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How to Delete Something Permanently From Your Computer. Do you have a file on your computer that you want to obliterate? Well, it's going to take a lot more than dragging and dropping it into the little trash can at the corner of your desktop. Your computer's trash bin only removes a file from your desktop. And even if you empty the trash bin, it only deletes the virtual pathway to it.

The file is still saved in your hard drive, but now it's just more difficult to access. There are a few easy and effective ways of getting rid of that file once and for all, and they all involve overwriting the file with other data. Think of it like scribbling over written words on a piece of paper. Eraser (Windows) What it does: Overwrites specific files Eraser is a free tool that allows you to pinpoint specific files on your Windows computer and overwrite them before you delete their directories.

You can choose how many times you want to overwrite the file, too. CCleaner (Windows) What it does: Overwrites and clears the free space on your hard drive. Watch John Oliver completely destroy the idea that hard work will make you rich. The facts about economic inequality in America are pretty staggering. The top 1 percent of Americans brings home close to 20 percent of income. Income inequality is the highest it's been since 1928. And Pew found that by a 60 to 36 percent margin, Americans believe they live in a country with a system that unfairly favors the wealthy.

So the big question is: Why do Americans allow this to happen? The answer, in John Oliver's estimation, is the American sense of optimism. "I can clearly see this game is rigged, which makes it so sweet when I win this thing," Oliver says. "If American wealth is a lottery, we are increasingly playing two different games," Oliver said. A lot of the political discussion Oliver references is about income inequality.

These 17 web tools will improve your productivity. IN TODAY’S FAST-paced world, we don’t want to waste any more time than necessary. Here are some highly useful and innovative web resources that will help make you more productive and save you a lot of time in the long-run: Clear Focus — This timer uses the Pomodoro Technique to prevent you from wasting time on distractions. Instead, it helps you focus on what really matters, by alternating work sessions with small breaks. You’ll be able to concentrate more easily and get things done. Just tap once, and get working. Coffitivity — It has been scientifically proven that people work better with white noise in the background. This site replicates the sound of a coffee shop to achieve the perfect combination of calm and commotion.

Source: Noisey via YouTube Do Nothing For 2 Minutes — Although it seems counterintuitive, this website is the perfect way to refocus your mind after a hard meeting or stressful call, in just under 120 seconds. Doodle — Trying to schedule a meeting? Now, get to it. 25 Common Words That You’ve Got Wrong. Everybody talks a lot. It’s one of the most frequent things we as human beings do. We need it to communicate. People do it for entertainment. Just because we all do it all the time doesn’t mean we have perfected the craft. Here are a bunch of common words everyone uses but most use incorrectly. 1. What you think it means: Something that is funny.What it really means: Contrary to what you are expecting. This is a famous one because so many people get this wrong so often. 2.

What you think it means: A tragedy or something unfortunate.What it really means: A mockery or parody. This is another one that people have wrong fairly frequently. 3. What you think it means: The one, the only. Some people do actually use this one properly. 4. What you think it means: To have a conversation.What it really means: Nothing. Conversate actually doesn’t exist and I’ll prove it to you. 5. What you think it means: To skim or browse.What it really means: To observe in depth. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. California calls for constitutional convention to limit money in politics. Last week, California became the second state to back a constitutional convention to limit money in politics, reports SFGate.

Its state Senate approved the measure 23-11 on a party-line vote, and the Assembly had passed it in January. The proposed convention would "limit corporate personhood for purposes of campaign finance and political speech," and "would further declare that money does not constitute speech and may be legislatively limited. " State legislators "are not, at this moment in time, completely blinded by the influence of money," one supporter argues Since the Supreme Court has repeatedly held that campaign finance restrictions violate First Amendment free speech rights, many advocates for limiting money in politics have called for amending the Constitution, to overturn its recent rulings.

Former Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens, who wrote the dissent in Citizens United, is on board. What is the Citizens United decision? The Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. I Am A Liberal. I am a liberal. I believe government is often the solution, not always the problem. I believe government should enact laws that protect rights, not strip them away. I’m for laws that expand equality, not restrict it. I believe in creating policies, not obstructing them. I’m for helping those in need, not telling them to fend for themselves.

I believe all people should be free to practice whatever the religion they choose, not have their religion chosen for them. I believe in the right of the people to bear arms, not amass armaments. I believe in our form of government, but not imposing it on other nations. I believe in regulated capitalism, not an unfettered free market. I believe in more people voting, not fewer. In other words, I believe in democracy and that’s why I am a liberal. Funny and Sometimes Serious Personal Growth Quotes and Sayings. I have a habit of taking pictures of personal growth and other funny sayings. I figured someday I would add them to my blog. Well, without further ado; here they are. How to Answer Tricky Interview Questions. When preparing for job interviews, many job seekers focus on crafting answers to hard questions. “What is your greatest weakness?” “If you were an emoji, which one would you be?” Although preparing for these tough questions is good practice, it can be easy to overlook some of the more tricky interview questions hiring managers ask.

The following three questions might seem very simple to answer; but they often catch job seekers off guard: 1. Tell me about yourself. What they’re really asking: Who are you? Why it’s tricky: Although this seems like a simple question, it’s one that often stumps candidates. How to answer: You’ve already explained your experience and hard skills through your resume and cover letter. When the interviewer asks you to introduce yourself, talk about some of your past experience, your unique interests relevant to your career, and even some of your interests outside of work. For instance, let’s say you’re applying for a teaching position. 2. 3. The South Is Essentially A Solid, Grim Block Of Poverty. The Great Recession and Not-So-Great Recovery have been bad news for most Americans, but some people have suffered more than others.

We call those people "Southerners. " North Carolina and a handful of other Southern U.S. states saw the biggest increases in the number of people living in what are known as "poverty areas" between 2000 and 2010, according to a new Census Bureau report. Poverty areas are places where more than 20 percent of the people live below the federal poverty line, which varies by family size. For a family of four, the poverty line in most states is an annual income of $23,850.

Today, 25.7 percent of all Americans live in such areas, up from 18.1 percent in 2000, according to the report. This map, created by plugging Census data into the Datawrapper mapping tool, shows the rise was not exactly spread evenly across the country: Note that Southern states were five of the six biggest gainers. And this Census map highlights the difference between regions even more starkly. 7 Habits of Highly Effective 20-Year-Olds.

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. – Aristotle Our 20s is the most important and fun decade of our lives, where we begin to experience the world as young adults. It’s also the time when we develop good (or bad) habits that will positively (or negatively) impact our future. This is the time where we are tasked with the challenge of figuring out what direction we want to take in life and what type of foundation we need to build in order to get there. While our 20s are fun and exciting, the challenge of figuring out what path to take so early on in life can become overwhelming for a lot of young adults. It can become so overwhelming that a lot of us forget about the future and focus on living in the present. Nothing is scarier than reaching the end of your 20’s not knowing who you are or what you want.

Creating a life that reflects who you are is everything and it starts with developing good habits that will build a strong foundation for a great future. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Rich People Don't Create The Jobs. 17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter. 29 Differences Between Life In Your Early 20s Vs. Life In Your Late 20s. You’ve aged like a fine wine that you hopefully paid more than $3 for… 1.

Drinking alcohol Early 20s: How much of this vodka from a plastic bottle can I drink before I puke? Late 20s: How much of this wine can I drink before I involuntarily pass out at 10pm? 2. Wine Early 20s: [in grocery store] Ok, where’s the cheapest bottle or box of wine that I can find? 3. Early 20s: RAGE! 4. Early 20s: Me and ten of my friends are hungover together, hair of the dog, brunch! 5. Early 20s: I want you to like me! 6. Early 20s: I bought the tomato, garlic, and onion Ragu.Late 20s: How much kale, celery, romaine, chard, spinach and carrot can I fit into this smoothie without it tasting like it was literally blended from the dirt?

7. Early 20s: Kraft mac & cheese, Doritos, McDonald’s… all in one day.Late 20s: Kraft mac & cheese, bathroom, Doritos, bathroom, McDonald’s, bathroom, antacid, bathroom, bathroom, antacid. 8. Early 20s: ???????? 9. 10. Early 20s: Cartoons? 11. 12. Early 20s: Is there a cop around? 10 Organization and Productivity Apps for Young Professionals. “Productivity” is by far my favorite category in the App Store. I’m a sucker for any tool that promises to make me more effective or gives me little check-off boxes to click with satisfaction. Over the years I’ve downloaded more apps than I care to admit, so in the interest of helping your productivity, here are the ones I consider to be the absolute must-haves for young professionals — or anyone else, for that matter! 1. Boomerang Boomerang is a Gmail app that allows you to schedule emails to be sent at specific times, temporarily archive email until you need it again and remind yourself to email someone again if you don’t receive a response.

It offers both free and paid subscriptions. 2. People often ask me how I’m able to tweet as consistently as I do. 3. Dashlane is a free tool that helps you keep track of passwords and automatically logs you onto websites, so you never have to lose or type in a password ever again. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. What are your favorite productivity apps? 35 Surprisingly Useful Websites You Never Knew You Needed.

How To Get Motivated When You're Not Motivated. 58 Cognitive biases that screw up everything we do -- Science of the Spirit -- Sott.net. We like to think we're rational human beings. In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias. The study of how often human beings do irrational things was enough for psychologists Daniel Kahneman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics, and it opened the rapidly expanding field of behavioral economics.

Similar insights are also reshaping everything from marketing to criminology Hoping to clue you - and ourselves - into the biases that frame our decisions, we've collected a long list of the most notable ones. Affect heuristic The way you feel filters the way you interpret the world. Take, for instance, if the words rake, take, and cake flew across a computer screen blinked on a computer screen for 1/30 of a second. Which would you recognize? If you're hungry, research suggests that all you see is cake. Anchoring bias Confirmation bias Conformity. 43 Workouts That Allow You To Watch An Ungodly Amount Of Television.

The Second Amendment Doesn't Say What You Think It Does. Michael Waldman pokes holes in claims that the Constitution protects an unlimited right to guns. —Hannah Levintova on Thu. June 19, 2014 6:00 AM PDT "To the framers, that phrase 'a well-regulated militia' was really critical," says Michael Waldman.The Shelby Star/Jeff Melton/AP Less than a month after the December 2012 Newtown massacre, the National Rifle Association's then-president, David Keene, warned that the new White House task force on gun violence would "do everything they can to strip Americans of their right to keep and bear arms, to essentially make the Second Amendment meaningless. " Three weeks ago, after a killer shot three people and wounded eight near Santa Barbara, California, conservative activist "Joe the Plumber" posted an open letter to the victims' families.

"Your dead kids," he wrote, "don't trump my Constitutional rights. This historical approach is noteworthy. Mother Jones: What inspired you to write this book? Michael Waldman: I started the book after Newtown. 6 Science-Backed Ways To Make Better Decisions. Imagine what the world would be like if everyone practiced a little more rational decision-making. Fortunately, research does show that there are things you can do to help make more accurate and reason-based -- and less emotion-based and potentially impulsive -- decisions. Here are just a few: Think of yourself as a fly on the wall. One thing you can do to make more rational decisions is to remove yourself from the situation and think of yourself as an outside observer. A new study in the journal Psychological Science shows that when you think about a relationship conflict from a first-person perspective, you’re less likely to employ wise reasoning than when you think about a conflict from a third-person perspective.

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