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Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

United States

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

Change Your Password as Soon as You Read This

In all likelihood, your current jumbled password is easy to crack.<p>The official government guidelines for creating an unhackable password were established in 2003 by a man named Bill Burr. In an 8-page guide, he decreed that passwords should be made from strange mixes of capital and lowercase …

Cybersecurity

Home improvement: build your own pergola in 9 steps

Building your own pergola or gazebo is a surprisingly easy endeavour, provided you're prepared.<p>The construction of a garden gazebo can be a …

Learn a new language on your phone

Use your commute to pick up a foreign lingo.<p>We think of our phones as time wasters. But you might be surprised at how much you can gain from the apps on this pocket computer. With five minutes here and five minutes there, you can even pick up a new language, or polish up your existing knowledge. …

Language Learning

How To Store Skis: A Practical Guide

Your skis might be able to cope with ripping around the mountain throughout the winter, but what happens when they are left in the attic for the …

Skiing

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

Gardening

Wham - Young Guns (Go For It) - TOTP 1982

Orange Architects design a unique apartment tower overlooking the beach in Limassol, Cyprus

Orange Architects have recently won a competition for the design of a residential tower with their entry <i>Terra Project</i>, a building that will sit …

The best DIY kits to give as gifts

Or keep for yourself.<p><i>Note: This story was originally published in 2016, but has been updated with the best products of 2017.</i><p>For a budding DIYer, there's nothing like the scent of solder on Christmas morning. Of course, not every tinkerer is ready to design an electronics project. Maybe your future …

Wearable Tech

Enchanting birdhouses inspired by famous architecture

Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright or Eichler will swoon over these California-made birdhouses. Douglas Barnhard, owner of home decor company Sourgrassbuilt, …

Modern Architecture

Park, Ride, Repeat

Maybe it’s those nice girls from the bar knocking on your door in the parking lot at 2 a.m. Maybe it’s the cops. Do you answer? An RV ski safari is …

RVs

Look stylish on the slopes with this fancy new ski gear

Would you like goggles that automatically adjust as the sun disappears and the light goes flat? How about heated snowboard boot liners to keep your …

What Size Skis Do I Need?

What Size Skis Do I Need? Gadget Review - Your lifestyle gadget siteSkiing is a complicated sport, which often turns into a lifestyle all its own. …

Skiing

How to Winterize Your Outdoor Space

California-based designer Mark D. Sikes shares his tips for making your terrace, patio, or porch enjoyable year-round<p>The cool, crisp days of fall are officially upon us, and with winter just around the corner, it’s time to put the memories of pool parties, backyard barbecues, and late-night summer …

Skiing in Kyrgyzstan: fresh powder, pristine rides and great value

‘We’ll have eight beers, a jug of fermented mare’s milk and a plate of the horsemeat sausage please.” As après-ski rounds go, it’s an unusual one. But then a truck stop in rural Kyrgyzstan is far from your average slope-side bar. And instead of the Alpine offering of <i>vin chaud,</i> tartiflette and …

Skiing

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to motivate people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave …

The 12 most beautiful new schools in America

The awards are for new and recently renovated North American schools that facilitate learning and demonstrate excellence in architectural design.<p>Here are the winning schools.

These are the Top 300 Architecture Firms in the US

Architectural Record has released the latest edition of its annual list of the “Top 300 Architecture Firms” in the United States, based on …

Base Camp Trailer

The season for campfires, exploring and chasing sunsets is upon us. Experience the outdoors with confidence and comfort in a Base Camp Trailer, …

Want More Success and Happiness? No Joke, Science Says Avoid Pride

Research says pride comes in two different personalities. One you definitely want to avoid, if you want to live life to the fullest.<p>Do you consider yourself a proud person? Well, after this article, you may want to re-consider whether it's serving you or working against you. As it turns out, a rare …

55+ People Who Took Their Backyard Fences To Another Level

Fences are the poor man’s wall: they might not prevent someone from trespassing, but they’ll certainly imply that you would rather that they didn’t. …

Trespassing

Nobody wants your filthy house, and other tips for selling your home from the 'Property Brothers'

When it comes to getting the best price for your house, there might be no higher-profile experts than Drew and Jonathan Scott, the personable hosts of several HGTV series including the long-running "Property Brothers."<p>The 38-year-old twins started their real-estate ways while still in college, …

Real Estate

This $800 Robot Will Fold Your Laundry for You

Meet FoldiMate: a robotic laundry folding machine of the future.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from …

21 Recipes for Mouthwatering Memorial Day Burgers

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and, obviously, that means grilling burgers. Believe us, we'll throw just about <i>anything</i> that's edible over the flames, but the joy of biting into the rosy, juicy insides of a well-charred hunk of beef jammed between bread has established the burger in its deserved …

How Porn Is Messing with Your Manhood

Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than finding an adolescent male who hasn’t seen online porn. Surveys indicate the average boy watches …

Psychology

A financial planner outlines the top 10 money goals everyone should have

Some people do New Year's resolutions.<p>That's great, but I think you need to revisit your goals on a more consistent basis.<p>For me, that's every 90 days.<p>Other people don't bother to set goals.<p>They choose - unconsciously at least - to rely on luck.<p>Let's establish upfront that goals are something more …

Personal Finance

How I made almost $24,000 in 4 weeks freelancing online

Not because the question is stupid, but because, well, there really is no "right" answer.<p>The truth is that almost <i>anything</i> can make money.<p>But first, you have to change your mindset.<p>You must start viewing your skills and experiences as bankable, valuable resources with paying for.<p>You (yes, you) can …

Employment

The Foods that Fight High Blood Pressure

Are you one of the millions of people unknowingly living with high blood pressure? You’re not alone. About one in every three American adults deals …

Nutrition