16 incredibly useful websites that could change your life in 2016

Useful websites for New Years

Are you ready to make 2016 your best year ever? These useful websites will help you reach your goals.

A new year, a new start! Making New Years resolutions is easy–the hard part is sticking with them. We’ve put together a list of our picks for the most useful websites that will get you one step closer to your goals and help you fulfil your resolutions. Whether you want to learn a new skill, start eating better, or simplify your life, one of these useful websites is sure to help you make 2016 your best year yet.

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25 modern life goals everyone can achieve

Liza Minnelli famously sang that “life is a cabaret”. Well, according to an infographic published in Britain’s notoriously nasty newspaper, the Daily Mail, it’s also a journey of life goals to which we should all aspire. And, happily, the friendly loan company who commissioned the graphic will help us along the way. One man not so convinced by this quaint picture of modern life was our good friend Angry Flat Cap. To show how he thinks life really pans out, he created his own version. Judge for yourself, which is the most accurate.
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Wonder Web! 23 Chrome extensions that make surfing a joy

best Chrome extensions

If you’re a Chrome user, chances are good that you’ve already got a handy extension or two—but you can always use a few more to enhance your online experience. Here are our picks for 23 of the most useful Chrome extensions currently out there. Get ready to start downloading, because these just might change how you use the internet.

1. HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere automatically switches thousands of sites from insecure “http” to secure “https”, making your browsing more secure.
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7 remarkably inventive ways authors have promoted their books


The book market’s a tough one: with supermarkets and online retailers driving down prices and publishing houses looking to their marketing teams rather than their editors for acquisition advice, it’s getting harder and harder to for writers to sell fiction to publishers and for publishers to shift books – especially more literary titles – to the public. But that means that writers, publicists and bookstores are getting ever more inventive in their sales techniques: here are seven real-life tricks that have been used to catch the customers’ attention – some formally and intellectually innovative, and some, well, just plain old audacious.

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The 24 best music websites for rocking your world


Bob Marley famously said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” If there’s one man who knows what he’s talking about, when it comes to top tunes, it’s Marley. Question is, what are the best places to get hit by the magic of music on the Web? Google “the best music websites” and you get over 300 million results. Happily, you don’t have to wade through them all to find the best because we’ve done the hard work for you. So, crank up the volume and get on down with the best booty shaking sites online.


Now you can be the DJ

2. StereoMood

Choose the tunes that best suit your mood



4. Songkick

Scan your library and receive notifications of nearby concerts

5. Radio3net

Streaming 1001 albums you must hear before you die

6. GoodMusicAllDay

Ace electronic, hip hop blog and player


7. Warbeats

Improve your beatmaking skills

8. RainyMood

Cool noise cancellation sounds for chillin’

9. Whosampled

The perfect place for finding music samples

10. Dancingastronaut

Electronic music, news and reviews



11. Tastekid

Discover related TV, music, movies, books, etc.


Great electronic radio resource

13. Live365

Awesome online radio


14. mp3cut

 The place to cut mp3s online


Use your listening history to find related artists

16. BPM4DJs

BPM database

17. TrackItDown

All the latest in electronic music



18. Simplynoise

A selection of noise cancellation sounds

19. SoundCloud

Audio hosting to share and listen to music

20. TheNeedleDrop

Great music review site


21. BeatPort

Online electronic music store

22. Classic-Music-Online

Free classical music library with player

23. 22tracks

Simple 22 track playlist categorized by genre


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16 simple life hacks to help you win in 2016


The New Year gives us all an opportunity to live life in a new way. For example, many of us get stressed dealing with people. Luckily, there are tons of simple yet creative life tips, which show you how to handle life like a champ! To help you win in 2016, we’ve rounded up 16 psychological life hacks that are used by successful people everywhere.

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The 15 laws of literary life every writer should know

15 laws of literary life every writer should know

If you’re not a writer, you probably have a certain perception of literary life. Take Hollywood. It just loves to portray the drink and drug addled escapades of wild writers like Hemingway, Hunter S. Thompson and Truman Capote. Sadly, or happily, depending upon your liver, the truth is a little more mundane. Here’s 15 universal truths, which I’ve unearthed from half a dozen years’ banging at keys and gazing at a flickering cursor.
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25 TED Talks that will immediately change how you see the world

TED Talks

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” If this sounds like a philosophy you can relate to, then you’ll love TED talks. These informational 17 minute presentations are given at annual conferences by some of the world’s greatest thinkers.

Their aim is simple: To inspire ideas and change attitudes around the world. As of April 2014, there were over 1,700 of these incredible talks available free online to choose from. Sadly, listening to them all would take 20 days solid. Happily, you don’t have to because we’ve picked the most life changing for you. Listen and learn and enjoy.

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