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Pullout Faucet Fix

No more mess under the sink<p>I can’t be the only one whose pullout faucet hose gets wrapped around things under the sink. One time, it wrapped around a …

Home Improvement

4 Amazon Private Labels You Need to Know About

You live and die by Amazon. You've been a Prime member for years, you know all about that secret $2 section, you head to Amazon Handmade whenever you …

Wall Art

Understanding Paint Sheen: Flat, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss

A can of paint is perhaps the single most important and inexpensive item you can use to transform your home’s appearance. The right paint sheen can …

Home Improvement

Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. When it comes to their employees, there is no …

Pedagogy

The Obamas Signed a Multi-Year Deal With Netflix, and Every Entrepreneur Should Learn This 1 Lesson From It

The people, brands, and companies that are embracing their role as a media company are increasing their platforms and winning new audiences.<p>Today Netflix announced a multi-year agreement with former President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama. In a statement on Twitter, Netflix said the …

Michelle Obama

7 Projects Inspired by Feng Shui Principles

Feng Shui (in Chinese thought) is a system of laws considered to govern spatial arrangement and orientation in relation to the flow of energy (chi), …

2018 framework to understand digital innovation

Digital innovation is being embraced by everyone — from startups to large corporations. New tools, frameworks and service providers seem to pop up …

Innovation

Forget Accent Walls—Statement Ceilings Are the New Hot Trend

While we spend hours agonizing about which paint color to use on our walls, the ceiling typically gets little to no thought at all. How many times …

Don't Do These 13 Things on an Interview (Especially if You Want The Job)

Learn from my mistakes.<p>An interview is a lot like a first date.<p>You might be nervous. You might be worried about how you'll be perceived. And you'll definitely be rehearsing what you plan on saying before meeting the other person.<p>The anticipation builds. Excitement increases. And then once you're in …

Employment

Confused By Your Public School Choices? Hire A Coach

Erin Roth faced a tough choice in 2015. She needed to select a school for her daughter. And in Washington, D.C., where she lives, she faced a dizzying array of traditional and charter schools from which to choose.<p>It's a familiar problem for parents in areas with a lot of school choice: charter, …

The Connected Vocabularies of Six-Month-Olds

Babies might understand language better than scientists thought.<p>No matter how many words you can define, your vocabulary isn’t like a dictionary. Your mind stores language not as a list of words, but as a network of categories, properties, and meanings, with stronger connections between related …

Testing your tap water for contamination is way easier than you think

There are more options for at-home testing than ever.<p>Do you trust that your drinking water is safe? Recent surveys suggest that nearly half of Americans are unsure. In the wake of environmental tragedies like the Flint water crisis, it's not shocking that many citizens feel this way. But while the …

Revealed: the best way to brush your teeth (and the simple mistakes millions are making every day)

A new survey by YouGov has found that 3 in 10 Britons only brush their teeth once a day. You might think this is shocking news – especially to a pair of professional dentists. Not so. Naturally, we dentists encourage our patients to brush regularly. But in fact it’s far more important that they …

These Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas Don't Look DIY at All

When it comes to gift giving, sometimes the most thoughtful gifts are the ones we make ourselves. Putting forth effort into a homemade Christmas gift …

Coda is a next-generation spreadsheet designed to make Excel a thing of the past

From rows and columns to custom apps<p>When Shishir Mehrotra worked at YouTube, he was struck by the relatively pedestrian tools that kept the site running. Mehrotra, who served as the company’s head of product until he left in 2014, managed his team largely using a combination of Google Docs and …

A Wikipedia For Data Visualizations Is Here

The Data Viz Project has more than 150 types of visualizations.<p>You have one dataset, and countless ways to visualize it. Bar chart? Tree graph? The dreadful pie chart?<p>Now all your options are in one beautifully designed location: the Data Viz Project, which has more than 150 types of data …

Data Visualization

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

When Mitch Resnick was growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, he and his little brother were always making up new games. For example, he says, "In the basement, throw a tennis ball so it goes between the pipes in the ceiling for two points, and bounces off the pipe for one point."<p>His parents …

Makerspaces

10 genius products you can buy on Amazon that will completely change the vibe of your house

You’ve done your summer cleaning and now you’re in the process of doing some redecorating for fall. But as anyone who has attempted redecorating can …

5 Tips for a Better Cup of Coffee

From pre-warming mugs to water temperature guidance, we're here to improve your morning ritual.<p>Drinking coffee is more than a routine that starts the day. It's the routine that lets you know you’re still breathing. That being said, it’s easy to get stuck in your ways. Stubbornness—or maybe just …

This Kid's Shoe Tying Hack Is Actually Genius

If you've been trying to teach your kids to tie their shoelaces without much success, step aside and let the master do his thing.<p>This Kid's Shoe Tying Hack Is Actually Genius<p>Teaching your little ones to tie their shoelaces can be one of the more frustrating parenting lessons. It's just really hard …

Kids

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates' favorite style of education

The style is known as "personalized learning," and a study involving 36,000 students just upheld it as a major driver of improvement in reading and math skills.<p>Since personalized learning has had scant formal evidence showing its success as a teaching method, the new study also adds some empirical …

Looking for Something Unique? This Is Hands Down the Best Way to Paint a Room

Thinking about making some décor changes as the weather begins to shift? One surefire way to update a space in an unexpected and dramatic fashion is …

Lawnmower parents are raising a generation of kids who struggle with adversity

Imagine your 10-year-old daughter is involved in a high-dive competition. She's past the point of participation trophies and genuinely wants to win. …

Parenting

Google has a plan to store renewable energy -- with salt

Google parent Alphabet has a plan for storing renewable energy that would otherwise go to waste -- and it involves vats of salt and antifreeze.<p>The plan, code-named "Malta," has the potential to last longer than lithium-ion batteries and be as cost efficient as new hydroelectric plants and other …

Clean Energy

5 Brilliant Ways Anyone Can Use Improv in the Classroom

When you think of improv, you probably imagine comedy queens Tina Fey and Amy Poehler killing the laughs without a script. That can make the idea of …

Teaching

This Neuroscientist and CEO Wants You to Play Games to Find Your Dream Career

"Ignore the naysayers. There's going to be more of them than there are champions."<p><i>"This Woman's Work" is an ongoing series meant to highlight how women in different industries are living their lives. We hope to show that there's no one "right" way to succeed. There are so many ways, and so many</i> …

Employment

5 Steps to Designing the Perfect Bedroom for Two

The Healing Power of Self-Care in a World of Stress & Anxiety

<b>“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu</b><p>I’ve always lived with a low hum of anxiety in the background, and lately it’s been …

selfcare