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How to Use Nostalgia to Your Advantage (Instead of Getting Stuck)

Nostalgia—that sentimental emotion that often sends us down YouTube rehashing our youth—is, psychologically speaking, a useful emotion that helps us deal with loneliness and loss. But if you're not careful, you can get stuck reminiscing instead of moving forward. Read more...

Paint Your Room in Shoulder-Width Strokes for a More Consistent Coat

Painting a room might seem like a pretty straightforward project, but freestyling your paint strokes could result in bumps or inconsistencies. Paint in shoulder width strokes to keep it easy, simple, and above all, even. Read more.....

Cut a Fruit Tree When You Plant to Keep Its Fruit Reachable

If you want to add fruit trees to your yard, make a "heading cut" when you plant them to keep the trees small. This prevents them from growing too tall for you to reach. Read more...

Organize Evernote with This Powerful Tagging System

Evernote can be a great digital mind, but—like the brain in your head—it can quickly become a mess if you don't keep it organized. Make Evernote better by using this simple tagging system, which uses just five notebooks and sets of organized tags. Read more...

MegaChat is a Browser-Based, Encrypted Voice and Video Chat App

Mega has been on our radar for secure file storage ever since the file storage phoenix rose from the ashes of MegaUpload. Now, the company has created MegaChat, which it bills as a secure alternative to Skype, offering browser-based voice and video chat. Read more...

How to Negotiate Your Salary When You Don't Have Any Work Experience

Negotiating your first-ever salary pays off quite a bit over the course of your career. But asking for more money when you're just starting out can be intimidating. Here's how to negotiate your pay when you don't have much formal work experience. Read more...

What's The Best Online Presentation Creation Tool?

Creating a mesmerizing presentation is more than stitching slides together, sure, but a good presentation tool certainly helps keep your audience's attention. Some of the best are on the web and easy to use, too, and don't require you download a pricey app to use. This week, we want to know which ones you think are the best. Read more...

Create a Value-Based Budget to Enjoy Your Spending More

Part of the reason so many people avoid creating a budget is because it can be a drag itemizing everything that demands your money. Instead of focusing solely on how much things cost, also factor what you value into your budget to help guide where your money should be spent. Read more...

What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career as a Software Developer

When you're starting your career in any field, you probably have high hopes but don't really know what to expect. Should you keep your head down and do what you're told or should you aim only for ambitious projects? Here's what I've learned in my experience as a software developer. Read more...

The High Orbit Desktop

Flickr user Thomas put this desktop together to celebrate the successful Orion test flight last month. A great, simple wallpaper and a few well-placed skins, and we feel like we're in orbit too. Here's how he set it up. Read more...

Have a Training Plan Ready in Case You Get Promoted

Earning a promotion isn't always easy, but if you're expecting one soon, be ready to train your replacement. It shows your manager that promoting you won't leave them scrambling to fill your role. Read more...

Encourage New Habits by Stacking Them on Top of Preexisting Habits

Developing a new habit—or changing a bad one—takes a lot of work and patience, but your process is essential to whether you succeed or not. Instead of starting a new habit out of the blue, stack it on top of another habit you already have. Read more...

Most Popular Image Hosting Web Site: Google+ Photos

Finding a great place to host and share your photos on the web is a tricky business. There are tons of options, all with great features, and many of them free. Last week we asked for your favorites, then looked at the five best image hosting sites. Now we're back to crown your favorite. Read more...

Deadspin NCAA Investigating Academic Fraud At 20 Colleges | io9 10 Public Domain Characters That Are

Deadspin NCAA Investigating Academic Fraud At 20 Colleges | io9 10 Public Domain Characters That Are Overdue For A Reboot | Jalopnik Who Keeps Stealing All The Old Subarus In Portland? | Jezebel Sorority Report #3: The Trouble With Black Peop- Uh, We Mean 'Randos' | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Why Your Muscles Get Sore (and What You Can Do About It)

When you're struggling to walk down the stairs the day after a tough workout, should you view your soreness as proof you worked hard, or as a sign you overdid it? The truth is somewhere in between. Let's learn about where soreness comes from and how to keep it from making you miserable. Read more...

Find and Remove Twitter "Egg" Followers with This Google Script

Twitter is a great way to reach out to others, but there are an insane number of bots and fake accounts out there. If you want to remove all of your "egg" followers, this simple Google Script helps you weed them out. Read more...

Make a Quick and Easy Batch of Egg Fried Rice In Your Microwave

If you're looking for a quick meal that's filling and satisfying, look no further. If you've got a mug, you can whip up some egg fried rice in your microwave in less than 10 minutes. Read more...

Google's mobile apps are getting a few new features today, most notably real-time spell-checking in

Google's mobile apps are getting a few new features today, most notably real-time spell-checking in Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Additionally iOS users can now use TouchID to unlock documents. Read Google's announcement here to learn more. Read more...

Khan Academy for iPad Updates with Over 150,000 Exercises

iPad: Khan Academy has had an iPad app for a while, but it didn't offer any of the actual training exercises available on the web site. A recent update changes that, and the new iPad app includes just about everything you get with the web version. Read more...

I'm Bill Nye, and This Is How I Work

For many of us Bill Nye is part of our childhoods, playing that crucial role as educator and illuminator of science when our impressionable minds might not have thought to ask why. With his television show he taught us why science is amazing by examining the details of how everything works, and he continues to be an advocate of science education and exploration. Read more...

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