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The Average Cost of 57 Common Home Maintenance Projects

Some home maintenance projects are surprisingly affordable, and others are staggeringly expensive. If you’re a new homeowner, it can be tough to …

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Wi-Fi

What Causes the "Dadbod" (and How to Reverse It)

Ah, the “dadbod.” A recently coined term, it describes the body of a man whose belly suggests that he’s had a few thousand beers during NFL Sunday. …

This Chart Shows the Lawn Maintenance You Need to Do Every Month of the Year

You probably think of lawn maintenance as a summer-only task. However, there are still a few tasks to be done year round. This chart shows you what …

lawnmaintenance

How to Motivate Your Team Without Carrots or Sticks

One of two things is going to happen when a newcomer joins your team. They’re going to see right away how to plug into their own power source on the job and feel great about coming to work, or they’re not.<p>When you make it easy for a person to learn, to succeed and to grow a little bit every day on …

Get Google Now reminders for multiple calendars

Google Now is your helpful Android assistant that can remind you of upcoming events like birthdays, sports scores, movies and calendar events. That last item -- calendar events -- can be a bit tricky if you have more than one calendar on your Google account. You may only be seeing updates about …

Remember the “Losada Ratio” for Giving Feedback

Most people know about the feedback sandwich: compliment, criticism, compliment. Many managers overuse that scheme and the Losado Ratio is a better …

Self-help

Get to the Root of Problems with a Fishbone Diagram

When you encounter a problem, the most effective method of solving it is by getting to the root cause. You can create a fishbone diagram to help …

Brainstorming

Build Trust with Others Using the Johari Window Model

Teams work best together when the individuals trust each other, but building trust can be difficult. The Johari Window model is a tool you and …

Personal Information

Three Classic Business Truths That You Should Ignore

Don't believe everything you read. Or hear time and again, even from really smart people. That goes double for some of the business "truths" we've …

Entrepreneurship

Organize Freezer Foods Into Containers to Keep Things Tidy

If your freezer is anything like mine, it includes several years of food in plastic bags piled on top of each other. This makes it hard to find …

Avoid Monday Deadlines for a More Productive Week

Like many of us, Jessica Hische has too much to do and it creeps into her downtime. So she came up with a productivity trick that ensures she gets …

Time Management

The Best Items to Get from Amazon Subscribe and Save

Services like Amazon's Subscribe and Save or Target Subscriptions are great for busy people who'd prefer grocery items automatically appear at their …

Personal Finance

Six 30-Day Challenges to Help You Learn More and Form Lasting Habits

30 day challenges are a great way to force yourself out of your comfort zone to take on new skills. You can learn new things, form lasting habits, …

Self-improvement

Top 10 Food Infographics to Hang in Your Kitchen or Save to Your Phone

Sometimes, a chart or infographic is the best way to communicate complex topics—like what the different types of cuts of beef are (and how to cook …

Infographics

Follow Up With New Information If Someone Ignores Your Email

Don't you hate it when you send an email and you don't get any response (did the recipient even read it)? Instead of responding with "Why didn't you …

Airlines

Use "If...Then" Statements to Reduce Back-and-Forth Emails

Email can quickly pile up and be a distraction with its constant notifications—especially those short back and forth messages. Tim Ferris, author of …

Productivity

​MultCloud Ties Together All Your Cloud Storage Services

If you like to take advantage of free space for your files, you no doubt have several cloud storage accounts. MultCloud helps you access and search …

Become a Better Listener by Following These Five Rules

Being a good speaker is easy, but being a good listener is a lot harder. If you're trying to work on your listening skills, The Wall Street Journal …

15 Minutes Might Be the Ideal Meeting Length

A meeting that drones on and on is hardly productive. Keeping a meeting to 15 minutes is ideal for the same reason that TED talks are maxed out at 18 …

TED Talks

The Best Way to Freeze Meals for Cooking Later in the Oven or Crockpot

Freezer cooking allows you to prep a ton of meals for easier cooking later in the week. Even if you already know how to store foods in the fridge or …

Prepare These 15 Stories for Your Next Job Interview

Storytelling is perhaps the best way to present information so it's memorable and relatable, and it can make you stand out especially in job …

Employment

Bypass Your ISP's Throttling of Netflix or Other Videos with a VPN

Verizon has been caught throttling Netflix streaming (much like Comcast was before Netflix paid the cable company for a "fast lane" access). If …

Net Neutrality

Master the "Six U's" to Perfectly Pitch an Idea

Delivering an elevator pitch or even telling your boss about an idea can be nerve-wracking. Entrepreneur James Altucher has crafted "the six U's of …

Hedge Funds

9 Minutes a Day is the Magic Number for Better Personal Branding

Professionals know it's important to promote yourself to step up the corporate ladder. But if you think you don't have the time for that, think …

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​Tim Ferris' Email Auto-Responses Can Help You Manage Your Inbox

We all rely on email, we all know it can get overwhelming. To get back in control, Tim Ferris suggests setting up auto-responses that make it clear …

Time Management

6 Things Learned While Working A Call Centre Job

Working in a call centre is nobody's dream job, but for some of Generation ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ it is a grim fact of post-college life. For five years I …

Not Just for Arts and Crafts: How to Use Pinterest Productively

Pinterest gets a reputation for being all about pinning pretty things and not getting much done. However, as active users could tell you, it's …

Slow Cooker Recipes