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Perfectly Grill Fish In Three Minutes Flat With a Cast Iron Skillet

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 16:30

Grilling fish can be a messy, complicated affair, especially if the fish sticks to the grill. The fastest, easiest, and safest way to grill up a piece of fish is actually with a classic kitchen staple.

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Find Out If Your State Has a Tax-Free Shopping Weekend in 2016

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 16:00

There are 17 states with tax-free weekends this year, mostly intended for back-to-school shopping, but anyone looking for tech, supplies, or clothing can take advantage of the savings.

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When It Comes to Wedding Gifts, Stick to the Registry

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 15:30

You may be incredibly close with the bride and groom, but that doesn’t mean you should stray from the registry in an attempt to give something more personal. Recent research suggests doing so sends the wrong signals.

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Slip on a Pair of Wireless, Noise-Canceling On-Ear Headphones For $40

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 15:06

We’ve seen our fair share of cheap Bluetooth ear buds, but how about on-ears? Mpow’s Muze headphones are wireless, foldable, well-reviewed, and even noise-canceling. That’s a heck of a package for $40. Remember, your next phone might not have a headphone jack, so this is as good a time as any to get accustomed to wireless.

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Build an Automatically Updating Digital Photo Frame with a Raspberry Pi and Google Photos

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 15:00

We already know the Raspberry Pi makes a great photo frame , but DIYer Paul Stamatiou took it another step and integrated in Google Photos.

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Mac CLI Is a Massive Collection of Command Line Tools for Developers

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:30

Mac: You can do just about anything from the command line on a Mac, but with so many utilities, it’s hard to remember what commands do what. Mac CLI is a set of utilities that simplifies that.

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An Easy Way to Practice Wheelies and Gain Confidence for Mountain Biking

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 14:03

If you’re only comfortable on nice flat roads, the rocks and roots of mountain bike trails can be intimidating. Enter the wheelie: while it can take a lot of practice to master this move, you can get started easily by hopping up onto something as simple as a curb.

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This New VLC Beta Is Built for Windows 10, Xbox One, and HoloLens

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 13:30

VLC is already available for Windows 10, but this newly-released “Modern” beta runs on the Universal Windows Platform. That means it’ll get some special features, including Cortana support and live tiles, and it’ll be perfect for the Xbox One, Windows tablets, and even HoloLens, when it’s released.

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Upgrade Your Rice Krispies Treats with Browned Butter

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 13:00

Butter makes everything better, but browned butter makes everything more complex and sophisticated. When used in Rice Krispies Treats it tempers the cloying sweetness of the marshmallows and adds depth and nutty goodness.

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Learn New Google Now Commands With OK Google

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:30

Google Now offers a wide range of voice commands designed to work with your natural language, but it can help to know exactly what the virtual assistant is capable of understanding. That’s where OK Google comes in—it’s a growing, searchable list of every known Google Now command.

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How to Reframe Your Stress and Anxiety Into Productivity

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:00

It starts off slow. Heart rate building. Dry mouth. A drip of sweat slowly rolling down from your temple to your cheek. And then wham. A punch to the gut. Stress. It’s inevitable in life. And yet so many of us see it as something we can’t control. Or worse, something we should bury and ignore.

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These Are Your Four Favorite Camera Bags

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:30

There were a ton of individual nominations in this week’s Co-Op , but it’s time to close the aperture a bit and focus in on the favorites. Check out the finalists below, and don’t forget to vote at the bottom of the post.

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If You’re a Costco Member, You Can Shop at Sam’s Club for Free Until July 4th

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:30

Costco recently stopped accepting American Express and switched to Visa. Of course, some members are unhappy about the switch, and rival Sam’s Club has used that outrage to their advantage. Until July 4th, Costco members can shop at Sam’s Club for free.

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How Long You Should Rest Between Sets for the Biggest Training Benefits

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:00

Rest between sets and exercises has as large an impact on your fitness as the number of sets and reps do . If your breaks are too short, you rob yourself of their benefits, or worse, increase your risk for injury. If they’re too long, you’re not exercising hard enough . The sweet spot is based on why you work out, and the exercises you do.

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This Infographic Lists 128 Words You Can Use Instead of “Very”

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 09:30

Our English teachers told us to avoid the word “very” because it’s weak and vague. They were right, and many times, we use “very” as a modifier for a word that could easily be replaced with a stronger, more accurate word. This infographic tells you what to use instead.

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Expand Your Small Garden Space with This DIY Tiered Planter

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 09:00

If you don’t have a lot of gardening space, growing up instead of out makes the most of what you do have available. This three-tiered planter is easy to put together yourself and will help turn your vertical space into a lush garden.

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Today's Best Deals: Chargers Galore, Rugged Anker Speaker, Sport-Brella

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 08:57

RAVPower charging gear, Anker’s newest speaker, and the best beach umbrella lead off Wednesday’s best deals.

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Use Gelatin and Water to Clean Used Cooking Oil and Use It Again

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 08:30

Frying oil usually ends up with gross gunk floating around in it, making it a poor candidate for re-using, but it turns out there is a simple way to filter all that crap out, and all you need is gelatin.

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A Whole Mess of RAVPower Charging Gear Is On Sale In Amazon's Gold Box

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 07:31

RAVPower makes some of the most popular USB charging gear this side of Anker, and a whole bunch of it is on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box.

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Anker's New Bluetooth Speaker Is Rugged, Powerful, and On Sale For the First Time

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 07:30

Anker’s SoundCore line of Bluetooth speakers dominated our recent Kinja Co-Op, but the newest member of the family just got its first discount.

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