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10 Smart Tricks to Make Cleaning Easier

<b>Use ice cubes to deodorize a garbage disposal</b><p>Tired of your stinky garbage disposal? Get rid of odious odors: Feed ice cubes made of vinegar down your …

A guide to the free fitness app sports scientists just called the best

There's only one app on the list that I'm still using, and it's a free fitness app called Sworkit Lite (there's a paid version too).<p>It may seem like picking one fitness app to recommend out of the more than 100,000 health-related apps is an arbitrary decision, but it turns out my personal …

The 50 best colleges in America

When it comes to assessing the value of a college, the most important factor to consider is how much that school helps students succeed in life.<p>For our seventh annual ranking of the best colleges in America, we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their …

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

Game of Thrones

When playing dumb at work can actually advance your career

I know what you're thinking: This sounds like a terrible idea. In a setting where your goal is to show how capable you are, why would you ever want …

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

10 Tips to Help You Be More Efficient Working From Home

Applying these 10 tips will help you be more efficient working from home. You won't believe how much you will get done in a day!

Time Management

Time Management Secrets Anyone Can Use

If you’re reading this article instead of doing your work, chances are good that you have trouble managing your time efficiently. You’re not alone. According to a survey by Salary.com, 90% of workers waste at least a half hour each workday, not including lunch or scheduled breaks. While computers …

Time Management

5 Dumb 401(k) Mistakes Smart People Make

401(k)s are very important to Americans' retirements — so important, in fact, that they represent nearly 18% of the $24.0 trillion in U.S. retirement …

8 Simple Ways to Avoid Raising Spoiled Kids

No one intends to raise spoiled brats, but it’s sometimes hard to see the consequences of your actions several years down the road.<p>Ron Lieber, …

How To Prioritize: One Tip That Does It All

Over the weekend, I ran into a friend at a coffee shop. She’s 5 months pregnant, growing her business and planning a jumbo event here in NYC.She …

Productivity

Lyft’s Ambitious, Near Impossible Attempt to Beat Uber

Lyft is putting an increased emphasis on the friendly experience of rides and going after the more casual drivers. But catching Uber will require serious gas.<p>Chances are, if you've ever had a conversation about the ride-hailing service Lyft, you've heard it described in the context of Uber. It's …

Lyft

Secrets Of The Most Productive People

A senator, a chef, four CEOs, and DJ superstar Diplo reveal how, exactly, they get the most out of their days.<p>1. “You gotta manage the time.”<p><b>Diplo</b><br>DJ<p>“I’m most productive making music on the road, in hotels, or in planes, because that’s when I have no distractions. Not that my family is a …

Both Google co-founders reveal beliefs on rent, privacy, taxes, law, & future tech (in 7 quotes)

It’s rare to get one Google co-founder to speak publicly, let alone both at the same time. But noted venture capitalist and longtime friend Vinod Khosla managed to get both Google co-founders to reveal their thoughts on everything from novel government policies to the future of technology.<p>Here is …

700HP Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes AMG GT Spy Shots - Fast Lane Daily

How a massive meth bust in China is tied to traditional medicine

Police in Southern China seized 3 tonnes (more than 6,600 lbs) of methamphetamine in a drug raid this week in a small village in Guangdong, and arrested 182 people in connection with the raid, including a local former Communist Party chief.<p>Boshe, population 14,000, is one of China’s biggest …

China

Microsoft Tries To Spur Windows Phone Development With New App Studio

Microsoft wants you to build an app for Windows Phone. Like, really wants you to build an app for Windows Phone.<p>Microsoft announced today a program called Windows Phone App Studio beta, a free Web-based tool for first time or hobbyist developers to try out app designs and download them to their …

IBM high-fives Netflix open-source tools

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Netflix(s nflx), aside from delivering streaming video to consumers, also wants to provide open-source software — Netflix OSS — …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

A Cinema Camera for $500: Magic Lantern Unlocks RAW Video in the Old Canon 50D

The Magic Lantern team deserve some sort of award … or a ribbon … or at the very least a hug. That’s because, lately, they’ve been making …

A sneak peek at YouTube’s future as it rolls out new channel design for everyone

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>YouTube (s GOOG) announced this week that it is going to roll out its new channel design to all of its publishers at the …

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

In an emotional interview on "60 Minutes," the Microsoft chairman speaks of visiting Steve Jobs in his last days and marveling at how well he understood the concept of brand.<p>When the sense of personal competition has gone, when time has passed, the memories become more acute and more …

Bill Gates

Learn Photography by Example

One of the best ways to improve your photography is to look at example photos that other photographers have taken and learn about the settings, …

Photography