Taming The Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

It’s part of the universal human experience: an irrational and unproductive obsession with what other people think of you. But with a little thought and perspective you can learn to rein in your self-conscious paranoia and better express your true self.


Why Being Idle Can Lead To Better Thinking

Studies show that people would rather do something — anything — than be alone with their thoughts. The idea that doing something trumps doing nothing is no new phenomenon. But it’s through reflection, daydreaming, and introspection that we make sense of information and experiences and come up with new insight and ideas.


Build Trust With Others Using The Johari Window Model

Teams work best together when the individuals trust each other, but building trust can be difficult. The Johari Window model is a tool you and another party can use to share information about yourselves in order to build stronger, more trusting relationships.


Why We Fail To Turn Intentions Into Actions

Take a moment to think of a task you wish to accomplish in the next three months. It should be something specific like clearing out your backyard, or completing an online course, so that you could judge, definitively, if and when it has been completed. As you think about it right now, how likely would you say it is that you will finish the task by the end of spring?


You Might Enjoy An Experience More The Longer You Have To Wait For It

Most people believe buying experiences instead of possessions will bring you more satisfaction in the long run. But that doesn’t mean you have to hurry — a recent study suggests that the longer you have to wait for it, the more you’ll enjoy it.


Plants In The Office Will Make You More Productive

Plants in the office aren’t just more attractive than staplers — they can also improve your productivity. A study by scientists suggest that decking your desk with greenery can improve performance by as much as 15 per cent.


Properly Uninstall Problem Apps By Deleting Preferences And Saved Settings

Upon removal, a good program will give you the option to clear old settings, be they in a folder or the registry. This lets you get rid of every last remnant to calm your OCD, or troubleshoot issues caused by preferences from older versions. When you aren’t given the ability to do this easily, you’ll have to do some investigating yourself.


Apple's Summarise Service Makes Sure You Get Your Point Across

Sometimes when we write, we often include too many details and our focus gets lost. On the Mac, Apple’s summarise service can help proofread your work to make sure you’re saying what you intend.


A Tool To Tweak Windows 8.1's New User Interface Settings

Windows 9 is still far enough away that it’s worth persisting with Windows 8.1, rather than digging out your Windows 7 DVD (or downloading to disc image) and going backwards in time. If you’re still not satisfied with the operating system’s reworked user interface, you might be able to solve a few of your problems with a new tool called ModernUI Tuner.


Batch Convert Text Files To Different Formats In Terminal

Converting texts between formats is a bit of a pain to do on a file-by-file basis, but thankfully MacIssues shows how to convert text files in bulk using a simple terminal command.