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How Two Newlyweds Paid Off $52K of Debt in Under Two Years

<i>In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses.</i><p><i>Today, one man recounts the moment he realized that he and his wife were drowning in debt, and how digging themselves out transformed their</i> …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

12 Unexpected Uses For Vodka

Forget about martinis and vodka sodas, these surprising uses for vodka are about to change how you look at liquor<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>It's time to rethink how you use vodka. Sure, the spirit is still perfectly capable of creating potent adult beverages, but these new uses for the liquor may leave you …

7 Ways to Handle High Contrast Scenes

Perhaps the greatest challenge you will face in outdoor photography is the high contrast created by the sun and the bright sky versus a darker …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF), can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

Depth Of Field

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

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How Positive Thinking Builds Skills And Improves Your Work

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface (most of us would prefer to be …

Copywriting Tips for the Novice Blogger

Write.<p>That’s right. Write something. Anything. It might be awful. It could be truly amateurish. It doesn’t matter. Write. Right now.<p>Let me talk you through this, a fictitious, but real enactment. I’ve done it many times before and it usually goes something like this…<p>I ask the obvious question, …

15 Best Browser Extensions for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There are a few actions I perform over and over again as I work through my social media marketing plan. Do you know the feeling? You click on the same few buttons or type in the same URL.<p>And then, one day, someone shows you a browser extension that …

6 Ways An Empathy Map Can Help Craft Winning Headlines

<i>Demian Farnworth is the Chief Copywriter for Copyblogger Media. This article originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>We all have our pet formulas. The go-to sources we love for great headline ideas.<p>For some it’s a swipe file full of head-turning advertising headlines. For others it’s scanning the …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Silicon Valley gets excited about a small news story

Suddenly, after a prolonged drought, fresh money is pouring into US digital news. The strange thing is where it is going.<p>Instead of mass market …

No three-month course can teach you how to code

Organizations such as Codecademy, the Flatiron School, and General Assembly regularly get lauded for churning out legions of seemingly qualified engineers. The latest came in a recent Wall Street Journal article headlined, “Have Liberal Arts Degree, Will Code.” Student X took Course Y and in a mere …

Computer Science

Prepping the cloud for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Estimates vary about the number of connected devices there will be as the internet of things shapes up — a recent Gartner …

RoomScan app creates floor plans just by tapping walls

Turn your iPhone into a magic tape measure with this surprisingly adept tool.<p>Shopping for furniture? Need to figure out how much paint you need for a living-room makeover? Planning to sell your house? These and other activities can benefit greatly from having a floor plan, but who's got time to …

Apps

Hackers give a boost to credit monitoring firms

Increasing activity by data hackers has produced millions of victims and one clear winner: the credit monitoring business.<p>Services with names such as BillGuard and Identity Guard report a surge in sign-ups from people anxious to be protected. Nervous consumers worry that the parade of data breaches …

Identity Theft

Google's Go Programming Language: Taking Cloud Development By Storm

What do popular projects like Docker, Heroku’s Force.com and Cloud Foundry’s (Go)Router all have in common? They’re all written in Go (a.k.a. “golang”), Google’s five-year-old programming language.<p>While languages like Java continue to dominate programming, new models have emerged that are better …

Wordpress.com Now Strips Microsoft Word Text Formatting Automatically

If you run a blog directly through WordPress.com, rather than a self-hosted site using the free software from WordPress.org, you’re going to encounter some handy new features when you next create a new post.<p>Prefer to write in Microsoft Word? Now, when you paste anything across from the insanely …

Write a Book and Get It Published. (Yes, You!) Seven Key Strategies for Getting Started

I’m about to tell you do something and you’ll think I’m crazy. Ready? Here goes: You should write a book.<p>I know, I know. You don’t need one more “to …

10 Ways to Balance Work and Life Perfectly

Are you wondering 'How to manage work and life at the same time’ ? Then here is your chance to balance work and life perfectly.

13 Basic Rules To Grow Your Wealth Effectively

Discover 13 ways to grow wealth effectively, from establishing financial control, to refining your emotional approach and saving habits.

30 Reasons to Embrace 30

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. Instead of dwelling on the potential downsides of turning the Big 3-0, I made a conscious decision to do the opposite.<p>The other morning, I looked into my coffee cup and saw something I would have never taken the time to see in the past.<p>A heart. A little on …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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How to Overcome the Negative Effects of Shift Work

We've known for years that a shifting sleep schedule can lead to many health problems, but more recent studies have shown us why. Disrupted sleep can actually alter your genes. In fact, altered genes are part ofthe mechanism of cancer formation. As such, having an out of sync body clock has been …

7 Feng Shui Tips To Spring Clean Your Home & Your Life

In spring, the earth leaps into action. Spring is the season of blooming and sprouting, and the best way to prepare for its arrival is to clear lots …

Home Decorating

15 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Brain

Your brain is the engine that controls every action you perform, so needless to say, you should keep it supercharged and ready for action throughout …