Jason Smithee

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12 tips to styling your bookcases like a pro

Ready to open a new chapter in home decor? Here's a novel idea: bookshelves.<p>Creating bookshelf displays that are both functional and decorative is a simple, inexpensive way to refresh a room's interior and flash some personal style. We've gathered inspiring images of shelving design from our …

Communicate

21 life-saving facts that everyone should know

But life can also throw situations at us that we don't have a quick, handy response for.<p>Commenters in a recent Quora thread about life-saving facts offered their best tips, which are easy to remember and could have a huge effect if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation.<p>You might want to …

Wikimedia

7 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

What does your daily routine look like? If you’re like most people, it involves struggling out of bed, having a quick breakfast, waiting for work to …

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.<p>Plus, get more great ideas for landscaping your yard.

Breathing's Link to Calmness and Stress, Revealed

We take it for granted that breathing and feelings go hand in hand: Deep breaths make us calm, and short, shallow ones signal a sense of panic. This …

How can I protect my browsing history from my ISP?

You ISP has been given free reign to record 100% of what you do online and sell that information to the highest bidder. An FCC rule designed to at …

Privacy

Opinion: 5 rock-solid dividend stocks to protect you from a stock-market retreat

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recently marked its longest losing streak since 2011. Recall that for all of 2011, the stock market finished …

Stock Markets

Here's how to protect your internet browsing data now that it's for sale

Congress voted to allow internet service providers to sell your browsing habits to advertisers, but there are a number of options for protecting your history<p>Congress voted this week to allow internet service providers to sell the browsing habits of their customers to advertisers. The move, which …

Net Neutrality

Pornhub Exposes the Different Porn-Watching Habits of Android vs. iPhone Users

Who is dirtier when it comes to porn watching: Android or iPhone users?<p>Pornhub has the answer, which of course is, it depends on what you're into. …

Verizon mandates pre-installed spyware for all its Android customers

"Appflash" will come pre-installed on all Verizon Android handsets; it's a Google search-bar replacement, but instead of feeding telemetry about your …

Republicans Are About To Sell Your Browser History. Here's How To Protect Yourself.

"If I don’t like the practices of Google, I can go to Bing... But if I don’t like the practice of my network provider, I’m out of luck."<p>Comcast has done the impossible. Somehow, Americans are about to hate it (and just about every other large internet service provider in the country) more than they …

Microsoft uses 'Minecraft' to teach your kid how to code

You can get kids to do a lot if you promise them <i>Minecraft</i>... just ask parents who've watched their children race through chores to get some building time. And Microsoft knows this, too. It just released a tutorial for Code.org that uses <i>Minecraft</i> to teach the basics of computer programming. Instead …

Minecraft

The inventor of the Oculus Rift VR headset is out at Facebook after just three years

Palmer Luckey, the man who developed arguably one of the first true virtual-reality headsets, the Oculus Rift, has left Facebook. The social network giant bought the company that Luckey started with former gaming executives John Carmack and Brendan Iribe for $2 billion in 2014.<p>Luckey helped …

Virtual Reality

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

There’s no evidence the botched Yemen raid was Trump’s fault

Less than a full week into his presidency, Donald Trump took his very first foray into military counterterrorism operations in his new role as commander in chief, authorizing a risky US special operations raid on an al-Qaeda base in Yemen.<p>It didn’t go well.<p>The raid resulted in the deaths of at …

National Security

5 Unique Books That Successful Entrepreneurs Love

From an Elon Musk biography to Deep Patel's A Paperboy's Fable, these five books are must-reads.<p>Elon Musk built his career by reaching into the future and pulling it into the present. But before he started bringing futuristic ideas to the present day, he mined the past for ideas.<p>Musk exemplifies …

The 15 best honeymoon destinations in the U.S.

Travel to these honeymoon destinations in the U.S. and spend the cash you save on international airfare towards one (or three) of the most romantic …

These 7 data points reveal the sorry state of Americans’ finances

More Americans may think they’re “living comfortably” or “doing okay,” but many are far from fine.<p>In a survey of about 5,700 people released recently …

Personal Finance

How to Completely Delete Yourself From the Internet

Last week, Radiohead — one of the biggest bands on the planet — “disappeared” from the internet.<p>Only, they didn’t really… Their albums were still …

Internet

4 Best Cheap Funds to Invest in Now

Expenses really do matter. As a group, mutual funds with low fees outpace those that charge a lot.<p>In investing, you really <i>don’t</i> get what you pay for. …

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Millennials: There's A $454,000 Leak In Your 401(k)

Target-date funds are like the slow cookers of the investing world: Investors — particularly 401(k) plan participants — throw their money in one pot, simmer it for a set number of years and eagerly open the lid upon retirement.<p>But in many cases there’s much missing from that process and its …

15 Credit Card Do's and Don'ts

Let this be your credit card user manual<p>A credit card is a tool, much like a hammer or Kanye West.<p>And yet, this useful financial instrument is …

4 Books Entrepreneur Turned Venture Capitalist Ben Horowitz Recommends

As an entrepreneur and business owner, filling knowledge gaps is an absolute necessity to get ahead of the game.<p>And someone who has consistently been …

Ben Horowitz

The top 10 Kickass quotes by Indian entrepreneurs EVERYONE should live by

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share68<p>+14<p>Shares 94<p><i>Get our latest app for startup stories, news, ideas, research and analysis.</i> <i>Install Now »</i><p>Here are the top 10 quotes …

A timeless 6-step guide to getting rich, according to a 79-year-old personal finance classic

Nearly a century ago, journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal finance classic: "Think and Grow Rich."<p>He boiled down 13 steps anyone …

Self-improvement