Meredith Young

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Insiders Swear By This Google Hack Every Time They Travel

Traveling to a new city can be exhilarating, but coordinating the logistics can be a pain if you're not prepared. Bustling airports, unfamiliar …

Google Maps

The Best Bottles of Kirkland Booze to Buy at Costco — Including the Vodka and Beyond — Shopping

Costco's private-label brand, Kirkland Signature, has practically earned superstar status, with everything from olive oil to laundry soap earning …

Alcohol

A Real-Life Hacker Reveals What You Should Stop Doing Online

One tip: Before you Insta that photo, pay attention to what's in the background.<p>Stephanie Carruthers is a “white hat” hacker known as Snow whose clients include both Fortune 100 companies and startups. In 2014, she won the Social Engineering Capture the Flag competition at DEF CON, one of the …

Social Media

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Managers’ 13 Top Tips

“Does anyone know how to negotiate salary?” my friend asks at one of our semiregular wine nights. Our conversations usually run the gamut from what’s …

Employment

Best boutique stays for a coffee filled experience in Coorg

When the tedium of everyday life gets too much to handle, you know it is time to wake up and smell the coffee. And when you are heading to Coorg – …

Plantations

Panagam (Indian Ginger and Lime Drink)

During the stifling heat of summer in India, these cold, richly spiced drinks are comfort in a glass<p>In a medium bowl, whisk the the jaggery, ginger, …

Recipes

What Happens to Your Body on a Long-Haul Flight

You don’t need anyone to tell you how awful it feels to be cramped, tired, hungry, and uncomfortable on a plane. But why is it so distressing? Here’s …

Long Haul

Price’s Law: Why only a few people generate half of the results

At my first sales job, I had about 25 colleagues who did the same work. After the first month, I noticed something peculiar.<p>Only 4 of my co-workers …

Family Business

The U.S. Army Figured Out the Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee—With Math

Their new algorithm could soon tell you exactly when to consume caffeine.<p>If you love caffeine, you may think there's never a wrong time for coffee, but a new study says there <i>is</i> a right time to get the most out of your daily cup.<p>Researchers from the United States Army developed an algorithm that …

U.S. Army

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

You'll never want to eat sweet potatoes any other way.<p>When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and …

Recipes

If You’re Not Using These Amazon Prime Features, You’re Not Getting Your Money’s Worth

Free two-day shipping was a game changer, we all know that. But did you know your Amazon Prime membership has a lot of features you probably aren’t …

Free Shipping

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Body Language

Interview: Woman Discovers Over 30,000 Secret Photos Left Behind by Her Mother

Asya Ivashintsova-Melkumyan always knew her mother was taking photographs, but never fully understood just how deep this passion ran until recently. When Masha Ivashintsova passed in 2000, she left behind boxes of belongings and memories, which remained untouched until late 2017. It was only then …

Street Photography

The Southern Charm Guide to Charleston

I have wanted to go to Charleston since <i>Southern Charm</i> first premiered<i>,</i> and when I finally decided to make it happen, I began to obsessively plan my …

How to lead with influence instead of authority

Clearly, leadership potential exists within each of us. That potential can be triggered by outside events, or it can be learned by exploring …

Leadership

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Apps

Find Out What Your Name Would Be if You Were Born Today

Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Photo-illustration by Evan Kafka for TIME<p>Evan …

18 iPhone Tips That'll Make You Seem Like A Phone Wizard

Holy shit! These are legit.

IPhone 8

Emotions Expert: It's Impossible to be Constantly Positive. Try This Instead

The pressure to be positive pervades U.S. culture. No matter what the problem is, it seems it can be solved by looking on the bright side. Having a …

Happiness

How to Change the Color of Hydrangeas

Can you change the colors of hydrangea flowers? It depends on your type of hydrangea and your soil pH. We’ll explain how to change color from blue to …

Gardening

The Little House clad in black cedar is nestled among Washington's evergreens

Seattle-based mw|works architecture + design has completed a modern cabin that offers big views with a small footprint. Aptly named the Little House, …

Architecture

No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren’t just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say<p>We’ve all been there. You’re down …

Apps

These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn — but Only After Age 40

We often hear about the power of personality, and how some traits are beneficial for our careers while others are more harmful. For example, we know that being more conscientious (hard-working, driven, reliable, and organized) is associated with better job performance, and that being nice (more …

What to Buy at Trader Joe's: 3 Employee-Favorite Finds

Trader Joe's is a magical, cutesy wonderland full of great products that are really good at making people say, "I've never had that before, but now …

15 Apartment Soundproofing Tips without Renovation

Unless you’re one of the lucky ones who lives far out in the country, noise pollution is almost always a problem. From vehicles driving past your …

“I’m 19. He’s 34. He promised to leave his wife for me.”

<i>This story is part of a series called</i> <i>Craigslist Confessional</i><i>. Writer Helena Bala started meeting people via Craigslist in 2014 and has been documenting their stories ever since. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to</i> …

38 lessons that will help you write a good business email

I had to write emails every day for 4 years in a high-pressured sales environment. During that time I screwed up a lot. I let my emotions show in …

Productivity

5 Foods That De-Bloat Faster Than Any Other

Here's the sobering news: according to doctors, one of the worst places your body can store fat is your midsection. That stubborn section of fat …