Michael Shuchart

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YouTube TV has promise, but needs to grow before it's worth $35 (hands-on)

YouTube TV is now available, streaming live TV channels like Fox and ESPN to select cities for a price lower than cable. Now it just needs more channels, cities and devices.<p>Looking to watch live TV without a cable bill? YouTube TV is now avail​able for $35 per month.<p>Unlike the free YouTube you know …

Televisions

The Secret to Happiness? Simplify.

For centuries, people leaned into the popular (and false) belief that possession—material wealth and stature—was synonymous with happiness. But now minimalism is on the rise, and for good reason: it works. With the popular Netflix film <i>Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things</i> and the massive …

Minimalism

The Secret to Keeping Your Goals When You Have Zero Willpower

Don't worry, this is not another New Year's resolutions how-to article. This is a beautiful challenge to be accepted, a desperate call to action, and …

I want a smart home. What’s the simplest way to start?

Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode and Dan Seifert discuss on Too Embarrassed to Ask.<p>If you want to automate your home with “smart home” gadgets, and you’re not a super-geek, watch out. Incautious consumers, like one listener who wrote into <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, may buy devices …

How to get top dollar for your home

In selling residential real estate for more than 10 years, I’ve been in a lot of properties of all shapes and sizes.<p>Regardless of the type of property, every seller has one goal in mind: to get the most money possible from the right buyer.<p>Here are some tips to enhance your chances of getting the …

Real Estate

Stop Wasting Everyone’s Time

Meetings and Emails Kill Hours, but You Can Identify the Worst Offenders<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>At the end of the day, many people wonder where all their time went.<p>New data-mining tools are helping employers answer that …

Time Management

5 of the Hottest Barbecue Trends for 2015

2015 already? Seems like I just sat down to write last year's predictions. So here's a look at my crystal ball for Planet Barbecue 2015. (Many of my predictions for last year came true, like Really Big Steaks and Cocktails Get Smoked.)<p>I write these words on a flight from Los Angeles to Miami. Which …

The Man in the Van

He throws 96. He's the Jays' No. 1 prospect. He signed for millions. And he lives in a VW camper. Meet Daniel Norris, the most interesting pitcher in …