Jason Atkins

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The Strange, Unique Intimacy of the Roommate Relationship

More and more American adults are sharing their homes with people other than family members or spouses—an arrangement that can be anywhere from harmonious to downright hostile.<p>Alex Schelldorf shares a sunny Chicago apartment with a man who creates messes but who doesn’t, Schelldorf says, clean them …

Los Angeles

Instagram users are reporting the same bizarre hack

Krista, an Instagram user with more than 4,500 followers on her fitness account, noticed something strange on Saturday evening: she had been logged …

Social Media

5 myths about iPhone battery life you might mistakenly believe — and what you should do instead

But you might not be going about it the right way. Because so many people have iPhones, a lot of conventional wisdom about iPhone battery life can be similar to folk wisdom.<p>But that's not to say there aren't ways you can improve your battery life by changing specific settings or the way you use …

Batteries

10 Ways You're Ruining Your Vacation

You Didn’t Pack Smart<p>There’s nothing worse than hurling yourself atop a bulging suitcase, then huffing and puffing as you struggle to wrench the …

Amazon launches grocery pickup in 30 minutes at Whole Foods

Just six months after Amazon partnered up with Whole Foods for grocery delivery, it's now enabled customers to pick up their pre-ordered goodies from …

eCommerce

You Can Fly To NYC For $34 With JetBlue’s Fall Flash Sale, So BRB Packing My Bags

Now that summer is making its last stand before the seasons turn, airlines have been making it a little easier to plan an autumn getaway with flight …

The simple trick I'm using to save over $500 on my bills

Nearly 25 percent of millennials in the U.S. still live with their parents and I happen to be one of them. Like other 20-somethings who grew up and …

Personal Finance

Apple is reportedly doing away with free headphone jack dongles

It looks like iPhone users will soon live in a dongle-less future. Or, at least a future in which audio jack dongles are no longer free.<p>A Barclays …

Mobile Technology

Mark Cuban's Best Productivity Hack Is Seriously Beyond Brilliant

Controlling his schedule gives him power over his success, health, and destiny. Here's how he does it.<p>Conventional wisdom says that "collaboration" is the key to success. Indeed, companies have spent umpteen billions of dollars on open plan offices specifically to increase the number of meetings …

Time Management

This Secret iPhone Code Boosts Cell Reception

At a concert and getting poor cell reception? Enjoying a cookout in the sticks? Lazing at the lake house where the nearest hint of civilization is …

Batteries

Suze Orman's 7 Rules for Retirement Success

Change your actions—and your language.<p>Knowing the right moves to make—and those not to make—is only one aspect of a successful retirement plan. The …

Retirement

Tell me what you say ‘yes’ to, and I’ll tell you who you are

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.”  —  Warren …

Self-improvement

17 things to start doing in your 20s so you don’t live in regret in your 40s

They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. If you take a look at Quora and Reddit, hundreds of people older and wiser than you have …

Success

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

From product design to LinkedIn strategies, Google has a lot to teach executives and entrepreneurs.<p>Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you …

Online Life

13 embarrassing self-help books that actually worked for us

As a diehard literary snob who once had to shut a book club down because it got too popular, this doesn’t come easily to me: I like the occasional …

Books

The Right Plants Will Make Your Home Look Better—And Make You Happier and Healthier

So, why don't you have any yet?<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I have a long and, frankly, impressive history of killing every plant I've ever owned. Flowers stayed alive for fewer than 24 hours. …

Plants

When You’ve Tried Everything & Still Can’t Find A SO, Try This One Thing

I get it — dating and feeling unsuccessful in finding a relationship gets annoying. I've been single for two years. Dating consistently and feeling …

Relationships

Here's How To Pay Off Credit Card Debt Without Doing Anything

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Personal Finance

4 Ways To Know They’re Not That Interested, Just By How They Text

I love the part of dating when you both have text-message fever. At first, you try and play it a little cool, but then, before you know it, you're …

WhatsApp adds another new feature to help fight fake news

WhatsApp wants to fight the spread of fake news — and that means a meaningful change is coming to its app.<p>On Tuesday, the company announced it's …

No Savings? No Problem. These Companies Are Helping Home Buyers With Down Payments

Yet some worry that helping borrowers could actually exacerbate the housing market’s main problem: a dearth of new homes<p>Reese and Kyle Rademacher weren’t sure how they would afford a down payment to buy a home until their real-estate agent mentioned an offbeat idea: crowdfund the money from friends …

Real Estate

This Is Why You Need to Wear Sunglasses

According to an ophthalmologist.<p>Since I’m a borderline idiot, I went my first 28 years without wearing sunglasses. Sure, I bought fake Oakleys in the eighth grade to look cool, but I never found sunglasses entirely helpful. I could squint my way through any bright days while avoiding the dreaded …

How to have a better relationship with money

Relationships with money can be complicated.<p>Most of us worry about our finances, but on the spectrum of money worriers, some people ignore their financial problems, while others focus on them too much.<p>"Either people are avoiders and they stick their heads in the sand, or they are worriers and those …

Personal Finance

Taxes and waffles, what a week it was

The Supreme Court handed down a decision that can affect how online sales are taxed, and there's a reason we are seeing changes coming in the restaurant and beverage industries.<p>Here's a look at all the news that happened last week that can affect your wallet:<p>A change in sales tax collection rules<p>If …

Globalization

Dr. Gupta: After all my years of reporting, this haunts me

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most of the time when you hear me talking about food, I am talking about the food we eat. But a few years ago, I realized I needed to talk more about the food we DON'T eat.<p>Far too often, food is thrown in the trash and dumped in landfills instead of filling hungry bellies. You have probably …

Agriculture

How to stop procrastinating and get things done in 2 minutes or less

A couple of years ago, I wrote down a goal to write and publish a book to help students build their self-confidence, stop procrastinating and …

David Beckham's Trick For Making Even Safe Colours Look Cool

A lesson in the art of keeping things neutral<p>Yes, David Beckham can make anything look good. That's a given. But while you're unlikely to imitate the multimillion fortune or the depressingly handsome looks, there is one move you can steal.<p>Neutrals. Which, granted, sounds a little bit safe. But make …

5 Anti-Inflammatory Supplements You Should Try This Week To Burn Fat Quicker

Let’s be honest: we all get stressed, lose sleep, indulge in processed foods and skip workouts. That’s just life and no one is perfect. But it does …

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment