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The Essential Keys to Making Perfect Sushi Rice

Rice is the most important component of sushi. In fact, the word “sushi” refers to the vinegared rice used for the Japanese dish. If you want to make …

Recipes

Work Your Abs and Do Some Cardio With This Quick No-Equipment Workout

If you skipped the gym this morning, make it up now with this ten-minute workout. It’s focused on your core and requires no equipment, just …

Take Advantage of “Active Rest” for Faster Workout Recovery

When it comes to resting for recovery, there are two categories. The first is passive rest – the “do nothing” approach, in which you take time off to …

Exercise

Build a Solid Strength Base With the "Big Three" Exercises

The barbell squat, deadlift, and bench press are lovingly referred to as the “Big Three” exercises. When done correctly and together in a workout …

Four Signs Your Career Has Stalled (and It's Time to Move On)

You’ve been doing the same tasks for as long as you can remember. New skills? New responsibilities? Can’t really name any off the top of your head. …

Negotiate a Higher Salary With This Simple Formula

Asking for a raise isn’t easy for most of us, but a few tips and tricks can help along the way. When it’s time to hit your boss up for a raise, make …

Burnout Is Real: How to Identify and Address Your Burnout Problem

Most demanding careers practically guarantee stress, but if you're feeling completely exhausted, unable to concentrate, or as though you're …

Productivity

How to Recognize the Signs of Burnout Before You're Burned Out

Once you recognize you’re burned out, you can pull yourself back from the ledge, but it’d be best to never get there in the first place. Luckily, the …

Productivity

Turn an Old Mac Into a Cheap VPN with OS X Server

VPN subscriptions cost money, and they often require a bit of research just to figure out if they’re legit. If you have an old Mac sitting around, …

Upgrade Your Kitchen: How to Choose New Countertops, Cabinets, and Floors

The kitchen is the heart of your home and the most important room for most homebuyers. It’s also the most stressful room to try to upgrade or …

Home Improvement

The Graphic Shows the Best and Worst Sleeping Positions for Common Pains

Your preferred sleep position and pillow greatly influence your posture and chronic pain. If you have neck, shoulder, back, or other pains—or want to …

Sleep

Release a Muscle Cramp Instantly by Contracting the Opposite Muscle

Ever have a calf cramp wake you up in the middle of the night, or knock you down in the middle of a workout? There's a way to send that cramping, …

Muscle

The Ten Best Routes For Driving Across America

Summer is nearly here, so it’s time you start planning your cross country trips. These ten routes are great places to start.<p>10.) <b>U.S. 50</b><p>Though the …

This Chart Details How Much the Average Wedding Costs, by Budget Item

Whoa, the average wedding costs <i>$31,213</i> and brides are wearing dresses they’ll hopefully only wear once that cost, on average, $1,357.<p>These details …

Weddings

This Chart Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos

Learning even just the basics of photography takes a bit of work and one of the more complex ideas is the relationship between ISO, aperture, and …

Guide a Clueless Interviewer by Asking a Few Key Questions

Some managers are great interviewers...and some are lousy. If you encounter the latter, you might get the job if you ask the interviewer the right …

This Map Shows How to Take an Epic Road Trip Across Europe

45 European cities. 14 days of driving—and several months of sightseeing. That’s the optimized plan created by an algorithm, a followup to the …

European Travel

Ask How to Contribute to the Company's Mission During a Job Interview

You want to stand out at a job interview. The goal is to show a potential employer that, not only can you get the job done, you’re also the best …

How to Answer "Why Do You Want to Work at This Company?"

When you're preparing for an interview, there are a few questions that you absolutely must know how to answer (like "tell me about yourself") because …

How To Handle Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time

Buying a home is a huge endeavor. The paperwork, deadlines, and research can all be a little stressful. Couple it with selling a home at the same …

Real Estate

How to Determine Your Freelance Rate and Get Paid What You're Worth

When I took on my first client, I had no idea how to set my freelance rate. Asking for too much would make me seem greedy and asking for too little …

Employment

The Five Basic Rules for Cooking Meat

You can cook meat a number of different ways, from roasting to pan-searing to barbecuing. However, there are five basic principles that apply to the …

A Beginner’s Guide to Taxes When You’re Married

Taxes are confusing enough as it is, but when you get married, the rules can be even more complicated. Here's some basic info that married couples, …

Retirement

The Secret Powers of Chrome's Address Bar

Chrome's address bar doesn't do much at a glance. Type in a URL and you're taken to a web site. But it can do a lot more if you know how to use …

​Create a USB Password Stealer to See How Secure Your Info Really Is

Slacking on password security can have horrific consequences. Even so, it's easy to lose track of how many are vulnerable. With just a couple of …

10 delicious ways countries around the world cook their steaks

With my steaks, I prefer the unbeatable seasoning one-two punch of salt and pepper. And well, maybe some garlic if I'm feeling frisky. I just like …

Ask This Question at Your Next Interview to Find Out if the Job Is Worth Your While

A good way to assess how excited you'll be to work somewhere is by seeing how excited current employees are about their work. With that in mind, code …

Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good

Colors are important to making things look good, whether it's the clothes you wear or the presentation you give at work. But not everyone …

UI Design

Know the Right Tie for Any Event with This Infographic

For many men, wearing a tie is a necessary evil of fashion. We aren't quite sure which tie to wear, but this infographic makes it easy to pick out …

Infographics

Know the Secret Costco Price Codes to Save Even More Money

The price signs at Costco will clue you in to the best deals and help you save even more money at the warehouse store.<p>In an incredibly detailed post, …

Personal Finance