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How to Stay Calm and Not Yell at Your Kids (Even If You're Really Mad)

Ever tried to control your reaction when you were really, <i>really</i> mad? Having good intentions is one thing—reality is quite another. You can think all …

Parenting

Top 10 Clever Google Search Tricks

Google is a more powerful tool than most people realize. You can get much more refined searches with Google’s built-in tools, advanced operators, and …

Danish Blue Cheese Gougéres Recipe by Kathy Gori

<b>A gougére is a small choux pastry, basically a savory cream puff, made here with tangy blue cheese.</b><br>By Kathy Gori<p>Danish Blue Cheese Gougéres<p>Print<p>Prep …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Creativity

How to Be Yourself

"Be yourself" is quite possibly the most commonly used phrase in the history of individualist-based advice. Be yourself. It's such a vague adage. …

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Almonds & Asiago | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Midway through summer, after I’ve enjoyed plenty of zucchini — sautéed, grilled, puréed in soup, and shredded in pancakes — I’m ready for a change but still flush with zukes. Shaving raw zucchini for this pretty salad is inspired relief! I like to use a mixture of green and golden zucchini; be sure …

Recipes

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

<i>When you stop chasing the wrong things you give<br>the right things a chance to catch you.</i><p>As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a …

How to Bring Your Car into the 21st Century with a Few DIY Upgrades

Whether you bought a new car yesterday or you’re riding along in a decades-old junker, your vehicle of choice may not have all the modern …

Deter Garden Pests Naturally with a DIY Caffeine Spray

You can rid your garden of pests naturally using a number of clever methods, but when you need to deter insects in real time a caffeine spray can do …

How Did You Get Your Job?

Landing a job these days—whether you're fresh out of college or have decades of experience—can take a lot of time and effort. There are more than a …

Attach Shelves to Your Closet Door to Save Space

Closet space is one of those things that few houses ever seem to have enough of. If you need to add some extra storage to a room, forum user …

This Guide to Asian Noodles Makes Sure You Cook Ramen, Soba, and Udon Perfectly Every Time

Once you dive into the world of asian noodles, you'll learn there's more than just ramen to enjoy. Rice noodles (also sold as Rice Stick), udon …

Grow an Endless Supply of Celery from an Old Celery Stalk

This little indoor gardening project might mean never having to buy celery again. Turn the base end of a bunch of celery (which you'd normally throw …

How to Permanently Solve Bad Reception with a Cell Phone Signal Booster

A recent survey by the Pew Internet and American Life project found that 72% of Americans experience some form of dropped calls, and 32% experience …

Annotary Marks Up Web Pages and Saves Them for Later Research

Chrome/Firefox/Safari: Whether you're researching a new car purchase or a term paper, you're probably going to be dealing with a lot of different web …

Video Tape Docks Videos on a Web Page So You Can Watch as You Scroll

Chrome: Ever start watching a YouTube video on a web site and get annoyed that you can't watch it while you scroll around? Video Tape allows you to …

The Dialer Home Screen

Reader Ryan Thistle made his home screen a little easier to use with big, tiled icons in a layout similar to the dialer on a phone. Here's how he put …