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Use If-Then Statements to Exert Better Self-Control

Self-control is hard to learn. Keeping yourself on task, forming a habit, or even just avoiding certain foods sometimes feels impossible. Over on The New York Times, author Pamela Druckerman suggests using if-then statements to reign things in. Read more...

Apple Will Officially Let You Delete That U2 Album

As part of its iPhone 6 launch earlier this month, Apple dumped a free copy of U2?s new album Songs Of Innocence into every single iTunes account worldwide, and made it all-but-impossible for buyers to get rid of entirely. Now Apple has relented and launched a web site that lets you delete the whole thing if you don’t want it. Here’s what you need to do. More »      

Create Your Own iOS Notifications Viewer with an Arduino

Sick of looking at your phone just to check notifications? DIYer Luke Berndt was, so he decided to build a little notifications viewer with an Arduino. Read more...

What to Say to the Barber to Get the Perfect Haircut

Getting the perfect haircut is surprisingly difficult, especially if you're trying out a new barber. The Art of Manliness guides you through getting the perfect cut by simply knowing the right lingo. Read more...

Ask an Expert: All About Introversion

The topic of introversion and extroversion has been a hotbed of discussion—especially online, where we all present ourselves behind avatars and control how we interact with each other. What do the terms mean, exactly? Do people exist on a spectrum between the two, and can you change? Let's ask a psychologist. Read more...

Self-Improvement Is Great, but Self-Acceptance Is Better

It's easy to get caught up in trying to be perfect, healthier, thinner, smarter, and more successful. Self improvement is a good thing, but a lot of us forget how much we need self-acceptance. Read more...

The Best Carry On Luggage

With 28% of the popular vote, the Travelpro FlightCrew4 22" Rollaboard made it through your security checkpoints to be crowned the Best Carry On Luggage. Read more...

Get Help with Your Travel Issue on Twitter with a Related Account

Social media can be a good customer service shortcut, but sometimes brands don't respond or aren't active online. If you find yourself in this situation, Wendy Perrin at Conde Nast Traveler suggests you try related accounts, such as the airport you're in or the tourism board. Read more...

A Brief Guide to Overcoming Instant Gratification

By Leo Babauta It’s no secret that we live in the Age of Instant gratification. That’s not news. But Paul Roberts has written an excellent essay at The American Scholar looking at the breadth of this phenomena on our society — it’s a must read. A sample quote from Roberts’ essay: ‘The notion of future […]

Fix Vertical Videos on YouTube With This Bookmarklet

You probably know that you shouldn't shoot vertical videos on your smartphone —but everyone else does it anyway. This simple bookmarklet rotates the video window for you so you don't get a tiny letterboxed version. Read more...

How to Find Reliable Tech Support for Family and Friends

We all know those people who run into technical trouble with their devices and just want them fixed. They're not interested in learning to help themselves, and you don't have time to help every time they get an error message. Luckily, there are ways to get them help they can turn to—help that isn't you. Here's how. Read more...

PSA: Make Sure Your Phone’s Photos Aren’t Revealing Your Location

Your photos might be revealing your location without you realizing it. Here's how to make sure your phone doesn't log the location of each photo you take. Read more...

Get Your Own Raspberry Pi, Blue Microphone, Velcro Cable Ties [Deals]

The Raspberry Pi Model B+ solved the Pi's biggest pain point by adding two additional USB ports, and you can get one right now (with a case!) for just $39. [ Raspberry Pi Model B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit w/Case, $39] Read more...

TacitoHealth Is an All-Inclusive Health Tracking Dashboard

Android/iOS: TactioHealth creates a report of your health risks and statistics, based on details you add manually or through wearable fitness gadgets. Read more...

Observe the "Burger Flipping" Rule to Keep Your Spending In Check

Financial independence is a fancy phrase that essentially boils down to "Money doesn't rule my life." While some might interpret that as being rich, it can also be as simple as living within the means that could allow you to take any job. Even flipping burgers. Read more...

Audible Security Flaw Lets Anyone Download Unlimited Free Audiobooks

A loophole in Audible's security is making it easy to get unlimited free audiobooks, as long as you have no moral qualms about using a fake name and credit card. Read more...

How to Solve the "Where Should We Eat?" Argument Once and For All

It's a timeless, exhausting, and frustrating struggle. You're with a friend or your significant other and you're both so hungry you start to wonder what the other person would taste like with a little ranch. Before resorting to murder and cannibalism, try one of these tricks. Read more...

Maintaining pet health records for the benefit of your furry friends

The following is a list of the minimum information you should retain in your pet’s health file. Post written by Jacki Hollywood Brown Let Unclutterer help you get your home or office organized. Subscribe to our helpful product shipments from Quarterly today.

99U Podcast: Gabe Weinberg on Getting Traction

You started a business but the customers aren't coming. What do you do? Apply the "bullseye" framework.

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