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My RV on the Upper West Side

When I moved into a Winnebago, I could finally afford the neighborhood of my dreams<p>At 6:48 a.m., I woke to the sight of a squinting man, his nose a quarter inch away from my bedroom window. Though a one-way curtain prevented people from peeking in, even if they cupped their hands on the glass, I …

I Used iOS7 Beta For A Week So You Don't Have To

Last Monday Apple introduced us to iOS7 and announced that a beta would be available to developers later that day. Beta operating systems – especially for devices like mobile phones – can be buggy as hell, which is why they aren’t recommended for the general public. I, though, am a licensed Apple …

For What It's Worth -- 6 Pieces Of Advice From A Hardcore Pawnbroker

My longtime friend Les Gold has always been hardcore. He runs an enormous pawn shop in the heart of Detroit, buying and selling anything and everything to a slew of eager customers. On any given day, he’s dealing in custom jewelry, taxidermy, sailboats, and television sets – and he’s doing it …

To Get More Sleep, Get More Sunlight

The struggle to get more and better sleep seems never-ending for many of us, and increasingly the sleep-deprived are opting for chemical relief. In 2012, 60 million Americans filled prescriptions for sleeping pills, up from 46 million in 2006 (as reported in <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>).<p>But considering the …

New Book Shows How Our Fixation On Neuroscience Is Making Us Crazy

Brain scans are incredibly cool looking. They show slices of the most compelling, least understood human organ, transforming dull grey snakes of tissue into brightly colored panels that seem to hold the key to understanding all sorts of behavior, from sexual attraction to criminal intent to …

What Helps People Live A Long And Good Life

Besides being Japanese and living long lives, Jiroemon Kimura and Toyo Shibata shared something in common: they both had a strong interest in life, staying active all the way to the end.<p>Kimura passed away at the age of 116. Shibata passed away at the age of 101. After retiring from his post office …

The 7 Books Every Spiritual Person Needs to Read

We all want to lead more meaningful lives. Discover the profound texts that inspired Phil Jackson, coauthor of Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success. …

Pure Jongo multi-room speaker system now available in North America

If you've been thinking of adding speakers around the house but are loath to run wires, Pure's Jongo system is now available in North America, joining the likes of Sonos' Play:3 in the wireless multi-room sound game. For now, it consists of the $129 Jongo A2, a WiFi- and Bluetooth-equipped bridge …

13 Things That Seem Like Scams But Are Actually Really Great

People are always on the lookout for scams. You kind of have to be, these days.<p>While a website may assure you you're that millionth visitor, you probably don't want to risk it for an iPod. Believe it or not, <i>male performance enhancements</i> are probably just playing into people's own self-doubts. And …

The Food Lab: How To Cook Steak In A Cooler

Australia Meets Asia in the Bowen Mountain House

Designed by CplusC Architecture the Bowen Mountain House began as a simple pavilion-style weekend house.<p>In its New South Wales setting of towering …

36 Ways To DIY Every Part Of Your Life

Now that we have this awesome new site to hang out on, you'll never have to go without DIY ever again.

How Americans Game the $200 Billion-a-Year 'Disability-Industrial Complex'

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that America’s health-care entitlements—Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare—are the biggest drivers of our exploding federal debt. What you may not know is that there is a fourth program, that pays disability benefits through the Social Security …

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Carnitas {Mexican Pulled Pork}

<b>Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork)</b> <i><br>Recipe adapted by Our Best Bites from Cooks Illustrated Cookbook</i><p>Ingredients:<p>3 1/2-4 pounds boneless pork butt roast …

How Obamacare Will Impact Americans With Disabilities

It’s now just nine months until the key elements of Obamacare go live. With the countdown to the debut of Health Insurance Marketplaces (the “Exchanges”) and sweeping new insurance industry regulations now on everyone’s mind, I’m amazed at how much our conversation centers on the partisan political …