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Moleskine’s Smart Writing Set Digitizes Your Work As You Write

To start off, I should warn you that this review might be <i>slightly</i> biased because well, I love Moleskine. I got my first one, a reporter-style pocket …

The Next Level: These Podcasts Will Supercharge Your Powers Of Productivity

The Next Level <i>is a new bi-weekly column that will rate, evaluate, and comment on the content that can help you improve your quality of life. Books, apps, podcasts,</i> <i>websites — we’ll detail the tools that will hep you achieve your goals — whether they pertain to time-management, fitness, productivity,</i> …

8 Eco-Conscious Instagram Accounts to Follow on Earth Day

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How to Talk in Meetings When You Hate Talking in Meetings

Nobody loves meetings. But they can be especially taxing for people who crave a quieter setting for brainstorming or thinking through issues, or who struggle to have their voices heard in a room full of loud-talkers. How can these folks make sure their ideas are well-represented in team meetings? …

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success | Inc.com

Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to continuously seek mastery and reinvent …

Motivation

Prince's Most Popular Songs: Visualizing His Enduring Appeal In The Digital Age

Legendary performer and astonishingly gifted musician Prince Rogers Nelson passed away April 21, setting off a wave of public mourning. FORBES took a look at the Purple One’s most popular songs of the digital era.<p>We used data from Nielsen Entertainment that pinpoint Prince’s top songs, based on …

Music

Judge rules in favor of Apple in key case involving a locked iPhone

A federal judge in New York ruled in favor of Apple on Monday, saying that an obscure Colonial-era law did not authorize him to force the firm to lift data from an iPhone at the government’s request.<p>The ruling is not binding in any other court, but it takes on an outsize importance as the U.S. …

Privacy

OK, California campers: Ready, set, reserve

If you snooze Tuesday morning, you will lose.<p>A series of target moments arrive at 7, 8 and 9 a.m. on March 1 for campsite reservations at state parks across California — including Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin, trail camps in the Santa Cruz Mountains and national forests in the Sierra …

A London startup CEO explains the way she steals top employees from companies like Bloomberg

Melissa Morris is the cofounder and CEO of Network Locum, which provides a platform to help self-employed locum doctors find work at GP practices and to help GP practices find cover when they need it.<p>"This is what I'm doing to take your talented people," she told an audience of employees from firms …

10 Things I Learned Traveling as a Couple

For our second date, without much warning and with little fanfare, Tyler showed up on my doorstep while I was on a trip to Buenos Aires for my job with the State Department. I felt like something big was about to happen as this was a departure from my normal dating experiences in Washington, DC. …

Meet Piper The Very Cool Dog Who Works To Keep Airport Runways Safe

He's almost too cool.<p>Piper came on as wildlife manager in January 2015, and works a full-time shift from 4 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.<p>His handler and owner, Brian Edwards, has been working at the airport as the airport operations supervisor since 2008.<p>The airport attracts flocks of Canadian geese and water …

Air Traffic

It's not me, it's you: 6 signs you're a bad manager

Having someone on your team not pull his or her weight is not only incredibly frustrating, but it also makes it harder to hit goals — which, as you've surely stressed about, reflects badly on you.<p>But rather than set up yet another meeting, have you asked yourself how you contributed to the …

5 Secrets to Improve Learning and Memory

I’ve already posted a research round-up on becoming an expert at anything. That was focused on the big picture of how to master something over a …

What You Believe Affects What You Achieve

Even as my glasses have gotten smaller and hopefully cooler over the years, I am still a proud member of Nerd Nation. As such, I read a lot of …

Self-improvement

Frequent Use of High Potency Pot May Lead to Brain Damage

Frequent smoking of high potency “skunk-like” cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain …

9 Ways To Create A Life You Admire

I meet a lot of brilliant women who are dedicated and talented in their professional careers. Sadly, when it comes to their personal lives, they find …

Motivation

Books That Changed My Mind This Year: CEO Selections

A good book will make you think; a really good book will change the way you do it. <i>Fortune</i> asked 18 CEOs, luminaries, and rising stars to name the one …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

Lower Back Pain Relief With These 6 Stretches

Suffering from lower back pain is frustrating for anyone. Whether you’re a construction worker or an office manager, this affliction can affect …

Pain

5 Phrases Every Leader Should Overuse

One of the hardest roles to fill is being a leader of a start-up. You have to deal with never ending issues. Start-up CEOs must motivate the rest of the team, establish a company culture, and find a way to keep everyone together.<p>When stepping into a leadership position, it's easy to become …

The magic of cinema unlocked one man’s coma-bound world

An Alfred Hitchcock film helped to prove one patient had been conscious while in a coma-like state for 16 years. The discovery shows that neuroscience may still have lots to learn from the ancient art of storytelling, says Tom Stafford.<p>If brain injury steals your consciousness then you are in a …

The Brain

13 Ways Beauty Bloggers Use Baking Soda in Their Beauty Routine

One of the most awesome trends to take over the beauty world is the push for more natural beauty products. Vloggers talk about it, bloggers talk about it and we’re definitely into it too. After all, many of us are totally obsessed with keeping our skin glowing and fresh, so why not keep it healthy …

7 Podcasts That Will Make You A Smarter Entrepreneur

A year ago, I had never listened to a podcast in my entire life. They seemed like this weird thing that old people might do (if you’re old and that …

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Viral Stop-Motion Beard Video Shot Using Only an iPhone and Some Creativity

Here’s a video that should help you transition out of work mode and into TGIF mode with more than a few chuckles along the way. It was put together …

Children React to the Taste of a Lemon for the First Time in Photo Series 'Pucker'

Lemons are a great source of flavor that can add that special zest to a dish or beverage. But did you ever think of them as the special ingredient …

Cute

The 17 Greatest Wedding Photobombers Of All Time

Done by the masters of the photobomb: animals, of course.

Weddings