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How to be happy in today’s crazy world: 3 secrets from research

Sometimes it feels like the world is actively conspiring against your happiness. Now before you start folding your tin foil hat, let me say that you …

Happiness

This Is How Much You Need to Make to Afford the Average Home in Each State

There are a lot of things standing in the way for first-time homebuyers, including just figuring out what you're supposed to be doing, whether a …

This Asian and BBQ-style beef jerky is shockingly easy to make

Beef jerky is kind of like pizza – even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. Overly salted, preserved, tough gas station jerky is one of the better …

How to make your own pickles

Pickling can be intimidating, but even if you have no experience, it’s really quite simple. This recipe is a great place to start for classic …

Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America

In the wake of the tragic murder of 17 innocent students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students, …

27 foods you should stop buying immediately

Some foods are just not worth buying at the supermarket, whether it's because they're overpriced, misleading or bad for your health.<p>Here are the 27 foods you should never buy again.

37 Things Under $10 That'll Make Your Life So Much Easier

Cheap buys to take care of the little but not-so-fun things in life.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews have been</i> …

Shopping

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make …

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This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Mercury Magazines is offering a Popular Mechanics 1-Year Subscription (10 issues) for <b>free</b>. Yes there’s a catch, but it’s worth it …

Here Are Alton Brown's Most Nerdy (And Brilliant) Cooking Hacks

From pasta to coffee to meatballs.

Chef Hugh Acheson Shares Some of His Tastiest Slow Cooker Recipes

It takes a helluva chef to make slow cookers sexy, but we’ll be damned if Hugh Acheson hasn’t done it. Back in September we caught up with him to …

Cooking

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Apps

5 Hacks To Fall Asleep Instantly That Are All Backed By Science

Life is pretty hard in general, but I find sleep to be one of the most difficult things to do. Personally, it's really not the staying asleep I find …

This $7 fast wireless charger is a perfect addition to your nightstand

If you're in the market for a new wireless charger, you won't want to miss this one. RAVPower is currently offering its fast charging pad for just …

The USAF Has Finally Released a Glowing Film About the A-10 It Tried to Suppress

It took more than three years and a FOIA request to get an official, final cut of the footage.<p>USAF<p>The U.S. Air Force has finally released a small …

$30 devices adds a head-up display to any car, no smartphone required

<b>UPDATE: The model we recommended is now sold out, so here’s a good alternative:</b><p><b>EARLIER:</b> One of the coolest features in many luxury cars these days is …

Tech Trends

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 375° and position racks in the upper and lower thirds. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. …

12 Texts To Send Your New Bae If You're Going Out Of Town For A Few Days

I don't know about you, but great dates (and especially great hookups) usually stick around in my mind for a while. I tend to play the night on a …

Four Firearms Myths: The Bad Guys Believe Them, You Should Not

<b>MYTH 1. You can’t shoot accurately with a (fill in the blank) pistol.</b><p>Normally, I hear this argument about subcompacts, pistols/revolvers with long …

Self Defense

This is the first Porsche 911 to get Singer and Williams' 500-horsepower engine

The engine was developed with Williams<p>A few months ago, we told you about a wild 500-horsepower flat-six engine that the Singer restoration company developed with a division of Williams, the company that runs a Formula 1 team with the same name. Now we finally get our first look at the first …

Porsche

The levitating smart camera that watches over your house

Ostensibly, the Moon's primary function is as a smart security monitor. The device has both sound and motion detection functions, so if it hears or …

Here's How a Woman's Genes Can Determine If She'll Stay Faithful

608<p>SHARES<p>Hello, friends! Today we're here to talk about genetics and relationships, which is actually a very interesting field, and has a lot more to …

Russia’s Involvement In Syria Proves That It's Far Behind The Western World

Russia has made a lot of noise about the modern weapons it has used during combat in Syria and how effective these new weapons are. Fresh Su-34 …

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Recipes

14 of the Best-Sounding Turbocharged Cars of All Time

Headphones strongly suggested.

15 Gadgets to Make Your Home Smarter in 2016

Redecorating your home might just be the most fun New Year’s resolution one can make. At Brit + Co, that means more than just a fresh coat of paint. We’re talking Jetsons-level tech gadgets to make your home smarter for 2016. This roundup of smart home gadgets and goodies has it all, from a smart …

The 5 Worst Sex Positions Ever | Men's Health

Men have long relied on standard moves like missionary because they’re easy, efficient, and feel great—but as it turns out, women have quietly been cursing them the whole time.<p>To pinpoint the source of female frustration, we consulted with top experts to uncover why your five favorite positions …

A Photographer’s Dive Into Palau’s Stunning Jellyfish Lake

Jellyfish Lake is one of a kind.<p>It's a place where 20 million non-stinging jellyfish roam freely alongside tourists and locals. From above, the 12-acre lake in Palau -- a remote island nation 550 miles southeast of the Philippines -- looks like any other lake. The water's thick, brownish appearance …

Ice Age

How a 10-Year-Old Scored the Toughest Sushi Reservation on Earth

This may be the youngest person who has ever dined at Sukiyabashi Jiro of Jiro Dreams of Sushi fame.<p>It’s hard enough to get a reservation at Tokyo’s …

A Single Guy Explains Types of Men on Tinder, Hinge, and Dating Apps

Remember when there used to be a stigma attached to meeting someone "online"? Me neither. These days, you'd be hard-pressed to find a new couple that didn't meet by swiping, matching, or messaging first. But the sheer number of dating apps can be overwhelming (by the time you finish reading this, …