Ted Verhoff

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How to Use Snapchat

Don’t leave Snapchat to the millennials! Learn to love the world’s most confusing social network with this guide<p>Snapchat makes me feel old.<p>How old? Well, when a 20-something tried to explain to me how to add a friend in the app, he began talking loudly and slowly. “YOU…PRESS…HERE…OK?”<p>I’m 31 and a …

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How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

12 apps you need to plan the perfect wedding

Planning a wedding can be one of the most stressful, fun, exhilarating, and hair-pulling experiences you'll ever go through.<p>The months leading up to your big day involve juggling all kinds of responsibilities, and the actual event has its own special set of logistics to work through.<p>Luckily, there …

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15 Things To Give Up If You Want To Be Happy

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

30 Things You Need To Let Go To Find Happiness

What do you need to be happy? All too often, we list the things we want: a bigger house, a cooler car, a trip around the world, money for …

8 Helpful Ways To Deal With Critical People

Four Columbia House insiders explain the shady math behind “8 CDs for a penny”

<i>In entertainment, an awful lot of stuff happens behind closed doors, from canceling TV shows to organizing music festival lineups. While the public</i> …

The Reason You're Not Happy (And How To Fix It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>If only [blank], I would be truly happy.<p>We’ve all uttered that phrase at one point during our lives, right?<p>Whether we were kids hoping for that one Christmas present we really wanted or adults in search of that next promotion, we’re constantly in …

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

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The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

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‘The Breakfast Club’ Turns 30: Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Dish on the John Hughes Classic

“They were five total strangers with nothing in common, meeting for the first time. A brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse.” That tagline …

The Breakfast Club

The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous

Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.<p>J.G. is a lawyer in his early 30s. He’s a fast talker and has the lean, sinewy build of a distance runner. His …

Rubber Band Power: 7 Stretchy DIY Toys

The humble rubber band opens up a whole range of possibilities for fun DIY projects. These rubber band toys make great gifts, particularly for geeky kids or partners who appreciate the homemade touch.<p><b>Rubber Band Car Launcher</b><p>You can use the explosive energy stored in a stretched rubber band to …

The revolution that could change the way your child is taught

The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing. A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a colourful silk scarf, stands before a class of eight- and nine-year-old boys and girls, almost …

40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey

On a chilly March morning, Steve Howard, aged 65, is at work in his office on the northern edge of Pasadena, California. Two computer screens are squeezed on to his corner desk along with family photos, a tissue box and tins of Altoids Curiously Strong Peppermints. The office is in a quiet business …

29 Boredom Busters Your Kids Will Actually Love

Because you refuse to hear the b-word.

5 Simple Ways to Live Rent-Free

We all need a roof over our heads and a place to sleep at night. Living with mom and dad is an obvious way to live rent-free, but you might prefer …

54 Ways to Save Money

General Savings Tips<p><b>Build an emergency fund.</b> It can make all the difference. Low-income families with at least $500 in an emergency fund are better …

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

Time Management

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Organize and file your taxes with your smartphone

Few of us like to do our taxes. Entering numbers over and over, lengthy questionnaires and looming fearing of a large tax payment all make the yearly process feel tedious and exhausting.<p>Luckily, in recent years our smartphones have become great tools to manage your taxes from start to finish. With …

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How To Get Motivated And Crush Your New Year's Resolutions

I don’t know about you, but bouncing back to reality after the holidays isn’t easy. In fact, looking for inspiration on how to get motivated is almost a exercise in motivation itself. After eating all those yummy desserts and Christmas cookies, it takes some serious motivation to get back on track …

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds?<p>Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on …

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything

Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. Yes, it happens--even to the most motivated among us.<p>You may have a great plan for your …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Photograph: Keith Vanderlinde<p>Auroras over the 10-metre telescope and Bicep (background imaging of cosmic extragalactic polarisation) at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The 10-metre South Pole Telescope and Bicep both collect data on cosmic microwave background radiation and black …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …