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Mimic Your Boss's Body Language to Build Rapport and Get Ahead

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 18:00

To build a relationship with your superiors at work and have a better chance of moving up the ladder, try mirroring their mannerisms, says LearnVest. In other words: monkey see, monkey do.

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Attach Bottle Openers to the Bottom of Coasters

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 17:00

Can't find the opener? You could open the bottle with a countertop or even a newspaper , but Instructables user mikeasaurus had a better idea: just attach the opener to the bottom of a coaster.

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Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 16:00

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Invi Richens Text Messages With Link, Photo, YouTube Previews

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 15:00

Android: While Whatsapp and other alternative texting apps are great for sharing links and pics, the humble SMS is lagging behind. Well, not if you have Invi, which makes text messages a multimedia-rich experience.

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Use the “Three Whats” Technique to Structure Your Presentations

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 14:00

People retain structured information 40 percent more reliably than random information, writes Matt Abrahams in Inc., who also suggests a structure for your presentations: What? So What? Now What?

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Chromebleed Notifies You if a Visited Site was Hit by Heartbleed Bug

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 13:00

Chrome: The Heartbleed bug is among the major security vulnerabilities we have seen in recent times. It's one of those cases where precaution is the order of the day. You could manually check sites or use Chromebleed, an extension that tells you if the site you're on was affected by the bug.

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Five Best Personal Finance Tools

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:00

Managing your money and budgeting can be a daunting task, even if you're a spreadsheet ninja. Corralling accounts, watching your money move, and keeping track of everything can be tough, but there are personal finance tools that make the job much easier. Here are some of the best personal finance tools, perfect for keeping track of your finances.

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Clean the Cord of Window Blinds With a Liquid Pack

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 09:00

Just in time for spring cleaning, One Good Thing By Jillee shares what is possibly the easiest way to clean dirty cords of venetian blinds—or well, any similar cord.

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This Week's Top Downloads

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 19:00

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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Get Rid of "Earworms" by Playing Out the Full Song

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 18:00

Got a tune stuck in your head? Fire up your favorite music player or YouTube and play the song through to the end to get rid of that "earworm", suggests Dr. Fredric Neuman, Director of the Anxiety and Phobia Center at White Plains Hospital.

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Make Matches Waterproof With Nail Polish

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 17:00

Once they are wet, matches are useless. As a precaution while camping or for any other use, waterproof matches are the way to go. No need to buy special matches though, Food Storage And Survival shows how to make your own with some nail polish.

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Take Awesome Astronomy Photos with a Smartphone and a Telescope

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 16:00

If you're eager to start photographing the night sky, but you want to do so on a budget, it can be done—even with just a smartphone and a telescope.

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Use an Old CD Case as a Recipe Stand

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 15:00

If you have a collection of recipes scribbled on notes, then old CD cases can be of help in the kitchen. Used correctly, the CD case acts as a propped up, stain-free recipe stand, Real Simple says.

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Wonder Timer Comes with Presets, Widget and Good Design

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 14:00

Android: Whether you need to set a timer for your eggs or a reminder to call your boss in an hour, Wonder Timer makes it easier than ever. It packages good design with easy functionality to become one of the top Android timer apps.

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Fix Dents in Car Bumpers With Boiling Water

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 13:00

To save on mechanic costs , a DIY approach can help. And there are plenty of car repairs you can do yourself . For example, over at Imgur, user sxpnthr uploaded a guide on how he fixed a car dent with boiling water.

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Top 10 Relationship Challenges You Can Overcome

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 10:00

It doesn't matter whether you're going on your first date your getting married, living together or long distance: we could all use a little relationship advice. Here are 10 tough relationship situations we've covered over the years, and how to tackle them.

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Track Every Small Progress for a Successful "Done List"

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 09:00

The "Done List" is a popular productivity method for those who prefer to track their achievements than make task lists. 99U reminds us that it's not just about what you achieve though; these lists should include all progress you make.

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Your Clever Password Tricks Aren't Protecting You from Today's Hackers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 18:15

Security breaches happen so often nowadays, you're probably sick of hearing about them and all the ways you should beef up your accounts. Even if you think you've heard it all already, though, today's password-cracking tools are more advanced and cut through the clever password tricks many of us use. Here's what's changed and what you should do about it.

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Turn Your Bike into a Safe-at-Night TRON-Cycle with EL Wire

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 18:00

When you bike at night, you need lights and reflectors to stay safe from vehicles and other people who might otherwise not see you. MAKE Projects shows you a really cool way to not only do that, but make your bike look like something out of TRON at the same time.

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SofaPlay Streams Media from Your Mac to Your TV via Drag and Drop

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 17:00

OS X: Macs can stream audio and video pretty easily over AirPlay, but if you want to watch/listen to your media on a television you need an AppleTV hooked up to get the job done. SofaPlay offers the same functionality, but with the more widely-implemented UPnP/DLNA standards .

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