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10 habits of people who lose weight and keep it off

Most people who diet will regain 50% of the lost weight in the first year after losing it. Much of the rest will regain it in the following three …

Weight Loss

Documenting Python Code: A Complete Guide

Welcome to your complete guide to documenting Python code. Whether you’re documenting a small script or a large project, whether you’re a beginner or …

Python Programming

Ask these 7 questions in a job interview to land the perfect candidate

How many quarters would you need to stack to reach the height of the Empire State Building? How many ping-pong balls fit in a school bus? How do you …

How to mow your lawn the right way

No one wants to spend their weekend in the hot sun mowing the grass. If you go in with a plan, though, you can make your lawn care process quick and painless. Here are some tips on when to mow, how to mow and how to maintain your lawn mower that will have you enjoying a cold drink in lounge chair …

6 reasons you need a smart sprinkler

For many smart home devices, deciding whether or not you need them is a matter of preference. I understand if you'd rather get up and flip off a light switch instead of pulling out your phone and doing the same thing with an app. But a handful of categories offer so many benefits, that they're …

7 Things You Should Do When Building Your Deck

Want to avoid deck decay and enjoy your outdoor space for the rest of your days? If you use these deck building tricks during the initial build, …

The 7 Things Solar Panel Makers Don’t Want You To Know

Installing solar panels in your home can lower your environmental footprint and your monthly bills, but there are also some disadvantages you should …

How to maintain your lawn during the summer

The health of your lawn is determined by your watering and mowing techniques. Too much water, for example, can make the grass yellow, and mowing too low can turn your lawn brown.<p>Though are many different types of grass, they all have similar lawn care guidelines during the summer. Here's what you …

Here’s how many people can be in a meeting before it’s unproductive, according to Harvard

Meetings are at peak production level when there are fewer people involved — specifically, no more than eight, according to Harvard Business …

5 Questions You'll Hear at Your Next Job Interview — and Exactly How to Answer Them

Bookmark this now.<p>Look, there’s no way around this: job hunting sucks.<p>It’s stressful, time-consuming, and success hinges on a million different …

10 Common Git Problems and How to Fix Them

I originally wrote this article for Codementor in October 2014. It should have something for everyone, from fairly new git users to experienced …

DevOps

I Wanted to Pay Off My Mortgage Early, Then I Realized This

Ah, 2009. The year that first-time home buyers in America were majorly incentivized by government funding to get out of their tiny, beige student …

How to Keep Mulch Weed-free

Mulch helps keeps weeds from growing, but by itself, it isn't foolproof<p>Step 1<p>Pick up large tree branches, rocks and other items that are in the area …

The Art of Humanizing Pull Requests (PR’s)

It is a request for changing code in a repository. Once you make changes you need in your code, you submit a PR. Once submitted, interested parties …

The Really Surprising Thing People Get Wrong In Retirement — and 4 Steps to Overcome It

Is it possible we're spending too little?<p>Saving money can be difficult. But spending it? That part was supposed to be easy for retirees who’ve spent …

Best films of 2018 so far

All the Money in the World<p>Raucous thriller about the real-life 1973 kidnapping of J Paul Getty’s grandson, and the billionaire’s subsequent refusal to pay the ransom – a film that became notorious in its own right after reshooting scenes featuring disgraced actor Kevin Spacey.<p><b>What we said:</b> With the …

Comic Books

What Your Web Browser's Incognito Mode Really Does

You don’t have to be a computer whiz to grasp the value of private web browsing. At a time when consumers are worried about the data Facebook and …

Algorithms for Everyone

Algorithms are an important part of every programmer toolbox. In fact if you are a programmer you use algorithms everyday even if you don’t notice.<p>An …

How to use weeds to read soil

The weeds in your yard are trying to tell you something.<p>There's no such thing as a good weed. That’s something you learn pretty quickly in a …

Soil

How to Rent an RV This Summer for Only $1 a Day

Recreational vehicle (RV) rentals tend to be expensive, yet I recently managed to rent a five-person RV in Las Vegas for only $1 per day. In addition …

RVs

What to do when your AC won't cool

It's 90 degrees outside and you need a break from the heat. The thermostat is set to 65, but your home feels like 80. And then you realize something's wrong with the air conditioner.<p>No need to panic. Luckily, whether you have central air conditioning or a window unit, there are a few ways you can …

Here's Exactly Where Your Paycheck Should Be Spent, According to a Financial Advisor

It's time to talk about payday, the highly anticipated, holy grail deposit that every human has looked forward to since the day they entered the workforce (or since *NSYNC covered the song "Just Got Paid" in 2000, just saying). But a paycheck is not to be blown on an expensive pair of shoes or …

Personal Finance

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 …

There's a Hidden Section of Amazon Where Things Are $2

As if we needed another reason to buy everything on Amazon, we go and uncover a whole new section of affordable offerings, most of which are $2. Yes, …

18 Things You Should Never Do To Your Lawn

Whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a blissful, barefoot-worthy backyard. For starters, avoid these 13 no-nos.<p>Leaving grass …

Lawn Mowing

RRSP Over-Contribution Guide - 3 Steps To Fix Your Situation

Oh! Oh! You just found out you have, or may have, over-contributed to your RRSP and you want to know what to do next. I empathize with you as I also …

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

How do you gain a deep understanding of your code?

Everyone has different ways of learning, and I've read a few interesting articles on here about it. Some people are very visual learners, some like …

5 Must-See Aviation Documentaries on Netflix or Amazon

Have a rainy day on your hands and nothing to watch on TV? Below are five favorite aviation documentaries that will take you behind the scenes of …

Documentaries

Talking pictures: an expert’s guide to hanging them in your home

There’s an art to it, and a lot of fun to be had, even on a limited budget<p>“Art is a crucial layer in telling the story of a room,” says designer Martin Brudnizki. “It adds a whole other dimension to a space.” He should know. The mastermind behind some of London’s most sumptuous dining rooms, from …

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