Jessica Rosenberg

1,104 Added | 37 Magazines | 56 Likes | 378 Following | 331 Followers | @kikarose | I'm a writer, a blogger, and a book lover. I have two little girls, a dog, a cat, and a lawyer husband who recently started working from home. Life is never dull around these parts. You'll find my blog at itsjessicaslife.com and my first novel at bit.ly/AlohaAlso.

USA Today issues a clarification after depicting a rifle with a 'chainsaw bayonet'

Firearm aficionados criticized a video posted on Wednesday by USA Today for its portrayal of the Ruger AR-556, the rifle that was reportedly used by the man who killed 26 people at a church in rural Texas on Sunday.<p>In the brief video, USA Today identified components of the assault-style rifle and …

Guns

How to Horribly Injure Someone on Purpose

Do you hate violence? Author Tim Larkin says you need to be ready to use it anyway—and use it well—if you have no other choice.<p>If you're like me, you gave self-defense classes a try when you were a kid, but punching air and going "kiai!" for an hour every other day seemed pretty useless, so you …

George R.R. Martin

Watch Starship Troopers now: it’s reality, not sci-fi

Twenty years ago Paul Verhoeven’s film foresaw the nightmare of the west’s endless war with terrorists. If only the world had recognised its genius<p>There’s an image from Starship Troopers – 20 years old this week – that has been carved into the walls of my memory ever since I first watched it as an …

Paul Verhoeven

9 Rules for Surviving #NaNoWriMo or any first draft of a novel

It’s day 8 of #NaNoWriMo 2017 or day whatever of the first draft of your first novel and things are starting to feel real. You’ve passed the easy, …

Writing

Insider Guide: Doing What you Love is Worth the Hard Work

Lisa Lehmann, owner and designer at Studio Jewel<p>As told to Jessica Rosenberg<p>When Lisa Lehmann found herself unfulfilled in her Soloist career as a …

Jewelry

Siri Tips & Tricks: 21 Useful Things You Can Ask Siri

Whether you’re new to iPhone or have been using your device for a while—there are plenty of Siri tips and tricks you may have never tried. We know Siri has opinions on the meaning of life but what other things can you ask Siri to do? There are plenty of lists on the cool and funny things to ask …

iOS

The Hidden Mysteries Behind Researching Your Target Audience with Social Media

In today’s digital age, you need to be on top of social media marketing, but, with so many social media platforms in play, it can be challenging to …

Social Media Marketing

7 Ways to Boost Your Conversions Through Social Media by @malleeblue

Here are seven strategies you can develop for your own industry in order to boost conversion through social media marketing.The post 7 Ways to Boost …

Social Media Marketing

You Asked, She Answered: A CEO on Turning Your Side Hustle Into a Legit Business

If you've pored over MyDomaine's home tour section or turned to Instagram for interior inspiration, chances are you've come across the work of Amber …

Entrepreneurship

Richard Branson on the Importance of Taking Meaningful Risks

According to the billionaire, it is important to ask yourself, 'What can I do to make a real difference?'<p>This story appears in the November 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Richard Branson is known as an adventurer, a billionaire and a prolific entrepreneur with an ever-expanding brand, …

Entrepreneurship

16 Everyday Tools Professionals Can't Live Without

In the course of a single workday, you probably use a dozen or more different tools – whether it’s a device, an app, a dashboard or a tactile writing surface – to do your job. You send emails, check metrics, scribble notes, make calls and give presentations, all using different programs and …

Productivity

3 Steps to Finally Tackle Your Grunt Work

Every job has some degree of grunt work, those repetitious, uninspiring tasks that can often be boring and exhausting. Most people dread tasks like …

Procrastination

3 reasons why we can't be trusted to set our own work schedules — and what to do about it

• <b>People tend to get in their own way, and it prevents them from making the most of a flexible work schedule.</b>• <b><br>Present bias, the planning fallacy, and social norms are three examples of how and why.</b>• <b><br>It's possible to overcome each one with some work.</b><p>I am in the enviable position of pretty much setting my …

Behavior

If Work-Life Balance Isn't Realistic, Try This Instead.

Trying to balance everything in our lives just stresses us out more. The key to happiness is more about creating work-life harmony.<p>We hear a lot about work-life balance. It’s a nice catchall phrase that tries to explain the daily attention we place on both our work and home life. Can you give equal …

Happiness

How Long Does It Take to Form a Habit?

Conduct a quick Google search about habit formation and you'll probably learn that it takes a mere 21 days to form a habit. Or maybe 18, or 28, or …

Self-help

You won’t feel motivated every single day. Focus on this instead

It's taken me a long time to learn that motivation isn't an external source of inspiration.<p>It's an inner quiet you have to practice listening …

Productivity

Justin Bieber covered his abs with an elaborate tattoo and the internet is still processing

Take it easy, internet. It's Justin's body. Let him make his choices.<p>Justin Bieber set off a fan firestorm on Saturday when he shared a look at his …

Justin Bieber

Insider Guide: How I Started my Solo Business to Travel the World

Tangie Seals, Business Coach for Millennial Entrepreneurs<p>As told to Jessica Rosenberg<p>Tangie Seals envisioned her dream life, examined her skillset, …

Entrepreneurship

5 ways to separate life and work when you’re the boss of your own business

For many small business owners, your week is so overrun with meetings — not to mention requests from both clients and employees — that you have to …

Small Business

The Secret to Long-Term Motivation: Planning Backwards

In time, you'll no longer dread Monday mornings - you'll be up at 5 AM ahead of your alarm clock.<p><i>What is your daily driver as a start-up founder and entrepreneur? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the</i> …

Productivity

Hate Mornings? Design A Productive Afternoon Routine Instead

You don’t need to wake up at 4 a.m. to have a productive day.<p>With the amount of tips and tricks out there telling us how to have the most productive mornings possible, you’d think the majority of the working population spends the pre-lunch hours lifelessly shuffling around like a bunch of …

Productivity

How to get excited about bookkeeping – and other things that spur procrastination

To most people who run a small business, bookkeeping is a necessary evil.<p>Last year, Dutch bank ING polled entrepreneurs on Twitter asking which time consuming tasks they dislike most about their jobs. The question generated over 2000 responses, with 17 percent voting for “facility management” and …

Procrastination

Here’s the crucial lesson Steve Jobs taught Apple’s Jony Ive about focus

Jony Ive, the chief design officer at Apple, is the man Apple CEO Steve Jobs once called his “spiritual partner at Apple,” and on Friday, he talked …

Steve Jobs

You Don't Just Need a Daily Routine. You Need a Seasonal Routine Too

Humans didn't evolve to live strictly by the clock. Use that reality to your advantage.<p>These days almost all of us live by the clock. Our lives are divided into 24-hour chunks and scheduled according to the numbers on our watch or phone -- at such and such a time we get up, at another we eat lunch, …

Jack Reacher

7 Surefire Techniques for Overcoming Chronic Procrastination

Starting a Business > Entrepreneurs<p>Step one: if you are going to do it later, why not start now?<p>Christian Martin • Guest Writer<p>If you've ever put off something on your “to-do” list for months and months before it disappears into the “to-do list cemetary” forever, then this is for you.<p>For chronic …

Procrastination

The Centuries-Old Strategy That Turbocharged My Productivity

A few years ago, I assigned Ben Franklin’s <i>Autobiography</i>as reading for the literature survey class I was teaching — and, well, to say my students …

Productivity

How to reduce stress at work and feel more organised with a 'to-don't' list

The to-do list? So last year...<p>How often do you get to the end of the day before you realise you haven't done the one thing you set out to achieve? …

Time Management

7 Daily Habits Extremely Successful People Swear By

Start doing these now.<p>How do you become an uber-rich mogul in the vein of Bill Gates or Oprah Winfrey? Well, it might help to emulate the way they …

Success

4 Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs

Many entrepreneurs try to do more than they should.<p><i>By Colin McGuire, CEO of Boomn.</i><p>Being a successful entrepreneur means clocking long, dedicated hours. But, as Henry David Thoreau is thought to have said, "It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?" When …

Productivity

To-Do List Apps: 5 Easy Tricks for Using Them Better

Once, Pakistani-American immigrant Misha Euceph had a dream. The host of a podcast called “Beginner,” which chronicles her life as a 24-year-old transplant in Los Angeles, she had her heart set on covering her apartment walls with white boards or chalkboard paint—the better to keep track of her …

Productivity