Brian Burriss

39 Added | 5 Magazines | 7 Likes | 1 Following | @rbburriss | Keep up with Brian Burriss on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Brian Burriss”

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

Nonprofits

How to Use Split Toning in Lightroom to Accentuate Your Colors

The process of split toning dates back to the days when photography involved chemical baths.<p>In the digital darkroom, aka Lightroom, split toning is …

Tutorials

How To Make A Billion, Well, Maybe Just $100 Million, Sitting In Your Armchair

“Within a tempo, every beat has its own physiognomy” – <i>Arturo Toscanini</i><p>If you confiscated all my dough but $10,000, I’d make my comeback. Gimme a desk, phone and legal-sized yellow pad with lines.<p>“Living well is the best revenge.” There’s the comparable “I’ll never be able to spend all my money.” …

Warren Buffett

Become a kickass photographer with these easy-to-learn tricks

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Landscape Photography

How to Start a Blog and Make Money Online

Starting a blog isn't hard. Generating traffic and making a profit is.<p>Ever thought about launching your own blog? Ever wondered what it takes, not only to start up that blog, but also to successfully build it over time to make money online or generate a passive income? Clearly, you're not alone. …

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a …

Photoshop Trick: Learn How to Expand Dynamic Range and Make Your Photographs POP! (VIDEO)

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding …

IoT In The USA: 3,000 Companies, $125B In Funding, $613B In Valuation, 342,000 Employees

2,888 businesses building the Internet of Things employ 342,000 workers, have raised $125 billion in funding, and have created $613 billion in value.<p>95 of them are now unicorns: billion-dollar startups.<p>Spoke Intelligence and ReadWrite, an IoT-focused publication and accelerator, just released their …

Internet of Things
Public Relations

This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, and more than 20 top startups

I also crafted, revised, rewrote, and continuously edited my résumé.<p>This résumé landed me interviews at Google, BuzzFeed, Oscar, and nearly two dozen other top startups.<p>I also got interviews for full-time jobs at a major political campaign, a huge government contractor, and a billion-dollar …

Employment

How To Retire Comfortably On Just $500,000

Most financial advisor hacks are dead wrong. You CAN comfortably retire on a modest $500,000 investment portfolio.<p>Of course you’ve heard the warnings …

Investing

The Best Enterprise Software Startups To Work For In 2016, Based On Crunchbase & Glassdoor

• Employees are most recommending aPriori Technologies, Gainsight, Kaminario, Tanium, nCino, Taulia, Okta, Revinate, Zenoss and Elementum to their friends interested in joining an enterprise software.<br>• 39% of the top 100 enterprise startups are in the Bay Area, 12% are in the Boston and 7% in New York …

Venture Capital

5 reasons why your Wi-Fi is slow (and how to fix it)

For the two decades that the internet has been in our lives, despite all the changes and technology improvements, one constant has remained: pokey connections. Frustration quickly sets in when pages won’t load, videos buffer, or email crawls to a halt. Here are five common problems and solutions to …

Wi-Fi

Find Purposeful Work With The Joy-Money-Flow Model

“Follow your passion” isn’t always the best advice, and that’s partly because it’s so limiting. Instead of looking for a single path to success, …

This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a …

Infographics

All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in July 2016

Summer is here and that means full-blown days of binge-watching Netflix while the A/C keeps you from melting into a pool of sweat. This month, …

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don't Follow Through On What We Set Out to Do And What To Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his publisher that he would write a new book titled, <i>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</i>.<p>Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other …

The Coolest Things You Can Do With Android's Hidden System UI Tuner

Google introduced a sweet hidden menu in Android Marshmallow called the System UI Tuner. It packs a ton of neat little tweaks like hiding status bar …

15 ways to stay focused all day, according to scientists

What was I doing again?<p>We've all had days where we can't seem to focus, asking that question too many times to count. For some of us, those days are …

How to download any Windows ISO for free

Whatever version of Windows you're running, the time will probably come when you want to reinstall. You might be lucky and can have recovery media on …

Cree Connected LED Bulb review

The right smart bulb at the right time, for the right price<p><b>The Good</b> The Cree Connected LED boasts solid lighting specs, strong ease of use, a wide range of control options, and a terrific price point.<p><b>The Bad</b> Unlike standard Cree LEDs, the new connected bulbs won't dim very well on dimmer switches …

Track Minor Progress Like a Video Game for Better Motivation

When you're measuring your performance, it's tempting to focus on the big milestones, the finished projects. However, by appreciating the minor tasks …

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 - CNET

The best tech gifts for 2017<p>55 Gifts<p>Last-minute gift ideas<p>21 Gifts<p>These phones make great gifts<p>17 Gifts<p>Great gifts for under $25<p>25 Gifts<p>Curl up with the best tablets and e-readers for the holidays<p>17 Gifts<p>Our top choices for under $100<p>26 Gifts<p>Splurge on some of these gifts for $500 (or less)<p>23 …

Top 10 Tricks for Shopping at Amazon

We love Amazon for its convenience, variety, and prices. We <i>also</i> love tricks and tips that help us save money and reap more benefits when shopping the …

How to Look Better in Photos Based on Your Body Type

Most of us don't like to see ourselves in photographs because we don't like to see our imperfections. Here are a few tricks anyone can implement to …

Where to Start When It Feels Like Nothing Is Going Right in Your Life

Everyone has times in their life when they feel demotivated, lost, and unhappy. You're in a rut, and you don't know how to get out of it. Life may …

How Pat Flynn Made His First $3 Million In Passive Income

Pat Flynn is a passive income whiz.<p>Although he says he’s not an expert in the subject, he’s earned $3 million in the last six years by creating authoritative and helpful websites in areas as disparate as passing a green building exam, becoming a security guard, and establishing and growing a …

Make a Cheap Ice Cream Cake in Five Minutes

Ice cream cake is delicious, but can be complicated to make and expensive to buy. Weblog Living Well Spending Less shows how you can make an ice …