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15 Kitchen DIYs That Take One Hour Or Less

Want to spruce up your kitchen but don't have much time on your hands? These 15 super-simple DIY projects take less than an hour to complete.<p><b>1. Repaint your mugs</b><p><i>This Heart of Mine</i><p>Are you the unfortunate owner of a set of mugs you just can't fall in love with? Unless they're a priceless family …

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15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

11 Flower Hacks to Make the Prettiest Arrangement Ever

And instantly make any room look like a million bucks.<p><b>Jessica Marshall</b>, owner of <b>Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio</b> in <b>Las Vegas and New York City</b>, let us in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your home with beautiful flowers easy and simple.<p><b>1. Cut flower stems at a 45-degree angle one inch</b> …

The greatest brain myth there ever was?

Luc Besson’s latest sci-fi romp, Lucy, is based on the premise that the average person only uses 10% of their brain. This brain-myth has been fodder for books and movies for decades and is a tantalizing plot-device. Alarmingly, however, it seems to be widely accepted as fact. Of those asked, 48% of …

30 Little-Known Features of Popular Social Media Sites

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I first set foot in Disneyland, I race to the most famous rides first—Splash Mountain, the Matterhorn, Indiana Jones, all the biggest and best. Little do I know there are just as many hidden gems and overlooked attractions that I’ve likely …

The Best iPhone & iPad Apps From August 2014

From time-lapse videos to 360º photo spheres, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in August.<p>Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>Photo Sphere Camera (Google)<p>Google introduced a dedicated Photo Sphere Camera …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

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 …

Now You Can Buy Art Created From Your DNA

Genetic Ink sequences your DNA to create a print that’s so you. Literally.<p>Decorating an apartment is all about infusing your space with a sense of <i>you</i>. And what could be more integral to your style and your sense of self than DNA? Genetic Ink, a New York City-based startup, aims to elevate genetic …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Instapainting Turns Your Photos Into Hand-Painted Oil Paintings On The Cheap

Surprise! It’s Valentine’s Day, the stealthiest of all the holidays. Sneaks up on you, doesn’t it?<p>If you’re trying to get a gift today, you… might be a bit short on options. Will you go with the gas station teddy bear? The twice-crushed box of chocolates? A bouquet of acceptable-looking roses for …

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