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Hack a Day — Fresh hacks every day. 5 Amazing Properties of Sunlight You've Never Heard About - Life with a sword in my hands. Talks. Many uses for baking soda. - StumbleUpon. While doing research for this article, we were amazed at the number of uses for baking soda.

Many uses for baking soda. - StumbleUpon

When one looks back in history, before we had such a huge array of different cleaning products, baking soda was one of the items most frequently used. It worked great, it was economical and best of all it was safe to use. In fact, Grandma had hundreds of uses for baking soda,we have collected some of the most popular ones. How You Can Live to 100. Get Paid to Travel. Travel Writing — By Lost Girls on January 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm Be sure to check out our new Pitching 101 Series, including interviews with: BootsnAll editor, Katie HammelNew York Times’ deputy travel editor, Monica DrakeThe Expeditioner’s founder and editor-in-chief, Matt StabileGalavanting‘s managing editor, Joseph HernandezTravel Belles’ publisher and editor, Margo MillureGo NOMAD‘s general edit Max HartshorneTravel Agent senior editor Joe PikeTravelingMom‘s editor Cindy RichardsRecommend‘s managing editor Paloma Villaverde de Rico Want to get paid to travel?

"Travel Websites That Pay for Articles" from The Lost Girls – blakelylaw

If you’re interested in sharing your travel experiences, there are several travel websites that accept pitches from freelance writers.

Get Paid to Travel

Here are a few of them, and what they pay per word or post. Travel Websites That Pay for Freelance Articles and Posts Travel Belles $10 per post. Travel sites that accept submissions for experience, rather than a payment Some ideas and rates courtesy of Matador.com, JoAnna Haugen. Cover Furniture Scratches with Coffee Grounds. Celebrate Every Day With Me: The Best Ever Picture Hanging Tip. There is nothing like company coming over for a little motivation to clean your house and take care of those put-off tasks.

Celebrate Every Day With Me: The Best Ever Picture Hanging Tip

(I’m sure you are much better than I am!) After painting my daughter’s room this summer, I have been lax at putting everything up on the walls. But out-of-town company will be coming soon and I thought this was just the motivation I needed to get her room finished. Half way through the task of hanging items on her wall, I stumbled on this amazing idea on Pinterest. It is so good, you’re going to love it. What You’ll Need: A piece of wood and a small nail. How to Make It: Drive the nail through the wood just enough that you will leave a mark on the wall when pressed. Hang your mirror/picture on the nail, supporting it as needed.

Put it in place on the wall and push. Update: For those leaving comments and not quite getting it, here is a little step-by-step recap. 1. How to Pick Your Way Out of Handcuffs. MIT Guide to Lockpicking. Geek Genius. Photo: Harshit Sekhon Tired of spending big bucks every time Apple (AAPL) releases a new version of your go-to gadget?

Geek Genius

(Hint: this happens every year). Then stop. It’s easy to save on everything, from cell phones to laptops, if you know where to look. Frugal tech-shoppers use iPhone apps and police impound sites to score the best and newest gadgets for cheap. Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius 8. Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Google Maps Could Do. Infographics / Brain hacking the seven deadly sins. 8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating.

“Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder.

8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating

Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. In the pocket of his sweat pants rested a blaring iPod with a chord that dangled near the floor, almost touching against his Adidas sandals. On his computer sat even more stray objects than his surrounding environment.

Mike made a shift about every thirty seconds between all of the above. Do you know a person like this? The Science Behind Concentration. 4 Basic Life Lessons from Basic Training. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mike Inscho.

4 Basic Life Lessons from Basic Training

If you’ve been a reader of The Art of Manliness for more than a day, you know Brett, Kate, and all of the regular contributors do a fantastic job of searching out and relaying habits of great men to us. Men like Ernest Shackleton, Henry David Thoreau, and Charles Atlas, all set examples that every man can follow. I haven’t attempted to take 27 men to the South Pole, and, after having my ship become stuck in ice, somehow managed to get them all home alive like Mr. Shackleton. But I am part of a small group (.45% of the total American population) that consistently creates great men and demands that its members be constantly improving. As an enlisted member of the Army, and now an Officer, I’ve gone through what was essentially two separate stints at basic training. 1.