Tell a Relatable Story to Explain Someone's Mistakes

Whether it's the sandwich method of criticism, direct criticism, or persuasion methods, there are plenty of strategies you can use to convince someone to change their ways. Tell someone a relatable, convincing story to get them to see the consequences of their actions and change. » 1/15/15 9:30am 1/15/15 9:30am

How to Deal With Excessively Needy Friends

Whether your friend needs too much attention, money, or a place to stay, you're probably feeling a little drained having to bear the weight of their responsibilities. Confronting a needy friend may end badly, but there are ways around it that get them off your back without sacrificing the friendship itself. » 1/15/15 4:00am 1/15/15 4:00am

How to Turn YouTube Into Your Ultimate Entertainment Hub

YouTube is awesome for streaming music and watching fun homemade videos, but it can also be your primary source of organized online media and offline music. Here's how to unlock the true power of YouTube and use it for more than just cat videos. » 1/13/15 10:00am 1/13/15 10:00am

Make a 15-minute Pact With Your Partner for More Manageable Arguments

Arguments are inevitable in any relationship, but what's worse is when you say something so harsh one of you holds a long-lasting grudge—even after the argument ends. Make a pact with your partner to not say anything the two of you won't be able to get over within 15 minutes. » 1/13/15 8:30am 1/13/15 8:30am

When to Lose the "Sandwich Method" and Give Direct Criticism Instead

No one wants to sound like a jerk when giving constructive criticism, but sometimes we bury the point when trying too hard to spare feelings. Dive straight to the point without sandwiching praise around it if the kindness in your delivery is muddling the message. » 1/12/15 11:30am 1/12/15 11:30am

Lumoid Lets You Test Fitness Trackers Before You Buy

Fitness trackers come in many shapes and sizes with varying capabilities and reviews, so it's tough to really be sure which one you should get. Lumoid's Try Before You Buy service lets you do just that so you don't fork over a lot of cash for a lackluster wearable tracker. » 1/12/15 9:30am 1/12/15 9:30am

Lay Cloth or Cardboard Over Your Windshield to Avoid Frost

We know some pretty cool ways to avoid frost, like parking facing east or using vinegar to defrost your windshield quickly, but if you scrape your window every morning anyway, a piece of cloth or cardboard may be a better option. » 1/09/15 12:30pm 1/09/15 12:30pm

FORCEdraft Doesn't Let You Quit Writing Until You Hit Your Goal

Windows: We've all done it: in the middle of writing you get a notification that looks a lot more interesting, then another, and another. Suddenly, you're distracted and procrastinating. FORCEdraft is a writing tool that stays open and blocks everything else on your computer until you hit the writing goal you set in… » 1/08/15 10:30am 1/08/15 10:30am

How to Choose a College Major When You're Stuck

Choosing a college major is a big decision that—if made hastily—can land you in an unemployment line, back in school, or working in a career you chose for the wrong reasons. You may understand these consequences and feel stuck from fear, or simple indecision, but there are some things you can do to choose a major… » 1/08/15 10:00am 1/08/15 10:00am

How to Use Rejection to Set Yourself Up for a Second Shot

Whether it's a job interview or after asking someone out on a date, rejection is a harsh reality that we all face at least once. It's tough, but how you handle rejection may very well be the key to getting a second chance later, and succeeding when you do. Here are some tips on handling rejection well and using it… » 1/08/15 4:00am 1/08/15 4:00am