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Relinquishing control of a task to someone else can be daunting, but if you ever want to get anything done, delegating responsibilities is a must. Blogger and developer Kent Fenwick discusses why it's not always better when you do it yourself. Photo by Purple Slog . Today I listened to a really good interview with Ted Roden of personal assistant service Fancy Hands , who talked about how one of the biggest challenges with their service is getting people who have already paid to actually use it. As a Fancy Hands user myself, this struck a chord.
If you regularly over or underestimate the amount of time it'll take you to accomplish a task, if may be time to reset your internal clock. Here's how to reset it and get more done with less stress. Having an accurate internal clock is the bedrock of solid time management. If you're not good at estimating units of time and what you can accomplish in those units, however big or small, you'll always be stressed over what isn't getting done and how little time you left to do it. Psychologists Jane B.
Around the world you'll find scientifically identified pockets of happy people ranging in size from neighborhoods to entire countries. Researcher Dan Buettner spent years studying them to find out what makes them so special, and how others can emulate their success in the happiness department. Photo by Nana B Agyei . This week we're taking a look at the work of researcher and author Dan Buettner. Buettner has spent years studying what makes people happy around the world and what governments, communities, and individuals can do to grab a piece of this well being. Today we're going to highlight some of Buettner's tips—from his book Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way —on how to apply the lessons from the "blue zones"—the areas of concentrated happiness and well being he's studied like Denmark and Singapore—and apply those to your day-to-day work life—no immigration necessary.
Whether you're buying a new appliance or deciding whether to repair an old one, it can be really useful to know how long it's going to last. Tech blog Unplggd has a great list of common appliances and their projected life. Their information is based on a study by the National Association of Home Builders from 2007, though many of the numbers should still hold fairly true. For example, the average washer and dryer should last you about ten years, while a refrigerator should last a good 13.
If you're killing yourself reading and writing up your notes, stop the madness. Practicing at what you're actually going to do at the end—namely, taking a test—can be much more effective at making information sink in, a new study shows. Image via billaday . Researchers, led by a Purdue University psychology professor, asked 200 students to read a few paragraphs about a scientific matter they likely didn't know beforehand, such as different types of muscle tissue. Everybody involved read the material for five minutes. One group then read the text again for four five-minute sessions, and another group was asked to map the information into a diagram of linked bubbles.
Sales be damned, nothing saves you money like an old fashioned student discount. Here's how to continue making use of those golden markdowns long after graduation. Before we get started, let's consider the ethical implications. Using a student discount when you're not a student is a little dishonest, so if you're a sparkling example of morality you might want to forget this method and keep paying full price. If you live life in the more common moral gray area, you might want to consider the following excuses. First of all, student discounts are most commonly awarded to college students who either are wealthy enough to afford college or are able to incur a massive amount of debt (scholarship folk—congrats, but you're a rare breed and therefore do not count).
Whether you live in a tiny apartment or just have too much stuff, there's likely a lot of space you aren't using, like your walls, your ceilings, or the nooks and crannies in your furniture. Here's how to use it most efficiently. 10. Hang Your Bike on the Wall
credit: stuartpilbrow on Flickr A few months ago, I needed a designer to team up with on a project. I decided to work with a friend of a friend who had just graduated from art school and was desperately looking for work. She emailed me her rate and I about lost my mind.
Republicans Continue To Punish America For Electing Barack Obama By: Rmuse Oct. 22nd, 2011 more from Rmuse <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-51356" title="TeaParty Not Hiring" src="http://ww1.politicususa.com/wp-content/uploads/TeaParty-Not-Hiring.jpg" alt="" width="208" height="152"/> In every country on the planet there are elements within and outside the halls of power that work to subvert the government and inflict damage on the population for a self-serving cause. In countries like Libya, Muammar Gaddafi perpetrated untold horrors on his fellow countrymen to maintain his hold on power that eventually led to his overthrow and death at the hands of the people who could tolerate no more death and destruction from a despotic leader.
The Gossamer Albatross is a human-powered aircraft built by American aeronautical engineer Dr. Paul B. MacCready 's company AeroVironment .
Frame and front wheel secured A bicycle lock is a security device used to prevent bicycle theft , generally by fastening the bicycle to a fixed object, e.g., a bike rack . An inherent challenge to bicycle theft prevention is the detatchability of the wheels from the frame . Unless both wheels and frame are secured, wheels can be removed separately. An optimal locking method will secure the frame as well as both wheels — either to a fixed object or to each other.
FAT32 vs NTFS The N ew T echnologies F ile S ystem [ NTFS ] offers advantages over FAT32 , such as better security [user privileges, password-protected directories], and is more reliable [fault tolerance, write-verifies, journaling]. If you plan to dual- or multi-boot different flavors of Windows, that include any of the legacy versions, such as Win98/SE or Windows ME... ...it might be better to format everything as FAT32 , especially if your PC is at home, where you don't have to worry about prying eyes [security]. Formatting everything as FAT32 would allow you to see/access/read_from/write_to any drive/partition from any operating system [Windows 98/ME/2000/XP].
With today's news about Google's new search encryption default, it's easy to miss Google's new privacy and personal data control resource center, Good To Know . Google quietly published Good To Know yesterday . Good To Know aims to inform internet users about what's going on with their Google data, and guide users to tools they can use to control how their data is used.
This past week it was reported that the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous claimed credit for taking offline over 40 websites used for sharing pedophilia - and for exposing the names and identifying information of more than 1500 alleged pedophiles that had been using the sites. News of the Anonymous campaign to actively target anyone hosting child porn sites comes from statements associated with Anonymous on Pastebin and two Anonymous YouTube video channels. AnonNews has yet to issue a press release. It's within Anon's character to go after targets that provoke the collective's ire. Yet in this instance the group is highlighting a moral sense of outrage and horror most people will relate to - the evil crime of child sexual abuse - while revealing an internet underworld that many will be terrified to learn about for the first time.
Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters building the Global Village Construction Set - a modular, DIY, low-cost, open source, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The aim of the GVCS is to lower the barriers to entry into farming, building, and manufacturing. Its a life-size lego set that can create entire economies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, or in the developing world.