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Don’t Focus on the Finish, Focus on Your Next Step

Don’t Focus on the Finish, Focus on Your Next Step

One of the biggest pitfalls of long-term goals is spending more time focusing on where you want to end up than you do on what you should be doing right now. Stay motivated by thinking only about the next step. The Biggest Pitfalls of Long-Term Goals (and How to Beat Them) The Biggest Pitfalls of […]

Don’t Just Say No To Others, Say No To Yourself

Don’t Just Say No To Others, Say No To Yourself

Making the most of your time is great—we’re obviously fans of it. But sometimes, the better you get at optimizing your time, the more work you take on. This can be frustrating, making you feel no more efficient or less stressed than you did before. Instead of trying to manage your time, learn to say […]

Four Ways My Life Is Better at 40 Than It Was at 20

Four Ways My Life Is Better at 40 Than It Was at 20

Yesterday I turned 40. If birthday greeting cards are to be believed, I’m now officially old, at the top of a hill with nowhere to look but down. But I think each decade just gets better. There are things I can do now that my younger self never could or would do. Before I get […]

Soundproof Your Room with these Cheap Building Techniques

Adding a laundry room next to a bedroom may be convenient, but you better get used to hearing every door slam and washing cycle. During a remodel or new build, there are some inexpensive steps you can take to mitigate the sound traveling from one room to the next. Sound travels better through air, so […]

Rdio Announces a New, Limited $4 Streaming Music Subscription

Rdio Announces a New, Limited $4 Streaming Music Subscription

Rdio, one of the more popular streaming music services out there, just announced a new tier of service. For $3.99 a month, you can listen to unlimited ad-free radio on your mobile device, plus 25 on-demand downloads that you can listen to offline. The streaming radio is the main feature of the new service, called […]

If You’re a Loyal Car Insurance Customer, You Might Be Paying Too Much

If You’re a Loyal Car Insurance Customer, You Might Be Paying Too Much

Companies make you think your loyalty pays, but that’s not always true. When it comes to your car insurance rate, your loyalty can actually work against you. If you haven’t shopped around for insurance in a while, consider doing it now to avoid being price optimized. Price optimization is a practice the insurance industry uses […]

How to Navigate the Home Buying Process When You’re Self-Employed

How to Navigate the Home Buying Process When You’re Self-Employed

Buying a home is daunting for anyone, but it’s notoriously hellish if you’re self-employed. People have a harder time getting a mortgage when they work for themselves, because it’s not as easy to prove you’ve got a steady income. It takes a lot of paperwork: tax forms, letters, licenses. The key to making it all […]

The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Is Now Only $25

The Raspberry Pi Model B+ Is Now Only $25

After the more powerful Raspberry Pi 2 came out, it was hard to justify buying the older model B+ for the same price. Today, the B+ drops to $25, making it a nice, cheaper alternative for more low-powered projects. The Raspberry Pi 2 Is Faster, More Powerful, and Available Right Now The Raspberry Pi 2 […]

Disable Pocket Integration in Firefox to Save Memory

Disable Pocket Integration in Firefox to Save Memory

Firefox is a great browser, and Pocket is a great tool for saving articles to read later, but if Pocket’s integration with Firefox (currently in Beta and Nightly versions) doesn’t thrill you, here’s how to disable it and keep it from eating your precious memory. Sadly, the process isn’t as simple as uninstalling an extension […]

Use Breadcrumbs as a Last Minute Substitute for Cheese

Use Breadcrumbs as a Last Minute Substitute for Cheese

You’re putting the finishing touches on your pasta dinner only to realize you don’t have any cheese. Don’t worry, you can get a similar nutty, salty accent to top your dish by toasting a few breadcrumbs with olive oil and salt. The taste obviously won’t be exactly the same as freshly grated parmesan cheese, but […]

If You Don’t Have a Passion, Rule Out What You Don’t Like Instead

If You Don’t Have a Passion, Rule Out What You Don’t Like Instead

A lot of career advice seems to center around pursuing your passion. This is great if you know what your passion is, but what if you don’t? It might help to think less about what you love and more about the things you don’t like. If you do have a clear idea of your passion […]

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