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How Email Is Swallowing Our Lives

New York Magazine | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living

One day several zillion years from now, when aliens from a faraway planet try to make sense of our long-defunct civilization, they're going to be conv...

Effective Communication Tips: Transforming Your Remote Workforce Into a Collaborative Unit

Syed Balkhi | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Syed Balkhi

Effective communication helps build trust and creates an environment where creative ideas and problem-solving are welcomed and encouraged. When there is no open communication, miscommunication or misunderstanding is often the result, causing conflict and frustration among team members.

A Little Email Etiquette Can Help Banish Workplace Blues

Ian Emery | Posted 09.24.2013 | Technology
Ian Emery

Take the trouble to understand the personalities of those you work with and remember their preferences when you email them. It can lead to a harmonious working atmosphere and greater spirit of cooperation.

Google's Gmail Hacked This Weekend? Tips To Beef Up Your Security

Paul Everton | Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology
Paul Everton

Recently a large number of people complained about their Gmail accounts being hacked. It also looks like Google's team is hard at work on the threads claiming that it was the users' fault for not being secure with their passwords.

Social Media Spreading You Too Thin? MyLife.com has Strategies to Help

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Elizabeth Denham

According to the MyLife survey, 27 percent of respondents check their social networks immediately upon waking in the morning. Using MyLife.com can reduce the time this takes.

How I End Every Day With Zero Emails and You Can Too

Fauzia Burke | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
Fauzia Burke

Valuing my time by managing my inbox better has not only helped my business, it has also helped my life. You don't have to be a slave to your inbox. Every day is precious, so make sure you are doing awesome things with your time.

The Most Underused App On Your Smartphone

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 09.10.2013 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

I have over six pages of apps. I can check Facebook, the Stock Market and the weather in Paris. But the thing that used to be my phone's primary purpose -- before it became so smart -- is the most underused app of all.

14 Dangerous Emails That Could Be in Your Inbox

Adam Levin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

The days of the simple phishing scam are gone. Even the fake Nigerian prince has grown up, learned better English, and often serves as an intermediary on other, bigger scams. As phishing scams develop, it's more important than ever to remain alert.

11 Really Dumb Things You Do With Your Email

Adam Levin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

The best way to stay safe is to aggressively protect yourself. No one else can guard your email better than you. Here are the top 11 things you can do right now to reduce your risk of getting your email either hacked or scammed.

5 Tips For Connecting With Your Grandchildren

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Ultimately, being an active presence in your grandchildren's mind isn't just good for your mental health. That special bond that skips the generation can enrich the lives of the young as much, if not more, than your own.

Dear NSA, George Orwell Is Watching You

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a month of ironies focused on Net freedom and somebody is benefiting from it - with a great sense of humor to boot. Irony 1: "Dear NSA, you can ...

Nancy Pelosi Slams Female Democrats in Leaked Email

Reductress | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy
Reductress

I would rather have 40 girls who are moderates, talk to donors, and can wear the right fucking pantsuit for a fucking election season.

Where Have All the Letters Gone?

Diana M. Raab | Posted 08.10.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of letter writing is the opportunity to communicate exactly what is on your mind and what a joy that brings to the sender and the receiver.

Cultivating Super Fans With eNewsletters

Fauzia Burke | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
Fauzia Burke

Social media is sexy, but the real power of your relationship with your fans is in email newsletters. The people on your mailing list are your "Super Fans." They are the ones who have given you permission to show up in their inbox. That invitation is very valuable.

Now You Can Send Money By Gmail

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology

This is huge, potentially. Along with a flurry of other announcements made on Wednesday at Google I/O, Google's annual developers' conference, the ...

The Productivity Wars: Beating Distraction

Dr Monique Y. Wells | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Dr Monique Y. Wells

Distractions are the nemesis of focus, and focus is what we need to consistently and effectively complete tasks and projects so that we can achieve our goals.

Are the FBI and IRS Secretly Reading Your Email Without a Warrant?

Democracy Now! | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology
Democracy Now!

The American Civil Liberties Union has obtained documents revealing that the FBI and IRS may be reading emails and other electronic communications of ...

Euphoria and Depression in a Single Spam Folder

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.08.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Each week I begrudgingly sift through my spam email folder, verifying that nothing of importance inadvertently landed there. Occasionally I get a surprise.

Ali "No Problem" Almarrany, Yemen's Inspiration Media Miracle

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.02.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Try getting on TV if you're telegenic with an instinct for news. Try again if you lost an eye as a poverty-stricken child from Yemen where even your r...

The Chart To Help You Master Gmail

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.23.2013 | Technology

No chart in the world can help get rid of your 20,000 unread emails on Gmail. That's all on you or the Mailbox app. There is a chart from Visual.ly...

Yahoo Is Shutting Down Businesses Left And Right

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's email service in China will close this summer as part of an arrangement worked out with its partner in that country, Al...

5 Seconds to Better Looking Documents: Get Un-centered

Spencer Critchley | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business
Spencer Critchley

In five seconds, you will be creating better-looking documents: Five, four, three, two -- Stop centering your text! -- One. There, now your documen...

The Email Every Working Mom Should Send

Laurie Puhn | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Laurie Puhn

I know many mothers and caring nannies who have witnessed inappropriate behavior by other nannies they know on the playground, at a playdate, in stores or at school, but choose to keep their mouths shut due to fear or anxiety about how their comments might be received.

Are You There Buddy? It's Me Margaret.

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 05.29.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

I'm going to make it official: communication is no longer linear. Posting Happy Birthday on your friend's Facebook wall and never expecting a reply. Texting someone multiple times because they never reply to your texts. Needing to email someone a few times before they notice. Tweeting.

How To Email An Insanely Busy Person

Forbes.com | Chris Fralic | Posted 04.03.2013 | Small Business

This story originally appeared on Forbes.com. Email is broken. Do you know anyone who loves email? I don’t – it can be frustrating and it do...