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Improve a Boring Online Bio with Image-Rich Words

Whether it's on your blog or on your social media profile, the "about me" section can change how others perceive you. One way t0 make your bio more interesting: use "sticky" words that appeal to the senses. Read more...

Charge Your Phone in Half the Time: Quick Chargers Explained

If you bought a phone in the last year, it might have included some kind of quick charger, or offered one as an accessory. Here's how they work to charge your phone in half the time of a typical charger. Read more...

This Infographic Shows 50 Salad Ideas for Enjoying All Year Round

Salads are great for sneaking more vegetables into your diet and getting and staying healthy, but, let's face it, sometimes salads are boring. This graphic from Cook Smarts serves up 50 salad combos and dressing ideas to get you out of a salad rut. Read more...

How to Do Your Own Home Energy Audit and Save Money Each Month

Wasting energy in your home is like throwing away money. You can spend thousands on heaters, air-conditioning and new windows, but poor insulation and outdated appliances can sap any savings and make for an uncomfortable home. Here's how to perform your own energy audit and save a bit of money. Read more...

Openfolio Compares Your Portfolio With Other Investors'

You don't need to keep up with the Joneses, but comparisons can sometimes be useful. Openfolio tracks your investment portfolio and shows you how you're doing compared to different groups of people. Read more...

The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing Desk

Standing desks are popular, but choosing a good one is no easy task. You could go with a motorized, whole desk replacement, or DIY a simple solution. You could even buy an adjustable attachment to go on top of your existing desk. Let's talk about what you may need in a standing desk, what you can get for your budget, and how to choose what's best for your needs. Read more...

This Simple 6-Step Routine Could Save You $30 Per Week on Groceries

The technique is simple: find ingredients on sale, then build recipes around them. Although it's a bit more work than buying the same routine groceries, it could expose you to new types of food while simultaneously saving you money. Read more...

Create an "Emergency Lunch Kit" for Better Brown Bag Meals

Having delicious, affordable, and healthy work lunches takes planning and commitment. Stash a meal "emergency lunch kit" in your desk to improve mediocre lunches. Read more...

io9 The Most Deadly And Disgusting Liquors In Science Fiction And Fantasy | Jalopnik Pantsless Woman

io9 The Most Deadly And Disgusting Liquors In Science Fiction And Fantasy | Jalopnik Pantsless Woman Arrested For DUI While Sitting On A Bottle | Jezebel Gabrielle Union Says Smart Things About Ferguson, the NFL, Hollywood | Kotaku Man Plays Super Mario World with His Nose Read more...

ProWritingAid Checks for Clarity, Repeat Words, and Cliched Phrases

Editing your own work can be difficult. If you don't give yourself enough time between writing and revising, everything might sound good as is. Fortunately, ProWritingAid is a webapp that edits your work for writing style and gives you immediate feedback. Read more...

?Why Breakfast Is Not the Most Important Meal of the Day

If you've read into health and fitness at all, you've probably been seen variations of "breakfast is the most important meal of the day", "eat breakfast to kickstart your metabolism", or perhaps "skip breakfast and die." As it turns out, all of that is probably wrong. Read more...

Get Rid of the "Positive Posse" to Find Better Feedback

It's only natural to want to surround yourself with people who believe in you. If you only allow people with positive things to say to get close, however, can result in choosing your friends based on how they make you feel, rather than ones who challenge you to improve. Read more...

Avoid Email Overload by Simply Ignoring Some (Unimportant) Email

Inbox Zero is a noble, if difficult, goal. If you only receive a few emails a day, traditional strategies like only replying a couple times a day are fine. But if you get dozens or hundreds, you need a harsher strategy: just ignoring some of them. Read more...

Define an Emotional Intention to Make Difficult Conversations Easier

Confronting someone about a problem or concern is hard from the start. If you come at it from a standpoint of venting your own emotions, though, it will just get harder. Before you have the talk, define the emotional goal you want the conversation to end with. Read more...

Four Basic Writing Principles You Can Use in Everyday Life

Writing starts way before you put letters to a page. It involves processes like critical thinking, communication, and creativity. Even if writing feels like pulling teeth, you can apply the principles of writing to many facets of your day-to-day life. Here's how. Read more...

The DIY, Clutter-Free Photo Editing Workspace

London-based portrait photographer Tom Barnes has built himself one impressive, massive desk. It's as functional and clutter-free as it is unique. Read more...

Silence a Loud-Clicking Mouse with a Little Memory Foam

The repetitive, clicking sound of a mouse can become pretty irritating. If you want to silence your mouse for your own peace —and the peace of others around you—a little memory foam can do the trick with no soldering required. Read more...

When Time Tracking May Not Save You Any Time at All

Your productivity can largely be determined by how you spend your time, and that makes tracking your time seem like a big help. It can also be a trap that eats up more time than it saves. Read more...

Build a Hidden Compartment in a Fake Potted Plant to Hide Valuables

Hidden compartments are fun and you know it. If you're looking for a way to hide some of your smaller valuables while brightening up your place, this potted plant compartment is perfect. Read more...

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Comic Book Artist

So many of today's popular movies began humbly on the printed page—not in novels, but in comic books. There's a distinct appeal to the illustrated format's ability to tell both large, complex stories without compromising the intimacy of the narrative. And capturing those moments requires a skilled illustrator. What it's like to face the blank page every day? Read more...

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