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5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

Make your own Febreze, no benzisothiazolinone required

<i>Instead of buying cheap, mass-produced gewgaws to give out this season, show your loved ones you care with a little DIY. During Grist’s 12 days of</i> …

Crafting

31 Cheap And Easy Last-Minute DIY Gifts They'll Actually Want

Just because you're cheap and lazy doesn't mean your friends and family have to suffer.

How to Make a Rock Bowl Flame

The flaming rock bowls pictured above are actually a product that Restoration Hardware used to sell. Although they're no longer available, knowing …

A New Fritzing–Now With Code View

If you’ve read some of our books, you probably know that many of our authors are big fans of Fritzing. It’s a fantastic tool (and a huge collection of components and boards you can use in your designs) for sketching out your circuits, but it can do much more. You can use Fritzing to prepare …

DIY Mini Pallet Coaster

Need a last minute handmade gift idea? Try these adorable mini pallet coasters made from craft sticks. I made these last year for my family and they were a huge hit.<p>The Sorry Girls have a great video tutorial explaining the process.<p>If you have access to power tools, like a miter saw, you could …

The 17 Worst Healthy Food Swaps That Just Aren't Worth It

Whether a self-proclaimed health junkie or kitchen newbie, you’re likely familiar with the ever-popular food substitution trend. Swap sour cream for …

11 tips that will land you a job at a small company

<i>This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture</i> …

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of …

Look Closely At These Gorgeous Photos To See A Star Wars Invasion Underway

Photographer Thomas Dagg imagines what his city would be like if only the Star (Wars) were aligned differently.<p>At first blush, it’s simply a lovely, moody black and white photo of one of Toronto’s back laneways. Slick wet pavement reflects the classic industrial buildings typical of the city’s …

Would A Shorter Work Week Really Make Employees Happier?

Oddly enough, it didn’t in Korea.<p>If your boss asked you out of the blue whether you’d like to work about five fewer hours a week for the same pay, your response would no doubt be something along the lines of <i>yes, please!</i>, give or take a few exclamation points. The new arrangement would seem to …

South Korea

Lego 'Star Wars' proposal makes you feel like a warm and fuzzy Wookiee

This was the proposal she was looking for.<p>Redditor and young Padawan Stephen Dempsey used the Force to propose to his girlfriend Amanda by recreating …

Comcast sued by customers for turning routers into public hotspots | Ars Technica

Suit alleges raised power costs, slower speeds; Comcast disputes security claim.<p>A pair of Comcast customers has sued the company for turning Xfinity …

Obama fills in for Stephen Colbert

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama may be the President of the United States, but for a few minutes on Monday, he was also Stephen Colbert, outgoing host of "The Colbert Report."<p>Obama sat down for an interview with Colbert in Washington -- his third appearance on the show -- and surprised the host by …

Lamborghini's 88 Tauri: A $6,000 phone for people with money to burn

Technology can solve the greatest problems facing humanity. But it can also reveal man's weakness for gaudy and useless icons of luxury. Enter the 88 Tauri, the latest smartphone for rich folks from Tonino Lamborghini (founded by the son of the famous Ferrucio Lamborghini, but with no relation to …

Seaworth Single Fin Sludge Cold Brew Coffee

We'd be the first to admit that "sludge" isn't typically the type of word we like associated with our drinks, but in the case of Seaworth Single Fin …

Coffee

The Foods That Turned Djokovic into the No. 1 Player in the Game

Okay, so he won Wimbledon. Again. Having racked up wins at more than one US and Australian Open, and carrying no less than three ATP World Tour …

Birchbox Man

Whether you're more comfortable in flannel or a three-piece suit, every guy wants to look sharp. What you don't want is all the stress that comes …

Shopping

18 Exercise Upgrades for More Muscle

The good news: The best fitness coaches need only one sentence to tell you how to improve your results. Apply their words to your workouts, and you'll upgrade your routine instantly. Use these 18 tips from the top trainers in the industry to help you perfect your form, engage the right muscles, …