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Learn More Efficiently by Planning to Teach What You’re Studying

Learning is all about retaining knowledge so it can be accessed later on. You can only teach something when you’ve retained information the most efficient way for your brain to recall it, so learning something new as if you were planning to teach it could be one of the best ways to learn. A recent […]

Make a Simple Bottle Opener with a Standard Construction Nail

There are a lot of ways to open a bottle, but this simple method of hammering a nail into some wood is one of the easiest. All you need to do is hammer the nail into the wood at about a downward 45 degree angle. Just make sure you’re using a nail that has a […]

The Brights Home Screen

If you use the space on your phone properly, you can get by with just one home screen. That’s what My Color Screen user duotoned was going for with this look that puts everything you need on one screen To get this look on your phone, here’s what you’ll need: Nova Launcher Zooper Widget Pro […]

Why It’s So Hard to Remember People’s Names

It happens to the best of us. You meet someone at a party, then three days later you run into them at the grocery store and can’t remember their name. The Atlantic takes a look at why that is. We all forget people’s names sometimes. Whether we remember them or not is at least partially […]

Clear Your Backlog by Working like You’re Going on Vacation

Everyone has a backlog of work they need get done at one time or another, but actually getting to it is a pretty daunting task. One way you can help yourself take it on is by imagining you’re preparing for vacation and you need to get it done before you leave. Vacation is not just […]

Should You Turn Your Hobby into a Business? Five Questions to Ask

Sure, you love your favorite after-hours activity now, but will you love it when it’s your only source of income? Turning your hobby into a business is a big decision, and you need to ask yourself a few questions before taking the plunge. This post originally appeared on Inc. At the height of the Great […]

Take a Break with These Travel Wallpapers

Whatever your ideal type of travel is, these wallpapers can remind you of past trips or help you dream up future ones. Almost all seven continents are represented and ready for you to download. Remember, we’re now requesting your participation in the Wallpaper Wednesday series! You’ll find a selection here, but post your favorites for […]

The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Home Flooring

If you’re looking to renovate a home or taking a look at new places to live, you should know the pros and cons of various flooring types. This visual guide covers nine different flooring types and how they rate when it comes to cost, durability, difficulty of installation, and how easy they are to clean. […]

Take a Break with These Travel Wallpapers

Whatever your ideal type of travel is, these wallpapers can remind you of past trips or help you dream up future ones. Almost all seven continents are represented and ready for you to download. Remember, we’re now requesting your participation in the Wallpaper Wednesday series! You’ll find a selection here, but post your favorites for […]

How to Access Facebook Messages on iOS Without Facebook Messenger

We’ve talked about the benefits of Facebook Messenger, but if you’re still not convinced, The Guardian shows off a handy little trick to access your messages in the iPhone Facebook app without installing the Messenger app. The Best Features of Facebook Messenger You’re Probably Not UsingThe Best Features of Facebook Messenger You’re Probably Not UsingThe […]

The Question You Should Ask Your Financial Advisor

Investing money the right way is a tough code to crack—that’s why having a financial advisor is a good idea. Financial advisors probably handle their own investments too, and that’s why you should ask them what they do with their money. Shannon McLay, in a guest post at money blog Budgets Are Sexy, suggests asking […]

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