Mike Kowalski

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99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

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The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

Workouts

Best planners to keep your life on track and organized this year from $10

Organization is one of the top New Year’s Resolutions that many of us make. One of the first steps to take is to purchase a personal planner to help you become more organized and focused. Many planners offer concrete steps to help you prioritize and organize your life page by page.<p>Whether you want …

5 Brilliant Ways to Make Over Your Hideously Ugly Countertop

Can't stand your countertops but don't have the funds to tear them out and replace them with the materials of your dreams? You're in luck, because …

Edible Innovations: 3DigitalCooks Experiments and Educates About 3D Printed Food

<i>From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara</i> …

Video: Build a Backyard Propane Forge for Less than $100

What the heck? Why would I want a forge, I’m a woodworker! Ah, but I have had the pleasure of watching a forge in action (very cool, lots of fire and …

Woodworking

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy to be around. You just like them.<p>But scientists generally aren't satisfied with answers like that, and they've spent years trying to pinpoint the exact factors that draw one person to …

University of Exeter

I worked as a dominatrix to pay off my student loans

What else do you do with an archaeology degree?<p>The first thing that tripped me up was figuring out what to wear to the job interview. I couldn't exactly ask my mother, and it's not really the kind of thing you can Google. I actually called the hiring manager at the S&M dungeon back up and asked …

10 Kitchen Cabinet Storage Ideas & Upgrades to Try

Discover 10 clever, simple and inexpensive kitchen cabinet add-ons and storage solutions you can use to transform standard kitchen cabinets.<p>Upgrade …

Exceptionally Beautiful Fans That You Need In Your Home Instead Of Air Conditioners

Every element in an interior contributes to the overall look and feel of the home. Overlooking even a single aspect could cause dissonance for the …

9 Awesome Podcasts for Makers, Crafters, Artists, and Designers

Podcasts. You know 'em. You listen to 'em. You're moved by them. You laugh and are entertained by them. But are you inspired by them? Do they light a …

Grills

Useful repair and maintenance projects and tips for your grill.<p>5 great products to help you cook better and faster—and take it on the road!

15 Classic Handy Tool Tips and Tricks

After decades of collecting tool tips, our brains are so full that there isn't room for much else. For this article, we sifted through those …

Star Wars X-Wing And TIE Fighter Games Come To Steam

Well it’s essentially Star Wars time, with May the 4th in sight and the new movie set for launch later this year – and it probably won’t <i>not</i> be Star Wars time ever again if Disney has its way. To celebrate, Steam is hosting a big Star Wars Day sale, with discounts on classic games, and debuting the …

Shelf-size stereo delivers massive sound from a tiny footprint

Now that we’re in the era of the portable Bluetooth speaker, it’s hard to justify spending money on a stereo that just sits on a shelf at home.<p>That perception is exactly what this tiny stereo system from German audio giant Thonet and Vander aims to fight, though. The Rätsel brings old-school stereo …

Audiophile

A Facebook trick to prevent embarrassment

How long have you been using Facebook? A year? Five years? Ten years? Even if it's been only a few months, you might have some embarrassing information lurking in your history that you don't even remember posting. Do you want your new squeeze, a co-worker, a family member or a potential employer …

Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

Tech startup Quirky and GE, who officially announced their partnership in April of 2013, launched seven new products that seek to reinvent home security, outlets, switches, and sensors. With the fleet, the companies believe they have the potential to make smart home technology accessible. "Through …

Home Automation