Michel Bilodeau

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20 Projects to Always Do In Fall

Prevent future headaches by doing these projects in the fall, before it gets too cold.<p>Before your tractor hibernates for the winter, take a few …

Home Improvement

This breathing technique will get you to sleep in just one minute

A simple breathing technique that takes seconds to complete could help you fall asleep in just one minute.<p>The 4-7-8 trick works by switching off the …

Sleep

Army’s sleeping technique that will get you to sleep in two minutes

A sleep technique used by the military could help you nod off in under two minutes.<p>It is said to have a 96% success rate after six weeks of practice …

Sleep

Google Says The Best Managers Have These 10 Qualities

It’s called Project Oxygen.<p>Beginning in 2008, Google researchers wanted to understand what makes a manager great at Google.<p>Here’s what they found.<p><b>Project Oxygen</b><p>Google sought to identify the common threads among Google’s highest performing managers. Based on internal research, Google then applied …

San Francisco

8 Remarkable Travel Destinations Where Your Dollar Goes Far

It’s a touchy subject, discussing how affordable a country is relative to one’s own. Usually, the implications are that the “less expensive” …

Travel

7 Foods That May be the Reason You’re Waking Up In The Middle Of The Night

Waking up often during the night is frustrating, but it also can be difficult to pinpoint the source of your poor-quality sleep. However, you may …

New Tabletop Tokens Make Building 'Dungeons Dragons' Encounter Maps a Breeze

A new set of tabletop tokens makes planning your next <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> session a breeze.<p>One of the more tedious parts about planning a <i>Dungeons &</i> …

How to Whiten Grimy Grout

If your tile grout is dirty and stained but still sound, consider whitening the grimy grout with this easy, inexpensive four-step process.<p>When …

33 games we’ll still be playing in 9 years

It’s hard to believe our family has been reviewing board games for 9 years!<p>We’ve reviewed over 400 games and written over 350 other game and …

Doing These 24 Uncomfortable Things Will Pay Off Forever

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Challenge yourself to lead a better life.<p>Making a change for the better isn't always easy, but …

Immune System

Asking These 9 Questions Will Instantly Reveal What Employees Think of Their Boss

Do you take an active interest in your employees as people, and make everyone feel included?<p>Nobody likes to lose good employees. So leaders everywhere have been trying to crack the code on the best methods of motivating and retaining their employees.<p>Let me share a little secret with you about human …

13 Things Highly Successful People Do Not Waste Their Mental Energy On

Highly successful people (regardless of the variety of ways one could define being “successful”) all seem to understand a few core principles. Chief among them is that it is not your time, but your energy, that is limited each day and therefore, needs to be carefully managed.<p>This is why you hear …

Self-improvement

15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home

"Formaldehyde? I don't know her." —Your home.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• Here's How To Slice An Aloe Vera Leaf<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 9 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

Plants

Man who retired at 35: Saving money won’t make you rich—here’s what will

Saving money is a little bit of an obsession of personal finance and early retirement bloggers. We fill the digital airwaves with wickedly creative …

7 Summer Anime to Put on Your Watchlist

Nothing says summer vibes like staying inside and binging your favorite anime. This summer’s anime season is coming in hot, with the return of fan …

This island nation is making the fastest-ever shift to renewables

The island nation of Palau plans to stop buying diesel and go 100% solar by the end of 2019–and offer a blueprint for other island nations to do the same.<p>Like most islands, Palau, a Pacific island nation that bills itself as a pristine paradise, currently relies on diesel fuel to supply almost all …

This Fallout 4 graphics mod might be irradiated Boston's most beautiful yet

In its vanilla state, Fallout 4's irradiated Boston Commonwealth looks lovely. With Mystirious Dawn's Visceral ENB graphics mod installed, it's one …

38 Weird Products On Amazon That Are So Cheap They’re Essentially Free

There's not a single person on this planet who doesn't love a good bargain — but at the same time, you have to be able to draw a line between what's …

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change the Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.<p>Sometimes we get lost.<p>Other times we get distracted.<p>But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lie at the core of …

Happiness

100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

How to sleep better and live longer - just by re-setting your body clock!

Unravelling the secret of how germs cause disease was the groundbreaking health development of the past century, leading to major advances in …

30 Of The Handiest Gadgets On Amazon For Under $20

In this day and age, finding a practical product that claims to make life easier isn't hard. You know what is? Finding one that actually does it. …

These 35 Legendary Products On Amazon Prime Have Thousands Of Reviews

When it comes to Amazon Prime, I'm kind of obsessed. Ever since I signed up about a year ago, I've used that free two-day shipping perk more times I …

22 fast-paced thrillers you’ll want to bring to the beach this summer

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're anything like me, summer weekends are marked by a lot of lounging — on the warm sand, cool grass, or a park bench under a shady …

San Francisco

How much the average person in 40 different countries takes home after taxes

The salary you negotiate isn't the amount you end up receiving in your paychecks. The primary reason: taxes.<p>It is well known that every country has a different corporate tax rate, but each one also has different tax rates for individuals. CapRelo published a study on tax rates and take home …

Taxes

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

The World's Best Destinations for Beginner Scuba Divers

There’s something about that first real dive trip that just can’t be topped — the underwater world takes its hold on you and never lets go. For those …

26 "As Seen On TV" Products That Actually Work

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Cleaning

5 great comfort TV shows for 2017

Hey, so, this year was rough.<p>It's sort of no wonder, then, that it seemed people were turning to lighter fare when it came to fictional escapism. …