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Get the Most Out of Your Home Appliances (Without Taking Them Apart)

When was the last time you had to salt your perishables, got dishpan hands, or beat your laundry against a washboard? Chances are, not recently. Your …

How to Decode "Menuspeak" and Navigate Any Restaurant Menu

Eating healthy is particularly tricky at restaurants, since even healthy <i>sounding</i> dishes can harbor ingredients that add hundreds more calories than …

What Darkness Does to the Mind

<b>The Atlantic:</b><p>In the summer of 2008, I moved from Pittsburgh to Chapel Hill to start my new position as a faculty member at the business school at the …

29 Dishes to Bring to Your Next Picnic

Gallery29 Dishes to Bring to Your Next Picnic<p>With summer in full swing, there's no better place to be than outside. Forget the pool. Forget the beach. Gather up your favorite checkered blanket, a bottle of water (or wine, if you're feeling adventurous), and a few picnic favorites and head to the …

How to Augment Your Computer with an iPad

You can do a ton of great things with just an iPad, but some of the best uses are using it as an external controller for your computer. From using …

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Top 10 Relaxing Projects to Soothe Your Overworked Mind

Rough week at the office? No plans for the weekend? Here are 10 projects that'll ease your mind and give yourself a break.<p>10. Turn Off Your Work Brain<p>…

Productivity

Butternut Squash and Pancetta Orecchiette

Hi Guys! Lets talk “his and her meals” for just a second. Does anyone else partake in this ritual with their partner? It’s funny because my boyfriend …

Sunday Supper: Gazpacho with Grilled Paprika Shrimp and Garlic Croutons

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>Nothing beats a good gazpacho on a hot summer's night. After all, it's easy to make, full of flavor, and downright refreshing when done right. Something …

This Infographic Guides You to Healthy, Tasty Baking Substitutions

Whether you're trying to cut down on white flour or sugar, or you're just looking for some creative substitutions for better baking, this guide from …

How Memory Works: 21 Psychological Insights - PsyBlog

Find out how memory twists, pops, distorts, persists and decays, along with the odd tip on how to improve it.<p>“You think you have a memory; but it has …

FLOR Summer Sale

Oh! Just saw that FLOR is having their annual summer sale right now (through the end of June it looks like) where everything is a whopping ...

17 Great Cold Noodles in New York for Hot Summer Days

Gallery17 Great Cold Noodles in New York for Hot Summer Days<p>Come warm weather, we're all up for cold noodles: cool, nutty soba; Korean nang myeun in ice broth; tongue-tingling Chinese noodles laced with chili oil—we'll take 'em all. What will we be eating when the thermometer rises to three digits? …

Why Am I So Tired All the Time Even When I Get Enough Sleep?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I get a good 7–8 hours of sleep every night and exercise at least 3 times a week, but somehow I still feel tired every day. What’s …

How To Spray Paint Metal Furniture

I recently came across this adorable little vintage milking stool at a pop-up shop, and couldn't wait to get it home. I've been looking for a small …

DIY

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DIY Roll-Out Pantry Saves Space in Your Kitchen

Ever feel like you have more food than you do shelves, and no space to add new ones? Instructables user ratmax00 solved this problem by creating a …

Skillet Suppers: Eggs with Asparagus, Pancetta, and Parmesan

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>The inspiration for this recipe came from one of the more popular <b>asparagus recipes</b> on Serious Eats but adds crispy pancetta, a hefty dose of parmesan, and some fresh-tasting parsley. If you want to make this recipe …

Salad Booster

I often carry a small vial of this spiced kale and nori medley in my purse, refilling it every few days. I got the idea years back when I saw the …

Displaying Botanicals: 10 Inspirational Ideas

Last week I shared some resources for free botanical prints, and a commenter reminded me that free botanicals can also come from leaves and flowers …

Inspiration

Peanut Noodle Salad, How to Make Asian Dumplings, Fruit-Packed Energy Bars & Couscous Salad with Cucumber

This past week, we gave you all of our favorite pack-and-go meals for a long day of travel. If a car trip or plane ride is in your near future, take …

Cucumber

How to Highlight Your Accomplishments (Without Sounding Like a Jerk)

When it comes to having a successful career, there's no substitute for hard work. On the other hand, hard work won’t do you any good if your …

16 Carrot Recipes for Summer

Gallery16 Carrot Recipes for Summer<p>Carrots, some of the most versatile vegetables around, are often relegated to the realm of wintry soups and autumn roasts. But let us implore you—carrots are more than just a vehicle for hummus, and in the early summer they're at their sweetest, crunchiest, and …

Tasty Tuesday: {Healthy Summer Smoothies}

As summer heats up, the juice craze is in full effect around here. I fully adding fresh juice to your daily routine (such as a mid-morning snack …

People Are Overly Confident in Their Own Knowledge, Despite Errors

Overprecision — excessive confidence in the accuracy of our beliefs — can have profound consequences, inflating investors’ valuation of their …

Sunday Supper: Flank Steak With Blue Cheese-Honey Nectarines and Basil-Buttered Corn

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>Flank steak is like a sponge, soaking up the flavor of …

Freshen Up Your Home While Vacuuming with Oils and Cotton Balls

Vacuuming is nobody's favorite chore, but when you have to do it, you should at least kill two birds with one stone by taking the opportunity to make …

Students Can Learn by Explaining, Studies Say

<b>Education Week:</b><p>Children are quick to ask “why?” and “how?” when it comes to new things, but research suggests elementary and preschool students learn …

Choosing the Best White Paint: A Cool vs. Warm and Old vs. New Theory

Anyone who has tried to pick out white paint knows there are <i>tons</i> of variants. In my case, I've started a personal crusade against antique white in …

Painting