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THIS Is What That Extra Shoelace Hole Is Used For. I Wish I Knew This Earlier!

Have you ever wondered why there is an extra shoelace hole at the top of your shoe? Many running and hiking shoes have the extra hole and most people …

How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Remove an Unwanted Color Cast

In a recent article about the LAB colorspace, I covered the basic LAB move to enhance colors. Hopefully that gave you an idea of the power of the LAB …

7 Psychological Tricks For Winning A Negotiation

This kind of thinking can mean the negotiation is lost before the salesperson has even started to prepare for it. The first war to be won is the battle inside the salesperson against defeatist thoughts. By becoming clear on desired outcomes, he or she has the greatest chance at negotiation success …

One Light Tutorial: How Small Adjustments to Light Position Drastically Affects Your Portraits

Whether it’s by necessity or personal decision, sometimes we’re left shooting an image with only a single-light setup. But just because you only have …

Så ska du spara när börsen skakar

<b>Osäkerhet kring den</b> kinesiska tillväxten, ökad nervositet kring tillbakadragandet av de amerikanska stimulanspaketen och den senaste tidens osäkra …

Map Out Cultural Conflicts on Your Team

When you’re on a global team, cultural differences can be complex and can often seem contradictory. The biggest challenge comes when differences are complex in surprising ways.<p>Here’s a letter I received from an executive at automotive supplier Valeo, a French company with big client bases in …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

The Real Talent Behind Iggy's "Fancy" and Icona Pop's "I Love It"

Unless you've been living vacuum-sealed under a rock on the ocean floor, the hook to Song of the Summer 2014 "Fancy" has surely wormed its way into …

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Fall Movie Guide: 6 Movies We're Sure Will Rock, Plus 23 Contenders

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of all of all …

Schedule a 15-Minute Break Before You Burn Out

When you’re racing 90 miles an hour, the last thing you want to do is slow down.<p>That’s how it feels on those exhilarating days when you’re completely focused, tearing through your to-do list, racking up accomplishments. You just want to keep going.<p>You might also worry that if you take a break, …

How to use Monochrome Preview to Compose Better Color Photos

You may have heard it said that when you change the way you see – the things you see begin to change. Legendary American documentary photographer and …

So You Want to Join a Board

Many senior managers desire — and are qualified — to join a board. And many companies around the world would greatly benefit from infusions of fresh talent and insight into their boards. Yet all too often board positions go to people who are already serving on other boards. So how can you, a …

Don’t Sell a Product, Sell a Whole New Way of Thinking

We all know the story. A team creates a groundbreaking new innovation only to see it mired in internal debates. When it is eventually launched in the market, there is an initial flurry of sales to early adopters, but then sales cycles become sluggish. Pilot customers are enthusiastic, but broader …

How to use the Contrast Checker Technique to Give Your Images More Punch

I am about to reveal a technique that will have your images looking awesome in seconds every time you use it. I am even going to share the Photoshop …

15 Dead Simple IFTTT Recipes That Will Make Your Life Way Easier

IFTTT—If This Then That—is an automator that links different internet connected services (think: Gmail) and devices (think: your smartphone). After …

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Guide to Life: Pack a Suit

You have a job interview. Or maybe it’s a wedding. Either way, you need to pack a suit. Unfortunately, they’re not the easiest things to fold — not …

Why You Should Be Using a Foam Roller — and Which One to Buy

Right up there with kettlebells and battle ropes, foam rollers are ubiquitous at gyms but nevertheless require a bit of explanation if you want to …

SuperDuper!

Have no fear. SuperDuper v3.1.7 is here, and it includes <b>full</b> High Sierra HFS+ <b>and APFS</b> support!<p>SuperDuper is the wildly acclaimed program that makes …

10 saker du bör undvika när du håller tal

Du känner igen symptomen redan långt innan det är dags. Trots att du känner dig bekväm med ditt jobb och dina kollegor så händer det något när det är …

How to Get Your Career Back on Track

I once heard a story about how working elephants are trained not to break free from their tethers, even though they are easily strong enough to do so.<p>…

The Doctor Will See You on Your iPhone Now

New apps promise immediate virtual health care. Are these better than an in-person visit?<p>Mobile phones have revolutionized the way we conduct business, maintain personal relationships and consume entertainment. But they’re also changing things up in another critical area — the way we manage our …

The Best Teams Hold Themselves Accountable

Want to create a high performance team? Want to limit the amount of time you spend settling squabbles between team members? It turns out those two issues are closely related: Our research shows that on top performing teams peers immediately and respectfully confront one another when problems arise. …

Even Small Negotiations Require Preparation and Creativity

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you’re negotiating all the time. When you ask your boss for more resources, agree with a vendor on a price, deliver a performance evaluation, convince a business partner to join forces with your company, or even when you decide with your spouse where to go on your …

3 Priorities for Leaders Who Want to Go Beyond Command-and-Control

It’s cliché to say that “command and control” leadership is no longer relevant in most organizational contexts. But — especially in large, global, diverse organizations — what should it be replaced with? Leaders increasingly need to model traits that reflect the values and culture of the …

Learn How They Laid the Transatlantic Cable Back in 1959

In this hyper-modern, satellite-powered wireless age, it's easy to forget how not too long ago our main connection to Europe was a single cable: the …

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Space Photographer Explains How To Shoot The Milky Way In Light-Polluted Skies

Justin Ng details how to cheat light pollution in both pre and post-production.<p><i>All photos © Justin Ng Photography via</i><p>Singapore-based photograph, Justin Ng, is internationally known as one of the premier astrophotography and space timelapse talents working with a lens and an eye for the sky. Since …

22 DIY Tricks to Make Parenting a Little Easier

Mom and Dad: Parenting is tough, we know.<p>Raising children is a full-time job. On top of that, you still have to bring home the bacon and attempt to …

How to Deal with a Slacker Coworker

No one likes picking up someone else’s slack. But when a colleague leaves early, misses deadlines, and doesn’t give 100% to a project, it can be difficult to determine the best course of action. Should you confront them about their behavior? Speak to your boss? Or mind your own business?<p><b>What the</b> …