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If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course <i>90 percent</i> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

13 Vegetarian Recipes With 5 Ingredients Or Less

Dinner doesn't have to be daunting.<p><i>Original article by Poppy Ellard for Spoon University.</i>

The Science Of Baking, In One Graphic

Baking is a science as well an art, and the key to better baking is understanding the chemical forces at play. Thankfully this graphic explains all …

Infographics

Michael Pollan's 'Cooked': A Recipe for Change

By Randy Hayes, Great Transition Initiative<p>In <i>Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation</i>, Michael Pollan describes his personal journey of stepping …

Agriculture

Countertop Hydroponic Gardens Are Making It Easy To Grow Your Own Greens

Last month, we featured a hydroponic garden by IKEA, and now a Japanese company has launched their own version, named Foop.<p>The countertop hydroponic …

Aquaponics

10 Tidy Habits That Will Change Your Life

It's easy to think of all the good habits we wish we had. And, as it turns out, setting good habits can be a powerful way to achieve our goals, as well as keep us focused and organized. Once a good habit becomes etched in our brain, we're able to attain our objectives without even thinking about it.<p>…

Personal Hygiene

The Foop lets you grow a garden in your kitchen

A company from Japan has developed a stylish toaster-sized box in which you can grow plants, vegetables and herbs without the need of a garden -- or even a back yard.<p>If you've got a green thumb but no space to work your garden magic, a Japanese company might just have the thing to help quell your …

Gardening

21 steps to an amazing garden for beginners

Weed your paving<p>Nothing looks worse than weedy paths and paving. Get a wheeled stool or cushioned kneeler to save your back and replant really weed-prone spots with sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima) or Mexican fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus) to crowd out undesirables.<p>Tidy up boundaries<p>If they …

Landscaping

Chips & ketchup tree: Hybrid plant growing potatoes & tomatoes now on sale

A new hybrid plant going on sale in the UK Monday could save you a trip to the chip shop, as it grows both potatoes and tomatoes.<p>They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but imagine the money that could be saved by this DIY solution to the greasy, often late night, cuisine.<p>While we're still hoping for …

The Complete Guide to Making Chocolate Chip Cookies at Home

Butter<p>Your cookie-making process begins with sticks of unsalted butter softened on the counter for 20 to 30 minutes. The goal here is to encourage …

Dessert

6 Insanely Popular Ways to Waste a Life

<i>What we truly need to do is often what we most feel like avoiding.</i>If we don’t go after what we want, we will never get it. If we don’t ask the right …

Time Management

5 Tips To Starting A Small Container Garden

Living in a tiny house is often about sacrifice. It is sometimes a sacrifice of space, a sacrifice of privacy, and even a sacrifice of sanity. It …

Gardening

Everything you need to know to assemble and care for a succulent garden

These common varieties would make a great addition to your home or garden.<p>These common varieties would make a great addition to your home or garden.<p>It’s hard to say at what point the growing of succulents went from being a nerdy backwater of gardening to a viral sensation. It might have been the …

Plants

Everything You Need to Build Your Own Bodyweight Workout

An effective bodyweight training program can whip you into shape and even pack on muscle, but “effective” doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some …

Beyond Oatmeal: Everything You Can Do With Oats

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>For years, I always kept a container of oats around the house, tucked into the back of my pantry for chilly-morning breakfasts and the occasional batch of cookies. But more often than not, I'd wind up tossing the …

Breakfast

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results | Inc.com

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket." Working on your novel goes in the …

Productivity

16 Unique Chili Recipes for Rainy Days

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a steaming bowl of chili on a rainy day to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But even when it’s not cold and dreary outside, a big pot of chili is the ultimate lazygirl option for a busy week. We all wish we could come home to a hearty meal ready …

Cooking

23 tips for a successful garden

The decision to begin a garden feels a bit like what I imagine the decision to skydive or bungee jump feels like: You’re excited! You have a vision! …

Gardening

10 Raised Garden Beds That Fit Any Backyard Space

Just add soil, seeds, and sunshine.<p>Starting a garden is no easy task, and it can be especially challenging if the terrain surrounding your property isn't amenable to the types of plants you'd like to grow. Enter the raised garden bed — a boxy unit that allows you to plant flowers, herbs, and …

Geoff Manaugh's 'A Burglar's Guide to the City' is a unique take on urban planning

Despite its title, Geoff Manaugh's "A Burglar's Guide to the City" won't teach you how to break into houses. It won't help you outsmart wily cat burglars with ingenious home alarm systems, either. Instead, it explores something a lot weirder and more interesting: Manaugh argues that burglary is …

8 Herbs and Veggies You Can Regrow From Kitchen Scraps

<i>by Shelbi Stoneback, associate director of customer experience at Rodale</i><p>Did you know that you only need a jar and some water to get start growing more food from your very own kitchen scraps that you might otherwise toss?<p>When I told a coworker about this story, her response was, "Wait--that's like …

Gardening

Working Hard Gets You Nowhere

If it's one thing I've learned over my adult years, it's that working hard gets you nowhere.<p>You can keep your head down in the muck all day long and in the end, your voice still isn't heard, your best ideas aren't realized, and you are no further along at the end of the day than you were when you …

Innovation

How Burglars Commit Crime and Take Advantage of Cities by Hacking Architecture

'A Burglar's Guide to the City,' written by Geoff Manaugh, takes a look at our everyday urban environments through the eyes of the criminals aiming to hack them.<p>As a kid, I always fantasized about booby-trapping my house with elaborate tripwires and swinging paint cans to outsmart potential thieves …

Built Environment

Top 10 Cheat Sheets to Help You Master Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is still the most popular office suite used by companies and individuals across the world. These Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and …

Software

How to Master Microsoft Office OneNote

Microsoft OneNote has been one of our favorite note-taking apps for years, and it keeps getting better. The app is completely free to install on your …

Software

The Minimalist's Guide to Eating Well on a Budget

If you are on tight food budget but want to eat in a way that supports a healthy body composition, you’re in luck. <b>Having less to work with is</b> …

Master Your Meal Prep with These 8 Easy Tips

It's easier to eat healthfully when you make good choices ahead of time. Use this tips to master the art of meal prepping.

Cooking

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Cooking

How to grow your startup with no budget

As an entrepreneur, you master a wide range of skills: You’re resilient, passionate, a leader, and always focused on your company’s success. The vast majority of entrepreneurs also come from a technical background, and the core team they build around them is often comprised of people with similar …

20 muscle-building monkey bar exercises for a killer bodyweight workout

They don't call it a jungle gym for nothing. Jon Hinds, owner of the Monkey Bar Gym, says monkey bars are one of the most effective and versatile …

Workouts