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How to Salvage Water Damaged Books

The Syracuse University Library’s Department of Preservation and Conservation (SULPreservation) offers a simple, silent tutorial showing how to …

Syracuse University

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

Recipes

How to Get Rid of Back Acne Once and for All

According to every dermatologist we know.<p>It's not like the pimples you get on your face. Yes, it’s similar in that the pores clog and bacteria is often to blame, and also you get incredibly confused and angry and emotional about it (especially if you’re on steroids). BUT, it's different in that it …

Skin Care

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Frozen Vegetables — Cooking Mistakes

Frozen vegetables are a smart cook's secret weapon. They eliminate two of the biggest roadblocks in the kitchen: washing and prepping produce (<i>hello</i>, …

Healthy Eating

7 Powerful Things You Can Do with Just an Ice Cube

One of my biggest pet peeves is reading about brilliant household hacks that require items I don't have just lying around my pantry. (Why is it that …

Cleaning

How to Lose 30 Pounds in 9 Weeks With No Diet Pills

If you want to lose a significant amount of weight, you need a specialized plan of attack. Weight loss requires creating a calorie deficit, or …

Fitness

10 Handy Things You Should Always Buy at The Dollar Store

Like Melissa McCarthy, I love me a good 99-cent store, and there are some things I don't like buying anywhere else. It's a great source for basic …

What You Need to Ask Yourself to Be a Successful Writer

The one non-bullshit question that will make you a great writerHere is the question you need to ask yourself:<b>How can I win the game I am trying to</b> …

Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

If it’s left untreated, anxiety can lead to depression, early death and suicide, yet the medication that is prescribed to treat anxiety doesn’t often …

Scientific Research

10 of the Best Music Podcasts

With car dashboards eliminating CD inputs and relying more on smart displays and smartphones, podcasts — both music-related and others — are …

Music

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will do<p>I know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.<p>After all, that's what leaders …

Self-improvement

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

This Kurt Vonnegut Quote Completely Changed The Way I Approach The Idea Of "Happiness"

You can't touch it, but you can certainly feel it. You can't buy it, but you can create it. You can't see it, but you can easily perceive it. I'm …

What Your Daily Routine Should Look Like, According to Science

From what you eat in the morning to how often you wash the sheets you sleep in.<p>Wondering if it’s better to workout in the morning or at night? …

Wellness

Your Happiness Is Built With The Little Things

Image: iStock<p>Zeno of Citium was a Hellenistic thinker from Citium, Cyprus and founder of the Stoic school of philosophy. He believed it's the little …

The 10 keys to happiness that are scientifically proven

January doesn't have to be blue.<p>To create a happy January, we linked up with nonprofit, Action for Happiness, who do incredible work spreading the …

Happiness

How to Ditch Apple Completely

Apple keeps giving us reasons to say goodbye. iOS 11 is buggy as hell, with the most recent error making iPhones almost unusable, and the latest …

3 Simple Ways to Unlock Your Creativity and Achieve Remarkable Results

The quickest path to mediocrity is predictability. If you want extraordinary results, become comfortable with discomfort.<p>"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."<p>We laugh when we hear this, and we love to share this wisdom with our friends. When it comes to ourselves, however, we may not find it …

Creativity

Apple Has Revealed The Secret Techniques Behind Taking The Perfect iPhone Photo

For most people (not us, we're brilliant), when it comes to taking photos on their iPhone, it's mostly a case of taking a hundred shots of the same …

Mobile Photography

How to Teach Siri Proper Pronunciation

Siri is smart, but when she pronounces street names or even our children’s names wrong we begin to doubt her intelligence. Sure, her blunders can …

A Solo Traveler’s Guide on How to Meet People While Traveling

Traveling alone has its perks: You get to do what you want, when you want, discover new and honest things about the world and yourself, and enjoy an …

5 Reasons Why Non-Digital Time Management Is More Productive

As technological innovation marches forward in so many aspects of life, there is a movement gaining momentum to return to the past in search of something important that progress may have left behind.<p>No, you can’t beat the convenience of streaming and digitized music, but the listening experience …

Time Management

Plex's new Kodi plugin lets you enjoy the best of both worlds

If you've dabbled with building your own media center, it's likely that you will have encountered Plex or Kodi. Both started life as offshoots of the famed XBMC software, but over time their propositions have diverged, with Plex embracing subscriptions and Kodi remaining open-source. In the past, …

These Secret Netflix Codes Will Unlock Thousands Of Hidden Genres

No matter where you go in the world (as long as it’s not China), you can stream <i>BoJack Horseman</i>. Netflix is now available in most countries, 190 to be exact, including Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. But what happens when you’re sick of</i> …

Entertainment

These Are The Best TV Shows You Can Download On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: March 16th</b><p>Netflix announced that after months of teasing, users can finally download their favorite shows and movies for off-line viewing. This is important news to anyone who has time to kill on the subway or airplane, or really anyone who doesn’t feel like, y’know, talking to other …

Here’s Another Trick To Free Up Storage Space On iPhone

Here's another trick to free up even more of your valuable storage space on iPhone or iPad. It involves using iTunes and doesn't require any …

These are the things you should really know before visiting Japan

Don’t be caught out by surprise. Here are some top tips that will come in handy for anyone visiting for the first time. 1: Take plenty of cash Japan …

9 Lessons the Great Depression Taught Us About Money

Here are nine tips from the era that are still just as relevant today and can save your household a lot of money<p>Lasting from 1929 until 1939, the …

Personal Finance

How Your Car's AC Works, and How to Recharge It When It's Dead

Finally, someone explains how air conditioning works in a way you'll completely understand.<p>Air conditioning is a modern automotive miracle when it's working. And when it's <i>not</i> working, you'll feel like a punk for having paid for a luxury item you can no longer use. Luckily, recharging your car's A/C …

Luxury Lifestyle

How to free up space on your iPhone without deleting photos or apps

Tips<p>Running out of space on your iPhone can be extremely frustrating. Whether you're looking to install a cool app recommended by friends or want to …