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The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features

Yosemite's been out for a week now and that means apps are getting updated to support some of its new features. From Notification Center tweaks to Continuity features, here are some of the best apps taking advantage of Yosemite. Read more...

The Realization

By Leo Babauta Lately I’ve been practicing asking myself a question: What if this moment were already perfect, everything you needed to be happy? This question is transformative. If I’m upset about something, I reconsider the moment and realize that I’m being small-minded about something, and that if I look at the entire moment, I […]

A Guide to Changing Self-Destructive Behaviors

By Leo Babauta I have a reader who wants to make positive changes in her life, but can’t seem to stop certain behaviors. She writes: “I am consistently challenged with being mindful when buying food. What do you do when you are doing things that self-destructive and are not good and continue to do them. […]

Pushing Past the Terrifying Dip in Motivation

By Leo Babauta My son, who is officially an adult in a matter of days, is facing a small crisis: the project he’s working on is not going well, and he’s ready to give up not only on the project but the career he was excited about not too long ago. I can feel the […]

It’s Not Too Late to Change Bad Habits

By Leo Babauta If you’re deeply in debt, or your bad health habits have overwhelmed you, it’s likely that you don’t feel you can make a big impact on those problems anymore. I know when I was an overweight, sedentary smoker, who was so far in debt that I was constantly depressed … I felt […]

The Smart Way to Stick to Habits

By Leo Babauta Sticking to a new habit isn’t easy — but if you set up your habit change smartly, you can make it stick. Starting a new habit isn’t too hard — we often get excited about starting an exercise plan or diet or waking up early, for example. But a number of obstacles […]

Form Burger Patties as Gently as Possible for a More Satisfying Crust

By "as gently as possible," America's Test Kitchen means packing the ground meat as if you're "cradling a newborn baby." Read more...

?Create a USB Password Stealer to See How Secure Your Info Really Is

Slacking on password security can have horrific consequences. Even so, it's easy to lose track of how many are vulnerable. With just a couple of files, you can steal passwords from nearly everywhere they're stored on a victim's Windows PC, including your own, just to see how secure they really are. Read more...

100 Books in 100 Months: Eugene Yiga’s Literary Quest

This is a quest case study. (Read others or nominate yourself.) Eugene Yiga fell in love with the written word – and took that love to quest-level when he decided to read the 100 Greatest Books of All Time, in the 100 months leading up to his 30th birthday. Here’s his story. Tell us about yourself:…

The KitchenAid You've Been Pining For, Halloween Candy, and More Deals

You've always wanted a KitchenAid, and today, they're only $210 brand new from Best Buy. You even get to pick from five different colors. [KitchenAid 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer, $210] Read more...

The Abandoned Airport in Congo that Became a Playground

I spend a lot of time in nice airports—and plenty of not-so-nice ones, too. But seeing these photos from war photographer Michael Christopher Brown made me reflect on my days as an aid worker in West Africa. While flying around the region, I saw plenty of abandoned planes on derelict runways. The airlines changed names…

A Culinary and Lifestyle Adventure to Ethiopia

Check out this short film for a unique glimpse into Ethiopian daily life. Follow the process of making injera and harvesting the local coffee with a soundtrack that will make you want to book a round-trip Star Alliance award on Ethiopian Airlines. I first visited Ethiopia three years ago and found it a fascinating place.…

A Magic Broadcast Channel That Will Help you Reach the World

Imagine being able to share your thoughts with anyone at any time. From this broadcast channel, you can say whatever you want … no matter how unusual or unconventional, or even no matter how boring. In your channel, you make the rules. Geography is no object. You can reach people in Kazakhstan or Kalamazoo with…

6 Discoveries from Near and Far: Volume XVI

Things I've found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.

?Get More Out of the Books You Read With an Idea Index

Trying to remember what we love about a book will leave us forgetting some of the best parts, and when we go back to try to find them, we definitely don't remember which pages to look for. Use an Idea Index to be more effective: list the important ideas and quotes, and the page number they're on, right in the front of the book. Read more...

?Train Your Kids to Follow Specific Protocols When Working from Home

Kids have a knack for demanding attention at the worst moments, especially for the parent who works from home. Practice specific work scenarios, like conference calls, so your children remember how to behave when they really happen. Read more...

You Have to Make Time to Make Time

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Try Applying for a Business Credit Card, Even if You're Not a Business

You don't have to be a suit-wearing CEO to apply for a business credit card. In fact, you can have as little as a social security number and an Amazon Affiliates account to be eligible for lower interest rates or other perks of business cards. Read more...

The 2015 Premium Planners Are Now Available

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