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10 Stubborn Food Myths That Just Won't Die

Every other week, new research claims one food is better than another, or that some ingredient yields incredible new health benefits. Couple that …

Nutrition

You’d Never Guess These Gorgeous, Net-Zero Houses Were Built In A Factory

The company most responsible for this trend in the U.S. is Blu Homes, a Bay Area startup founded in 2008. Using its online software, Blu Homes allows …

What It Takes To Change Your Brain’s Patterns After Age 25

Most of our brain’s patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it’s possible to change your brain’s pathways and patterns with these methods.<p>“In most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.”<p>That quote was made famous by Harvard psychologist …

You Need to Spend More Time in the Dark to Sleep Better

Today most people do not get enough sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has called insufficient sleep an epidemic. While we …

Breast Cancer

2 Secrets To Writing A Story That People Can't Tear Themselves Away From

When people talk about how to write a great story, you hear a lot about structure, and how to lay down the track so that the audience is swept along. …

How to Stop Hating Yourself and Start Down the Path to Self-Respect

We're all prone to a little self-loathing now and again, and sometimes that's a dark road that can only get worse. Thankfully, it's not too difficult …

Self-help

Why Tesla's battery for your home should terrify utilities

Elon Musk's electricity empire could mean a new type of power grid<p>Earlier this week, during a disappointing Tesla earnings call, Elon Musk mentioned in passing that he’d be producing a stationary battery for powering the home in the next few months. It sounded like a throwaway side project from …

How to Stop Making Excuses and Finally Get Your Finances in Order

During my second and third years in college, I made some poor decisions regarding which classes to take. Those poor choices, during a period when I …

This is how professional designers create their logos

Yesterday we saw here that famous logos can have hidden meanings, almost like easter eggs designers use to enrich them. But how do those logos come …

Eggs

This Jurassic Park/Ace Ventura Mashup Is So Wrong, Yet So Very Right

Admit it. You know perfectly well what this is. You know exactly where it's going. And you're going to watch it, because you already know it's …

How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits

Wouldn't it be great if you could debug your brain as though it were bad code? We might not be able to reprogram ourselves, but we can use the …

The Worst iOS 8.1 Bugs and How to Fix Them

How's that new iOS 8.1 update working out for you? We've scoured the forums and social media channels of the wider Web to identify some of the key …

How to Use the Internet to Get (and Stay) in Shape

Even if you can't afford a swanky Equinox membership but can't stand packing in among the masses at 24 Hour Fitness, you've got no excuse for letting …

Living Rooms

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10 Essential Essays for Writers

On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process<p>Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer<p>Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start<p>Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like …

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10 Ways Your Imagination Can Make You Better at Your Job

Imagination was a big buzzword when we were kids (before we knew what “buzzword” meant, anyway). However, since entering the workplace, it’s almost …

Fredkin's Paradox Explains Why You Waste Time On Meaningless Decisions

Ever notice that you spend a full 15 minutes agonizing about whether to have apple-cinnamon pancakes or banana-walnut pancakes in the morning? Ever …

Insert Citations in Multiple Formats Easily with Google Docs

Google Docs is a great free writing tool with a ton of great hidden features, including the research tool. You can save yourself some time and use …

My Photo Management Workflow, Early 2014 – MacStories

I listened to the latest episode of Mac Power Users, where David, Katie, and my friend Bradley discussed their photo management workflows, the limitations of iPhoto and iCloud, and shared some tips on how to get the most of modern third-party photo services and Apple's Photo Stream. It's a great …

Five Best Investment Firms

Whether you're saving for retirement or just managing your money wisely, an investment firm can be a huge benefit—the best ones offer online access …

Writing with the Google Chromebook

<i>I am currently away on an Internet Vacation. I’ll be back online on March 31. I have written one new post for each day of my Vacation so that folks</i> …

Dan Harmon Explains How Laziness Can Actually Guide Your Success

Dan Harmon, the creator and producer of the television show Community, openly admits that he's a lazy person. Of course, Harmon also believes that …

How To Build A PVC DIY Photo Light Box

It is no secret that we love PVC pipes turned into studio gear. we teamed up with pvcfittingsonline to make this quick and fun light tent tutorial.<p>I …

DIY

See the evolution of texting and the internet on film

Digital communications can be a storyteller's nightmare: they mean that everyone is constantly connected and that action increasingly happens on a screen, rather than between two actors. No one's really figured out a perfect way of dealing with that yet — depictions of the internet on film are …

Stop Trying to Please Everyone or Chase Impossible Goals

We're used to being told "you can do it", "never give up", and "you can do whatever you want to do". But there are limits. If you spend time chasing …

A Comprehensive Guide to TextExpander

Text expansion apps are a great way to save time when you find yourself typing the same information repeatedly, but they can do much more than that. …