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How to Sell Stuff Online: The 7 Best Places to Start Your Online Store

Matthew Guay / September 22, 2016

The internet is the world's largest mall, where everyone can hawk their wares—and perhaps become the next Jeff Bezos.

Maybe you want to sell your handmade goods around the world, or test the market for your groundbreaking new product. Or maybe you have a real-world store that you...

The Best Online Writing Apps for Collaboration

Melanie Pinola / September 20, 2016

Writing shouldn't be a solitary endeavor. Unless you're a team of one, every published piece requires hours of back-and-forth between writers, editors, sources, and stakeholders. Thankfully, many of today's online writing apps offer robust collaboration features that keep everyone involved in the process on the same page...

Why You're Not Getting More Done, and How to Fix It

Belle Cooper / September 15, 2016

I used to read a lot of articles about productivity. New apps, productivity systems, tiny hacks, or experimental techniques—I sought anything that could help me get more done.

And yet, it didn't actually make a difference in my productivity. I knew I could be more productive, but didn...

The Science of Memory: Top 10 Proven Techniques to Remember More and Learn Faster

Melanie Pinola / September 13, 2016

I've always been envious of people with exceptional memories. You know, the kind of people who amass encyclopedic knowledge with seemingly little effort, while we mere mortals struggle to remember the name of the person we were just introduced to.

There's hope for all of us, though. Just...

The Beginner's Guide to Excel Online

Matthew Guay / September 8, 2016

Excel is synonymous with spreadsheets, and for good reason. Decades after its introduction on the original Macintosh, Excel continues to be the most powerful spreadsheet app. It's not just a desktop app anymore, either. Today, you can use Excel on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and even the web.

That...

The Best Online Credit Card Payment Processing Services for Your Business

Matthew Guay / September 6, 2016

Money is tough. Not olden-days tough, where I'd trade my cow for your lumber, or a merchant would need somewhere to hide a sack of gold coins. Compared to that, modern banking is incredibly simple to navigate.

Yet accepting payments online is still far more difficult than accepting cash...

3 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Motivation (Even When You Don't Feel Like Working)

Belle Cooper / September 1, 2016

I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I'm less focused and I have trouble thinking creatively.

But there is one thing that I've noticed that I have more of...

How to Make Mind Maps: Visualize Your Ideas for Better Brainstorming

Genevieve Conti / August 30, 2016

Legend has it that in the summer of 1994, as the production of Toy Story was wrapping up, four Pixar creatives went to lunch to brainstorm ideas for new projects. Sketching on napkins, they teased out ideas for what would become Wall-E; Monsters, Inc.; A Bug’s Life; and Finding...

20+ Todoist Tricks for Streamlining Your Task List

Carlin Sack / August 23, 2016

Throughout your day, you come across many tasks. Maybe some of those tasks are ones you didn't get to yesterday, while others are on deck for tomorrow. Some you need to take action on now—or assign to teammates. All of these tasks are scattered across various places: in...

How to Read 50 Books a Year, in 7 Easy Steps

Stephen Altrogge / August 23, 2016

Over the years, I’ve developed a system that lets me read somewhere between 40-50 books per year. This system doesn’t require a massive amount of time or brainpower, both of which I lack. It only requires a little bit of diligence and small pockets of time.

Here are...