Leave Your Desk When Working On Conceptual Tasks

Timing can affect how well you perform specific types of work. Similarly, your environment can have an impact on certain tasks. For work that requires brainstorming, consider getting up from your desk.


How To Stop Being A Petulant Whiner

We all whine — some of us more than others. But unless you’re always walking around with a glass completely full, you probably turn to whining more often than you think. It’s possible to curb that behaviour, though, and the more you do, the happier you’ll be.


In Australia, It's Safest To Spell 'Yoghurt' With An 'H'

One of the most crucial factors with yoghurt is consistency — you want it to be rich and creamy. Unfortunately, consistency is not a hallmark of the English language, which is why there’s a lot of confusion over whether yoghurt or yogurt is the accepted spelling.


Ask For Clarification On What Was Said Before Taking Offence

Even your closest friend might say something that offends you. Whether you think it was unintentionally insensitive or a bluntly phrased form of feedback, you should ask for clarification on what your friend really meant to say. Otherwise, if you leave the incident hanging in the air, you might grow to resent your friend.


The 10 Technology Mistakes Small Businesses Often Make (And How To Avoid Them)

Technology can streamline your business processes — but it can also create major problems. Here are 10 of the most common mistakes small businesses make in IT, and how to avoid them.


Treat Criticism Like A Hat And 'Try It On' Before Rejecting It

When someone criticises you, your first instinct is almost always to toss it. Haters gonna hate, right? Except even haters are right sometimes. Before you disregard criticism, writer Seth Godin suggests trying it on to see how their advice fits on you.


CookieSpy Allows You To View Cookies From All Your Browsers

Windows: Websites tend to store a lot of cookies on your computer. While there’s still a lot of misconceptions on what cookies do, it doesn’t hurt to be curious about them. CookieSpy allows you to see what cookies each browser has stored on your computer.


Set A Theme Each Month For A Year Of Self-Improvement

Trying to improve yourself is a worthwhile but tough endeavour. To make things easier, pick a focus for each month and set goals to stay on track.


WiFi Map Is A Crowdsourced List Of Routers And Passwords

iOS/Android: If Maslow were to revise his hierarchy, Wi-Fi would be down there by the base, right between psychological and safety needs. For those of you thirstier for Wi-Fi than you are for water, WiFi Map is an app that shows over 2.1 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world.


Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

You don’t have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it’s your desktop PC at work, or a laptop on the go. This week we’re looking at five of the best.