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How to Tell Your Boss You Have Too Much Work

These days it seems like most people have too much on their plate. Everyone complains about feeling overworked. So how do you tell your boss you simply have too much to do? No one wants to come across as lazy, uncommitted, or not a team player. How can you protect your image as a hard worker while …

These are our favorite books we read in 2016

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>At Insider Picks, we thought one of the best ways we could help would be to construct a list of our favorite books we read this year.<p>We …

Books

After months without sleep, binge watching became my remedy

In 2016, 4AM became a close friend. I’d awake with no provocation, roll over to check my phone, and mutter a string of my favorite swears. My insomnia was as reliable as it was frustrating, but it was unusual for me, too. All my life, I’d bragged about my ability to fall into a deep, coma-like …

Existentialism

Readers’ recipe swap: Chickpeas

How to turn the humble legume into a scarlet stew, a speedy fish supper, a winning way with lamb and a stunning slow‑cook curry<p>Take part in our next theme, TRIFLE!<p><b>Upload</b>: theguardian.com/witness<b>;</b> <b>email</b>: recipes@theguardian.com; or <b>post them</b> on Instagram @guardian_cook #RRS #trifle by noon on <b>Wednesday</b> …

11 High-Protein Breakfasts You Can Make In 15 Minutes Or Less

<b>Power up in the morning with these flavorful recipes.</b><p><i>By Alexa Tucker</i>, SELF<p>The A.M. hours are notorious for leaving you tight on time and it's all too easy to ignore your grumbling stomach as you dive headfirst into your day. But eating a protein-packed breakfast will help keep you powered up until …

Breakfast

Here's what to expect at CES 2016 next week

It has become an annual tradition to jokingly call CES an "auto show," but this year, it’s absolutely no joke: major automakers will be making legitimately groundbreaking announcements here, and dozens of smaller companies will be filling in the gaps. Expect General Motors to show the production …

In Silicon Valley Now, It’s Almost Always Winner Takes All

In September, 2014, after investing in a ride-sharing company called Sidecar, Richard Branson declared that it was "early days and, like a lot of other commodity businesses, there is room for innovators on great customer experiences.” He added that he was not putting his money into a …

The differences between advertising and PR continue to blur.

Both need creativity, storytelling and data.<p>As advertising becomes more about earning attention and creating owned content, and PR agencies do more …

Using your smartphone before bed is even worse than we realized

We also know that looking at our smartphones at night can ruin our sleep. But how many of us actually put our phones away, or at least use some sort of strategy to limit blue light from screens?<p>If we're slow to stash that shiny iPhone 6 Plus in a drawer because its sleep-disrupting effect doesn't …

Sleep

Cars, newspapers and permissionless innovation

I discovered the other day that my little HP wireless printer can print out a 10 page summary of the New York Times every morning, if I want. It's …

Automotive Industry

People with autism and learning disabilities excel in creative thinking, study shows

Photograph: Luca Carlino/PR<p>Actress Daryl Hannah says she has had autism since childhood<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/22/1440243095607/d2c17c9e-6384-4b71-ba76-bede1ecd9436-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Luca Carlino/PR<p>Actress Daryl Hannah says she has had …

Autism

5 simple UX principles to guide your product design

Few things in life are constant: death, taxes, and strangers asking <i>“So what do you do?”</i> within a minute of a handshake.<p>As a UX designer, I’ve had a …

Tech companies are the new industrial conglomerates

In 1892, the General Electric Company united a wide range of businesses—making lightbulbs, phonographs, sockets, dynamos—under a simple thesis: that electricity was a pretty big deal. GE, of course, was right. It became the dominant holding company of the industrial age, a conglomerate of …

General Electric

FindTheBest Becomes Graphiq, Launches New Visualization Tools For Publishers

Over the past six years, FindTheBest has been rolling out search and comparison shopping tools (18 in all) to cover everything from companies to schools to gadgets to real estate. At this point, founder and CEO Kevin O’Connor said that calling the company FindTheBest no longer makes sense — so it’s …

Infographics

The Food Lab: How to Poach Eggs for a Party

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>A couple of weeks back a friend of mine asked me on Facebook how to poach a large number of eggs for a brunch party.<p>I used to be afraid of poached eggs. Back when I was a working cook in Boston, I'd have to head into the …

Pad&Quill Classic Apple Watch Leather Band Add Some Personalized Fashion on Your Wrist

Pad&Quill has released their first Apple Watch band. With its classic design, the leather band can add more refined fashion on your wrist.<p>The Classic …

Smartwatches

If You Hate Your Job, Read This

When I was a kid there was a popular promotion used by supermarket chains when they were opening a new location. They would hold a drawing and some lucky shopper would win a timed shopping spree in the new supermarket.<p>The lucky winner would get an empty shopping cart and the chance to race around …

Understanding Aperture for Beginners

Aperture is just one setting that makes up your exposure, but once you understand it you can drastically change how your image looks. In this video …

Landscape Photography

7 Great Albums That May Have Passed You By This Week

New releases from Evvol, Strange Wilds, Creeping Pink and more<p>You know about the big releases each week, but what about the smaller albums which may …

Best Fonts 2015 – List of Best Font Releases

A great collection of best fonts from 2015!Over the half of 2015 is already done. It’s time to look back to show you the best fonts of 2015. All …

Typography

Adblocking And The End Of Big Advertising

I have a confession to make as an internet writer: I block ads. It’s not a habit I formed recently – I have pretty much blocked ads my entire life, in every medium that I can. In middle school, I bought the first-generation TiVo in order to skip television ads (my mother may have helped with this …

Digital Advertising

10 Best Road Bikes

by-the-Sea-Inspired Paella

Yotam Ottolenghi re-creates a dish from the world's most perfect, most impossible to get to Mediterranean restaurant.<p><i>How do you re-create a dish from the world's most perfect, most impossible-to-get-to Mediterranean restaurant in a basic London kitchen? In his new column, Notes From My Test</i> …

Before-and-after photos show how much New York has changed since the 1800s

This week, the New York Public Library released an interactive website that allows users to travel back in time using the Library's historical photography database.<p>The site, called OldNYC, features a digital map where users can view photos of the island dating as far back as the early 19th …

Google Maps

How These 6 All Stars Turned Instagram Into a Full-Time Job

These women are young, talented, and building careers through the photo-sharing app, one follower at a time.<p>Five years ago, Instagram didn't even exist. Now, 300 million of us are snapping, filtering, and sharing more than 70 million photos a day. And for a growing number of users, the app goes way …

What's The Difference Between Strategy And Tactics?

Dear Liz,<p>I love your columns and I read them all! I just graduated with my degree in Communications and I am lucky to have already started working. I got the job offer over winter break this past January because I was an intern in my company during the fall of my senior year. I’m in the Client …

Employment

Empire – the kind of smart, addictive show British TV doesn’t know how to make

Occasionally, a TV show stops being just something to watch and becomes a phenomenon. This is what has happened to Empire. While British TV is still struggling with diversity, across the Atlantic they’re getting on with it. The Fox series is a quota-busting, diversity-on-its-head, African-American …