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Wean Yourself Off Your GPS Dependency and Actually Find Your Way Around

Wean Yourself Off Your GPS Dependency and Actually Find Your Way Around

I just moved to a new city, and I live and die by my phone’s GPS. But as a result, I’ve realized that I still don’t know anything about how the city is laid out, nor can I make a simple drive to my friend’s house—where I’ve been many times—without my GPS navigating me. If […]

Get the Perfect Burger Texture by Salting Patties Right Before Cooking

Get the Perfect Burger Texture by Salting Patties Right Before Cooking

Regardless of what general seasoning you use in your burger patty recipe, salt is probably involved. If you want to cook a tender, juicy burger, wait to add salt to your patty until right before you start cooking. Mixing your ground beef too much before forming it into a patty can make the texture of […]

Increase Your Credibility by Avoiding Use of the Phrase "To Be Honest"

Increase Your Credibility by Avoiding Use of the Phrase "To Be Honest"

Whether you’re in the midst of a debate, or just trying to earn somebody’s trust, prefacing your statements with the phrase “to be honest” can damage your credibility. Here’s why it’s best not to use it. It might not seem that bad, but it’s the kind of habitual phrase that can slowly wash away any […]

Develop and Improve Your Relationships by Honoring People’s Dreams

Develop and Improve Your Relationships by Honoring People’s Dreams

When you boil things down, your relationships with others are a support structure. If you wonder from time to time how you can be a better partner, or be a better friend, it’s incredibly simple: support their dreams. It’s difficult to achieve things on your own, but it’s even more so when you don’t have […]

The Autumn Grey Home Screen

The Autumn Grey Home Screen

It’s the middle of summer which means you probably break a sweat just checking your mail. You know what would feel great, though? Autumn. Autumn rocks. Until we learn to accelerate time or control the weather, this Autumn-inspired home screen will have to do. This home screen is designed for Themer, though parts can also […]

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Learn How to Make the Perfect All-In-One Camping Toilet with This Video

Learn How to Make the Perfect All-In-One Camping Toilet with This Video

If you like to spend a lot of time in the great outdoors, you know that taking care of business can often be a challenge. This clever setup packs waste removal, toilet paper, and a seat cushion all in one bucket. Using a five-gallon bucket, YouTuber Grant Thompson “The King of Random” put together the […]

The Best Sunscreens for Your Face, According to Consumer Reports

The Best Sunscreens for Your Face, According to Consumer Reports

Using sunscreen is vital for maintaining healthy skin, especially when you apply it properly. Your face in particular needs a great layer of protection, and these sunscreens are the best options out there right now. How Do I Apply Sunscreen for the Best Protection? How Do I Apply Sunscreen for the Best Protection? How Do […]

Stop Wasting Your One-on-One Meetings with Needless Project Updates

Stop Wasting Your One-on-One Meetings with Needless Project Updates

If you have regular one-on-ones with your manager (or if you are the manager), it can be easy to default to giving them boring status updates on your projects. Save yourself the time and bring up topics that will drive your career forward. Save more general updates for emails and group stand-ups. Instead, use that […]

The Neo Desktop

The Neo Desktop

Flickr user Sanjeev put this desktop together on his Mac to show off how useful GeekTool can be. He’s right—it’s super useful, and we’re impressed. Here’s how he set it up, and how you can too: Remember, if you want your desktop featured here, submit it to our Desktop Showcase! Just post it (and how […]

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Genealogist

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Genealogist

Researching your family history has become easier than ever thanks to online databases, but it still takes a professional touch to gather the wide variety of documents that detail our pasts and elucidate the elaborate family trees that precede us all. Such is the work of someone like Crista Cowan, a genealogist since 2002 who […]

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