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How to Get A Free Roof for Your House

If you have homeowner's insurance, you may be able to get a free roof.<p>Step 1<p>Look online for roofing companies or a roofing contractor that does free …

Home Improvement

18 Gmail settings that will change how you think about your inbox

Make your inbox more efficient and effective with these easily overlooked options.<p>When it comes to managing email, you need every advantage you can get.<p>Google recognizes this. The company has packed Gmail with dozens of advanced options that can save you time and add powerful possibilities into …

Apps

This Is Exactly How Halle Berry Has the Body of a 25-Year-Old at 51

Halle Berry defies all odds when it comes to talent, beauty, and, of course, health. Not only can the 51-year-old easily pass for 25, but her …

Yoga

11 High-Protein Snacks to Help You Avoid the Dreaded Afternoon Slump

Protein = good. Tasty, low-carb snacks = very good.<p>You try to eat healthy and take good care of your body. But sometimes, you're just craving a bag of Cheetos. Luckily, there are tons of low-carb, high-protein products on the market that can serve as healthier alternatives to your snack food …

Nutrition

I was a childhood immigrant to the US -- Trump is acting wisely and compassionately on illegal immigration

As a legal immigrant brought to America by my parents when I was a baby, I was particularly upset when I saw illegal immigrant parents and children being separated when they crossed into the U.S. in recent days. But I was happy when President Trump did the right thing and signed an executive order …

Immigration

At the Airport Already? Make Some Extra Cash Delivering Lost Luggage for Delta

God forbid your luggage gets lost or delayed in transit. It can be one of the most frustrating ordeals to figure out what happened to it, when you'll …

Luggage

Everything You Can Eat On The Keto Diet

Plus all the foods that are off-limits, too.<p>The rumors are true: You can eat bacon on the keto diet.<p>That seems to be a sticking point for prospective …

Nutrition

33 Delicious Keto Dinner Recipes To Try Tonight

Start here to plan your keto meal plan. These keto dinners will help you meet your low-carb, high-fat diet goals while also leaving you satisfied.<p>1 …

Cooking

Drone Killer

Designed to look similar to a bullpup rifle, the Drone Killer can disable unmanned air vehicles, or drones, of all types. It's the only standalone …

Drones

Every Major Type of Red Wine, Explained

Like gravity, microwaves, and <i>Westworld,</i> red wine is something that most people enjoy, even if they don't really understand fully it. It's easy to …

grilled cheese

Military and Mountaineering Design Collide in This New Backpack

There are two ways to approach everyday carry — the first and arguably less-concerned is the whatever-bag-gets-the-job-done method, and the second is …

Mountaineering

How To Tie The Perfect Bow Tie In 6 Simple Steps

How to tie a bow tie - it's the term every man puts into a search engine before attending a black tie event. Here is the definitive answer to the age …

Men's Fashion

The Curious Origins of 16 Common Phrases

Our favorite basketball writer is ESPN's Zach Lowe. On his podcast, the conversation often takes detours into the origins of certain phrases. We …

Robin Williams

Researchers Confirm Nike’s “4%” Marathon Shoe Claim

Admittedly, it’s not the record they were originally planning for. But earlier this week, Nike’s controversial Vaporfly 4% shoes tagged along for their first world-record ride, when Oklahoma-based ultra star Camille Herron shattered the 100-mile mark at the Tunnel Hill trail race in Illinois. A …

Marathons

I’ve Gotten Packing Down to a Science Using These 5 Things

The essentials you need for any kind of trip.<p>There is one kind of travel, say, on the <i>Titanic</i>, where packing means steamer trunks, tasteful hatboxes, …

Handbags

7 Stretches To Undo the Damage of Sitting All Day

You muscles will thank you.<p>Hey, are you sitting down? Considering the average person spends about 10 hours each day seated chances are pretty good …

Workouts

If You Paint Your Front Door This Color, Your House Could Sell for $6,000 More

Thinking about starting—or finishing—some projects around the home this summer? Good call: It’s always a good idea to make some updates to increase …

Real Estate

This Is The Best Cheesecake Recipe Ever

The Three Cities of Spain Cheesecake is the best cheesecake recipe, period. It was the first cheesecake I ever baked, straight out of my mom's fresh …

Dessert

Free $10 Amazon Credit

As a reminder, you can score a free $10 off at Amazon by changing your 1 click settings. This deal comes around from time to time. Check out this …

Frequent-flyer Programs

How to See Mt. Rainier in Seattle

Spend any sunny day in Seattle, and you'll notice a towering, snow-capped mountain rising up far over the horizon. Mt. Rainier is a unique sight for …

Hiking

How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

It's easy when you know what you're doing!<p>Pull the spark plug wire from the spark plug to prevent the motor from accidentally starting. Tape or tie …

Lawn Mowing

6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

Workouts

If You Aspire to Be a Great Leader, Be Present

Some years ago, we worked with a director of a multinational pharma company who’d been receiving poor grades for engagement and leadership effectiveness. Although he tried to change, nothing seemed to work. As his frustration grew, he started tracking the time he spent with each of his direct …

Mindfulness

Benefits Of Amazon Prime Membership: Here's Everything You Need To Know

Amazon Prime is only getting better. While Amazon recently raised the price of the much-loved service, it has also been slowly adding awesome new features to help make the increased price worth it. In fact, there are currently a ton of benefits to Amazon Prime — and you might find many of them …

Tech Trends

Opinel Reimagines the Multi-Tool, Ditches All That Extra Junk You Don’t Use

Pocket knives are suddenly much more pocket-friendly.<p>Seems like pocket tools these days are either stuffed with added functions or so “minimal” as to …

Multi-tools

You And Your Business Have 7 Seconds To Make A First Impression: Here's How To Succeed

Every entrepreneur knows that first impressions are important, but you may not know just how little time you have to actually make one. Within the first seven seconds of meeting, people will have a solid impression of who you are — and some research suggests a tenth of a second is all it takes to …

Customers

Too rich to use a regular IRA? Try this workaround

There’s plenty of upside to being wealthy, and at least one downside: At higher incomes, the IRS shuts you out of some of the biggest benefits of individual retirement accounts.<p>Specifically, if your modified adjusted gross income this year is more than $199,000 as a married tax filer or more than …

Retirement

30 Cheap (or Free!) Family Activities That'll Have You Laughing All the Way to the Bank

There's seriously nothing like making the most of the days spent together as a family. And while there's certainly a time and place for dropping some major dough in the name of making memories — ahem, Disney World — for most of us, staying on budget is a top priority.<p>So if your crew is looking for …

Kids

Science Says This is the Best Way to Persuade Someone Who's Wrong (Jeff Bezos Will Hate It)

It's frustrating when a friend or colleague is plainly mistaken. Is this method worth trying?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>In today's America, we tend to feel gray areas are a touch pass.<p>You're either right or you're wrong. …

Jeff Bezos

Where to find the best free stuff online

Why pay?<p>The internet is brimming with freebies—you just need to know where to look for them. There are a lot of sites that offer free items—but there are also a lot of scams. We've handpicked the most trustworthy sites and apps for you to turn to, whether you're hunting for a sofa or a smartphone …

Freebies