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How to Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen — No Chemicals Required

When it comes to pests and critters, the last thing any of us wants is to find unwanted guests taking up residence in the kitchen. While there are certainly more harmful pests, there's something particularly icky about ants — especially when they're in close proximity to where you store, prepare, …

Cleaning

Parenting In The Age Of Screens: Here's What The Experts Do

<i>A version of this piece ran in February 2018.</i><p>Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.<p>One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.<p>But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So …

Parenting

5 Navy SEAL Leadership Strategies That Are Critical to Building a Strong Team

When leaders aren't in alignment, the company as a whole can't be. Fundamental disagreements at the top trickle all the way down to the employees doing the daily work.<p>Many struggling companies look beyond their front doors to identify the source of their problems. It is natural to look at the …

Management

This fancy device turns your entire room into a screen

Augmented reality for the design-minded<p>Screen fatigue is real. Between phones and laptops and TVs, it seems as if the world is covered in glowing glass boxes.<p>At first glance it might seems as if Lightform, a new projector system that casts light onto any surface, is part of the problem. Then you …

Augmented Reality

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

accountabilitypartner

4 things every child needs before breakfast

“The way you see [a child] is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is [who] they [will] become.” — adapted a quote from Goethe<p>Most …

Parenting

Self-made millionaire: This is the biggest difference between successful and unsuccessful people

Steve Siebold has spent the last 30-plus years interviewing over 1,300 self-made millionaires and billionaires. And during that time, he's noticed …

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

Jump-Start Your Keto Diet With These 15 Supersimple Recipes

If you consider yourself less than advanced in the kitchen, starting any new diet can be a bit intimidating. But that doesn't have to be the case. If you've recently committed to the ketogenic diet, there are tons of low-carb recipe options that are easy to prepare. We've rounded up everything from …

Healthy Eating

How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass

Mike Piccolo got a call from a friend about a deal on a new BMW with a price so cheap he thought it was a joke.<p>The 45-year-old financial advisor from …

What You Don't Know About Teams May Be Hurting You

With the priority of organizational redesign being centered around creating elite teams—teams that are highly empowered, cross-functional and self-driven—one issue continues to arise, and that is the definition of what an elite team looks like.<p>As a team coach, I ask the question “what does an elite …

Leadership

7 Cool Productivity Tools You Probably Haven't Heard Of

It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that can give you new insight into your work, help you get more done, or save your company money.<p>It's a fantastic feeling to find a product or service that gives you new insight into your work, helps you get more done, or can save your company …

Project Management

Continuous Development Will Change Organizations as Much as Agile Did

In 2001, a new approach to technology development was created by a daring group of developers. Called Agile, the process put customers at the center of product development, encouraged rapid prototyping, and dramatically increased corporate speed and agility.<p>While Agile began as a product …

Exactly How Many Reps and Sets You Need to Do to Build Muscle and Get Strong

Starting out on a weightlifting workout plan can get confusing and overwhelming: Exactly how much weight should I be lifting? How many reps should I do? How many sets? And what should be the rest time in between?<p>Fortunately, personal trainer Max Weber, NASM, ACE, set the record straight with an …

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

Apple Music and Spotify will finally matter for Billboard charts

The music industry has undergone two tectonic shifts over the last 15 years or so. The first shift occurred when the iPod, along with the iTunes …

Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell

Agile Development

The Cheapest Day To Buy A Plane Ticket, Depending On Where You're Going

Stick this puppy on your fridge.<p>We all know the magic time to buy a plane ticket is precisely 54 days in advance, for domestic travel.<p>But what if you're flying beyond the U.S.?<p>The experts at CheapAir recently researched the cheapest day to buy plane tickets for a whole host of international …

The Secret History of Agile Innovation

You hear a lot about “agile innovation” these days. Teams using agile methods get things done faster than teams using traditional processes. They keep customers happier. They enjoy their work more. Agile has indisputably transformed software development, and many experts believe it is now poised to …

Project Management

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

FameBit expands to Tumblr and Facebook

LOS ANGELES — In an effort to connect brands with even more influencers, Famebit announced Monday it is expanding its self-service platform to …

Andreessen Horowitz leads $10M round for on-demand developer startup Gigster

Andreessen Horowitz led a $10 million investment into Gigster to help fuel the startup’s on-demand software development service, Gigster announced today.<p>Gigster provides a solution for enterprises and startups that do not have an internal development team to write their own software.<p>The startup …

Fiverr raises $60M to help lure freelancers online — and removes $5 minimum charge

Fiverr, a microtask marketplace for people to buy and sell just about any type of digital service, has raised $60 million in funding to “aggressively attract the vast majority of freelancers who still operate offline,” the company said.<p>Today’s news takes Fiverr’s total funding past the $110 million …

Study: There Seems to Be a Universal Brain Response to Music

People who listened to classical music inside an fMRI machine had remarkably synchronized brain patterns that aren't seen in other contexts.<p>tvol/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Divergent preferences aside, hearing music as <i>music</i>, and not just noise, is something we can (usually) agree on. What's going on in our …

The Future Of Coding Is Here, And It Threatens To Wipe Out Everything In Its Path

APIs — the rules governing how software programs interact with each other — not user interfaces, will upend software for years to come.<p>When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich doubled down on the Internet of Things at the company’s annual Developer Forum in August, he emphasized what many of us have already …

Internet of Things

Apple's iPhone upgrade program: What you need to know

Who wouldn't want a new iPhone every year?<p>Apple's newly announced iPhone Upgrade Program offers customers the opportunity to upgrade their smartphone each year by paying a monthly installment. In this column, I'll look at whether the plan is worth it.<p>Apple's plan mimics similar deals offered by the …

Telecoms

Legendary Productivity And The Fear Of Modern Programming

Ritika Trikha Contributor<p>Ritika Trikha is a tech writer at HackerRank.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Interdependency Of Stanford And Silicon Valley<p>JavaScript master Douglas Crockford once said that software is the most complex thing that humans have ever created. It’s made up of intricate bits …

Computer Science

Ten of the best back-to-school apps for kids

Photograph: PR<p>Endless Wordplay.<p>84<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/27/1440680030185/6f4f785f-773e-4e0a-ba15-f89de68eb9c9-140x84.jpeg<p>140<p>Photograph: PR<p>The Everything …

Apps

Bitcoin Is The World's Most Dangerous Idea

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti</i><p>A symbol for ‘nothing’ doesn’t seem to mean very much, but the biography of the number ‘zero’ shows what a dangerous idea it has been since its very first …

Blockchain