30 Ways to Save Money Like Your Grandma Did

24 Sep

One of my treasured heirlooms is my Gram’s vintage Good Housekeeping cookbook. Its tattered and stained pages include a “Wartime Supplement” that describes how to cope with WWII food rationing, especially staples such as sugar and meat. The cookbook’s money-saving tips are still surprisingly relevant. While our grandparents may have been frugal from necessity, there’s a lot we can learn from their thriftiness on many different fronts. Here’s how to “waste not, want not” and save money like our grandparents did. More>>

“There’s no crying in baseball!” and 99 Other Unforgettable Movie Quotes

17 Sep

100 greatest movie quotes from 100 years of film.

Notable movie lines become part of the cultural lexicon, working their way into pop culture, parodies, and—in the digital age—circulating as gifs and memes. Read on to see how many of the quotes from the top 100 you already know by heart. More>>

Things in Your Home to Get Rid of (Yes, It’s Time)

10 Sep

Even though you might be a well-organized person, it’s so easy for clutter to take control of your home (time to review our decluttering tips?). Holding on to huge piles of old magazines, defective electronics, and unwanted clothing not only leads to stress — it can also take up the space you really need for the things that matter most to you.

If you’re finally ready to start organizing your space, we have you covered. Setting aside just a few hours to unload the items you no longer need can bring you the sense of calm and relief you’ve likely been craving. More>>

People Who are Good at Small Talk Always Avoid These 7 Mistakes

3 Sep

Going back to the office soon? As a speech trainer, one common source of anxiety I’ve been hearing from people is the social interaction they’ll once again have to make with colleagues.
But like any other form of public speaking — yes, elevator banter counts — small talk skills have nothing to do with your personality, and everything to do with learning to empathize with your audience.

If you want your skill and comfort levels to soar, avoid these seven conversational pitfalls. More>>

20 Words You’re Constantly Misusing

27 Aug

Grammar can be a tricky thing. Even some of the most commonly used words get lost in translation from time to time. We’ve compiled some of the most frequently misused words to provide a little crash course for people who haven’t sat in a classroom in a while. More>>

3 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Work from Home Workspace

20 Aug

The future of work in a vaccinated world is fast approaching: some offices are re-opening, while others have announced their plans to implement hybrid work models as states relax COVID restrictions. Meanwhile, some employees have chosen to follow their desires and either continue to work remotely at their current job, or pursue a new, permanently remote role. Some newly-remote workers have settled into a routine, while others are still trying to find their footing, even if they prefer telecommuting. Because just like office culture isn’t for everyone, finding the right formula for an at-home work setup can make or break someone’s experience. More>>

Secret Side Effects of Taking a 20-Minute Nap, Says Science

13 Aug

If you’re among those suffering from poor sleep, a midday nap may provide you with a wonderful little boost, and could be the thing you need to help you squeeze in some much-needed Z’s. The good news is, you needn’t sleep for 2 hours at a time, like you usually do on the couch on Thanksgiving. A gentle little siesta will do. More>>

The World’s Funniest Street Names Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

6 Aug

The authorities of these places certainly threw out the rule book when it came to naming their roads! From ‘lost in translation’ mix-ups to unfortunate historic legacies, these amusing signs are sure to make you laugh out loud. Let’s take a road trip and discover the funniest (and rudest) streets in the world. More>>

What is That? Weird Tourist Attractions Across America

30 Jul

Millions of people have been to bucket-list attractions like Gettysburg and the Grand Canyon. Far fewer have had the privilege of visiting a building shaped like a giant muskie. Every state in the country has offbeat attractions, from the amusing to the inspiring to the disturbing. If you feel like you’ve been there, done that, seen it all, check out one of these quirky places on your next road trip. More>>

How to watch the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games

23 Jul

The highly anticipated Tokyo Opening Ceremony will be the first major global gathering since the worldwide pandemic began last year. The NBC primetime broadcast will feature special coverage of Team USA, along with the performances, pageantry, and Parade of Nations, the heart of any Opening Ceremony, which will be especially meaningful this year. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on NBC, as well as the NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com. More>>