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One Philosophy (And 2 Simple Techniques) to Instantly Work Faster

The simplest productivity solutions are so obvious you're probably overlooking them. Shane Snow explains.

An Epidemic of Tax Ignorance

Of course it’s not the worst mistake someone can make, if in fact it is a mistake. But when a person makes a mistake with respect to a simple thing, one’s confidence in that person’s ability to avoid mistakes doing other things is undermined.Perhaps...Show More Summary

The 1 Email That Every Salesperson Must Master

A simple template that can help you close millions of dollars of business deals throughout your entire career.

These Guys Lost A Limb, But Not Their Sense Of Humor

Amputees have to struggle a lot to do tasks that are taken for granted by able bodied people. Simple activities like climbing stairs, doing the dishes, even turning on appliances can become a chore. However, these exceptional human beings...Show More Summary

Trying the golden triangle

One of the first compositional rules that we learn is the rule of thirds. It’s relatively simple but definitely effective: divide the frame into three, horizontally and vertically, and use the divisions to place your subject. But rules are made to be broken—once you understand them properly, that is—or at least adapted and challenged. If […]

Quick Tip: Don't Fear the KPI

5 hours agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

How do you know if your training is working? You can argue that it's simple: Score runs, take wickets and you're doing it right. You can certainly take it to the next step with a little more context to that basic metric. For example,...Show More Summary

The importance of a name

Here is a post by a Colorado teacher about what seems to be a simple observation about some students — that they don’t correct adults who mispronounce their names — but is really a nuanced look into the psyche of some students of color who live in poverty. This public school teacher blogs anonymously under […]

Good night, Gothenburg

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I come as much as I can to Gothenburg, Sweden, because two simple reasons. First, it's one of my favorite cities in the world, along with New York and Madrid—I could spend a hundred pages talking about how nice it is. But, most importantly, it's the home to some of my favorite people in the Universe. Read more...

The Power in the Palms of Our Hands: The Third Annual Literacy Across Harlem March

The ask is simple: if you're in Harlem on the first of the month, #RockThoseReads. And if you're in Harlem this Saturday, September 20th, bring a book and join the march. For the past three years, education activist Joe Rogers and his...Show More Summary

Portland’s PMLR Project, Where I’m Moving (One of These Days)…

First point of context. The PMLR stands for the Portland-Milawukie Light Rail Project. The name is somewhat misleading, because it is dramatically more than merely a simple little light rail project. I’ll add more context to what exactly it is over the blog entries following this one. For now, I want to detail a particular chunk […]

How Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Went From Concept Art To Screen

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While we do love concept art that gives us an alternate universe version of movies, it's incredibly fascinating to see how final, approved concept art translates from a simple illustration to a scene on film. Compare these gorgeous Dawn of the Planet of the Apes concept pieces to images from the movie itself. Read more...

Winter Is (Probably) Coming (Soon)

13 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

That’s the gist of a recent interview that venture capitalist Bill Gurley gave. His words matter because they cut to the simple fact that too many companies are burning too much money. Making money is better than losing money, but losing money — burn — can be the prudent and responsible thing to do. Under certain circumstances, it’s great to burn: If you are quickly… Read More

The Next Crisis - Part 1

Submitted by Golem XIV, The present global financial ‘crisis’ began in 2007-8. It is not nearly over. And that simple fact is a problem. Not because of the life-choking misery it inflicts on the lives of millions who had no part in its creation, but because the chances of another crisis beginning before this one ends, is increasing. Show More Summary

DIYP Reviews EWA Marine Underwater Camera Housings

If you have ever wanted to try your hand at underwater photography, the first challenge you are going to face is how exactly are you going to get your camera underwater? If you are looking for a high quality, simple and affordable underwater camera housing, you are really going to want to check out the [...]Show More Summary

What Voting Day Is Like for the Scottish Referendum

One simple question deserves one simple answer. Should Scotland be an independent country? With a miniature sharpened pencil -- the kind you're given at a miniature golf course -- I could put a big "X" to indicate "Yes" or "No." I was at the polling station at 8:30 a.m., an hour and a half after you could begin voting at 7 a.m. Show More Summary

8 Bad Spending Habits that Are Breaking Your Bank

8 simple ways to build better money habits - LearnVest See what Kerry Washington has to say about financial abuse - The Billfold Google's head of HR shares the biggest résumé mistakes - Lifehacker 36 ideas that will help you save major...Show More Summary

8 Ways to up Your Cocktail Game

National Drinks | Elyse Inamine "Garnishes are an expression of a bartender's style," says Shinya Yamao of New York's Piora. "My garnishes are very simple, but they act as a sub-ingredient for the cocktail," says Yamao, who stopped by...Show More Summary

The New Old Age: Donating the Body

17 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

He wanted his body given to a medical school or research organization. It wasn’t that simple.

Awesome (Easy!) Recipe-Free Sorbet — The Kitchn

From The Kitchn ? Make Awesome Sorbet Without a Recipe Using This Simple Tip READ MORE »

Check Out Sea Life (And Sharks!) 75 Feet Below In Transparent Molokini Kayak

Taking its name from the crescent-shaped islet formed by a volcanic crater between Maui and Kaho?olawe, the Molokini is a transparent two-person kayak that is beautiful and simple. Offered by Clear Bl... via

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