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8 Things Men Think While Going Down on You

The good, the bad, and the tongue pain<p>The high-functioning part of a man’s brain basically shuts down the minute your pants come off. It’s not that we don’t think; our thoughts just become, well, simple. <i>Naked woman. Must touch.</i><p>But that changes when we go down on you because, suddenly, we have a …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

FoundationDB SQL Layer: Storing SQL Data in a NoSQL Database

FoundationDB has announced the general availability of SQL Layer, and ANSI SQL engine that runs on top of their key-value store. The result is a …

57 Life-Changing Upgrades for Every Room in Your Home

These new gadgets and products—plus hard-earned wisdom and tips—will make your home smarter, more functional, and more fun to live in.<p>These new gadgets and products—plus hard-earned wisdom and tips—will make your home smarter, more functional, and more fun to live in.

Five Mobile Habits That Will Change Your Life

If only I had a device in my pocket that had the answer to almost any question…Oh, wait, I do: it’s my phone.<p>The phone in your pocket used to only be able to make calls. Now, this device connects with your social networks, gives you access to emails, opens up the world wide web and allows you the …

Understanding & Managing Your Digital Footprint

Bio<p>Robin Wilton brings 28 years of industry experience to the role of Technical Outreach Director for Identity and Privacy, in the Internet Society's …

Innovation

JetBrains 0xDBE: A Tool for DBAs and SQL Developers

Up until now, JetBrains’ IDEs have included plug-ins for dealing with database administration and development tasks. JetBrains has decided to extract …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

All your MySQL databases can belong to this startup

SAN FRANCISCO — Life revolves around software, and software revolves around databases. So you’ve got to keep an eye on those databases.<p>VividCortex is totally on it. Today, during an appearance at the DEMO Enterprise conference, it launched with a nifty management tool for implementations of the …

No, credit cards are not evil

<b>This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson.</b><p>A little over a month ago, my husband and I were getting ready for a five-night trip to Jamaica. And as …

Agile with Guts - A pragmatic guide to value-driven development

Foreword<p>Build the right thing right<p>Value-driven development (VDD)<p>Value<br>• Traditional drivers<br>• The wrong metaphor<p>VDD in five minutes<p>Five principles<br>• What …

What the rich do differently: Habits that foster wealth and success

Shares 17<p>I’m fascinated by the differences between rich people and poor people. Are the differences mostly a matter of class and economic mobility? …

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February was a busy month for InfoQ.com. We published almost 180 items (78 news, 63 presentations, 21 articles, 16 interviews, 1 research).<p>Here's our …

The Most Important Skill They Don't Teach You At Harvard (Or Anywhere Else)

You and I face problems.<p>Sometimes we know what to do. Most times we don’t and need input from others.<p>But to maximize this input to produce real-world results it takes a new skill not taught in most business schools.<p>Call it a ‘strategic conversation’ and according to Lisa Kay Solomon, entrepreneurs …

8 Ways To Turn Negative Feedback Into Something Positive

Negative feedback at work is painful. It might make you angry or frightened--but if you're able to turn it into a positive thing, the negative feedback can actually be your key to success. I spoke to Rebecca Thorman, a speaker, blogger, and careers writer at Kontrary.com, Eve Tahmincioglu, a career …

Happiness

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

8 Ways To Undermine Yourself As A Leader

As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time honing our leadership style and working tirelessly to ensure our teams are motivated to work with us. There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there’s less information readily available on …

The Power Of Eye Contact: It's A Myth

Most of us think that when we want to make a point, we should look the other person in the eye. Spouses, bosses, car salesmen, politicians, all use a direct gaze when they’re trying to convince an audience of many or one that their position is the most valid. Now it turns out that they should …

Experiences Versioning a RESTful Service

Use server driven content negotiation, but enhance the response with links to alternate versions and formats of the representation, thus letting the …

Pull yourself through the transition period.

Many older workers feel it's their turn to take it easy if they've been laid off after a long time at one job. This can lead to depression. Let yourself go through that stage, but do make sure to move forward.

How Fog Creek Software Made Kiln's Search 1000x Faster with Elasticsearch

One of the most satisfying things I do as a developer is optimizing: making parts of my product, Kiln, faster. Having the best features or the nicest …

Databases

Small Tweaks To Make Your Work And Life Better

Years ago, author and consultant Cali Williams Yost used to try to talk to executives about ‘work-life balance.’ That all changed when one senior leader pulled her aside. “He said, ‘I’m going to take pity on you and tell you what’s going on. Every time I hear ‘work-life balance,’ I hear ‘work …

Want To Grow Your Business? Grow Your People! Part 1

Want to achieve your strategic goals each year and progress to your long-term vision? Engage your employees as your collaborators. They are your most important assets. Invest in them. Get to know them. Tap into your employees’ talents and unleash their potential in ways that mutually benefit them …

Design Patterns for JavaScript Applications

We are writing increasingly larger and more complex JavaScript applications using the latest frameworks and libraries but we tend to overlook the …

Performance Gurus Release jClarity Flagship Performance Monitoring Tool

London-based start-up jClarity has announced the general availability of their flagship product for locating Java performance problems in both Cloud …

How To Identify Your Workplace Strengths

At some point in your career, you’ll likely be asked: <i>What are some of your greatest workplace strengths?</i> Maybe your boss will pose the question in your next performance evaluation; perhaps a hiring manager will ask in a future job interview. Whenever it happens, you’ll want to be able to identify …

16 Things You Should Do At The End Of Every Work Day

Last week when I laid out the 16 things you should do at the start of every work day, I said the first few hours in the office can have a significant effect on your level of productivity over the following eight. But in order to successfully accomplish your morning routine, you’ll have to end the …

The 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Employee

A few weeks ago I wrote an article covering the 5 Must-Have Qualities Of The Modern Manager. However it’s not just the managers that need to adapt and evolve to the changing workplace; it’s also the non-managerial employees. As I mentioned in the previous article dramatic changes in the way we work …

How To Be A Great Manager That Employees Want To Work With

I recently spoke to Jill Geisler, who is the author of <i>Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know</i>. Her companion “Great Bosses” podcasts on iTunesU have been downloaded 8 million times – and counting. Jill heads the leadership and management faculty of the Poynter Institute. She teaches, writes and consults …

Should A Manager Apologize After Making A Mistake?

I was asked recently by a highly respected friend as to whether a manager should apologize after making a mistake. My friend had a manager who had clearly made a mistake, and refused to apologize, ostensibly on the grounds that an apology was an admission of guilt and possibly inability to …