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How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

Time Management

The $140 productivity app that’s managed my life for the past decade

I have a strange obsession with optimizing my life for peak productivity. Part of it is the dopamine hit that comes with a task well completed. But what brings me even more joy is the creation of the perfect Rube Goldberg machine to deflect, swat, and conquer everything the information economy has …

Productivity

Time for a Personal Rebrand? Here's What You Need to Know.

Follow these three steps, and you'll be ready to take your brand to the next level.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>It’s no secret to any reader of this blog that an intentional, carefully-managed personal brand is critical to take control of your career in today’s …

Public Relations

11 things you can do today to be more productive

You're about to slay your 9-5...<p>Being productive is easier said than done.<p>If it isn't a mountain of unread emails resembling your personal Everest, …

Bagtag

Never stand in line with your luggage again! Bagtag is an electronic luggage tag that allows you to check in your suitcase, whenever and wherever. …

Vivobarefoot Swimrun

Vivobarefoot design shoes based on the simple principle that being barefoot is the healthiest way for you and your feet to be, their ultra thin …

5 Questions to Ask If You Want an Actually Honest Answer From a Reference

Star Wharton professor Adam Grant on how to get the truth about that candidate.<p>"There's no way at all for us to tell whom we're vetting by simply asking a few references and taking their words at face value. That's why our agency (and several other companies I know) don't ask for references at …

How Your Shorts Should Fit: What the 3 Key Inseams Look Like on 3 Real Guys

Here's everything you need to know for summer '18.<p>When the dog days of summer roll in, shorts are an absolute essential. Forget all the hand-wringing about when and where to wear them—you’ll know. It might be a backyard barbecue. Or a particularly balmy evening at the bar. Or, in this particular …

The Scale Of Things

Did you know that Bill Gates earns so much money, that if he lets a $100 bill fall to the ground, it does no make financial sense for him to spend …

WheelEasy Folding Wheelbarrow

WheelEasy is a compact and collapsible yard cart that can carry 350 pounds of cargo! The cleverly designed WheelEasy works exactly like any normal …

5 Ways to Project Confidence in Front of an Audience

Employees, investors, and partners don’t just follow anyone — they follow leaders who have command of the business and command of the stage. Whether you’re presenting on an analyst call or speaking to your entire organization in a town hall meeting, you’re being judged on your confidence and …

Public Speaking

The Cult of Peloton: Reinventing the Fitness Industry, and Becoming a Microcultural Phenomenon

Until a month ago, I had never taken a spin class. While friends and colleagues made regular pilgrimages to boutique fitness studios like SoulCycle …

How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

Middle Age

Stellina Smart Telescope

Stellina is a completely new generation of telescope, with its main goal to make astronomy accessible to everybody. Astronomy is a very complex …

The ultimate morning routine: Get back over 20 hours per week

The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working …

Time Management

Eclipse Barefoot Sandal

Finisterre, are a clothing brand committed to designing innovative products for cold water surfers around the world. Together with minimalist running …

Shoes

Expeditioner Toiletry Bag

The Expeditioner Toiletry Bag by Gravel is the best option for traveling light, keeping all your essentials organized without adding bulk. The sleek …

Become a Public Speaking Phenom With These 8 Simple Tips

Speaking onstage to hundreds of people can be daunting, so follow these tips to captivate an audience.<p>As a television anchor, I'm used to being in front of a camera. What I'm not used to is speaking to a room full of blinking, live human beings. It's one thing to stare into a camera lens; it's …

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

PowerUp releases its phone-controlled paper airplane

PowerUp first previewed its smartphone-controlled paper airplane back in 2014, but now it's finally available to everyone. The startup has announced that a retail version of its Dart aircraft will ship in February, and is running a pre-order campaign for barebones (just the propeller module and two …

Gliders

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

6 Top Leadership Traits for Managing Smart and Creative People, According to Research

Research suggests your knowledge workers will respond the best to this type of leader.<p>Is your company's strongest asset your knowledge workers? If your brightest and most valuable employees quit tomorrow, how would your team or company fare?<p>Coined by the late management expert Peter Drucker in …

Apple Watch Survivor Glass

Where you go, your Apple Watch goes too, like your right-hand man, and its actually pretty durable. However, the Apple Watch is still a wrist-based …

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs …

20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search

You can get really specific about the results you want, as well as the ones you don't.<p>Googling has become second nature to most of us, with many people consulting the search engine dozens of times per day.<p>The company’s flagship product is powered by a plethora of algorithms designed to dole out the …

SEO

Yeti Touch Fast Defrosting Tray

If you see yourself as a reasonable cook, this Yeti Touch Fast Defrosting Tray might just be the item to step up your chef skills, especially if …

Food

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

• <b>Identify valuable knowledge at the right time.</b> The value of knowledge isn’t static. It changes as a function of how valuable other people consider it and how rare it is. As new technologies mature and reshape industries, there is often a deficit of people with the needed skills, which creates the …

Self-improvement

Roland R-07 Audio Recorder

Your iPhone is pretty handy for making quick audio recordings, but unfortunately, the quality of the recordings isn’t good enough for actual music …

Music Production