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If you can relate to the proverbial hamster on a wheel in your quest to have a bigger house, or nicer clothes, science can explain why. The “hedonic treadmill” is what psychologists call our innate desire for bigger, better pleasures — like a bigger house or splashier car — each time we get a raise or bonus. But there’s literally a catch to this phrase: Those same psychologists know that acquiring these trophies won’t make a meaningful blip on our happiness radar.
Supermarkets have lots of tricks to get you to spend more money. One way to fight back is to go armed with a list organised according to the layout of the store, so you know what to get, where to get it, and when to move on.
If you can’t remember to pay your credit card bill every month, Redittor SolidDexter has a solution: write the due date on the card itself.
There’s no shortage of ways to repurpose an old PC, whether you’re just trying to make it work again or turning it into something else entirely, like a home server. Laptops, are special though — due to their small size and all-in-one nature, a bit of DIY work can turn a laptop into just about anything. Here are some options.