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20 great resources for learning graphic design

Maybe you’re right at the start of your graphic design career or studies. Or maybe you’ve been doing it for a few years, but still feel there are …

10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really) | Inc.com

After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These 10 free online classes are not only fun, …

MOOCs

Mindmapping: The Most Useful Software You Don't Have | Inc.com

I can only speak for the software I use, Freeplane. Besides basic mindmapping, it has some bells and whistles but I haven't used them yet. I recommend Freeplane, though I can't compare it with alternatives since I haven't used them.<p>It's also free software that runs on Linux, Mac, and Windows.<p>How it …

Software

LeGrow modular planters are like Legos for indoor gardening

Complete with LED lights and USB ports<p>Like Legos for plant enthusiasts, LeGrow is a modular, tech-forward indoor garden system designed so that each pot can be stacked and attached to other pots like toy bricks.<p>The modular pieces are assembled to create self-sustaining ecosystems, perfect for city …

Gardening

17 Useful Products To Help You Save Space In Your Home

Practical solutions for itty bitty living spaces.<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.</i>

Personal Organizing

62 DIY Projects To Transform Your Backyard

Blooming flowers and fresh rain can only mean one thing: spring has definitely sprung! That means summer will be here before you know it. If getting …

Landscaping

These Cookies Have a Cult Following—But You Can Make Them at Home

With so many bakeries and dessert shops across the country, it’s a big deal when one cookie stands out as “the best.” But that’s exactly what the …

Dessert

41 Significant Value-Adding Home Renovation Ideas – Most You Can Do Yourself

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply want to improve it for your own living, most homes could benefit from a bit of home renovation. …

Home Improvement

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font without a second thought, the …

Typography

16 easy one-pot pasta recipes for delicious weeknight dinners

What's better than a hearty bowl of pasta for dinner? Making that pasta dinner in one pot!<p>And even better? You'll only have one pot — or one slow cooker in the case of some of these tasty recipes — to clean after dinner. Here are 16 one-pot pasta recipes your whole family will enjoy, including a …

Cooking

25 most important American craft beers ever

Food & Wine had a great idea. I'm borrowing it.<p>Last month, the magazine asked 21 beer industry luminaries to rank the most important craft beers of all time. Not the best, which would have been a ridiculous and impossible undertaking. The most important.<p>As you might expect from a pack of …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

33 Genius Baking Tips Every Beginner Needs To Know

Baking isn't only a makeup technique, it's also a way to make delicious treats.

10 Slow Cooker French Toast Recipes Your Brunch Crew Will LOVE

Waking up to the smell of French toast might be the *ultimate* fantasy, but turns out, it’s actually <i>quite</i> easy to make it a reality. You just need a slow cooker! Break out the brioche: Here are 10 of our absolute FAVORITE slow cooker French toast recipes.<p>1. Crock Pot Creamy Banana French Toast: …

Breakfast

How Were Hieroglyphics Deciphered?

<i>How were Hieroglyphics deciphered?</i><p><b>Steve Theodore</b><b>:</b><p>It was a tricky task, which defied several centuries of effort. Hieroglyphic writing was a very …

How to Live with Purpose if You Don’t Have a Clue

How I stay focused every day<p>“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor …

Make a Wall Mounted Desk With a Secret Compartment Underneath

A desk is a great place to work, but it’s also a great place to hide stuff. Over on YouTube, DIY Creators put together a desk that mounts to a wall, …

Woodworking

The long guns: History of US military rifles

The U.S. Army’s upgraded M4A1 combat rifle is just the latest development in a category of weapons that American soldiers have carried since the country’s earliest days.<p><b>Long Gun Beginnings</b><p>Even before there was actually a "United States" there was what could arguably be considered the first true …

U.S. Army

How to add more storage to your PlayStation 4

Here's how to get a bigger hard drive in your PS4, plus a few tips we learned along the way.<p>Storage space is at a premium with game consoles. Even if you're more inclined to pick up hard copies than download full games, patches, DLC and installs can fill up the standard hard drive on your …

Operating Systems

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A 12-Step Guide to Picking a Name for Your Startup

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.</i><p>Finding the right name for your startup can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name …

Small Business

DIY 3 Awesome Pallet Project

Another 3 pallet DIY today. I just love our reclaimed wood projects.<p>They are free and very versatile. They can be repurposed to build anything you …

Woodworking

How to use your calendar to maximize your effectiveness

This simple practice will help you accomplish your goals.<p>I’ve combined knowledge from several amazing books (<i>The Effective Executive</i>, <i>The 7 Habits of</i> …

Time Management

Build Your Own Wooden Keyboard Case

For a woodworker that loves to type.<p>Keyboards are one of those computer accessories that are incredibly easy to overlook, you know when you've got a really bad one, but one that's just "fine" is can skate by as good enough. But if you spend an awful lot of time typing, maybe it's time to customize …

Woodworking

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

One way they do this is by asking seemingly simple questions that get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal; queries that …

Build Yourself a Classic Masculine Workspace with these 5 Rustic DIY Projects

My best work is done when I'm inspired. These 5 DIY projects will make your office a place you want to spend the next 8 hours in. 1. DIY Paneled Wall …

DIY

10 online classes every entrepreneur should take

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Anyone possessing a good idea can become an entrepreneur. But launching a company that joins the ranks of startup powerhouses like …

Entrepreneurship

35 Awesome Projects from Our New Community Platform

It has been about a week since we announced that we have partnered with Hackster.io for our new project hosting platform. During that time, many fantastic projects have started to roll in! Here’s a collection of the fun stuff that has appeared in the last few days.<p>Hop over to our community project …

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business

Starting a business isn’t easy. Nothing ever goes as planned. You put in more hours than expected. And there’s a lot of trial and error along the way.<p>…

Small Business