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26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them) | Inc.com

Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so caught up in day-to-day issues, like homework and soccer practice, that you forget …

Self-help

How And Why We Should Be Eating More Vegetables For Breakfast

Let's catch up with the rest of the world.<p>We’re here with a friendly reminder: the average person is supposed to eat two and a half to three cups of vegetables a day, according to My Plate.<p>For some people, that’s an easy feat. For others, hitting that goal can be little trickier. Here’s the easiest …

How to use Google Home to stream video to your TV and music to your speakers

Google Home’s built-in speaker is merely passable, and the smart-home device doesn’t have a display at all. But you can use voice commands to stream …

Google Home

How to create playlists in Kodi

Kodi is a great way to organize and enjoy all your favorite media in one convenient place. Better yet, it's available on so many different devices, …

How to Stream Video to a TV from a Computer, Tablet or Phone

Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video may be the easiest ways to stream content, but they may not have exactly what you want to watch. If you’ve spent the …

Some lucky folk claim to never get a cold or take days off work. Can we become more like them?<p>Every now and then one pops up at work, down the pub, in the park, outside the school gate, or in your own family’s mythology. The person who claims never to get sick. Colds brush past them without leaving …

Immune System

What it Takes to Travel the World Full Time, According to Two Nomadic Photographers

These tricks of the trade can help make your dream possible.<p>Living a completely mobile lifestyle opens up the opportunity to travel the world and see …

How to Get Google Play on a Kindle Fire and Install Any Android App You Want

Kindle Fire tablets are some of the best, cheapest Android tablets around, but they’re limited to Amazon’s app store, which is more than lacking …

Why “Ugly” and Scrap Produce Actually Makes the Best Juice

Once the fresh-faced darling of the beverage industry, cold-pressed juice has arguably lost a bit of novelty. Gone are the days of the elusive It green juice, available only at boutique juice bars (and sipped as part of an alkalizing cleanse); today’s juice drinker has seemingly limitless options, …

United Airlines Doesn’t Think You’re Smart Enough To Understand How Bad Their Changes Are

I've had a couple of days to digest United Airlines' most recent changes to their award booking engine and how it affects members. If this was their …

This Redesigned Map Of U.S. Train Routes Might Make You Actually Want To Take Amtrak

You might not have known it from the old map, but you can actually get to a lot of places by train (if you’re willing to take a while).<p>If it’s hard to picture the U.S. with a high-speed rail network like China’s–with trains going 186 miles an hour, and rail trips more than 70% faster than they are …

The diets from certain countries could help you live longer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Going on vacation could help you uncover the secret to a long and healthy life -- if you pick the right destination.<p>It's no secret that certain populations around the world live longer and produce a greater number of centenarians than others.<p>More importantly, these marvels of nature remain …

Homemade Ramen Recipes That'll Hug You From The Inside Out

These are not your instant soups.<p>If the mention of ramen brings to mind the packets of Maruchan ready-to-make soup that you can get for less than a dollar, then the introduction to a proper bowl of this soup is going to rock your mind. Ramen is one of the best gifts Asia has ever given the world ― …

10 Scariest Movies on Netflix

Happy haunting.<p>Fall means one thing: If you aren’t watching scary movies on a regular basis, you aren’t living your best life. While there are definitely some frightening gems hitting theaters this season (like <i>Blair Witch</i> and <i>Rings</i>), you actually don’t have to leave your couch in order to seek the …

How to Clean Your Seat Belts the Natural Way

If you have pets or small children, there's a high probability that at some point your seat belts are going to get gnawed on — or potentially worse. Hey, accidents and spills happen, which makes knowing how to clean your seat belts a good thing. Instead of reaching for cleaners filled with harsh …

7 Effective Ways to Tame Your Negative Thoughts

What you tell yourself every day will either lift you up or tear you down.<p>It's one of the most destructive forces you'll ever have to face, and it's inside your own head.<p>It's that negative, judgmental voice telling you <i>you're not smart enough</i> or <i>you don't work hard enough</i> or <i>you don't deserve to</i> …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

The Scientific History of Why Humans Love Drinking Booze

<i>By today's Puritanical standards, alcohol is considered a vice. A widely acceptable vice, yes, but still something we're all better off avoiding in excess. Every year, its consumption is responsible for the deaths of around 88,000 people in the U.S. alone. The CDC estimates this works out to 2.5</i> …

We Talked to a Therapist So You Don't Have To

If I had to guess, the money that <i>should</i> go to my therapist every month is instead handed to the Manhattan Realty Group, Con Edison of New York, and …

Mental Health

The best way to back up all your photos and videos on Android

Whether you're looking to free up some storage on your device, or it's time to upgrade to something new, Google Photos is the best way to back up all …

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Maps

How to free up storage space on Android

There are a couple of super simple, straightforward ways to instantly give you more room for music, apps, photos, and more.<p>Check your storage …

Use This DIY Speaker Kit To Teach Your Kids About Sound

It won't keep them busy all summer, but it'll help.<p>Now that school's out for the summer, you need something to keep the kids busy and thinking so that their brains don't go to mush between now and next fall. You need something educational, yet fun, so you can trick them into learning. How about …

Kids

How to Build a Table for Your Jobsite Table Saw

Jobsite table saws pack a lot of power in a portable package, but their small size limits their use.<p>Jobsite table saws are marvelous machines and invaluable for their portability and accurate cutting power. But their size is a drawback when it comes to cutting full 4 x 8 sheets of plywood. Instead …

Woodworking

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

This Woman's Genius Folding Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

You'll fit two weeks' worth of outfits in one carry-on.<p>We're seldom able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which is annoying because that means we have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from our destinations, in addition to the price of the plane ticket. Part of that reason is because …

Clothing

All You Need to Know on 3 Programs That Speed You Through Airport Security Lines

It's going to be brutal this summer.<p>Road warriors swear by traveler programs that essentially give you “express lane” access through airport …

11 ways to get the most out of Google Keep on Android

I really need to upgrade my brain's internal storage.<p>I'm only partially kidding: Just like a hard drive, I'm pretty sure my mind reached maximum …

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …