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My mom wrote me over 100 'lunchbox letters' when I was a kid — and 15 years later, I've realized her advice still works

One day in 2003, when I was in 6th grade, my mom put a letter in my lunchbox with some advice on it. "Don't be quick to judge the girls at school — it's up to you to look for something good in each one."<p>My mom, Stephanie Skylar, was the Executive VP and Director of Marketing for Chief Super Market …

Parenting

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10 daily habits that are sabotaging your productivity and success

When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." —</i> …

Time Management

Apple made two versions of the iPhone 7 -- and one of them sucks

Much like last year, Apple made two versions of its iPhone. In last year’s 6s, Apple chose to utilize two separate processors — one marginally better than the other. In this year’s iPhone 7, Apple again chose different components, this time for the modem.<p>One iPhone 7 has a Qualcomm modem, while the …

The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

It was a Friday afternoon at Mike Lanza’s house in Menlo Park, Calif., and the boys were going crazy. There were boys playing ball in the street, while in the backyard, boys were skittering along the top of the fence while others were wrestling on the trampoline. The house itself is nothing special …

Parenting

The 2016 Wildlife Comedy Photography Finalists Are All You Need

Take a break from the election and check these out.<p>We are only three weeks away from the election, and Hillary Clinton has already pointed out that the way to get through this is by watching funny cat gifs, so why not take a break from the political insanity with a bit of wildlife?<p>The Comedy …

14 garden tricks to make it look like you hired a pro

It's wonderful to be good friends with your neighbours, but it's ok to admit that you want your house and garden to be a little nicer than theirs. …

Landscaping

12 life-improving laundry tricks for all lazy people

When it comes to chores around the house, there's no shame in being a little uninspired and lazy. We <i>all</i> are sometimes. But what if we could make the …

Garden fencing for nosey neighbours in stylish ways

Is there anything worse than planning to spend some time out in your garden, only to see your neighbours peering over or twitching their curtains? …

9 easy ways to free up space at home

Most people tend to accumulate the standard collection of furniture that has been used to furnish much larger homes for aeons. If they live in a …

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

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10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

Success

HomeKit: The ultimate guide to Apple home automation

Just getting started with HomeKit or recently purchased your first HomeKit-enabled accessory? Awesome! You've just bought into one of the most …

August Updates Smart Lock With HomeKit, Releases New Doorbell Cam, Smart Keypad

Home automation is big business, which probably explains why Apple has been trying to bring it under its purview with HomeKit. Allowing home …

Safe and Natural Wood Finish for Babies

I love working with wood. I remember spending many hours in the garage with my father while I was growing up. I would watch him working on his …

Crash Course: 8 Ways to Discipline Your Kids

Whether you’re a parent or babysitter sometimes you need a go-to trick or two—or three— when it comes to discipline. All families develops their own …

How to Shoot in Low Light 9 Commonly Asked Questions

According to British photojournalist Donald McCullin, “There is no such thing as bad light, just misunderstood light.” Many photographers consider …

How to fall asleep in one minute

It is less helpful when we are trying to wind down for the day.<p>However, a simple breathing technique can switch off the stress response and settle us …

Best Stretching and Strengthening Exercises for Cyclists

Your tight muscles may be holding you back. Here’s how to balance them out for a super strong—and comfortable—pedal stroke.<p>We working cyclists spend a whole lot of waking hours in the same position. Sitting, hunched over desks. Sitting, hunched over phones. Sitting, hunched over handlebars, …

Workouts

Floating Shelf with Sliding Drawer for Modest Storage

Floating shelf with a drawer is an intriguing wall shelf design and style idea. Basic and elegant wooden shelf appears like an ordinary wall shelf, …

Dad Brings Toddler's Imaginary Super Mario Game To Life... And It's Incredible

Have you ever wondered what was going through your child's mind when they're playing an imaginary game?<p>This father did, and decided to use his …

How to Make a Plastic Bottle Mosquito Trap

Community Tested<p>You can easily reduce the number of mosquitoes on your property with a plastic bottle trap that will attract and kill the mosquitos. …

Best of the Hotline: How to Clean an Enameled Cast Iron Pot

<i>Some questions on the Hotline have staying power, and for good reason -- they cover the questions we ask ourselves time and time again. Join us as we revisit some of the most popular.</i><p><i>Today: We've all been there -- kitchen mishaps happen. Here are the best ways to clean your Le Creuset and other</i> …

What You Need To Know About Booking Your Flight

(Photo: Ticking Clock/Shutterstock)<p>For at least two decades, industry experts have been speculating about basic timing factors in finding the lowest airfares. The big question: When is the best time to buy plane tickets? So far, nobody has been able to come up with definitive answers that stand the …

Flying

57 Life-Changing Upgrades for Every Room in Your Home

These new gadgets and products—plus hard-earned wisdom and tips—will make your home smarter, more functional, and more fun to live in.<p>These new gadgets and products—plus hard-earned wisdom and tips—will make your home smarter, more functional, and more fun to live in.