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Contribute 1% More Each Year to Boost Your Retirement Savings

Contribute 1% More Each Year to Boost Your Retirement Savings

If it’s relatively early in your career, planning for retirement may not seem important. You have bills to pay after all. If you’re having trouble starting, work on contributing just 1% more each year. Waiting until later in your life to save is one of the biggest money mistakes you can make. Although it seems […]

Fix Your iPhone’s Touch ID By Retraining It

Fix Your iPhone’s Touch ID By Retraining It

Apple’s Touch ID is great, when it works. If you’re having some trouble with your iPhone recognizing your fingerprints, it’s time you train it a little more. We already covered how to do the initial iPhone training by trying multiple angles or even registering your finger more than once. Instead of deleting the finger from […]

Make This DIY Remote Control Pillow and Never Lose the Remote Again

It never fails: you set your remote down on the couch or end table just to find it miraculously disappear later. This DIY couch pillow mod shows you how to “install” your remote into your couch pillow so you never lose it again. Take the remote cover off and grab a few wires to connect […]

Watch Out For Someone Hacking Your Airline Miles Accounts

Watch Out For Someone Hacking Your Airline Miles Accounts

With so many hacks out there recently, your first instinct might be to look at your credit cards and bank accounts after a breach. If you’ve racked up tons of frequent flyer miles, you should check those accounts also. The average person might not think to check a frequent flier account. That’s why they’re a […]

Keep Tall Boots From Flopping Over with Slacks Hangers

Keep Tall Boots From Flopping Over with Slacks Hangers

Although stylish, tall boots have a terrible habit of the shafts slouching over. The leather gets cracked and they don’t look as nice. Instead of using expensive boot hangers, basic slacks hangers do the trick. We covered how to use binder clips to keep those tall boots tall. Here’s another way to keep boots in […]

Put a Business Card in Your Coat To Ensure Its Safe Return

Put a Business Card in Your Coat To Ensure Its Safe Return

If you’ve ever hung your coat at a bar or restaurant, you’ve probably walked out without it once or twice. Even worse, you might have walked out with someone else’s coat. If you keep a business card in a pocket, you’re more likely to get your coat back. This suggestion isn’t a guarantee you’ll get […]

How to Stay Focused and Engaged in Long Meetings

How to Stay Focused and Engaged in Long Meetings

Meetings are an inevitable part of the job for many people, and sometimes you know you’re going into a meeting that will drag on and on. How do you prepare yourself to be engaged and alert? Here’s a few of methods to survive those long haul meetings. First of all, bring a notebook, if even […]

Make a Mini Foundry for Cheap That Can Melt Soda Cans

If you have an excess of soda cans lying around—or just looking for a cool project to work on—this mini foundry can melt metal and doesn’t cost very much to build. Melting things is fun, and this guide and video from Grant Thompson—The King of Random—gives instructions on how to build your own backyard melting […]

Read More Every Day by Creating Reading Triggers

Read More Every Day by Creating Reading Triggers

A lot of us have a stack of books—some real, some digital—that we’ve paid for, but haven’t found time to finish. If you’re trying to read more every day, creating a system of triggers can help you stay on top of your reading list. Reading, just like exercise, is a habit that needs to be […]

Become Truly Productive by Avoiding the "False Hustle" Trap

Become Truly Productive by Avoiding the "False Hustle" Trap

Real productivity boils down to doing the work that matters; the work that has an impact on our tasks. When you feel like you’ve had a busy day, but don’t have anything to show for it, you’ve become a victim of “false hustle.” The term “false hustle” originated in baseball and is still commonly used […]

The Right Way to Look at Your Flaws: As the Flip-Side of Strengths

The Right Way to Look at Your Flaws: As the Flip-Side of Strengths

We all have flaws, but you needn’t dwell on them. Being flawed in one aspect of your life simply means that you’re strong in another. It’s easy to get yourself down when you focus on all the things you don’t do very well. It’s perfectly normal to have flaws, but if the thought of your […]

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