You know the drill - wake up in the morning and check your Facebook and email. On the way to work you run through the litany of tasks you need to finish by the day's end. In the evening you 'unwind' by browsing the internet, getting upset about politics, and watching one or more episodes of whatever show you're binging currently. By the time your head hits pillow you've exhausted an entire day without taking a single breath in mental silence.Read More
You don't have to be a 'morning person' to enjoy all the benefits of waking up earlier. For the longest time, my mornings consisted of up to six snoozes with a minimum of three. It doesn't take a behavioral psychologist to understand that this was both inefficient and unhealthy. The mornings that started like that never amounted to much at all - a quick shower and then off to work. No productivity to be seen.Read More
It took 27 years, but I finally traveled outside of North America! Before this, my roster was limited to Hawaii, the West Coast, Kentucky, Vegas, and Burning Man. So as you might imagine, international travel both excited and terrified me. Terrified in the sense of "Do I need to get a travel visa?! Do I need a voltage converter to use their electricity?!?! Will my phone work over there or do I need to get a new SIM card/phone entirely?!?!" The more research I did, the more I learned I didn't know...Read More
Data is everything. It's every photo you've taken since 1995. It's every email you've ever sent or received. It's access to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, bank accounts, Google Drives, and everything in between. Data is the sum of your digital parts.
So what happens if someone gets access to your data by, say, stealing your laptop? Or maybe you're clumsy and drop a hard drive. Or get hacked. Whatever the situation, your data is fast and loose; gigabytes can be copied in a matter of minutes. But I'm sure you already have some level of protection set up already, right? RIGHT? Today we're going to look at some methods of protecting your data from the unpredictable world we live in.Read More
In some cultures and careers, sleep deprivation might feel like an accomplishment; you're working so hard that you don't have time for sleep! While this may have earned bragging rights in high school and college, the reality is that fatigued minds don't work nearly as well as properly rested ones. Mistakes get made and you work at a slower pace.Read More