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Where to Put Your Router For the Best Possible Home Wi-Fi

Author: April Glaser. April Glaser Gear<p>Date of Publication: 03.01.16.<p>Time of Publication: 2:21 pm. 2:21 pm<p>Everyone knows that Wi-Fi signal strength …

The Secret Life of a Public Library Security Guard

<b>By Dana Bialek</b><p>Making the rounds at the Portland Public Library means sporadically checking inside the bathroom. It’s not uncommon for security guard …

Librarianship

Larissa MacFarquhar interview: ‘People think I’m a total freak for not using the first person’

The New Yorker profile writer talks about the joys of non-fiction, mimicking her subjects’ styles and the strange case of ‘moral saints’<p>Very, very virtuous people are easy to dislike. These aren’t the kind of people who are simply nice to their friends and family, and generous to strangers, and …

Literature

How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

Self-help

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

10 Deathbed Regrets You Can Avoid by Making Changes Now

<b>“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>It’s terrifying, isn’t it?<p>There you are—days, …

12 Commandments for a Happy Life and Soul

<b>1. Choose happiness. Radiate it.</b><p>Happiness is a choice and an energy you can cultivate on a daily basis. Do your best to live in high vibration energy like love, peace, fun and joy -- for your own wellbeing and fulfillment, and for the positive ripple effect it has on those around you and the entire …

Happiness

Looking For Ethically Produced Groceries? The 'Organic' Food Label Is Kinda Meaningless

Whole Foods has just rolled out a brand new ratings system for its produce, based on lengthy questionnaires distributed to farmers. The "Responsibly Grown" label expands on the grocery giant's existing labeling, which already does things like tell consumers where their produce was grown.<p>Organic …

Agriculture

Get Toned All Over With This 6-Move Workout

Flab, you're on notice. These six exercises from Jennifer Widerstrom will tighten your abs, legs, arms, and more.

Workouts

How To Add A Backyard Shed

<i>Mitchell Parker, Houzz Editorial Staff</i><p>Most of us can use more space, whether it’s for working, storing or doing hobbies. But adding square footage to an existing home can be time consuming and costly. That’s why many homeowners are turning to backyard sheds.<p>These freestanding structures often don’t …

Prefab Homes

14 DIY Vegan Cheeses That Taste Awesome

If you’re newly vegan or allergic to dairy, you may fantasize about eating a giant wheel of brie and feel hopeless that you’ll ever get to taste that wonderful buttery cheese again. Have no fear. You can either buy yourself mountains of awesome vegan cheeses (Really! They don’t taste like plastic!) …

Vegan