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How to Turn Airmail Into the Ultimate Email App for iPhone

11 hours 39 min ago

Your phone is probably the device you use for email the most, and Airmail is one of the best iPhone apps to read, reply, and organize it. Airmail is all about management through customization, and while it’s fine out of the box, a little tweaking makes it even better.

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American Airlines Will Soon Offer a Cheaper Economy Fare

12 hours 9 min ago

Discount airlines like Spirit have forced the major carriers to offer cheaper flight options. These “unbundled” options are less expensive than the standard fare, but they’re also even more bare bones. American is the latest airline to offer a cheaper, unbundled fare.

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Cut the Cord With Four Pairs of Bluetooth Headphones, All $21 or Less

12 hours 20 min ago

You don’t need $160 AirPods to cut the cord; you just need one of these inexpensive Bluetooth headphones, on sale for $21 or less.

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Always Check Carry-On Size Limits When Flying on International Airlines

12 hours 39 min ago

If you can pack everything you need for a long trip in carry-on luggage, go for it, but if you’re flying abroad, keep in mind that carry-on size restrictions are often more frequently enforced on international carriers. Budget airlines in Europe are especially known for this, says Rick Steves.

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Make Your Dutch Oven Pull Double Duty by Flipping Over Its Lid and Using It as a Baking Sheet

13 hours 9 min ago

Dutch ovens are essential for tasks like braising meat and cooking up hearty stews, but they are also quite large, and take up more than their fair share of oven real estate. To use your Dutch oven to braise and roast at the same time, just flip the lid over.

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The Ideal Amount of Protein to Eat After Exercise

13 hours 39 min ago

If you’ve read our article about eating enough protein and want to get really serious about getting the most out of your exercise program, then you might want to consider how much protein you eat after you exercise to get the most muscle-building benefits.

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This Cordless Vacuum Can Clean Under Your Furniture Without Moving It - Save $40 Today

13 hours 52 min ago

It’s 2017, and your vacuum cleaner shouldn’t have a cord anymore. Luckily, you can save $40 on this well-designed Bissell AirRam, today only.

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Create a "Comfy Couch" Fund to Give Your Budget Some Everyday Wiggle Room

14 hours 9 min ago

Your emergency fund is supposed to give you some peace of mind to cover expenses when times are tough. However, most times you wish you could spend a little extra aren’t emergencies. For those, give yourself a smaller “comfy couch” fund.

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Samsung Releases the List of Its Phones That Will Get Android Nougat

14 hours 39 min ago

Samsung is the biggest manufacturer of Android phones by a wide margin, but that doesn’t guarantee timely updates. Today, months after Nougat was announced, the company has finally detailed which phones will get the update.

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Pay Attention to Your Sleep Cycle to Always Wake Up Early

15 hours 9 min ago

If you’re having a hard time waking up on time in the morning, you might need to adjust your schedule to align with your sleep cycles. The closer you can line up with the 90-minute rule, the better.

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How to Tell If Your Plant Is Dead or Just Dormant

15 hours 39 min ago

Some people are less active in winter and so are some plants. They go dormant in extreme weather, like freezing temperatures, then come out when conditions are better for them to grow. While dormant, a plant’s leaves fall off and it might look dead. There’s a good chance it’s not, though.

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The Highway at Night Desktop

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:00

Reader Sebastian submitted this beautiful desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and the combination of the wallpaper and a few tasteful skins is a solid, sharp look. Here’s how he set it all up.

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Simmer Stew in the Oven for Hassle-Free, Even Cooking

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 19:00

There’s something about a stew pot, simmering on the stove, but for the ultimate in low-effort cooking, pop it in the oven. You’ll get even, all-around heating, free up your burners, and you won’t have to stir or fiddle with it as often.

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Remains of the Day: Offline Playback Is Coming to Hulu

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:30

Later this year Hulu subscribers will be able to download shows and watch them offline. Netflix added the feature at the end of last year, alleviating in-flight boredom for many subscribers without Wi-Fi. That and more in today’s news.

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The Best Way to Eat Shrimp Prepared Four Different Ways

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:00

Shrimp are a popular food, but even those who’ve had it before might have some questions on how to approach different shrimp dishes. You need to know what utensils are best, how to peel them, and when it’s okay to eat the shell.

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Burner, the Disposable Phone Number App, Gets Nomorobo Integration to Block Spam Calls

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:30

Burner’s latest update adds support from Nomorobo, the spam call blocking service that keeps telemarketers from ruining your dinner.

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We Are Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster, Hosts of America's Test Kitchen, and This Is How We Work

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 17:00

For over sixteen years America’s Test Kitchen has approached cooking through a methodic, scientific lens, explaining how to execute a recipe to perfection. In a crowded landscape of culinary television, they stand out for their rigorous testing and accessible recipes.

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How Isaac Asimov Avoided "Getting Stuck" While Working

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 16:30

When you’ve hit a wall while working on a project, there’s no sense in banging your head against it. Here’s how Isaac Asimov, the prolific science fiction author and science writer, worked his way through creative blocks.

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