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Wash Hard Fruits and Vegetables with a Brush to Reduce Pesticide Risk

Whether you buy organic fruits and veggies or not, they all have the potential to be harboring pesticides. For harder fruits and vegetables, a quick scrub under some running water can do the trick. Read more...

Prepare for the Best and Worst to Calm Anxiety and Keep Level-Headed

It might seem like always being optimistic is the best way to do things, but there's a lot of power in anxiety and negative thinking. With this little exercise you can prepare yourself for the best and worst-case scenarios. Read mor...

How to Overcome Workload Paralysis and Get Back into Action

We're all busy, but sometimes we go through periods where the work piles up and it seems like it might never end. You might have so much work that it's too intimidating to even start. That's when you need to take a step back, take a deep breath, and start prioritizing. Read more...

Hide Valuables In Your Car with This Sneaky DIY Cup Holder Compartment

It's always a good idea to keep the valuables in your car hidden from prying eyes. This simple DIY setup requires only an empty mint case and the bottom of an old mouse pad. Read more...

Build a Simple, Sturdy Table that Folds Flat for Easy Storage

Whether you need a project table for hobbies or you just need something when guests are around, Make shows you how to build a simple little table that assembles in seconds and folds flat for easy storage. Read more...

?The Most Nutritious Food for Your Money at the Salad Bar

Iceberg lettuce or spinach? Tuna or eggs? Trying to balance nutrition and cost makes a salad bar an intriguing puzzle. Fortunately, the folks at Refinery29 have crunched the numbers to rank your salad bar options so you can load up on good nutrition without getting ripped off paying by the pound. Read more...

Ask an Expert: All About Memorization Techniques

Can you train yourself to have a better memory? In certain ways, yes. You should treat "brain games " with a healthy amount of skepticism, but when it comes to memory, practicing various techniques can actually help you increase your ability to recall. Read more...

Use Time Machine's Local Snapshots to Restore Lost Files

Time Machine is a great way to back up your computer, and How-To Geek points out if you're using a Mac laptop with Time Machine enabled, there's a local backup file packed with previous versions of files that might be useful if you mess something up when you're on the go. Read more...

Stay Motivated During Your Job Search by Pursuing a Hobby

The constant rejection (or radio silence) of a job search can be disheartening. It's easy to become demotivated during that time. To power through it and keep yourself stimulated, make sure to pursue a hobby during your search. Read more...

Boost Your Career Success by Asking for Feedback Regularly

You can do a lot to boost your chances for career success, but asking for feedback is crucial. People are usually happy to offer their opinion, and it gives you a clear idea of where you should be headed and how you can get there. Read more...

Unusual YouTube Channels that Actually Teach You Something

YouTube, for its problems, is a great place learn something new. Some channels are straightforward and instructional, but others use quirky and interesting people or approaches to teach you something new. Let's make a list of great ones worth subscribing to. Read more...

Highlight Your Grocery Receipt to Remind Yourself What's Perishable

No one wants to waste food, but it happens. You buy some avocados, forget about them, and a week later, they're done. To keep better track of the perishable stuff you buy, use your grocery receipt as a reminder. Read more...

Make Straight Cuts Every Time Around Cardboard Concrete Forms

Concrete form tubes make the installation of footings for decks much easier. But cutting these tubes level can be an awkward process. Here's a simple tip that will make cutting straight lines on a curved object a cinch. Read more...

How to Identify and Avoid the Most Common Telephone Scams

Even though they may sound outdated, phone scams still run rampant. The US Treasury inspector general receives between 9,000-12,000 complaints per week. According to Princeton Research Survey Associates, "People over 50 are disproportionately...Show More Summary

The Factors to Consider Before Making a Risky Investment

Invest your money the right way, and your overall risk should be pretty minimal. There are reasons for taking on riskier investments, though. Maybe you want to beef up your alternatives, for example. Whatever your reason, consider these factors beforehand. Read more...

Configuration Mania Adds a Ton of Hidden Options to Firefox

Firefox may not be the most popular browser these days, but it's still the most configurable—right down to the smallest little pixel. If hunting through about:config is too tiring, though, free add-on Configuration Mania adds a ton of options through an easy-to-browse panel. Read more...

What To Do When the IRS Needs to Verify Your Identity

If the IRS needs to contact you because they're worried about identity theft (or you've filed a report that your identity has been stolen), here's what you need to know, and here's how you can do it. Read more...

Make a Week's Worth of Steel-Cut Oatmeal in 5 Minutes

Unless you're the world's biggest early bird, steel-cut oatmeal can be a difficult breakfast to enjoy in the morning. If you prepare it from scratch, it can take up to 45 minutes. But this quick and easy overnight method means you can enjoy healthy steel-cut oatmeal for the whole week with just five minutes of prep. Read more...

The Careers That Qualify You for Student Loan Forgiveness

Student loan debt can be suffocating. If you're a teacher, or work in healthcare, relief may be available in the form of little-known loan forgiveness programs. If that's you, here are some details. Read more...

Six Things I Learned While Writing My First Book

Writing a book will almost kill you. By the end, you'll be exhausted, brain dead, and filled with a bubbling sense of anxiety. I recently finished up my first book, and here are a few takeaways from the ordeal that can be applied to pretty much any large scale project. Read more...

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