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Why Passive Income is Worth More than Active Income

When we talk about financial independence, we often emphasize how important passive income is. Passive income makes money for you without effort. However, it can actually be worth more, dollar for dollar. Read more...

Use the Paper Clip Strategy to Build Good Habits

When it comes to building good habits, there’s no magic bullet. Consistency is key. If you’re trying to build a new habit, or just stick with an old one, try the paper clip strategy. Read more...

Search AmazonBasics for Cheaper, Off-Brand Items

Most retail stores have their own off-brand versions of popular products. Amazon is no different, though it can be a little harder to find. To score a deal, add “AmazonBasics” to your search. Read more...

GoConqr Lets You Study, Save, and Share Notes, Flash Cards, and More

Web/Android/iOS: GoConqr gives students and teachers a place to upload and organize class notes, flash cards, mind maps, quizzes, and more. Whether you’re a student using it to learn or a teacher using it to distribute materials to a class, there are tools to help you find what you want to know. Read more...

How to Know When to Give Up on a Debate That’s Going Nowhere

Some debates seem to explode into mindless arguments where nobody is willing to even try and see eye to eye. To avoid wasting your time with these kinds of debates, here are some red flags to keep an eye out for, and how you might be able to salvage the discussion before backing out. Read more...

See the World's Second Most Spoken Languages with This Interactive Map

If you plan on traveling internationally, you might be surprised to see what countries have for their second language. This interactive map makes it easy to explore the whole world and see how many places might let you get by with just English. Read more...

The Fictionary Adds Book-Specific Dictionaries to Ebooks

A lot of books have their own very specific type of word usage. Whether it’s the Song of Ice and Fire series or Catcher in the Rye, a standard dictionary isn’t always enough. The Fictionary fills in those gaps. Read more...

Learn to Say No By Always Asking for Time to Think

Some of us have a hard time saying no to people. Whether it’s a personal favor, work you don’t have time for, or an invitation to an event you don’t feel like attending, we all occasionally agree to things we don’t really want to do. If you struggle with this, stop overcommitting yourself by making sure you always ask for time to think. Read more...

Google's Trusted Places Disables Your Lock Screen Within Geofences

Android: The Smart Lock feature in Android allows you to disable your lock screen selectively based on certain criteria like location. A recent update to this feature allows you to set geofence areas around a place, rather than only entering a street address. Read more...

Build a Simple, Waterproof Bike Light from Two Bottle Caps

If you love biking around town, especially at night, you want to make sure you’re seen. This little DIY light activates automatically as you bike, and is super easy to make. Read more...

Use Leftover Ramen Seasoning in Eggs for a Flavorful, Fluffy Omelette

Making ramen with your own seasonings lets you ramp up an instant product to tasty heights, but if it leaves you with seasoning packets with no obvious use. Chef David Chang has a great application in this video: The ramlet—a properly prepared French omelette, seasoned with ramen packets. Read more...

Learn the Basics of Ladder Safety with This Illustrated Guide

Ladders are essential tools, but they can be dangerous. This illustrated guide will guide you through the basics of safely using yours. Read more...

Look up Movies, Music, Locations, and More with an OS X Shortcut

Command+Control+D has always been a handy shortcut for looking up the definition of a word on the Mac, but now in Yosemite you can look up a heck of a lot more, including suggestions from iTunes, the App Store, movie showtimes, and more. Read more...

Give Up on Unnecessary Projects to Accomplish More

You probably have one major project that’s been on your to-do list for ages. Weeks, or even months, in fact. Here’s a productivity tip that should help: just drop it. Read more...

Stop Searching for the Barcode to Get Through Self-Checkout Faster

The self checkout at the grocery store is amazing, and if you want to speed up your self-scanning game, here’s a tip: Stop looking for the barcode, just swipe it. If you get good at it, you can walk out with a cart of groceries in less time than it would take a checker to scan and bag them for you. Read more...

PSA: Remember, You Can Sell Your Broken Gadgets on eBay

It’s a sad day when a beloved piece of tech finally bites the dust. But don’t go throwing it in the garbage! Remember that you can sell broken tech on eBay and put a little cash back in your pocket. Read more...

Top 10 Lazy Yet Smart Ways to Spring Clean Your Home

It’s spring cleaning time. Even if you have the urge to clean your home from top to bottom, perhaps your natural laziness is keeping you from getting started. No worries, here are ten MacGyver-ish ways to freshen your home with minimal effort. Read more...

Turn IKEA Cubbies into a Rustic Apothecary Chest

If you didn’t see the before pictures you’d probably never guess that the rustic apothecary chest on the right was actually made from a basic IKEA cubby console. What a transformation. Read more...

Why You Need Boredom, Distraction, and Procrastination in Your Life

Most of us—no matter how many time-saving techniques we employ—don’t have enough time to waste. But productivity comes at a cost: having that down time is extremely beneficial. We fight against boredom, distraction, and procrastination all the time, but that doesn’t mean you should get rid of them completely. Read more...

This Video Debunks 10 Popular Misconceptions About Home Appliances

You probably spent a lot of money on your home’s appliances, so you might as well get the most out of them. Here are some of the most common myths and old wives’ tales about dishwashers, refrigerators, and other appliances. Read mor...

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