Melissa Reynolds

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4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Time Management

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

24 Movies You Probably Missed This Year, But Should Totally See

Just because these 2014 movies flew under the radar — and each grossed less than $10 million at the U.S. box office this year — that doesn't mean they aren't so very worth your time.<p>Playing Theresa D'Agostino in Seasons 3 and 4 of <i>The Wire</i> was a major break for Brandy Burre, the biggest role of her …

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Scuba Diving

Bolitas de Maduros (Sweet Plantain Balls)

This recipe represents most of all the Hispanics. We’re always using green and sweet plantains for anything. Side dish, an appetizer, or even as a …

Turn a Vintage Painting into a Cabinet

Step-by-step instructions for crafting a piece of art into a useful storage space<p>Step-by-step instructions for crafting a piece of art into a useful …

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"hidden storage" books

We have a lot of books - many of which we haven't read. We collected a lot of pretty hard cover books for the wedding (we used them with our center …

Peel an Orange Like a Genius

How To Peel An Orange Like a Genius<p>While their numbering might not be genius, this tip is still especially useful for those of you that don’t have …

Baked Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are essentially boiled eggs wrapped in sausagemeat (bulk sausage), coated in breadcrumbs and fried to perfection. In the UK, they are …

How to Find Coupon Codes You Never Knew Existed

Almost every place you shop online has a "promotional code" box at checkout—but fewer than a quarter of shoppers use it. We asked the experts for …

Flip or Flop Host Tarek El Moussa Battling Thyroid Cancer

HGTV’s <i>Flip or Flop</i> has loads of fans, but one in particular changed host Tarek El Moussa’s life entirely.<p>Ryan Read, 31, a registered nurse, was …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwich

Main Dishes<p>We absolutely love Chick-fil-A at our house! So you can imagine my excitement when I found this copycat recipe. I kept thinking how …

Airtame wireless screen-mirroring dongle shipping in October for $99

Airtame, the Danish startup that received our Best of CES 2014 award for its awesome wireless video dongle, has confirmed that it will be shipping its first lot to its beta users this month in July. Better yet, the device has since been upgraded from a single-core Freescale chip to a dual-core …

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Homemade Sunscreen Lotion Bars

<i>I may receive commissions from purchases made through links in this article. More information here.</i><p>Make your own non-toxic homemade sunscreen lotion …

Turn a Thrift Store Dresser Into a Bathroom Vanity

One of the more popular posts here at AOC has been How To Turn a Dresser Into a Vanity. I had always wanted to take an old dresser and convert it …

Repurpose Old Furniture Into Pet Beds

The DIY Network has a fun feature with several ideas on how to take a nightstand or side table and repurpose it into a bed for your pet. Of course, …

decorating with maps

Decorating with Maps {Giveaway} | I’m Lovin’ It<p>Shares 6.0K<p>If you are challenged by an empty wall, maps can often make a graphic statement, usually …

How to Organize Your Room

Organizing your room will make you feel more calm and in control of your own life. Going about your day will be much easier if you know exactly where …

30 Insanely Easy Ways To Improve Your Kitchen

So you'll spend less time cleaning, organizing, and searching, and more time nomming.

How to craft your own Instagram photo strips

With Instagram, any boring photo is only a crop, filter, and tilt-shift away from becoming a piece of art.<p>Some might argue that such laziness through filtering discourages true photographic creativity, but there's no denying the Internet's obsession with the photo social network. If anything, it's …

Google Docs

Restyled Folding Chairs DIY

12/06/2012<p>We've had this set of 4 folding chairs (and table, but I didn't recover it.) that we got forever ago, They were all a dark forest green …

World's Best Cities for Bargain Shopping

<b>By Charis Atlas Heelan</b><p>The best souvenir is one that you find for so little that you just have to brag about it when you get home. Travel the world …

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Researchers Finally Ask Henrietta Lacks's Family If They Can Study Her Cells

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's taken 62 years, but researchers finally asked Henrietta Lacks's family for consent to use her …

Android phones are everywhere, and are easier to hack than ever

Security researchers have long maintained that malware is a problem on Android, the Google operating system that's on 80 per cent of the world's smartphones. In extreme cases, hackers with malicious intent can do more than send premium text messages – they can turn a phone into a spying tool too. …

10 Amazing River Trips in North America

There's a place for vacations that include museum tours and visits to the childhood homes of famous people, but sometimes you need to feel your heart pound and catch a lump in your throat. For the latter type of experience, head to the mountains: The rivers are calling.<p>Whitewater rafting can spice …