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Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

10 Good Financial Rules of Thumb

Rules of thumb can be a good approximate guideline for decisions, and there are tons of money rules that aim to get your finances on track. While …

Two of the world’s deadliest snakes fought, and both lost

It’s not often that a single photo taken by a seemingly anonymous photographer becomes a subject of interest for scientists, but that seems to …

Transform Your Old Android Phone Into a Pixel 2 With This App

When the Pixel 2 first launched, there was no shortage of unofficial apps designed to brings Google’s best new software to other Android phones. The …

5 Succulent Meats You Should Make in Your Instant Pot

The Instant Pot may seem like a magic black box that makes <i>all</i> the foods in very little time but it is, mainly, a very safe and easy-to-use pressure …

How To Automate Your Finances In 5 Easy Steps

Financial success isn’t magic, it’s engineering.<p>The key is to build systems and processes that limit undesirable behaviors in your present self and promote desirable behaviors that help your future self. In economics, this is called precommitment.<p>Keeping your long-term goals in mind at all times …

Personal Finance

10 Easy DIY Hacks To Get (And Stay) Organized

Old receipts littered at the bottom of your handbag. Unmatched socks piling up on the top of your dresser, still hopeful of reuniting with their ‘solemates’. And how can we forget the notoriously chaotic linen closets? Clutter has a sneaky way of creeping into our lives. If left unchecked, it can …

DIY

What Solid Research Actually Says About Performance Appraisals

The world is currently witnessing a dramatic change in the practices of performance management. The traditional annual performance appraisal process that has been deeply ingrained in organizations for decades is giving way to more frequent conversations between a manager and subordinate. Ratings …

Management

How Amazon Embraces Risk As Its Best Friend To Get Out In Front Of Change

Lost in the discussion of Amazon buying Whole Foods is not just the company’s tolerance for risk but why it may not be as risky as you think.<p>As a business leader, I have learned one thing above all – about adverse circumstances: It is a certainty that those who venture more, risk more adversity. …

Leadership

How to Deal with Weird Job Interview Questions

Job interviews are nerve-wracking enough—and then you get hit with an odd question like “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?”<p>If you …

Employment

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

GIF<p>Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from …

Operating Systems

Report: 80% of companies have hired a coding bootcamp graduate, all said they would do it again

The vast majority of tech hiring managers and recruiters believe that coding school graduates make good technical employees. However, they also …

You Can Make 120 Different Outfits With Just a 14-Piece Wardrobe

It’s good to dress to impress, but you don’t have to spend a fortune on a massive wardrobe to do it. In fact, you really only need 14 items.<p>The …

Clothing

4 Things To Quit Putting On Your Resume

I’ve seen thousands of resumes in my seven years leading an executive search firm. I’ve seen it all, from the most simplistic to the most detailed resume, from the most organized resume to the most chaotic.<p>I like to think of resumes as being like the first inning of a baseball game. You cannot win …

Employment

5 Valuable Employee Benefits You May Not Be Taking Full Advantage Of

Did you know that on average, your wages are only about 70% of your total compensation? That means if you’re not taking advantage of these benefits, it may be like losing 30% of your paycheck. In honor of National Employee Benefits day tomorrow, let’s take a look at some of the most valuable but …

Retirement

How to Anonymize Your Browsing with a Tor-Powered Raspberry Pi Hotspot

If you’ve been thinking about trying out Tor to anonymize all your web browsing, you could just download a browser and give that a spin, but it’s …

Raspberry Pi

Stop Wanting And Start Doing: 5 Practices For Building Mental Toughness

I’ve been asked on a number of occasions the “secret” to harnessing mental toughness to overcome adversity. The “secret,” I tell them, isn’t a secret but a fact that they don’t want to hear because it’s simple. But simple isn’t easy. That secret is this: make a decision and go with it.<p>That’s it.<p>I …

Self-help

Recruiter shares 5 tips to acing a job interview at Google

Today over at the Recruitring Blog, Sujay Maheshwari published a very interesting email. In it, a Google recruiter reportedly shares the five key components of acing a project manager (PM) interview. Granted, this is specific to a PM, but the tidbits within offer valuable insight to anyone applying …

Make Super Flavorful Sprinkles at Home With Freeze-Dried Raspberries

Sprinkles make every dessert a bit more fun, but they don’t add a ton of flavor beyond sweetness. For sprinkles that are pretty <i>and</i> delicious, try …

Hundreds of Congressional Staffers Tell You How to Influence Their Boss’s Decisions

If you’d like to make your voice heard in politics, protests and call-in campaigns are only part of the story. A new report from the nonpartisan, …

Three Common Mistakes Beginning Photographers Often Make

Photography is an appealing hobby because there’s no barrier to entry; you can just grab a camera and hit the pavement. That also means budding …

Photography

Dev-Books Is a Massive List of the Most Recommended Coding and Programming Books

Stack Overflow is filled with thousands of questions and answers, and many of those are book recommendations from programmers with many different …

The Most Important Money Lesson You Should Teach Your Kids

My son tells me I eavesdrop on random parent conversations too much. I just can’t help myself. It’s endlessly fascinating. Take this one.<p>Recently, a dad and his daughter entered a small shop where I was browsing. The girl, who looked maybe nine, immediately grabbed a bracelet from a display and …

Self Control

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Computer Science

Mas Updates and Installs Mac App Store Apps From the Command Line

Mac: In order to manually update any apps you download from the Mac App Store, you have to open the app, click the download tab, wait for it to …

Plex for Alexa will get the party started with your voice

It seems like Amazon has been adding new Alexa skills nearly every day lately. The latest trick is voice control for the popular home media streaming server Plex. Just use your voice to ask Plex to bring up any movies or music you have stored on your home (or cloud) media server. Once enabled, all …

Ten Questions To Ask Before You Take A Salaried Job

Most of us grew up with mental pictures in our heads. These pictures are often called ‘frames.’ Since early childhood we’ve been taught how the world works, and many of those old frames have stuck with us – including frames that no longer serve us.<p>Many of the frames we are accustomed to concern …

The Workplace

Five Rules for Reaching Out to an Old Job Reference

You’re on the job hunt and you need to get your professional references together. And that means reaching out to a certain former boss who would be …

DIY Hanging Snack Tower

This DIY Hanging Snack Tower is a fun & convenient way to store snacks for road trips or anytime you’re on-the-go and is shared as part of a shop has …

Comic-Con

Use These 30 Incredible Websites And Apps To Learn Tech Skills

Our generation grew up with a gift of technology and free access to information. However, it’s easy to forget what power we have, stop learning and start blaming everyone around us for our lives. Becoming a self-learner gives you a big advantage in life.<p>If you want to have a successful career, …

Online Education