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How to achieve your 10-year plan in the next 6 months

How much time does something really take to accomplish?<p>Before answering that question, a better question is: <b>How much time do you actually have</b>?<p>Once …

Self-improvement

39 questions to make small talk with anyone

There’s nothing quite like breaking the conversational barrier with a friend or co-worker. In order to reach that level of chummy rapport, though, …

Commuting

12 Hard Things You Need to Hear About Your Attitude

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the mind is your ultimate battleground. It’s the space where the greatest and fiercest conflict resides. …

How to leave Facebook and Twitter while staying social

Facebook tracks your every move and sells the information to people who try to fix elections. Twitter is destroying the fabric of democracy, and doesn’t care. And even if you leave Facebook, it owns Instagram and WhatsApp, two of the biggest social networks outside of itself and Twitter. And now …

These Are The Most (And Least) Nutritious Meals For Your Dollar

Eating healthy often gets boiled down to counting calories, but for a variety of health outcomes like improving brain health and losing weight, the key is not how much you eat but what you eat.<p>Furthermore, it feels as though eating healthy costs more, but is that true? And are there foods that cost …

The FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal: The End Of The Internet Or A Path To A Legislative Compromise?

In this edition of the #BytesChat, we discuss the latest twist in the net neutrality saga. A Congressional Review Act (“CRA”), aimed at restoring the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order, is one vote shy of passing the Senate. Supporters are reportedly using the CRA as a “forcing mechanism” to achieve a …

Net Neutrality

10 Things to Remember Before You Take Things Personally

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• This morning at a train stop near the hospital, a man and his three young …

This leather case is a perfect fit for iPhone X

<i>This post is presented by Totallee.</i><p>iPhone X isn’t just a replacement for your old phone. It’s an attempt to dramatically expand the ways we use our personal devices, bringing augmented reality, facial recognition, wireless charging and more. Buying one is an investment in the future of mobile …

How The Blockchain Will Secure Your Online Identity

Have you ever been the victim of identity theft? It is an ugly experience. Calling up credit card companies to change all your cards and dispute charges. Resetting passwords to all of your applications. Always worrying whether someone may call up your cell phone provider with your leaked …

Blockchain

10 apps for enhancing iPhone photos

One of my favorite observations by a now-forgotten sage explained the difference between writing and photography like this: <i>A bad sentence can be massaged, but nothing helps a bad photo</i>.<p>So true. However, I’ve experienced for myself how a good photo-editing app can salvage sloppy composition or bad …

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

60 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts Every Office Worker Should Know

Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you’re presented …

How to set up a blog in 20 minutes or less

<i>This post is brought to you by Websitesetup.org.</i><p>They say we’ve all got a book in us. And while not all of us will write that whole book, the internet makes it exceedingly simple for anybody with something to say to self-publish. Start a blog and you can say as much or as little as you like, at …

Sphear earbuds are so comfy, you’ll forget they’re in [Reviews]

Best List: Sphear in-ear monitors by Focal<p>When I think earbuds, I don’t think comfort. They’re light and let you take naps while in, but there’s really only so long I can handle keeping them in my ears.<p>That’s why this new set of “in-ear monitors,” called Sphear is so exciting — I’ve had them in to …

Consumer Tech

6 must-know shortcuts for every Smart Keyboard owner

Back in November, I purchased a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a Smart Keyboard to go with it. I was so used to my Belkin keyboard paired with my iPad Air 2 that I quickly became frustrated with the Smart Keyboard’s lack of a shortcut row. Before long, I returned the Smart Keyboard (and the 12.9-inch iPad …

IPad Pro

How to unlock your Mac with an iPhone or Apple Watch

There aren’t a lot of apps I use regularly on my Apple Watch. The ones that I <i>do</i> use regularly consist of utilities that make my life easier, or apps that help me track things, like water intake or how many tasks I have left for the day. One of my favorite utilities is MacID, which offers even …

Apple Watch

Best news and RSS apps for iPhone and iPad

The iPhone and iPad are both great ways to consume news and RSS on the go, or while simply lounging around the house. No matter what service you use — Feedly, Feed Wrangler or something else — there are tons of RSS and news apps that support them. If you don’t need a news aggregator service, or …

(9) of the most useful Safari shortcuts on the iPad

Who doesn’t love a great shortcut? If there’s an easier way to accomplish a task on my iPad or iPhone, I’m all for it. One of the apps I use the most on my iPad is Safari. From browsing the internet, to blogging on iPad Insight, to managing my finances, Safari on the iPad is a workhorse for me. …

8 New Self-help Books That Actually Help

1<p>If you want to be better with money<p><b>Read:</b> <i>The Index Card</i> by Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack<p>A financial journalist and a college professor team up to …

Self-improvement

The 10 best iPhone apps you should use in 2016

1/<p>Google Photos is the best app for managing and backing up your photos in the cloud.<p>Google<p>Google Photos is an overall better solution to Apple's …

Must-have Apple TV apps of 2015

The Apple TV’s App Store is still so new, odds are you might be having trouble figuring out which apps are the best.<p>The holidays are just around the corner, so for the sake of the friends and relatives who will soon be swarming your living room, you might want to populate your new set-top box with …

23 Life-Changing Apps We Downloaded This Year

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5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

Time Management

Step up your car charging game with these three clever devices [Deals]

Cars play a key role in how we use our digital devices, like providing the perfect way for listening music, convenient ways to take hands free calls, and keeping our phones charged up. There’s still more that can be done though, and we’ve rounded up the car charging stations to prove it.<p><b>Griffin</b> …

11 killer iPhone 6s tips everyone needs to know

Even though the iPhone 6s look identical to its predecessor, using the new smartphone is actually way different thanks to 3D Touch and the new Peek and Pop gestures that essentially provide wormholes to other apps. Getting up to speed with the new input method can take some time, so we’ve compiled …

17 secret iOS 9 tricks everyone should know

Once you get your iPhone upgraded to iOS 9, you might be overwhelmed. While Apple’s new mobile OS doesn’t pack a lot of grand new visual features, the update does include tons of little tricks that make using your iPhone and iPad even more ridiculously easy to use.<p>Here are all the secret iOS 9 …

Set up your new iPhone X the right way

The new iPhone X is radically different from previous iPhones, but the setup hasn’t changed much at all. The biggest difference from your current iPhone, is that you’ll be able to take advantage of Automatic Setup. And of course Face ID has ousted Touch ID, so you’ll only have to save one face, …