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Trump the Bully

I found the literary character the president resembles most.<p>Writers have fracked the literary canon in search of a character who best resembles Donald Trump. Is he Richard III? Nah, Richard III was witty and Trump isn’t. Is he Willie Stark, the protagonist from Robert Penn Warren’s <i>All the King’s …

This gorgeous, Ghibli-inspired PS4 game is no longer exclusive -- it's coming to PC

You've heard of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio that brought us the incredible "Princess Mononoke," "My Neighbor Totoro," "Spirited Away" and more.<p>Now, imagine a video game that lets you <i>play</i> in one of those lush, animated worlds. And not just a few token animated cutscenes on top of …

47 Smart Ways To Hide Mess And Household Eyesores

Every home has lots of eye sores that may spoil the whole look. I’d like to share some super easy and cool life hacks that will help you to cover …

How To Photoshop Faster | Simple Tips To Speed Up Your Photoshop Workflow

Photoshop is just one of those programs that, once learned, is hard to do without, but perhaps a bit harder to get started. Without question there …

Greg Lavardera + Tedd Benson = Alliance For Modern Methods of Construction

credit: Bensonwood/ Greg La Vardera<p>Tedd Benson is one of the most interesting builders in America; he has been looking at the way houses have been …

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Sometimes the wise words of others can brighten your day, and make you really happy.<p>Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 …

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

The Story Behind 8 Striking Portraits Captured By Homegrown Canadian Photographers

In honor of Canada Day, we’re sharing the stories behind local photographer Camila Gargantini‘s ambitious photo series, The Birthday Book Project. …

How to Build a Table from a Single Sheet of Plywood

Ah....the 4x8' sheet of birch plywood. A timeless DIY material, strong, dimensionally stable, and full of crisp lines and repeated grain patterns. …

Woodworking

How to use curves to fix any colour problem!

I had to shoot in an environment without HSS (Didn’t have my Citi600 with me) and I didn’t have my Hoya ND16 filter with me either. Which meant that …

Tutorials

5 Ways to Avoid Outliving Your Retirement Savings

Simple moves can reduce your odds of running out of money.<p>A recent Northwestern Mutual study shows that two-thirds of Americans 18 and older believe …

Retirement

5 Reasons to Shoot With Small Apertures.

Size Matters With Big Numbers and Small Holes<p>Small apertures (or big f-numbers) have a bad name. We are conditioned to constantly be chasing huge …

7 Kitchen Upgrades That Make Your Home Worth More

You don’t need a big budget to cook up the kitchen of your dreams.<p>It’s likely you spend much of your time at home in your kitchen, cooking, …

Here's how much of your income to save every year so you'll have enough money in retirement

A March 2016 GoBankingRates survey of more than 4,500 Americans found that over half — 56% — have less than $10,000 of retirement savings, and that 28% of those over 55 have no savings at all. In total, the site determined, about 75% of respondents are behind on saving for retirement.<p>The news isn't …

Retirement

Why Natural Light Glamour Photography Is About Seeing the Shot, Not Setting It Up

If there is one comment I hear the absolute most at my studio lighting workshops, it's "Nino, I need to learn studio lighting. That stuff is hard. …

George Clooney: 'There’s not going to be a President Donald Trump'

The Money Monster star asserted that Trump would fail to win the US presidential election because ‘fear is not going to drive our country’<p>George Clooney has said that Donald Trump will not win the US presidential election as the American public will not be ruled by fear.<p>“There’s not going to be a …

Donald Trump

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science

Start planning a goodbye party for your tummy.<p>In the weight-loss game, not all fat is created equal. And if you're trying to lose that belly pooch you just <i>know</i> is hiding a six pack, stomach fat is a particularly stubborn beast.<p>But never fear: A recent study just found that one workout is …

The Definitive Guide For Making The Right Career Move

Thinking of changing careers? You’re not alone.<p>More now than ever, people aren’t just changing jobs, they’re changing careers. Thinking of leaving your job to start your own business? You too, are in good company. The rate of MBA grads showing a preference for going into a startup is higher than …

Employment

These 13 People Paid Off a Total of $744,500 in Debt. Here’s How

13 Laundry Room Makeovers That Will Actually Amaze You

The laundry room is never <i>just</i> a laundry room. It’s a place to store cleaning supplies, often doubles as a pantry, turns into a dog washing station every now and then and, oh, did we mention it’s usually the size of a small closet? Organizing your laundry room and decorating the multi-tasking space …

How to master the art of decision making

The last part of the decision-making diet is monitoring.<p>Since every person has a personal lifestyle, unique and constantly changing, what works for you might not work for me. That’s why it’s important to monitor your behavior.<p>A research study conducted at Duke University shows that nearly half of …

35+ Interior Designers Reveal Their Favorite Kitchen Paint Colors

From soft blues to deep greens, design experts explain their go-to paint colors for the kitchen.<p>A simple color change can transform your kitchen in a major way. The right shade of grey, for instance, can turn an interior from dreary to sophisticated. The right red hue, meanwhile, can take it from …

Home Decorating

The Real Secret to Financial Success

<i>Guest Post from Kalyn of Creative Savings Blog</i><p>It’s awfully easy to look at your income and argue that life would be a lot simpler if you made just a …

11 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, director of online content at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

Photographer captures moment Icelandic volcano erupts, in pictures

Expresso app will show you everything wrong with your writing

If you want to see how well you’re writing, the free text-analyzer Expresso will give you a detailed breakdown of whatever you give it.<p>The web-based …

How To Choose The Best Kitchen Cabinets

From metal to wood, these are the best picks for your newly renovated kitchen.<p>Hungry for a kitchen update? Cabinetry can transform the space. And there's a cornucopia of options to meet aesthetic and budgetary needs, says Mark Karas, the president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and …

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Tutorials

6 Rules for Living Frugally

Understand the difference between a want and a need.<p>We humans have a knack for complicating the simplest of ideas. Our lives are filled with …

Shoot like a pro with iPhone 6s

If you’ve been taking simple snapshots with your iPhone 6s camera, you’re only scratching the surface of what this smartphone’s camera can do.<p>They …