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New Smart - Home Technologies - Quiet Corner

Digital advances have dramatically reshaped our daily lives, yet for the most part, today’s typical home isn’t very different from a home built 50 …

Forever Alone Pizza: 5-Minute Mug Pizza Is A Practically Perfect Internet Recipe

Once upon a time I worked in a hip retail store where all the coolest products could be found: mason jars, ripped-up baggy clothes at inflated prices, retro-inspired items like Polaroid cameras and record players and a healthy book selection that featured cookbooks focusing on the latest food …

Time I

Artist Paints Cute Little Undies On Pebbles

"Urban patterns disrupted by painted underpants."<p>Artist Andre Levy, better known as Zhion, has released his latest project called “Original Sin: …

Art

The Bizarre Pasta-Cooking Trick That Works Better Than Boiling Water

Teaser: There's bacon involved.<p>I had a life-changing pasta moment in the test kitchen last week: I cooked pasta — but I didn't even boil a pot of water. Excuse me, did you hear that?! I did <i>not</i> boil water. So how did I cook the hard noodles then? In garlicky bacon fat and chicken broth (I know, …

Cooking

14 great responses when a job interviewer asks, 'Any questions for me?'

And now those infamous words have just come out of the mouth of the person who is sitting across the desk from you. And you desperately wish you had something to ask.<p>This is a good time to remember what interviews are really all about.<p>It can be easy to forget that interviews aren't about you. …

Employment

8 Super Successful Businesses That Were Created by College Students

And some tips on how to join their ranks.<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement

College & University

Mark Cuban shares his top 5 tips for professionals in their 20s

He remembers that when he first moved into their apartment, things were so cramped that he'd come in at night after bartending and have to sleep on the couch — or, if that was occupied, the floor. He kept his belongings in a heap.<p>Cuban didn't have much of a technology background, but landed a job …

H&R Block

Art-Inspired Wedding Details That Creative Couples Will Love

If you're an artsy couple, you'd probably be psyched to incorporate some of your love of painting and illustration into your big day. But even if …

Weddings

Clark Howard

Clark’s Travel Booking<br>& Planning Guide Submit Your Travel Photos<br>and See Latest Gallery<p><b>Never Miss a Deal!</b> Follow Clark Smart Travel pages for the …

Frugal Living

Everlane: The San Francisco clothing company that launches t-shirts like they’re iPhones

When the San Francisco-based apparel brand Everlane launched in 2011 with its simply designed t-shirts, ties, and bags in luxe materials, it could easily have been yet another e-commerce site seeking to “disrupt” the crowded market for high-end basic clothing.<p>Five years later, Everlane is one of …

13 Easy Ways to Add Personality to a Neutral Home Decor

So you have a rather neutral home decor with safe neutral colors, standard furniture and an overall pleasing but unremarkable look. There’s nothing …

Personal Finance

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

Make Your Own Lightweight Picture Frame Out Of Foamcore

Tracking down the perfect frame can be difficult if the picture or poster you're looking to display has unusual dimensions. Even if you do find one, …

DIY

Tips from a Butler

We asked our friend Oliver Hawthorne, a House Manager and former hotel butler at Claridge’s, to share some of his miracle tips for stains, polishing, …

Onions

How I pitched a 32-hour workweek — and got it

One potential solution? An alternative work arrangement. When structured well, it can help you get more stuff done <i>and</i> have more free time.<p>It worked for me: I have a 32-hour workweek.<p>I've been working as a health-care analyst since 2007 and had been toying with the idea of pitching an alternative …

New Orleans

I Used to Be Transgender. Here’s My Take on Kids Who Think They Are Transgender.

When a 9-year-old boy who identifies as Stormi, a transgender girl, started selling Girl Scout cookies, one neighbor was not amused, according to …

This Clever Grass Daybed Takes Sunbathing to a New Level

Just make sure to keep your pets off it.<p>Greenery has a way of making everything seem more vibrant. But when you're working with a concrete outdoor space, crafty ideas for adding natural elements like grass can be hard to come by.<p>Enter the Grass Daybed. In this video, Jason Hodges, an Australian …

10 Things Not to Say to an Extroverted Introvert

Know your audience, people.<p><b>1. "I'll let you know what my plans are in a few hours!"</b> Oh, you mean at 10 p.m. when it is currently 2 p.m., and by 10 p.m., god knows where my head will be at, but it's likely it will be on a pillow on the couch while <i>Bridesmaids</i> plays in the background? Yeah, good luck …

Target Changes Prices After Being Called Out For Charging Women More

A new study reveals just how pervasive over-charging women for the same items as men really is.<p>In its first-ever study on gender pricing, the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found that, for similar goods from scooters to razors, women pay more than men 42 percent of the time.<p>This …

9 Minor Tweaks That Make Your Kitchen Feel Remodeled

When you can't afford a total gut job, focus on these specific changes instead.<p>Want a new kitchen but don't want to spend the money or time necessary on a major renovation? Forget the idea of the "right" kitchen and improve your space with some "right now" partial remodeling ideas. In her new …

Read the Hilarious Letter a Dad Wrote When His 6-Year-Old Asked for Money

"After reviewing your account, we have found you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores."<p>When one 6-year-old boy asked his dad for an allowance to buy a new toy, the father took it as an opportunity to give the little tyke his first lesson in finance. The dad printed out a …

The strange way I stick to my most difficult goal

Over the past four years, I've discovered many incredible ways to hack my habits and improve my life. I have taught myself to love running, dramatically improved my diet, and found the focus to write a bestselling book.<p>Understanding how the mind works and using it to affect my daily behaviors has …

Self-improvement

My Quest for Full Body Laser Hair Removal: Part I

Over the past few years of young adulthood, I've formed a mental bucket list of things to invest in when and if I have the resources: a monthlong adventure in Asia, a Birkin bag, the finest education for my future children, the New York City Ballet, and full-body laser hair removal. Well, I'm happy …

5-Minute Death Sets | Men's Health

Think I’m crazy to make you work that long?<p>Granted, I am a bit mentally unstable, but my 5-Minute Death Sets have a lot of merit to them.<p>Here’s why: The method extends the time your muscle fibers are under tension. This builds mental fortitude, increases muscular endurance, boosts fat loss, and …

Video: This Is How You Shoot Three Different Portraits in One Second Using Lighting

The shape and quality of light used in a portrait can have an extremely profound effect on the overall outcome of the photo. We all know that by now. …

Demonstration

Angela Ahrendts: the woman aiming to make Apple a luxury brand

Confirmed last week as the tech giant’s highest-paid executive, the ex Burberry chief is charged with making the Apple ‘experience’ even sleeker. It might also mean larger profits<p>In Danny Boyle’s gripping Steve Jobs film, the talkie action is set before a series of product launches. The issue …

United Methodist

You Don’t Need a Studio for Pro Portraits — Make the Most of What You DO Have

My name is Nick Fancher and I am a Columbus, Ohio-based commercial and portrait photographer. I specialize in lighting — specifically with the use of …

Artist Perfectly Captures Everyday Style Struggles

Tangled hair. Smudged Eyeliner. Outfit fatigue.<p>Artist Cassandra Calin, a 21-year-old Romanian graphic design student studying in Montreal, manages to perfectly capture some of the peskiest style struggles in her illustrations.<p>"All my comics are inspired by my real life experiences and the little …

Study Skills