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This Week's Top Downloads

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 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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The Happiest Companies to Work For, According to CareerBliss Reviews

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 19:00

While workplace happiness partially depends on you , some companies have the right mix of culture and benefits to make them superior places to work. A recent survey ranks the best places to work in the US.

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Patch My PC Updates Tons of Windows Programs At Once

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 18:00

Windows: Program updates keep Windows computers safe and secure. If you aren't sure which programs need updating, Patch My PC checks your computer for you and runs just the updates you need.

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Your Partner's Likes and Dislikes Change Over Time, So Keep Up

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 17:00

Even if you've been with someone a long time, you don't know everything about their wants, needs and desires. Those thoughts and feelings change over time. Keeping your "love map" updated helps you understand your partner better.

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Try An Oil Alternative for Tastier (or at Least Different) Brownies

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 16:00

Whether you make brownies in the microwave , waffle iron or the oven , they're always a treat. If you're looking for a different recipe, try swapping out the oil without changing the flavor too much.

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Avoid the Underage Car Rental Surcharge by Renting from USAA

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 15:00

Most car rental companies charge you extra if you're under 25. If you're a military service member (or have one in the family), you can rent from USAA to avoid the fee.

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Know If Your Pet Is Tax Deductible

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 14:00

Pets are great companions in our daily lives, but they are expensive. In limited circumstances, you can get some money off your taxes with them.

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Top 10 Food Staples You Can Make Better and Cheaper at Home

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:00

Many simple foods are not only easy to make at home, they'll likely be cheaper, healthier, and much tastier than the store-bought varieties. From cheese to peanut butter, here are a few DIY, delicious food projects.

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Give Your Mac a Voice-Activated Self Destruct Sequence

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:00

With Yosemite, you can create your own voice commands on your Mac using Automator. Blogger Jacob Salmela points out that if you like to live on the edge, you can make a voice activated self-destruct sequence.

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Cut the Cord in the New Year with These Discounted HDTV Antennas

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 09:54

If you're ready to stop paying the cable company $100 per month for channels you don't use, maybe it's time to cut the cord and get an antenna . Amazon's leaf-style indoor models have great reviews, and they're both marked down to all-time low prices today.

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Most Popular Interviews of 2014

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 20:00

Every week we have the pleasure of highlighting some of our productivity heroes, from company CEOs to artists and writers who manage to accomplish more than any reasonable human being should. Let's look back at some of our most popular interviews of 2014.

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The First Parking Spot You See May be the Most Efficient Spot to Take

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:00

When you're trying to find a parking spot in packed parking lot, many of us spend a lot of time and energy to find the closest spot to the entrance as we can. It's more likely that taking the first spot you see is really the most efficient in regards to your time and energy.

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Clean Wool Blankets with Fresh Snow

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 18:00

Wool blankets are warm, comfortable, and they last forever. Cleaning them can be tough, though, if you're trying to avoid shrinkage or other unwanted alterations. Some fresh, powdery snow can freshen up your wool blanket in no time with no worries.

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Hone a Knife on the Rough Edge of a Vehicle Window

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:30

If you're out fishing, hunting, or camping, a decent knife is a good thing to have on hand. If you haven't honed the blade in a while, you can do it along the top edge of your vehicle's window.

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A Basic Guide to the Countless Birth Control Options Out There

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 17:00

Deciding between endless methods of birth control is a complex process. You have a ton of options, so here's a basic explanation of the more commonly used ones, and what you'll need to consider with each.

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1.16 Million Payment Cards Breached in Staples Hack

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:35

In case anybody still believed we were doing ok on cybersecurity, Staples just announced that malware deployed at 115 of its stores nationwide gave hackers access to some 1.16 million customers' payment cards. Check here to see if your store was hit.

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Build a Spy Camera Inside a Coffee Cup

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:30

Need to take some secret spy photos? Make shows off a simple way to build a spy camera inside a coffee cup using an Arduino.

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Evernote just released a new premium feature called Context, in which it shows relevant information

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:05

Evernote just released a new premium feature called Context, in which it shows relevant information from your notes and the web as you write or research in Evernote for Windows and Android. Read more here.

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Learn to Fold a Pocket Square with this Chart

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:00

Pocket squares seem straightforward: you stuff it into a pocket then head off to your fancy gathering, right? Turns out it's slightly more complicated, but thankfully The Art of Manliness shows off a variety of folding methods for a pocket square.

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