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How To: Solar Heater

Converting electricity into heat is one of the most expensive uses of energy. If you’re not convinced, look at the power usage of electric appliances …

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a short amount of time, from as little as seven minutes. These apps can help you fit in a workout …

What Great Managers Do

“The best boss I ever had.” That’s a phrase most of us have said or heard at some point, but what does it mean? What sets the great boss apart from the average boss? The literature is rife with provocative writing about the qualities of managers and leaders and whether the two differ, but little …

Confident People Have These 10 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

How do you measure confidence? The way you walk? The way you talk? How many friends you have? Maybe.<p>How about the things in your home? While there is …

8 Things Really Great Problem Solvers Do

We are all faced with challenges. Some people navigate difficulty better than others. Here's how they do it.<p>Life is full of problems and challenges. Most people become proficient at working through small issues or at least skirting them. But those who are exceptionally good at solving problems have …

Do Better Work by Taking Time Off

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale. Want to read more of his writing? Go to MoreJason.com.</i><p>I can remember it clear as day. The first year of IWearYourShirt was coming to a (fun and profitable) end and people were emailing in to congratulate me on …

Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

The squid is pink, glassy-eyed and unnerving. And it is perched on the head of a 55-year-old lecturer.<p>“It’s actually a kraken,” says Heather Rosa. “A …

21 Unmistakable Traits of a Heart-Centered Leader

Take care of your people and your people will take care of your business -- and bottom line profits will follow.<p>There is a great cost when you neglect the human connection point in business.<p>Over the past 20 years there has been a significant amount of data showing that investment in the human …

Make These No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars TONIGHT

Back to school season is HERE. If you have little ones at home, it’s time to start thinking about packing lunches again. Need some inspiration? Look no further than our No-Bake Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars! They’re a cinch to make and will be a hit with kids AND parents. (They would even be delish …

The Zelda Soundtrack You Probably Haven't Heard About

<i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i> has an iconic soundtrack, but the game also has a second official soundtrack that was only released in Japan. …

Can A Job Change Your Life?

I walked into the headquarters for my interview fifteen minutes early and almost fell over. The offices were beautiful. I remember thinking, "Thank …

Product Hunt: The App That's Grabbing the Startup World's Attention

With a new app, $1 million in funding, and high-profile users like Mark Cuban, Dennis Crowley, and Anil Dash, Product Hunt may be the best place to keep your finger on the pulse of the tech world.<p>If you're a techie and you build stuff, you likely know Y Combinator's Hacker News, a crowdsourced …

Old Coders: When Programming Is a Second Career

Liz Beigle-Bryant took her first programming class, BASIC, in 1973. At the time, computers were part of the math departments instead of the …

‘Road Not Taken’: Ranger’s life is hard, but you’ll connect on journey | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

<b>THE PLAYER</b><p>Your kingdom is at first an empty, lonely house in “Road Not Taken.” (Spry Fox)<p>“You’re not too old for those?” she asked. The question came from a date who arched her head and squinted at an assortment of Batman-branded pillowcases in my bedroom.<p>Those six words hovered on the forefront of …

The Flaw With the Law of Attraction

A basic principle of the Law of Attraction is that we will bring into our lives what we focus on, visualize, think about and affirm with our words. The Law of Attraction is both powerful and empowering because it helps us to remember we are co-creating our lives rather than just allowing life to …

Spirituality

DIY Wind Turbine - Renewable Energy

Maybe you reside on a boat, vacation in a remote cabin, or live off-grid like me. Or perhaps you’re just interested in lowering your energy bill. …

​Negotiate From a Position of Strength by Asking the Right Questions

Whether it's a boss, a salesperson, or a customer service agent, we're often in a position when we need something from someone else. Asking questions …

Customer Service

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

Feel the burn, skip the crunches.<p>The mat is a great place to sculpt sexy abs. What's not so great? Only doing crunches—which utilize just a portion of your core muscles—to tone up. So we put together five intense and efficient core-strengthening moves that target <i>all</i> the regions of your abs. Here's …

Workouts

Sugar is Killing Us. Here's Everything You Need to Know.

Sugar-related illnesses are skyrocketing (diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, among them). Yet Americans are shoveling in more sweet stuff than ever. We know it's bad. We just can't stop. Science shows it's not simply a matter of self-control: Sugar, it turns out, might be as addictive as hard …

University of California

A Gaudí Guide to Barcelona

Although already an icon in architectural circles, “birthday boy” Antoni Gaudí may soon be receiving a new accolade: sainthood. Due to his renowned, …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves.<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of …

Recipes

Building Blocks Yarn Flower

Shares 0<p>Use your Lego, Mega Bloks or any brand of building blocks to make a beautiful and simple yarn flower. You can use the same technique to …

6 Steps To Turn Strangers Into Connections

Networking doesn’t have to be a chore. With the right approach, that person sharing the elevator with you could become a future business partner, a career-changing connection, or a lifelong friend.<p>Two years ago, presentation coach Deborah Grayson Riegel attended a crowded networking event in New …

Ask The Experts: How Do I Stop Feeling Stuck And Uninspired In My Job?

What happens when you’re young, accomplished, and making a decent salary but feel like you aren’t making a difference? You turn to our experts, that’s what. Leadership Coach Lolly Daskal and Psychologist Art Markman offer their advice on how to get out of a rut and answer one of life’s biggest …

Self-improvement

10 Things to Do Every Workday

This list will help you get stuff done in and out of the office.<p>Ever feel as if, in the quest to get <i>everything</i> done, you're not quite doing enough?<p>For example, you've heard on various occasions (including once or twice from us) how important it is to keep in touch with former colleagues, whether …