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The Five Questions Successful People Routinely Ask Themselves

While everyone has a different definition of professional success, the one thing all successful people share in common is a drive to be better than …

Self-improvement

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

How To Clean Sneakers: The Essential Men's Guide

Sneaker fiends know it’s not enough to simply buy the coolest kicks on the market. Once you’ve got them, you have to know how to clean sneakers, or …

Japan Learns the Correct Way To Use "F**k"

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, …

Productivity

Shrink a Wool Sweater and Make It Fit Again

If you have a wool sweater that's too big—like a hand-me-down, thrift store find, or weight loss leftover—you can try to shrink it with these tips …

Clothing

Six More Sauces Everyone Should Learn How to Make

A good sauce can take a dish from bland to spectacular, and with just a few tweaks you can create an endless variety of dishes. Here are some more …

Barbecue Sauce

7 Ways To Get People To Take You Seriously

But when you're young for your position, new to an industry, or a woman in a male-dominated field, for example, getting others to listen to your ideas can be difficult.<p>After looking at the research on social perception and relationship building, we identified the following strategies for instantly …

Self-improvement

Stop Trying to Be Happy and Start Working Towards Your Ideal Self

If you have to try to be cool, you will never be cool. If you have to try to be happy, then you will never be happy. Happiness, like other emotions, …

Happiness

Work on Your Highest-Leverage Task First to Boost Motivation

Everyone has their own way of deciding which task on their to-do list to start with. Some do the most fun thing first, or things they've already …

Productivity

Quickly Add Tags in Finder with a Keyboard Shortcut

Finder is powerful and usually really easy to use with just keyboard shortcuts. That said, for some reason, you can't pop into the Tags menu to add …

Operating Systems

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Why Do I Get Bags Under My Eyes?

It’s mostly genetic, but here are 4 ways you can fight back<p>Aging is a slow process that starts around the eyes. Correcting subtle wrinkles in that area is no big deal. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to make you look younger. But bags under your eyes are a more obvious symptom that is …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Photographers

7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Logos are an essential part of a brand’s identity. A great logo encapsulates the personality and promise of the business behind it.<p>Some of the world’s most ubiquitous …

An iPhone App Instantly Doubled My Reading Speed

You have to check out a speedreading app called Fastr. After I got over the learning curve (which takes about 10 minutes of use or so), it has effectively doubled my reading speed.<p>Fastr operates on the same principle as comparable reading apps like Spritz and Squirt— by flashing words in front of …

Apps

How to Ditch Tourist Spots and Build Your Own Kickass Vacation Plan

Sometimes, a vacation plan is pretty obvious: hit the hotel, relax, and wander around. But other times, you want to push things to the next level. …

Travel

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude.<p><i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i></i> …

Time Management

60 Awesome Ways to Spice Up Boring Chicken Breasts

If you make the same baked chicken breasts week after week, you're bound to get tired of the bird. But when you change 'em up and try them in a …

Tasting Notes: Gluten-Free Beer Shootout

A fair amount of people in this country eat and drink gluten-free by necessity — the 1 in 105 people who have celiac disease, for instance, or the …

13 Boutique Watch Brands to Know

Watch shopping at a brick-and-mortar retailer or a boutique really only scratches the surface of the watch world. There are literally hundreds of …

How to Spend 5 Days in Kyoto

Arriving at my ryokan in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, a commotion of tourists near the hotel entrance erupted as <i>maiko</i> (apprentice geisha) stopped in front of a silvery-leafed tree to pose for a photographer.<p>Given my location near Gion, famed for the <i>ochaya</i>, or teahouses, where geisha entertain …

How to Stop Giving a F*ck What People Think

We're all guilty. Every day from the moment we wake up, we live our lives caring what other people think of us.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> …

Self-improvement

The 50 Best Dramas

Good movies bring art to life, combining audio and visuals (and occasionally smells, as in the case of 1959’s disastrous AromaRama and 1960’s …

The Most Common Smartphone Repairs You Can Do Yourself

Dropping your phone and cracking the screen can completely ruin your day. While most handsets aren't built to be repaired, with the right tools and a …

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

5 Best Products For Fighting Thinning Hair & Baldness

The prospect of going bald is not easy for many men to deal with. Hair is a sign of virility and strength, giving us a false sense that without we …