Russell Ridley

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Seven spectacular Minecraft creations

<b>Many of us will have been first introduced to Minecraft when Microsoft announced it was paying $2.5bn (£1.5bn) for the company behind the best-selling video game.</b><p>But for several years now a dedicated community has been beavering away in the Minecraft universe, painstakingly creating intricate …

Five Things I Learned In My First Year of Entrepreneurship

After having spent the majority of my 20's working for five different companies, I finally decided to strike out on my own. I started my own online …

Entrepreneurship

The Noguchi Filing System Keeps Paper Documents Organized On Its Own

As much as many of us would love to go paperless, it's just not possible for everyone. For those of us still struggling with paper files, the Noguchi …

Productivity

Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career

Self-talk is driven by critical beliefs that you hold about yourself, and is manifested in the things that you think as you move through your day. It plays an understated but powerful role in your ability to succeed, because your beliefs can both spur you forward toward achieving your goals and …

7 Everyday Foods That Will Boost Your Libido

So you've slipped into something silky, dimmed the lights, and cued the Kenny G tracks, but you're still not feeling the heat between the sheets. Uh-oh.<p>It's something that many post 50s deal with. Around half of menopausal women reported a diminished sex drive after menopause in one study. And men …

Star Power: 5 Rules For Boosting Your Value In The Workplace

If we keep our eyes open, we can be surprised and delighted by important life lessons that are right in front of us.<p>Years ago our family was on a vacation in the Rocky Mountains. I was having difficulty with allergies, so I drove down the road to a small grocery store to buy some over-the-counter …

Final Cut: Words to Strike from Your Resume

If you’ve applied for a job recently, you’ve probably looked over that 8½ x 11” summary of your career more times than you can count—and tweaked it just as often—in pursuit of the perfect resume.<p>But before you add another bullet point, consider this: It’s not always about what you add in—the best …

Is This The Career You Dreamed Of When You Were Young?

When I was in college at Boston University, I studied Journalism and English Literature, and loved books, ideas and writing. I interned at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology radio news station which I loved, and began a minor in psychology – understanding how people and personalities develop …

Life Is Stressful: 10 Things To Stop Tolerating

According to a recently published article in the Wall Street Journal, stress is the number one workforce risk issue, ranking above obesity and physical inactivity. What’s more, there seems to be a disconnect between what employees say stress them out and what employers focus on when it comes to …

15 best Android apps of 2018!

Here it is ladies and gentlemen. The crème de la crème. The Android apps that stand alone at the top of the pantheon. These apps have become ubiquitous with Android and if you’re looking for good stuff it’s assumed that you have some of this stuff already. There are a ton of amazing Android apps …

Apps

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …

10 reasons to give up diet soda

When taken at face value, diet soda seems like a health-conscious choice. It saves you the 140-plus calories you'd find in a sugary soft drink while still satisfying your urge for something sweet with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose. But there's more to this chemical …

You Might Be Making a Big Mistake With ‘Best by’ and ‘Sell by’ Dates

You’re standing in the frigid dairy aisle holding a gallon of milk. Sell by Sept. 20, it reads. That’s only a few days away. Should you buy it?<p>A can marked with a date — but what exactly does this date mean? This is what some groups want to clarify in the hopes of reducing food waste due to food …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy

The MIT professor lays out how the majority of U.S. policies are opposed to what wide swaths of the public want<p>I'd like to comment on topics that I think should regularly be on the front pages but are not -- and in many crucial cases are scarcely mentioned at all or are presented in ways that seem …

13 Simple Hacks For Enjoying Music So Much More

DIY a floating waterproof speaker, find the track you can't get out of your head, and banish tangled headphones from your life forevermore!