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The Gadget Lovers Go Bag

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 19:00

Sometimes we love to see bags that pare down to just the essentials, but oftentimes, it's fun to see one that goes all in. Everday Carry spotlights one such bag from Simon, a self-described "collaborator, gadgeteer, and outdoors lover."

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Calculate Nearly Any Percentage In Your Head with Simple Tricks

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:00

Whether you're calculating a tip or just in need of some fast math, percentages can be something even math students goof. This video from YouTube channel MindYourDecisions shows you the easiest way to find those numbers in your head.

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Stop Your Tasks Right Before They Get Fun Each Day

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:30

When you're working on a big project that's going to take multiple sessions, it might feel intuitive to work until you aren't enjoying it anymore. You might be better off, however, stopping right when you're starting to have fun.

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Memorize Complex Sequences (like Passwords) with Spaced Repetiton

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:00

It can be difficult memorizing so many passwords and phone numbers, but a recent experiment presented at the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security explains an easy method for branding them into your brain.

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Make a DIY French Press from Hotel Room Materials

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:30

Stuck at a hotel and don't want to use that tiny little drip coffee maker for a cup of joe? Instructables user Josh Campbell shows you how to make a French Press using stuff you'll find right in your room.

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How to Get More Engaged at Work and Start Liking Your Job

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:00

Many people struggle to find joy at work, but if you're proactive, you can grow to find more satisfaction and fulfillment with what you do. Here are three steps that can help you adjust your career, and with some luck, come to love your work.

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Download Organizer Sorts and Filters Your Downloads Folder

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:30

Mac: The download folder on your Mac can get pretty out of hand pretty quickly. If you want to add a semblance of organization to it, Download Organizer is a simple tool that makes it easy to sort and organize everything you download.

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LanceList Collects Together Freelance Job Boards

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:00

Finding freelance jobs is always a bit tricky because you have so many places to look for jobs. LanceList collects together some of the best freelance sites to make your search a little easier.

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Everything That's Changed in the New iTunes 12.0

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:35

Apple just released the latest build of OS X Yosemite, including a brand new iTunes. It's only a little bit anti-climactic. Version 12.0 does indeed look a lot like Version 11.3, the version that's probably on your computer. But it's got some neat little treats nevertheless.

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Authy is a PIN-Protected Manager For Your Two-Factor Authentications

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:30

Android/iOS: Two-factor authentication is a feature that you should probably enable on any service where it's available . While Google has the handy Authenticator app, Authy improves on it in almost every way.

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Ask an Expert: All About Hacking Your Travel Experience

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:00

Say hello to Matthew Kepnes—you may know him better as Nomadic Matt, travel writer, author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, and all around connoisseur of strategies for maximizing your travel experience.

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This Free Cookbook Shows You How to Eat Healthy and Well For $4 a Day

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:30

Eating good food that's both healthy and cheap seems to be an unattainable golden trifecta to most people. Student author Leanne Brown took up the challenge to find a way to eat well for $4 a day. The result is a a cookbook that you can download for free.

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Facebook Introduces Save, Bookmarks Interesting Articles to Read Later

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 13:00

Not everyone needs an amazing bookmarking service they can use like a pro . For the casual reader, Facebook just introduced a feature called "Save." Now, if you see an article in your News Feed that you'd like to read later, just tap the Save button and Facebook will hang on to it.

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​LeanDroid Saves Your Battery By Automatically Disabling Connections

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:30

Android: We all want our handsets' batteries to last as long as possible. LeanDroid helps to maximize battery life by turning off different connection types when you don't need them.

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How Can I Get My Boss to Let Me Wear Headphones at Work?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:00

Dear Lifehacker,
I work in an open office environment, and I'd really like to put on my headphones and focus to some music while I work. I'm worried my coworker or boss might think I'm isolating myself, or not being a "team player" though. How can I explain I'm trying to be productive without coming off like I'm being defensive?

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Deals: Haswell Chromebook, Blue Mics, Cheap Canons, Gift Cards Galore

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:45

Sporting a Haswell processor and amazing battery life, the Acer C720 is the best value in the Chromebook world. We've featured a few deals on refurbs in the past, but today you can take $20 off a brand new one for the first time. [Acer C720 Chromebook, $179]

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The Simple Renovations You Can Do in a Rental Bathroom

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:30

If you live in a rental, your landlord may be reluctant to spend money on expensive upgrades, even if they're necessary. But a few simple, and cheap, steps are all it takes to make a huge improvement.

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​BrightExplorer Adds Clutter-Reducing Tabs to Windows Explorer

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:00

Windows: Tabs in our web browsers are now the norm, and there's no reason other apps shouldn't follow suit. BrightExplorer adds tabs to Windows Explorer to make it easy to work with multiple folders simultaneously.

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The Best Lessons from Childhood Fables (That Still Matter as an Adult)

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:00

Fables and other moral stories made their way into our books and cartoons when we were kids, but somewhere along the way, we've probably forgotten some of the important lessons they teach. Maybe you've heard these, maybe you haven't, but here are some of the best lessons that you can learn no matter what age you are.

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