Setting goals and working to achieve them is an inherently optimistic exercise: You want more and better, and you believe that you have what it takes to do the work and reap the rewards. But sometimes showing your pessimistic side can help you achieve your goals faster.
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Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books.
Everyone wants to sell their old phones, but it's somewhat intimidating. Getting rid of old devices is a huge hassle, especially when you have to clean it up, deactivate accounts, and find a place that will actually give you a decent amount of cash for your device. It's a chore no one wants to deal with.
Thankfully, trading in your device for some cash, especially before new smartphones debut, is a pretty simple process when you take it one step at a time. You'll feel better by decluttering your life, you'll make some money you can use toward your next device, and you can do it without meeting some stranger in a McDonald's for the handoff.
Online travel agencies (OTAs) like Orbitz and Expedia are useful for comparing prices of some flights and hotels, though it’s worth looking directly on an airline or hotel’s website for prices before booking, as we’ve covered before. You should also be aware that these third-party sites aren’t your best bet for purchasing extras, including travel insurance.
Remember Coca-Cola Coffee, the flavour combination no one really asked for but Coca-Cola gave us anyway? Well, it's now expanding with a limited-edition 'Batch Blends' range, supposedly designed for more 'adult' consumption. Here's what we know.
Web hosting has come a long way since the days of uploading a few static HTML pages, some images and perhaps a few extras like a gallery or discussion board. Today's web hosts need to offer databases, automation, blogging platforms and a bunch more. When you're ready to take your data into your own hands and run your own website you need to find a good web host that can make life as easy as possible for you.
Thankfully, there are dozens of great companies looking for your business. Today, we're looking at five of the best.
A successful home loan application generally requires a steady job. However, there are a range of additional factors that can seriously hamper your borrowing power with banks, even if your salary is higher than average. This superhero-themed infographic outlines the various occupational pitfalls that can trip up applicants.
Following in the footsteps of last year's Kindle Oasis, Amazon is releasing a new entry-level Kindle Paperwhite that comes with inbuilt waterproofing. You also get double the storage and a 300 ppi glare-free display. Here are the Australian specs, pricing details and release date.
Vacuum cleaners used to be boring devices that we had to push and drag around the house to collect dust bunnies and other flotsam and jetsam from our floors. But over recent years they've gotten smarter and can now clean our floors with out us even being at home. The Ecovacs Deebot 900 is a robotic floor cleaner that wanders around your home collecting the bits and pieces that hit the floor. Here's how it performed at my place.
My grandfather was an eater of many meats - even possum — but he did not care for the texture of wild boar. His recipe for wild boar stew was simple: cook the boar with various vegetables, then “throw the meat in the garbage and keep the broth.” It is worth noting that he was not exactly the cook of the family, but the fact remains that feral pig can be quite tough if not cooked with care.
Over the past few months, the most exciting thing in smartphone news has been Samsung's foldable 'Galaxy X' - an all-new product category that has the potential to transform mobile computing. In response, Apple appears to be fast-tacking plans to release a rival product of its own. No, really.
The US Patent and Trademark Office just awarded a new foldable phone patent to Apple with a curious magnetic hinge. In other words, the battle is on. Here are the details.
Fresh from breaking into the top five PC makers in the US for the first time, Microsoft's hardware division is looking to continue its momentum with the release of the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6. Aside from an all new jet-black matte finish, most of the changes this year are under the hood.