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These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

How high does your credit score really need to be?

Your credit score is one of your most important money numbers, so it’s important to have a good one. But what does that mean? Should you aim for a …

How Americans spend their money

Our data comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a federal agency full of smart economists and math whizzes. They survey Americans every year to understand how we spend our money. The bureaucrats then group expenditures into categories to track how budgets change over time.<p>What's the big …

Savemoney

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Self-help

10 Uncomfortable Things You Should Do if You Want to Be Happy and Successful

<b>10 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You</b> Happy and Successful<p>“Growth and comfort do not coexist” — Ginni Rometty<p>Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the …

The 6-move workout to build bigger legs

The foundation of a strong, powerful, and balanced athlete is a set of well-developed legs.<p>If you’re looking to boost your performance in the gym or …

Privacy

Whatever you do, don’t say yes when this chatbot asks, 'Can you hear me?'

It's the most cunning robocall scam I've encountered — and the fact that I've fallen for it more than once tells you how successful it can be.<p>The phone rings. You pick it up and say "hello." There's a brief silence and then a woman's voice says, "Oh, hi there!" She offers an embarrassed laugh. "I'm …

Identity Theft

A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data — but it’s not a magic bullet

‘We shouldn't have to buy trust as an add-on service’<p>Earlier this week, Congress voted to repeal privacy measures that would stop internet service providers from sharing their users’ internet activity with third parties. Those rules were passed in October, but not only does this vote undo them, it …

Privacy

How to download the original StarCraft for free

To help generate buzz for the upcoming StarCraft: Remastered, Blizzard is giving away the game that started it all. Here's how to get it.<p>Along with Command & Conquer, Blizzard's StarCraft ushered in the real-time strategy genre as we know it. Hard to believe that was almost 20 years ago.<p>Never …

Who Really Needs Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Drugs

Experts agree that high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of having a heart attack. So you might think they also agree on when …

TAMRON | SP 70-200mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2

The new SP70-200mm F/2.8 G2 (Model A025) telephoto lens reimagines the highly acclaimed Model A009 with enhanced optical performance, improved VC …

Cameras

Basic Math to Get Rich By Investing in Stocks

It was a bumpy road, with a lot of pain. How many owners, who didn't understand GAAP or the nature of equity investing, sold after seeing their …

Investing

Healthy Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes: Drink To Your Health!

If you can't handle shots of vinegar but want the health benefits, these recipes are for you.<p>Of all the vinegar options out there, apple cider is the one loved for its health benefits. It can help regulate blood sugar. It may help reduce weight gain, according to a Japanese study. And it’s also …

Email

This year it seems like I’ve caught a minor cold (lasting about 3 days) every other week! After the second one runny nose kicked in, I knew it was …

Alternative Medicine

Watch how Portal would work in the real world thanks to Microsoft HoloLens

Valve’s Portal series is one of the more beloved in PC gaming, thanks to its debut of unique puzzle mechanics to inject some fresh life in the tired first-person action genre. The game looks even more interesting when you’re using its unique mechanics overlaid on the real world, with virtual …

Build your own matchbox sized DIY timelapse spy camera for only $30

I’ve been a huge fan of the Arduino for quite a few years now. It allows me control cameras and lights in ways that would be otherwise impossible. As …

Arduino

Great Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills

In today’s world, having up-to-date skills is crucial, whether you’re searching for a job or trying to advance in your current role.<p>And let’s face …

eLearning

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Stretch Any Body Part With This Chart

If you have trouble figuring out the best way to stretch a particular muscle, try this chart that has a huge range of stretches for each body part. …

What Fighters Know That You Don't: 5 Facts for Losing Fat

A recent study in the Strength and Conditioning Journal explored methods fighters employ to make weight – still largely unchartered waters – and a …

The Abs Workout That'll Make You A Better Runner

An abs workout for runners? Believe it. While the best way to become a better runner is to—you guessed it—actually <i>run</i>, the workouts you do when …

Workouts

5 Reasons You Should Start Eating (Yes, Eating) Coconut Oil

So, you've finally broken down and purchased yourself a jar of coconut oil. But why are you supposed to be into it again?<p>"Coconut oil...is a type of fat that is actually utilized by the body to make energy," said clinical nutritionist Ariane Hundt. "Unlike other saturated fats, coconut oil is not …

How To Reprogram Your Mind For Success

Way too many people have already decided that a job is a way to pay the bills and nothing more. They reached that conclusion after beating their head against the wall trying to get more out of a job than just a paycheck, to no avail.<p>There’s no question that the world is full of dysfunctional …

Leadership

Why Dark Souls is my favorite video game series of all time

It's taken me a few years, but I'm comfortable calling the <i>Dark Souls</i> games my favorite of all time.<p>I imported <i>Demon's Souls</i>, the series' predecessor, from South Korea after I read a glowing review of a weird, difficult, but incredibly rewarding combat RPG online. I was fascinated by its world, the …

Dark Souls

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

Bodyweight Exercise

9 great health and fitness Apple Watch apps to get on your wrist now

You may not have bought an Apple Watch to help you stay fit, but wearing one makes improving your fitness game incredibly easy. In fact, there's a …