How to Develop a Jack of All Trades Mindset and Never Be Bored Again

Being a jack of all trades means never being bored again. It also means building confidence, being adaptable, and being a good leader—but it requires the right mindset. Whether you want to branch out a little or wish you could do it all, this guide will help point you in the right direction. » 3/30/15 8:00am Today 8:00am

The New Perfect Balance for Your MetroCard Is $27.25

Last year, Ben Wellington from data analysis blog I Quant NY found the perfect amount to add to your MetroCard so you can get an exact number of rides and you're never missing a train because you're a few cents short. Now with the new fare increase, the new perfect balances are $22.30 or $27.25, and there's even a… » 3/27/15 4:00pm Friday 4:00pm

Pixar's Powerful 3D Rendering Software RenderMan Is Now Free to Use

If you like to do any 3D modeling or animation, Pixar's in-house software that's been used for movies like Toy Story, Cars, and recent films like Guardians of the Galaxy is now completely free to download and use. » 3/27/15 3:00pm Friday 3:00pm

Spend Less on Food by Starting Your Budget at $0 and Working Up

It's always a good idea to make a budget for your food spending, but you might be shooting yourself in the foot by only setting a spending cap. If you work your way up from $0 and focus on the things you need first, you might be able to save a few bucks. » 3/27/15 2:30pm Friday 2:30pm

The Best Dried Herbs to Substitute for Fresh

When it comes to cooking, fresh herbs will almost always provide better flavor for your dish, but dried herbs are cheaper and more convenient. These are the dried herbs you can get by substituting for fresh herbs, as well as the herbs you should only use fresh. » 3/26/15 4:00pm Thursday 4:00pm

Pistats.io Tracks Your Uber and Lyft Spending, Miles, and Travel Time

Uber and Lyft are pretty convenient when it comes to driving services. So convenient that you might not realize how much you're actually spending on rides. Pistats.io collects your Uber and Lyft receipts to give you a visualization of how much you're really spending, along with how far you've traveled and for how long. » 3/26/15 3:00pm Thursday 3:00pm

"Leave Yourself Wanting More"

You might like to push yourself in different aspects of your life, but sometimes less really is more. Whether it's exercise, work, or just a nice place to eat, you might be a much happier person if you always leave yourself wanting to come back to things later. » 3/26/15 2:30pm Thursday 2:30pm

You May Actually Fall Asleep Faster If You Try to Stay Awake

When you are exhausted, nothing is worse than lying in bed desperately trying and failing to fall asleep. You might have better luck drifting off into dreamland if you try to stay awake instead. » 3/25/15 3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm

Strengthen Your Professional Network by Doing One Favor Every Week

Your professional network can be your most powerful tool when it comes to most careers. You can keep your network strong by doing one favor for one person in your network every week. » 3/25/15 2:30pm Wednesday 2:30pm

Build a "Fake TV" Burglar Deterrent for When You're on Vacation

Most burglars are only interested in a place when it's obvious that there is nobody home. If you're going on vacation, this DIY build makes it look like there's always someone home watching TV, without you having to actually run your TV the whole time. » 3/25/15 1:30pm Wednesday 1:30pm

Why You Should Periodically Replace Your Surge Protectors

A decent surge protector is an important piece of equipment in any office or entertainment center. They don't last forever, though, so make sure you take the time and purge your surge on occasion to keep your electronics protected. » 3/24/15 4:00pm Tuesday 4:00pm

Remove Burned Grease and Food Gunk from Sponges with a Salt Water Soak

After you've done some scrubbing with the rough side of a sponge, there's a good chance that a bunch of nasty food gunk will be stuck in there. A soak in some salt water will loosen it up and make your sponge look almost new. » 3/24/15 3:00pm Tuesday 3:00pm

Prioritize Your Habit Changes Based on What Problem Will Be Solved

You might know what goes into forming a good habit or fixing a bad one, but it's also important you keep focused on the right ones. Asking yourself whether a habit will fix a problem or not can help you prioritize your habit-forming goals. » 3/24/15 2:30pm Tuesday 2:30pm

The Definitive Guide to Winning an Argument

Winning isn't everything, but it sure is nice. When you don't see eye to eye with someone, here are the best tricks for winning that argument. » 3/24/15 8:00am 3/24/15 8:00am

The Guilt-Free Guide to Parting Ways with Your Sentimental Items

When you're trying to declutter your home, sentimental items pose a difficult challenge. They take up valuable space, but you feel guilty when you even think about getting rid of them. Here are a few tips to help you go through your keepsakes without feeling like a heartless monster. » 3/24/15 4:00am 3/24/15 4:00am

Wash Hard Fruits and Vegetables with a Brush to Reduce Pesticide Risk

Whether you buy organic fruits and veggies or not, they all have the potential to be harboring pesticides. For harder fruits and vegetables, a quick scrub under some running water can do the trick. » 3/23/15 3:00pm 3/23/15 3:00pm

Prepare for the Best and Worst to Calm Anxiety and Keep Level-Headed

It might seem like always being optimistic is the best way to do things, but there's a lot of power in anxiety and negative thinking. With this little exercise you can prepare yourself for the best and worst-case scenarios. » 3/23/15 2:30pm 3/23/15 2:30pm

Hide Valuables In Your Car with This Sneaky DIY Cup Holder Compartment

It's always a good idea to keep the valuables in your car hidden from prying eyes. This simple DIY setup requires only an empty mint case and the bottom of an old mouse pad. » 3/23/15 1:30pm 3/23/15 1:30pm

This Video Clears Up 10 Popular Misconceptions About Psychology

The world of psychology can be pretty extensive, and because of that, a lot of things can be unclear. This video will help clear your mind of all the myths and old wives' tales. » 3/20/15 4:00pm 3/20/15 4:00pm

Take the Party Anywhere with a Custom Mini-Bar for Your Bike

If you like to go for long bike rides, but also want to stop and enjoy a picnic with some wine, this DIY mini-bar fits right onto your bike's frame. » 3/20/15 3:00pm 3/20/15 3:00pm