Michael Nebeker

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How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that …

7 ways to travel more responsibly in Thailand

When you’re on the road, it’s easy to get completely caught up in your own experiences – your adventures, your struggles, where you’re going, and how …

South-east Asia

4 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits …

Time Management

Top Travel Websites For Planning Your Next Adventure

Technology’s effects on the travel industry are widespread, with innovation signaling the dawn of a new age of travel products and services after the birth of the Internet and modern-communication systems. Not only has the industry itself benefited from recent technological advancements such as …

Hospitality

The science behind meditation, and why it makes you feel better

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Meditation

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Easy Red Velvet Pancakes

1. Make the pancakes: In a large bowl, whisk the cake mix with the butter, egg and milk to combine. Work out any lumps with the whisk to make sure …

Dramatically Improve Your Sales With This Magically Worded Question

Using the wrong words (even when asking the right question) can lead you to false assumptions and adversely affect your next appointment. Follow this example to elevate your sales results.<p>Word choice is extremely important if you want to succeed at sales. Prepare your questions in advance and then …

Management

This Incredible Photo Of A Baby Weasel Riding A Woodpecker Is Straight Out Of A Children's Fantasy Book

Unfortunately, the weasel was attacking the bird. Fortunately, the bird escaped.<p>It's a photo of a weasel trying to kill a woodpecker.<p>Le-May, a hobby photographer, was taking a walk with his wife through the Hornchurch Country Park in East London in the hopes of her seeing a green woodpecker for the …

5 Safari extensions for a better browsing experience

One thing I hate when I’m browsing the web is being distracted. I hate those blinking, moving ads, auto-play videos, and all the other cruft that …

Digital Advertising

Why You Shouldn't Book Flights Too Far In Advance

Are you one of those people who think it's never too early to book a flight? A recent study disproves that responsible theory, and it'll make you want to wait a few weeks to buy those plane tickets.<p>CheapAir, an online travel agency, recently analyzed 2014 flight data and found that while buying a …

5 Mind-Blowing Lessons From the Most Popular TED Talks of All Time

The 20 most popular TED talks ever are likely to make you question just about everything.<p>What does it take to be happy? How do you motivate the people who work for you to do their best? How do you know what is and isn't real in the world around you?<p>You may think you know the answers to all these …

Apple starts free repair program for glitchy MacBook Pros

Does your MacBook Pro freak out with distorted graphics or randomly restart? Then you’ll want to take advantage of Apple’s new repair program.<p>After deeming that a “small percentage of MacBook Pro systems may exhibit distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts,” Apple will start fixing …

MacBook Pro

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Maps

Will A Set Of Sheets Make You Sleep Better?

Techie-fabric company 37.5 wants to shake up the dusty bedding industry.<p>Americans sleep an average seven hours and 36 minutes every night. Forty-five percent say that poor or insufficient sleep affects their daily activities at least once a week, according to a December 2014 report by the National …

How To Send Your Best Employees To Your Competitors

The mantra right now in HR circles is Employee Engagement. It’s engagement this, engagement that all day long. Everybody struggles with the topic of engagement. We send out surveys to measure it. We don’t even know what we’re measuring.<p>We ask questions like “How likely are you to look for a new job …

The Workplace

Power Napping and Stress Relief: Health Benefits and Tips

Why A Power Nap? Facts on Sleep<p>While small children typically take naps in the afternoon, our culture generally frowns upon mid-day sleep; however, …

Sleep

DSLR vs Mirrorless: understanding the key differences

In this DSLR vs mirrorless comparison we explain the key ways in which compact system cameras differ from DSLRs. We’ll explain how they work, …

Building a DIY Sideways Room for ‘Anti-Gravity’ Family Portraits

One of photographer Jeff Paradiso‘s big projects this past year was to create a sideways room for “anti-gravity” photos. These are images in which …

Depict is a Giant and Gorgeous 4K Digital Frame That Does Photos Justice

Digital picture frames often steal attention away from the photos they display — the quality and resolution on most displays don’t always do photos …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

20 of the World's Best Romantic Hotels

The right room in the right hotel can transform a typical trip for two into the romantic getaway of your dreams. Candlelit sunset dinners, Champagne-soaked yacht cruises, and private butler service contribute to the rejuvenating quality at these urban oases and country retreats. Plan a trip to one …

How Blocking Blue Light at Night Can Transform Your Sleep

Sleep is highly underrated.<p>It is one of the "pillars" of optimal health... just as important as diet and exercise.<p>Poor sleep is linked to heart …

Wellness

How to Use Social Media at Work Without Losing Focus

Social media has become a cornerstone of consumer life. The Pew Center points out that as of January 2014, 74 percent of American adults use social networking sites.<p>The trend makes sense, as platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest make it extremely easy for online audiences to …

How to Value Your Startup Before Presenting to Investors

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.</i><p>How to value a startup<p>One of the questions I get, more often than not, is what is the …

Stop Micromanaging Your Employees

<i>This post originally appeared on the 15five blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Running a company can often feel like caring for a newborn child. There is a natural and healthy fear that arises that if you are not eternally vigilant then something bad will happen.<p>With a baby, this is …

7 Reasons You Should Date a Girl Who Travels

Several years ago, I was sitting in my cubicle at work, as the coworker who sat beside me tacked up a new photo of his fiancé. He looked over at me and said, "Did you ever notice what people put on their desk is a representation of what they care most about in the world." I smiled nervously as I …

How to Text Your Friends When You Have No Service

We’ve all been there. You’re in a situation where you don’t have service and you really need to send a text: on a trip in the middle of nowhere, stuck in your apartment during a serious blackout or at a concert where the signal is spotty. GoTenna is a lifesaver/game changer of a new gadget that …

Encryption

GoPro Cameras Get Simple, High-Quality Filters with Lee’s New ‘Bug’ Lineup

GoPros are popular little action cams. Between the company’s brilliant marketing and the well-liked hardware, it’s not difficult to see why they …