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Smart pen measures the dimensions of virtually any object

Despite all the technological advances over the years, measuring items in your home still tends to involve old-school rulers and tape measures... and they can be inaccurate if there are curves. Instrumments thinks it has a better way. The team of former Misfit creators is launching the 01, a hybrid …

How Can a Millennial Retire as a Multimillionaire?

If you start saving $173 a month at 21, you'll retire with 2+ million dollars. What age are you now?<p>When it comes to saving for the retirement, Millennials have an unique outlook. For starters, they aren't exactly sure how much they need to retire. And, understandably, they're concerned about that …

Draw like an artist: go from "I can't draw" to "handmade art for sale"

Boing Boing-beloved artist Chris Locke (previously) writes, "World-famous artist and middle-school art teacher Christopher Locke has published a new …

Digital Art

20 Brutal Truths About Relationships No One Wants to Admit

Stop settling for lackluster relationships and start taking risks.<p>In a world full of superficial greetings and surface-level chatter, it's of vital importance you confront truths that you may not like to hear.<p>When forced to encounter fears that otherwise go unacknowledged, you grow and adapt, …

Self-help

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

5 Ways to Inspire Creativity and Build Strong Character in Your Children, According to a Top Psychologist

Conformity is dangerous. Here's how to teach children to think for themselves.<p>Whether it's doing things because "they've always been done that way" or because "everyone else is doing it," conformity can be very dangerous.<p>My wife and I work hard to instill the right values in our two small children. …

15 small bathrooms to see before renovating yours

There is a place in the home where great transformations happen. This is a room that is used to perform ordinary tasks, such as showering, but it …

26 Make-Ahead Lunches You Can Pack Tonight

What's one of the easiest ways to feel like you have your life together? If you ask us, it's prepping lunch the night before. In the grand scheme of …

11 Summery Design Ideas You'll Want To Steal

Bring the heat inside.<p>With summer in full swing, adding pops of color and fresh touches to your home is a simple way to fête the season and have your interior reflect the warm weather mood. Here, peruse interior inspiration straight from Pinterest, and ensure that your home makes a stylish …

Home Decorating

Here's why you shouldn’t want to always be happy

Since then, thousands of studies and hundreds of books have been published with the goal of increasing well-being and helping people lead more satisfying lives.<p>So why aren't we happier? Why have self-reported measures of happiness stayed stagnant for over 40 years?<p>Perversely, such efforts to …

Happiness

This Just Might Be the World's Easiest DIY

Some DIYs — like refinishing an entire piece of furniture or adding new legs — are pretty involved. But there is one way you can completely transform …

8 Steps To Push Past Your Limits When You Think You’ve Hit Them

We’re all excellent storytellers, especially when it comes to spinning a tale about why we failed. Here’s how to stop doing that.<p>Sometimes, when it comes to achievement, our biggest enemy is ourselves.<p>“We have an infinite capacity as human beings to tell ourselves stories, and the most important …

Jessica Alba’s interior decorator reveals how to choose the right home decor

Choosing home decor can be difficult. It's hard to find the perfect piece that captures your style and makes a statement at the same.<p>Celebrity interior designer Kari Whitman has helped numerous Hollywood stars pick statement pieces for their homes, including those of Jessica Alba, Emelio Estevez, …

Home Decorating

Explainer: what is behavioural activation for depression?

A recent study from the United Kingdom found a simple form of therapy called behavioural activation (BA) is as effective in treating depression as …

Emotional Intelligence

​I Disrupted My Social Anxiety with an App

When I came across mental health startup Joyable in the form of a Facebook ad, I was intrigued. Why did I seem like a good target for a social anxiety advertisement?<p>When I came across mental health startup Joyable in the form of a Facebook ad, I was intrigued. It promised to address social anxiety …

The 7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Healthy People

Source: goodluz/Shutterstock<p>Most of us pay close attention to our health and treat threats to our physical well-being as soon as they occur. We dress …

Self-help

12 Little Things That Can Improve A Relationship

People in relationships often think they have to do absolutely everything and make it big and bold to express their feelings for their partners. But …

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

Pedagogy

22 Quotes From Salvador Dali That Creatively Inspire Success

For success today, you have to be creative or get passed by. Dali was an expert in thinking differently and teaches you his approach.<p>If you are simply doing business the same as everyone else you are destined for mediocrity. Whether you are a CEO building a company or trying to achieve top …

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For …

Self-help

15 National Parks That Should Be On Your Bucket List

America the beautiful.

150 Guided Quotes To Start A Successful Business

The most challenging task in today’s world is to start a new business and to carry it to the deserving success. Because no matter what so ever your …

Motivation

Avocado Recipes: Stuffed Baked Avocados Are So Simple and Yet So Good - Great Ideas : People.com

<b>Stuffed Breakfast Avocados</b><p>4 avocados<br>5 oz. smoked salmon, cut into thin strips<br>16 baby spinach leaves<br>8 eggs<br>Kosher salt, to taste<br>Freshly cracked black …

Breakfast

5 Things to Know Before You Renovate Your Kitchen

Relax, you have options.<p>If you sometimes have trouble deciding what to make for dinner, a kitchen renovation can feel paralyzing. But take heart: It …

Your Outlook on Life Is a Direct Reflection of How Much You Like Yourself

Recently, I was going through some of my older writings and poems and came across a quote that I saw on a New York City train a few years ago.<p>Your outlook on life is a direct reflection of how much you like yourself.<p>This got me thinking about all of the variables that impact someone's view on life. …

Happiness

This Is the #1 Renovation You Should Make Before Selling Your Home

Fix up this one room, and you're ready to go on the market.<p>After buying and selling hundreds of properties over the years, you could say that Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV's <i>Income Property,</i> knows a thing or two about real estate.<p>According to McGillivray, who recently teamed up with Owners.com to …

10 Ways to Add Glamour to Your Home Decor with Mirrors

A mirror is a necessity that can be used in many ways in home decor. A full sized wall mirror can double the visual room space, well placed mirrors …

Home Decorating

The 5-Ingredient Snack You Didn't Know You Needed

This frozen treat with just five ingredients is the epitome of simple. Bananas are sliced into rounds then are dipped in chocolate and rolled in …

Dessert

Make a dessert fit for ‘Top Chef’ — and easy enough for a home cook

H ere’s the dish that helped Marjorie Meek-Bradley get noticed early in the recent season of Bravo’s “Top Chef”: a triflelike combination of sweet, sour and savory flavors inspired by Persian cuisine. The head chef at Ripple and Roofers Union was sent packing in the first part of the show’s finale, …

Baking