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What's the Most Evil Thing You Got Away With (And How)?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:00

We've all done evil things. Some things we might not be proud of, others we indulge quietly. As we close out Evil Week, we want to know: what's the most evil thing you've gotten away with?

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How to Be an Effective Liar

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:30

Lying is considered a bad thing, but ask anyone to justify a lie they've told and they probably can. When and where you should lie is your call, but if you have to do it, here's how to do it effectively.

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The Numero Home Screen

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 19:00

Today's home screen is particularly AMOLED-friendly. While Android goes for a much brighter look these days, this design by My Color Screen user 21macro12 sticks to the dark themes, with only one main strip being the exception.

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Make an Effective Microphone Pop Filter Out of Paper

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:00

Using a pop filter helps diffuse the air coming out of your mouth when you speak—especially plosives—and can really amp up the quality of your recordings. This video shows you how to make a basic one out of a few sheets of paper and a tissue.

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The Right Kind of Risky Behavior May Actually Make You More Attractive

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:00

How attracted we are to others is based on a lot of different factors, but a recent study suggests there may be an evolutionary connection to why taking risks is an attractive behavior. It just has to be the right kind of risk.

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iOS 8 Jailbroken, We Recommend Holding Off for Now

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:30

The same team who released the kind of sketchy iOS 7 jailbreak has released a jailbreak for iOS 8.1. Currently, it's Windows-only, in Chinese, and doesn't install Cydia by default. You should probably wait to install it.

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​The Evil "Tests" Job Interviewers Can Give (and How to Avoid Them)

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:00

After going through the hassles of interviewing, not getting an offer sucks. Your first assumption is you weren't qualified, but that's not always true. You also could have failed any number of hidden tests, some of them very evil.

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iStat Mini Stuffs a System Monitor in Your Notification Center

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:30

Mac: System monitors are a dime a dozen, but iStat Mini changes things up by placing all those stats right in your Notification Center so they're out of the way but still accessible.

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What's the Biggest Lie You've Ever Told?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:00

We all tell little white lies all the time, but sometimes a much bigger lie is needed. So, we want to hear it, what's the biggest lie you've ever told?

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Pixelmator for iPad Is a Powerful Image Editor on the Go

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:30

iPad: Pixelmator is our favorite image editor on Mac and now it's available on the iPad with a ton of different editing features.

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Next Lock Screen Adapts Notifications and Shortcuts to Where You Are

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:00

Android: Microsoft has created a lock screen for Android called Next, which puts notifications and app shortcuts right on the lock screen for quick access—and adjusts them for whether you're home, at work, or on the go.

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The Best Rechargeable Batteries

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:15

Unsurprisingly, Eneloops dominated the best rechargeable battery voting , taking almost 80% of the vote as of this writing. The Eneloop line has an incredible reputation, and garnered huge numbers of positive anecdotes from our readers. In addition to the winning AAs, Eneloop offers AAAs, chargers, and C and D spacers.

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The New Best Day to Book a Flight Is Sunday

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:05

Sunday is the new Tuesday when it comes to getting the best deal on plane tickets, a new study reveals.

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This Chart Shows the States Where Your Salary Will Go Further

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:32

The average salary for your profession might be higher in certain states than in others, but that's just one part of the whole financial puzzle. Factor in cost of living differences, and the states that pay the most for your occupation might be entirely different.

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Why You Should Get A Receipt Every Single Time You Get Gas

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:00

You're driving along and you notice your fuel gauge is on E. You stop at a gas station and fill 'er up – and instead of gasoline you get a tank full of water. It happens. But if you paid cash and didn't get a receipt, your day just got uglier.

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Ten Simple Tips to Make Food Taste Better

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:00

Sometimes it's the small touches that make the biggest difference when you're in the kitchen. Here are some simple tips from America's Test Kitchen for prepping, cooking, and seasoning designed to boost flavor in everyday cooking.

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MediaMonkey has released the latest version of its awesome music player, which adds synchronization

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:49

MediaMonkey has released the latest version of its awesome music player, which adds synchronization support for the iPhone 6 and iOS 8, among other improvements. Read more here, and see our guide to ditching iTunes for MediaMonkey for how to use it.

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Blenders That Last, Discounted Exercise Gear, and More Deals

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:45

If you've ever owned a cheap $20 blender, you know they don't last long. If you want something nicer, there are a couple of great deals on highly-rated blenders today. The NutriBullet is great for making smoothies on the go, and a Ninja blender was one of your five favorite blenders .

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​Why You Should Schedule Time to Let Your Mind Wander

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:30

Blocks are the worst enemy of any creative worker. German psychologist Wolfgang Köhler recommends working the proverbial bed, bath, and bus into your routine to let your thoughts flow and beat creative blocks.

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