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Avoid these refrigerator food-storage mistakes to lengthen the life of your groceries

Cleaning out the refrigerator is one of the most painful things I have to do every week. Sadly, I end up tossing food I didn’t remember I had, fruits …

15 Books About Careers, Work-Life Balance, And Leadership To Help You Prepare For Your First Professional Job

If you've just graduated college and are about to begin your first hunt for a professional position, you might feel a bit like a fish out of water. …

Before and After: An Outdated 80s Loft Is Rescued From a Flashy Color Palette

A Brooklyn–based firm reimagines every inch of this 3,100-square-foot space, infusing an "un-fussy" aesthetic throughout.<p>According to Clay Coffey, founder of the architecture and design firm Isaac-Rae, his first tour of this spacious loft was a bit blinding. "As the elevator doors opened, you were …

Interior Design

8 Ways to Increase Your Energy Levels & Fight Tiredness by Dr Khasruya

Fighting Tiredness and Increasing Energy Levels<p>In my efforts to explain my constant tiredness and low energy levels, I went through many stages. …

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

Self-help

Unsuccessful people focus on “The Gap.” Here’s what successful people focus on

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” — Dan Sullivan, THE GAIN AND THE GAP<p>Key concepts to …

Here’s how to quickly blow past the top 1-3% in your industry

The more successful a person becomes, the more distractions there are. The harder it is to remain focused on their core objectives.<p>We are now living …

4 ways to show curiosity in job interviews (and why you need to)

Simple as it sounds, just being curious is a marketable job skill. Here’s how to show it off when you interview for a job.<p>You can’t always know what employers are looking for in job candidates, but it’s a safe bet that you’re better off coming across as more, rather than less, curious. Not only do …

Employment

Time Management Tips for Adults With ADHD

<i>I’m running late.</i><i><br>I’ll be there in just a little while.</i><i><br>I am so sorry I'm late.</i><p>How many times have you said these words? It feels terrible to be late — …

A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works (Infographic)

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>2 min read<p>Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that …

Trending on Gardenista: A Winning Swimming Pool and More

Like us, the Gardenista editors have been celebrating the Considered Design Award winners all week–while also hiding out in idyllic summery settings. …

In Praise of Ikea: 15 Ikea Kitchens from the Remodelista Archives

For remodelers looking to design a kitchen on a budget, Sektion—Ikea’s latest kitchen cabinet system (before Sektion, or Metod as it’s called in the …

Kitchens

Expert Advice: How to Buy a Couch that Will Last: An Insider Guide

The other day Julie sent me some reading material: the cautionary tale of a popular West Elm sofa that’s notorious for sagging, losing its buttons, …

This New Tool Tells You If You Can Build A House In Your L.A. Backyard

A startup called Cover is smoothing the process of building backyard homes by helping with the permitting, design, and construction.<p>If you live in Los Angeles, a new digital tool will tell you if you can build a small second house in your backyard, and how much it might cost. It’s a solution that …

Housing

Win at Lunch Tomorrow by Packing It Tonight

What's one of the easiest ways to feel like you have your life together? If you ask us, it's prepping lunch the night before. In the grand scheme of …

Healthy Eating

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Emotional Intelligence

Harvard Business Review

Manage Better Using Slack and Other Social Tools, with Tsedal Neeley of Harvard Business School and Paul Leonardi of University of California, Santa …

How Working Parents Can Feel Less Overwhelmed and More in Control

<i>Revise budget numbers. Parent/teacher conference Wednesday. Edit the marketing overview document. Finish summer camp applications. Give candidate interview feedback to HR. Grocery run — we’re out of everything. Start drafting quarterly forecast. Call the roofer for the estimate. Organize team</i> …

Productivity

10 Unexpected Things You Haven't Thought to Frame as Art

(Image credit: Cup of Jo)<p>Creating gallery walls or clustering posters together always packs a punch, but what if you're tired of doing the same-old, …

Dwell Made Presents: DIY Plywood Media Console

Learn how to build a modern media console out of plywood with this easy-to-follow guide and video.<p>In this episode of Dwell Made, Chris Salomone of Foureyes Furniture builds a modern console out of plywood.<p>Key Products:<p>1/2" Baltic Birch Plywood<p>Hairpin Legs<p>Step 1: Cut Exterior Pieces<p>The easiest way …

Woodworking

Finally Starting Your Business This Year? Here's Your Ultimate 12-Point Checklist

You've had the idea for a while. Now is the time to act. This startup guide will get you up and running fast.<p>It's 2018,and you are really doing it. You have long imagined your product on the endcap at Walmart and practiced what you'll say when Mark Cuban grills you about your competitive edge. But …

Entrepreneurship

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made that plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to …

Jeff Bezos Uses This Strategy to Make Better, Faster Decisions

You need to be acting with less information and taking more action when the risks are small and easily reversible.<p><i>How can I stop overthinking and take action more quickly? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better</i> …

Self-improvement

10 New Principles Of Good Design

Dieter Rams’s design principles get a 21st-century update.<p>2017 was a year of reckoning for the design community. UX became a weapon, AI posed countless new challenges, and debate erupted over once rock-solid design paradigms. Even some of the industry’s leading lights admitted their revolutionary …

Product Design

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Time Management

5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break

The problem with cutting corners is that 50% of the time it works while the remaining half makes up for all that time and money you saved and then …

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work

We are creatures of habit and so are our brains. When we establish routines, we can carry out tasks faster since we don't have to think about the task.<p>Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're …

Time Management

Land Rover Vintage Experience Hypes Upcoming New Defender | Feature

Land Rover operates four off-road driving schools in North America—in Asheville, North Carolina; Carmel, California; Manchester, Vermont; and Montebello, Quebec. Each affords opportunities to drive unpaved terrain ranging from moderately difficult to creepy-crawly. The schools are a profitable …

1972 BMW 2002tii Photo Gallery

The BMW 2002: Rediscovering the Magic that Made It an Icon – Feature

Science Has Just Uncovered the World's Easiest Hack for Faster Learning

Want a five to 15 percent boost in learning speed? Then make this dead simple change to your study habits.<p>We've all spent a minimum of a decade in formal education, so you'd think that in all that time, we'd have at least mastered the most basic principles of how to study efficiently. But study …

Study Skills