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The 5 Paint Colors That Will Make You Happiest

Just in time for spring!<p>The colors in your home can have a <i>huge</i> impact on your mood — particularly paint colors. The shade of your walls has been shown to affect emotions: There are certain shades that will bring you down, ones that will help you relax, ones that will suppress your appetite and a …

Happiness

It’s Time for Leaders to Stop Dragging Everyone to So Many Meetings

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Leadership

8 Steps To Write a Business Plan Outline

Business-Plan<p><i>Write a</i> <i>business plan</i> with step by step guide. Before sitting down to write a business plan for your LLC, first write a business plan …

So You Want to be a Functional Programmer (Part 6)

Taking that first step to understanding Functional Programming concepts is the most important and sometimes the most difficult step. But it doesn’t …

This Vibrating Pen Lets Anyone Make Pointillist Art

If you want to create pointillist works of art without giving yourself carpal tunnel—or you just lack the artistic dexterity—you might want to invest …

New York City

Want clean air? NASA says these are the best house plants for filtering out chemicals

In today’s modern world it can feel really hard to have a safe space where the air is clean and healthy. Especially if you live in a city it is …

You'll Be Shocked What Your Housekeeper Can Tell From Your Home

Photo: Getty.<p>"The first hour in a client's home is like speed-dating," says Angela Brown, founder of the Savvy Cleaner Training and Certification for House Cleaners & Maids. From stress levels to specifics about your sex life, a house cleaner can sniff out a myriad of telling things without …

Living Rooms

Want To Be An Amazing Chef? These Home Cooks Are Giving Away Every One Of Their Secrets

Cooking skills are hard-won in the kitchen. Honing those skills takes practice, time, experimentation, and even more practice. It’s often a lifetime of learning and the more you cook, the better you’ll get. That’s a hard fact, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that a few tips from the pros can’t help …

29 Times Parents Were Hilarious And The Internet Loved It

When you’re in the throes of parenting chaos, you can’t take yourself too seriously. Between the messes, sleep deprivation and utter frustration, it’s important to keep a sense of humor.<p>Luckily, there are many funny parents on the internet who provide comedic relief and inspiration. Here are some …

Parenting

Entrepreneurs, here's a 7-step plan for takeoff

<b>Q: Hello, Steve! What with it being almost fall, and with my kids going back to school, I think it is time to finally start that business I have always dreamed of. Would I do it? Can I do it? Should I do it? I don’t know! Do you? – Simone</b><p><b>(Part 2 of 2 | Part one)</b><p><b>A:</b> How do you start a business? In …

Small Business

2 Reasons You Don't Need Funding for Your New Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, we were speaking to a group of entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs when one of the latter asked a familiar question: "I have a great business idea; how do I get it funded?" We hear this concern frequently from entrepreneurs …

Small Business

Top Branding and Marketing Strategies for New Businesses

Image Source<p>Marketing and branding are not always cheap for small businesses. While it is very essential given the very early stage of a business, branding and marketing a new business is an effort that has to compete with several other efforts in the startup. Nonetheless, there's no other way …

Small Business

Walabot DIY, A Tool That Lets Users Digitally See Through Walls to Find Studs, Pipes, Wires, and More

The Walabot DIY is a tool that pairs with an Android device to let users digitally see through walls to find studs, pipes, wires, and more. The …

Home Improvement

Best 4 Exercises You Can Do Every Day To Flatten Your Lower Belly

Flat stomach and 6-pack abs are definitely one of the hardest fitness goals that everyone wants to achieve. But, it seems like the belly fat just …

3 easy DIY repairs for broken zippers

<b>Save your clothes with these easy fixes for common zipper problems.</b><p>You go to pull up the zipper and oh dear. The slider part is attached to only one …

How to Fix a Broken Air Conditioner

Tips to get your air conditioner up and running without calling a pro.<p>Air conditioners work hard to keep you cool, and you don't realize how much you rely on them until you are stuck in a sweltering room with no relief. If your air conditioner suddenly goes out, there is no need to panic. Follow …

IKEA Trolls Kanye West, And Now Everyone Is Trolling Him With Fake Product Designs

As the Kanye West and Taylor Swift feud is still at high speed with various celebrities taking sides, the 'Famous' rapper now has one more thing to …

South Carolina Wedding at Pelican Watch Shelter at Folly Beach

If you had asked Bri McDaniel and her friends where the best place to find a potential suitor would have been in 2009, you'd get one resounding answer: the Georgia Tech campus. "You gotta love those engineers," Bri laughs now. Humor aside, their instincts were on point. It was there, at a campus …

Weddings

17 Books, Poems, and Songs for Black Healing

It was 1:22 AM on July 8, and I had been dragged out to a Lower East Side dive bar by my colleagues on our last night in New York. Going out felt wrong. Two black men had been needlessly killed by police. Again. Now cops were being slaughtered in our name. It was hard to find something worth …

10 Behaviors of immensely successful entrepreneurs

Share7<p>Tweet<p>Share12<p>+13<p>Shares 22<p>All successful entrepreneurs have one thing in common that they know how to manage all the dimensions of their lives, …

Only You Can Lift This DIY Hammer Of Thor

Build an electromagnetic superhero hammer that responds to your touch<p>In comic books and blockbusters, only the worthy can lift Thor’s hammer. But you don’t have to be a hero to wield Allen Pan’s version of Mjolnir. While watching last year’s <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, the freelance engineer noticed “a …

Arduino

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Crime

I’m a business manager. How do I become a UX designer?

Career changes aren’t always money oriented. While UX designers can earn up to $120,000 a year according to Dashburst’s(1) analysis of UX jobs, it’s …

UX Design

Master DIY robotics with The Complete Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit (55% Off)

The Raspberry Pi 3 is the latest evolution of the iconic microcomputer kit that’s taught countless curious minds the fundamentals of electronics and robotics.<p>Over the past four years, the Raspberry Pi has sold eight million units – three million in the last year alone, opening new doors of …

The best new portfolio sites, May 2016

Hello readers, and welcome back. This month, we have lots of white space, minimalism, and absolutely no jokes related to the name of the …

Graphic Design

Analyze your UI made in Sketch.

You have finished your app screens in <b>SketchApp</b> and ask yourself “Will my design work for my target group of people?”. <b>But how to measure your design</b> …

UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined

Once upon a time, if you said the word “design”, the odds were overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic design.<p>But nowadays, the digital …