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How To Marie Kondo Your Inbox, According To A Google Productivity Expert

Nothing causes Sunday Scaries like the looming threat of a cluttered inbox on Monday morning. But in addition to causing stress, a disorganized inbox can also negatively impact your productivity at work. When your unread-email count goes up with every minute, it's hard to know what to respond to and when — and getting your day-to-day tasks done on top of email management can seem almost too difficult to juggle. So with the KonMari method on the brain, we wondered: If you can Marie Kondo your cl...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Marie Kondo, Laura Mae Martin


What Can Google Teach Managers About Teams?

What does it take to create a team that will be successful? Image Credit: danny O. The way that most work gets done is when we create a team of professionals, tell them what needs to be done, and then send them off to accomplish it. However, that is not always what happens. We’ve all had experiences with teams that we’ve used our manager skills to build that have struggled to accomplish their goals, have fought with each other, and generally have not gotten along very well. We know what fa...
Tags: Google, Failure, Careers, Success, Data, Teams, Team, Struggle, Team Building, Meaning, Impact, Effective, Dr Jim Anderson Blue Elephant Consulting, Dependability, Psychological Safety, Interact


You Can Redecorate Your Home From The Comfort Of...Your Home

Decorating a home or apartment is a fun project, but it's also daunting. Whether you're starting with a blank canvas or looking for a statement piece to upgrade an area, it can be hard to know where to start. That's where the internet can be your best — and worst — friend. Enter a few words into Google, and you'll open up pages and pages of every kind of bookend, end table, or table runner you can imagine. Now your search has gone from a treasure hunt to a needle-in-a-haystack hunt.To avoid sea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Fashion, Music, UK, Hollywood, Etsy, California, India, America, Italy, Portugal, Ikea, Kate Spade, Melbourne


7 Tips For Finding The Best Daycare

The formative years of our child are one of the most important phases wherein the child gets to develop his or her inclinations, be it in math, science or the arts. However, no matter how much time we would like to spend with our children, this is not at all times possible. When both parents are working, it is really improbable that one parent can dedicate all of his or her time towards such child. But, even though, we, parents might be loaded up with work to be able to also provide for th...
Tags: Google, School, Fashion, Parenting, Children, Boston, Childcare, Marlborough, Homeschooling, Homeschool, Daycare, Boston Moms, Daycare Center, Daycare Facility


How smart are Gmail’s ‘smart replies’?

When Seamas O’Reilly responded to all his emails for a week using only Smart Reply, our columnist’s messages suddenly became spookily jaunty. Did his friends spot the difference?The philosopher Jeremy Bentham was famed for his panopticon, a hypothetical circular prison that was designed in such a way that its inmates never knew whether or not they were being observed. This would, his theory went, encourage prisoners to presume they were always being watched, and thus act accordingly. No true ver...
Tags: Google, Technology, Gmail, Email, Life and style, Computing, Kafka, Orwell, Jeremy Bentham, Seamas O'Reilly


Tommy Honton, Experience Designer

Our guest this week is Tommy Honton. Tommy is a Los Angeles-based experience designer who specializes in weaving interactivity and game mechanics into narrative storytelling. Across the United States, he’s produced interactive and immersive work for audience sizes ranging from 1 to 80,000. He’s also the co-creator and designer of the critically-acclaimed escape room Stash House and co-founder of the interactive exhibition Museum of Selfies. You can follow him on Twitter @angelalansburyd. Subs...
Tags: Google, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, United States, Ray, Google Doc, Ray Jones, Stash House, Tommy Honton, Tommy Honton Tommy, Museum of Selfies You, Trakt


When Fred Rogers and Francois Clemmons Broke Down Race Barriers on a Historic Episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1969)

Last year’s Fred Rogers documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, propelled François Clemmons—better known to generations of Mister Rogers Neighborhood viewers as Officer Clemmons—back into the international spotlight. One of the most striking anecdotes in the doc concerns a 1969 episode in which Mister Rogers, who was white, invited Officer Clemmons, who is black, to join him in soaking his bare feet in a backyard baby pool on a hot summer’s day. It was one of those giant leaps for ma...
Tags: Google, Television, College, Life, New York City, History, Pbs, Vanity Fair, Rogers, Pittsburgh, Facebook Twitter, Fred, Fred Rogers, Electric Company, Roger, Middlebury College


How Activism Helped Heal My Grief After My Father Was Shot & Killed

On my first day back to high school after my dad, a beloved history teacher, was shot and killed outside the school where he taught in New Jersey, I wanted to disappear into the walls. At my locker, I used drained reserves of strength to force a fake smile. Friends walked towards me, braced for my inevitable meltdown, but I said hello as if nothing had happened. They appeared appropriately baffled. Ignoring their confusion, I asked about their weekends, determined to act like it was any other M...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, New York City, New Jersey, Maria, Garfield, Nra, Emma, Emma Gonzalez, Kristina Filler


Why are people sexually attracted to cartoons? Evolution.

According to Pornhub's annual statistics, "hentai" and "cartoons" were among the most popular categories in 2018.Such pornography is a supernormal stimulus, an artificial object that triggers an animal's instinctual response more intensely than natural analogs.Supernormal stimuli not only explain our heightened response to pornography, but also art, junk food, and social media.Every year Pornhub, the world's largest pornography website, releases annual statistics detailing the trends in online p...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Marriage, Sex, Women, Bbc, Brain, Harvard, United States, Innovation, Men, Playboy, Pornhub, Pacific, Tijuana


11 Flower Sites For Last-Minute Valentine's Day Redemption

Valentine's Day is a mere few days away, so it's theoretically time to rally on the gift-buying front. But in reality, we'll probably put off our purchases until the last possible moment...Because instead of suave cupids, we're self-sabotaging procrastinators. If you find yourself in a similar pickle come February 13 (or even 14), don't beat yourself up about it! Instead scroll forward for a fast and easy solution: 11 top sites that deliver more than just V-Day blooms, these online flower shops...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, San Francisco, Don, Lula, KaBloom, Bouqs Co Best, FTD H Bloom Best, UrbanStems Boxed Best


Money Diaries, Couples Edition: A Week In Durham, NC

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Oh, hey, did you hear we launched a podcast? Check out Money Diaries: The Podcast, and subscribe today so you don't miss any episode!Leading up to Valentine's Day, we're talking about relationships and money. Today, we're excited to share the Money Diary of...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Fashion, Music, Texas, London, Colorado, Scotland, Barack Obama, Nike, Adidas, Nintendo, Harry Potter, Dallas, Denmark


Money Diaries, Couples Edition: A Week In Colorado

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Oh, hey, did you hear we launched a podcast? Check out Money Diaries: The Podcast, and subscribe today so you don't miss any episode!Leading up to Valentine's Day, we're kicking off this week talking about relationships and money. Today, we're excited to sh...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Europe, Fashion, Music, Hbo, Colorado, Youtube, Scotland, Wikipedia, Netflix, Ireland, New York Times, Airbnb, Latvia, Bill


10 Flower Sites For Last-Minute Valentine's Day Redemption

Valentine's Day is a mere few days away, so it's theoretically time to rally on the gift-buying front. But in reality, we'll probably put off our purchases until the last possible moment...Because instead of suave cupids, we're self-sabotaging procrastinators. If you find yourself in a similar pickle come February 13 (or even 14), don't beat yourself up about it! Instead scroll forward for a fast and easy solution: ten top sites that deliver more than just V-Day blooms, these online flower shop...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, San Francisco, Baltimore, Don, Lula, Philadelphia Austin, Bouqs Co Best, Farmgirl Flowers Urban Stems Best, FTD H Bloom Best


Google Is Here To Drag You For Your Valentine's Day-Related Searches

It's Valentine's Day this Thursday, and naturally people across the country have got love on the brain.Whether you've planned something lavish, are sitting this holiday out, are single and hanging out with friends, or have left your Valentine's Day plans until the very last minute, chances are you've looked to Google for guidance.Satellite Internet created a map immortalizing all of the top Valentine's Day–related searches in each state in the U.S., and the results are pretty interesting.Some o...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Texas, Mexico, Virginia, Alabama, Brooklyn, Valentine, Ben Jerry, Trump Valentine, Russell StoverConnecticut, ArrangementsNorth Carolina, Steak BJ DaySouth Carolina, PoetrySouth Dakota, TinderLike


Neil Gaiman Reads His Manifesto on Making Art: Features the 10 Things He Wish He Knew As a Young Artist

I think you're absolutely allowed several minutes, possibly even half a day to feel very, very sorry for yourself indeed. And then just start making art. - Neil Gaiman It’s a bit early in the year for commencement speeches, but fortunately for lifelong learners who rely on a steady drip of inspiration and encouragement, author Neil Gaiman excels at putting old wine in new bottles. He repurposed his keynote address to Philadelphia's University of the Arts’ Class of 2012 for Art Matter...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Life, New York City, Neil Gaiman, Literature, Philadelphia, Hackney, Ursula K Le Guin, Alice, East London, Waterstones, Facebook Twitter, Chris Riddell


Gay dating app Jack'd stored users' private images and data on unsecured AWS server

The gay dating app Jack'd, which has more than a million downloads in the Play store, stored images that users marked 'private' and posted in 1:1 chat sessions *on an unsecured AWS server.* The site is HTTP-accessible. Ars Technica first posted the story, and confirmed after publication, with testing, that the private image leak in Jack'd has been closed. “A full check of the new app is still in progress.” Excerpt: Jack'd, a "gay dating and chat" application with more than 1 million downloa...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Security, Post, Technology, News, Privacy, Sex, Lgbt, Social Media, Ars Technica, Gay, Jack, Oliver Hough, Dick Pics Galore, Jackd


A Self-Employed 25-Year-Old's 16-Day Trip To Eastern Europe With Her Dad & Sisters

Welcome to Away Game, a Refinery29 series where we tag along as real millennial women embark on trips around the world and track their travel expenses down to the last cent. Here, we offer a detailed, intimate account of when, where, and how our peers spend their vacation days and disposable income: all the meals, adventures, indulgences, setbacks, and surprises.This week's travel diary: A 25-year-old goes on a family trip with and meets her dad's extended family along the way.Open to tracking ...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, New York, Pinterest, Instagram, Minneapolis, New York City, US, Frankfurt, Budapest, Hungary, United States, Italy, Slovenia, Airbnb


The East German Secret Police’s Illustrated Guide for Identifying Youth Subcultures: Punks, Goths, Teds & More (1985)

Ask Germans who lived under the German Democratic Republic what they feared most in those days, and they'll likely say the agents of the Ministry for State Security, best known as the Stasi. Ask those same Germans what they laughed at most in those days, and they may well give the same answer. As one of the most thoroughly repressive secret police forces in human history, the Stasi kept a close eye and a tight grip on East German society: as one oft-told joke goes, "Why do Stasi officers make s...
Tags: Google, Fashion, College, Germany, Nazis, History, Stasi, Seoul, Leipzig, East Germany, Atlas Obscura, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Secret Police, Ministry for State Security, German Democratic Republic


This Concealer Makes It Look Like I Never Had Dark Spots, and It's Only $5

E.l.f. Cosmetics 16 Hour Camo Concealer ($5) is at the center of a lot of hype. A quick Google search of the concealer will yield reviews that say the 18-shade concealer range, which goes for $5 per tube, has comparable results to its more expensive competitors. This is why I chose to put it up against my dark spots, splotchy red areas, and difficult-to-shade-match complexion. A crisp Lincoln can't be the answer to all of those challenges, right? I pulled the jumbo wand from its tube and tapped ...
Tags: Google, Beauty, Lincoln, Beauty Products, Concealer, Beauty Trends, Beauty Product Review, Elf Cosmetics


How to Get Hired Where There Is Not Even an Opening

For some reason, almost every week (sometimes more than once a week) venture capitalists and private equity companies call me to talk about the various businesses I am involved in. I used to talk to them quite formally, the way average people like me talk to doctors, lawyers and bankers. I assumed (wrongly so), that I needed to be a little bit guarded, not share too much information and such. Do not ask me why I thought this way. I think it probably has something to do with the fact that when th...
Tags: Google, New York, Featured, New York City, Careers, Los Angeles, United States, Career Advice, Detroit, Law Firms, Wild West, Career Blog, How to Succeed, Legal Career, Add Post Footer Plugin, Job Opportunity


Is Apple Cider Vinegar The Magic Ingredient Your Scalp Is Missing?

Few things have managed to steal — and stay — in the DIY spotlight the way apple cider vinegar has. Aside from its ability to make any sad salad a little more exciting, the fermented juice has taken on a life of its own in the wellness and beauty spaces, with "fitfluencers" touting the benefits of taking ACV shots to aid digestion and resourceful skin-care enthusiasts watering it down for use as a toner.Start looking into the benefits by typing those three words into Google, however, and it's n...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fashion, Music, Texas, Instagram, Massachusetts, New York City, Start, ACV, Neil Sadick, Sadick, Ted Lain, Lenzy Dermatology, Lenzy, Sadick Dermatology


Glitter, Armpit Hair, & Tattoos — How Maggie Rogers Defies Pop Beauty

Did you know that there are nearly 14 million Google search results for Maggie Rogers ' hair? Even if you did know — and count yourself as one of the millions of inquiries — Rogers certainly did not. When I told her this at the Refinery29 offices last week while she was promoting her first album, Heard It in a Past Life, her glittery eyelids went wide before she exclaimed, "What?! That's crazy!"It suddenly became clear that Rogers is not the kind of famous person who secretly Googles herself in...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, San Francisco, Katy Perry, Vogue, Carey Mulligan, Rogers, Don, Berklee College of Music, Stila, Maggie Rogers


A Week In Berlin On A $60,453 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Today: a marketing manager working in fashion who makes $60,453 per year and spends some of her money this week o...
Tags: Google, Europe, Fashion, Music, Anatomy, Germany, Berlin, Austin, Netflix, Brussels, West Coast, Gchat, Deliveroo, Grey, Tupperware, Bon Appetit


Functional Vs. Dysfunctional Anger

Over the years I’ve met with clients and business people who were resistant to working with a colleague because he or she was an “angry asshole.” But when I analyzed their statement by talking to other colleagues, I found that so-called “angry” people were a very mixed bag. Their anger differed significantly. It took me awhile to figure out that some anger served a useful purpose and some did not. But that the differences are rarely clear to most people. What I learned was that it was often help...
Tags: Google, Leadership, Careers, Managing, Emotional Intelligence, St Thomas Aquinas, Bowlby, John Bowlby, Orbach, Mikulincer


Hear Neil Gaiman Read a Beautiful, Profound Poem by Ursula K. Le Guin to His Cousin on Her 100th Birthday

It’s quite profound, isn’t it? - Helen Fagin, aged 100 Every time I open my laptop to discover a friend posting a vintage photo of their parent as a beaming bride or saucy sailor boy in lush black and white or gold-tinged Kodachrome, I know the deal. Another elder has left the building. With luck, I’ll have at least two or three decades before my kids start sniffing around in my shoe boxes of old snapshots. In the meantime, I’ll wonder how much of the emotion that’s packed into those memoria...
Tags: Google, College, Life, New York City, Poetry, Neil Gaiman, Palmer, Literature, Amanda Palmer, Ursula K Le Guin, Helen, Facebook Twitter, Gaiman, Popova, Helen Fagin, Palmer Helen


The Godfather, a First Google Employee, Steve Ballmer and Microsoft

--> A few years ago, I had dinner with one of Google’s first employees. How he joined Google was a long and convoluted story that had more elements of luck than I can ever recount. He’d been working in a midsized town in relative obscurity and at a fairly low level when, through a series of making the right choices and one random string of events after another, he was hired at Google. Early, early Google. He found himself sitting in a room with less than 15 people who were Google’s first employe...
Tags: Google, Milan, Featured, Microsoft, Ebay, Careers, Walmart, Harvard, United States, Mtv, Harvard University, Italy, Steve Ballmer, Howard Schultz, The Godfather, Silicon Valley


America Is Ignoring The Gun Violence Epidemic Against Women & Nothing Is Being Done To Stop It

At least nine women have been shot to death since Friday in America, many of them by intimate partners and family members.A manhunt concluded in Virginia on January 27 for a suspect who killed his ex-girlfriend along with her brother and husband in Louisiana. After shooting them, he went to his parents’ home, where he shot both his father and mother.Also on January 27, a 15-year-old girl was killed by her 17-year-old boyfriend in Spring, TX. He was reportedly playing with a rifle when he pulled...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Utah, Fashion, Music, Florida, Isis, Virginia, America, Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Fox News, Las Vegas, Nancy Pelosi, Louisiana, Republican Party


You Should Not Dabble: To Succeed It’s All or Nothing

--> My last helicopter lesson was on a Christmas morning several years ago. I’m very glad that I made that my last helicopter lesson. I’d shown up at the flight school around 6:00 am. The previous evening, I’d been out pretty late and was not in a mood to fly a helicopter that morning. I had to go to school at that hour, however, because it was the only time slot I was willing to pay for (it’s cheaper to rent a helicopter early in the morning), and I also had a full-time job to be at during the ...
Tags: Google, Featured, Careers, Los Angeles, Goal Setting, Mit, United States, Italy, Middle East, Job Search, Vietnam, Career Advice, East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Law School, Law Firms


Advice From A Nice Girl: How Do I Encourage My Coworkers To Speak Up In Meetings?

Welcome to Refinery29’s career column Advice From A Nice Girl. Every month, readers can ask Fran Hauser, bona fide boss and author of the book The Myth Of The Nice Girl , about their hardest career quandaries, from managing an overly emotional boss to overcoming their biggest work fear. But this advice column comes with a twist — the reader has to take Fran’s advice and report back.This month, we hear from a 32-year-old L.A.-based creative director who is trying to encourage more people to spea...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Fran Hauser, Suburban Detroit


Most ridiculous Google intrusion ever.

I was Googling that after reading the comments on "Podcaster Joe Rogan and NYT writer Bari Weiss talk about the Covington Catholic school boys." Walter wrote:Oh look: A Saturday Night Live comedy writer responded to the media’s false story about the Covington High kids by offering oral sex to anyone who punches them in the face.“I will blow whoever manages to punch that MAGA kid in the face,” tweeted Sarah Beattie.I wanted to check to see if she really wrote that. But I'm distracted from any out...
Tags: Google, Writing, Law, Sex, Grammar, Snl, Walter, Joe Rogan, Covington High, Ann Althouse, Maga, Sarah Beattie, Bari Weiss, Covington Catholic, Walter (the Commenter



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