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How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

Your Dream Home Just Got Better! 10 Home-Altering Trends

When you buy a home, whether big or small, you want to put your design stamp on it and make it into something swoon-worthy. Everyone wants to live in …

A Brilliant Way to Create a Color Scheme for Your Dream Home

Have you ever been invited to a painting party? Yes? No? Well, if you’ve never attended this event of a lifetime, let me explain.<p>Friends buy their …

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in January

Get the new year off to a streaming start<p>I think it’s safe to say that we’re all looking forward to 2016 dancing itself right off the stage of history and ushering in a new year where hopefully everything isn’t the most terrible thing ever. But despite the promise and potential that a new year …

35 Directors Pick Their Favorite Movies of 2016

Sure, they loved "Moonlight" too, but from "Popstar" to "Childhood of Leader" some of your favorite directors shine a light on 2016 movies that …

7 Best Monthly Dividend Stocks for 2017

The second half of 2016 was not kind to income investors. As bond yields rose, the prices of virtually everything paying an income stream got …

Investing

Iconic Brands Hafler and Dynaco Make a Comeback

Two iconic amplifier brands from decades past are coming together under the aegis of Canadian distributor-turned-manufacturer Radial Engineering …

15 players to target in fantasy drafts

15<p>Matt Patterson/Associated Press<p>Round 1: Lamar Miller, RB, Texans<p>Miller just sneaks into the first round (ADP 1.09), and I think he's a prime player …

Fantasy: 7 players who will lead you to a title (Updated)

<i>Get ready for your season with theScore's 2016 Fantasy Football Draft Kit.</i><p>No fantasy owner's draft plan should be so rigid as to classify any player …

These websites offer reliable answers to common financial questions

You have questions about investing, and the Internet has answers.<p>Finding them is the challenge. So much of what you find through online searches is dated, uninformed or presented by banks and investment firms trying to sell you stuff. For reliable answers to 20 common financial planning and …

Stateside Style: 26 Made-in-America Items You Need to Know

From denim and sneakers to suits and bags, there's something for every guy's closet.<p>Take a look at your wardrobe. How much is made right here in the U.S.? If the answer doesn't make you proud, then we've got work to do. From footwear and basics to bespoke suits and everyday accessories, there are …

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Travel

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

27 Incredible Art Exhibitions To Visit This Fall

Fall arts season has arrived, and we’ve got the shows to add to your can’t-miss list.<p>Read on for our ever-expanding list, or jump ahead to your point …

The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time

From the well-known to the unexpected, these 99 LPs span five decades and countless BPMs in the name of dancefloor greatness.<p>In the world of dance music, the single is the thing. Still, not everyone is a DJ and sometimes a playlist just won't do. Even in a time when the record industry is satiating …

Seven Outstanding Espresso Blends

While the legitimacy of these abundant "national" holidays that tend to pop up arbitrarily is definitely in question, we couldn't pass up tomorrow's opportunity—National Espresso Day—to pay homage to one of the purest ways to prepare coffee: espresso. The thick, concentrated brew packed into a tiny …