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This Millennial Created A $1M, Ultra-Lean Business While Traveling Abroad

Imagine running a business that would allow you to travel the world and still bring in more than $1 million in annual revenue. That’s what Anton Kraly, 32, pulled off.<p>After graduating from college in 2006, Kraly spent $25,000 to buy a delivery route to sell cookies in Merrick, N.Y., a Long Island …

Small Business

Top 5 Reasons You Should Start a Business Blog

Blogging, especially when combined with social media, is a powerful way to promote your business online. There are still many small business owners …

Learn any of these 16 programming languages and you'll always have a job

Someone has to write that software. Why not you?<p>There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others.<p>When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — even as relatively …

Artists

Star Wars reading list: where to start after you finish the movies

Take your first step into a larger world<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> universe is more than just a handful of blockbuster films and animated television shows. The sheer volume of material is a double-edged sword: it provides dedicated fans plenty of new material to immerse themselves in, but it can also deter …

How To Become A Developer (Even If You Can't Code)

Many people want to become developers, but just don’t have the time or desire to learn to code.<p>But guess what? Thanks to advances in no-code technologies, workers with zero programming skills can take on roles as software developers. The new term coined for these folks: citizen …

Software Development

10 Powerful Apps To Help You Manage Email Like A Boss

Email is an inherent part of our daily life. It’s hard to imagine a week or even a day without it. We use it for regular communication, marketing, negotiation, business and more. But it can get distracting and destructive.<p>Most of the time your inbox gets overloaded because of poor email management …

Apps

How to Easily Maintain a Water Heater

Get more hot water and extend the life of your water heater by following these tips.<p>A well-functioning water heater keeps a household running smoothly. When the water cools or runs out, everyone will notice the next time they want a nice, hot shower. Here are a few steps you can take to maximize …

Home Improvement

LinkedIn 101: How To Craft A Stellar Profile

This is the first in a series of posts all focused on the most powerful social media tool for building your personal brand – LinkedIn. In this post, I’ll tell you everything you need to know to build a stellar profile. That’s the cornerstone of an effective LinkedIn strategy.<p>I am amazed by how many …

Employment

10 Things The Most Successful People Do Every Day

What habits, tactics and routines do the most successful people use to achieve their earth-shaking accomplishments?One guy wanted to know. So he …

Self-improvement

'The Empire Strikes Back' Force-choked by Honest Trailers

Honest Trailers goes to the dark side with a hilarious take on the beloved Star Wars sequel.<p>Leave it to Honest Trailers to find something to make fun of in the one Star Wars film that's hard to find fault with.<p>In a YouTube video posted Tuesday, Honest Trailers takes a closer look at the '80s film …

Science Fiction

Five Annoying New Interview Questions You'll Hear In 2017

I love to hear about employers who are stepping out of the old-fashioned Machine Age mindset to treat their employees and job applicants like valued collaborators.<p>I am glad to hear those stories, but I am never short of correspondence describing the opposite scenario!<p>Too many organizations cling to …

Employment

DIY Booze Dispensers

Helps you make pour decisions<p>At the end of a long day, nothing is more tiring than hoisting that heavy bottle of hooch, removing the cap and pouring …

Your Goals Are Pretty Useless Unless You Do This First

Goal setting is one thing, but goal reaching is something else. Life coach Michael Hyatt shares a ridiculously simple way to seriously better your odds<p>Goal setting is one of the great commonalities among successful entrepreneurs. But it isn't enough to just set goals. You actually have to commit to …

Goal Setting

Here are 8 board games to distract your family with this Thanksgiving

Turn off your TV and enjoy some actual human interaction!<p>The holidays are a good time to unplug and partake in activities that don't involve a room full of people blankly staring at a screen for hours on end. If you want to spend some quality time with your loved ones this Thanksgiving, what better …

Board Games

Our favorite noise-cancelling wireless headphones just got a major upgrade after 2 years

As quickly as technology evolves these days, it is fairly rare that any product can stand the test of time for six months, let alone several years. …

Five Great Apps That Will Teach You How to Code

A few years ago, if you wanted to learn coding you had to buy a 20-pound paperback with some cute animal on the cover and then navigate through …

Apps

Want clean air? NASA says these are the best house plants for filtering out chemicals

In today’s modern world it can feel really hard to have a safe space where the air is clean and healthy. Especially if you live in a city it is …

In pictures: The Prisoner at 50

<b>It was 50 years ago, on 5 September 1966, that the cameras rolled for the first time in the Italianate village of Portmeirion as filming got under way for the cult 1960s adventure TV show The Prisoner.</b><p>The programme starred actor Patrick McGoohan playing the part of Number Six who is held captive in …

TV

The Ultimate Guide to Every Science Fiction and Fantasy Show on TV This Fall

It’s almost September, which means it’s almost time to pack the kids off to school, get out the coats (oh god, please let this heat finally recede), …

Heres How You Can Create DIY Bath Bombs to Clean Your Toilet Bowls At Home

Generally, we should all strive to keep our homes as neat and clean as possible for at the end of the day it is the place that we will rest and relax …

21 Instagram Cleaning Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

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Hackaday

Cloudflare is one of those Internet companies you use all the time, but don’t usually know it. Big websites you visit use Cloudflare to shore up …

How to extend the warranty on your smartphone or laptop from 1 to 2 years without paying extra money

And yet even with the high price, when you are staring at your shiny new MacBook in the Apple Store and the salesperson is trying to force you to imagine breaking it, many of us cave. "OK, yes, I would like to buy AppleCare+."<p>It doesn't have to be that way.<p>There's a simple trick you can use to get …

Personal Finance

Pokemon Go got Brooklyn man going, he says he got 'em all

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Pokémon Go is the video game that has everyone talking. The interactive hit blends the virtual world of Pokémon with the real world, and it has people across the globe going outdoors with just one goal: gotta catch 'em all.<p>A Brooklyn man is laying claim to being the first person to …

Pokémon

How to Make the Ultimate Garage Workbench

For the past six months, I've been hammering and banging on a flimsy folding plastic table. That's right. I'm a full-time DIY and how-to blogger, a …

Woodworking

These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.<p>With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show …

Engineering

How To Install a Crown Molding - DIY Home Improvement Ideas - RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Ideas, Costs, Tips, and Advice

Crown molding is one of the trickiest moldings to cut and install. One of the basics rules is that you measure the wall normally from end to end, but …

Blind Your Friends and Neighbors With This Ridiculous Homemade Flashlight

A DIY, totally overkill way to light up the night.<p>It looks a little like a speaker built out of an old-school lunchbox, but this project by YouTuber Brian DeContreras is actually a 100-watt LED flashlight he built from scratch. Watch the video as he demonstrates how you could build it yourself.<p>The …

Gear & Gadgets