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Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

10 best Android tools and utility apps

Smartphones are, at their core, tools. Because of this, many developers have created tons of tools for them that work really well. The genre is actually quite diverse. There are tons of Android tools and utility apps out there. You can do a whole bunch of stuff with Android. It’s actually a rather …

Apps

The Secret Behind The Most Innovative Tweeters

Well beyond hashtags and RTs, the people who have mastered Twitter have mastered these things.<p>Twitter can feel like a crowded subway station at rush hour–everyone pushing past each other to get where they need to go. But in the Twittersphere, where exactly is the destination?<p>“People really have …

10 Things to Do Before You Go to Bed

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day.<br>And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

This secret ingredient can help you score smoother skin, brighter teeth, and healthier-looking nails.<p>Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water, so it’s no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.<p>One of the …

Skin Care

The Smart Way to Start a Successful Company While Keeping Your Job

Moonlighting isn't your only option.<p>Most aspiring entrepreneurs face a dilemma. They want to start a new business but they don't want to give up their jobs--and the security of their paychecks--until they absolutely have to. On the other hand, launching a successful company is consuming enough …

How To Get Serious About Reaching Your Goals This Year

Did you make a New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of January? Did you resolve to go to the gym, lose weight, make more money, save more money, or be less stressed? So how are you doing?<p>Don’t worry if your resolutions have already fallen by the wayside. You’re not alone. A FranklinCovey survey …

This Man Walks 21 Miles To Work And Back Every Day, And Now Others Want To Lend A Helping Hand

It takes James Robertson eight hours to make the 46-mile commute to and from work. He walks 21 of those miles every day.<p>Robertson, 56, is an injection molder at Schain Mold & Engineering, a plastic-parts manufacturer located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He lives in Detroit, and for the last …

Commuting

6 Insanely Good Sweets for Your Super Bowl Party

Part cookie, part brownie -- who doesn't love blondies? The best part is that they're almost ridiculously easy to make: they have less ingredients than cookies (plus you don't have to roll the dough into balls) and they're easier than brownies because there's no chocolate to melt.<p><b>1. Chocolate</b> …

Recipes

6 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Liquor Brands

Behind every great liquor brand is a great story.<p>We've all witnessed the heroic wit of the Most Interesting Man in the World. But have you ever wondered about the real-life tales associated with some of the world's biggest alcohol makers? Behind every great liquor brand is a great story.<p><b>1. Jack</b> …

Wine & Spirits

With new apps, Google Now may be your future home screen

In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to search your phone for the app that you need. Instead, your smartphone might surface the right app at just …

15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

Skin Care

Artist Hilariously Reimagines Disney Princesses with Realistic Hair

There are several aspects of Disney films that don't quite match up to reality, from talking animals to unbelievably tiny waistlines to magic spells. Noticing that Disney princesses' hair often behaves in ways that are just as fantastical as the characters' lives, BuzzFeed illustrator Loryn Brantz …

Convert Info Into A Picture

Because most information--a name or series of numbers--is abstract, converting it into a related image helps your brain latch onto it. If you park your car in row B13 of a parking garage, for example, you may imagine a birthday cake with 13 candles. When you return later, your mind will draw up the …

2014's Most Innovative Beauty Products

2014 may seem like a distant memory now, but the beauty products that made an impression last year are still fresh on the mind. Innovation is of the utmost importance these days; consumers are more savvy than ever, making us harder to impress. With so many products on the market, discerning the …

Top 8 recommended Business Books for Entrepreneurs

Ray Bradbury once said, there are even bad crimes than just burning books and one among them is not READING them!No wonder, one of the most common …

The Man Who Knows Whether Any Startup Will Live or Die

Starting a business is a dangerous thing.<p>A larger competitor might undercut your prices. Someone might sue you for patent infringement. Someone else …

Four CEOs Share Ways To Put Entrepreneurial Spark Into Your Business

Here’s an idea. Take four chief executives of successful companies and ask them for their secret of how to capture, harness and harvest entrepreneurial flair inside a business. Here’s what resulted.<p><b>Start A Business By Meeting A Strong Personal Need</b><p>Leah Busque, a software engineer at IBM, discovered …

4 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As I look back on my entrepreneurial life, I find it interesting to think about the information that has influenced my entrepreneurial framework. I’ve found that much of my knowledge about entrepreneurship has been formed by books that I …

Entrepreneurship

10 Useful Apps Every Startup Should Download to Get Things Going

As apps become more prevalent and powerful, entrepreneurs and small business owners are relying on these savvy tools to help their businesses grow …

Apps

Paleo? Vegan? 36 Super Bowl Snacks to Satisfy *All* Your Guests

Entertaining can be tricky when special diets come into play, but it doesn’t have to be that way. These 36 Super Bowl-worthy recipes work for all kinds of allergies and preferences, from gluten-free to paleo to vegan to vegetarian — and everything in between. The best part, though? Even those folks …

Cooking

Streamlining Your Makeup Bag in 2015: How to Do Less—And Look Better

Clutter clouds the mind, particularly if it's the first thing you see when you wake up and open your medicine cabinet in the morning. You stand in front of the sink and think: How did I accumulate so many bottles? Does it really take this much every day just to—as <b>Tina Fey</b> joked at the Golden Globes …

Golden Globes

Valentine’s Day HEART Craft Ideas

Are you still trying to find a fun and original idea for your Valentine’s Day craft projects? There really are a lot of options out there, and today …

The 15 Grossest Things You Might Be Eating

You'll be seriously disturbed by the secret ingredients lurking in your pantry.<p><i>This article was written by Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>Unfortunately, gross food has become the norm in most supermarkets, with packaged food ingredient lists reading more like chemistry …

Weird

38 Anthropologie Hacks

Ever walk around Anthropologie and think "I could make this stuff myself for so much cheaper"? Here's how you can!

Crafting

Create Colorful Wall Art with Foam

The other day I was at the craft store getting something for some projects. I don't even remember what (sometimes it seems like I spend more time …

Holiday Chalkboard Sugar Cookies

Chalkboard like mason jars are still in style. I knew you could use the mason jars for making food gifts such as pies or holding the supplies to make …

How to Make a Coffee Cup Spy Camera That Snaps a Shot When You Take a Swig

Here’s an interesting weekend photography project of moderate technical difficulty: the video above is a tutorial on how you can make a DIY coffee …

Harbin Snow and Ice Fest in Pictures

Sculpture