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12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

3 Simple Changes This Chef Made to Drop 30 Pounds and Sculpt a Six Pack

Joshua Ingraham feels better than he ever has<p>Most guys who have struggled with their weight have experienced that “ah-ha!” moment—that split second in time when something clicks. Your health is deteriorating and you know you need to do something about it.<p>Josh Ingraham, our recent Ultimate <i>Men's</i> …

Fitness

6 morning routines that are hard to adopt but will pay off for life

The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that's what a 2009 University of Leipzig study found. The researchers concluded that "morning people …

No Equipment Needed: 9 Bodyweight Training Articles and Workout Programs

So you can run far and lift heavy, but can you do basic bodyweight movements like pull ups, handstands, and pistols? Here are 9 articles and workout …

Book Reviews

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

Apps
Life Insurance

8 money mistakes the middle class keeps making

This demographic includes families with incomes two-thirds to double the U.S. median household income - or those earning between $42,000 and $125,000 (with cost-of-living adjustments for expensive metropolitan areas).<p>America's middle class includes teachers, firefighters, and plumbers, but also …

Retirement

5 Top Funds for Your 401(k)

While there's no one-size-fits-all solution, these five funds -- with very low fees -- are a great place to start.<p>If the personal experience of many …

Investing

Quiz: Do You Know How Social Security Retirement Benefits Work?

1. You are eligible to receive full Social Security retirement benefits at what age?<p>Correct Wrong<p>You can collect Social Security benefits as early at …

HBR’s Best on Saying No to More Work

January is almost over. Like many professionals, I used this month to reflect on what I wanted to accomplish in 2017. I tried to keep my list of goals short and focused, but I went into the year with a lot on my plate. How am I going to make room to take on these new things? That’s where an …

Management

How to Use a Bullet Journal for Business

Last week was National Clean Off Your Desk day, which I feel like is a strange time of year to have it.<p>July makes more sense.<p>Not less than a week …

Productivity

17 Proven Productivity Techniques You Can Start Using Today

The search for better and smarter ways to be awesome at what we do never ends. Your quest to make significant progress everyday can be achieved with …

Designing The World’s Most Secure Chat App

The most surprising experience about using Signal is how perfectly normal it feels–and that’s very much by design.<p>A friend had been bugging me for weeks. Give up Gchat and iMessages. Install Signal on my phone and desktop instead. And why shouldn’t I? Signal is the world’s most secure messaging …

Apps

Kid-Friendly Meditation Videos Help Little Ones Settle Down Before Bed

My kids are balls of pure energy who are offended by the very thought of bedtime. But meditation videos like this one actually keep their interest …

Kids

Antennas Direct ClearStream Eclipse review: The Corvette of indoor antennas - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Antennas Direct ClearStream Eclipse is one of the most complete indoor kits you can get with plenty of convenience features, like adhesive and a replaceable cable, included in the box. It was able to pull in more channels than any other of the models on test.<p><b>The Bad</b> In our test …

Inner Cities

This Beautiful Girl Singing “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen May Be the Most Breathtaking Song You’ll Ever Hear

Trust us: Stop, put aside whatever it is you're doing, and watch this gorgeous performance.<p>This is Kaylee Rodgers, a 10-year-old girl with autism …

This Cheap $20 Toolkit Can Open 99 Percent of Your Gadgets

Were the electronics makers of the world to have their way, every time one of your gadgets broke, you’d simply buy a new one. But most gadgets can be …

Gear & Gadgets

These 62 Websites Will Make You Incredibly Smarter

<i>“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” — </i><b>Albert Einstein</b><p>Learning should not end after formal education. Lifelong …

Why Successful People Focus on What's Going Right, Not What's Going Wrong

A positive outlook has powerful benefits.<p>It's human nature to focus on the negative. That doesn't always serve us well.<p>I got a reminder of this recently during a coaching session with best-selling author and executive coach Wendy Capland. A while back, I wrote a column from an interview with …

Success

Not All Habits Are Equal. These 3 Habits Outperformed Every Other

Averagely, the human brain is just 2% the mass of the body, but it consumes 20% of the total energy to function optimally. That’s how much our brain …

Self-improvement

Close your eyes and breathe: schools sign up to mindfulness

More than 4,000 teachers are now qualified in meditation exercises to combat pupil stress<p>It’s Wednesday morning and the children from year 5 at St John the Baptist primary school in Brighton are chatting noisily at their desks. A bell chimes and the chatter stops. Thirty children close their eyes …

Mindfulness

Interactive Map Gives Wi-Fi Codes of Airports Around the World

Waiting in the airport can be a real drag, especially if your flight is delayed. Killing time in them can also be pretty expensive, whether you're …

Why a Man You've Never Heard of Holds the Secret to Professional Success

Few know the full story behind a man named Edwin Barnes, but his tale holds the secret to success for every business professional on the planet.<p>In his book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill tells the story of a man named Edwin Barnes, who made up his mind that he was going to go into business …

Motivation

10 Motivational TED Talks to Watch With Breakfast | Inc.com

One of my favorite innovations in recent years is the idea of TED Talks. Whether you attend a session in person or watch online, you can learn and gain inspiration and see and hear people tell their stories and share their expertise firsthand. It's accessible, substantive information on virtually …

Motivation

A Bullet Journal Beginning

<b>I'm a tech person, but have a love affair with the world of analog notebooks.</b><p>In fact, I usually cart around three. This is something I have struggled …

Productivity

Your favourite US national parks – and how to visit them

This week's winning entry<p>A taste of the Old West in Big Bend<p>Big Bend National Park in Texas is well off the tourist trail, unheard-of by many Americans and miles from the nearest settlement. It is a green desert landscape, dotted with exotic vegetation that thrives in a dry climate. Century plants …

The Jump Rope Workout That Challenges Your Calves, Cardio, and Coordination | Men's Health

To see how to perform the workout, and to receive bonus jumping rope tips from Gaddour, watch the video above.<p>How to do it: Start a timer. Jump on two legs for 10 rotations, on your left leg for 10 rotations, and then on your right leg for 10 rotations. Immediately repeat the process, but only …

Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy

You're reading Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Language Learning