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Make a Crispy Pie Crust With a Hot Baking Sheet

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 16:00

Pie tastes great any time of year, but the holiday season is prime time for pies of all flavors. A soggy pie crust can ruin an otherwise great pie, If you preheat your baking sheet, you'll end up with a better crust.

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Find Your Drinks in a Dark Cooler with Glow Sticks

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 15:00

If you've been at a party at night, you might have trouble finding a drink in a cooler. Is that can bobbing in the ice water beer or soda pop? Put a glow stick in the water and light up the entire container.

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Set AirDrop to “Contacts Only” to Protect Your Privacy (and Your Eyes)

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 14:00

AirDrop lets you transfer files between iOS devices with a swipe of your finger. It also lets you transfer the files to devices nearby. If you don't set it to "contacts only,' anyone near you can send files.

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Here are the Best Black Friday Deals We Know About So Far

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 12:46

We've populated our Black Friday hub with the best deals to be revealed so far. Of course, we expect price matches, undercuts, and alternate options to pop up as things get underway, and we'll be updating constantly.

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Five Best Android Phones: 2014 Edition

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 11:00

There's no shortage of great Android phones on the market if you're looking to switch, buy your first, or upgrade. Even so, there are certainly some phones that stand above others, either because they have great specs, include good software, get fast updates, or are just a joy to use. Here are five of them, based on your nominations.

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Avoid Being “Too Nice” to Avoid Needy People

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:00

If you are nice to others, people will be nice to you. That's common sense. Sometimes though, being overly nice isn't always the best policy. We can attract the wrong kinds of people by being nice all the time.

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Some of Your Favorite Logitech Gear is Heavily Discounted, Today Only

Sun, 11/23/2014 - 09:40

Logitech makes some of our favorite computing gear, and Amazon is discounting a massive collection of it in today's Gold Box deal.

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This Week's Top Downloads

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:00

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.

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Have Kids Find the “Bargain Price” to Teach Them About Money

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 19:00

When kids want you to buy something, they don't always learn the value of money. It's your money, not theirs. Agree to pay the lowest price you can find for an item they want.

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Change to a Better Airline Seat by Asking the Day of a Flight

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 18:00

Most of us don't like the middle seat on a plane. We're crammed between two people. If those seats are all that is available on the flight, you aren't always stuck. Check in with the airlines right before the flight for a possible seat change.

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Dress in Bright Clothes to Lull The Winter Blues

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 17:00

As the days get shorter with less sunlight, our wardrobes often shift to darker colors. Our moods often get a bit darker. Cheer up a bit and wear bright colors instead of the typical grays and blacks.

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Seal Your Home for the Winter Against Outdoor Critters

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 16:00

When it starts getting cold outside, creepy critters want to stay warm. Mice and bugs realize your house is warmer than it is outside. Now's the time to stop them at the gates before they join you for the winter.

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This Discounted Alarm Clock Just Might Change Your Life

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 15:09

Philips' line of wake-up lights have been incredibly popular among our readers, and it's no wonder why; they can change your life .

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Start With Cold Water For Better Mashed Potatoes

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 15:00

Mashed potatoes are easy: boil some potatoes and mash them. Starting the process with cold water make sure the potatoes cook evenly.

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Upgrade to a 240GB SSD For Just $90 Right Now

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 14:47

There's no need to wait for Black Friday if you want to buy an SSD for the holidays; I'm pretty confident that this is one of the best deals you're going to see for awhile.

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“Ask Smithsonian” Videos Answer Scientific Questions in Plain Language

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 14:00

If you or your kids have always wondered about a quirky scientific question, the Smithsonian might have the answer. A series of free videos on their web site asks some of life's most interesting questions.

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How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Microwave

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00

Thanksgiving is meant to be a time of reflection and solemn appreciation of the joyful bounties that our lives have bestowed upon us—or, more likely, a time to gorge on football marathons and good food. But who wants to spend every waking turkey day hour over a hot stove? Not you. Here's how you can cook an entire Thanksgiving feast using nothing but your microwave.

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Top 10 Web Sites You Should Visit at Least Once a Year

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:00

Yearly checkups and other things we should do regularly—but not necessarily that often—can easily be forgotten over the other 364 days' full of events. Put these ten sites (or types of sites) on your calendar for your yearly visit, though, and you can save money, make sure your information is secure, and otherwise check if you're on track.

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"Second Cousins," "Once Removed", and More Explained in Chart Form

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:00

With the holidays coming up, many of us are meeting relatives from our extended family. When they explain how they're related, some of the terms are confusing. This chart gives you an easy guide.

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Prepare Now to Avoid the Effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:30

Winter is just beginning, and with it comes the winter blues, or worse, Seasonal Affective Disorder. The time to start prepping for those dark and gloomy cold-weather days is now.

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