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I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

The frugal traveler’s essential list of budget travel hacks

That chatty seatmate who can’t help bragging about how he paid chump change for the same flight that set you back a paycheck. The email offering a rock-bottom sale on the room you just prepaid as nonrefundable. The Caribbean cruise you got for next to nothing, but then you maxed out your credit …

Tourism

Sebastian Maluska's pop-up rooftop tent converts any car into a camper

As a student of the renowned art and design univeristy ECAL, designer Sebastian Maluska has come up with some seriously innovative designs, and his …

Incorporated

Forgotten Watchmakers You Should Know

Brand names like Rolex, Patek, Audemars Piguet and Omega dominate the headspace of vintage watch collectors not only due to their exceptional …

Watches

The best DIY home security systems

So you want to protect your home, but you’re not interested in getting a hard-wired system installed. We get it – why have someone else do it when …

Home Automation

The Difference Between A $500 & $5,000 Watch, Explained By An Expert

There are two kinds of men in this world: those who believe it's their God-given right to own a luxury timepiece, and those who believe the only way …

Watches

The Real Reason Old Kitchens Have Pull-Out Cutting Boards Will Surprise You

It’s not a cutting board at all!<p>You know that handy wooden board that slides out from under the counter in some old kitchens? The one you’ve been …

12 Things to Know About This Cult-Favorite Money-Saving App

A few weeks ago, we wrote a story called 10 Tiny Ways to Save Money This Month. One of the tips was to download the Ibotta app, and we got a mix of …

How to drive stick in a manual transmission car

Driving stick is an art. Mastering it might not bolster your reputation as a motor enthusiast, but remaining ignorant to the ways of the manual …

Add motion sensing LED light strips everywhere in your home for $12 Prime shipped

Livin’ Well (99% positive lifetime feedback from over 6,000) via Amazon offers its Motion Sensing LED Light Strip for <b>$11.99 Prime shipped</b> when code <b>40LEDSALE</b> is used at checkout. Regularly $20, this is the lowest that we’ve tracked and is the best available. If you’ve been looking for an LED light …

How to Make Ice Cream Bread (Using Only 2 Ingredients)

You can make a two-ingredient quick bread in only 30 minutes! How do I know this for sure? Because I whipped up a batch (or six) myself!<p>When I first …

This Is the Best Robo-Advisor for Every Investor, From Beginner to Advanced

Whatever your level.<p>Robo-advisors are going mainstream.<p>Once the domain of Silicon Valley startups, these automated investment services — which rely …

Blow People’s Minds With This $26 LED Light Strip That Flashes in Sync With Music

If you’re looking for a fun lighting solution for your next party, <i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found just the item for you. Find out more from <i>BGR</i> and shop …

The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Cast Iron Care

So you're the proud new owner of a cast iron skillet. Whether you bought it new, scored it at a yard sale, or are finally getting your family's …

The IRS Is Revoking Passports From Americans Who Owe Taxes

One person had to pay $1 million to avoid a denial.<p>The Internal Revenue Service says that 362,000 Americans with “seriously delinquent” overdue tax …

U.S. State Department

How to Get the Most Out of Your Router

01 of 10<p>The router is a mainstay power tool of the modern wood shop. Many woodworkers will have two or three different routers of varying horsepower …

Woodworking

10 business classes you can take online for free

In 2018, the average salary for a recent business school graduate will be roughly $150,000, according to The Financial Times.<p>While the payoffs for …

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 …

Brand-Name Luxury at Bargain Prices?! Why Japan is the Best Place to Buy Quality Watches!

Whether we’re at a meeting or out on the town, when we want to make an impression, what’s on our wrist says as much about our personality and …

14 DIY Garden Hacks That Can Make You A Smart Gardener

Must take a look at these gardening hacks and DIY ideas to make gardening easier and more fun!<p>DIY Self Watering Container<p>It’s a nice, cheap and easy …

A beginner's guide to buying a watch

Open any catalog, visit any shopping website, step into any jewelry shop, and you'll be presented with a bewildering variety of watches. Big ones, …

19 Problem-Solving Hacks Every Car Owner Should Try

How to remove scratches, hide your cash, and cool down your steering wheel.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 21 Hacks For Cleaning Up Your Car You'll Be Mad You Didn't Know About Until Now<p>• 29 Things From Walmart You Never Knew You Needed For Your Car<p>• 22 Useful Little Tips That'll Actually Keep Your Car Clean And …

5 Energy Bite Recipes For When You Need A Pick Me Up

A new snack fad<p>A New Snack<p>As college students, we are always on the run. We grab granola bars, bananas, and goldfish from our dorm or apartment to …

The Jane Motorcycles Mercer CPO Moto Riding Shirt

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Clothing<br>• Gear<p>The new Mercer CPO Riding Shirt was developed by Jane Motorcycles to be a shirt suitable for …

The scariest horror films ever – ranked!

25 Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972)<p>Now that Lars von Trier has offered what may be a backhanded homage to it in his serial-killer nightmare The House That Jack Built, attention may well refocus on this cult giallo classic from Italy. A journalist investigates a series of murders in a …

Horror

See How Tudor Makes Its Iconic Dive Watches

<i>Originally published by Jon Bues on Hodinkee.</i><p>The making of a Tudor watch today is in many ways similar to the making of a Rolex watch. Both …

How To Create A (Nearly) No-Risk Fixed-Income Portfolio That Won't Go Down

The traditional paradigm for life insurance and annuities stem from the historical sales tactics including high commissions and questionable features …

Collections is a better way to organize those photos you snap as mental notes

Wi-Fi password sticker on your router? <i>Snap</i>. Cute sweater in a store’s window display? <i>Snap.</i> Party invitation? <i>Snap.</i> Cool gift idea for mom? <i>Snap.</i> If any of this sounds familiar to you, then you probably also use your iPhone’s camera to take photos of the things you want to remember – maybe even more …

Apps

We Read All the New Books on Leadership So You Don’t Have To

Every year, dozens of publications are released that all claim to have an answer to the question: What makes a great leader? But if you’ve ever had …

April’s Ultimate Shop Workbench

As we’ve written about previously, celebrated <i>YouTube</i> maker, April Wilkerson, recently built her dream shop on her new property in Texas. Now that the shop is mostly finished, she’s started in on setting up and organizing all of her machines, tools, materials, and supplies.<p>So that she can get …