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Why Are Music And Journalism Going In Opposite Directions With Micropayments?

You are currently reading this article for free. In fact, Forbes has no paywall, so you can access any article on this website free of charge. Yet, if you are like me or any publisher or, incidentally, a growing cohort of the tech world, you would agree that journalism is not worthless.<p>How do we …

How to Make a Work Bench | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editors note: This is a guest post by Ethan Hagan from One Project Closer.</i><p><b>A Quick Intro</b><p>In the video, I share that you’re about to learn how to make …

4 Common Productivity Tips That Are Actually the Worst

You’ve heard the same “tried and true” advice from productivity experts for years. And I’ll admit it—I’ve given and taken this advice myself.<p>But the truth is: A lot of it is a lie. Most of the “best” productivity advice doesn’t work. Here’s why—and what to do instead.<p><b>1. “Don’t Check Email First</b> …

3 Ways to Become Super Productive

Do you feel like there are never enough hours in the day? Read this to make the most of your time.<p>You may feel like there's never enough time in the day. Jumping from task to task, you work from dawn to dusk only to be disappointed by your progress. When you try to relax, you're subconsciously …

10 Surefire Ways To Boost Your Productivity In 2015

The start of any year brings with it a desire to improve on the past — to go further, to do better, to do more.<p>So, you’re probably reflecting on your career and looking at the year ahead and making plans for getting to the next level. (Here’s 10 tips for achieving your financial goals this …

7 Steps To A More Productive And Inspiring Workspace

Sometimes your office doesn’t need a complete redesign, but just a sprucing up. Here are a few ideas.<p>Space design has been consuming me for more than six years since I had the idea to create coworking spaces in Austin, Texas.<p>Before designing and operating out of these spaces, I managed my business …

How do video games affect our brain’s multi-tasking features?

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Those who’ve read my previous articles know that I’ve become particularly interested in gaming this year – especially the effects that certain rapid flashing …

The Family Is A Machine For Destroying Wealth

People jacked up about income inequality can find a new hobby. The 1% are victims of a doomsday machine, and the countdown is ticking. Machine, thy name is “family.”<p>This came to mind as I was reading a preview of Columbia Professor Andrew Ang’s forthcoming, must-read book on Asset Management. Ang …

Stephen Covey: A Legacy Of Humanity And Wisdom

Next week marks the second anniversary of the death of my good friend Stephen R. Covey. It triggers a flood of memories.<p>I first met Stephen in the late 1960s when he and his brother John and I were faculty members at Brigham Young University. Though not yet known outside of university circles, …

7 Reasons You Stink As A Leader

It may come as a shock to you, but just because you’re a business owner doesn’t mean you’re a great leader. If you’re the one your staff looks to for direction, this is something you’re going to have to address sooner rather than later. Here are the top 7 reasons your staff might view you as a poor …

The One Thing You Need To Stop Doing To Become A Great Communicator

Caroline Kennedy was making a run for the US Senate in 2008. The daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy was a front runner to represent New York. After being accused by the media of dodging questions, Kennedy agreed to a sit down interview. The result was disastrous. According to an article …

28 Stocks That Could Double In Two Years, No Matter What The Market Does

Business-focused social network LinkedIn, retailer Lumber Liquidators, growing ETF power WisdomTree Investments, cloud-based enterprise software company Workday and 3D-printing outfit 3D Systems don’t have much in common. Except for the fact that analysts from Jefferies think all five could see …

This brilliant pyramid outlines the 6 steps to financial success

You've probably heard of Maslow's hierarchy of needs.<p>It's the ranking of primary human needs for psychological well-being as described by American psychologist Abraham Harold Maslow, and is usually illustrated not unlike the old-school food pyramid:<p>The financial blogger known only as Mister …

Personal Finance

5 Energy Saving Gadgets That Are Totally Worth It

As consumers look for energy-saving products to help the environment and save money, manufacturers are offering more “green” gadgets than ever before. But not all are worth the money, and some are an outright waste. Here are the top gadgets available that are actually worth the price to help you …

25 Cheap and Easy Fixes That Make Your House Look Amazing

I'm currently in the process of selling my house, and it's been quite an ordeal getting it up to snuff for listing. Over the six years my family has …

Nice little earners: 10 homes that could make you money

For those with an appetite for enterprise, the right property can provide a better way of life as well as an income to fund it<p>The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. Moving to a property that can earn a living has become a favourite career move for people wanting to change their lives. It …

The Good News About College Costs

“College costs rise again” is a headline we’ve all seen on a regular basis over the past couple of decades. “A residential four-year degree can set you back as much as $60,000 a year,” warns <i>The Economist</i> in a recent issue.<p>These types of declarations are sure to send a chill through the hearts of …

With 24 Million Students, Codecademy Is Bigger Than You Thought

Way back in the heady days of early 2012, Codecademy became a darling of New York tech world after attracting 200,000 students in seven days through its wildly popular Code Year campaign. There were write-ups in just about every press outlet you can imagine, including this one. After that splash of …

Where Are The Jobs That Are Being Created And How Do You Find Them?

Many have been frustrated by the current economic recovery. While Washington continues to say the economy is moving forward, many see and feel differently in their day-to-day lives. Granted the unemployment rate has fallen over the last several quarters, but that has as much if not more to do with …

Everything Is Connected: What 'The Internet Of Things' Means Now

It’s true, and has been for some time, that the Internet is connecting more people at a faster rate than ever before. Mobile devices have enabled more people to be online all the time.<p>We seemingly love the Internet. And in that love, some have a deep wish to be connected consistently (24/7, 365 …

How To Travel Anywhere With Nothing But A Carry-On Bag

Whether you are packing for a business trip or going on vacation, it pays to travel light. Minimalists have an edge, both financially and in terms of mobility.<p>Lately some airlines have given us one more incentive to lighten up, with strict limits for carry-on items, fees for checked baggage, and …

5 Job Search Tactics You Must Stop Immediately

You’ve been on the job hunt for weeks.<p>You’re applying immediately to every job you come across that’s remotely related to your field. You’re getting your resume in the hands of anyone you meet. You’re following up with hiring managers like your life depends on it.<p>And still? Nothing. Nada. …

We’re approaching the post-Internet age. You need to learn about mesh networks

Once, the Internet was the paradigm of decentralized, anonymous, citizen-based, secure communication. Now, mesh networks are being touted for that role.<p>Mesh networks are small, standalone communications exchanges that rely on phones (or other devices) talking directly to each other, with their …

7 Common Mistakes That Cause Homebuyers to Overpay

Homebuyers often undermine their own best interests and end up overpaying, many real estate agents say.<p>First-time homebuyers, as well as those …

Banking will be transformed – by technology, not politics

When did you hear of Bitcoin? The first transaction involving the digital currency was just four years ago – believed to be a Briton paying a programmer in Florida for a pizza. But Americans are embracing this form of computer-generated money so fast you can now use it to buy a ticket to the ball …

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