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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

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

Make Your Own Sour Cream for a Fresher, More Customizable Condiment

If you like sour cream, you ought to consider making it yourself. The stuff you buy in the store comes as-is. If you make it yourself, you get a …

I Followed My Own Productivity Advice for a Week. Here's What Happened

When you write about the way people work for a living, it affects the way <i>you</i> work. Having written hundreds of posts about productivity, it's started …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

Computer Use May Improve Fine-Motor Skills In The Brain, Scientists Say

Don’t worry about watching all those cat videos on the Internet. You’re not wasting time when you are at your computer—you’re honing your fine-motor skills. A study of people’s ability to translate training that involves clicking and twiddling a computer mouse reveals that the brain can apply that …

Best stories of 2013: Glenn Greenwald, civil forfeiture, Manti Te’o hoax, smarm, and more.

Journalists spent the requisite amount of time this year bemoaning the state of the profession—<i>BuzzFeed</i> this, <i>Upworthy</i> that—but secretly most of us …

36 Clever Gifts For Food Lovers That You'll Want To Keep For Yourself

Give me a ceramic Chihuahua to hold my tacos or give me death.

Bourbon Bacon Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Butter and Crispy Sage

Whipped Bourbon Bacon Sweet Potatoes.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 13, 2013 141<p>I present to you… the trashiest of the sweet potatoes.<p>It’s like every single …

Stay-at-home mom, bullied at the bus stop

I never knew that once my kids were in school, I would need to justify myself to other people<p>I think of her as the bus stop bully. But she isn't under 5 feet and is not the tormenter of one of my kids, ages 8 and 11, name calling and stealing the proverbial milk money. No, she's about 5-foot-8 and …

Science: Your baby knows when you’re stressed out

And it’s stressing him or her out, too<p>A new study on parental stress and child development found that parents struggling with anxiety, depression or other stresses are often less able to read and interpret their children's needs, and that this emotional disconnect may have long-term consequences …

How do dogs think?

A neuroscientist ponders the canine brain<p>To truly know what a dog is thinking, you would have to be a dog.<p>The question of what a dog is thinking is actually an old metaphysical debate, which has its origins in Descartes’s famous saying <i>cogito ergo sum</i>—“I think, therefore I am.” Our entire human …

F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

Stroke survivors: retraining the brain

Some stroke patients struggle with simple tasks such as making a cup of tea, but new technology may have the answer<p>Stephen Manning was head chef at a French restaurant in Notting Hill for 25 years. Today, he struggles to make a cup of tea. His wife Joanne intervenes when he pours water into a cup …

A Lebanese nostalgic feast

<b>What was the occasion?</b><b><br>Gavin:</b> Mo and I have been together for about eight months; he always talks about his favourite dishes from Beirut, where he's from, and how hard it is to find Lebanese home cooking in London. He especially misses all the celebratory food that his mother and grandmother prepare …

8 Basic Recipes That Make Meal Planning Easy

We all know that it's easy to find a recipe on the Internet these days. There are millions of sites and pages posting glossy, beautiful photos of recipes that you'll probably never have the time to make.<p>While I also post recipes on my blog, I realize that recipes on their own don't really help …

Cooking

Top 10 Secret Features of iOS 7

Apple released iOS 7 to the public this week, providing a new design and a handful of cool features to iPhone- and iPad-lovers everywhere, but some …

How to Make $10,000 a Month Writing Erotica Books

Meet Marla. Marla was a struggling independent author who wrote mostly fiction books in the Horror genre. Then one day Marla said to herself, "If I want to make a living at writing maybe I should write more of what people want to read?"<p>Smut!<p>So in August of 2012 Marla decided to spend the next year …

Writing

Easy Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

<i>Karly cracks us up on her blog Buns in My Oven, and quite regularly stuns with all kinds of recipes. You'll find her passion for baking, especially Bar Desserts, on Food Fanatic.</i><p>Turns out that there are three types of people in the world.<p>The first type are the true foodie people. They would not …

Dessert

Syllable Teaches You How to Speed Read

iOS: Speed reading is a great skill to have when you need to quickly get through a massive block of text, but it takes time to learn how to do it. …

Top 10 Tricks for a Healthier, High-Energy Workday

Working at an office can be surprisingly unhealthy. Between sitting all day, eating poorly, and enduring never-ending stress, your office can take a …

Productivity

Feed Pets on Demand with a Raspberry Pi-Controlled Food Dish

If you're on vacation, or just have to work late, this Raspberry Pi-controlled pet feeder lets you take care of your pets on demand.<p>We've covered a …

Aaron Hernandez: Inside Dark, Tragic Life of Former Patriots Star

Former Patriots tight end might have been one of the NFL's all-time greats, but he could never escape drugs, guns and a life of violence<p><i>This story,</i> …

Crime

All the New Stuff in IFTTT for iOS, and What You Can Do with It

The If This Then That iOS app was released a few weeks ago, and people have had plenty of time to create some clever recipes that integrate the new …

After These 39 Chicken Thighs Recipes, You Can't Turn Back

Using chicken thighs, the most flavorful parts of the chicken, these recipes will have you cooking soups and skewers to tacos and paella.<p><b>We'll admit it: Chicken thighs trump chicken breasts any day of the week</b>. Not only are they more succulent than white meat, chicken thighs even stand up to …