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11 Books That'll Change Your Life For the Better

Sometimes all we need to help place us on the right path in life is a well-written book with advice from an expert. Reading in general can help with …

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Language Learning

The 25 Best Bedtime Stories of All Time

Getting kids ready for bed can feel like a constant struggle. One thing that makes it easier? A great read to trick entice them to put on their pj's …

Books

Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content.<br>Read More

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement -- When You Have Nothing Saved by Age 50

Believe it or not, it can be done.<p>It's no secret that Americans on a whole are mostly unprepared for retirement -- but sadly, that includes those who …

A Reminder That Today's WRC Rally Cars Are Completely Bonkers

Rules enacted last season have made the cars of the World Rally Championship delightfully extreme, wider, more powerful and more wonderful than they …

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

11 ways to update your résumé when you get a new job

When you land a new job, it's hard to imagine there's any need to update your résumé once again.<p>Perhaps you just updated it to land the role, and, at the very least, you don't have plans to pursue a new gig after just landing this one.<p>If you're like most people, you're probably going to wait until …

18 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this February

Visit distant planets, conspiracies, and galactic conflicts<p>I’m not really one for New Years resolutions, but according to my Goodreads challenge, I only read 50 books last year — three short of my intended goal. I’ve been working to balance work, life, and reading time over the last couple of …

The Best Audiobooks of All Time Might Actually Have You Hoping for a Traffic Jam

As anyone whose commute is longer than 20 minutes can attest, podcasts are game-changing for passing the time productively. And while I'd never dream …

Books

8 Rules Grandparents Shouldn't Break When There's a New Baby

Becoming a new grandparent is an event as revolutionary as the invention of the wheel, if you listen to my grandparent friends. Besides giving them a …

Parenting

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

Employment

Please don’t forget that veganism hasn’t always been a white, middle class thing

In the past 10 years, the number of vegans in the UK has increased by an overwhelming 360%, with some 542,000 people aged over 15 following a solely …

Jeremy Lee’s recipe for chocolate profiteroles

Light, crisp choux pastry is the perfect foil for creamy fillings. These profiteroles are as extravagant as they are simple to make ...<p>Nothing lights up the eyes faster than the prospect of a freshly made chocolate eclair. Crisp, light and delicate, dipped in the most bitter chocolate and filled …

Dessert

Chile Relleno Casserole

Love chile rellenos but can't be bothered with all the prep? Try this no-fry, no-fuss casserole that delivers on all the flavors and gooeyness of …

Subaru VIZIV Performance STI Concept Previews the Next STI

Debuts at Tokyo Auto Salon<p>This year, the Tokyo Auto Salon (not to be confused with the Tokyo Motor Show) begins January 12. But while it does overlap with the Detroit auto show, don’t expect it to be completely overshadowed. We know that Subaru at least plans to have a booth at the show featuring …

Auto Shows

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

Apps

Elvis Presleys Favorite Whipping Cream Pound Cake Recipe

Butter and flour a 10 inch tube or bundt pan.<p>Thoroughly cream together sugar and butter.<p>Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.<p>Mix in …

Recipes

Best-Ever Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pasta according to package directions for al dente.<p>Step 2<p>Melt butter in a large saucepan over …

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Artificial Intelligence

Let This Vagabonding Couple Explain How To Budget For The Van Life

Every vanlifer we’ve interviewed (and we have interviewed a <i>lot</i>) is confronted with queries about financing their vagabonding lifestyle. It’s a pressing concern, right? Especially if you’re trying to develop a career from within the confines of a vehicle and keep gas in the tank. There are obvious …

Hot Springs

Delicious Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse Cake

Deliciously light, fluffy mousse infused with the sweet chocolate flavor of Baileys Irish Cream. You can make it for the weekend and surprise your …

11 Unputdownable Books To Help Get You Through The Rest Of Winter

Winter isn't just coming anymore — she is here and ready to show the east coast <i>exactly</i> what she is made of. If you find yourself in the path of this …

Cars We’re Looking Forward to in 2018

It's going to be another good year<p>We’re ending 2017 on a high note having driven countless outstanding new cars. From the Bugatti Chiron to the Tesla Model 3 and the Ford F-150, we drove a diverse range of new vehicles that prove the auto industry is as vibrant and competitive as ever despite the …

Sports Cars