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10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Ernest Hemingway

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

Gardening

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Guitar

30 Innovative Beauty Products You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Items like Orly Gel FX Easy-Off Base Coat, Blithe Splash Masks, Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer, Shadow Shields, and Cover FX Custom Cover Drops. It's ok, let that jaw drop.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links</b> …

Skin Care

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates' Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad, Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

Bill Gates

50 epic river journeys you must do in 2018

Ever since river cruise companies began throwing serious money at their hardware, river cruising’s star has been in the ascendant. Old hands who cruised Europe and Russia in the early Nineties speak of mediocre food, drab interiors and no “service” to speak of. The 21st century experience couldn’t …

Cruise Ships

The best mobile photo-editing apps

There's no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We've sifted through dozens to find the ones worth your time (and money, in some cases).<p>A word about …

Apps

Mozzarella-Stuffed Peppadews With Prosciutto

Mozzarella-Stuffed Peppadews With Prosciutto<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the broiler. Cut mozzarella into 24 ½-inch pieces. Stuff each Peppadew with one piece of …

Misfit aims to strike the perfect balance between smartwatch technology and analog timekeeping

A smarter watch that's not your typical smartwatch.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>A smarter watch that's not your typical smartwatch.<p>0<p>SHARES<p>A …

The Best Animated Films of the 21st Century Ranked, From ‘Anomalisa’ to ‘Spirited Away’

You've got a friend in these classic movies.<p>Pixar and Studio Ghibli tend to spring to mind first when discussing great animation, but there’s a world …

Animation

Fossil Q Control smartwatch now on sale for $275

Fossil unveiled two new smartwatches back in September, the Q Venture and Q Explorist. Unlike the company's previous watches, they had a fully round …

Wearable Tech

Forget guitar lessons — this device will teach you how to play like a pro

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Guitar

The Recipe That Changed the Way I Cook Chicken

Perfect pan-roasted chicken thighs were a significant improvement over the frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts I used to cook.<p>You can cook chicken, and you can <i>cook chicken</i>. Until I was about 27, I only did the first one. Growing up, I watched my mom make tenders out of chicken cutlets and …

Cooking

10 Lovely Low-Sugar Desserts

Redefining sweet<p>The most recent USDA dietary guidelines, released in early 2016, urge us to cut down on added sugars—not the ones naturally present …

Dessert

The 5 Best Men’s Shoes You Can Wear Comfortably All Day Long

Let’s face it: as great as they may look, traditional men’s shoes aren’t always the most comfortable choice for prolonged wear. Stiff soles can cause …

Google Pixelbook hands-on: If a MacBook and Surface had a Chrome OS baby

Had it not leaked just a couple of weeks ago, the Pixelbook would have been one of the more surprising announcements to come out of today’s Google event. It’s proof Google believes there’s still room for a premium Chromebook, And maybe it’s right: If you can get past the fact that it only runs …

Google

Amazon announces three new sci-fi shows for its streaming service

Thanks to the likes of HBO and Netflix, we’re living in a golden age of television. Whether you’re a fan nostalgia-driven horror, gritty crime …

Science Fiction

Vegetable Substitutes: The Carbs That Are Taking Over The Dinner Table

The options are endless: zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, pizza crust, beet noodles, lettuce wraps, and whatever else the stomach …

8 grains that prove wheat is overrated

These ancient grains pack nutrition that blows away modern flour.<p>If the gluten-free craze has taught us anything, it's that not all grains can mimic …

15 Easy Sheet Pan Suppers for Cooler Days

After an easygoing summer, getting thrown back in to the busy fall season can be enough to make anyone's head spin. Between school, work, …

The Most Beautiful Places in Germany

The landscapes of Germany are at once charming, bewitching, and staggeringly pretty: alpine peaks, mysterious forests, white Rococo churches, villages lined with timbered houses, and castles that seem almost too majestic to be real. From the mountains to the cities, and everywhere in between, here …

7 spiralizer recipes that are perfect for fall veggies

The seasons are shifting, and it’s time that serves for more than a natural alarm clock to refresh your skin-care routine—it’s also a great …

3 Low-Carb Pasta Recipes That Don't Compromise on Flavor

There are few comfort foods that can begin to compete with pasta. Thanks to its tantalizing lineup of noodle shapes that can be topped with thick …

Subscription Boxes That Are Actually Worth It

From socks to maternity clothes to toothbrushes.<p>Subscription services — especially those for fashion and accessories — are a dime a dozen these days. But honest to goodness, some of them are actually useful. The best versions, whether they’re boxes of clothes, accessories, shoes, or something else …

Shopping

The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

Want to live to 100? Eat more of this 'magical' food

Do you want to live to be 100-years-old? The answer probably depends on knowing how well you'd feel during those later years.<p>While there's no …

The 20 greatest modern comedies on Netflix to watch right now

<b>At the time of writing, Netflix has a total of 1,270 titles that fall under the comedy genre.</b><p>That’s a daunting number to wade through, particularly …