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Recipe for a Badass DIY Electric Mountain Bike

By this point, we already know that bikes are awesome and good for you, cars are useful for a few limited things but come with major disadvantages, …

Batteries

4 Ways to Help Your Kids Learn to Suck it Up

As a military mom of four officers (one in each branch), I have hugged my children goodbye and sent them into the line of duty more times than I can …

101 Work From Home Jobs

Between technology, such as Skype, Slack, or Google Hangouts, the need to commute back and forth everyday is no longer necessary - which makes it easier to enjoy work-life balance and apply for jobs no matter where you reside.<p>Whether you're looking to join an established company, start your own …

Small Business

Is America Having the Wrong Conversation About Income Inequality?

One sociologist says that there’s too much of a focus on giving out more college degrees, getting more people married, and making elite workplaces more diverse.<p>By now, no one is debating the fact that economic inequality has grown substantially in the past few decades<b>.</b> It seems that almost every …

Income Inequality

Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain

In a loud and distracting world, finding pockets of stillness can benefit your brain and body. Here are four science-backed reasons why.<p>We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by ― and that may be negatively affecting our health.<p>In fact, a 2011 World …

22 Grooming Habits Women Wish Men Would Embrace More Often

By Jessie Carroll,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1Xt0NpA<p><i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are some grooming tips for men by women? Here</i> …

6 tips to keep your Facebook clean, secure and private

NEW YORK (AP) — Got hundreds of Facebook friends you hardly know?<p>Now is a good time to do some digital cleanup, while the year is still fresh. Review …

Apps

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Happiness

This wearable tent makes sure that bikers never get wet

To solve this problem, the Amsterdam-based bike design company Vanmoof designed a poncho that keeps riders dry, even in snow or a downpour. Called the Boncho, it's like a wearable tent that repels water.<p>"Just have the Boncho inside your bag, and don't worry about the weather," Vanmoof's CEO and …

25 Healthy Dinner Recipes for Two

One might be the loneliest number, but two is pretty difficult too—at least when it comes to making dinner. Whether you’re wooing a significant …

Cooking

12 Ways to Raise a Kid Who's Healthy for Life

We get it: It’s hard enough persuading your kids to eat anything that isn’t shaped like a dinosaur, to say nothing about dragging them away from the …

This New Electric Bicycle Adjusts Performance To Your Individual Rides

Problem: You don’t know how much of your electric bicycle’s performance you can use before its battery runs out. Solution: The new Specialized Turbo …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

By September 22, 2015<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do …

Quora

Americans over 65 shared their greatest regret in life — and the most common one may surprise you

That's what Karl Pillemer, professor of human development at Cornell University, founder and director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging, and author of "30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans" and "30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the …

Self-help

17 Fall Casseroles That Are Like an Edible Hug

When the temperatures drop, let these comforting dishes warm you up.<p>When the temperatures drop, let these comforting dishes warm you up.

Vanmoof's New Electric Bike Will be the Most Intelligent Commuter Bike in the World

1/3<p>Vanmoof ebike<p>Vanmoof’s 10 is a sleek new electrified bike that could make any commute incredibly easy and high tech. The Dutch bike company's …

5 Mistakes That Will Cause Your Pursuit of Happiness to Backfire

There are a lot of advantages to being a happy person. Studies consistently show happy people enjoy benefits ranging from better relationships and improved health to enhanced creativity and better problem-solving skills.<p>It seems as though people are trying harder than ever to be happy these days. …

Happiness

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Fully Charged Takes a Closer Look at 2-Wheel Electric Mobility, From e-Bikes to e-Motorcycles

Fewer Wheels, Same Electrons<p>Two new episodes of Fully Charged give us a closer look at something that isn't usually featured on the show: 2-wheel …

The Women We Love of Instagram: Abigail Ratchford

Those eyes.<p><i>In which we search social media's most visual platform for the world's most beautiful, badass women, then introduce them to you.</i><p><b>Although Abigail Ratchford's modeling career is still fresh</b>, she's had a stand-out couple years. It all began on her Facebook fan page, where, in 2013, a set of …

Specialized Turbo claims title of world's fastest e-bike

Specialized has just announced its new Turbo electric bicycle, which it claims is the fastest e-bike ever made ... a claim that the makers of the …

Watch A Clueless Reporter Awkwardly Interview Bill Murray, Chevy Chase And The Cast Of ‘Caddyshack’

Owen Wilson was on the Nerdist podcast this week, and the interview was fine, if unexceptional (Mike Ryan’s print interview was actually more engaging). However, during the course of the conversation, the topic turned to <i>Caddyshack</i>, which was when Chris Hardwick brought up the subject of the above …

Happier Students Get Higher Grades in School, Research Says

What leads to success in school?<p>Recent research suggests success is partly driven by character skills. “Grit,” for example, or perseverance and …

Pro Tips: Create a Perfect Gallery Wall

Charmed by walls filled with art and collections, but aren’t sure how to get started with your own? Design your layout before the first nail hits the paint with 12 tips that’ll help you create the perfect gallery wall.<p>Don’t stress out about spacing and shapes—a little advance planning can turn your …

DIY

50 Beers to Add to Your Ice Chest This Summer

You might just wear out your bottle opener.<p>Sure, citrus-y wheat beers are summer staples, but we've got a massive cooler's-worth of warm-weather brews to stock up on this season—like tropical-inspired shandies, exotic imported lagers, and some that are even sprinkled with sea salt.

Safest Used Cars Under $10,000 for Teens - Consumer Reports

When picking out a car for a new teen driver, it’s essential to get all the latest safety gear. But for most families, it’s unrealistic to buy their …

5 Doable DIY Projects To Send Your Home Equity Soaring

You’re going to save money with DIY home improvement projects. Sure, everybody knows that.<p>But did you know how much? Cut professionals out of the …

This Is the Recipe You Need to Kick Off Grilling Season

BBQ season is upon us, and while classics like hamburgers, sausages and chicken drumsticks always go over well with a crowd, today we’re upping the ante for your next cookout. These Greek-inspired lamb burgers are perfectly charred on the outside, tender on the inside and stuffed with creamy feta …