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Start Doing These Things for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year

You and I have one thing in common: We want to constantly improve our lives and be the best version of ourselves. But unfortunately, many people have …

Get to Know Everything About Using a Multimeter With This Guide

Multimeters seem simple enough to use. You turn it on, connect the leads, then start poking things. Really though, there’s a quite a bit going on in …

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A famous scorecard taught at Harvard Business School can help you improve your life and relationships

I’ve always known that I’m addicted to achievement. But it’s only in the past few years that I’ve realized that can be a bad thing.<p>Every year, when New Year’s Eve rolled around, I used to set resolutions like “run 13 half-marathons in 2013” (because #medals). That particular year, I hit the goal. I …

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Follow the f/8 Rule to Shoot Excellent Street Photos on the Go

Your camera’s manual exposure settings can be complicated. Rules of thumb are useful for figuring out the right settings to go with. For example, if …

Five ethical clothing brands you can actually afford

We've found a few brands with low markups, so you're paying for quality materials and craftsmanship, rather than for brand status.<p>Whether you buy …

Wrap Presents in a Flash Using This Japanese Department Store Technique

After hunting down the right holiday gifts for everyone (hopefully by using our helpful guides), it's time to lock yourself in a room and start …

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These Are The 25 Best Fall Hikes In The United States

When it comes to outdoor adventures, fall is about as good as it gets. The near-perfect temperatures are a welcome change after the stifling summer …

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Six Simple Skills Anyone Can Learn to Improve Earning Potential

The wide variety of things people do to earn money might seem as radically different from each other as different colors in the rainbow, but the …

Eight Road Trips to Take This Fall

Determined to hit the road this fall? Here's where to go.<p>From September to early November, from Vermont to California, Mother Nature does her best to …

5 5-Minute Routines That Will Make You Wildly Wealthy and Successful

Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time.<p>Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time. The ultra-wealthy may seem larger than life, but if we break down the habits of millionaires and …

Make Your DSLR Smart with Raspberry Pi

<b>DSLR cameras</b> are always considered best for the photography, but still they lack some Smart functions in them, like we cannot customize or automate …

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25 Easy (and Free) Things You Can Do Today to Shake Up Your Life

Changing your life is easier than you think, and these 25 suggestions prove it.<p>When you're stuck in a rut, it often feels like you need a big change--a new job, a globetrotting dream vacation, a wildly different, way healthier, lifestyle.<p>But the problem with big changes is that they're usually …

Photography Tips: Looking at Lenses

Most of us take photos—even if only with our phones—but not everyone really knows a lot about photography, or about the lens that’s inevitably …

Cameras

Take This Gorgeous Fall Foliage Road Trip To See Pennsylvania Like Never Before

There's no better way to kick off the fall season than to hit the open road on an epic fall foliage road trip across Pennsylvania. Add stops to the …

Hiking

18 Underrated National Parks

Time to add these wonders to your bucket list.<p>Everyone is familiar with Yellowstone and Yosemite. And for good reason: they're gorgeous. But we're going to go on record to say these less well-known destinations are just as picturesque — and probably way less crowded, too.

9 Money-Saving Hacks for Amazon Shoppers

For many online consumers, Amazon is a one-stop shop for everything from diapers to television sets. The e-commerce giant is widely known for its …

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Rovelli’s Sublime Physics

“IMAGINE A BOX OF LIGHT,” Albert Einstein told Niels Bohr in 1930, continuing their argument of 20-odd years. If we let a single photon — a particle …

8 Phrases to Learn Before Traveling Abroad

These tips (and a bit of charm) go a lot farther than a pocket dictionary.<p>It's hard to overstate the merits of traveling internationally. Aside from the joys of getting your passport stamped and some killer Instagram shots out of it, the bigger picture is that it helps expand your worldview, …

Book Review: Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs.

I saw it on a table at a museum bookstore. A black paperback book, not too big. The title popped, with silver letters: “Read This If You Want To Take …

Book Reviews

Hiking Packs

Regardless of your level of fitness, there are some essential items you should always carry in your hiking packs when hiking for your safety and …

How to Thru-Hike the Wonderland Trail (An Unconventional, Photo-Heavy Guide) - The Trek

In my last post- My Wonderland Trail Gear List– I unveiled my intentions to thru-hike the Wonderland Trail. I’m happy to report that we (I hiked with …

Tools for Starting Woodworking | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

Why doing DIY projects?<p>Woodworking is one of those activities that stimulates your creativity and gives you self confidence. As any other hobby, you …

The Best D.C. Bars for a Bachelorette Party

In a town like Washington, D.C., why stick to just one bar or nightclub for your big night out before your big day? With tons of fun bars to choose from, more and more bachelorettes are turning their D.C. parties into all-night adventures by bar hopping with their besties for their last single …

Books that will Improve your Knowledge of the World

Inspired by a reader’s question to me, I thought I’d ask Farnam Street follers on Facebook and Twitter for an answer to the question: <b>What books would</b> …

9 outdoor clothing brands worth checking out

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Topo Designs' classic Klettersack backpack retails for $169. Topo Designs When looking for reliable, quality outdoor gear, Patagonia …

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23 Companies That Help You Travel The World For Free (And Might Pay You, Too)

Think you can’t afford to go on vacation? Think again.<p>A Wisconsin-based teacher and author with a passion for Spain, Abbey Algiers looks for inexpensive ways to take trips on her summer holidays. So when she discovered Diverbo, she couldn’t believe it. Diverbo offers free vacations for English …

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