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15 Awesome DIY Projects Using PVC Pipe

<b>If you're the kind of person who likes to get crafty and construct your own items for around the house, then you'll love these DIY projects you can</b> …

DIY

How to Master Microsoft Office PowerPoint

PowerPoint lets you put presentations together in a snap, but your slide shows can be dull and boring if you only know the basics. It’s time to learn …

Graphics

Wash Dark Clothes on a Short Cycle to Keep Colors from Fading

Dark clothing can fade quickly, but you can keep it at bay by washing them on a short cycle, always washing them inside out, and hanging them to …

How to Deal With People Who Undermine Everything You Do

Years ago, a friend introduced me to someone who asked what I did for a living. “I work on an online video series,” I said. It was hard work, it …

Self-help

Send Emails Between 6AM and 7AM for a Better Chance of Reply

When sending an email, timing matters quite a bit. Shoot your email when the recipient’s inbox is flooded, and your chances of a reply may be slim. …

The Truth About Stretching: When It Helps and When It Doesn't

We stretch for lots of reasons: Because it feels good, because it’s part of our pre-workout routine, because a muscle is stiff and we think …

What's The Best Standing Desk Floor Mat?

When you opt for a standing desk, you’ll need an anti-fatigue mat to keep your feet comfortable over those long hours standing while you work. This …

Five Job Search Myths That Might be Holding You Back

If you want to find a job you love, you have to have high standards. You have to know what you want and what you’re worth, and you can’t be willing …

Thursday Might Be the Best Day to Start New Habits

Starting new habits is all about finding momentum and keeping it up. Thursday might be the perfect day for that.<p>The best time to start a new habit is …

Make Meaningful Introductions by Focusing on Common Interests

Often we introduce friends to one another based on what they do or how <i>we</i> know them. That works, but you can give them a chance to cut out small talk …

The Best Ways to Keep Fruit from Browning

Fresh fruit and veggie slices are a delicious and healthy snack, but some of them really bum me out by turning brown and mushy. This struggle is …

Take a Risk When You Have a Shot, Rather Than Waiting Until You're Sure

No one wants to take a risk and fail. We all have an instinct to wait until something is a sure thing before taking the leap. However, that hesitancy …

How to Recover From an Unproductive Day Like It Never Happened

We all have unproductive days. Maybe an unexpected event throws your schedule for a loop. Maybe you’re not feeling well. Whatever the reason, it can …

How to Discover Your "Authentic" Self and Live the Life You Really Want

Being yourself seems self-explanatory: just wake up and do what you want to do, without following the crowds, without fear of judgment. That’s not …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

How to Keep a Bad Interviewer from Derailing Your Job Chances

Sometimes when you land a job interview, you end up talking with someone who might not be the best interviewer. Whether you get a taciturn …

How Getting a Six Pack Changes Your Life (And How It Doesn't)

Ahhh, the elusive six pack. For many, it's the holy grail of fitness. But does your life really change after you've achieved one? Let's take a look …

If You Won't Use It Regularly, Don't Buy It

We all have different criteria for what we think deserves our money. If your goal is to save any money at all, however, one rule can always help: if …

Use the ABCD Method to Deal with Frustration

We get frustrated by a lot of things. Some make sense like our car breaking down. Others, less so, like everyday traffic. To deal with everyday …

Learn How to Perfectly Smoke Any Kind of Meat with This Chart

As the weather starts to warm up, grilling and other outdoor cooking sounds better and better. If you're interested in doing some slow cooking with …

How to Change Your Self-Perception to Leverage Your Hidden Strengths

Our self-perceptions are often instilled in us before we have a say in them. Learning to change how we see ourselves helps us find our hidden …

Self-help

9 Easy Lifehacks for Going Green

Looking out for the environment is both easy and effortless when you’ve got these convenient lifehacks on hand.<p>1. Dry Your Clothes Faster<p>For …

3 Reasons You Can’t Just Ask Customers What They Want

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Mierke is a senior user experience researcher at ÄKTA, a digital user experience product design and development consultancy based in downtown Chicago.</i><p>Do you like apples or bananas? Coffee or tea? Pepperoni or cheese pizza? Simple questions result in simple answers which, when …

How to Boost Your Practical Memory (and Stop Losing Your Keys)

When you know how to use it, nothing works more efficiently than your own memory, even if you think your memory is lacking. An average memory is a …

What the Ingredients On Your Shampoo Bottle Actually Mean

That shampoo you're lathering into your hair may claim that it's packed with "all-natural ingredients," but the label tells a different story. DMDM …

Toilet train your cat and 22 other money-saving tips

They don't call him John <i>Green</i> for nothing. The nerd-fighting Mental Floss host knows a thing or two about cash money.<p>In Mental Floss' new video, …

How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits

Wouldn't it be great if you could debug your brain as though it were bad code? We might not be able to reprogram ourselves, but we can use the …

Debugging

Tip Sheet: How to Hack Sleep | Inc.com

The ability to get by on little sleep is frequently seen as a badge of honor in the business world. Entrepreneurs, in particular, often sacrifice sleep for the sake of their companies. In a recent survey of Inc. 500 CEOs, 48 percent said they sleep six or fewer hours a night, and 85 percent work 10 …

Stanford University

Top 10 Better Ways to Cook an Egg

Eggs are one of the most versatile—and nutritious—foods. In addition to the traditional ways you've been taught to cook and enjoy eggs, here are a …

Three Dos and Don'ts After You Get a Bad Performance Review

Performance reviews are already stressful, but when you get sat down and told that you're not doing so hot, it's even worse. Here are three things …