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9 Things Everyone Should Know About Chainsawing

A fallen tree can become a tangled mess. But with the right gear and techniques, you can quickly and easily turn it into next year's fuel.<p>A fallen tree can become a tangled mess. But with the right gear and techniques, you can quickly and easily turn it into next year's fuel.

End of season gardening? How to prepare for next spring

Already the nights are drawing in and there is a distinct freshness in the morning air. These early signs of autumn lead many of us to think about the forthcoming winter and what it will bring, especially after the extraordinarily wild and wet weather of last winter. But whatever comes our way in …

Watching TV Together Is Good For Your Relationship

Well, that's what "the Companionator" says, anyway.<p><b>You know those times</b> you just want to sit around and watch TV, but your significant other hounds you to get off the couch? Well, here's some ammo for the next battle: it turns out that watching TV together may actually good for you. <i>Awww</i>.<p><i>The</i> …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.<p>Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

BEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with …

Koch Brothers Bail Out GOP Senate Hopeful in Oregon

The “uphill battle” facing Monica Wehby in the Oregon Senate race is seen by the national GOP as a testing ground for Koch money and a chance to take …

How to Achieve 'Flow' in Your Work

You want to be experiencing “flow.” It’s when you’re so wrapped up in what you’re doing that the world fades away:<p>Flow is the mental state of …