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25 Profound Quotes From the Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Everything

The spiritual leader of Tibet is widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, and is a powerful example to mankind on how to live a …

29 Cool and Quirky Kitchen Gadgets You'll Actually Want to Use

Here's proof that clever and quirky kitchen products can also be functional.<p>Fun doesn't always have to mean frivolous! Almost all of these gadgets and gizmos are actually useful, with the exception of a few that are just too cute or ridiculous to pass up.

A famous scorecard taught at Harvard Business School can help you improve your life and relationships

I’ve always known that I’m addicted to achievement. But it’s only in the past few years that I’ve realized that can be a bad thing.<p>Every year, when New Year’s Eve rolled around, I used to set resolutions like “run 13 half-marathons in 2013” (because #medals). That particular year, I hit the goal. I …

Management

From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers' lives | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

Small changes can sometimes make the biggest difference. Here our readers suggest the hobbies or routines that might make 2017 that bit brighter<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for us. So what rituals …

Die Hard

The 10 best books of the year, according to Amazon

Amazon Books editors read thousands of pages before settling on their ranking, which includes a number of memoirs as well as books from debut authors.<p>"The main challenge for us was that there were a number of great books to choose from," Amazon Books editor Chris Schluep told Business Insider. "In …

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101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor Online

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

5 Habits of the Most Likable People

Likability brings along some undeniable advantages. Here's how to increase yours.<p>While still children on the playground, we begin learning one of life's most beneficial skills: the ability to play well with others.<p>That trait continues to reap benefits through adulthood. For example, when you make …

Self-improvement

Meet the Brilliant Women Behind Your Favorite Apps

The 10 phenomenal females responsible for your iPhone addiction.<p>Inspiring women in the tech space are no longer few and far between. Exhibit A: These ten geniuses, responsible for some of the apps you can't live without. Move over, Evan Spiegel: our favorite game-changers are girls.

Salmon roll sushi bowl

<b>Sushi rice</b>: Using a mixing bowl, mix the cooked rice with rice vinegar and salt. Divide the rice between two bowls for serving.<p><b>Assembling</b>: Add …

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Stateside Style: 26 Made-in-America Items You Need to Know

From denim and sneakers to suits and bags, there's something for every guy's closet.<p>Take a look at your wardrobe. How much is made right here in the U.S.? If the answer doesn't make you proud, then we've got work to do. From footwear and basics to bespoke suits and everyday accessories, there are …

How Chef Ayako Kurokawa Makes Burrow's Sensational Cheesecake

Burrow’s chef and co-owner, <b>Ayako Kurokawa</b>, moved to New York from Japan to work as a pastry chef first at Danny Meyer’s MoMA restaurant, The Modern, then at the Plaza Hotel before branching out on her own. She originally only made special-order cakes and cookies while hopping from one borrowed …

How to clean vent covers - TODAY.com

Nothing broadcasts cleaning misses like the dust bunnies that surround dirty air conditioning/heat vent covers. Not only do these call attention to no-dusting zones, they also tell the world that you haven’t been changing the filters enough.<p>Hushing these tattle tales is easy.<p>All you have to do is …

Cleaning

How to clean washing machine - TODAY.com

If your washing machine is smelling worse than your sweaty workout shirt, it’s time to give it a good cleaning. Yes, even washing machines get dirty.<p>Iriana Shiyan / Shutterstock / Iriana Shiyan<p>Laundry soils, detergents and hard water minerals build up in the washer in areas you can't see and, over …

Cleaning

How often you should clean your oven — and the right way to do it

Does your oven stink up your kitchen every time you turn it on? It may be thanks to fallen crumbs that have been burnt to a crisp inside.<p>Fortunately, cleaning the oven doesn't have to be as intimidating as it may seem. With this step-by-step guide from green cleaning expert Leslie Reichert, you can …

Spring Cleaning

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

Motivation

DIY - How to Build a Pergola - Quiet Corner

Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? …

Steakhouse Kebabs Recipe

These beef kebabs pair marinated steak with mushrooms and onions to deliver a steakhouse experience on a stick.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Sirloin tips provide the right balance between tenderness and flavor for kebabs.<br>• Using 1 1/2-inch cubes allows the steak enough time to sear over direct heat and still …

Cranberry & Cinnamon Stove Top Potpourri

My best frenemy in the whole wide world is candles. The allure of warmth, scent, and coziness draws me in, but the pain of their pricey-ness is a …

10 Regrets To Avoid On Your Death Bed (And How To Do That)

Lacking impetus and letting fear guide our actions is what leads us to having regrets in life. Don't let your future self down.

5 Daily Habits That Lead to a Successful Life

A “successful life” will hold a different meaning for each of us. What makes it a success is determined by the goals, dreams, aspirations you have in …

Motivation

9 Ways to Squeeze More Storage Out of Your Tiny Kitchen

I spent quite a few years cooking in a tiny New York City apartment kitchen, where storage space was at a serious premium. One of the many things it …

All decked out for the tropics

Steve Karolyi on his lushly planted tropical deckHow much does Steve Karolyi love the plants on the deck of his Surrey condo?<br>Well, so much that when …

17 Women Who Sweat for a Living Share The Dry Shampoo They Swear By

Because there's never enough time to shower between workout classes.

Plant a Lush Succulent Container Garden for a Tabletop

To begin this project, you'll first need to pick a planter. A wide but shallow dish, bowl, or plate works, but you'll want it to have a drainage …

Plants

Best landscaping ideas to beautify your home

Landscaping ideas of the garden of the home can be one of the best ways to decorate the home.<p>Many people mistakenly believe that landscaping is …

This 8-step process will change the way you read forever

Other luminaries who have lived a thousand lives include SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who believes that reading is the fastest way to learn.<p>The members of Chromeo spend most of their time in the library, while business magnates Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger frequently spend entire days …