Mark Mehelis

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I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>6 min read<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent, let alone eat. …

Profit

Repl.it lets you program in your browser

No matter whether you are a seasoned programmer or you simply want to take your first steps in writing code, Repl.it wants to help you get from idea to result as fast as possible — without complicated installs and setup procedures getting in your way.<p>The Y Combinator-funded project, which released …

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

Muscle

Mom's Cheesecake

My mom is a terrific cook. I always looked forward to big family dinners, not just for seeing relatives but because I knew she would be making the …

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

The Absolute Best Way to Pack Your Suitcase to Avoid Wrinkles

According to my dad, the Michelangelo of suitcase packingWhen it comes to packing, there’s the internet expert’s standard — which includes folding …

A six pack won’t make you a better runner, but these deep core exercises might

Your deep core muscles aren't visible, but they could prevent chronic back pain.<p>Most new runners assume that the best way to improve is simply to run greater and greater distances. While it’s true that going farther and faster will improve your running skills, most coaches and trainers will advise …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient | Inc.com

Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: …

Self-improvement

I made a great discovery when I stopped staring at a woman on the beach

It was the crack of dawn and I couldn't stop looking over at the woman a few feet away from me on the beach. I had come to watch the sunrise and she was getting on my nerves.<p>The woman, who was probably in her 60s, was hunched over, incessantly tapping and swiping on the screen of her cellphone …

Butter-Crunch Lemon Bars

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°.<p>Step 2<p>To prepare crust, place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed …

How to photograph the stars: 9 steps to stunning night images

With the right settings, a camera can literally mix heaven and earth. The night sky can create some stunning images, but since cameras are at their …

Landscape Photography

Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies Recipe on Food52

• 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temp<br>• 2/3 cup powdered sugar<br>• 1/2 lemon, zested<br>• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from the zested lemon half)<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground lavender<br>• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract<br>• 2 cups flour<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter and …

Dessert

How to make a sourdough starter—and keep it alive

The perfect loaf starts with some bacterial friends.<p>Sourdough bread, tangy and chewy, is my favorite bread for grilled cheese sandwiches (white cheddar only, please), pesto paninis, and eating an entire loaf in one sitting. To rise, this bread doesn't rely on the packets of dried yeast you find in …

grilled cheese

All About Leavening for Baking and Cooking

Leaveners are used in baked goods to improve texture and visual appearance. They create air pockets within a dough or batter to give the final …

Using Science and History to Unlock the Secrets of Bread

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Two years ago in Paris, Nathan Myhrvold wandered the Louvre on a mission, camera in hand, documenting every image of bread that he could find. “Sadly, art historians don’t catalog paintings by whether or not there’s bread in them,” he said.<p>So Mr. Myhrvold, the former chief …

Metal-detecting essentials for your next treasure hunt

You never know what you might find.<p>The lure of treasure hunting is not that of striking proverbial gold (although some still do search for it), but that you never know what historical holdovers the ground will produce. At the right local spot—an old battlefield or remote beach—these tools will …

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website | Inc.com

Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with Google.<p>With one fell swoop, Google just provided proven tools, best practices, …

Startups

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Female orgasms aren't all that mysterious

A new study suggests it's pretty easy to figure out.<p>We’ve somehow gotten it into our heads, societally speaking, that femininity is an enigma. If men are dogs, then women are cats—fickle, inscrutable, and liable to swat at you if you touch them wrong. Turns out, though, it's pretty clear what women …

Hands-on with 10 Xbox One X games that show us what it's really capable of

There are two sides to the Xbox One X showing at Gamescom 2017. Initially, Microsoft's colossal acreage only seems to play host to a small range of …

The Ingredient That's About to Change the Way You Bake

I once worked in a basement kitchen that could drop down to 50° F in winter, chilling cookie doughs and cake batters to the extent they couldn’t be creamed. As a workaround, I often warmed my sugar in a low oven to knock off the chill, bringing it up to about 70° F. One day, sidetracked by a series …

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

These Insanely Soft Sugar Cookies Taste Just Like Childhood

These will take you back.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Cookies<p>3½ cups flour<p>1½ teaspoons baking soda<p>¼ teaspoon salt<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature<p>1 egg<p>½ cup sour cream<p>1 teaspoon vanilla<p>Frosting<p>½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature<p>2 cups powdered sugar<p>2 tablespoons milk<p>1. …

11 North African and Middle Eastern Desserts

Drown your problems in palm oil and honey<p>You're likely familiar with famous North African and Middle Eastern dishes like tahini and cous cous. But …

Dessert

5 common problems with your dishwasher and how to fix them

Some of us rely heavily on dishwashers to do our dirty work, but when the machine breaks or malfunctions, our home can quickly turn into a scene from</i> …

Cleaning

Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugars and beat again.<p>2<p>Done<p>Add the eggs one at a time and beat until mixed in. Stir in the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue