Scott MacDonald

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How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged …

Procrastination

Dungeon Master Folio

Start<br>You are new? No problem, just register and go.<p>Homebrew your own monsters and let the Folio handle all the calculations.<p>The desktop tool allows …

Dungeons & Dragons: Five Basic Adventures Everyone Should Enjoy At Least Once

First published in 1974, <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i> was the first role-playing game to find life beyond the small circle of people that created it. It began …

How to Make a Smoked Blackberry Bourbon Cobbler

Prepare grill for indirect cooking over medium-high heat. (If using charcoal, push hot coals to one side; if gas, leave half the burners off.)<p>In a …

Here’s What To Do If A Border Guard Wants To Search Your Phone

They have more legal access to your phone than you think.<p>Planning on travelling across the Canadian border this long weekend? You should know that a …

Civil Liberties

Visualizing the Hidden ‘Logic’ of Cities

Some cities’ roads follow regimented grids. Others twist and turn. See it all on one chart.<p>In Chicago or Beijing, any given street is likely to take you north, south, east, or west. But good luck following the compass in Rome or Boston, where streets grew up organically and seemingly twist and and …

16 Best Low-Maintenance Dog Breeds For People Who Work Full Time

You're a dog lover, and you <i>dream</i> of the day that you can bring home your own pup and kick off a life of canine/owner bliss. Join the club. I've been …

How To Create Your First Dungeons & Dragons Character

It's a good time to get into Dungeons & Dragons, the role-playing game featured in <i>Stranger Things</i> and the podcast The Adventure Zone. The game has …

Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don't Tell You

There's no other way to put it: Maria de los Angeles Tun Burgos is a supermom.<p>She's raising five children, does housework and chores — we're talking about fresh tortillas every day made from stone-ground corn — and she helps with the family's business in their small village about 2 1/2 hours west …

Parenting

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

This 400 Square Foot 'Tiny House' is My Dream Home

Here at Apartment Therapy, we write about tiny houses a whole lot. Sometimes, I find myself wondering if we've reached peak tiny house. Are these …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

University of Pennsylvania

9x13 Chicken Recipes So Delicious You’ll Make Them Again and Again

Crowd-pleasing chicken recipes you can rely on—every time.<p>The best thing about a chicken casserole—other than its gloriously creamy and cheesy …

Cooking

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Photo Sharing

Simple Quantum Computing in 150 Lines of Python

What does it take to build a quantum computer? Lots of exotic supercooled hardware. However, creating a simulator isn’t nearly as hard and can give …

Hearing aids are getting smarter. Think AI, health tracking

Using AI to turn these into real-time health monitoring devices is an enormous opportunity for the hearing aid to transform itself.<p>Starkey Chief Technology Officer Achin Bhowmik

Hearing Aids

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Cognition

Videos: 15 Greatest PlayStation One Games of All Time (Best PS1 Games!)

This is a new video from GamingBolt that lists the 15 greatest PlayStation One games of all time. Considered on of the greatest gaming consoles of …

9 traits of successful programmers that kids can develop now

I don’t have kids. But there are lots of kids in my life. I’ve also worked closely with thousands of entry-level developers over the course of my 20 years in tech. Throughout my career I’ve been approached by parents looking for advice on how to encourage their kids to become software engineers. It …

Forget Green Beer — Make Dublin Coddle for St. Patrick's Day

Listen, I understand your desire to drink green beer on Saint Patrick's Day — it's novel and fun, and more importantly it's an excellent excuse to …

15 Irish Songs You Need For This St. Patrick's Day

From Dropkick Murphys to U2, here's the essential Irish songs that you need for St. Patrick's Day this weekend. Update your Spotify and Apple Music …

4 Questions You Should Always Ask That Will Tell You Who Your Best Employees Are

Top performers usually check off all these boxes.<p><i>As a CEO, how do you know that your employee is an A, B, or C player? 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 Greg Skloot, founder of</b> …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

One-Dish Chicken Recipes

We combine America's favorite dinner bird with our favorite way to cook: everything together in one pan for less fuss, easy cleanup, and downright …

20 Healthy Chicken Casserole Recipes to Keep in Heavy Rotation

When it comes to planning weeknight dinners, meal-prepping and one-pan meals can be your best friends. For a filling dinner option packed with healthy carbs and protein, you really can't go wrong with chicken casseroles. From flavorful Mexican-inspired dishes to various combinations of chicken, …

5 Thrifty & Tasty Meals for Budget-Saving Meal Plans

Let's talk about budget meal planning today. Admittedly, wallet-conscious dinner ideas and strategies aren't the most exciting subject, but grocery …

What should you make in your Dutch oven? Here are 5 of our favorites.

Do you have a big ol’ Dutch oven hidden somewhere in your kitchen cabinet? Or perhaps it’s being used as a base on which to layer all the other registry gifts you received but, um, don’t really use and are kind of just sitting in a corner collecting dust?<p>Get that pot out, and show it some love this …

Cooking

8 Slow Cooker Recipes To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

We love a solid one-and-done meal. That’s why our slow cooker gets a ton of use. It’s a lot less tempting to order take-out when you can so easily …

Our 25 Easiest Baked Chicken Recipes

Whether your day is crazy busy or you just don't feel like putting a big meal together, you can't go wrong with one of these easy baked chicken …

New Exoskeleton Does the Heavy Lifting for Factory Workers

Technology<p>The EksoVest could protect assembly line workers from injury and strain.<p>Assembly line workers often have to perform the same repetitive tasks all day long, making them susceptible to injury. But a new exoskeleton could offer some protection against fatigue and injuries.<p>Dubbed EksoVest, …

Exoskeletons