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Watching funny cat videos at work can boost your productivity according to study

Feeling guilty about watching cat videos at work? Don't be. Science is here to tell you it's OK.<p>A recent study has found that being exposed to something funny while on the job can actually make you more productive. So feel free to boost your work output by watching this cat chase a duck while …

Wales

DIY Room Makeovers You Won't Believe Are Actually Basements

Do you have a basement? Is it being enjoyed? Does it look blah? (Are you perhaps afraid to go down there?) Whether you own or rent, you'll find …

Home Improvement

20 Surprising Tips on How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

If you want to upgrade your kitchen without spending a lot of money, knowing how to paint kitchen cabinets is the perfect DIY solution. New types of …

Top 10 Home Decor Tips of the Week #11

Another week has passed and we have another handful of home decor tips that we’ve picked up and we want to share them with you. As usual, we have …

Top 10

21 Brilliant Hacks for Everyday Home Repairs

From clearing clogged drains to filling nail holes, maintaining your home can seem like a MacGyver-esque challenge—but it doesn't have to be this …

DIY

The Chris Gayle conundrum: is it ever OK to ask out a woman at work?

You could say West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has let the side down.<p>Not the Melbourne Renegades, who he’s done a marvelous job for, whacking 41 from 15 balls at Monday’s Big Bash League game against Hobart Hurricanes. No, I mean the side of men in general.<p>Yesterday, on live TV, the explosive …

Cricket

Fitbit’s new wearable is a fitness watch called Blaze

Aesthetically, the Blaze is harder to categorize. It has an octogonal face, with stainless steel casing and an elastomer band. Its LCD display makes it the first Fitbit with a color touchscreen display. But it’s not a unibody watch design. The device is actually a pop-out tracker that can snap into …

This DIY tattoo trend will make you wince — or want one yourself

By Jessica Contrera<p>, Reporter<p>The needle pokes into your skin, piercing it so the tattoo drips into your flesh. Poke, poke, poke.<p>It hurts, but don’t you dare wince: You’re the one hammering the ink into yourself. A heart on your wrist, a leaf on your ankle, the word “remember” on your ribs. It’s …

Something Deeply Hidden Behind Things: Einstein on Wonderment and the Nature of the Human Mind

How a simple compass oriented one of humanity’s greatest minds toward the truth of things.<p><i>“Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern,”</i> Virginia Woolf wrote in her breathtaking recollection of the insight that made her an artist. <i>“The whole world is a work of art… there is no Shakespeare… no</i> …

Biographies

Top 5 Pins: Motivational Quotes for New Beginnings

2016 is officially here! After ringing in the new year, we kick off the first day of 2016 with a fresh start on life. The time for new beginnings is …

Bucket Lists

11 Pieces of Motivational Wall Art That Aren’t Cheesy

Seriously, 2016 is so close, you can practically see it — oh hey, new year! The transition between calendar years is the perfect time to reflect on the previous year and to pump yourself up to make this one better. To help you make 2016 the <i>best</i> year ever, we’re sharing some of our most motivational …

8 steps for using a paper planner effectively

<b>Paper planners are effective only if you use them properly and regularly. Here are some ways to get into the groove, if you're not yet an …

These are the best planners to organize your life in 2016

We’re approaching a new year and that means a fresh start. There’s nothing quite like the first page of a clean journal or planner (that can’t just …

39 Organizing Ideas That Will Actually Make Your Home Look Spotless

Who else is <i>so</i> ready for a blank slate? It's a new year, which means it's time to say goodbye to any chaotic or messy spaces and take on some killer organizing habits - ones that will leave you with a spotless, gleaming home. Looking for some ideas to get you started? Here are some brilliant …

Thrifting

9 DIY Ways to Make a Chair Look Totally Different

Update the look of any chair in your home to make it look different <i>and</i> make the room the chair lives in look fresh and upgraded, too! Peruse this …

The Keys to Happiness in 2016

As we board life's runaway train for another year of twists and turns and ups and downs, I can't help but wonder, "Will this ride be better than the last?" We make resolutions, but so many factors are beyond our control. The economy, deployments, orders, our health, the future -- with so many …

How to Update Last Year’s Accessories With 1 Simple DIY Supply

Can you believe it has been almost a year since we did #31DaysofDIY and showed you everything you need to know about nail polish marbling?! Time sure flies when you’ve been DIYing. After picking up the best gifts for all of our friends this year, our budgets for revamping our new year style are …

Microsoft Unified Windows in 2015. Now, It Needs People to Use It.

The company has brought things together but more work is needed in 2016 to win over the hearts, minds and wallets of developers and consumers.<p>On July 29, Microsoft released Windows 10, a new operating system designed to merge the familiarity of Windows 7 with some of the advancements packed in the …

Mental Health and Your Happiness

Did you know that almost half of all workers in the US will not take all of their allotted vacation days this year. Does that sound crazy to you or …

The Harmony of Renewal – Personal Growth – Medium

The Harmony of Renewal<p>Our life will constantly alternate between harvesting and reaping, action and inaction, work and rest, company and aloneness, …

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7 clever tricks that make your iPhone or iPad easier to use

Using an iPhone or an iPad isn't rocket science. One of the things that die-hard Apple users love most about them is their combination of powerful computing with simple, easy-to-use functionality. That's even more pronounced with Apple's new iOS 9 operating system.<p>In fact, hundreds of thousands of …

9 free apps that’ll help you reach (and keep) your New Year's resolutions

Ready or not, the new year's here. And if you're like everyone else around you right now, you're coming up with some pretty ambitious resolutions. …

How to Choose the Perfect Color — The Feng Shui Way

The meanings of the hues in this ancient practice are fascinating.<p>Choosing a room color is never an easy decision. Do the hues make you happy? Do they work with the size of the room? Do they flatter you? So, yes, you might balk at Feng Shui as yet another consideration in the paint aisle.<p>But when …

How to be a moderately successful person | Emer O’Toole

Being highly successful sounds stressful, so I’m sharing these closely guarded secrets to allow you to muddle along just fine<p>Right now, across the internet, approximately 12m articles purport to share the secrets of highly successful people: 2016 is a new year, and if you simply restructure your …

Success

Netflix vs. Amazon in 2015: A tale of two video-streaming giants

As we near the end of another year, VentureBeat takes a look back at some of the highlights from two companies at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement: Netflix and Amazon.<p>From awards and big-name content acquisitions to new international markets and strategic partnerships, this is a tale of …

Jeffrey Tambor

The 9 Biggest Hair Trends for Fall

There's a lot of '70s love coming your way.<p>From the looks we've been eyeing since they first came down the runway, to those fit for an Indian summer, these are the trends *all* the cool girls will be wearing come September—so why not get ahead of the pack? (Hint: There's <i>a lot</i> to love about the …