99 Sites That Every Professional Should Know About and Use With an endless number of sites, tools, and resources out there, how do you know what’s worth your time? Well, we know just how busy you are, so we did the legwork for you and found 99 websites that’ll add value to your life and your career, guaranteed. From productivity advice to places to go when you need a distraction, these sites will change the way you do things, inspire you, and, well, generally just blow your mind. Organize Your Work 1. Trello helps you manage all your ideas and due dates and keeps track of what you’re in the process of completing. 2. Like collaboration? 3. What is it about a coffee shop that gives you such laser focus? 4. FaxZero lets you send and receive faxes through your email—because nobody likes the fax machine. 5. RescueTime lets you monitor how you spend your time on your computer and mobile devices. 6. You know all those email newsletters that you accidentally opted into, but don’t really read? 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. How does that email (or any of your writing!)
10 Words Backpacking In Thailand Changed for Me Things change when you travel. There’s no doubt about that. But when you leave, you figure you have all the basics figured out – until you enter a country that’s so foreign to you that you have no choice but to sit up, pay attention, listen and learn. I spent nine months overseas, mostly in Australia, but my two weeks in Thailand are what stayed with me the most. 1. Luxurious Before Thailand: Walking into a huge, clean hotel room with a gigantic bed and big fluffy pillows. After Thailand: Walking into a bathroom and seeing toilet paper. 2. Before: The movie Hostel. After: A home base, immediate friends, a bar, a library, a giant database for new places to visit supported but outrageous stories told by firsthand experience. 3. Before: Someone who has been in your life for years, seen you at your worst and still loves you anyways. After: The first person you meet in your hostel that wants to share a beer and doesn’t try and steal your wallet. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
52 Week Money Saving Challenge Ever thought about going on that exciting ski trip to the mountains or that relaxing vacation to a spa resort, but didn’t quite manage to save the money for it? Now you can stop daydreaming about lounging at the Sun with a refreshing glass lemonade in your hand, and really live this experience, with the help of this simple project. It’s not that people don’t want to save up, but they aren’t encouraged to do so in a creative way. Well, if you find yourself in this case, you don’t have to worry any longer for a solution, as we have an ingenious money saving idea for you. • a jar; • a piece of white paper; • a ruler and a marker (or) a printed template; • a pair of scissors; • transparent tape; The process is very easy, but the creativity of the result is what will keep you saving money as much as 1400 $ after a year. photo source: lifeasyouliveit.blogspot.com
16 People On The Most Important Thing They’ve Learned Up Until Now Instead of creating a list of my own life lessons, I thought I would compile a list of what the people around me had to say. So I asked the question, “What was the most important thing you’ve learned in life until this point?” 1. Celeste, 24 As you get older, your interests will continue to change. 2. I would say… You can’t make everyone happy, and the sooner you accept that the easier life’s gonna be. 3. The power of WORDS. 4. We have the individual power to overcome hardships. 5. No long texts should be sent after 2 am. 6. Everybody lives their own hell. 7. The secret to happiness is accepting yourself. 8. When you’re feeling down, your family is always there to help you even if you don’t think you need their help. 9. The most important thing is: there is a God, and He created this magnificent universe, too complicated to fully understand, and too cast to comprehend. 10. Follow the rules and treat others the way you want to be treated. 11. 12. Don’t talk about friends with other friends.
Spritz reader: Getting words into your brain faster Static blocks of text like the one you’re looking at now are an antiquated and inefficient way to get words into your head. That’s the contention of Boston-based startup Spritz, which has developed a speed-reading text box that shows no more than 13 characters at a time. The Spritz box flashes words at you in quick succession so you don’t have to move your eyes around a page, and in my very quick testing it allowed me to read at more than double my usual reading pace. Spritz has teamed up with Samsung to integrate its speed reading functionality with the upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone. The written word, after 8,000 or so years, is still an extremely effective way to get a message from one mind into the minds of others. Take this article – I’ve written it in easily digestible chunks, and we’ve presented it in nice, thin, 10 to 14 word columns that should make it easy to scan. The Spritz reader is a simple, small box that streams text at the reader, one word at a time. Try it yourself.
Travel Cheap And Travel Young: 10 Countries You Can Visit On A College Budget With the travel season upon us, it’s time to begin exploring again and creating memories that last. Like everyone else, I’m pretty much broke and can’t afford to go on a luxury trip across Europe, but just because the university takes all my cash doesn’t mean I can’t still travel. Here is a list of 10 countries that rank on the low-end for cost right now: Bolivia Home to many activities and sites, this cheap country will have you living like a king for less than you would think. Thailand Thailand has been trying to revamp its tourism as of late and many tourism companies have been offering excellent deals. If you are open to bunks, you can easily get by for an entire day on that price. Greece With the state of the economic condition in Greece, prices are low and the tourism will help bring in some more much-needed money. This is one of the best locations in all of Europe for cheap travel. Spain Spain is having similar issues to Greece and could use the extra money from tourism. Costa Rica Vietnam
22 señales de que definitivamente naciste para viajar ¡Me sentí identificada con todas! Si bien todos somos únicos y diferentes, hay ciertas características que nos hacen similares a otras personas con los mismos intereses. En este caso no puedo coincidir más con las siguientes 22 señales que demuestran por qué naciste para viajar. Creo que todos aquellos con el gen de la pasión por los viajes se sentirán identificados: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Visto en MatadorNetwork.
15 Smart Things Every 20 Something Should Do To Get The Most Out Of Life 1. Travel Whether you grew up in a big city or a small village, you have been stuck with certain ideas and attitudes. Traveling the world can open your eyes to new ways of thinking, being and help you broaden your horizons. Even if you have no-one else to go with, grabbing your backpack and going it alone will only encourage you to engage with local culture and people more. 2. When you’re a kid, it can sometimes all be about flashing the cash, particularly if you’ve listened to too many rap songs. 3. As teens, most people wanted desperately to fit in and be just like their friends. 4. In your teens, your body will take a lot of abuse. 5. Do you seriously want to live in a virtual world, or would you prefer to actually engage with real people and live a real life? 6. 7. Some people like to cause drama for the sake of it. 8. 9. 10. By your 20s, you should have started to notice certain things about yourself – things that make you happy, people you admire. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
15 styles of Distorted Thinking 15 styles of Distorted Thinking Filtering: You take the negative details and magnify them while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation. Polarized Thinking: Things are black or white, good or bad. You have to be perfect or you're a failure. Checklist for Hidden Anger Procrastination in the completion of imposed tasks. It’s More Difficult To Jump Than To Fall: Failure Is The Easy Part How amazing would it be if winning were easy? Winning, coming out on top and considering yourself successful all take much effort. In fact, if winning isn’t a challenge, then you didn’t really win, did you? The outcome of any competition doesn’t matter quite as much as the challenge that the competition presents, as well how we face that challenge. Did we meet it head on? There are several points in our life when we reach such a chasm. The chasm’s width depends on the challenge at hand. Life’s chasms come in all different shapes and sizes. The distance from one side to the other is the distance you are going to have to jump in order to make it to the other side successfully. The question is whether or not you’re willing to jump it. There is always a chance that you won’t make it over. The larger the chasm, the more chances there are for you either to make a mistake or for the world to screw things up for you. You either have to get across, or make it back down to the ground.
10 consejos para prevenir al odiado jet-lag tras un vuelo Olvídate de la descompensación horaria. Todos quienes han llegado a un nuevo destino con una gran diferencia horaria en comparación a la ciudad donde estaban, han experimentado en mayor o menor grado una alteración en su ritmo biológico. Los médicos lo llaman “disritmia circadiana” o “síndrome de los usos horarios”, quienes no lo conocen a menudo lo confunden con “cansancio”, “fatiga”, “irritabilidad”, “jaqueca”, “insomnio” y/o “malestar estomacal”. Pero todos los viajeros saben que estos síntomas corresponden al molestoso jet-lag. Si bien la mayoría sabe cómo identificarlo, gran parte no sabe cómo prevenirlo. Algunos incluso creen que es imposible, pero la realidad es que se puede disminuir considerablemente con algunas sencillas medidas. A continuación te dejo 10 cosas que puedes hacer para no sentirte fatal al llegar a tus ansiadas vacaciones: Un par de días antes del gran viaje 1. 2. 3. Durante las interminables horas en el avión 4. 5. 6. 7. En el destino con el que llevas meses soñando
22 maps and charts that will surprise you by Ezra Klein on March 11, 2015 A good visualization helps you see what the data is telling you. The best visualizations help you you see things you never thought the data would tell you. These 22 charts and maps were, at least for me, in that category: all of them told me something I found surprising. Some of them genuinely changed the way I think about the world. More than half the world's population lives inside this circleThis map can be summed up quite simply: a ton of people live in Asia. Here a few surprising things you should know about America's oh-so-dysfunctional health care system. Correction: A previous version of this article identified Per Square Mile as One Square Mile.