Rennie Araucto

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13 High-Protein Meal Prep Recipes to Make This Sunday

13 meals in only four hours.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Spoon U and was written by Jennifer Wilcox. It has been given minor edits before re-posting.</i><p>Meal prep and I have a love-hate relationship. I really enjoy it throughout the week, because it makes my life easier. It allows me to sleep a …

What Makes Calvin and Hobbes So Special?

<i>Calvin and Hobbes</i> should be everyone’s favorite comic strip. But what makes it so special? Kaptain Kristian dives in to explain why the strip is so …

17 Tricks to Using Your iPhone Like a Boss

These tips are game-changers.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable box of wonder isn't just a pretty …

Communication Skills

How To Tell Great Stories During Presentations

By now, most of us have heard how crucial storytelling is to a presentation. But it's not always the easiest thing to do: Which story do you choose to illustrate your message, and what parts do you leave out? What's the best way to deliver the story once you've chosen it? I've provided an easy …

Public Speaking

Living Easy: 18 Essentials For Summer Camping

Trangia 27-3 Ultralight Stove Kit<p>Going camping without the means of cooking isn’t recommended. Sure, there are other options out there that don’t …

Camping

Review: Ultra-light, Ultra-tough, Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider

‘Is this thing for real?’ After putting on Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s Windrider pack I marveled at its light weight and futuristic, translucent body, …

Meet the $20 Survival Kit That Could Save Your Life

SOL's new Traverse kit has just about everything you need to survive in the outdoors, including a price tag that makes it criminal not to own one.

I've worked in the auto industry for 15 years, and there's one email you should send when you buy a new car

Yes, I know most of you disagree.<p>That said, I've seen every type of negotiator walk through my showroom doors over the last 15 years. I know what it takes for someone to walk out with a smoking deal and get the best deal on a new car.<p>And today, I'm going to share with you what really works: from …

Automotive Industry

This Marine Uses Stormtrooper Toys To Depict His Combat Experience In Stunning Photos

There’s motion in the war photo’s stillness. Rubble appears to fly everywhere. Two soldiers are turning away from it in the out-of-focus smoky haze, while in the foreground another soldier takes cover behind a huge boulder; weapon out, possibly ready to charge forward and take advantage of the …

Five Steps to Ensure You Shred Faster

The first couple of days of reasonably balmy weather, such as we have had, with a hint of a glint from the sun, naturally turns one's thought to the …

World's fittest 96-year-old, Charles Eugster, shares diet and exercise tips

If you ask Charles Eugster, 96, "retirement" is a dirty word.<p>A bodybuilder and sprinter who has set multiple world records in his age group in races ranging from 60 meters to 400 meters, Eugster is basically the fittest 96-year-old on the planet. While nutrition and exercise are certainly integral …

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day For a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could cram in more lifting?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip doing a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

Psychology

10 Words Smart People Always Use (and 7 They Never Do)

How many of the smart words do you use? And if none, here's why you should.<p>The rights words can motivate, inspire, and even change lives. The right words can turn an otherwise meaningless conversation into an unforgettable moment for your audience.<p>(And the wrong words can make you look dumb.)<p>In …

Psychology

Builder spotlight: Aaron Newman and his alternate LEGO Castle universe | The Brothers Brick

Set 64044 Ardun Observatory is part of the new wave called Mythic Machines in the Dragon Lands theme, and features a semi-circle three-tiered castle …

The Dry-Age Shortcut: How to Fake 45 Days in 48 Hours

Meet koji, the miracle grain that's going to change your steak game forever.<p>You could shell out $75 for a 45-day dry-aged rib eye, and then even more for the bottle of red that goes with it. Or you could—stay with me—make it for yourself, at home. Look, dry-aged meat is amazing and certainly worth …

BBQ

'Do You Feel Lucky, Punk?': The 33 Coolest One-Liners in Action Movie History

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Justin Andress</b><p>Action movies must be seen as understood. Violence is the bulk of action films, but really, it's more complicated than that, because the mayhem arises organically from a worldview, an aesthetic, and moral standpoint that privileges …

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

27 Genius Recipes For People Who Are Obsessed With Pasta

Because marinara is only the beginning.

Cooking

J.J. Abrams admits he made a mistake in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' that drove fans crazy

In a new interview with SlashFilm's Peter Sciretta, director J.J. Abrams owned up to the mistake.<p><b>Major spoilers ahead.</b><p>Late in the film, when the Resistance fighters return from a brutal battle on Starkiller Base, our heroes depart the ship — save one. Han Solo has died.<p>General Leia Organa greets …

I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

Fans Remastered A 35MM Print Of ‘Star Wars’ And It Looks Amazing

The original, un-cut and un-altered versions of <i>Star Wars</i> episodes 4, 5 and 6 have been a white whale for fans ever since the the 1997 Special Edition home video release. You’ve surely heard that Han shot first, and he did, but history has been scrubbed so many times that kids these days have no …

How to get featured on The Brothers Brick, 2016 edition [Editorial] | The Brothers Brick

Back in 2009, I wrote a lengthy post titled How to get featured on The Brothers Brick, in 3 easy steps. A lot has changed in 7 years, for both TBB …

Han Solo, Princess Leia and Kylo Ren finally get a corny family photo

Who is the real villain: the dude who ditched his family for the Dark Side, or the parents who made him pose for a family photo even though he just …

Just so you know, Rey is 19 in "Star Wars: Force Awakens"

Here’s something for you to think about for the rest of the day: Rey, the amazing female protagonist of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, is 19 years old …

29 Insanely Delicious Indian Recipes You Need To Try

There's a lot more to life than chicken tikka masala.

Indian Recipes

A famous theory about aliens is a myth — here's the real story behind the 'Fermi' paradox

One is the Drake Equation, which estimates the number of civilizations in our Galaxy whose signals we might be able to detect — potentially thousands, according to plausible estimates.<p>The other is the so-called Fermi paradox, which claims that we should see intelligent aliens here if they exist …

Universe

9 Reasons Rey Is Totally Not A Skywalker

What's the smell? Is that...a red herring?!

Darth Vader

Rey’s Instant Bread In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Was Real, And Here’s How They Made It

J.J. Abrams went out of his way to use practical effects throughout <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> to give it a feel more in keeping with the original trilogy. This means we’re occasionally surprised to learn some parts of the film — like BB-8 — weren’t CGI. Another practical effect you may have …

People are going crazy for this theory about Rey from 'Star Wars' — but I'm not buying it

Warning: There are major spoilers ahead from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."<p>One of the biggest questions "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" left …

Star Wars