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5 Steps to Doubling Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Ever wonder how you can double the amount of work you can get done in the same amount of time with just a few simple steps?<p>The problem is, we are …

How to Keep Yourself Fit despite an 80 Hour Work Week | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

From doctors to computer engineers, pilots to rocket scientists, brain surgeons to lawyers, everyone has a super busy work schedule nowadays.<p>With …

5 Simple Steps To Never Feel Overwhelmed Again | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re pursuing change, feeling overwhelmed is practically a guarantee. It’s damned near impossible to avoid running into a mental road block …

Motivation

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Top 10 Things You Never Have to Pay Full Price For

Who doesn't love a good bargain? Getting a good deal always feels great, and there are some things you can almost <i>always</i> get at a discount. Here are …

Make a Chalkboard Pumpkin for an Easy, Mess-Free Halloween Decoration

Why carve a pumpkin when you can decorate it easily with chalk? No, pumpkins don't work like chalkboards by nature but you can change that with a …

Decorations

Turn an IKEA Kitchen Table into an Awesome Multi-Level Desk

Need a bigger desk? You don't have to go out and buy something expensive. Often times you can just hack a dining table to work just as well if not …

Gigaom | How to make Twitter the ultimate news ticker

Advertisement<p>It’s been a tumultuous several weeks for Twitter, Reddit and the social web, during which we’ve seen both its great potential and …

The Real Reason It Doesn't Matter That Amazon Is Losing Money

Following another quarter of surging revenue, Amazon's march toward overtaking Target in annual sales is on track to happen this year. Once that …

Darwin inspired Hitler: Lies they teach in Texas

And that’s not the only whopper students are being taught as history in some Texas charter schools<p>When Joshua Bass, an engineer, sent his son to iSchool High, a Houston charter school, he was expecting a solid college preparation, including the chance to study some college courses before leaving …

30-40 Things That a Man Is Supposed to Own

These listicles are fairly common, but I came across two striking ones recently. First, at BuzzFeed (via Glenn Reynolds), Justin Abarca writes <b>40</b> …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>English teachers have long claimed reading books makes you a better person, maybe because their …

$77 Billion from the Sun: The Truth About Solar

How Can I Make LinkedIn More Useful in Landing a Job?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>On every job application, companies ask me for my LinkedIn profile. The problem is, I'm not really sure how to use LinkedIn and my …

Employment

How to Get a Better Deal on a Moving Truck with a Simple Trick

Go online and search for price estimates for a moving truck with any of the major companies and you're likely going to get wildly different quotes …

Making Too Many Choices Drains Your Willpower, so Plan Ahead

Picture this: You have a long day at work where you had to make tough decisions left and right. Once you get home, do you stick to your diet, or do …

North Korea Has a Serious Crystal Meth Problem

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>We've known about North Korea's practice of selling state-manufactured, high quality meth in foreign …

Why Martin Luther King's 'Dream' Speech Is So Hard to Find Online

King himself once sued to prevent the unauthorized sale of his speech. Today, the publicly given speech is still tightly controlled.<p>As Washington gears up to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech later this month, one thing might be …

I Backed This: The Machine Era Wallet

Like a lot of you, I am forever looking for the perfect wallet. Something small, because I don't carry a purse. (Shut up,Mat.) Something cool, …

3 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your LinkedIn Network | Official LinkedIn Blog

I spend a lot of time teaching job seekers how to make new connections on LinkedIn. Constantly meeting new people and growing your professional …

How Writing Regularly Changed My Life (and How You Can Get Started)

I’m not going to tell you that you should write every single day, nor am I going to list out reasons that would make my arguments general enough for …

Creative Writing

Twitter Wants to Start Tracking You on the Web, Here's How to Opt-Out

In a blog post today, Twitter announced that they're "experimenting with new ways of targeting ads," which is their way of saying they're planning to …

How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design …

Minimalism

Frank Zappa's classical come back

The Brouhaha Behind 'Argle Bargle': A Linguistic Explanation

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia invoked a curious term in his fierce dissent of Wednesday's …

How Glenn Greenwald Became Glenn Greenwald

Before he was the Guardian's eyes on the National Security Agency, Greenwald was a Manhattan litigator with an itchy trigger finger. "He doesn't care if the entire world hates him."<p>Before Glenn Greenwald was the journalist who broke and defended the most important story of 2013, he was many other …

Gigaom | From Cronkite to Couric: Internet Archive gets $1 million to expand TV news collection

Advertisement<p>The 20th century’s printed output is available in digital format, but that’s not the case for television — decades worth of TV …

10 Top Tips for Establishing a Daily Meditation Practice

It sounds so obvious, I know. In fact, you'd think it would go without saying. But training the mind, meditating, being mindful, or whatever else we choose to call it only works if we actively engage with it. More than that, it only works if we practice it regularly, preferably on a daily basis …