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10 Tools for Getting More Done Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s natural for a professional to feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. This is especially true for entrepreneurs building a business alone. Being forced to handle the many daily tasks associated with …

Parents of Successful Kids Have These 7 Things in Common

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Anybody who has kids — or hopes to — wants them to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things in the professional world.<p>While there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a …

Top 6 Science Inventions You Probably Haven't Heard Of

<b>High school students from Southeast Asia protect the environment with inventions that challenge the status quo.</b><p>Did you know bamboo can be used to …

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And …

The Simplest, Free Tools for Common Photo Edits (That Aren't Photoshop)

Opening up Photoshop or GIMP just to crop an image is silly. Those powerful tools are great, but sometimes you just need a simple program. Here's how …

10 Habits That Will Make You Happy Today (Even If Life Isn't Going Your Way)

In 2010, after losing my job and being unable to find another one for close to a year, I fell into a deep depression. During this time I read dozens …

10 Things You Should Give Up To Boost Happiness

12 Common Home Repairs That YOU Can Do

Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro.<p>Sometimes you don't need to hire a pro. In her new book, <i>DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It-Yourself Projects</i>, Sarah Berry provides a step-by-step home improvement guide so you can do it on your own. We've rounded up 12 solutions to your most common household …

Home Improvement

The Best Lesser-Known Services for Legally Streaming Movies and TV

It's easy to forget, but there are a lot more ways to stream movies and TV besides Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Here are some of the best—sometimes …

17 Ways To Use Just About Everything In Your Kitchen BETTER

These kitchen tricks will make cooking SO much easier. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through …

Recipes

The Science of First Impressions (and How to Use It to Your Advantage)

If there's one thing I've learned over the past five years of working as a journalist, it's that success can come down to the two seconds after you …

Psychology

Rules to Follow and Common Mistakes to Avoid for Roasting a Chicken

Cooking a great anytime-dinner is easy once you learn how to roast a chicken. Avoid these common mistakes for a juicy bird.<p>A good roast chicken is always satisfying. But a great roast chicken is out of this world. To take your chicken to the next level, you've got to make sure you're avoiding the …

Cooking

How to Make Your Willpower Stronger -- According to Science

The holiday season is over, so it's time to get serious about your New Year's resolutions. But those fine intentions are only as good as your …

The Best Tools for Finding Information When Google Isn't Enough

Google is so entrenched when it comes to finding information on the internet, we named the act after it. However, there are a ton of other tools and …

The Best Time to Buy Anything During the Year

A bit of planning can save you a ton of money when it comes to buying throughout the year. Here’s your comprehensive, always up-to-date guide on the …

Shopping

Funny Letters Kids Have Written to Santa

<i>Source: coley_ycp</i><p>These letters from kids to Santa (though one suspicious kid wrote to "Santa") bring a smile. Some of us may have flashbacks to the …

38 Anthropologie Hacks

Ever walk around Anthropologie and think "I could make this stuff myself for so much cheaper"? Here's how you can!

Form Better Habits (and Make Them Stick) with a Weekly Habit Sprint

One of the problems most people face when creating new habits is that when things go wrong, the habit change falls apart. That's because every habit …

The Most Extreme Food Dishes Around the World (Photos)

Eww<p>The competition for the grossest—er, most extreme—dishes on the planet has many contenders. There are bugs, grubs, testicles, and a seriously …

Top 10 Home Improvement Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

It doesn't matter if you've bought a newly built home, a condo in a maintained community, or a fixer-upper—owning your own place brings out the home …

100% Free! Cellphone Repair Tutorials for beginners

Want to learn cellphone repair and become a Pioneer like Masters and Experts? Learn the basics and advance troubleshooting techniques without …

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Here’s the Magic Number That Leads to Happiness

How much happiness does it take to make up for the sadness in life?<p>A ratio of 3 to 1.<p>Via Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain: How to Retrain Your Brain to …

When Freezers Attack: How to Wrap, Store, Organize, and Thaw Your Frozen Goods

An efficient kitchen is about more than the oven and countertops—are you making any of these common freezer maintenance mistakes?<p>Most of us organize our freezers with the best of intentions: "<i>This time</i>," we think, "<i>I'm going to keep it clean, well-maintained, labeled, and up-to-date</i>."<p>Then life …

The Best Techniques for Negotiating with Car Dealerships

Car salespeople have a reputation for trying to squeeze every cent from their customers, and they're often very good at their jobs. They are …

Learn to Pick Locks for Fun

Learning to pick locks is a fun exercise in learning about locking mechanisms, honing a useful skill, and getting a better understanding of how locks …

Rubber Bands

Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers - connections between flights of more than 24 hours - provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.<p>Various airlines offering a diversity of deals that allow …

7 Women Explain Exactly How They Lost Weight Without Going On Crazy Diets

Yep, totally possible.<p>It might be the least-fun "would you rather" in existence: Would you rather <i>not</i> be hangry all the time, or lose 10 pounds?<p>Luckily, you don't have to play that cruel game if you're looking for a way to lose weight. These women are proof: Instead of going on a trendy crash diet …

Fitness

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. "Almost," she muttered as she tried again and again. "Almost," I agreed, trying not to hover. When she got it, I exclaimed, "You did it! It was hard, but you kept trying, and you did it. I'm so proud of you."<p>The way I praised her effort …