Amber Oberc

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Why you shouldn't buy a new car ... ever

<b>"Name me something that you use less than 4 percent of the day, all the while it loses value."</b><p>There are days when I feel like I drive the oldest car …

Personal Finance

Learn How To Spray Paint Plastic the Right Way

Ahh, plastic. The synthetic material we all love to hate—except that we don't. I'm often guilty of spotting a find from across the store, only to …

Coats

DIY Duvet Cover: How to Easily Turn Two Flat Sheets into a Custom Duvet Cover

Duvet covers are a very practical item in the bedroom. They protect the larger (and more expensive) duvets from stains and the like, and duvet covers …

Mark Cuban just coined a brilliant term to describe Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mark Cuban is, like Donald Trump, a flashy and controversial billionaire. He's also, to my mind, one of the most savvy analysts of Trump and the president's appeal out there.<p>In other words: When the Dallas Mavericks owner talks about Trump, I listen. Which brings me to Cuban's appearance on …

Donald Trump

14 Ways We Waste Money Without Knowing It

I didn’t actually realize the extent to which I was letting money slip through my fingers day after day without even noticing. When it came to the …

How Soon Before We’re All Drinking Water From These Weird Edible Bubbles?

Of all the things we could have imagined for the future — where is my jetpack? — there are probably very few people who put “edible water bubbles” at the top of their lists. And yet, that’s exactly what we’re getting, because a team of scientists, engineers, and designers have created the a water …

This Will Be The First Trash-Free Community In The World. Let's Take A Peek

<i>This Earth Month (why should it only be one day?), we’re highlighting the innovative people, places, and technologies paving the way to a more</i> …

Daddy plays. Mommy cries.

Shares 259<p>Toddlers have an honest way of pointing out stuff. My two-year-old daughter is no exception. Over the last year while her language skills …

3 TV Must-Haves Once You Cut the Cable Cord

Is it time for you to join in on the cord cutting movement? You know that you're only watching a few channels out of the hundreds that you're paying …

Televisions

How can you make your weekends more awesome?

What’s the research have to say about making Friday through Sunday that much better…?<p>Don’t Trust Your Instincts<p>Ever eat or drink too much, feel …

Happiness

Kidney Bean Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing- How to make Kidney Bean Salad – Rajma Salad

<b>Kidney bean salad</b> is a lovely nourishing and delicious salad, which I top with a homemade vinaigrette dressing. The protein rich kidney beans, aka</b> …

Healthy Eating

Revealed: What Really Makes You Lag Behind At Work

Picture this: you’re sitting at your desk, hunched over your computer, then suddenly you catch a glimpse of you clock—it’s 12:25pm. You swear it was …

How to Eat Better—Not Less

Healthy food definitely doesn’t have to be boring.<p>In her new cookbook, <i>Eat Better Not Less</i>, food blogger and photographer Nadia Damaso proves that …

Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post

April 24, 2018<p>April 24, 2018<p>Ride-hailing tax revenue for the city grew from about $900,000 in 2015 to $4.5 million by late 2017, while taxi ridership has fallen 31 percent in that time, according to figures provided by the D.C. mayor’s office.<p>6 hours ago<p>Captain Alex Ovechkin scored twice in the 6-3 …

Washington D.C.

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Where to Go in Maine: 11 Places You Should See in Your Lifetime

From the northern highlands to its southern coastline, Maine is one of the most popular destinations among tourists hoping to commune with nature. …

8 Awesome Microsoft Word Hacks You Need to Know About

Ever wondered how you can become more productive with Microsoft Word? Here's 8 awesome Microsoft Word hacks you need to know about.

55 Inspiring Quotes That Show the Power of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a major factor in our success.<p>Emotional intelligence can be the most potent weapon in our armory. It helps boost our self-awareness, self-control, motivation, empathy, and social skills, all of which help us become much better leaders.<p>Here are 55 quotes to remind us of the …

Distressing

Know Thy Time: Peter Drucker’s Strategy To Become More Effective

The reason I research productivity is simple. I think that a productive life equals a happy life.<p>Also, if you’re more productive than average people, …

Stress & Burnout—How to Get Your Creative Mojo Back

Image courtesy of Eflon via Flickr Creative CommonsThe past few years have been just brutal. My grandmother who raised me was diagnosed with …

Writing

This App Is Conquering Insomnia And Depression At The Same Time

Ever since he was a child, Dan Roberts had rarely been able to get a good night’s sleep. He was born with cerebral palsy that left his entire left arm and leg tight and painful, forcing him to walk with a pronounced limp. He was often in severe pain and there were many nights where he didn’t sleep …

Mental Health

An Easy BUT Effective Way That Helps You Sleep Better And Relieve Stress

How can something so simple as sleeping with weighted blankets be a solution to stress, anxiety, insomnia and more? Messed up sleep can create a long …

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

Procrastination

What You Need to Know About Palawan, the "Best Island in the World"

Warning: These pictures will give you serious wanderlust.<p>If you're thinking of where to go on your next tropical beach getaway, you may want to look a little farther than the Caribbean.<p>For the second time, the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines has been named "Best Island in the World" by the …

Happiness at Work: The Proven Science of How to Enjoy Your Job

In True Grit, Grace, and Gratitude, I used the term "happy hour" as a constructive and necessary analogy, but I do have a good bit of aversion toward the expression. Why does an hour we reserve to be happy have to be after work? I also have tepid excitement for the sayings "Work hard, play hard," …

This simple 10-3-2-1-0 formula could make your days more productive

Better sleep and more productivity during the day could be just around the corner using this very simple technique<p>Finding peace and quiet in today’s 24-hour society can be tricky but a simple technique could help boost your productivity, it is claimed.<p>The 10-3-2-1-0 formula can help you sleep …

The designer's guide to the Golden Ratio

There's a common mathematical ratio found in nature that can be used to create pleasing, natural looking compositions in your design work. We call it …

Why Creating A To-Do List Is Derailing Your Success

Most of us make them, but to-do lists make us more stressed and don’t account for how long tasks take. Here are three things to do instead.<p>Nearly two-thirds of professionals write to-do lists, but 41% percent of all to-do list items never actually get done, according to research from the …

Time Management

9 Habits That Destroy Workplace Relationships

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to Globoforce, 78 percent of people who work between 30 to 50 hours per week actually spend more time with their coworkers than with their families. Because of the amount of time that we spend with colleagues, I find it pretty …

The Workplace