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This Terminal Dashboard Reminds You to Take a Break When You're Lost Deep Inside the Command Line

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 17:00

If you use the terminal a lot to code, then you know it’s easy to get lost deep inside those blinking commands. Tiny-Care-Terminal is a small little dashboard that reminds you to stop and take care of yourself every once in a while.

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How to See If Your Instagram Posts Have Been Shadowbanned

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 15:00

Instagram has reportedly been “shadowbanning” certain posts, making them invisible on tagged pages. While it might not be a huge deal to casual Instagram users, it could be concerning if you rely on Instagram to market your business. This tool will tell you if you’ve been shadowbanned.

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Sunday's Best Deals: Keds, Ebooks, Razer Gaming Gear, and More

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 09:54

A super-popular shower head, Amazon’s Sunday ebook sale, and a ton of Razer gaming peripheral combos lead off Sunday’s best deals.

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Delta's Amazing Shower Head Is the Best Home Upgrade You Can Make For $16

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 07:36

The shower head that came preinstalled in your home or apartment is probably terrible, but if you don’t have the cash to upgrade it to a Delta In2ition, the Delta 75152 is a fantastic option at $16.

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Collate Is a Privacy-Focused Evernote-Style Notes App

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 16:00

Windows/Mac/Linux: When it comes to notes apps, you have a seemingly endless trail of options, but it’s rare to find one that’s cross-platform, supports the Evernote-style of rich notes, and works without needing an account somewhere. Collate is just that.

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Upgrade Your Measuring Cups to Pyrex For $13

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:33

We love Pyrex around these parts, and their 3-pack of measuring cups is down to $13 today. In addition to looking great, the cups are microwave and (semi) dishwasher safe, and since they’re made of glass, they won’t absorb any odors, flavors, or stains. Plus, they just feel heavy and professional, and would make a…

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How to Tell If You Smell, Getting Started With 1Password, and the Virtues of a $500 Ice Machine

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:00

How can you tell if you stink? This week we learned a few ways to evaluate your own body odor so that you don’t funk up the place. We also got started with 1Password, dove deep into those notorious Cheerios seed packets, and more. Here’s a look back at this week’s most popular posts.

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Seven Linguist-Backed Tips for Making Powerful Protest Signs

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 04:00

Today is the March for Science, and people all over the country are hitting the streets to protest all anti-science agendas and policies. If you plan on showing your support, there’s still time to make some memorable signs with these simple wordplay tips.

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Why You Can't Always Trust Google's Top Featured Answers

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 18:20

When you type a question into Google Search, you’ll often get a complete answer right at the top of the page. These featured answers can be a great time-saver, but they can also be dead wrong.

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The Most Awkward Wrong Number Calls and Texts Ever

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:00

We asked for your most bizarre, awkward wrong number calls and text messages and, boy, did you deliver. These tales of “whoa” involve everything from clueless callers to tactless texters, playful responses to toilet phones, and everything in between.

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Why Does Every Car Infotainment System Look So Crappy?

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:00

User interface design is hard, but we’ve been getting better at it over the years to the point where even a thermostat is easy to use. Automakers, however, seem to have their heads in the sand, taking their design inspiration for their infotainment consoles from old Winamp skins instead of any type of modern interface.

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The Grown-Up Kitchen: What Basic Kitchen Skills Would You Like to Learn?

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:30

Being able to feed oneself is a very important part of existing as an adult human, yet there are many competent grown people out there who can’t fry an egg. Similarly, I know some people who excel in one area of cooking, like baking, yet are completely confounded by other culinary pursuits, like grilling.

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Sway Is a Beautiful Meditation App That Doesn't Tell You What to Think

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:00

What if a meditation app didn’t ask you to focus on your breathing? What if you didn’t have to listen to someone’s voice telling you what to think about? A new meditation app, Sway, takes a different approach.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: The Prettiest Phone Wins

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:07

With the exploding Note 7 battery fiasco, Samsung inadvertently did something that’s increasingly difficult these days: It made smartphones interesting for a flickering moment. Super interesting in fact. Besides the intriguing mournful saga of the Note 7, whose embarrassing recall cost the company billions, Samsung…

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Ask Dr. NerdLove: I’m Making Lots Of Money But Still Can’t Get A Date

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:00

Hello all you pervert people of the intertubes, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating column that’s set to stop Third Impact.

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: The Bracing Ferrari & Soda

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:00

Happy Friday, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple, yet delicious libations. Though spring may be the time for fruity and floral cocktails, I’m feeling a bit bitter, and would therefore like to introduce you to my good friend Ferrari & Soda.

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Duolingo Introduces a Subscription Service to Kill Ads, Download Lessons Offline

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:16

Duolingo is introducing Duolingo Plus, a $10/month subscription that’ll cut ads and let you download lessons for offline use on Android.

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The Moldy Foods You Can and Can't Eat

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:00

When you find a bit of mold on food, it might seem like it’s okay to salvage some of it because the mold doesn’t cover the whole thing. That seems like the logical step, right? It turns out that’s not true for a lot of foods, like bread, because the mold can hide deep in the surface where you can’t see it.

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Starbucks’ Unicorn Milkshake Is Just as Bad for You as All Their Other Milkshakes

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:30

In these divisive times, a new controversy emerges: is Starbucks’ limited-edition unicorn frappuccino fun and exciting, or a dangerous sugar bomb? It’s a little of both. It’s a slightly watered down milkshake.

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