Christian Valiulis

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21 Books You Don’t Have to Read

And 21 you should read instead (technically 20 books—Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did not fare well).<p>We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. We got halfway through <i>Infinite Jest</i> and halfway through the SparkNotes on</i> …

Make your own Magic Eraser for 10 cents

Whenever I need to deep clean anything around the house, I usually grab a pack of Magic Erasers. They're known for their effectiveness -- they're great at getting rid of stains or cleaning things other sponges or cleaners can't.<p>However, even at just roughly $1 or £1 each, they're not exactly cheap, …

China’s Built a Road So Smart It Will Be Able to Charge Your Car

The road to China’s autonomous-driving future is paved with solar panels, mapping sensors and electric-battery rechargers as the nation tests an …

Solar Panels

Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize

<b>Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize</b> will help give you the tools to transform your situation with ideas to propel you to greater heights. …

Experience All-Inclusive Ultra-Luxury Cruises

Luxury just got better. Learn more about how our exclusive offers make your cruise even more worthwhile<p>Cruise the 7 continents in luxury and discover …

We Beat Mark Zuckerberg In Hawaii, And We Can Beat Him In Washington

Facebook's CEO is an unelected oligarch. When Democrats retake the House, we must hold him accountable.<p>Mark Zuckerberg is now working overtime to convince the American people to trust him with their personal data. Facebook knew tens of millions of Americans had their personal information stolen by …

Don't Hire Remote Workers Who Can't Ace These 6 Interview Questions

Let's face it: not not everybody has what it takes to be successful working from home full time.<p>Remote workers are giving our calcified attitudes about collaboration and office culture a much-needed shake-up. They're just as--if not more--productive than co-located workers, and enjoy a high level …

The NBA's Secret Wine Society

The inside-the-bottle story of the intense love affair between NBA stars and the gilded grape.<p><i>A version of this story appears in GOLD RUSH: powered</i> …

Pilot's spectacular photos taken from an airplane cockpit

<b>(CNN) —</b> Purple lightning, psychedelic sunsets, glowing clouds and swirling Northern Lights -- when it comes to crazily beautiful natural phenomena, airplane pilots have a front row seat.<p>For the rest of us wanting a glimpse of what life is like in the cockpit 30,000 feet above the planet, there are …

The Mistakes You Make in a Meeting’s First Milliseconds

People will make snap judgments as soon as they meet you, but you can turn this to your advantage<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>Hilary Blair has acted professionally and served as chief executive of her own communications-coaching …

Body Language

How to Resist Our Age of Resentment

Toxic feelings of inadequacy are on the rise, fueled by social media, but there are ways to stay sane<p>It’s the rare, hyper-evolved bird among us—a Buddhist bird, probably—who can wander the halls of social media without feeling the slightest twinge of resentment. There’s the couples’ trip to Paris …

Social Media

The 15 Best Small Towns in Colorado

Head to the Centennial State for sweet ski towns and artsy villages galore.<p>From Gold Rush-era charmers to Wild West wonders, Colorado's smaller burgs …

Hot Springs

Where is the Zola of the Zulu?

Gee, thanks, guys. Your campus craziness has well and truly crossed the Atlantic. Last week, it was reported in the United Kingdom that 100 Cambridge …

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

Cancer

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person

Jonas Mekas turned 95 this year and won a lifetime achievement award in Frankfurt, Germany. Ping Wong, 92, learned new rules for playing mah-jongg. Helen Moses, who turned 93, mostly gave up talk of marrying Howie Zeimer, her steady companion of the last eight years. Ruth Willig, 94, broke a bone …

New Jersey

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

Books

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Special Forces

A Strategy for When to Sell Bitcoin

Running a money-management firm provides a window into the psyches of all kinds of people: long-term investors, real estate speculators, institutional traders, tech entrepreneurs and everyone in between. During any given week, I speak with all sorts of people who have capital at risk in markets. …

Cryptocurrency

Opinion: This is where we are in the life cycle of cryptocurrencies

A few months ago, I had lunch with a former trader who told me: “This is my third asset class. I have traded commodities, then derivatives and now it …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

19 Piss Poor Design Choices That Actually Should Win Some Sort Of Award

*Facepalm*

Inside America’s Growing Bulletproof Clothing Industry

Retailers are offering ballistic apparel to wary US citizens, and it’s not cheap.<p>This past August, Miguel Caballero shot his wife, Carolina Ballesteros, for the second time in nine years.<p>Since 1993, the Colombian designer has literally pulled the trigger on more than 230 people to prove the …

10 things I'd wish I'd known about raising 'smart enough' kids

Raising kids doesn't appear on any lists of the world's most stressful jobs but — no disrespect to mountain guides or stuntmen — I think parenting is right up there. Emotionally, at least.<p>A young mother I worked with was worried about how much screen time her three-year-old son was having. She'd …

Prewar, With a Twist

Prewar buildings have long had cachet in New York, but with decades of wear and tear, apartment layouts that have been cut up over time, and systems that are often outdated, living in them doesn’t always stand up to the romanticized ideal.<p>Still, for buyers like William and Nazak Savitt, living in a …

Warren Buffett's best investing advice for beginners

<i>"When a person with money meets a person with experience, the one with experience ends up with the money and the one with money leaves with experience."</i><p>This was Warren Buffett's response, on his 87th birthday, when asked about his best investment advice.<p>He says that experience is the ultimate key …

Investing

New AR app helps you choose houseplants for improving air quality

It’s also just oddly fun to place virtual plants onto photos of your home<p>We all know that houseplants are good for us—the process of photosynthesis absorbs carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds while producing oxygen. Studies also show that greenery lowers stress. But how many plants do you …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Steve Jobs Saw The BMW Z8 As A Technical Masterpiece — CarBuzz

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News. It may also be available on the …

Rick Pitino and Louisville are in a $44 million staredown over a key clause in his contract

The news coming out of the FBI investigation into corruption within NCAA basketball is far from over, but the scandal has already affected the top-tier of college athletics.<p>Rick Pitino was put on administrative leave by the University of Louisville for his alleged connection to a plan to funnel …

Rick Pitino

17 jokes that only smart people will really appreciate

You feel both smart and dorky at the same time.<p>Redditors took turns sharing their best intellectual jokes, and we've gathered our favorites here.<p>From chemistry to art to music, these are the jokes you can pull out at your next dinner party — if you want to hear a bemused groan from the crowd.<p>Time …

Jokes