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Best Indoor Herb Growing Kits Even Die-Hard Plant Killers Can't Mess Up

Herb growing kits make it all look so easy, don't they? Well, that's because they are!<p>Gather 'round, all of you remorseful plant killers: There's …

Gardening

Levitating DIY Cloud Light Brings “Storm” Into Your Room

Clouds have been always attracting our attention with their power and unique shapes, and how many of us have dreamed about bringing it inside the …

How the Chicago Cubs Made World Series History

This extraordinary Game 7 was for Judy Caldow, a retired teacher who sits in Section 309, Row 14, Seat 10 of the Wrigley Field bleachers. She has …

Baseball

3 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Social Security income is going to be rather important to most of us in retirement, so it's worth spending a little time learning how we might make the most of the program, and make our monthly benefit checks as big as they can be. Here are three ways to do so.<p><b>Brian Stoffel</b>: The formula that the …

DIY Cozy Giant Blanket In Just 4 Hours

Normally you need really big knitting needles for projects like these, but Laura Birek found a way how to use PVC tubes and get the same result. Her …

44 American books on the 2016 longlist

#DUBLITAWARD<p>44 American novels are among 160 titles that have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 International DUBLIN Literary …

3 Problems With Retiring at 62

Many hard-working Americans look forward to retirement, so much so that they aim to leave the workforce as soon as they're able. It's no coincidence that 62, the earliest age to start collecting Social Security, is also the most popular age for Americans to begin taking benefits. But while there …

11 interview questions that trip everyone up

According to a small business report, 50% of companies in 2016 say that hiring is the toughest challenge they face. With 50% of business hiring, this means your dream job awaits. Now, it's time to prepare for the interview questions that trip up even the best of interviewees.<p>Despite all of your …

Employment

This Is the Only Workout That Has Ever Kept Me Motivated

I had a favorite ritual when I lived in New York City, reserved for lazy Saturdays and long breaks between classes. Basically, it was just …

YES: Florence Welch is featured on Lady Gaga's upcoming album

Lady Gaga’s new single “Perfect Illusion” is a huge change for the artist who built her career off of synth-heavy dance hits. Full of ’80s rip and …

Lady Gaga

How To Fall Asleep Instantly Following These Simple Tips

3 min read<p>How To Fall Asleep Instantly<p>.<p>How to fall asleep instantly? Allow me to teach you. This will be a great skill to have. It will lead to …

Workers told they should just be thankful they have a job

Nothing can motivate an employee like reminding one that they’re entirely replaceable.<p>You’ve probably read that in one of those management books that …

Minnesota Public Radio

5 reasons why your Wi-Fi is slow (and how to fix it)

For the two decades that the internet has been in our lives, despite all the changes and technology improvements, one constant has remained: pokey connections. Frustration quickly sets in when pages won’t load, videos buffer, or email crawls to a halt. Here are five common problems and solutions to …

Wi-Fi

Perseid meteor shower set to be extra-spectacular this year

The summer's best shooting star show is expected be even more spectacular this year, thanks to an unusual "outburst" that only happens about once a …

European Space Agency

Tonight, a meteor shower created by a mysterious comet will reach its peak — here’s how to watch

Right now, we are in the middle of a meteor shower called the Delta Aquarids, which began around July 12.<p>Tonight and tomorrow, the Delta Aquarids will reach their peak. Although the shower favors the southern hemisphere, northern observers won't be completely left in the dust. During this peak, you …

Astronomy

How to answer a trick question you might hear in your next job interview

Take, for example, "Would you rather be liked or feared?"<p>This is a trick question because neither option is the right answer.<p>James Reed, author of "Why You?: 101 Interview Questions You'll Never Fear Again," and chairman of Reed, a top job site in the UK and Europe, writes in his book that what the …

Framing

Simple yoga poses with pictures - Yoga Poses - YogaPoses.com ®

Therefore whatever would appear in this world as fearsome is recognised as an integral part of his own Self.2 How can it then be the source of fear? …

Six lesser-known spiritual songs of George Harrison, the Hindu Beatle

The songs the Beatle wrote in the 1970s are among the more beautiful and melodic expressions of spiritual longing in all of popular music.<p>George …

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual …

Time Management

Escaped murderers took advantage of 'systemic failures'

<b>(CNN) —</b> For three months, two convicted killers were able to work almost nightly on cutting out of their prison cells, unnoticed, while simultaneously manipulating staff around them, according to a report released Monday that slams the prison from which the men escaped last summer.<p>Richard Matt and …

Crime

Florence Welch: from hustler to headliner

Weird things happen in Bungalow 3 at legendary LA hotel Chateau Marmont. The suite is where comedian John Belushi was found dead in 1982 and urban …

Got a new smartphone? Here's how to get the best out of it

If the holiday season has been kind enough to bestow upon thee a shiny new smartphone, here’s what to do to get the best out of the first few hours and set it up right.<p>Sort out your sim<p>First things first, if you have a sim card handy, put it in the phone. There are two sizes of sim currently in …

Apps

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The Salary Required to Be “Middle Class" in Every State

“Middle class” doesn’t have a definite, official definition. But the Pew Charitable Trust defines it as households that earn between 67 and 200 …

Demographics

How can we store more energy from the sun and the wind?

<b>It could be a scene from a science fiction movie.</b><p>Deep in the Nevada desert, thousands of mirrors arrayed in concentric circles face the sky, lit up by the sun.<p>All this reflected sunshine is directed to the top of a 640 ft (195m) tower standing in their midst.<p>It's an innovative power plant …

Clean Energy

'Janis: Little Girl Blue' reveals what drove, and haunted, Janis Joplin

It's hard to imagine in the age of Taylor, Miley and Rihanna, where airbrushed looks are paramount and rebellion is curated, that an artist like Janis Joplin was ever allowed to happen.<p>Imperfect and messy, she was a white girl who sang the blues, a wily independent figure who predated equal rights, …

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

If you're reading this, it's late 2015. To complement our list of the year's 101 Best Songs, we've collected the 50 Best Albums from the past 12 …

Albums

6 Easy Ways to Winterize Your Beauty Routine

As the seasons change, so do our wardrobes. So why should our beauty routines be treated any differently? And now's the time to really get cracking …

Makeup