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Give the Gift of Mobility with These Travel Organizers and Tools

For many of us, traveling leads to some of our best, eye-opening experiences. Help someone fulfill their wanderlust or make their frequent trips less …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

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8 Apps to Help You Get More Done in Less Time

We've all heard of the illusory work/life balance that books, blogs and the busiest of professionals tell us is attainable — but actually achieving …

How to Hide Files on Your Computer

Sometimes, you need to keep files on your computer that you just don't want other people to see. Whether it's a gift list or that porn stash, hiding …

Learn the Proper Uses of Kitchen Knives with This Handy Graphic

Most of us have a knife block in our kitchen, but not everyone has the knowledge of a master chef. This graphic explains the proper use of teach type …

Transform Chrome's New Tab Page With These 5 Extensions

Sure, Chrome's New Tab page is useful enough, and forged from the analysis of millions of user experience clicks, but why stick with what Google …

Keep White Clothes Whiter with Bluing Liquid

Liquid Bluing is something you don't find in many laundry rooms anymore, and it's kind of a shame. When used properly, nothing else is quite so good …

The Proper Way to Slice and Portion Different Types of Cheese

If you're going to do something, you might as well do it properly. Whether it's for a party platter, a light snack, or as a luscious wine companion, …

Buy Airplane Tickets When Everyone Is Sleeping to Save Money

The best time to buy airplane tickets is Wednesday morning at 1am, but if that specific slot doesn't work for you, then stay up late and purchase …

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Answer "What Do You Do?" by Explaining How You Solve Problems

When you are meeting someone new, at some point, they'll probably ask, "So what do you do?" If you want to make a good first impression, answer by …

Five Best Solid State Drives For The Money

We’ve collected and counted your votes and now your five picks for Best Solid State Drive For the Money are ready to be narrowed down to a winner. …

Month is a Feature-Packed and Well-Designed Calendar Widget

Android: Widgets can make your Android phone or tablet much more productive. Month is a new calendar widget that does what most apps do, without ever …

Five Habits of Truly Effective Communicators

We all have room to polish our communication skills—some people want to be more assertive, others need help with conflict management, and still …

How to Stream Your Media Anywhere with Dropbox and Google Drive

Google and Dropbox have some ridiculously low-priced 1TB storage options. With so much space for so little money, what could you do with it? Well, …

This Chart Demystifies Which Cooking Oils Are Best for What

You have a lot of options for cooking oils. Some are better at certain temperatures, others are best with certain types of food. The folks over at …

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The Only Eight Kitchen Cleaners You Actually Need

Things get dirty in the kitchen, so you have a long line-up of cleaning tools under the sink. But you don't need them all, says The Kitchn. There are …

Road Trip Planner Is a Cheat Sheet to Plan Your Journey

Road trips are awesome. Planning road trips is not awesome. This new cheat sheet takes the research out of road trips and tells you what you need to …

Take Better Photos of the Moon Within an Hour of Sunset

Some nights, the moon just looks particularly awesome—but when you go to snap a photo, it looks like a white dot on a black background. Wired shares …

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Aren't

Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren’t universally, formally taught. Here are some …

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

Learn the Basics of Your Home Electrical System (and Stay Safe)

Electrical work can be a bit intimidating, especially for someone new to construction or DIY. Understanding more about electricity can help you …

​Visualize Your Inner Critic to Quell Negative Thinking

Everyone criticizes themselves from time to time—it's entirely natural. To stop it from ruling your life, give your inner critic form and you might …

Solve Problems Like an Entrepreneur by Focusing on the Process

Most people solve a problem by identifying a goal and then pursuing a path directly towards that ideal, but when you ask a successful entrepreneur …

Before Starting a New Habit, Take Time to Document the Problem

We all need to change some of our habits. When we spot a problem, it's easy to jump straight to what we think is the solution. If you really want to …

How to Find Your Life Purpose? Escape Your Bubble

Let's say you're feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, can't find your passion, directionless, not clear on what your purpose in life is. …

Set Aside a 15 Minute Block Every Day Devoted to Self-Improvement

We've talked before about how you can divide your time into 15 minute blocks to get a handle on your schedule. Chances are you can spare at least one …

Unclouded Finds Out What's Eating Your Google Drive and Dropbox Space

Android: What's taking up all the space in your Dropbox? Are there multiple copies of the same file in your Google Drive? Get control of your cloud …

Eloquent JavaScript Teaches You JavaScript for Free

These days, there’s no dearth of great resources for learning to code. Here’s another great one, a 21-chapter book posted online and chock full of …

Six 30-Day Challenges to Help You Learn More and Form Lasting Habits

30 day challenges are a great way to force yourself out of your comfort zone to take on new skills. You can learn new things, form lasting habits, …