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Feeling tired for no reason? Time to reset your circadian clock

Have you ever wondered why you don’t feel tired until late at night, but your spouse is fast asleep at 10pm and wakes spontaneously at 6am?<p>We each have an internal biological clock, called a circadian clock, that organizes the internal and external activities of our body around the 24-hour …

Jet Lag

10 travel gadgets for a stress-free trip

Everyone loves being on vacation, but few (if any) can honestly say they like the experience of simply <i>getting there</i>.<p>Thankfully, it's a lot easier to travel today than it was just a few years prior. Having the right travel gadgets on hand can really improve any trip, both when you're en route and …

Shopping
Critical Thinking

Intelligence is meaningless if you can’t recognize your own mistakes

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>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 …

Self-improvement

Gear Made to Last: Our 10 Favorite Products With a Lifetime Warranty

The world’s most well known lighter manufacturer, Zippo has pumped out quality USA-made lighters since the 1930s. But when you buy a Zippo, you’re …

The Business Schools Where Students Most Want To Go In 2015

For Harvard Business School’s class of 2017, 9,686 students applied. HBS accepted 11% of those, and 937 decided to attend. HBS students pay a steep price. Tuition alone this year is $61,225 and the cost for one year of the two-year MBA program comes to $98,400, bringing the total for a Harvard MBA …

College & University

Become a Spontaneous Traveler by Using These Apps

Procrastinators, rejoice: a new crop of digital tools can help you book an entire trip in a matter of minutes, even mere hours before takeoff. So get …

New York City

To Reuse This Notebook, Just Pop It In The Microwave

The microwaveable analog Rocketbook saves paper, discourages snoops, and backs up your handwritten documents to the Cloud.<p>Whether you’re concerned about your paper waste, you don’t want coworkers snooping through your brilliant, top-secret sketches, or you simply don’t have room at home to store …

Apps

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

Personal Finance

Control your Mac by pointing your finger with ControlAir

If you're sitting at your Mac right now, there's a fairly high chance that you'll be listening to music. Normally, if you want to skip between tracks, you'd use the keyboard shortcuts that line the top of your Apple keyboard. But what if you could could control music and movies without touching …

This Super Slow-Mo Video Shows How Complex Cameras Are

Cameras are so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget what amazing pieces of technology they are, high-end DSLRs in particular. Check out this 10,000 fps footage from The Slow Mo Guys if you want to see just how complex.<p>As the video explains, DSLRs use clever optical tricks to get everything done. A …

A Detachable Wheel That Makes Your Bike Electric Is About To Hit The Market

Quickly change up the front wheel of your bike, and all of a sudden, you can zoom up hills and across town without breaking a sweat.<p>At a cost of about $2,000 to $4,000, electric bikes are an investment that most people aren’t willing to make. Sales doubled between 2012 and 2013, but they still …

Parenting

Airbnb for rich people Inspirato nabs a new $20M

Inspirato, a luxury destination club that gives members access to its hundreds of elite accommodations, has just landed $20 million to grow its already large portfolio of locations.<p>With the rise of Airbnb, travelers increasingly want to stay in homes rather than hotels. But wealthy travelers may …

8 Apple Keynotes That Shook the Tech Industry

Apple keynote events are known as the best shows in the industry. They are well rehearsed, perfectly presented and highly anticipated events. Too bad we only have a few of them a year.<p>For those of you who want to get in the mood for the next one here is our selection of the 5 most exiting Apple …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

The best mobile apps for taking notes

While our smartphones and tablets come with apps that let you jot things down, there are much better apps available that help you organize your notes and be more productive.<p>Whether you're a student taking notes for class this fall or your workday requires that you take notes in meetings, a handy …

Apps

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another try, and offer you a few options …

Apple Loop: Why Update The MacBook Pro, Will We See A Sapphire Screen, And Does Apple Slow Down Older iPhones Before A Launch?

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the new MacBook Pro range, the potential ‘loss’ of sapphire in the iPhone 6, slowing down older handsets ahead of the iPhone 6 launch date, the next step for iBooks, market share numbers, the Beats acquisition, …

TouchPico - Android powered pico projector puts a touchscreen anywhere

Every once in a while a truly great and innovative campaign lands on the crowd funding websites. This time out we find a pico projector on IndieGogo. The project is called TouchPico and it is no ordinary projector; aside from being almost completely wireless in operation and housing its own full …

Gear & Gadgets

GE announces $15 connected LED light bulb controlled by Wink app

The “Internet of things,” the “Connected Home,” the “Smart Home,” whatever you want to call it, it’s just a fancy way of turning your stuff on and off with your smartphone. Now GE has introduced a cheaper way to stay on the couch and control your lights.<p>The low-cost connected Link lightbulb from GE …

Wink wants to simplify the smart home with a universal app and $80 hub

You've probably never heard of Wink, but you may soon encounter its logo ("Wink app ready") or its smart home router (the "Wink Hub") the next time you go shopping at Home Depot. The logo will appear on a range of WiFi-connected devices from different manufacturers, including air conditioners from …

Super cheap Smart Home kit brings automation to the masses

If you're wondering when home automation might tip into the Walmart-level mainstream, here's a sign: Archos' Smart Home starter kit is now on sale. Along with two cameras, two movement tags and two weather tags, they're throwing in a controlling tablet, all for $250 -- or $25 each for the cameras …

Sun Tzu's 31 Best Pieces Of Leadership Advice

There was no greater war leader and strategist than Chinese military general Sun Tzu. His philosophy on how to be a great leader and ensure you win in work, management, and life is summed up in these 33 pieces of advice. They can all be applied by you in your job when you go back to work next …

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …