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Terrible Habits That You Can Either Stop Now or Regret Later

People waste time like they are going to live forever.<p><i>What are the top bad habits to stop immediately or I'll regret big time later in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by William</b> …

Seatbelt

An Animated Introduction to Stoicism, the Ancient Greek Philosophy That Lets You Lead a Happy, Fulfilling Life

Forever known, it seems, as keeping a “stiff upper lip,” Stoicism—like its predecessor, Cynicism—is an ancient school of Greek philosophy that has …

300-Calorie Iced Coffee Protein Smoothie (Tastes Like Melted Coffee Ice Cream!)

What would happen if an iced coffee went on a date with a protein smoothie? And they got married, bought a house, and had a baby? It'd look just like this — an iced coffee protein smoothie. A deliciously creamy, slightly sweet breakfast with a strong coffee flavor. This is one cool way to enjoy …

Recipes

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

13 Roku tricks you should try right now

Is there a more widely beloved tech product than the Roku streamer? Whether yours is a stick or box, it delivers virtually unparalleled video goodness to your TV: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so on.<p>And, yet, it could be better. That onscreen keyboard? Bleh. The default interface theme? Room for …

FAQ

How do local channels work on Sling TV?<p>Your favorite live local channels on Sling TV: FOX and NBC are only available in select markets. Your location …

A Quick Guide to Cutting the Cable Cord

Tired of that dusty cable box? Swap it for a sleek device and streaming app by reading this guide!<p>Switching from traditional cable TV service to an internet-based option has become easier than ever. With three major TV-streaming services and countless compatible devices currently on the market, we …

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Self-help

21 Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success

We help you discover hidden features in your favorite streaming device.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Data limits are the worst—here's how to stay under yours

The data must flow<p>Smartphones put a world of information, games, videos, and music at your fingertips. That is, until you run out of data. It only takes a few minutes of throttled, agonizingly slow speeds to realize how much you rely on that cellular connection—and how important it is to stay …

The Guitarist's Guide to the CAGED System

<b>Chops:</b> Beginner <b><br>Theory:</b> Beginner <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to convert all open-position chords to moveable shapes.<br>• Identify the location of the root …

Expand Your Musicality and Fretboard Knowledge Using Triads and Inversions

When first learning to play guitar, transitioning between chords and playing a few progressions can allow you to play hundreds of songs.While this …

Five Simple Minor Pentatonic Hacks That Open Up the Fretboard

Everyone loves the minor pentatonic scale. It’s easy to play and sounds good in many musical styles and contexts.<p>Unfortunately, it can start to sound …

The Circle of 5ths Explained—Plus Three Ways You Can Put It to Use

The circle of fifths is a chart that shows the relationship among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale. It’s a central aspect of music theory, and …

Five Minor Pentatonic Licks That Don’t Sound Like Minor Pentatonic Licks

If you’ve played guitar long enough, you’re probably pretty savvy at detecting licks created from the minor pentatonic scale, thanks to the tell-tale …

Electric Guitar

Digging Deeper: Open-G Tricks

<b>Chops:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Theory:</b> Intermediate <b><br>Lesson Overview:</b><br>• Learn how to visualize chord-scales in an open tuning.<br>• Develop some basic slide guitar …

Intellectuals for Trump

A rogue group of conservative thinkers tries to build a governing ideology around a President-elect who disdains ideology.<p>The most cogent argument for electing Donald Trump was made not by Trump, or by his campaign, but by a writer who, unlike Trump, betrayed no eagerness to attach his name to his …

10 Easy (and Cheap) Renovations That Will Instantly Boost the Value Of Your House

Any man can make these simple home improvements<p>A man’s home might be his castle, but few of us have the funds to live like kings.<p>“It’s easy to say ‘I’ve got what I’ve got, and that’s that,’” says Stephen Fanuka, host of DIY Network’s <i>Million Dollar Contractor</i>. But just because you can’t splurge on a …

How to Finish Drywall: 18 Steps to Smooth Joints

With the right tools and simple techniques, you can produce smooth, neat drywall joints. (Click here for our ultimate guide!)<p>There are few home improvement tasks greeted with more dread than finishing drywall. If you're like most people, you hope that you've already done your last finishing job. …

How to Restore Your Data After a Hard Drive Crash

So you remember to back up your data before a hard drive crash. Congratulation. But now it'd time to get down to the hard work of restoring your data. Here's how.<p><b>When my computer wouldn't boot for the</b> second time in one week, I knew the end was coming for the 4-year-old PC. It was hard to diagnose …

Operating Systems

Weird Trick to Help You Memorize Pentatonic Patterns

Some of you might recognize Steve Stine, the guitarist in the July 2016 video below, from his many lessons (which include tab and video) on …

How to Completely Delete Yourself From the Internet

Last week, Radiohead — one of the biggest bands on the planet — “disappeared” from the internet.<p>Only, they didn’t really… Their albums were still …

100 top items that will disappear in an emergency - Southern Belle Prepper

<b>Preparedness F.Y.I</b><p><b>The First 100 Items that will disappear in a Disaster or Crisis:</b><p>This is a partial list of many things that disappear fast in an …

30 Easy and Delicious Whole30 Breakfast Recipes

Not familiar with the Whole30? Well, it's pretty much what it sounds like: For 30 days, you'll eat only <i>whole</i> foods—meat, seafood, veggies, fruits, …

Recipes

DIY - Wood Greenhouse - Quiet Corner

If you want to build a construction to store your plants during the cold winters or to grow your own vegetables, we will show you all you need to …

Woodworking

Study suggests why common heartburn drugs increase risk for dementia, heart disease

Previous studies have linked regular, long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to an increased risk of dementia, cardiovascular disease and renal failure, but until now, scientists haven’t known exactly why. Results published Tuesday in the journal Circulation Research signal a plausible …

3 Awesome DIY Recipes for Curly Hair

If you have curly hair, we're willing to bet that you know your way around a good curl DIY recipe, especially if the concept of an effective, awesome, one-and-done curl product is as rare to you as a unicorn. So we asked three of our favorite curly girls to share their top at-home recipes for …