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Sunrise In The Office

How To Come Back To Work After A Vacation Without Being Miserable

Work after a long vacation is like Monday on steroids. Here’s how to tackle the work that’s piled up–even your overflowing inbox.<p>Vacations are great, but they exact a price. You come back to such a pile of work that you wonder if going away was worthwhile.<p>The answer is probably yes, but even so, …

Jet Lag

Top 10 Qualities of Highly Successful People | Inc.com

If you really want to bring success into your life, you should cultivate yourself just as you'd cultivate a garden for the best yield.<p>The attributes here are shared by successful people everywhere, but they don't happen by accident or luck. They originate in habits, built a day at a time.<p>Remember: …

Self-improvement

Is Your To-Do List Really About What You Intend To Do?

Your to-do list shouldn’t feel like a foreign document describing an alternate universe. Instead, incorporate everyday (low-stress) tasks to make it feel like part of your day.<p>I’m a big believer in the to-do list. Every night I create a list of what I intend to do the next day, and it turns out I’m …

Time Management

The Best Productivity Trick Of All: Do Less

People ask me all the time how to do things faster, better, and more efficiently and what tools I recommend to help them do that. But there’s one question I get a lot less, which is just as important: How can I save time—by doing less?<p>Indeed, knowing what not to do, and what to stop doing, can make …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread

White Pizza Pull Apart Bread. (aka, an embarrassingly easy summer snack.)<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 5, 2014 99<p>Today’s dish is really just a math lesson.<p>How …

7 Career Mistakes You Don't Even Know You're Making

Older workers have a harder time finding jobs and remain the demographic that once unemployed, stays out of work the longest. So hanging on to their jobs is of paramount importance. Yet here are 7 mistakes older workers unwittingly make:<p><b>1. They don't think they need to pick up new skills while they</b> …

Get a Job with Your College to Reduce Tuition or Go Back to School

College is only getting more expensive every year. If you're looking for a way to reduce your tuition costs (and even rake in some cash), getting a …

Top 10 Ways to Defeat Distractions and Get Your Work Done

No matter how zen you are, it can be hard to focus on the work in front of you—especially when it's something you don't want to do. Unfortunately, …

The Internet Is Burning

Online security is a horrifying nightmare. Heartbleed. Target. Apple. Linux. Microsoft. Yahoo. eBay. X.509. Whatever security cataclysm erupts next, probably in weeks or even days. We seem to be trapped in a vicious cycle of cascading security disasters that just keep getting worse.<p>Why? Well — …

The Problem With Hacker Schools

In recent years, the popularity of accelerated software development courses has exploded. While this boom is due to the increasing need to fill empty development positions, I think it is also in response to a burgeoning desire to demystify a developer's path to proficiency. Four-year computer …

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What’s life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.<p>Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s <i>own</i> employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design …

UX Design

Why there's no Surface Mini

<i>“Volume Up” is a new column from Ross Rubin, principal analyst at Reticle Research, focusing on the latest developments in tech and business.</i><p>According to reports leading up to the introduction of the debut of the latest Surface from Microsoft, the company was planning to add a smaller device to its …

Why Twitch could be the best $1 billion Google ever spends

Forget search, Google wants to monopolize your online video<p>My Juggernaut was surrounded by enemies on all sides. In dire straits after losing most of his allies, he was being targeted for a Walrus Punch to complete the kill. But then I Omnislashed. Two dead enemies later, my digital hero was …

Why a YouTube-Twitch Marriage Makes Sense

Think Facebook and Instagram.<p>Google may or may not be buying Twitch for a big pile of money.<p>Okay. So what is Twitch, and why would Google want to buy it?<p>Twitch is a fast-growing service that lets people — mostly men — watch livestreams of other people — mostly men — playing videogames.<p>And it is …

Tumblr, Tomfoolery, and 12 Months of Yahoo Acquisitions

“Per the agreement and our promise not to screw it up, Tumblr will be independently operated as a separate business,” noted Yahoo’s statement when it announced it had acquired Tumblr for $1.1 billion.<p>That was on May 20, 2013, which is exactly one year ago this coming Tuesday. For the record, the …

How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …

Google Releases Hangouts Extension For Microsoft Outlook

Not wanting to leave Microsoft Office users behind, Google has released a Hangouts extension for Outlook to help them schedule calls using the service.<p>The move appears to be in order allow those that don’t use Google’s web interface as their primary email client to schedule meetings from Outlook …

Image Is Everything: Snapchat Tops WhatsApp As Biggest U.S. Messaging App By Volume

Snapchat may be getting a rap on the knuckles right now from regulators over how it handles user privacy, but the ephemeral messaging app is still a hot commodity. According to a report out today from network traffic specialist Sandvine, Snapchat is now the top third-party messaging app in North …

This Website Takes Amazon And Makes It 1,000 Times Better

Amazon is probably your go-to site when you've got a specific product in mind. It's easy to use, has great deals, and even throws in some pretty entertaining reviews now and then.<p>But you've got to admit that visually, Amazon is ... ugly. Like, super ugly. And if you're sick of digging through …

How to Use Twitter to Create a Social Network

There has been a lot of news about Twitter in the last few weeks, most recently the post from <i>The Atlantic</i>, "A Eulogy for Twitter." The article argues that although Twitter's users are increasing, their users are less active. Others have pointed out that this is not a fair comparison, and I agree …

Messaging Apps Could Be Killing Your Smartphone's Battery

Keeping your smartphone charged takes constant vigilance sometimes, and some apps drain your battery more than others. Over on Re/Code they take a …

15 Brilliant Hacks from the TNW Conference Kings of Code Hack Battle

The ‘Kings of Code Hack Battle‘ is always a highlight at TNW Conference. The projects – developed over 30 hours – are often quirky, inventive, beautiful, or a mixture of all three. The batch this year were equally impressive, stunning the crowd and our expert jury.<p>We had nine API partners for the …

Twitter did a Reddit AMA about open source. Here are some highlights

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A handful of Twitter employees who work on the company’s open source software projects took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …