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25 Easy (and Free) Things You Can Do Today to Shake Up Your Life | Inc.com

When you're stuck in a rut, it often feels like you need a big change--a new job, a globetrotting dream vacation, a wildly different, way healthier, lifestyle.<p>But the problem with big changes is that they're usually terrifying. And expensive. And difficult. So you end up just sitting there in your …

Employment

Serena Williams 'Won't Be Silent' About Police Violence

Even though tennis superstar Serena Williams has said in the past that "I don’t involve myself in politics," she declared on Tuesday that she "won't be silent" on the subject of police violence directed predominately against unarmed African-American men.<p>In an emotional Facebook post that referenced …

15 Handy Things to Get at Home Depot for Under $15

Any homeowner knows that a trip through The Home Depot can be like sending an unsupervised kid into a candy shop: You may walk out with more than you …

30 Ways to Refinish Picture Frames

Instead of buying new, hit the thrift for secondhand frames to display your art. Here are 30 awesome ways to refinish picture frames.I love having …

How to Fix a Broken Air Conditioner

Tips to get your air conditioner up and running without calling a pro.<p>Air conditioners work hard to keep you cool, and you don't realize how much you rely on them until you are stuck in a sweltering room with no relief. If your air conditioner suddenly goes out, there is no need to panic. Follow …

Home Improvement

How to turn a $35 IKEA dresser into a high-end vintage nightstand

With a little elbow grease and a set of proper tools, it's easy to make over an inexpensive piece of furniture into a beautiful, customized one.<p>Melanie Brown, owner of Oak House Design Co., hacked her cheap IKEA tarva dresser ($79) into an antique-looking night stand. By staining the unfinished …

How to enable Windows 10’s hidden Dark Mode

From the desktop or home screen, press Win+R to open a dialog box and type “regedit.” Then press enter.<p>In the regedit app, browse to …

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals — here's how it can boost anyone's productivity at work

<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>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock<p>We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on your …

Make reusable dryer sheets for $3

Many people swear by dryer sheets. Not only do they reduce static in the dryer, they can help soften and scent your clothes even more. They even have several uses outside the laundry room.<p>If they don't make dryer sheets in your favorite Downy scent, you want to cut costs or help save the …

Cleaning

How to Insulate a Garage Door

Garage door insulation can make your life warmer, cooler, and quieter. It lowers energy bills, acts as a barrier between you and street noise, and …

How to Hack Your Own Network and Beef Up Its Security with Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a security-focused operating system you can run off a CD or USB drive, anywhere. With its security toolkit you can crack Wi-Fi …

Pump Up Your Arms in 10 Minutes Flat

Here’s how to hammer your biceps and triceps with a band and kettlebell<p>The curl and the kickback are two of the most popular arm exercises.<p>During this 10-minute workout, you’ll perform both—but not the ways you’re used to doing them.<p>Instead of a pair of dumbbells or a barbell, you’ll grab a band …

Workouts

The Easy Steps That Helped Me Lose More Than 175 Pounds

Jennifer Downard decided once and for all that she wanted to lose weight—and used these simple strategies to do it.<p><b>Before:</b> 373 <b>After:</b> 198<p><b>The Lifestyle</b>My family and I have always been overweight. I don't want to blame my parents, but they pretty much let my brother and me eat whatever we wanted when …

Fitness

Home Improvement Projects To Tell An Insurance Agent About

Posted in Home<p>Five Home Improvement Projects Your Insurance Agent Will Want to Know About<p>Five Home Improvement Projects Your Insurance Agent Will …

Home Improvement

Pizza-Dough Cinnamon Rolls

Imagine this: It's a quiet morning. The coffee is brewing. No one has rifled through the paper yet. And the sweet smell of cinnamon sugar fills your kitchen. Sounds divine, right?<p>Make that scenario a reality with our recipe for pizza-dough cinnamon rolls. By using store-bought dough instead of …