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24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

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The Content Strategies of 13 Instagram Icons

If you're looking to engage your audience and keep them coming back from more, start with these tips.<p>A good content strategy leaves your reader, viewer or follower engaged, informed and most importantly, hungry for more. It's especially important when starting out, and once you find a plan that …

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

There’s no getting around biology: with the passage of time, we all become a little stiffer, squishier, wobblier. But that said, the 40-something you …

Write, Then Write Some More: Writing Tips From 29 Authors

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with your favorite author, grab him or her by the shoulders, and ask <i>How?</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Plenty of people want to know exactly how authors do it — grind through the doubt, become inspired, write, get published, and start all over again. In fact, so many people …

Kids are training to be CEOs and spies at these specialized summer camps

Swim in the lake — or swim with sharks? These camps up the ante.<p>This isn’t your daddy’s summer camp.<p>In a new breed of specialized camps across …

Making Money Online: 5 Major Online Selling Opportunities for Any Entrepreneur

The key to making any of these options work is to first decide what works best for you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The internet has completely flipped the buying process on its head. In 2000, a Pew Research Center study found that only 22 percent of Americans were …

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

The indispensables: Essential software for your working Mac and iOS device

Last week we talked hardware, this week, apps. The software tools that are essential to my day-to-day work. With few exceptions all of the following …

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Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

11 Tricks to Singing and Playing Guitar at the Same Time

17<p>SHARES<p>Are you one of the many guitarists who struggle with coordinating their hands and vocals? You know, you can play the song. You can sing the …

Jazz Tricks: How to Play Over “Giant Steps”

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn to move fluently through Coltrane’s “three tonic” system.<br>• Develop a more …

How to Sound More Melodic

0<p>SHARES<p>While melodic guitar playing isn’t genre-specific, it's an approach several guitarists in the progressive-rock spectrum tend to employ. It …

Five Small Things That Make a Big Difference in Your Guitar Playing

2<p>SHARES<p>Imagine Zakk Wylde and Chuck Berry playing the same lick through the same rig. It would sound totally different because Zakk and Chuck …

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We find their messages so compelling, we know we can turn to them whenever we feel dragged down and …

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18 Hidden iPhone Features You Need to Know

If you're glued to your iPhone as much as I am, it's tough to imagine you've missed much. But it's easy to get caught up in back-to-back Instagram …

Apps

30 Things to Before Bed to Lose Weight

What’s the best place in the world to lose weight? <i>The gym!</i> say the muscle-bound personal trainers, raising their hands (but not really getting that …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

MasterCard is joining Apple, Google, PayPal, and Square in the fight for payments primacy

There’s an epic battle being fought to control how people pay each other for things when they’re not using cash, and up until now it has mainly involved firms that might be described as payment industry disruptors—from big technology companies like Apple and Google and PayPal to smaller upstarts …

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

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The 13 Houseplants You Can't Kill

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25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

6 Reasons Your Next Job Should Be at a Technology Company (Even if You Have No Tech Skills) | Inc.com

Looking for a job? There's a whole industry out there looking for you. Even if you don't know an algorithm from a server farm, you should think hard about looking for employment in the technology sector. That advice comes from Judy Madden, Vice President Global Human Resources for Apttus, a …

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

This Is The Best Grocery Store In America, And It's Cheaper Than Trader Joe's

<i>What is this place? Why do I have to put down a deposit to check out a cart? What is the weird giant shelf by the exit? And what do you mean, I have to pay for a bag?</i><p>Calm your hormones, <i>meine Schatzis</i>: Aldi, which is short for Albrecht Discount, is the American incarnation of a German grocery chain …

Practical Tips for Web and Mobile Usability Tests

Damian Rees, Co-founder of Experience Solutions, helps explain how he adapted website usability testing for the most optimized experience. Because anyone can use the Internet, one of his core principles is setting criteria and expectations up front so that your tests proceed with the right level of …

You CAN Carry on Your Guitar — New Ruling for Air Travel

6<p>SHARES<p>That whooshing sound you hear is millions of guitar players exhaling in one, collective sigh of relief.<p>On December 30, 2014, the U.S. …

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