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For a More Powerful Apology, Match a Person’s “Apology Language”

For a More Powerful Apology, Match a Person’s “Apology Language”

We all mess up from time to time, and when it affects someone else, it’s good to apologize. But people have different ways of apologizing. When saying you’re sorry to someone, it might help to stick to their “apology language.” In some ways, we all communicate differently. The way I express sympathy, regret, or love […]

Unfavinator Unfavorites Tweets in Bulk

Unfavinator Unfavorites Tweets in Bulk

If you use the favorite function on Twitter to save the best tweets, you may have found you’ve overdone it to the point it’s useless. To go back and unfavorite tweets on Twitter takes a lot of time, but Unfavinator speeds up the process. Once you connect Unfavinator to your Twitter account, you’ll see a […]

Make a Secret "Doortop" Stash to Hide Your Valuables

Make a Secret "Doortop" Stash to Hide Your Valuables

You’ve probably never thought about hiding something in the top of your door, but that’s exactly what makes it such a great hiding place for small valuables. The Best Places to Hide Valuables in Your House The Best Places to Hide Valuables in Your House The Best Places to Hide Valuables in Your House There’s […]

Get Over Lightheadedness by Tensing Up Your Leg Muscles

Get Over Lightheadedness by Tensing Up Your Leg Muscles

A bout of lightheadedness can come from all sorts of things. To help prevent yourself from passing out, Dr. Steven Lamm suggests tensing up your leg muscles. Speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Lamm points out that oftentimes getting queasy is a physiological response to fear where the blood vessels dilate, blood pressure drops, […]

Make Amazing Charcoal-Grilled Steaks with a Chimney Starter

There’s just something special about a steak grilled over charcoal. To maximize that charcoal-grilled flavor and aroma, the folks at America’s Test Kitchen have a method that’s a little work, but it’ll yield incredible results. First, get out that chimney starter—you’ll need it for more than lighting the grill. The video above will walk you […]

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Preview Users Will Get a Free Upgrade

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Preview Users Will Get a Free Upgrade

We’ve known for a while that when Windows 10 comes out, it will be a free upgrade to most users. What if you’re using the preview version, though? Yep, you’re included. So if you’re on an old version of Windows that isn’t eligible for the upgrade (like XP or Vista), installing the Preview can get […]

Test Your Hearing with These Mobile Apps

Test Your Hearing with These Mobile Apps

Worried your hearing might be getting bad but don’t want to see a doctor about it just yet? You can give yourself a preliminary test using mobile apps to see where you stand. BBC Future recommends a couple of different apps, Hearing Test for Android and UHear for iPhone. You can also test your hearing […]

Learn the Science of Cooking with a Free Online Course from Harvard

Learn the Science of Cooking with a Free Online Course from Harvard

Cooking a meal in your kitchen is the same as conducting a science experiment in your lab. This free online course from Harvard University will teach you how to do both. The course, hosted by online teaching platform edX, is led by four actual Harvard professors who teach things ranging from applied physics to applied […]

The Usefulness of Learning Through Observation

The Usefulness of Learning Through Observation

Pick any industry and you’ll find that very few people actually do the work themselves. Most cite a secondary source, or look up a summary online to quickly learn what they think they need to know. But this is exactly why doing the boring work more consistently is actually a competitive advantage. You should observe […]

Revive Salad Greens with a Five-Minute Soak in Water

Revive Salad Greens with a Five-Minute Soak in Water

Nobody wants to eat wilted greens, but over on the Kitchn, they point out the easiest way to revive them is a quick, five-minute water bath. The Kitchn’s tip comes straight from a former grocery store employee. The retailer would pull the greens from the shelf and store them in a cooler. In the morning, […]

Draw More People to Your Yard Sale by Showing Off High Value Items

Draw More People to Your Yard Sale by Showing Off High Value Items

When you host a yard sale, a big chunk of your customers are probably going to be people just passing by. Hook more of them in by taking a big play out of the retail playbook. You might feel naturally inclined to place your big ticket items near your resting spot so you can keep […]

Check the Balance of Your Gaming Dice with a Cup of Salt Water

Check the Balance of Your Gaming Dice with a Cup of Salt Water

Playing boardgames and tabletop RPGs can bring you a lot of surprising benefits, but it’s not as fun when your dice keep rolling the same result over and over. This simple trick can help you make sure all of your D6s, D10s, and D20s are perfectly balanced. The Surprising Benefits of Role-Playing Games (and How […]

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