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How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Demonstration

This DIY Programmable Outlet Can Control Gadgets, Monitor Temperatures, and More

Reader Jon built this programmable outlet from an Arduino that can control your devices remotely, be programmed to do whatever you want, monitor …

Arduino

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:

Self-improvement

21 Insane Gadgets To Make Your iPhone Even Cooler

Because carrying a handheld computer isn't high-tech enough.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

11 Surprising Facts About Coffee Every Caffeine Addict Should Know

Turns out there is an optimal time to drink it.<p><b>1. Most energy drinks don't contain as much caffeine as a Starbucks coffee.</b> Don't believe anyone who tells you those expensive energy drinks have more bang than a cup of coffee. A 16-ounce Monster has about 150 milligrams of caffeine — half the amount …

The 21-year-old powering innovation at the nation's blue chips

You've never heard of Josh Valman's outsourced R&D department, RPD International, but you will have used his products<p>RPD International, the outsourced R&D department launched by a teenager in 2013, which now boasts 96 corporate clients including Unilever, Vodafone and Heineken, has secured a …

Yoga Benefits for Men | Men's Health

The area wasn’t particularly dangerous (for a war zone, anyway), and we had some free time on our hands. So my fellow SF guys did yoga. I lifted heavy things. Yoga was a sissy workout, I thought.<p>But one day after I’d finished a CrossFit WOD, the guys goaded me into joining one of their “sissy” …

The mathematically proven strategy to win 14 of the most popular games

<i>Originally published May 8</i><p>From Risk to tic-tac-toe, popular games involve tons of strategic decisions, probability and math. So one happy consequence of being a data nerd is that you may have an advantage at something even non-data nerds understand: winning.<p>So how do you win (almost) every game in …

Mathematics

The Most Genius Way to Save Money on Groceries Next Year

<i>By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist</i><p>Grocery shopping can take a big bite out of your household budget. In fact, a family of four spends up to an average of $1,300 a month on food at home, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That means families can shell out more than $15,000 a year on …

Casual: The Visual Approach To Project Management

“Project management re- imagined” – Casual website says. It’s true in many ways,as this tool transforms each project plan into awesome, step-by-step …

Project Management

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Retirement

The Only 7 Investment Decisions That Matter

You know that you’re “supposed” to be investing, but what exactly does that mean?Investing isn’t something that’s taught in school and any Google …

Retirement

The 30 Best iPhone Apps to Download Now

Just pick up a new phone? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to download some toys? These are our must-have iPhone apps.

Employment

Replace Your Bad Leadership Habits In 2015

Contrary to popular belief, leadership isn’t always a natural born trait. It’s possible to learn leadership and to become increasingly skilled at leading others in both personal and professional capacities. The flip side of this is that if one is a natural born leader (i.e., they have the traits …

Leadership

Surprising Relationship Advice From Divorce Lawyers

Who better to offer marriage advice than those who contend with the end of it, every singe day? Read on for relationship wisdom bombs from 15 divorce professionals who collectively share hundreds of years of experience helping couples end their marriages. Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day!<p>“Be true to …

New York City

The Minimalism Effect: Three Benefits to Getting Rid of Stuff

Moving towards minimalism and getting rid of many of possessions might seem pretty overwhelming, but keep in mind that we don’t have to do it all at …

Minimalism

Apple Watch Release Date Approaching, New Features Unveiled For The ‘iWatch’

Apple Inc. has revealed new details about the Watch in early software sent to iOS developers in anticipation of its release date. Apple is reportedly …

5 ways to eat healthier this year and lose weight in the process

<b>(Health.com) —</b> Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the median daily intake of produce for U.S. adults is 1.1 …

Nutrition

The Best Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Your Money

Improving the “envelope” of your house is the quickest way to save big on heating and cooling costs.<p><b>Q: Our 100-year-old farmhouse costs a fortune to</b> …

Home Improvement

Turn Any TV Or Monitor Into A Windows or Linux Machine With Intel's Compute Stick

Intel's generated some positive noise at this year’s CES with their 5th Generation Broadwell processors (one of which ships inside the new Dell XPS laptop and contributes to its touted 15 hours of battery life), but one fascinating product seems to be flying a bit under the radar: The “Intel …

Linux

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life