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Add Bluetooth to almost any car with this $12 device

You love your car and you have no intention of upgrading anytime soon. Cars these days can last for 100,000, 150,000, even 200,000 miles or more and …

10 Reasons To Live, Retire, And Invest In English-Speaking Belize

Belize is a little country with a population of fewer than 350,000 people, most all of whom speak English. Part Caribbean, part Central American, it's mostly wide-open spaces with a long coast and a sprinkling of small islands just offshore fringed by white sand and swaying palms.<p>This is one of the …

Four more ways the CIA has meddled in Africa

<b>The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a long history of involvement in African affairs, so Sunday's reports that the 1962 arrest of Nelson Mandela came following a CIA tip-off don't come as a huge surprise.</b><p>Most incidents came during the Cold War, when the US and the Soviet Union battled for …

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Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home without Any Equipment

Gym is great, it’s not only there to keep you fit, it’s a lifestyle and even a social experience. But at the end of the day, the results of training …

8 things you can do before 8 a.m. to be mentally stronger

If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, Benjamin Franklin is quoted to have said: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."<p>To be sure, when you consciously …

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

Donald Trump's spending on White House race nears $25 million

Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman, remains the biggest financial investor in Donald Trump, the front-running candidate for the GOP presidential nomination.<p>The real-estate magnate lent his presidential campaign another $6.85 million last month, bringing the total Trump-to-Trump loan amount …

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Books

This small trick can save you serious cash on flights

Sometimes, the trick to finding the best flight price isn't just the time that you book your trip, but also where you're booking from.<p>A ticket's "point of sale," or the location where it's being purchased from, can affect its pricing.<p>When you're looking at flights online, there's a trick that you …

Home Improvement Skills Every Adult Should Know

By: Alex Robinson<p><i>Credit: Shuttershock</i><p>One day you woke up, watched the news, put on a pair of pants, checked your bank account, and paid a bill. Then went to work. Congratulations, you're a grown adult.<p>There are certain privileges that come with being a grown adult, like eating cereal whenever you …

Kwikset unveils its new Plus gateway that adds remote access to a Kevo lock

Announced all the way back at CES in January, Kwikset has unveiled the Kevo Plus gateway accessory for its popular Bluetooth-enabled lock.<p>You can …

45 free online classes you can take (and finish) by the end of this year

No matter where you're at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart …

The 5 Best Travel Hacks You've Never Heard Before

There are bunches of articles out there about travel hacking with a variety of focuses from saving money to saving space when you pack. While they are all incredibly helpful, I'm not looking to recreate the wheel. I will be the first to admit that, the older I get, the more concerned I become with …

Extend the range of your home Wi-Fi network with this $20 gadget on Amazon

Regardless of which home Wi-Fi router you use in your house, there are always going to be slow areas and even dead spots. Sometimes they’re in the …

The 7 Best Masturbation Tips

Take your alone time to the next level with our top reader-recommended masturbation tips, techniques, and tricks<p>In June, we asked you to submit your favorite masturbation tips. And girls, did you deliver! You wrote in with tales of toys, fantasies, and some pretty saucy outfits. So for your …

7 Budget Family Travel Destinations That Are Surprisingly Awesome

When visiting popular family travel destinations, parents know exactly what they're getting for their vacation dollar. After all, many US beach towns, theme parks, resorts, and city stays have a reputation that warrants a high price tag. But well-known locales are not the only destinations worthy …

12 Embarrassing Sex Questions You're Too Afraid to Ask

Which is why we did it for you, and got all the answers

How to control anything in your house with your iPhone or Android phone

Some day, everything in your house will be “smart.” Today, most of the things in your house a pretty dumb. Until we arrive at a point in time where …

The 15 best apps for keeping your life in order

These apps aren't like that. They will help you remember everything from your keys, to your bills, to where you first met someone. They can even improve your memory.<p>Taken together, these 15 apps tackle forgetfulness through all different parts of your life.

best muscle building workout plan for men.

Men who want to start building muscle should know the right steps to take to get the results they want. Building muscle takes time, and men should …

9 chemicals to avoid feeding your kids

Your children might love sandwiches, hot dogs, and the occasional sweet treat, but many of the foods they’re eating contain chemicals that can affect their health, development and behavior. What’s more, most of these chemicals have been banned in other countries for years while the U.S. lags behind.<p>…

16 Budget-Friendly Places to Honeymoon Under $5k

Your wedding day gets all of the fanfare (and the majority of the budget), but don’t forget about that honeymoon. Not only is it your first trip as a married couple, but it’s also a chance to relax after the big day, and trust us — you’ll need a little R&R.<p>With an all-inclusive honeymoon package, …

7 Ways to Travel Like a Millionaire -- on a Budget

<i>By Charlene Oldham, Contributor</i><p>Champagne wishes and caviar dreams might seem out of reach for travelers on a beer-and-burger budget. But with a little research and planning, a vacation filled with private jets and luxury accommodations doesn't have to be a far-fetched fantasy. If you'd like to …

25 amazing cars cheaper than the back seat of a Bentley Mulsanne Speed

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed is an impressive automobile. With a price tag just shy of $400,000, including options, this shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone. After all, this <i>is</i> Bentley's flagship model.<p>Recently, Business Insider spent a weekend with the Mulsanne Speed. Behind the wheel — a …

I paid $150 to spend the afternoon driving and riding along in Ferraris and Lamborghinis — here's what it was like

We laugh and he gets a nice sweater.<p>Sometimes I wonder if his desire for the car stems from life dissatisfaction — the classic crisis that can lead to dubious decisions like running off with the nanny or buying a toupee.<p>When I've asked Steve about this, he assures me that really, he just loves …

How to buy a home you can afford, in 9 steps

Here are nine steps to take to make sure the home you buy is one you can afford:<p>Start by checking your credit score. "The higher your score, the better the interest rate on your mortgage will be," writes Ramit Sethi in "I Will Teach You To Be Rich." Good credit can mean significantly lower monthly …

7 Insider Secrets for Booking Cheap Flights

Don't want expensive flights stopping you from reaching your dream destination? Check out these tips!