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How 1 LinkedIn Message Led Me to Quit My Job and Immediately Start a Business

Leaving a stable job to launch a business is like jumping off a cliff, but sometimes all it takes is a little nudge at the right time.<p>We all have friends and family who fantasize about leaving their 9-to-5 jobs in pursuit of a business dream. In fact, according to the Global Entrepreneurship …

Employment

Here Are The 2017 National Book Award Winners

Congratulations to Masha Gessen, Jesmyn Ward, Frank Bidart and Robyn Benway!<p>Journalist Masha Gessen and novelist Jesmyn Ward were among the big winners Wednesday night as authors, publishers and literary benefactors gathered in New York City to celebrate the 68th National Book Awards …

The ultimate compendium of erotic artworks is finally here

Sex is the oldest of human behaviours – and for as long as we’ve had the tools to do so, we’ve documented our experiences of having it, or at least of wanting to have it. A new book archives this, with over 2,500 years of erotic artworks included in <i>The Art of the Erotic by Phaidon Editors.</i> From a …

Actually, You Don't Have to Sand Wood Furniture Before Painting It

And you've got some options<p>Painting wood furniture has to be one of the best ways to transform it on a dime (hello, flea market finds!), but sanding it first can be a real pain. Maybe it's a big, awkward platform bed or table and your arm is already tired just thinking about firing up the handheld …

WATCH: It Turns Out You Really Shouldn't Rake The Leaves in Your Yard

If you’ve been looking for a way out of one dreaded autumn chore, you’re in luck: the National Wildlife Federation is urging people <i>not</i> to rake the …

The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson’s biography portrays a man obsessed with knowledge and almost impossible to know.<p>In Renaissance Florence, a number of designated boxes placed throughout the city allowed citizens to make anonymous denunciations of various moral crimes—in 1461, for example, the artist-monk Filippo …

Art

5 Easy Ways to Spark Creativity When You Feel Stuck

Steal a few child-like hobbies.<p><i>How can people become more creative in their everyday lives? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Carrie DiRisio, YA writer and creator of</b> …

Creativity

Quick Tips for Photographing the Full Moon or Supermoon

The great thing about photographing the moon is that you have many chances each month to photograph it in its various phases.<p>That means that if you …

Landscape Photography

Watch Aaron Draplin design a logo in 15 minutes

It's fun to watch an A-list designer like Aaron Draplin (creator of Field Notes notebooks) how he goes about designing a new logo. Here, he was …

10 Things You Must Do Around the House This Fall

Get your home in shape before the real cold weather comes.<p>Autumn is a great time for football, hot apple cider and preparing your home for the cold weather so you save money and aggravation. While the weather is still relatively warm and the ground is not yet covered with snow, take advantage of …

25 Of The Best Things Under $25 To Buy At The Grommet

Treat yourself to a bunch of innovative gadgets (made by small businesses and makers)!<p><i>The reviews used in this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Forget the adapter: How to install a USB outlet in 9 steps

If your connected home is anything like ours, it’s littered with USB chargers, backup batteries, and other powered items. If only your electrical …

Arduino

How to stop sites from 'borrowing' your CPU to mine cryptocurrency

Over the weekend, torrent portal The Pirate Bay was caught running a cryptocurrency miner on its website, queitly hijacking visitors’ computing resources to stack Monero coins, TorrentFreak reported.<p>The Pirate Bay has since confessed its sins on its official blog, claiming the JavaScript mining …

20 Things That Make Life So Much Easier for People Over 50

These are game-changers!<p>No matter your age, health or set of abilities, learning a handy trick or tip is always helpful, which is why we've rounded up 20 hacks and clever ideas that are especially useful as you get older.

23 Of The Coolest Gadgets To Buy At The Grommet Right Now

These are some damn clever things.

New Neuroscience Wearable Claims To Alleviate Stress In Just 30 Seconds (video)

If you find you suffer from stress during your working day, studying or while just out and about, you may be interested in a new neuroscience …

7 Harsh Truths About Life That No One Wants to Accept

There are things we don't want to happen, but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn.<p>We all face some degree of struggle and suffering in life and in business. Some are unavoidable; some are errors we can learn and grow from; some come from the neglect or bad actions of …

Self-help

17 Charts For People Who Love Plants But Can't Keep Anything Alive

You'll be a pro in no time.

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Bill Gates

3 Ways to Dig Out of Your Pile of Debt

It's the sad truth: Many of us are facing a mountain of credit card debt.<p>In fact, the average U.S. household carries $16,061 in credit card debt, according to ananalysisconducted by NerdWallet.com.<p>Meanwhile, more than half of Americans surveyed by theFederal Reservesaid they carried a credit card …

Best Book Writing Software: The 6 Documents You Always Need Open as a Writer

If you’ve been around The Write Practice long, you’ll have noticed we’ve recently talked a lot about which book writing software you should use. …

Green Charge: The Energy Storage Startup Transforming A $100 Billion Market

The energy storage industry has grown to become a $100 billion market, projected to reach $250 billion by 2040.<p>This massive valuation is due, in part, to more than 50% of consumer energy bills being attributed to peak hour charges. Noticing the need to make energy usage more affordable and …

Energy Storage