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7 houseplants to help keep insects out of your home

From basil to a Venus fly trap…<p><b>Summer is a great time with plenty of sunshine, picnics and gardening. On the other hand, it’s also the season when more flies and other insects enter the home, which can be incredibly annoying.</b><p>To help you out, Thejoyofplants.co.uk has revealed the houseplants that …

4 Entrepreneurial Skills We Should Be Teaching in Schools

American K-12 schools don't teach entrepreneurial skills, leaving kids ill-prepared for the future.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball" is the most memorable line from the 2004 movie <i>Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story</i>. In the …

6 phrases (and 6 words) you should never include in a cover letter

It goes without saying that you always want to present yourself in the best possible light when you’re job searching. From how you structure your …

Meet the Woman Behind the Fabric That Could Change the Fashion Industry Forever

Cotton and polyester are king among fabrics. In fact, 90 percent of all clothing in the world is made up of one or the other. Like most apparel …

The best kids' books, age-by-age

Head to your local library and check out some of our favorite kid titles. These mom-tested books are guaranteed to please your budding bookworm!<p><b>Baby</b><i><br>The Going-To-Bed Book</i> by Sandra Boynton<i><br>Good Night Moon</i> by Margaret Wise Brown<i><br>Dear Zoo</i> by Rod Campbell<i><br>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i> by Eric</i> …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating Carbs After 2:30 P.M.

Peppered in with juice cleanses and the keto diet is an entire school of dietary thought dedicated to the idea that it's not what you eat, but <i>when</i> …

This iPhone feature can radically improve your life and relationships

Recently, I read a book about a man named Matthew Cowley, who was an incredible missionary and humanitarian to the people in New Zealand over 100 …

How to pick a good watermelon

A flavorless watermelon is a reason for a good cry.<p>Watermelon is the fruit that symbolizes summer the most to me. It conjures memories of childhood …

The Three Levels of Self-Awareness

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.The fact is that the …

Self-help

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

New York University

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Stop Reading About What They Do and Start Applying These 5 Success Habits Instead

Dr. John Stahl-Wert, best-selling author of 'The Serving Leader,' reveals what leaders worldwide do to succeed.<p>Are you a sucker for articles or books enticing you with the latest lists of behaviors that successful leaders supposedly share? You've probably picked up a few themes by now, …

4 Breakfast Foods You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To Experts

In order to lose weight you need to take in fewer calories then you burn off during exercise. Even people who never count calories are often aware of …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Writing Advice from 3 Famous Authors

Start Writing<p>“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” — Stephen King<p>Getting started feels a lot …

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing …

Books

20 Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe

The essential building blocks of your personal style<p>The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the …

Mom Creates Kid-Friendly Way To Learn About Money — And It’s Genius

This mom’s financial lesson to her daughter is completely brilliant<p>Remember when you first started earning a paycheck and had to learn how to budget …

It’s Simple, Really: How a Differential Works, Explained in a Vintage Video

The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing apart your drivetrain. But even if you understand implicitly how a car’s differential works, it’s kind of difficult to explain.<p>That’s why …

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

Things Every Garlic Lover Should Know

You’ve already fallen for garlic’s intense flavor, now find out just how versatile those small, fragrant cloves can be with this guide to prepping …

Recipes

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

This Type of Non-Dairy Milk is the Healthiest, Study Says

That almond milk latte may be delicious, but a study just published in the <i>Journal of Food Science and Technology</i> suggests that the trendy beverage …

How Bad Is It To Not Clean Your Dryer Vent Once a Year?

Many home maintenance tasks don't need frequent attention. Left undone, most yearly or semi-yearly tasks (like washing the curtains or wiping down …

30-Day Fitness Challenge for Your Arms, Abs, and Butt

Busy Philipps’ trainer, Lauren Kleban, created a custom workout just for us.<p>Isn’t it ironic how we’re starting our next 30-day toning challenge right …

I'm a financial planner, and this is the best advice I can give to people who are new to investing

One of the questions I'm most frequently asked has to do with what's needed to begin investing. Some folks want to know how much money they need to begin. Others have a strong desire to buy a few stocks they heard about. And then there are people who have spent a long time thinking about getting …

The 13 Best Foods for Vitamin D

Add a little sunshine to your plate.<p>1 Cod Liver Oil<p>This nutrient-dense oil that's packed with omega-3 fatty acids tops the food list as the best …

Stop Managing Your Time And Start Managing Your Energy

We can strive for more success, we can drive for more results, but we cannot increase the amount of time we have in any given day. We have no control over time, but it dominates our daily lives. And while we have countless methods, tips and tricks to manage our time and prevent ourselves from …

12 fitness myths that are doing more harm than good

How many times a week do you need to work out to get in shape? If you're trying to lose weight, should you focus on exercise or diet? Is it better to …

Weight Loss

What You Should Know Before Taking Vitamin B12 Supplements

The vitamin aisle at your local drugstore is packed with different options and it can be hard to wade through them all to find what you might actually need. What's more, some supplements are better understood than others: While you may understand the benefits of iron, calcium, and vitamin D, …

Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize

<b>Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize</b> will help give you the tools to transform your situation with ideas to propel you to greater heights. …