Life Hacks

8 Common Pieces of Emotional Baggage (and How to Ditch Them)

Those heavy emotions and memories you're hauling around are slowing you down. Drop them and move on.

6 Ways to Slash the Cost of Wi-Fi When You Travel

Yes, you can take your Facebook and your cloud file storage with you on the road — and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here's how.

These 5 Apps Can Fix Your Finances

Tracking expenses is the first step toward wise money management. These apps help you monitor spending — and much more.

10 Simple All Natural Bug and Mosquito Repellents

Those stinging, biting bugs are back in the air — but you can keep them at bay naturally with these 10 concoctions and tricks.

9 Ways to Invest in Yourself

Take the time — and the money — to improve and maintain your own best asset: you! After all, you're the only you you have.

8 Ways to Take a Break at Work (and Still Look Busy)

Taking breaks at work makes us happier and more productive — but justifying those breaks can be hard. Here are eight ways to make 'em happen.

The WORST Time of Day to Do Everything

Your body has a clock of its own, and if you pick the wrong time do some tasks, you'll do them poorly — and feel poorly while doing them.

3 Ways to Get a Legit Business Education Online

The advent of online education has made it easy to get a business education. And if you don't need a credential or degree — it can be free.

Don't Ruin the Party: 11 Things Guests With Good Social Skills Never Do

If you want to get invited to your host's next shindig, don't do this!

Best Money Tips: Things Extremely Likeable People Do

Today we found some awesome articles on things extremely likeable people do, ways to make mone at the bar, and cheaper vacation planning.

Don't Buy Microsoft Office! And Other Free Alternatives to Pricey Computer Software

You don't have to pay for Microsoft Office or other expensive computer programs — discover how to use free open source software.

Dads Who Do Dishes Raise Ambitious Daughters (and 4 Other Ways Any Parent Can Help Their Kid Succeed)

A recent study found that daughters of fathers who help with household chores are more ambitious. Try more ways to encourage children to aim high.

10 Ways You Can Bend Time to Improve Your Life

Some moments in time are better than others. Learn how to savor the best times and manage the worst for greater happiness and satisfaction.

15 Life Hacks for College Students (or Anyone Else Trying to Save Money)

Making ends is tough for students — or anybody else on a tight budget. Get inventive and start solving everyday problems without spending a lot.

How to Navigate 4 Tricky Family Money Situations

Mixing money matters and family dynamics can make gatherings more awkward than usual. Learn to manage both for happier finances and family.

7 Ways Immaturity Can Make You Happier and More Successful

While kids are sopping up lessons from their elders, adults would be wise to learn something in return. Here's what you can learn from kids.

4 Weird Brain Hacks That Make You a Better Person With Almost No Effort

Self improvement is hard, right? Wrong! Become the person you want to be with some simple tricks that leverage some quirks of your brain.

7 Simple Ways to Make Better Decisions

Everyday we face scores of decisions, most little, some huge. Learn how to make the right choice every time with a few simple rules.

6 "Good" Habits That May Actually Be Hurting You

Even good habits take effort, so make sure the ones you've committed to aren't actually doing more harm than they're worth.

Make Your Computer Last (Almost) Forever With Some Simple Tricks

Computer makers expect you to buy a new one every three years or so. That's nuts! Extend the life of your machine with some basic maintenance.

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Why Generosity Is Key to Everything — Including Your Career

Everybody knows a generous spirit is its own reward. But it's rewarding here on earth, too, and especially in your career.

The 10 Stupidest Things Smart People Do

Smart people do stupid things all the time — often because they're so smart. Let's learn from some of their foibles!

Best Money Tips: The Technology Edition

Today we are featuring some of the best articles from around the web about technology, ranging from apps to smartphones to green tech and more!

Are You Smarter Than Your Sibling? (Your Birth Order Might Provide the Answer)

Who's smarter — older siblings or younger ones? It all depends on when you ask.

5 Ways to Stop Wanting More Without Settling for Less

Being happy with what you have is not about settling. It's about identifying what really matters to you, and then finding it in your life.

Convert Your Crap Into Cash Without a Garage Sale

A yard sale is one way to get rid of your old stuff, but it's a pain. Fortunately, the Internet (and your "Friendnet") both offer an easier way.

Ambitious People Have These 10 Things in Their Homes — Do You?

The things people carry says a lot about who they are. How many of your things are on this list of possessions of the ambitious?

The One Word You Need to Get Rid of for a Better Life

Research proves it — removing this one word from your vocabulary can change your life.

Why You Need to Say Less (and How to Do It)

Brevity is the soul of wit — and the soul of clear, easily understood communication. Learn how to say less and communicate more.

5 Apps That Pay You To Exercise

Sticking to a diet or fitness routine is hard, but what if there was more incentive than well being and good health — like, say, actual cash?

7 Ways to Eat More Slowly — and Lose More Weight

Mom's advice to chew each bite 10 times was right. You really can improve your health just by spending more time at the table. Here's how.

This Is Why You Settle (and How to Stop)

Even rats regret settling for second best. Decide what you really want, figure out how to reach it, and you'll never regret it later.

How to Minimize Cell Phone Charges When You Travel Abroad

International roaming charges on cellular phones are super expensive. Beat those high prices with some clever workarounds.

How to Remember That Thing You Always Forget

You just know you've forgotten something, but you never remember what until you're far from home. Defeat forgetfulness with these strategies.

If You're Doing This on Your First Date, You're Not Getting a Second

First dates are nerve-wracking, but you can end them fast — and your shot at a second — before they even get started with any of these moves.

12 Ways You're Driving Your Coworkers Insane

Make work easier on you and your colleagues by avoiding these nasty, annoying habits at the office.

6 Surprising Ways Your Smartphone Can Keep You and Your Family Safe

From hurricane warnings to food safety advice, there's an app for that. Protect you and your family from a world of dangers with your smartphone.

Best Money Tips: Things to Do on Your Lunch Break

Today we found some awesome articles on things to do on your lunch break, money tips for new grads, and turning a cheap vacation into a first-class getaway.

Don't Be Fooled by 2014's Most Common New Scams

Scammers are always finding new ways to trick people out of their money — learn how they do it so it doesn't happen to you.

12 Things People With Good Communication Skills Never Do

If you want to engage the people you’re talking with instead of making them tune out, you must avoid these 12 things.