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96 Things to Do When You're Bored

Years ago when I was going through a hard time, my therapist recommended that I read Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s <i>Your Erroneous Zones</i>. This book changed my …

Kids

The 10 most useful things you can do in Excel

Every Excel user has their own favorite tip. So we decided to bring some method, data, and science to bear in this hotly debated topic.<p>We consulted the research of 30 of the world's leading Excel experts, our own internal Excel experts, grouped up and consolidated the emerging features, and applied …

Analytics

Your To-Do List Isn't Working. Here's How to Fix It in 1 Step | Inc.com

You're probably familiar with the story for a jar that represents the time available in your life. You fill the jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand representing the big, medium, and small stuff you do every day. If you start with pebbles and sand, you'll run out of space for the big rocks--the things …

Time Management

I interview 100,000 people a year, and there are 6 questions that make job candidates stick in my mind

You'll be asked it in almost any interview. And while you may be tempted to sit back and relax during this portion—while the recruiter's put in the hot seat—that's not actually in your best interest.<p>Why? Because this is your final chance to make an awesome impression.<p>My team and I interview around …

Employment

Want a Happier Work Atmosphere? Science Says to Follow These 10 Tips | Inc.com

The alarm clock goes off first thing in the morning. You reluctantly get out of bed and start preparing for another <i>long</i> day of work. Your boss, to give them credit, notices that you haven't been yourself lately.<p>They think about how they can reignite that spark and excitement you once you had. They …

Happiness

'26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20'

Always know the one thing you really need to get done.<p>Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a …

Time Management

California Drought, Then and Now, in Pictures

Gardening

How to Prevent iMessages From Accidentally Appearing On Other Devices

If you own multiple Apple devices, you’ve probably signed into all of them with your Apple ID. You’ve also probably noticed that when you get a …

Authentication

Why your clutter is costing you a bundle

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Clutter is costly. Just ask Jessica Doyle of Fullerton, Calif. After her divorce in 2010, …

Minimalism

Introducing 13 Useful Free Apps For you To Install Today

Need some apps that help you, well, live better? Try these 14 apps that help you be a healthier, happier and a more productive person...

How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

Fake News

23 Small Things You Can Do Every Day That Will Make You Happier

According to a happiness expert.<p>We asked a happiness expert for some easy ways to feel great that don't involve buying a fifty grand watch, going to the Maldives, or dating a supermodel.<p>Step forward Andy Cope—a happiness expert and co-author of <i>The Little Book of Emotional Intelligence: How to</i> …

Happiness

How it feels to find out your ex-husband is gay

A few weeks ago, I found out my ex-husband is gay. He’s been living in London with a man for over a year and he’s very happy.<p>He’s taken up sailing - something I never wanted to do - and they’ve bought a boat, which they take out for romantic weekends off the south coast.<p>He sent the message to me …

20 More Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

We’ve covered 20 pitfalls of English before, but there are plenty more to look out for. Here are another 20 word usage mistakes that can trip you …

Marvel Super Heroes

All 58 Stephen King Movie and TV Series Adaptations, Ranked

No contemporary author has seen his work made into more movies and TV shows than Stephen King (and many more, like <i>The Dark Tower</i>, are in the works). …

70 Years Ago, the U.S. Military Set Off a Nuke Underwater, And It Went Very Badly

Then they tried it four more times.<p>The most destructive part of the blast was the misty cloud of radioactive water. (Photo: U.S. Army Photographic …

7 Mantras that Will Stop You from Taking Things Personally

People are toxic to be around when they believe that everything happening around them is a direct assault on them or is in some way all about …

Narcissism

26 Insanely Useful Products All Gardeners Should Own

Everything you need to get a greener thumb.<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><p><i>The comments for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

What were Canada's biggest mass evacuations?

The Fort McMurray evacuation is one of the largest in Canadian history. Here’s how other disasters—and evacuations—brought about change.<p>Approximately …

Fort McMurray

How to Sell Your Home Without a Real Estate Agent

13 tips from an HGTV expert.<p>If you’re an HGTV fan, chances are good that you’re familiar with the series “Income Property” and its host, Scott …

Real Estate

10 Simple Things the CEO Can Do to Create a Happy Workplace

Happiness at work starts from the top. This is one of the fundamental truths of happy workplaces.<p>In any organization where people consistently love to work, you will find a CEO and executive leadership team that places employee happiness among their top strategic priorities and act accordingly.<p>One …

Leadership

10 Home Renovations That'll Make You Rich | Men's Health

Follow this 10-step home improvement plan to make your house the envy of your block.<p><b>STEP 1: Decorate Your Doors</b><p>Swap any old knobs, hinges, and cabinets with finished metal pulls and handles, Fanuka says. You’ll drop just $3 to $5 per piece at most hardware stores, and your guests will take …

Funny Pictures – April 2, 2016

Found this in the bathroom at work this morning. <br>viaHey, what’s that dentist doing with a crossbow? <br>via“Master has given Dobby a sock!” <br>viaTold my …

Game of Thrones

Red Bull's 'Chain Reaction' Video Has Every Incredible Stunt You Can Imagine

High-speed parachutes, BASE jumpers, stunt planes, wingsuits -- you name it, "Chain Reaction" has it.<p>The video, which was posted on YouTube, looks like a special effects reel for a Hollywood action flick, but it's the Red Bull Air Force (RBAF) performing a series of daring maneuvers in one of the …

Military

How to Overcome Fear and Get The Confidence You Need To Leap!

About six years ago I made the decision to leave my "safe" corporate job and pursue my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. I was scared, this was just after the financial crisis and the economy was slowly starting to recover. Plus my father was dying, it was an emotionally challenging time for me, …

Motivation

8 Tips on Displaying Objects: From Museum to Home

Yesterday, I went to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) with the sole purpose of collecting tips on displaying objects. I wanted to see what can anyone learn from a museum to apply at home.<p>With only one hour to spare, it still had to be a broad overview. I managed to visit 5 museum buildings …

Museums

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

Check out these 10 movies that turn 10 years old this year

It's hard to believe it, but it is no longer 2006. Crazy, right?!<p>We are a few months into 2016, and we have some stellar movies lined up. From "Finding Dory" to "Suicide Squad" to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," we are in for a treat! However, instead of harping on the movies that are …

AOL

16 Surprising Reasons You're Stressed at Work

Your boss isn't the only culprit.<p>There's not a human on the planet who's immune to stress. It's a natural reaction designed to help you face dangerous, threatening situations by stepping up to the plate — or running like hell.<p>In the short term, this is highly effective: Your body releases a bunch …

Wellness