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How to Skip the Sleaze and Build a Real Professional Network

You've heard it before: "It's not what you know, it's who you know." Of course it helps to know things, but it also helps to know people who can get …

Use the 20-20-60 Approach to Job Hunting to Spend Time Where It Counts

If you're looking for a new job, either because you're unemployed or want something better, time is money, and you don't want to waste it. Idealist …

Getting Started Is Everything

Nothing's better than sinking your teeth into a satisfying after-hours side project—or what I guess most people may just call a hobby. But after 10 …

Improve Your Resume with This Simple Formula Recommended by Google

Recruiters don't look at your resume for more than a few precious seconds, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't still carefully craft your resume to …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

How I Ditched My Laptop for an iPad with a Few Apps and Accessories

If you have been thinking about using your iPad as your primary computing device, you're not alone. Tablet computers have become so powerful and …

Bicycle Design Archeology - Top Ten Details We Want Back

<b>Copenhagenize's Top Ten Bicycle Design Details That We Want Back</b> <br>There is an ocean of fantastic and practical design details from over a century of …

Productivity Tricks: 6 Small Changes to Get More Things Done Today | Inc.com

I've always been a big picture person in the workplace.<p>In an upper management role a few years ago, I was constantly trying to set big goals for my team. We would have a major project going in every department by the end of the year, or we'd decide to stay within a multi-million dollar budget. …

Productivity

How to Breathe Properly - A (Surprisingly Important) Complete Guide

Did you know that your regular breathing pattern is very likely screwing up your body and its functions in tons of different ways?<p>Yup. Without …

How to learn to grow. "@LWholley: Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset http://t.co/5YK40Eirfn”

Want To Be Happier? Stop Comparing Yourself To What You See On Social Media

It’s easy to compare your life to what’s happening on your Facebook feed, but don’t be fooled: those people aren’t always so happy. Here’s how to block out all that white noise.<p>The guy down the hall who got a promotion. The friend who always gets a table at the hottest restaurant in the city. The …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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Cocaine

How to Get Better Sleep (and Need Less Every Night)

Many of us struggle to get enough sleep every night, but is the sleep we get any good? While it’s important to get enough sleep, <i>better sleep</i> is a …

Stop Waiting for that One Thing to Make You Happy

We all fall into this trap sometimes. "If only I had this thing, I'd have enough." "When this happens, we'll be happy." Motivation to work toward …

Lifehacker Pack for Windows: Our List of the Essential Windows Apps

Windows has more great programs than we can count, but some are essential to just about every PC setup. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for …

Software

25+ Best Kitchen Ideas & Decoration Pictures | Houzz

• All Rooms<br>• Kitchen Photos<p>2,258,719 Kitchen Ideas<p>No room is quite as multifunctional as the kitchen. The hub of the home, this space has evolved from a …

Kitchens

How To Plan Your Kitchen Layout

I, C, G or L — figuring out what layout to use for your kitchen is almost like learning to speak a new language. Luckily, Houzz’s kitchen layout guides can help you find the right translation for your kitchen remodel, or even help you learn how to make your current layout work just a little bit …

Shabby Chic Country Kitchen Design For Creative Renovators

Renovating a kitchen can be challenging and costly, especially if you decide to replace everything with new items. But there’s also another option. …

Shabby Chic

5 Ways to Keep a Kitchen Renovation on Track

<i>What happens when food stylist, entertaining expert, and cookbook author Susan Spungen finally gets to build her dream kitchen? She does it right. Follow her lead, get tips, and plot your own perfect kitchen in Building a Dream Kitchen on Food52.</i><p><i>Today: How to keep your new kitchen from going off</i> …

Home Improvement

11 Things Every Kitchen Should Have

Updating your kitchen? We asked designer Mick De Giulio — who designed his first kitchen when he was 19 and has 3,000 projects under his belt — to give us a list of what he thinks are the essentials.<p><b>1. Natural Light</b><p>Look for ways to maximize light, from eliminating cabinets next to windows to using …

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

Cocktail Science: 8 Tips and Tricks For Getting the Most Out of Citrus

It wasn't that long ago that bartenders would reach for a suspect-looking bottle of store-bought lemon juice or sour mix any time a cocktail calling for citrus was ordered. The recent cocktail renaissance has brought back a much-needed appreciation for fresh juices.<p>But to really capture the complex …

Introduction to Soccer Analytics – The Guys I Follow

The soccer analytics community is currently growing by leaps and bounds, which means that there’s new information being processed almost every single …

Think similar

"Winston tastes good, like a cigarette should." Advertisers love to push at the edges of taste in language. If this slogan, from 1954, doesn't bother …

Linguistics

Tornado survivor to Wolf Blitzer: Sorry, I’m an atheist. I don’t have to thank the Lord

Wolf Blitzer pushes a tornado survivor to praise the Lord. She tells him she’s an atheist, with dignity and respect<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>May 22, 2013 5:06pm (UTC)<p>You'd think by now CNN would have learned to stop treating its assumptions as truths. But when Wolf Blitzer made a casual comment …

BBC Radio 4 - Making History, 21/05/2013

Helen Castor is joined by Dr Lucy Robinson from the University of Sussex and Dr Catherine Rider from the University of Exeter.<p>We hear about the conclusion to a four year project which helps us understand just how ordinary people worshipped in the sixteenth century. How did the church maintain its …

Tom Waits/Kronos Quartet Way Down In The Hole