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The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

Productivity

10 Free Tools to Improve Your Life in Less Than a Day (Yes, Really) | Inc.com

After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn <i>more</i> things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.<p>How about I make it a bit easier for you?<p>These 10 free online classes are not only fun, …

MOOCs

Our Design Awards Are Back, Launching June 1

This summer, the Gardenista Considered Design Awards are back—and it’s time to get your submissions in order. The Gardenista contest is open to …

Chalkboard Paint Like You've Never Seen It Before: A Magical Chalk Art Mountain Mural

<i>From Courtney & Brent:</i> When we found out we were having a boy we decided we wanted to design an outdoor themed nursery. However, we didn't want the …

Rustic
Chemicals

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Self-improvement

9 Helpful Apps for Photographers

Hopefully I’m not the only photographer in the world that tends to get quite excited when I discover a new app, or software that could definitely be …

DIY LUSH R&B inspired Moisturizing Hair Balm

<i>Disclaimer: I’m not a professional product developer, cosmetologist, physician or other health care professional. Just a girl sharing her own</i> …

13 Inexpensive Ways to Theft-Proof Your Home

Tips to make your home more burglar resistant without spending a fortune.<p>Even amateur thieves can pick a lock. To hold the dead bolt firmly in place …

Woodworking

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

The 13 Basic Flavor Combos That Make Any Food Taste Amazing

Cooking without a recipe is the endgame when it comes to eliminating dinnertime stress. How great would it be to come home and know exactly which …

Food

6 Helpful Stitches for Home Sewing Projects

There are many amazing DIY projects that require a bit of sewing, but that doesn't mean you have to run right out and purchase a sewing machine! Much …

Sewing

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

Why do people feel so miserable and disengaged at work? Because today's businesses are increasingly and dizzyingly complex -- and traditional pillars …

APIs

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

Apps

Articles about 5 budget friendly home makeovers on Dwell.com - Dwell

A pair of designers in Oslo, armed with tricks for introducing color and daylight, remake their compact late-19th-century...<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>Three companies donated materials to Merida-based Dosa Studio to help create a bright, airy family …

Prefab Homes

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I’ve been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

Nutrition

5 Styling Tips to Steal From This Tiny Guest Room Makeover

A few simple tweaks make all the difference.<p>A guest room can feel like a cozy escape, no matter how much space you have. For this simple makeover, decorating service Decorist transformed a clients underwhelming spare room into a colorful, breezy retreat — all with a few basic changes.<p><b>1. Make room</b> …

Thrift Store Decor: Painted Wooden Bowls

Whether I’m looking for photo props or dresser-top catch-alls, decorative bowls are hard to resist. This is especially true when those delightful containers are painted wooden bowls with custom stenciled patterns!<p>Transform thrifted wooden bowls into your new favorite jewelry holder or house key …

Mom Captures Powerful Photos Of Her Fearless Daughters To Show That ‘Strong Is The New Pretty’

Kate Parker, a photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia, is proud of her two daughters (Ella, 9, and Alice, 6) and takes beautiful photos to capture …

Parenting

Learn how to boost your productivity quickly with GTD and Evernote

Among the many systems available for task and project management, the popular <b>GTD</b> <b>(Getting Things Done)</b> system by David Allen is my personal …

The Top 6 Tech Skills You Need in 2015 | Inc.com

We're not big on setting resolutions only in January at Pluralsight. We believe it's important to strive for excellence year-round, rather than just once a year. That said, there's value in using the year's starter months to reassess your current skill sets and identify areas for improvement, …

UX Design

learn to code, interactively, for free

Loren Robinson<p>Upgrade Small Business Management With Code<p>Lehigh Valley, PA<p>Upgrade Small Business Management With Code<p>Sam Fellig<p>How to Outgrow the …

10 yoga poses to beat stress

<b>(Life by DailyBurn) —</b> If you're struggling with sky-high stress levels, yoga can be a great way to calm your mind while giving your body the attention it deserves.<p>It may seem counterintuitive that twisting yourself into a pretzel can promote relaxation, but it's true! Studies show that yoga has a …

10 Ways to Write Better Emails (and Just Maybe Change the World)

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Want to make a new year’s resolution that you can …

Dalai Lama

How to Make Difficult Conversations Easy: 7 Steps From a Clinical Psychologist

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

Self-help