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Coffee Can Replace Plant Fertilizer, Deodorizer And More

It's safe to say the morning doesn't start until we've had our cup of coffee. And we imagine this is true for most of you. But this little treat can do a lot more than just perk up your day. You can actually use grounds in place of quite an array of household products. So before you toss them in …

TECH NOW: How to make your own website for free

What do Hostess Twinkies, Yahoo and even wristwatches have in common with a personal website in 2013? They're all making a comeback. That's right, in this social-media-savvy age a more <i>personal-</i>personal site is more "stand out of the crowd" than Facebook and more "beyond 140-characters" than Twitter.<p>…

What Would Happen If You Were Completely Honest?

We lie. A lot. Up to 200 times per day. And it's bad for us. So what would happen if you were completely honest? Even for just a day?<p>Writer James …

24 Gorgeous Women That Totally Define Retro Cool

Occasionally it takes a little bit of hindsight to realise just how good we once had it, how effortlessly cool and iconic we once were, without ever …

Fun and Simple Projects for Kids' Rooms

Here’s a great idea for turning your child’s bed into a fun hideaway using only cardboard. The possibilities are endless for making the project your …

A Scientific Guide to Effectively Saying No

Learning how to say no is one of the most useful skills you can develop, especially when it comes to living a more productive and healthy life. …

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The History Of Local Grocers Ralphs, Vons, and Trader Joe's

Ever wondered why Ralphs wasn't spelled with an apostrophe? Or how Trader Joe's got its kitschy tiki-themed motif? We sure have. And it turns out …

9 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life

These small, daily habits will make an immediate difference in your life. What are you waiting for exactly? Read. Now.

19 Images You Won't Believe Aren't Photoshopped (Part 12)

It's time again for another installment of our popular feature wherein we show you photographs that are 100 percent real, despite the fact that they …

Mainstreaming Green: Motel 6 Gets LEED Certification

LEED certification: it isn’t just for high-end apartment buildings, giant office complexes, and swanky hotels. Motel 6–yes, the famously low-rent motel chain we all know and love–expects to get Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for its newest franchise, located Northlake, …

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The Parking Spots That Cost More Than Half A Million Dollars

As it turns out, prime urban parking can be almost as valuable as a single-family home. A Boston woman bought two parking spaces for $560,000 at auction Thursday, winning a tough bidding war that increased by the tens of thousands at each turn.<p>The buyer, Lisa Blumenthal, said the spots will be used …

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How To Break The Mold & Reinvent Your Resumé

—<p><b>3. Genevive Dennis‘ typographic resume</b><p>—<p><b>4. Stuart Mayhew‘s infographic resume</b><p>—<p><b>5. Riccardo Sabatini‘s editorial CV:</b><p>—<p><b>6. Leonardo Zakour‘s CV website</b><p>—<p><b>7.</b> …

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Sunset Lets You Use Your Phone Without Losing Your Night Vision

Android: If you're stargazing at night, or just somewhere dark and you don't want to be blinded by using your phone, Sunset for Android is a simple …

Make a Reusable Ice Pack from an Empty Box of Wine

If you've been known to enjoy a box of wine, here's how to transform a freshly emptied box into a huge ice pack for a large cooler. Take the bag that …

How Can Couples Share Their Digital Space?

Sharing your digital space with a partner can be a challenge. Even if you're willing to use the same apps and services, you might still want some …

Diet During Pregnancy Affects Baby's Bone Strength

Mothers who get healthy amounts of vitamins from their diets during pregnancy tend to have children who have stronger bones - at birth, and years later. The New York Times has more on the new study that made this connection:<p>The research followed nearly 3,000 women during their pregnancies and then …

What No One Tells You About Labor

Here's the truth about labor -- what's normal, what's not, and what to expect.<p>Now that you're pregnant, you're probably attending childbirth classes and reading everything you can about labor and birth. But classes and books tend to give you the big picture, not the surprising -- and sometimes …

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The Art Of Self-Love | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We spend many years learning and practicing the art of self-hate. Hating our bodies, our thoughts and our feelings, we walk through life under a …

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Inside Flipboard / June 3, 2013<p>My Modern Met is animated by two ideals: creativity and the power of human connection. Each day, My Modern Met …

Surströmming: The Most Disgusting (And Partially Illegal) Fish You Can Eat

This video is a touch long, but I promise you'll get sucked right in by the power of the Surstromming. That, by the way, for lack of a lengthy …

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Infographic Ruins Our Favorite Childhood Foods by Linking them to Cancer

We know, we know, we know. Preservatives are bad for us. Our snack food is saturated with chemicals. If we keep eating pesticides our organs will turn into cancerous lumps of toxic goo ... or something like that. We'll be honest, we've never really listened to the health food lecture because that …

5 tips to help get your financial house in order

<i>Tax season is over, school is out, and the summer stretches before you. If you're worried that finances won't let you enjoy your summer to the fullest, why not take a few days to get your financial house in order? USA TODAY's Matt Krantz, John Waggoner and Rodney Brooks suggest taking these five</i> …

How to Be Amazingly Good at Asking Questions

There’s a lot out there written on conflict from how to ask what you really want and how to understand what the other side really wants.<p>But what I …

Out Of The Mouth Of Greats: Warren Buffett, Robert Shiller And 18 Other Wealth Wizards

One of the best things about being a journalist for a national media outlet like Forbes is access. Put simply you get to meet and interview amazing people who might not ordinarily care to talk to you if you just met them in the street.<p>For our special Summer Investment Guide we decided to interview …

Who knew whores were good at baking?

<b>#4. “Fornication” Comes from Dick-Shaped Bread Made by Prostitutes</b><p>We imagine that only a small subsection of our readership would associate fornication with baking, but it turns out that that’s exactly where the word comes from: bread. More specifically, bread shaped like dicks.<p>In Roman times, Fornax was the goddess of baking and ovens…Fornax’s name came directly from “<i>fornacis</i>,” the Latin word for furnace, which in turn came from “<i>fornix</i>,” the word for arch (because a stone oven is sort of …

Incredible 3D Latte Art Pops Out of the Cup

There are many latte artists around the world, but one especially skilled barista has expanded his craft to not only produce amazing cappuccino “paintings” but to also have them pop out of the cup like foamy sculptures. Based in Osaka, Japan, 26-year-old barista Kazuki Yamamoto explores the unique …