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The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people on the planet are also the people likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath …

Bill Gates

No plumber, no problem: Conquer drain clogs with these 4 cleaners you can make from pantry staples

There are few things more annoying at home than clogged and smelly drains. Calling a plumber is expensive and inconvenient. Commercial drain cleaners …

Cleaning

Apple Watch Move ring vs. Exercise ring: What’s the difference?

Closing your Apple Watch Activity Rings can become such an obsession that it’s easy to forget why you’re doing it. It’s not just to keep Tim Cook happy in his giant, ring-shaped office in Cupertino. So, what does it really mean to close a ring?<p>The Stand goal is obvious. We all know we shouldn’t sit …

Doctors botch blood pressure readings more often than you think

High blood pressure is a silent killer. Here’s why doctors often fail to catch it.<p>Picture the last time your doctor checked your blood pressure. Were you sitting in a chair? Were you relaxed? Were you silent? Did your doctor or nurse take more than one reading?<p>Chances are, the answer to one or more …

Diabetes

Calories and macros and BMI don’t count. Here are the numbers that really matter.

Health often seems like a numbers game. What’s your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don’t matter very much for our overall health. …

Nutrition

This hidden Apple Watch stat tells you whether to exercise or rest

Imagine if your Apple Watch could tell you which days were best for you to do a workout, and what kind of workout you should do. Well it can, sort of, thanks to a hidden feature that few people have yet discovered or know how to use.<p>Heart rate variability, or HRV, is a new metric that reveals your …

A Battery That Could Change The World

Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery.<p>The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development of better, cheaper batteries is critical for both the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and for the future electrical grid. Battery …

Clean Energy

My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition

With the transition to iPad Pro as my primary computer fully achieved in 2016 and not surprising anymore, in 2017 I turned my attention to three other key areas of my life: working with the MacStories team, managing my time, and finding my favorite apps among many competing alternatives.<p>For the …

I just spent a day in a mindfulness program developed at Google and left with 5 key lessons

It was a fitting start to a day of mindfulness training.<p>Search Insider Yourself (SIY) is a two-day program that teaches participants skills around mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. It was originally developed at Google, by the company's 107th employee, Chade-Meng Tan (a.k.a. the …

Mindfulness

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

Use your Mac’s standard OS X apps to optimize your home Wi-Fi network – MacDailyNews - Welcome Home

“Some time ago I visited my parents, and as these things tend to go, they had a list of things that bothered them about their computers, iPhones and …

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

Peter Thiel

The One Drink You Should Have Every Morning (It's Not Lemon Water)

For most people, the first thing they drink when they wake up is a cup of coffee. After all, it tastes great and the caffeine provides a nice buzz to …

How-To: Understand the Wireless Diagnostics app on your Mac to analyze and improve your Wi-Fi network

Apple ships a little-known utility app that helps you analyze and diagnose your Wi-Fi connection, called Wireless Diagnostics. Open the app by option-clicking on the Wi-Fi indicator in the menu bar and select ‘Open Wireless Diagnostics …’. Although the app contains a lot of useful information, it …

Wi-Fi

How-To: Migrate notes from Evernote to Apple Notes

<b>Update:</b> iOS 9.3 adds support for importing Evernote data into Notes by long-pressing on Evernote Export files.<p>Apple dramatically improved its Notes app with iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan last fall thanks to enhanced photo support, new formatting tools, URL snippets, a share extension, and an iCloud …

Operating Systems

This beautiful app will show you all the forgotten files that are slowing down your Mac

Computers have transformed our desks - and not necessarily for the better.<p>Where previously workers had great stacks of paper and overflowing filing …

A Screenshot Is Worth a Thousand Words

The easiest way to make a point about an app is often with a screenshot. This is especially true on Twitter with its 140 character limit, but it is equally true in a wide variety of other contexts. Designers use screenshots to communicate with clients and developers, or create mood boards and …

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

Productivity

Why asparagus makes pee smell funny, and other amazing facts about everyday foods and spices

By digging deep into the molecular chemistry of everyday foods and spices, Cambridge-based chemistry teacher Andy Brunning has the answers.<p>And you don't have to be a chemistry-expert to understand them.<p>Brunning heads the popular science website Compound Interest and recently published the book "Why …

Asparagus

Make Your iPhone Faster With This One Simple Trick

For as long as iPhones have been around, Apple’s company line has been that its mobile operating system, iOS, does an excellent job managing the …

These are the 10 smartest countries in the world when it comes to science

That's partly why the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tracks new college degrees in 40 of the world's most advanced countries.<p>Now the group has released its 2015 Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard report, which includes data up to 2012.<p>The ranking is based on …

Demographics