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How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that <i>everyone</i> deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited …

Procrastination

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

81 ways to become a better cook

10 High-protein, 5-Ingredient Recipes<p>The Best Whiskey Drinking Accessories<p>3 Over-the-top Kentucky Derby Drinks to Enjoy in Louisville This …

Flank Steak on Texas Toast with Chimichurri Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a substantial sandwich,tender flank steak that I marinaded in chimichurri and pan seared. I grilled the brioche that's cut extra thick, made a chimichurri mayonnaise, and added slices of fresh tomato. The steak would be equally delicious grilled. - sdebrango —sdebrango<p><b>Food52</b> …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley14 hours …

Hydroponic Terrarium "Hydro" Boxes

Balancing ecological engineering advancements with a clever sense of design aesthetic,<p>Balancing ecological engineering advancements with a clever sense of design aesthetic, Japan-based [10¹²] Terra has introduced a miniature habitat terrarium styled to showcase a plant as if it were within a …

Two Wheels Good: 5 Best Starter Motorcycles

The open road beckons.<p>If you’ve never experienced the freedom of motorcycling, whether it’s open-road touring, off-road adventure or street carving, …

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Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part III]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. This is the third article in the series. You may want to look at the previous ones here: 7 standing …

How To Make a Knife From an Old Saw Blade | The Art of Manliness

Making a knife is a satisfying project on a number of levels. You’re creating a fundamental tool — one of the first tools ever made — and every time …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

How to Create Realistic Looking HDR Photographs

By Sean Ogle. HDR photography has gotten a bit of a bad reputation, simply because so many people don’t know how or when to use it. It kind of …

Photography

5 Best 35mm Prime Lenses

It’s easy to think that a bag full of lenses is a good thing — hell, there’s one for nearly every possible use. But what exactly is the perfect lens? …

Top 10 Marketing Books of All Time

Essential books for entrepreneurs who really want to understand how and why their customers buy.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the best motivational books of all time and the best sales books of all time. Today, I've selected 10 books about marketing that I believe should be in every business …

Marketing

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

Hiking

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How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

16 Foods You Can Regrow from Kitchen Scraps

(Image credit: Faith Durand)<p>We already know you can regrow celery and scallions from their scraps. But leeks, lemongrass, and ginger, too? Yes indeed!<p>…

How To Fold A Shirt In Under 2 Seconds

Dave Hax gives specific instructions on how to fold a shirt in 2 seconds or less (one of our favorite tricks) which will work on “all short-sleeved …

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How To Invest In Real Estate Without Being A Landlord

<i>NPR's Uri Berliner is taking $5,000 of his own savings and</i> putting it to work<i>. Though he's no financial whiz or guru, he's exploring different types of investments — alternatives that may fare better than staying in a savings account that's not keeping up with inflation.</i><p>Reckless bets on real estate …

‘Teen Mom’ Farrah Abraham To Howard Stern: I Pleasure Myself While Watching My Own Sex Tape

I have almost zero idea who Farrah Abraham is because there’s a corner of the television world that intersects with the Internet that I rarely peek into. All I know about Farrah Abraham I learned from Uproxx (that should be the new website tagline; get on that, marketing!). She was in a show called</i> …

Essential Tech for Father’s Day

There’s still time to shop! From night-vision cameras to hard-rocking amps and laser-cutters to candles, here are nine ideas to appeal to all of you dad’s senses.

A Teen Girl Took Nude Pics & Masturbated With A Crucifix At Her Former Catholic School Because Of Bullying

Before she was a student at Lincoln East High School, 19-year-old Valerie Dodds attended St. Pius X High School, where she was mocked by her fellow classmates because she started a nude photo business. In Dodds’s words, according to KETV, “That’s when all of the Pius kids were saying mean things …

30 Rules That Guys Wish Girls Knew

• If you ask a question you don’t want an answer to, expect an answer you don’t want to hear.<br>• Learn to work the toilet seat; if it’s up, put it …

Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity

When a Christian foundation interviewed college nonbelievers about how and why they left religion, surprising themes emerged.<p>"Church became all about ceremony, handholding, and kumbaya," Phil said with a look of disgust. "I missed my old youth pastor. He actually knew the Bible."<p>I have known a lot …