The Pivotal Technique Cuts the Crap Out of Learning How to Change

Figuring out a plan for your life and where you want it to go is literally impossible. Even if you can decide what you want, mapping out all the steps is a gargantuan task that will necessarily change. Skip the superfluous stress by identifying two simple, key points: where you are and where you're going. » 4/23/14 7:30am Yesterday 7:30am

How to Control Your Entire Home Theater with Your Android Device

We've talked before about how to control anything on your HTPC with your Android phone. But what if you have cable, a set top box, or any of the dozens of things hooked up to your TV? Or maybe you just want to control your stereo? Don't worry-you've got some options, too. » 4/22/14 8:00am Tuesday 8:00am

"It’s In Our Control to Be Positive, Powerful or Confident"

Lacking confidence often feels like a crippling disorder, paralysis of the emotions. While not all actors are the best role models, one thing we can glean from people who pretend all day: it's possible to change how you feel. » 4/22/14 6:30am Tuesday 6:30am

Build a DIY Sliding Door Bookshelf to Hide Your Secret Lair

I don't know about you, but I will never outgrow my child-like desire to have secret passages and hidden rooms in my house. This sliding door bookshelf may be one of the most clever and least destructive ways to accomplish this we've seen yet. » 4/22/14 6:00am Tuesday 6:00am

This is easily one of the most annoying things about any Android phone I've ever had. I first saw it on a Samsung phone which naturally made me hate Samsung more, but now my Moto X does this as well, so my emotions are all conflicted. It doesn't seem to be mandatory behavior, either, as no Nexus I've ever owned does… » 4/22/14 5:25am Tuesday 5:25am

Buy Your Own Happiness by Keeping Your Money

Recent conventional wisdom states that if you really want to increase your personal happiness, you should spend your money on experiences rather than things. While this isn't a bad idea, finance blog Mr. Money Mustache suggests another strategy: just keep your money. » 4/21/14 7:30am Monday 7:30am

The Most Practical Uses for Location Sharing Services

Location tracking and sharing services get a bad reputation. It can feel like there's too much sharing going on. However, there are still some good reasons to share where you are or, alternatively, to make use of all the data everyone else is sharing. » 4/21/14 4:00am Monday 4:00am