Kristan Thompson

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Get rid of your cable TV package now!

I was afraid, too. Then I cut the cord, saved a ton and can still watch whatever I want. Here’s how to do it<p>David Sirota<p>May 29, 2013 7:05pm (UTC)<p>For those of you sick of paying ever-higher cable bills, two huge pieces of news in the last week should encourage you to take action.<p>First came news that …

15 Secrets to Cleaning Your Home in Half the Time

No need to block off a full day for cleaning.<p>No need to block off a full day for cleaning.

Bluetooth Speakers Review

Continuing my series on accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (cases and screen protectors were previous installments), let's look at Bluetooth speakers. This installment applies to any cell phone, but I tested with the S4.<p>Here, there are many choices, and I won't pretend to have surveyed them all. …

Gear & Gadgets

Why 80% of People Worldwide Will Soon Stop Eating Wheat

The future of wheat is certain, and it’s toxic. There are as many health risks associated with the consumption of wheat as there are nutritional …

The Power of Habit: Make & Break Habits with the Habit Loop | The Art of Manliness

For better or for worse, our habits shape us. A good habit is a strong ally in our journey to becoming the men we want to be, while a bad habit acts …

A New Normal

When you have a chronic illness you have to re-evaluate your life completely. <br>I have had to accept that I'm not the same person any more. I realise …

A Chart About Hipsters by xkcd

The latest xkcd comic charts the rising prevalence of hipsters, complaints about hipsters, discussion surrounding the use of the word “hipster,” and …

Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, tries new approach to school discipline — suspensions drop 85%

Jim Sporleder, principal of Lincoln High School<p>THE FIRST TIME THAT principal Jim Sporleder tried the New Approach to Student Discipline at Lincoln …

When It's Not Enough

It’s was a hard Monday.<p>The crazy thing about having a mood disorder is that sometimes your mood swings out of nowhere. Some days you wake up, and the …

This blog is discontinued

Let me tell you a thing, about an amazing man named Patrick Stewart<p>I went to Comicpalooza this weekend and I was full of nervous energy as I was …

The Gift of Delayed Grief

My early twenties weren’t exactly a stellar time. Within a short period of time I was raped twice. I found out I was pregnant shortly after I decided …

Remembering Ray Manzarek, Keyboardist For The Doors

<i>This interview was originally broadcast in 1998.</i><p>The mythology surrounding The Doors has centered largely on its lead singer, Jim Morrison, who died under mysterious circumstances in 1971. Morrison is still considered one of rock music's tortured poets and sex gods, but instrumentally, The Doors' …

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Makeup for Your Hair: Color Wow's Innovative New Line

Photo: Courtesy of Color Wow<p>Gail Federici is a problem solver. When frustrated by her own unruly frizz, she brought an innovative line of frizz-control products to the hair care marketplace. Partnered with legendary stylist John Frieda, the duo also launched the first line of products—Sheer Blonde …

Ilona Szwarc’s American Girls

Over the past two years, Ilona Szwarc has documented over a hundred girls and their American Girl dolls. Ilona first encountered the American Girl phenomenon while photographing the streets of New York. “I kept noticing girls walking around with their look-alike dolls,” she told me. “Initially, I …

Option To Fail May Aid Children’s Academic Success

New research completed by the American Psychological Association states, students are able to learn better if they are told that failure is an option …

How to Use Bleach to Make Your Own Custom T-Shirts

Summer style is all about the t-shirt. Actually, style all year round is pretty t-shirt-friendly, but few things beat a lazy Saturday spent in cutoffs, your favorite tee, and a pair of flip flops. But who says that classic tee has to be plain? Using a bit of bleach, water, and a few basic DIY …