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10 Bad Habits That Damage Your Car

These little mistakes we do every day are slowing killing our cars.<p>Buying a car is a big investment, and for most of us, a car is something we want keep running as long as possible. But sometimes our own bad habits are a car's worst enemy. Which ones are you guilty of?

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

And yet one of the best nuggets in "Friend and Foe," a 2015 book by the psychologists Maurice Schweitzer and Adam Galinsky, debunks that idea, instead suggesting that there's a somewhat scientific formula to gaining people's trust quickly.<p>It's less creepy than it might sound. The key is simply to …

Psychiatry

5 Ways to Inspire Creativity and Build Strong Character in Your Children, According to a Top Psychologist

Conformity is dangerous. Here's how to teach children to think for themselves.<p>Whether it's doing things because "they've always been done that way" or because "everyone else is doing it," conformity can be very dangerous.<p>My wife and I work hard to instill the right values in our two small children. …

Creativity

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>Endling #1: The Last</b> <br>by Katherine Applegate<p>In the land of Nedarra, six governing species reign supreme, but the dairnes—a cross between dog and sugar …

50 questions to ask your spouse on date night that can strengthen your marriage

You have caught the man of your dreams and love every second you spend together. That's great! Everyone wishes they could say the same thing. Even if …

This Genius Child Safety Hack Helps Keep Kids Safe In A Crowd

Police department shares genius safety hack for kids in crowds<p>Summer’s here and that usually means carnivals, festivals, theme parks, and other super …

Parenting

32 Books You'd Love To Read Again For The First Time

Nothing is ever as good as your first read through.

10 Ways Keeping a Journal Will Genuinely Improve Your Life

Keeping a diary, or journaling (as we refer to it post-puberty), can feel like the territory of pimply, hormonal teenagers crazed with fantasies …

Productivity

Listen here: 10 great podcasts for book lovers

As any reader will tell you, a good book doesn't end when you've flipped the last page. There's always more to learn, plots to discuss, themes to …

Books

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Self-improvement

The 25 Best Free Android Apps

From bleeding-edge productivity to fun with friends, presenting 25 great, no-cost additions to your home screen.<p>It’s time to load that Android-powered slab of glass and circuitry up with a heaping helping of download-worthy apps.<p>Of course, it’s downright impossible to individually tickle everyone’s …

Apps

How to take better pictures with your Android phone

In today’s smartphone-centric world, everybody and their mom (quite literally) has a camera in their pockets at all times, and the end result is millions of pics splashed all over the web. Of course, anyone can snap a photo and share it with the world, but taking a <i>good</i> pic is another story.<p>We all …

Mobile Photography

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Man arrested, punched, tased and charged for crime of walking down the wrong side of the street

He called the police to protect himself from the police<p>JACKSONVILLE, FL – Bobby Wingate was arrested by police for the crime of “walking down the …

M48 Ranger Hawk Axe

Owning more than a couple of axes is just weird. A couple and you’re fine, but like a dozen, and you can forget about anyone assuming you’re not a …

Roasted Jalapeno and Salmon Dinner Salad

Salads often get a bad rap as being boring, but this does not have to be the case. All it takes to enjoy an amazing salad is the proper combination …

Dijon Herb Salmon Salad

I’ve been collecting ideas for recipes for as long as I can remember.<p>Since elementary school, I’ve had recipes scribbled down in my math workbook, …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

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Chemical Brothers: 'Breaking Bad' Stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul

Inside the obsessive-compulsive soul of the most twisted show on television<p>Walter White is staring at me. He doesn't like what he sees. It's just …

The Last Chocolate Cake Recipe You Will Ever Need

Always on the lookout for the best chocolate cake recipes, we were delighted to find this one! It's been called "delicious" by non-chocolate cake eaters, and requested for many a birthday and more non-occasions. The cake itself is made from scratch with buttermilk and plenty of eggs to keep it …

How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

<b>By Michael Merzenich, Ph.D., Next Avenue Contributor</b><p><i>“Smarter Brains,” which reports on the latest research and discoveries in neuroscience and how we can apply them to our daily lives to boost our brain power at any age, airs on PBS stations nationwide in August. (Check local listings.) Michael</i> …

40 Financial Planning Life Lessons

Spend less than you make.<p>Save at least 50% of your income.<p>Don’t buy brand new products if you don’t have to. Buy brand new products only if the cost …

How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With an Old Router

When you upgrade to a faster, better router, don’t toss your old one. Whether through stock or custom firmware, you can likely turn it into a …

Wi-Fi