Eric Maya

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Photo Friday: How to Edit Photos on Your Phone

Ever uploaded a photo to Instagram and got zero likes? It could mean anything: your focus is off, lighting’s flat, or the subject’s not interesting. But allow us to present you with a fourth possibility: you don’t really know how to edit photos on your phone.<p>Many photographers think of a photo as …

How to Be Frugal Without Wasting Your Time

A lot of people think frugality is about saving money at the cost of your time: you spend all day clipping coupons just to save a couple bucks on …

The Biggest Body Language Mistakes You Can Make In a Job Interview

Hiring managers size you up in a lot of different ways during an interview, including how you physically present yourself. A recent nationwide survey …

The Best Youtube Channels You Can Work Out to Right Now

GIF<p>It’s cold. The gym is crowded. Might as well stay home and watch videos...<i>workout</i> videos. Here are some of our favorite ways to get fit with …

Yoga

A Visual Guide to Slowing Down and Enjoying Every Moment

We’ve discussed why time feels like it’s flying by, and how to slow it down, especially as you get older, but this visual guide puts some of those …

Mindfulness

The No. 1 Way To Spot Weak Leadership

You can spot a weak leader a mile off by simply looking at the types of decisions they make. Not surprisingly, weak leaders pander to public opinion, they manage the routine rather than the extraordinary, and they worry more about being right than achieving the right outcome. Weak leaders seek the …

Leadership

Wells Fargo Conversations

Once children have grown up and moved out, the transition to an empty nest may provide new opportunities to focus on yourself, your interests, and …

Here's how much people earn 10 years after attending the most expensive colleges in America

A handful of today's top colleges ask for more than $60,000 a year — and they're only getting pricier.<p>Does such a pricey education pay off in the long run? We looked at a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which breaks down the median earnings of …

College & University

Everything You Should Do at the End of the Year to Optimize Your 2015 Taxes

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, so taxes are probably the last thing you want to think about. It’s not the most exciting …

"Renting Is Throwing Money Away" Is Completely False

You might have heard the old adage “renting is throwing money away.” It seems like common sense. You don’t buy anything when you rent, but you keep …

The Sketchy World of For-Profit Colleges

For-profit colleges are getting a lot of attention lately, and not the good kind. They’re being sued, government officials are speaking out against …

Higher Education

Most Popular Food Hacks of 2015

Cooking tips aren’t just for foodies. We all eat every day (unless you’re a robot), and better cooking means healthier food, more delicious meals, …

Alton Brown

The Best NES Emulator for Windows

If you want the nostalgia of an old-school NES with the quality and ease of an HDTV, an emulator can take you far. If you want a perfect NES …

Retrogaming

18 Foods and Supplies You Need Before a Big Storm

When a hurricane, snowstorm, or other major weather event is looming, you probably already know the basics: fill up your gas tank, be sure the …

Nutrition

How to Save Yourself 30 Minutes a Day

How does the expression go? “A stitch in time saves nine”? But the stratospheric levels of modern busyness — juggling work, family and friends, …

Best Family Car Tires

After a year of testing and analysis, Consumer Reports has released new car tire ratings on 47 all-season and performance all-season tires models and …

Making a Slideshow to Preserve Your Memories

My father recently celebrated a milestone birthday. To commemorate the event, I created a digital slideshow to showcase family photos recounting his …

Apps

The Truth About Tire Treadwear - Consumer Reports

The amount of tread on a tire is critical in determining how well it will vacate water to maintain contact with the road in the rain. If your tires …

Roads

How to Block Windows 10 Upgrade Downloads If You're Not Ready For Them

It’s pretty great that you can get Windows 10 for free if you want it. If you don’t—or if you simply want to download it on your own terms—however, …

Windows 10

Stop Calling 20-Somethings "Entitled." It's Not True.

I'm sick of people saying that the 20 and 30-something's of today are the "Entitlement Generation."<p>We've been called the "Me, Me, Me Generation."<p>Even Eric Thomas (aka "E.T. The Hip Hop Preacher") is jumping on the bandwagon.<p>Sorry, E.T. You're one of my favorite speakers. I listen to you every …

TV shows

Upgrade Your EDC With a Better Folding Knife

A good folding knife, first and foremost, needs to be functional. It needs to handle what you throw at it, day in and day out, unscathed. But beyond …

Peek inside 'the SHU': What it's like for California inmates in solitary confinement

The way thousands of California inmates tell it, there's prison, and then there's prison.<p>Locked in windowless cells for as much as 23 hours each day, inmates held in solitary confinement have little to no interaction with their fellow prisoners or guards. Access to mail and medical care is limited, …

Learn How to Smoke Meats on a Gas or Charcoal Grill with This Infographic

We’ve talked about the best cooking times and temperatures when you’re using an electrical smoker, but what if you don’t have one of those? This …

BBQ

If you want your children to succeed, teach them to share in kindergarten

Kindergartners who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those social skills, according to a new study.<p>Kids who get along well with others also are less likely to have substance-abuse problems and run-ins with the …

College & University

Why Men Criticize Their SAHM Wives

Many couples who see me for counseling are struggling with the demands of parenting small children. Frequently, the husband works outside the home, in a classic financial provider role, and the wife stays at home with kids under 5. There can be a great deal of conflict when the men criticize their …

Parenting

How to Help Your Kids Survive the Cruelest Lessons of Childhood

We adults tend to look at kids with a sort of envy: Wouldn’t it be nice to be carefree, have summers off, and enjoy your youth again? We forget that …

Parenting

Why the middle class is doing even worse than you think

One of the great mysteries about the U.S. economy today is the discrepancy between the objective and subjective pictures we have of the middle class. The numbers say that the middle class is doing OK or even improving its lot; middle class families themselves say they're being crushed under …

Top 10 Smart Ways to Save Money on Clothes

The average household spends about 2% of their budget—around $1,600 every year—on clothes. While it's not the biggest thing we spend our money on, …