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Find More Emotional Balance With the “Positivity Ratio”

There are benefits to negative thinking, but many of us could use a little more optimism in our lives, whether it’s to be more productive or just to feel a little more balanced. You can train yourself to be happier with the “3-to-1 Ratio” for positivity. Read more...

A Frustration-Free Way to Remove Wood Plugs from a Hole Saw 

A hole saw attachment cuts perfectly round holes into wood using your drill. It only takes a few seconds to make a hole, but what takes the most time is freeing that wood plug from the saw. Here’s an easy and methodical way to clear your hole saw so it’s ready for the next cut. Read more...

Calculate How Long It Will Take to Become Financially Independent

For most of us, financial independence won’t come easy. It takes years of spending less than you earn. If you’re curious just how long it’ll take for you to reach this stage, give this calculator a try. Read more...

How to Control Your Temper Before You Lose It

We all get angry sometimes, but if you’re prone to rage bursts that rival The Hulk, it can really damage your relationships and even ruin your career. Here are some tips for keeping your cool when your temper feels like a short fuse burning. Read more...

Do Your Favorite Chore First or Last to Power Through Them

Chores probably aren’t your favorite way to spend your free time, but they need to get done. Put your favorite chores first or last to motivate you by giving you something to look forward to. Read more...

Restore Burnt Enameled Cookware With Baking Soda

At some point or another, we’ve all stepped away from a pot for a few minutes, only to come back to a burnt mess. Next time this happens to your enameled cookware, there’s a simple way to get it back to mint condition. Read more...

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...

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