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20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …

Flying

This is Probably Why You're Still Single

Life advisor Suzannah Galland on love vs. lust and how you know when you've found the one.<p>As a nation of discontented love addicts, we can spend hours in compulsive fantasy (either imaginary or online) fixated on a dream lover. We fill our head with thoughts of warm embraces, candlelight dinners, …

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Is This the Most Perfect Method for Staying Organized?

Ryder Carroll, the designer of the popular Bullet Journal, explains how he spent 20 years developing the perfect to-do list.<p>When Brooklyn-based designer Ryder Carroll was a kid struggling to control his attention deficit disorder, he was taught that the best way to remember something was simple: …

Productivity

3 reasons to believe the singularity is near

When Ray Kurzweil published his book <i>The Singularity Is Near</i> in 2006, many scoffed at his predictions. A year before Apple launched its iPhone, …

7 Questions That Cure Terminal Procrastination

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on June 2, 2016.</i><p>We tend to think of procrastination as the cause of many bad things. You don’t get your work done on time, you miss deadlines, you let your great ideas languish too long, and you …

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7 Ways to Get PR Before You Can Afford to Hire a PR Manager

If you’re good at networking, you can be good at PR for your startup. Public Relations is all about building relationships by sharing mutually beneficial information.<p>1. Build real relationships.<p>Unfortunately, where a lot of rookie entrepreneurs -- and some veteran entrepreneurs -- go wrong is, they …

What is Aquaponics Gardening? - Quiet Corner

With our ever increasing need to find solutions to environmental concerns, aquaponic gardens serve as a sustainable model of food production. Let’s …

5 Surprising Steps to a More Effective To-Do List

<b>Ah, the to-do list.</b><p>Lately, I've had dozens of calls from high-achievers (a Head of School, a university athletic coach, a tech industry Chief Marketing Officer) asking me for specific instructions for keeping a more effective to-do list. Ineffective task lists trigger overwhelm, and these folks …

18 Ways to Meet People When Traveling Solo

Tips that every solo traveler should know before starting a trip.<p>Solo travel may sound like a solitary experience, but the logistics of navigating …

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16 Asian Shopping Sites You've Never Heard of that Are About to Be Your New Go-Tos

Famous Chefs Share The Gadgets That Will Help You Up Your Kitchen Game

Mother’s Day is coming up and that always makes me think of what the perfect gift might be. My first Mother’s Day, my husband got me a rolling grocery cart thing. It was lovely. Modern black fabric with a great capacity.<p>It made perfect sense, but I was devastated and cried Earth shattering, body …

6 Smart Gardening Tips, So You Can Stop Killing Your Basil Plants

Three restaurant gardeners share their secrets and tips.<p>Farm-to-table fever means more restaurants with farmers on their payroll. These three green thumbs share their gardening secrets.<p><b>1. Make Every Inch Count</b><p>If space is at a premium—and isn’t it always?—don’t waste it growing the biggest produce …

Into the Mind of a Psychopath

Robert Hare steps out of the sunlight and into a West Vancouver pub. “Let me see your eyes,” says the 82-year old, piercing me with a cautious gaze …

Trend Alert: 10 DIY Faucets Made from Plumbing Parts

Cyberpunk meets the sink: DIY faucets fashioned from plumbing parts have been cropping up all over. We’ve been taking note—and considering asking our …

21 IKEA Desk Hacks for the Most Productive Workspace *Ever*

With the weather getting warmer (and calling your name), the last thing you want to think about is being in your office, let alone staying productive. But making your workspace uber productive isn’t just about purging your pen drawer — after all, a beautiful workspace is a productive workspace. At …

9 DIY Cinder Block Gardens That Will Make You Want to Grab Your Gardening Tools

With the weather warming up, it’s time to embrace your green thumb. Break out your gloves, shovels and seeds, and get ready to garden your heart out! Whether you’re looking to boost your health with an edible garden or show off your love for Mother Nature with a rose garden, cinder block gardening …

Why Sheds Are Actually the Perfect Homes

I was forced out of my already expensive studio apartment by rising rents. My solution? Living in a shed.<p>Living in London, it's not easy to love where you live. Chances are the word "home" reminds you of $580 admin fees, roommates who consistently leave beige gunk on your pans, and a lifestyle …

14 top Interior trends you have to try in 2016

Like to keep your home up to date with the latest trends? From industrial style pendants to mid-century furniture, 2016 has so far proved to be quite …

Top Tips from 17 Amazing Makers

For our 50th issue of <i>Make:</i> (April/May 2016), we decided to talk to a number of people who have contributed to the magazine, shown at Maker Faire, written for the website, and who have basically been a huge part of the success of Maker Media, to share some of what they’ve been up to recently. We …

35 Wonderful Ideas How To Organize A Pretty Small Garden Space

Gardens are a great way to spend extra time. They can bring both life and curb appeal to your home. If you are a green thumb you may feel at a loss …

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10 Favorites: White Bathrooms from the Remodelista Designer Directory

Here are 10 favorite bathrooms from members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory—some modern, some in cottage style, all demonstrating the …

16 IKEA Hacks to Up Your Organization Game This Spring

The season of organization is in full force, folks! We’re gathering our spring cleaning essentials and getting ready to tackle projects big and small to make our lives clutter free. And since everyone around here is a *little* obsessed with a good ol’ IKEA hack, there’s no better way to keep things …

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

These things added up over long periods of time can have a tremendous impact on who you are.<p>The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." …

Productivity

The Best Butcher Shop Finds Aren’t in the Meat Case

There's gold in that freezer case. Gold!<p>The meat case gets all the butcher-shop glory, but the smart shopper knows to look past the marbled rib eyes and beckoning lamb racks and check out the freezer section. Here, you’ll find affordable, meaty delights that range from stock to schmaltz. We asked …

48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

Upgrade Your Grilling Game with These 8 Amazing Homemade BBQ Sauces

With grilling season in full force, I thought it was time to expand a bit from my well-used staple tomato/vinegar/brown-sugar BBQ sauce. <br>With a list …