Christopher Hite

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How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Learning

The 10 Best Indoor Hanging Plants to Turn Your Home Into a Jungle

Interior design may not be everyone’s strong suit, but even the most inexperienced decorator knows a simple trick for creating atmosphere: indoor …

Plants

Use this instead of grass for your lawn

When I was a kid, I always wondered why people cared about keeping patches of grass outside their homes. I assumed someone would explain it to me …

Gardening

Former Circus Bear Can't Believe It When He Sees His Sprawling New Home

After years stuck in a tiny pen, he was just sent to the most beautiful sanctuary in the WORLD.<p>A bear named Napa has never known a life without a …

Circus

Best of 2018 – Life Without Andy’s Tuesday Without (So Far)

Australia’s favourite purveyor of beautiful women and tasteful nudes Life Without Andy is celebrating its long-running Tuesday Without series by …

Fashion Week

These Volunteer Organizations Are Perfect for Retirees Who Love to Travel

Beyond the satisfaction of giving back.<p>A few years after he retired from his professorship at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Stuart White began …

Film Festivals

I've Been to 100 Caribbean Islands—This Is the One I Always Recommend

The Caribbean is synonymous with idyllic white-sand beaches and azure water, but for traveler and journalist Ashlan Cousteau, that's just one of the …

Caribbean

Beat The IRS With These Snubbed 6%+ Dividends

Still feeling the taxman’s sting from April? Then you probably need to consider getting some tax-free income.<p>Having an income stream the IRS can’t touch may sound like pie in the sky, but it’s a reality if you hold municipal bonds. That’s because the tax code provides an exclusion for these bonds, …

Investing

Transform Your Upper Body With These 18 Strengthening Exercises

When it comes to women lifting weights, a common myth is that you'll get "bulky" or look "manly". According to a 2006 review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the benefits of weightlifting for men and women are: increased bone mass, lean muscle mass, improved cardiovascular fitness, …

Workouts

The Ultimate DIY Bug-Out Bag

From certain angles, it looks like we’re hanging over the precipice. Climate change–fueled disasters like monster hurricanes, megafires, and 100-year droughts are becoming ever more frequent. A solar superstorm could wipe out the grid, the New Madrid fault might go at any moment, and, of course, …

The Most Thrilling and Beautiful Vacations to Take If You Love the Outdoors

Heading somewhere to reconnect with nature is the best remedy when you're craving an escape from the daily grind. As much as we love exploring a new …

Want to Think Like a Leader? Science Says to Do This One Thing

The answer to "What makes a great leader?" can be found in the question.<p>If you want to be a successful leader, research shows there's a winning approach you can take -- and it may not be what you expect.<p>Most people are familiar with the idea of self-affirmations and the power of positive thinking. …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

11 Things You Should Do the Day Before You Leave for a Vacation

It’s the eve of your departure—the day before you leave for that long-overdue vacation you’ve been dreaming of for months. But before you embark on …

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

Self-improvement

Where to find the best free stuff online

Why pay?<p>The internet is brimming with freebies—you just need to know where to look for them. There are a lot of sites that offer free items—but there are also a lot of scams. We've handpicked the most trustworthy sites and apps for you to turn to, whether you're hunting for a sofa or a smartphone …

Freebies

How to Rent an RV This Summer for Only $1 a Day

Recreational vehicle (RV) rentals tend to be expensive, yet I recently managed to rent a five-person RV in Las Vegas for only $1 per day. In addition …

43 Brilliant Products On Amazon Creeping Up The Best-Sellers Charts

We all have our favorites on Amazon. For me — aside from the books — it's all the serums, emollients, and potions that go into my curated skincare …

The Secrets to Breaking Down Barriers and Helping Midlevel Managers Succeed

Employees who feel "seen" are more likely to succeed, and one of the best ways to do that is by building subcultures, not demolishing them.<p>Much has been written about the "silo mentality" plaguing American businesses. With companies tackling so many different areas and adding broader product lines, …

The 10 Best Car Camping Spots in America

There's no better way to ease kids into the great outdoors than with a summer camping trip.<p>No matter how avid a backpacker you were before kids, …

Simplify Your Summer Travels and Packing With The Rolo Travel Bag

Packing for a trip can be tricky. You can throw all your stuff into a suitcase with no rhyme or reason.You can pack your bag so tightly you can't …

61 Random Products On Amazon That Are SO Legit

When it comes to buying products on Amazon, you want to make sure that the stuff you're spending money on is legit. And I'm not just throwing out …

20-foot shipping container converted into off-grid oasis deep in the Catskills

The beautiful Contanium shipping container cabin, just a two-hour drive from NYC, is proving that going off-grid doesn’t have to mean going bare …

A Trainer Says These Are the 8 Best Exercises For Fat Loss

Whether your goal is to lose fat or you want to strengthen your muscles, you might think you need to do different exercises to achieve each. Personal trainer Rob Allen posted this photo to his Instagram account to show that whatever your goal, "Whether you want to lose fat or gain muscle, strength …

16 Hilarious Food Jokes That Only A Dad Would Love

We dare you to get through this entire list without smiling.<p>What do you call a fake noodle?<p>An impasta.<p>(Though, these incredible pasta recipes are no …

Recipe: Firecracker Chicken Thighs — Recipes from The Kitchn

There is one important thing you should know about getting this chicken on the dinner table: You're gonna need to put out plenty of extra napkins. …

25 Brilliant Kickstarter Products With A Cult Following On Amazon

The advent of crowdfunding has made it possible for anyone with a genius idea to turn their dream invention into a reality. Of course, not <i>all</i> …

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Why You Should Always Use a Sleeping Bag Liner

The sleeping bag liner is one of the most underrated pieces of gear. Most hikers don’t even bother adding this extra layer to their sleep system, but a good liner provides added insulation and warmth to your bag while creating a barrier between your dirty body and the difficult to clean synthetic …

11 Essential Qualities In Couples That Last, According To Matchmakers

When it comes to dating and relationships, you may want to know the secret formula in how to go from casually dating someone to becoming a serious …