Improve A Boring Online Bio With Image-Rich Words

Whether it’s on your blog or on your social media profile, the “about me” section can change how others perceive you. One way to make your bio more interesting: use “sticky” words that appeal to the senses.


Four Basic Writing Principles You Can Use In Everyday Life

Writing starts way before you put letters to a page. It involves processes like critical thinking, communication and creativity. Even if writing feels like pulling teeth, you can apply the principles of writing to many facets of your day-to-day life. Here’s how.


Microsoft Sway Adds Embed And Import Features

Microsoft has added some new features to the web version of Sway, its presentation builder that isn’t PowerPoint. The big additions in this version are the ability to use embed codes from other sites and an enhanced range of import options.


Charge Your Phone In Half The Time: Quick Chargers Explained

If you bought a phone in the last year, it might have included some kind of quick charger. Here’s how they work to charge your phone in half the time of a typical charger.


How To Get The Most Out Of Year 12

This week thousands of students across Australia begin their final year of schooling. The certificate they receive will vary from state to state, and their post-secondary plans may be university, an apprenticeship or paid work. Whatever the aim, Year 12 is likely to be one of the most difficult years they’ve encountered in their short lives, so it’s important to know how to prepare.


Avoid Email Overload By Simply Ignoring Some (Unimportant) Emails

Inbox Zero is a noble, if difficult, goal. If you only receive a few emails a day, traditional strategies like only replying a couple of times a day are fine. But if you get dozens or hundreds, you need a harsher strategy: just ignoring some of them.


Where Do You Work Most Productively?

Do you get more done working at the office, at home, on the road or in a cafe?


How To Factor Your Personality Into Your Decision-Making

As much logic as you put into your decisions, your personality will always affect the way you make a choice. Combined with maturity and experience, individual personality is an inevitable factor, but proactive self-awareness can help you weigh how much your decision-making process is influenced by your individuality.


Stop Waiting For The 'Next Big Idea' And Try The Smaller Ones

We’re constantly bombarded with stories of people who are doing incredible things and it often makes us think we need a big idea to get started. However, it’s often the little ideas that lead to big things.


When Time Tracking May Not Save You Any Time At All

Your productivity can largely be determined by how you spend your time, and that makes tracking your time seem like a big help. It can also be a trap that eats up more time than it saves.