Michael April

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Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy

Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a system for getting organized and staying productive. It may seem complicated on the outside, but the end goal is to …

Productivity

Knowing when to pivot your business

A startup, in its simplest form, is a series of hypotheses and assumptions that bring like minded individuals together with the mission of getting …

Unbelievable Airbnbs you'll only find in New York

NYC is the city of dreams—and the hustlers working hard to make those dreams happen. We all need a little extra cash here and there, and the owners …

But what if I actually need painkillers?

I’m an opioid user at a moment of extreme opioid anxiety. How do I manage my pain — and an addictive substance?<p>When I visit my pain management doctor, he hands me my monthly prescription for a small number of an opioid called Tramadol. He also offers an anecdote.<p>“I just met a dancer with New York …

Pain

The 5 best tips to save $1M for retirement

WASHINGTON — Everyone knows they need to save for retirement — especially with company pensions becoming extinct over the next generation.<p>At some …

Retirement

7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers

Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.<p>Many people believe that creativity and innovative thinking are traits that we are born with—we either have them or not. However, we have found that people who are highly innovative are …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Findings From The First Major Analysis Of Medical Pot Benefits

The 6 Books Shark Tank's Daymond John Wants You to Read

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on September 26, 2015.</i><p>When Daymond John was in elementary school in Queens, N.Y., he had to read books four times over to retain what they said. Now, at 46, he says he still has to …

Entrepreneurship

You're Probably Recycling Wrong

An expert explains how to do it smarter, and why some materials muck up the sorting process.<p>Maybe you’ve found yourself mystified by the symbols and rules of recycling. Counterintuitively, the single-stream system—which allows residents to toss any and all recyclables into one bin—hasn’t cleared up …

Review: In Big Data Baseball, sportswriter Travis Sawchik shows how analytics transformed the sport

When Blue Jays' general manager Alex Anthopoulos handed Toronto-born catcher Russell Martin a five-year, $82-million contract last winter, skepticism abounded. While many spoke highly of his ability to frame pitches, therefore increasing strikes, because pitch-framing is a skill not widely …

Innovation

5 secret habits of self-made millionaires

Nearly every one of the millionaires attributed their success in life to habits they learned primarily from their parents or some mentor in life.<p>The secret to success is our daily habits. I thought this was a secret that needed to be shared with everyone so I began writing books about these …

Self-improvement
Creativity

Inflammatory Claims About Inflammation

We all appreciate the elegance of simple solutions to complex problems. But we know too that simplicity can often masquerade as truth, hiding a more nuanced reality. Such is the case with inflammation, where pseudoscience, exaggerated claims, false promises, and dangerous oversimplification have …

Saturated Fats

Take a Pause: Find Your Why

We spend most of our lives running in circles. We are trained to get somewhere, going from here to there, infinitely climbing ladders, no matter what they look like, or where they'll take us. Many of us acquire impressive degrees in law, medicine, or business looking for a straight way up. We end …

Mark Twain

You're Doing Innovation Wrong

<i>The following is a guest post from Brian Quinn, principal at Doblin, Deloitte’s innovation and design practice.</i><p>We’re living in a time of unprecedented change. Every week, some new astonishment fills our news feed—whether it’s autonomous vehicles prowling the suburbs or a computer writing a …

Innovation

Five Tricks to Supercharge Your Workouts

Here at <i>Men's Fitness,</i> we don’t just do lunges and pushups and situps, like old-school body-weight training—we supercharge them. In this video, I'll …

Workouts

Israel’s innovation paradise: Where risk-sharing and public investment are paying off

In mid-march, I had the chance to visit my country, Israel, this time with a delegation of the Inter-American Development Bank, in order to learn …

This Amazing Ad Puts Your Opening Day Anticipation Into Overdrive

Excited for baseball season? You're not alone. People all across the globe are counting the days until Opening Day, and Toyota capitalized on the …

Clothing

Patent Licensing is as American as Apple Pie - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

It’s patent reform season in Congress again, and along with the warming weather comes a new flurry of over-heated concerns about patent trolls, …

What's the deal with kinesiology tape?

<i>Q: I often see runners with muscles all taped up. Should I invest in kinesiology tape for my sore muscles or can I do without?</i><p><b>A</b>: The intent behind …

Personal Finance

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Running

DARPA “rethinking” how it develops new tech innovations

DARPA has released its “Breakthrough Technologies for National Security” report, and in it the agency discusses its plans for the upcoming years. …

DARPA

Build a Superhuman Upper Body With This Workout

<b></b>Build a Superhuman Upper Body With This WorkoutThis just in — your upper-body workout just isn’t cutting it anymore. The problem with most programs …

Workouts

Sleep better with six minutes of bedtime yoga

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sometimes, sleep eludes us.<p>Maybe our brains won't shut off or we find ourselves tossing and turning all night, unable to get comfortable. Whatever the reason for your lack of sleep, it takes a toll. Studies abound linking sleeplessness with increased risk of serious health problems such as …

Yoga