources, videos, and tools should be</i> …

Design

This Luxury Resort Is Like Vacationing On Another Planet

<b>HOW TO GET TO AMANGIRI</b><p>You can land your helicopter on-site. There’s also a municipal airport about 30 minutes away if you want to take your jet out …

National Parks

Proof That The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Older Ones

Here’s refreshing news for Boomers and Gen Xers, especially women considering starting businesses after 50 (who I’ve been writing about this year): When it comes to launching a successful business, youth is not the magic elixir.<p>“Successful entrepreneurs are middle-aged, not young,” according to <i>Age</i> …

Entrepreneurship

The Mind: Most polarizing card game of the year?

Though up for "Game of the Year," some question whether it's a game at all.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out …

Board Games

27 Anticipated games from GenCon 2018

GenCon is the premiere gaming convention in the United States, and it takes place this weekend in Indianapolis. A convention where companies debut …

Gen Con

It's Time To Ditch Performance Improvement Plans. Here's Why

Performance Improvement Plans, or PIPs, are used all over the world—ostensibly to address and improve the work of underperforming or unhappy employees. Unfortunately, they are often remarkably unsuccessful at achieving that outcome.<p>In most cases, PIPs are really used just to buy time before making …

Employment

Magic: The Gathering Creator’s New Game Will Sell Billions of Unique Decks

On Wednesday at Gen Con 2018, Fantasy Flight Games revealed the newest card game from legendary Magic: The Gathering creator Richard Garfield, …

Board Games

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

7 ways managers motivate and demotivate employees

Few things are as costly and disruptive as managers who kill morale. Demotivated employees underperform and then walk out the door at the first …

Emotional Intelligence

The Best Overwater Bungalows For Your Dream Tropical Vacation

I would sell my soul to stay a night in one of these.<p>Overwater bungalows are social media gold. A picture of a thatched roof over pristine aquamarine ocean is guaranteed to get a a like, a re-pin, or maybe even a heart-eye emoji, and for good reason. Island vacations are exotic enough on their own, …

Mother of Pearl

Ramen recipe

Roland Persson<p>A ramen recipe you can make from scratch, from Tove Nilsson's <i>Ramen: Japanese Noodles and Side Dishes</i> (Pavilion Books). Tove says, "I …

Recipes

Cloud Animator helps you create amazing visual presentations

popsci shop<p>Get a one-year subscription now for $19.<p>Online presentations are a great way to pitch your product and engage with potential clients. But in today’s world, bullet points and 3D graphs aren’t going to cut it. Cloud Animator Advanced is an online platform that helps you create slick visual …

Infographics

Here’s the final nail in the coffin of open plan offices

A new study from Harvard Business School finds that open plan offices don’t live up to the hype–in fact, the idea that they promote interaction is dead wrong.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> The Conversation<i>.</i><p>Open plan offices have taken off because of a desire to increase interaction and …

Employment

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

CEOs

Make Your Own Crackers, Win "Best Cheese Plate" Award

In ancient <i>(</i>definitely not ancient) times, one might have said to someone they suspected of losing their mind that they had gone crackers. Crackers! You might have clicked on this article just to see what the fuss was about, to see what kind of truly unreasonable person out there was spending their …

Recipes

GEEK PICK: Star Trek TOS Bluetooth Communicator

We’ve come a long way since <i>Star Trek</i> first premiered in 1966. A lot of the technology that seemed preposterously advanced when the show aired has …

Science Fiction

The Game And Hobby Channel - Large, Growing And Off The Beaten Track

The Game and Hobby channel is often overlooked by Toy industry executives because it does not fit into their overall perception of their market …

Board Games

17 Simple Truths That Will Improve Your Life and Make You Incredibly Successful

Memorize these words, and work their meaning into your life. Then, watch the results.<p>There is no single secret to success. If there were, and if it were straightforward or easy, everybody would do it. But everybody doesn't do it.<p>That said, there are certainly habits and strategies that can make …

Mark Twain

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

This fancy device turns your entire room into a screen

Augmented reality for the design-minded<p>Screen fatigue is real. Between phones and laptops and TVs, it seems as if the world is covered in glowing glass boxes.<p>At first glance it might seems as if Lightform, a new projector system that casts light onto any surface, is part of the problem. Then you …

What You're Willing To Tolerate Sets The Tone For Your Company Culture

I’m obsessing lately about a presentation Harvey Goldberg gave on leadership. He asked a simple question: “What do you <i>expect</i> from your people?” Then he asked, “Now, what do you <i>tolerate</i> from them?” He then drew the two squares above and said, “What you tolerate is what you will get, and that becomes …

Team Building

You Should Finally Learn To Solve a Rubik's Cube

It's easier than you might think and whole lot of fun.<p>When I got a Rubik's Cube for Christmas a large number of years ago, I did what any kid would: I scrambled it and set it aside. But although I don't know where it is now, the unfinished business haunted me for years. What with robots and …

Mathematics

Here's How to Make Delicious Ice Cream at Home Without an Ice Cream Maker

When I was a kid, making homemade ice cream was never an option. "We don't have an ice cream maker," my mom would remind me all of the many times I'd …

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups