The Most Effective Way To Take Notes

If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that’s because we tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. If we take notes effectively, however, we can retain and retrieve almost 100% of the information we receive.


De-Stink Your Humidifier With Borax

Over time, humidifiers can pick up odours because of bacteria, mildew, or just stagnant water. You can get your smelling fresh again with borax.


Why 'Wellness' Isn't The Answer To Overwork

Many of the people who visit me in my therapy practice spend time talking about work. How much work there is, how they never seem to be able to get it all done, how many hours they spend at work, how tired they are all the time and how fearful they are about losing their jobs. They’ve read articles telling them how they can improve their work/life balance. They’ve delegated and relegated, meditated and ruminated.


Festify Gives Party Guests The Power To Vote For The Next Spotify Song

Windows/Mac: Creating a party playlist can be daunting. If you don’t trust your ability to do it yourself, Festify lets you build a playlist and then have your friends vote up songs to determine what plays next.


Transform A Plain Door Into A Beautiful Panelled One

Typical hollow core doors are cheap, and look cheap. You can get the look of a beautiful panalled door with just a small investment in paint and plywood.


Tigerair Is Now Offering Regular Discounted Airfares Every Saturday

Getting a good deal on an airfare is never unwelcome — as long as you’re on top of all the conditions. If you don’t mind its stingy carry-on limits, Tigerair has just launched a new campaign, offering cheap domestic tickets every Saturday afternoon.


Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Weather Station

DIY weather stations are a cool way to monitor the weather in your area. Instructables user kkingsbury shows off how you can build your own, powered by a Raspberry Pi.


Turns Out Those 'Game Boosters' Aren't Worth Running

Squeezing more juice from your hardware is an ever-present task for the dedicated PC gamer. A number of companies, including Razer, Wise and IOBit, have tossed their hats into the ring with so-called “game boosters”, which boast the ability to speed up your system automatically for the tasks of slaying dragons or shooting terrorists. But do they actually do anything?


This Chart Shows How Much Food To Serve When Cooking For A Crowd

One of the toughest parts of hosting a party or other large gathering is figuring out the food. There’s a calculator for wine and other alcohol tips, but how much should you purchase of specific types of foods?


Prevent Natural Fibre Sweaters From Shedding By Freezing Them

If you have a natural fibre sweater, you’ve probably noticed it occasionally sheds or pills. To prevent this from happening, try freezing it.