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How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi

Missed the Eclipse? Start Making Plans for the Next One

In 2024, another eclipse will traverse the United States—this time from south to north. If you missed the 2017 eclipse, make sure you're ready next time.<p>Now that the Great American Eclipse is finally underway, people across the country are sharing their eclipse photos and experiences. If you're one …

Primark Is Now Selling Knitted Sneakers, and They’re Under $20

Whether it’s Kanye West’s latest Yeezy Boost design, a modern update on a classic Air Jordan sneaker or Balenciaga’s merger of high-fashion and …

3 Proven Rituals That Will Make You Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

Motivation

31 life skills every functioning adult should master

Life is funny.<p>No one gets a handbook upon turning 18, complete with all the rules they'll need to memorize and competencies they'll need to …

How to be a good listener: the experts' guide

A close friend was going through a terrible time this summer. As she cried to me on the phone in her lunch break or over coffee at the weekend, I tried to be the best friend I could. I told her to focus on the friends and partner who love her, suggested therapy and exercise to alleviate her stress, …

Self-help

This Week in Popular

Need photography ideas to jumpstart your week? From epic landscapes to eye-catching portraits to wonderful wildlife, we’ve collected the top 25 …

New York City

​20 naive mistakes that make your home unhealthy

We all want to live in beautiful homes. In addition, we all want to live in <i>clean</i> homes, which is why we subject ourselves to routine sweeping, …

Warner Bros. Records CEO buys a Buff, Straub & Hensman in Pacific Palisades

Cameron Strang, the chairman and chief executive of<p>Warner Bros.Records, has bought a pedigreed home in Pacific Palisades for $6.5 million.<p>Designed by noted architectural firm Buff, Straub & Hensman, the 1956 residence sits on two acres of grounds filled with mature oaks and sycamore trees.<p>Entered …

Real Estate

I'm just starting to share film photos of my trip to Portugal on tumblr, including a set of this warm late afternoon light at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. Follow the link in my profile to see my film and DSLR images.

13 things mentally strong people don't do

It's usually seen in what you <i>don't</i> do.<p>In her book, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," author Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach."<p>It's about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.<p>Here are 13 things mentally strong people do not do, …

Self-help

This is why we should be farming in skyscrapers

If you follow architecture or design at all, you may have come across aggressively futuristic renderings of skyscrapers topped with rice paddies, or …

The fitness apps that gave me six-pack abs

I saw my six pack for the first time at the age of 40. Prior to that, my abs had been hidden behind a thick layer of fat that I’d built up over years of living a sedentary geek lifestyle. The only exercise I got was racing to be first in line at the Apple Store for a product launch.<p>Then one day, a …

Fitness

Sleep: How to nap like a pro

We’ve all heard of the merits of power naps, says Tiffanie Wen, but are there good and bad ways to sleep during the day?<p>Growing up, sleep was considered paramount in my family home. My siblings and I didn’t have many house rules – bedtimes were flexible, we had free reign over microwaved TV dinners …

Sleep

18 Of The Most Magnificent Table Designs Ever

How often do you use your dinner table? Likely everyday, and probably for more than just eating. We work at tables, do arts and crafts, enjoy a good …

Furniture

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

Give It Your Blood, And This Futuristic Device Can Diagnose 1,000 Pathogens In Hours

Europe’s FDA equivalent has just approved IRIDICA, a system that could change how doctors fight infectious diseases.<p>There is a diagnostic platform sitting in a hospital in Paris that can identify over 1,000 disease-causing pathogens in just six hours and could potentially save hundreds of thousands …

Medicine

5 Ways To Pound The Competition With Emotionally-Charged Leadership

Nine years back I hired a sales leader with a face like a European James Bond who had a great pedigree, dressed Zegna impeccably and had lots of years scaling startups. He talked a good game, like Jay-Z at the mic. Everyone was hyped up, excited by him. But the results were like aliens: They never …

Is This Psychedelic iOS Keyboard The Craziest UI In Design History?

WHAT IS THIS…I DON’T EVEN…WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MEEEEEE????<p>On December 16, 1997, an episode of the popular animated series <i>Pokemon</i> aired in Japan, during which the lovable electric gopher Pikachu spent a few minutes frenetically blasting rainbow-hued missiles out of the air with his rapid-fire …

ShopKeep Updates iPad App with Apple Pay Support

Point-of-sale manufacturer ShopKeep today updated its official iPad app with support for Apple Pay, now allowing customers to pay with their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Merchants can accept Apple Pay payments if they have a ShopKeep terminal and an Ingenico iCMP Bluetooth Credit Card reader, which …

Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

Tech startup Quirky and GE, who officially announced their partnership in April of 2013, launched seven new products that seek to reinvent home security, outlets, switches, and sensors. With the fleet, the companies believe they have the potential to make smart home technology accessible. "Through …

Home Automation

The Incredible Paper Race Cars of Paul Bischof

This is Paul Bischof. He loves Formula 1 race cars. His love might border on obsession, which is convenient because his incredible paper recreations of race cars landed him a job working on the real thing.<p>As you can see in the video above, Paul creates stunning reproductions of race cars almost …

So you want to buy a connected light bulb? Start here

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>When it comes to having a smarter house, most people’s thoughts soon turn to lighting. Having lights that turn on or off on a …

Sonos Offers Rare Gift Card Promotion This Holiday Season

We have reviewed several Sonos wireless speakers and audio accessories at <i>iPhone Life</i>, and in this reviewer's opinion, there are few products that compare. The speakers sound astonishingly great, with solid wireless performance, and their streaming app and service library keeps getting richer and …

Shopping

The Twisted Psychology of Busyness (You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are) | Inc.com

A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function …

Time Management

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Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

American Nile: Saving the Colorado

In the four years since that journey, I've continued my exploration of the Colorado River Basin's tributaries. My mission is to showcase the breadth and beauty of this river system, as well as investigate the changes of the last century.<p>My primary tool is a camera, along with old landscape …