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42 Clever Products On Amazon For People Who Haven't Updated Their Home Staples In A Decade

It's easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to kitchen gadgets and cleaning tools. If something's not broke, why fix it? But the truth is: …

How to Plank Like a Pro (and Avoid These 6 Mistakes)

Crunches are easily the most common of the abdominal exercises but they are certainly not the most effective way to strengthen your core.<p>Core …

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

21 books you need to read this spring

Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading.<p>But with so many great …

How to Block Nuisance Calls and Messages on Your iPhone

Unsolicited phone calls and messages can become a regular annoyance and even a cause of stress for many smartphone users these days. Thankfully, Apple provides features in iOS 11 that allow you to block nuisance calls and messages from the same number coming through to your phone, and in this …

If you're not using Google Chrome's permanent 'Mute Site' feature, you're not using Chrome at its best

In January, Google Chrome — the search giant's extremely popular web browser — started rolling out an update with a lot of new features, including the ability to permanently mute sites that automatically play videos every time you visit.<p>Google Chrome updates usually consist of bug fixes and other …

The Only French Fries You Should Make at Home

Let's talk about french fries at home. I haven't ever experienced a french fry from my own kitchen that truly rivals a fast food fry. I've tried …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

Public toilets and private affairs: Why the history of gay cruising deserves an exhibition

A new exhibition in Berlin celebrates the historical importance of anonymous same-sex hook-ups in toilets.<p>Men from all parts of society would meet in …

This is How Wind and Solar Energy Will Crush Fossil Fuels

Wind and solar energy can't make fossil fuels obsolete by themselves, but they can with the help of cheap energy storage.<p>Wind and solar energy have …

News: 100+ Apps iOS Users Need on Their iPhones in 2018

While there aren't as many ways to customize your iPhone like there is on Android, there are still a lot of apps out there that can help streamline …

Apps

5 Meal Prep Resolutions I'll Definitely, Maybe Follow in 2018

A realistic game plan for making better lunches.<p>Going into 2018, I'm going to pass on "new year, new me" and say it'll be a "slightly-improved-but-still-working-things-out" me. The first step, starting January 1—or realistically, the first weekend—will be tweaking my meal prep game. I've written …

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

11 iPhone email tips you'll wish you'd known all along

I can't quit the stock iOS Mail app. I've had brief dalliances with the Gmail app and a handful of other email apps that promise to improve my life, but I keep coming back to the Mail app. As a result, this long-time Mail app Gmailer has picked up a few tricks along the way.<p>1. Archive vs. …

Top income investor: ten stocks you should own for the next decade

Shares around the world look expensive as markets have marched up over recent years but it’s still possible to find high-quality businesses, trading at attractive valuations – and paying a sustainable dividend.<p>With this in mind, we've found 10 stocks across the globe that balance cash generation …

Investing

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.<p>Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read …

Books

The 19 best movies of 2017 that you absolutely need to see

As 2017 comes to a close, a few movie trends are clear.<p>It was a banner year for superhero movies. "Justice League" aside, "Logan," "Thor: Ragnarok," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," and "Wonder Woman" were all excellent.<p>It was a great year for horror movies, too. "It" and "Get Out" both terrified …

Sick of Meditation? Try This Powerful Mindfulness Practice Used by Top CEOs and Athletes

Sophrology is a blending of Eastern and Western practices that you can quickly bring into your day.<p>There's no doubt that the modern work environment is a hotbed of stress.<p>With nonstop emails, constant pings on Slack, and a slew of endless meetings, we rarely have enough time to do our best work, if …

Meditation

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Don't waste your bread on motor oil.<p>Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t …

Recipes

All 65 of Netflix's notable original shows, ranked from worst to best

With popular shows like "Stranger Things" and "American Vandal," Netflix has hit the mark with both critics and audiences.<p>But the service has also had its share of critical flops, including the Marvel series "Iron Fist" and the Kathy Bates-led sitcom "Disjointed."<p>To figure out which Netflix …

Meet the startups changing the future of energy

How we distribute, store and generate energy is undergoing a massive disruption. Startups in the energy sector are leading the way into a new era of …

Always Ask 1 Simple Question at the End of Your Job Interview

Don't forget the reason you are interviewing--and ask the most pertinent question of all.<p>Literally, I have advised 100s of college students about job interviews. Teaching at a small college means I wear many hats, and this aspect of guiding students as they embark on internships and first jobs is …

Employment

This Psychology Study Shows That You Can Accurately Judge Someone From How They Look

Our facial perceptions of others can give startling insights into their success.<p>Whenever we try to make a judgment on someone we meet, we hear the same thing over and over: "Trust your gut."<p>We might spend days, months, or even years trying to figure someone out. Is he who he says he is? Should I …

Psychology

The Ultimate HIIT Bodyweight Workout For Weight Loss

Whether you're new to HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts, or you've been doing them for years, here's a basic bodyweight HIIT workout you can do anywhere. You don't need any equipment to get in an amazing, heart-pumping, muscle-building workout!<p>This 20-minute HIIT workout involves 10 …

Workouts

If You Want to Have Lucid Dreams, Here's a Tip From a Recent Study

We're so down for this.<p>Having a degree of control of our dreams while we're in the middle of them can be one hell of a fun ride, adding a vivid new …

I tried the Instant Pot that everyone's obsessed with — and it totally changed the way I cook

I didn't cook a lot before the Instant Pot. Since I live in New York City, ordering in my dinners every night is an expensive, unhealthy, and all-too-easy option.<p>So when my boyfriend bought an Instant Pot as a spur-of-the-moment decision after seeing an Amazon sale, I was a little skeptical that we …