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The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Downton Abbey

10 Essential Tips for Using the macOS Finder More Efficiently

The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock, and includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen.<p>A lot of …

Operating Systems

Why I switched from 1Password to Dashlane [Review]

Late last year, I switched password managers. I traded in trusty old 1Password for relative newcomer Dashlane, and I haven’t looked back.<p>Dashlane is a well-designed, fully functional and easy-to-use password manager that tops 1Password in one key respect: a Security Dashboard that makes it dead …

Information Systems

Three Traits Recruiters Find Most Desirable In Face-to-Face Job Interviews

Recruiters and hiring managers have always considered conversational skills an important trait in new hires, but a new survey now places communication at the very top of the list.<p>The recruiting software company, Jobvite, together with Zogby Analytics, has just released its 2017 Recruiter Nation …

Employment

What to Do When You're Stuck in a Negative Mindset

Shift your negative energy by seeing what's possible.<p>Last week, I was invited to do a Facebook Live session. Arriving at the studio I felt a bit intimidated with all the cameras and lights and action of a live set. The purpose of the session was to promote my new book called <i>Match In The Root</i> …

Self-help

The Best Steak Tips from the Pros

When it comes to cooking meat, give me a pot roast or pork shoulder and I’m golden: I’m plenty comfortable with a lovely long, slow braise. But when …

Cooking

Tip: the fastest way to toggle AirPlay as an output on iPhone & iPad

iOS 11 brought a customizable Control Center and also moved AirPlay options around.<p>While the new Control Center is a lot better and more customizable …

iOS

Why You Are Losing 10 IQ Points Every Time This Happens

You might even be better off smoking marijuana at work or missing a night's sleep.<p>CEO of Inventium<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. You are trying to complete a report for your boss, but every couple of minutes, your computer is alerting you to …

Time Management

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Prenatal Development

'I went from fat to fitness model in my 50s' - How overweight IT worker shed the pounds to become a personal trainer

Staring down at the scales as they hit 18 stone, Chris Zaremba could barely concentrate on what his doctor was saying: ‘Dangerously obese… very high …

Fitness

What causes kidney stones and how to get rid of them - and what to eat to prevent them

Passing a kidney stone is one of the most painful things you can do - apart from childbirth.<p>Now a new study published this week in <i>Mayo Clinic</i> …

Nutrition

A Full-Body Strengthening Workout That Doesn't Require a Single Weight

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Exercise

How to Stop Overthinking

Overthinking is a byproduct of trying to control. The "human" part of our being believes that we can think our way to safety and resolution when in fact, it is a combination of our left (thinking) brain and our right (intuitive/creative) brain that we form the best decisions and conclusions for our …

Meditation

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It's Important

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there …

Psychology

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

Happiness

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position. So, what’s the best way to position yourself as an informal leader? How do you motivate colleagues to support your initiatives …

Leadership

6 Foods (and 1 Drink) That Are Linked to Inflammation

Hey, did you know that there are two kinds of inflammation? Acute inflammation is short-term and helps your body heal itself and fight illness (like …

Nutrition

How to use Shazam with Siri on HomePod to identify songs playing in the room

HomePod’s strand of Siri has its limitations, but its music features are pretty robust. You can actually use the Shazam song identification features on HomePod, you just need to know the right request phrase for Siri.<p>The HomePod uses its microphones to listen to the environment and Shazam will try …

HomePod

This hilarious video is the only HomePod review you need to watch

HomePod may not be the smartest speaker on the market, but it packs some serious skills where it matters the most: sound.<p>Now that we’ve had a few days to play with HomePod and compare it to competitors like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, we’re absolutely in love. <i>CultCast</i> host Erfon Elijah went …

HomePod

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

9 bad manager mistakes that make good people quit

It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees leaving, and they really do have something to complain …

The Workplace

Apple HomePod: 3 settings to change right away

The HomePod's settings need a bit of tweaking.<p>Apple's HomePod ($349.00 at Apple) doesn't offer a lot in the way of settings and ability to customize how it works, but there are a few things you should be aware of.<p>If you're just getting started with your HomePod, be sure to check out how to set it …

Tech Trends

HomePod impresses audiophiles in technical measurement tests

The HomePod launched on Friday and people continue to praise its sound quality. A user on the r/audiophiles subreddit conducted an extensive set of measurements, testing frequency response, distortion and much more.<p>The review is a very in-depth and dense exploration of how the HomePod sounds, with …

Audiophile

Think You Drink Too Much Coffee? Science Says You Should Probably Drink More, Not Less

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Coffee

This Best-Selling Management Expert Nailed The Definition of Leadership in 6 Words

Warning: This is cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …

Leadership

Here’s how to restore contacts on an iPhone from iCloud

Contacts are an important part of your iPhone, especially if you’re constantly making calls, sending emails, or texting friends and family. You may …

iOS

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership

Safari 101: All the 3D Touch Tricks You Should Be Using

Introduced on the iPhone 6s, 3D Touch is just about the closest thing to a "right-click" that we have on iOS. Apple and app developers utilize this …

Operating Systems

HomePod Hands-On: Unboxing and Overview

Today's the official launch day of the HomePod, Apple's new Siri-powered smart speaker. As of now, the HomePod is available in all three launch countries -- the United States, UK, and Australia.<p>The first orders have gone out to customers who purchased a HomePod starting on January 26, and Apple …

Tech Trends

How to Use Your HomePod as a Speaker for Your Apple TV

The HomePod offers great sound, and with AirPlay connectivity, you can set the HomePod up to function as a speaker for your Apple TV, routing Apple TV sound through the HomePod.<p>You can use Apple TV and HomePod together as long as you have a third, fourth, or fifth-generation Apple TV<p>Pairing Apple …

Smart TV