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22 clever DIY home organization hacks to simplify your life

The holidays are over. It’s time to put away the decorations and get your home organized for a new year.<p>Upcycle old drawers and turn them into shelves<p>…

Personal Organizing

18 Traditional Puerto Rican Recipes

The <b>Puerto Rican Day Parade</b> in New York City offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate the bounty of <b>Puerto Rican cuisine</b>. If you've ever had Latin food from the Caribbean, you know just how delectable traditional dishes can be, and you just might find something familiar here to re-create in your …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b><p>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

DIY

Get chic "I Woke Up Like This" bedhead in 7 easy steps

With its casual waves and sexy messiness, tousled bedhead hair looks chic, effortless, and low-maintenance. But not all of us are genetically blessed …

Free Printable of the Day

Visit My Sister’s Suitcase to get a free printable Thanksgiving Mad Libs to occupy the kiddos and grown-ups alike!

Bloglovin

It’s the last day school for us. Yay summer!<p>For me, school being out is equally exciting and daunting. I love the carefree, relaxed schedule and fun …

5 Insider Tips for Not Getting Screwed by Car Salesmen

Statistically, most people would rather get stabbed in the eye with a steak knife than talk to a car salesman. We're just barely joking about that -- …

How To Turn A Clothespin Into A Matchstick Gun

Update your desktop arsenal with this creation<p>DIY enthusiast Grant Thompson, who previously made a 10-penny battery that powered a small light for almost two weeks, is at it again. Inspired by another project tutorial, Thompson created seven variations of a mini-pistol that can fire matches over 20 …

The Only 7 Things You Can Control in Life

In my experience, life can be pretty complicated. Although most of us have plenty to manage in our day-to-day lives—jobs, relationships, family, …

Bryan Fuller revealed a bunch of stuff about Hannibal’s next season

Before we get into what <i>Hannibal</i> showrunner Bryan Fuller said about the show’s upcoming third season at Comic-Con, we should explicitly point out that …

Some new ideas for old things

Did you know that nail polish can be used as an invisible glue? No, me neither?<p>Or that you could use shower caps (the ones found in hotels) as shoe …

Nails

How to Organize Your Home in Style: Free Printables!

The internet is loaded with so many lovely (and free!) printables that you can dress up ho-hum containers and make your life a little less hectic in …

Chemicals

4 Secrets of People Who Always Get the Job Offer

Smart moves you can steal from candidates who nail it every time.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Secret #1: They Don't Rely on Job Boards<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Secret #2: …

Employment

Should You Lead? Here's Why (Or Why Not)

Everybody wants to lead, according to Forbes Contributor Rob Asghar. But not everyone should.<p>I just finished reading Rob’s new book, now available at Amazon<i>,</i> <i>Leadership Is Hell: How to Manage Well and Escape with Your Soul.</i> The book is a literal labor of love, as author proceeds go to the USC …

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Vampire Flashlight

Bring "dead" batteries back to life with a toroid and the Joule Thief circuit.<p>The Joule Thief (Wikipedia) is a well-known “instant gratification” hobby circuit that uses just a handful of components to pull off a pretty impressive parlor trick — using a single 1.5V battery, the Joule Thief can …

Arduino

Create Opportunities by Challenging Judgments & Reactions

<b>“Taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them.” ~Byron Katie</b><p>“Alright, it's time to break into groups,” …

David Foster Wallace

Are You Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

Don't feel bad if the answer's no -- most Americans aren't. But the process isn't as daunting as you might think. A pediatrician mom walks you through it.<p>I've finally done it. I've made a disaster kit and created a communication plan for my family in case of an emergency. Until recently, every time …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Self-Conscious

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Self-Conscious

The Difference Between Success and Failure

Think “success” is the opposite of “failure”? Are you afraid to succeed, because failure is too hard to handle? If so, your fear of failure is likely …

Motivation

36 Genius Ways To Hide The Eyesores In Your Home

Take those ugly household fixtures from ugh to ugh-MAZING.

Here are 89 Life Hacks That Will Make Your New Year So Much Better

As you go into the New Year, remember that things can be better than previous years. Maybe you'll get a raise, date someone new or even adopt an …

Tony Robbins 6 Key Principles For Finding Your True Identity

Among our most important beliefs are those we hold about who we are.<p>People have enormous capabilities beyond what’s thought to be possible. The power …