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The One Room Work and Play Space

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 19:00

lorby351's workspace is tucked into the side of the living room, but that doesn’t mean it’s not sharp, well organized, and perfect for settling in to get some real work—or play—done. Here are some more photos.

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Boost Your Confidence Before a Phone Interview by Dressing Your Best

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 18:00

Interviewing for a job over the phone can be just as stressful as interviewing in person. You can prepare yourself mentally and get in a good mindset by dressing up like they’ll be right there in the room with you.

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Remains of the Day: TCM and Criterion to Launch Classic Movie Streaming Service

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:30

At first blush I would roll my eyes at yet another movie streaming service joining the scattered and crowded online movie market, but this one is a little different. Turner Classic Movies and Criterion are partnering to bring their catalog of classic films online.

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Make Sturdier Wood Joints by Using Hot Glue as a Clamp for Wood Glue

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 17:00

Wood glue is designed to hold strong and create long-lasting wood joints, but it takes awhile to dry. Hot glue, on the other hand, hardens almost instantly. The combination of the two makes for a perfect method of building sturdy wood joints.

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Noted.fm Lets You Follow Over 100 Music Blogs to Discover and Share Great New Tunes

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:30

Web/Android/iOS: Noted.fm (formerly called Nusiki ), is already a great way to find new music, but now you can follow tons of music blogs, from popular to niche, to discover even more. One click and you can enjoy hot tracks from Pitchfork, Fuzzy Logic, and more—all tailored to the music you like.

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Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 16:00

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns. While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our brains take in new information, and knowing how this works can help us choose the most efficient strategies for learning new things.

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Make Fluffier Scrambled Eggs With a Little Seltzer Water

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:30

If you like your scrambled eggs as fluffy as possible, try using seltzer water instead of cream or milk.

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Save Money On a One-Way Car Rental By Experimenting with Different Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 15:00

One-way car rentals are notoriously more expensive than when you pick-up and drop-off at the same location. It turns out that, just like moving trucks , if you mess around with different locations for picking up and dropping off, you can save a little cash.

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This Video Series Explains How to Use Drafts for Text Automation on iOS

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 14:30

We have long been fans of Drafts on iOS . It makes it possible to link together all kinds of text with different programs. Drafts is such a powerful program that it’s a little difficult to wrap your head around what you’d use it for. Thankfully, the developer’s teamed up with MacSparky’s David Sparks for a series of how-to videos.

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These Are Your Best Wrenching Tips And Tricks

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 14:29

Last week, I asked you to tell me some of the coolest tips and tricks you’ve learned over your years of wrenching. Hundreds of readers contributed tons of great “wrenching hacks,” but here are some of my favorites.

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Back Again: Add USB Ports To Your Power Outlets For $18 Each

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 13:53

In case you missed out on last week’s similar deal, here’s a chance to upgrade your existing power outlets with built-in USB charging ports for $18 each. These receptacles have proven very popular with readers in the past, even at higher prices, so be sure to secure a few before Amazon sells out.

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Control a Kodi Media Center From an Amazon Echo

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 13:30

Kodi is a fantastic little media center . The Amazon Echo is a surprisingly excellent voice control device . Jam those two things together and you have a pretty great way to control your movies. How-To Geek shows you how to set it up.

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Before You Throw Something Out, Check If You Can Sell It on eBay

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 13:00

Today I learned that people will buy and sell just about anything on eBay, including empty toilet paper rolls and egg cartons. If you want to make a few bucks, consider what “garbage” you have around your home that others will pay for.

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Save an Extra 30% on Dorco's Already Stupid-Cheap Razor Cartridges 

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:43

Dorco, the best deal in razor blades and supplier of Dollar Shave Club , is taking 30% off all cartridge packs this week with promo code carts30now, plus free shipping.

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The Best Way to Cook Different Cuts of Beef, in One Chart

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:30

With so many different cuts of beef—from the 7-bone chuck roast to the tri-tip roast—figuring out the best way to cook a piece of beef can be confusing. This chart from the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association can help.

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Don’t Waste Your Money on Homeopathic “Drugs”

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:00

When you or your child is sick and all you care about is relief, you’ll perk up at any promise a pill bottle makes. But some of those packages hold no medicine at all, just homeopathic “remedies.” Their makers are legally allowed to lie to you and say these products cure disease, even though they absolutely definitely do not.

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The Best and Worst Cities for New Grads to Start a Career

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:35

If you’re an upcoming or recent college grad ready to launch your career, the city you live in could make a big difference in your pay and possible career advancement. Bankrate ranked the 100 largest cities in the US with strong economies to tell you which ones are the best bet for your career growth.

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The Worst Ways Cable Companies Confuse You Into Paying More

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 10:00

Thanks to confusing bundles, hidden charges, misleading promises, and obscure terms, everyone agrees that cable TV and internet providers are the absolute worst. I tried to comparison shop for internet service in my area and ended up an awful mess of sketchy terms, and upsells. It shouldn’t be like this.

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Why You Should Still Do Good Work Even If You Hate Your Job

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:30

When you’re mentally done with your job , it’s easy to give up and put in less effort. You hate your job anyway, so what’s the point in trying? It’s a tempting thought, but it usually works in your favor to continue to do good work even when you’re fed up.

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