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The Importance of Teaching Children Good Manners Today

No one is born with good manners. I know this because it took my mother about 40 years to get me to write timely thank-you notes—and I'm still …

Parenting

12 Birds You Want in Your Yard

While birders may be delighted to see any new bird in their yard, some birds are more welcome than others because of all the good they can do. …

Birds

How to move photos on your phone to a microSD card

We wish all phones came with unlimited storage out of the box, but at least many Android phones have the option to expand that storage with microSD …

Operating Systems

Want to Be Healthy? Make Sure to Do These 7 Things. (Most People Don't)

Already eat right and work out? Here's what else you need to do.<p>Do you want to live a healthy lifestyle? The answer is probably yes--we all want to be alive and active and feel as well as we can for as long as possible. But what are you actually doing to be healthy? Chances are, like most …

Happiness

Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Gardening

How to Develop Mentally Tough Young Athletes

One of the highest compliments an athlete can get is the label "mentally tough." Mental toughness isn’t a quality people are born with. Rather, it …

Self-improvement

Secret Netflix movie codes and other hacks and tips that will change your life

Netflix currently has 81 million paying users and has launched in 130 new countries around the world since January 2016.<p>And every month, the popular …

Televisions

How to download your Google data and what you'll find

Curious to see how much a sprawling Internet company knows about your likes, history and movements? Download your Google data.<p>This is the time many of us are taking a harder look at our Facebook data, spurred by a reminder that we've allowed the social network incredible access to our preferences, …

Google Drive

How to Block Nuisance Calls and Messages on Your iPhone

Unsolicited phone calls and messages can become a regular annoyance and even a cause of stress for many smartphone users these days. Thankfully, Apple provides features in iOS 11 that allow you to block nuisance calls and messages from the same number coming through to your phone, and in this …

Declutter Your Mac Desktop

Mac: Some people keep their computer desktop neat. Some people are happy to keep their desktop messy. For those who want a clean desktop but have …

Apps

5 rules for a better marriage, according to a Japanese 'aisaika'

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>"Go home early."</i><p>That's the first nugget of wisdom 58-year-old Kiyo Yamana will give to anyone wondering how he and his wife, Kimi, are so blissfully happy after 15 years of marriage.<p>It's a lesson the Tokyo-based project producer learned the hard way during his first marriage. "I used to …

Relationships

11 Things in Your Kitchen You Need to Throw Away Now

When it comes to keeping or tossing the stuff in our kitchens, we tend to waffle: <i>Do I need to get rid of that old cutting board?Is this leftover</i> …

Country Lifestyle

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

Marketing

Microsoft Pix can scan business cards to your contacts, find people on LinkedIn

LinkedIn used to have its own business card scanning app, CardMunch, which served a useful purpose in a world where paper cards simply refuse to die. But that app was shut down back in 2014, with LinkedIn suggesting users move to Evernote instead. Today, Microsoft is bringing back business card …

Apps

Warren Buffett says low-cost investments are essential for the average investor -- here's how much it costs to use 8 common investing apps

• <b>Warren Buffett has long championed low-cost investing,often recommending Vanguard's S&P 500 index fund for the average investor.</b>• <b><br>New fintech -</b> …

7 tips to keep your brain as sharp as your body

When it comes to our hearts, even the non-medical types among us pretty much know what we need to be doing. In a nutshell: exercising and eating right.<p>But when it comes to our brains, guidelines tend to be foggier. Besides, we figure, since we’re probably as smart as we’ll ever be, what can we …

Google iOS app adds features Apple fans will love

The Google iOS app just added an iMessage extension that lets users conduct searches without leaving Apple’s chat app. Google also added a couple other features that should make life easier for Apple fans: a Safari plugin that serves up related content, and iPad drag-and-drop support.<p>Apple and …

iOS Tip: How to quickly track flights on iPhone and iPad

iOS 11 brought along some subtle changes that won’t wow users in and of themselves, but are really handy when needed. One of those features is native flight status tracking.<p>For sometime, third-party apps were the go to resource to keep tabs on flights. While options like FlightAware and The Flight …

An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House

Stand inside your home with your back to the front door.* Look forward. The part of your home in the far left corner is the money sector. The far …

7 display settings that can make your iPhone screen clearer

Make your iPhone easier on your eyes.<p>An iPhone ($999.99 at Cricket Wireless) looks pretty good right out of the box, but after you slip it into even the slimmest of cases and start using it under a variety of lighting conditions, the screen and body can lose some of their luster. I can't help you …

Tutorials

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone’s camera you never knew until now

It’s hard to believe but many people, including myself, hardly use a smartphone to make phone calls anymore. By the way, in case you still do and …

Don't forget to tackle these 3 gardening tasks ahead of spring

It may be winter, but there’s still more to life than binge-watching TV. On a sunny day, bundle up and get outside for some gardening. You’ll get a head start, lift your spirits and set your mind on spring.<p>“It’s a good time for tasks that are best done while trees, shrubs and perennials are …

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Apps

11 Chrome features you'll wish you'd known all along

Improve your Chrome skills with these tips and tricks.<p>Do you consider yourself a Chrome ninja? If not, these tips can help you navigate the web with deadly efficiency.<p>Pin tabs<p>I spend much of my day using Gmail and Google Drive, and with Chrome's tab-pinning feature, I can keep those tabs parked to …

Software

22 Home Hacks That'll Make Renters Say "Why Didn't I Know About This Sooner?"

Save that security deposit.

Mike Holmes: How to detect your home’s seeping cold spots

We’re in for a rough winter. When the temperature drops and the snow starts to blow, most Canadians beat a hasty retreat indoors (unless they’re one …

5 Hidden iOS Photo App Features You Never Knew of

With iOS 11, users have many more options when it comes to editing, sharing, storing, and moving their photos and videos. But are you making the most …

IOS 11

4 Simple Steps for Ruthlessly Clearing the Clutter in 2018

Emily Ley is a mama of three, a designer, author, and the creator of the wildly popular Simplified Planner. She lives in a perfectly imperfect …

Minimalism

14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

The Brain