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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

Too busy to work out? Think again. These apps will get you moving in just a few minutes a day.<p>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 …

Apps

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 …

Management

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 …

Frugal Living

8 Things Really Great Problem Solvers Do | Inc.com

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 a distinct advantage on the path to success. They often become leaders among their peers. The bigger the …

Design

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 | Inc.com

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 element in business is a profit-making proposition. It is no secret that programs directed at employee engagement, …

Leadership

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 …

Dessert

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. …

Retrogaming

Can A Job Change Your Life?

<b>"I'll just go on the interview to get some practice."</b><p>That's what I told myself when a company I randomly sent my cover letter and resume to after a …

Employment

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 …

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

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

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

"Sugar can act like poison in high doses—and the amount in our diets has gone beyond toxic," says Robert Lustig, M.D., a neuroendocrinologist at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. The typical American now swallows the equivalent of 22 sugar cubes every 24 hours. That …

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, …

Barcelona

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<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 those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

Building Blocks Yarn Flower

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 create a yarn …

Crafting

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 …

License Plates

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 …

Peer-to-peer

10 Things You Should Do Every Workday | Inc.com

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 you have strong ties or weak ones. But corresponding with old …

Business Development