Monday morning links serving: The January 21st edition

How to… get a pay raise
If you’re working your socks off and still being paid peanuts it’s time to take the bull by the horns and get negotiating.

Top 10 Telephone Tricks
When getting things done involves making phone calls, you want to spend the least amount of time and money on the horn as possible. Check out LifeHacker’s pick of the 10 best telephony techniques for getting more done in less time over the phone.

Electronic contact lenses offer superhuman eyesight
It seems that engineers have recently succeeded in combining a flexible contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights. The new contact lens could superimpose computer displays onto a person’s eyesight.

Ten tips for improving posture and ergonomics
Over time, poor posture may be caused by habits from everyday activities such as sitting in office chairs, looking at the computer, driving, standing for long periods of time, or even sleeping. The following article suggests several ways to improve posture and ergonomics, especially for people who work sitting in an office chair for most of the day.

Easy as Pie – Working with a Database
If you’ve never tried using MySQL, this guide will teach you all the basics to get you started on the right track.