Kevin

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Achieving Financial Success Without Extreme Frugality or a Huge Income

It’s not too hard to find stories in the media about seemingly ordinary people finding great financial success. You hear about what seems like an …

Personal Finance

9 Daily Money Making Habits of Successful People

<i>This article originally appeared on Millennial magazine.</i><p>Every successful individual has a day-to-day routine that has brought them to where they are …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Plants

Five Habits Of Successful (And Famous) Men

It scarcely seems possible, but rumours of President Barack Obama’s habit of eating just seven salted almonds as a late-night snack have been greatly …

The Smell of Depression

It seems like I've divided my feelings into categories, the way that one might do with fragrance types: floral, citrus, earthy, smoky, gourmand, spicy.<p>I decided last week that if I could find my signature scent I could stave off death. By death, I don't mean the big one, but little daily deaths: …

I Gave Up My Corporate Job to Be a Porn Star

It was a huge leap, but Alix Lynx regrets nothing.<p><i>When Alix Lynx realized her career as a communications executive wasn't sustainable after repeated layoffs, she leapt at the opportunity to fulfill her long-time dream of becoming a porn star. A few close friends were in on the secret, but her whole</i> …

FBI Admits It Urged Change Of Apple ID Password For Terrorist's iPhone

Apple executives face a court order to help create what the company calls a "backdoor" to the phone. [Update: San Bernardino County officials said the FBI had requested the Apple ID password reset of Syed Farook’s phone, which the FBI acknowledged Saturday night.]<p>The Apple ID password linked to the …

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Dominatrix

Your clients are going to want to do far stranger things than regular BDSM.<p><i>Holland Jones</i> <i>is a dominatrix based in Los Angeles, California.</i><p><b>1. You can't become a dominatrix without learning how to be a submissive first.</b><p>Most reputable dungeons won't allow you to walk in off the street and start working …

Los Angeles

Scientists find link between people impressed by wise-sounding, 'profound' quotes and low intelligence

A new study has shown that people who believe in psuedo-profound, intellectual-sounding quotes are less intelligent<p>Ever get annoyed by people on social media who share 'profound' quotes, or use meaningless, intelligent-sounding soundbites in arguments?<p>A new study has shown that there is a link …

Research

23 iPhone-only apps that will make your Android friends jealous

It may not be fair, but it's a great perk for iPhone users, and it means there's always something new to try.<p>You can enjoy the best news and weather apps, exclusives from Instagram and Adobe, and the most beautiful game we've seen this year.<p>In these 23 iPhone-only apps, you are guaranteed to find …

Get Apple TV's New Screensavers On Any Windows PC or Mac

If you’ve grabbed one of those shiny fourth-generation Apple TVs then no doubt you’ll be enjoying the looping video wallpapers that come with …

Smart TV

Protect Your Investment: How to Care for a Suit

You shelled out the cash, now learn to protect your formal investment with six easy steps.<p>W<i>hether you're a suit-wearer or the kind of guy who prefers jeans and sneakers, there are certain style-minded skills every man should possess. That's where we come in. This week, we present five essential</i> …

Turn Your House Into a Hotel Room

Five ways to upgrade your living experience at home.<p>Spend a few days in a hotel getting accustomed to the royal treatment and it's pretty hard to return to normal life. No more room service, no more turn down service, no more pleasant voice on the other end of a phone catering to your every whim. …

The Essential Shopping List for New Law Students

Making it through law school is a different animal from med school and other graduate programs. For one thing, law students have to dress to impress …

Deals: $100 off 12" MacBooks, Free Apple TVs with 13" MacBook Airs, early-2015 13" MacBook Pro for $1,099

To kick off the week, Apple resellers initiated limited time, $80-$100 discounts on 12" MacBook Airs. Meanwhile, AI has teamed up with Adorama to …

PS World Deals: $600 off 13" MacBook Air, $300 off iMac 5K, $600 of MacBook Pros, $260 off Phanton 2 Vision & $900 off Mac Pros

In recognition of the 2015 Photoshop World conference, B&H Photo this week is aggressively discounting some Macs and Photography-related gear, …

An Important Porn Study Finds That Women Are Searching For Lesbians And Threesomes

Pornhub conducted a follow-up to its 2014 What Women Want study, in which they examined search result data to give us a better understanding of what women are searching for when it comes to porn. This year’s study is broader in that it breaks down not just the basic search details, but information …

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

9 horrible things the Christian right does because “God” said it was OK

<b>(Twin Design via Shutterstock)</b><p>Hobby Lobby isn’t alone. Evangelicals routinely manipulate the Bible’s teachings to serve their political agenda<p>Valerie Tarico<p>July 14, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Christians may be a super majority in the U.S. They may control the U.S. Congress and, as we all were reminded …

OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 Public Betas Are Now Available

Mac: OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 were announced just a month ago, and today the public betas for both are available for everyone willing to dip their …

Office 2016 for Mac brings the first overhaul of Microsoft’s tools on OS X in 5 years

Microsoft’s plan to broaden the appeal of its subscription-based Office 365 service took another step forward today with the official launch of Office 2016 for Mac.<p>Already available across Windows, Android and iOS devices, the introduction of a new version for OS X – the first in five years – …

Software

How to Dress for the Office Every Day for an Entire Month

Twenty outfits selected to boost your career.<p>We're a long way from the Don Draper era, when men were expected to wear the same gray suit everyday to the office, day in, day out. With most offices today having a more relaxed approach to dress codes, the doors have opened on a whole new world of …

Amazon's voice control speaker is now available for all

While not every gadget Amazon throws to the wall sticks (<i>cough</i> Fire Phone), the Echo voice-controlled wireless speaker was a surprising smash. Though it's been on sale for quite awhile by invitation only, Amazon's now put it up on pre-order for anyone who wants it. As a reminder, here's how it …

Smart Homes

How To Make Your Wife Happy In 5 Minutes A Day

Do you only have five minutes to make your wife happy per day? No, you probably have more, but it's a good thought experiment to show that even tiny increments of time can make a huge difference in your marriage. This is a relationship-focused extension of this piece about how to make your life …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …