Steven Matta

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8 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast

It’s no secret that successful entrepreneurs and business leaders do things their way. It gives them a competitive advantage and assists them in …

Time Management

We Need to Study Islam, Not Just Criticize It

Comparison and criticism are two necessary components of well-informed cultural analysis. As cultures do not form in a vacuum, understanding the …

Windows 10 could be limiting your internet speed, here's how to change it | On MSFT

Microsoft began shipping a feature that improved the performance of programs that sent TCP data via a network. This feature first arrived in Windows …

Windows 10

Double Chocolate Pie Recipe

"Rich and chocolaty, a truly sinful pie! Chocolate fans will love it! Garnish each slice with whipped topping."<p>Ingredients<p>1 (9 inch) pie crust, …

The Best Cable Modems for Improved Home Internet

Stop paying your ISP money to rent a crappy modem by taking control of your broadband connection with one of these picks.<p>Far too many people pay their ISP to rent a sub-standard modem. In the long run, these craptastic modems will cost you much more than buying something that'll give you faster …

Wi-Fi

The Simple Brain Trick That Will Transform Your Memory

Where apps and calendar reminders fail, this method has been proven to help you remember all those little things.<p>If you use alerts on your phone or sticky notes on your desk to remind yourself to complete a task, researchers have found an easier, more effective way to trigger your memory . . . and …

Customers

Memo To Nancy Pelosi: No, Sorry, Apple And Steve Jobs Really Did Create The iPhone

Nancy Pelosi has once again made the claim that it wasn’t really Steve Jobs or Apple that created the iPhone. Rather, it was all that lovely Federally funded research that did. Thus and therefore we must all be terribly grateful to the Federal government and open our wallets happily apparently. …

13 apps that helped me break my worst habits at work and at home

If your answer is a resounding YES, then let me tell you - I empathize!<p>Between work commitments, money managing, keeping your health in order and an ever-demanding social calendar, it can be difficult to achieve some sense of balance.<p>Or prioritize the things you actually want to do with your time… …

Apps

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

A Battery Made From Metal and Air Is Electrifying the Developing World

Lithium-ion batteries are having a moment. After becoming the de facto battery in laptops and cell phones over the years, they’re now starting to …

Can you solve the brick wall optical illusion driving the internet crazy?

Can you see what’s hiding in the below image of a brick wall?<p>At first glance, it may appear to be a simple brick wall- but take a closer look and you might just see something else.<p>The deceptive image has once again gone viral after it was shared by Manchester-based Facebook user Arron Bevin.<p>He …

8 Ways Smart People Act Stupid

It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks like easy living. But there’s another side to the story.<p>Intelligent people have a reputation for making dumb mistakes, especially in situations that …

Emotional Intelligence

7 things to teach your kids if you want them to be more emotionally intelligent

Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i><p>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i><p>Step 3: <i>To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.</i><p>At …

New MIT Tool Quickly Roots Out Hidden Web App Security Bugs

In 50 Ruby on Rails web apps it quickly busted 23 previously undiagnosed vulnerabilities.<p>It's a funny time for software testing. As more and more software is replaced by web applications—the cloud, that is—software bugs have more and more come to mean security holes. That is, interacting with …

Forget the Cloud - 'The Fog' Is the Next Big Thing

The cloud is at the center of nearly every tech giant’s strategy, from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) to Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Google. And why shouldn’t it be? Everything’s moving to the cloud, where enormous data centers store millions of terabytes of information and run …

7 Career-Advancing Courses

Looking for a job? There’s no doubt to the fact you will want to work with a company that appreciates you for who you are.<p>Well, good news. The labor …

perfect garlic bread

Does anyone really need a recipe for garlic bread? I mean, garlic + butter + bread = it’s impossible to imagine a bad outcome. And yet I do use one. …

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10 Reasons You Should Lease a Car

I have been around the auto industry for 30 years starting my career there. I have been lucky enough to work with the top car dealers and manufacturers in the world. As an automotive-insider I know all the tricks of the business. When people find out about my connection with the auto business they …

The best time to buy anything for your home, according to HGTV's 'Property Brothers'

According to Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of the HGTV show "Property Brothers," it matters when you purchase home and renovation items.<p>"Just as January is a traditional time to put bedding and linens on sale, home improvement items are also a part of retailers' regular sale cycles," they write in …

What to Do If Your iPhone is Lost or Stolen

iPhones are lost and stolen every day, but luckily Apple has robust tools built into iOS that will keep your data safe and your device unusable if it's misplaced or snatched by a thief.<p>With Find My iPhone, you can locate lost devices, disable them, and even fully erase them, but unless you've been …

6 common legal mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

These are the apps Apple thinks you should use to manage your money

ETFs (exchange traded funds) in particular, are changing the way many young people are investing in the market. In the past 10 years, ETFs, which usually have lower costs than mutual funds, have gone from $230 billion in assets to around $4 trillion in early 2016. And many startups are trying to …

Six Habits of The Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox.<p>Some people have the gift of gab, and can talk to anyone about anything. And some people struggle to make small talk. What separates the two isn’t knowing what to talk about; it’s polishing up …

Self-improvement

Science Says Eat More Avocados, So Here's a Delicious Recipe for Salmon with Avocado Crema

As if we needed another reason to love the little green superfood avocado, recent studies have found that in addition to decreasing the risk of heart …

Seafood

How to Save $1,378 in 52 Weeks

Are you up for the challenge?<p>You probably know that saving money is important. But when it comes to exactly how, things might not be so clear. The …

Personal Finance

Saudi Arabia plans to sell state oil assets to create $2tn wealth fund

Campaigners hail a symbolic shift away from fossil fuels, but others see move as more style than substance<p>Saudi Arabia is planning to establish a $2tn (£1.4tn) sovereign wealth fund by selling off its state petroleum assets in preparation for a world beyond oil.<p>Greenpeace said it was a pivotal …

7 Bad Public Speaking Habits That Immediately Destroy Your Likability

How well you influence others is as much about you don't say as what you do.<p>Having the best ideas in the world won't help you if no one wants to listen.<p>Speaker and author Julian Treasure gave a popular TED Talk in 2014 that explained how anyone can speak effectively, whether in a conversation or in …

Public Speaking

Best document editing and management apps for iPad

I’ve been spending the past week or so doing some app spring cleaning on my iPad, partially in preparation for the arrival of my new 9.7” iPad Pro on Thursday. During the process I realized that I have <i>way</i> too many document editing apps — half of which I have either never launched, or they didn’t do …

Apps

How to Master Microsoft Office Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is the de facto email and calendaring client in most offices—and it can help manage your tasks and notes as well. Beyond just …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …