Start With Cold Water For Better Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are easy: boil some potatoes and mash them. Starting the process with cold water make sure the potatoes cook evenly. Most of the time when you’re cooking vegetables, you want to start with hot water. Potatoes, says The Kitchn, are an exception.


Veghacker: My Dreams Seem More Intense Without Meat

One of the main reasons I’m not eating meat for a month is to see what difference it makes to my physical state — will I feel “healthier”? Will I lose weight? Something I didn’t anticipate what was that my dreams would become much more intense.


Avoid Accumulating 'Truth Debt' By Comparing Honesty With Money

It can be easy to lie — especially when you’re trying to stay out of trouble or avoid confrontation — but it can catch up with you. If you have trouble sticking to the truth, imagine each lie you tell as a charge on an imaginary truth credit card.


How To Know When To Call It Quits In Your Relationship

Nobody likes to think about ending a relationship, but sometimes you have to face the hard truth: things just aren’t going to work out. Here are four of the biggest things to look for in a toxic relationship.


Cut A Rope Or String Without Any Tools Using Friction

If you ever need to cut through some rope or string and you don’t have any tools around, you can use the strand to cut through itself with some friction and a little elbow grease.


Keep Your Skin Hydrated During Travel To Feel Refreshed

The tired, grimy feeling you get during long trips makes for a exhausting experience. You can use a quick spritz to refresh physically and mentally.


Safely Remove A Non-Load Bearing Wall

You can save on remodeling by preparing a space as much as possible before the builders arrive. With the proper tools, removing a non-load bearing wall is a simple task, and loads of fun.


What Can You Claim When Airlines Lose Your Baggage?

If you get on a plane and your baggage ends up being delayed, damaged or lost, who’s responsible: you or the airline? And what rules apply when you’re flying between different countries — even if you don’t have travel insurance?


Stringer Gives You More Control Over Music On Shuffle

iPhone: Shuffling your music is usually a no-fuss affair. If you’re looking for more features, however, Stringer is an app that gives you a lot of control over how shuffle works.


Avoid 'Dummy-Proofing' To Encourage Better Ideas And Engaged Workers

Whether you’re an employer or just trying to wrangle people on a project, it’s tempting to make things as simple as possible. However, as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings suggests, “if you dummy-proof the process, you only get dummies to work there.”