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Top 10 Ways to Find Your Career Path

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:00

If you're not sure which direction your career should go in, you're thinking about making a career change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in your career, these ten tips might help.

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Skip Taking Vacations in August to Increase Productivity

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:00

For many of us, August is the best time to take a vacation. However, if you're having trouble being productive at the office, you may want to travel during another month.

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Match Your Suit and Shoes Perfectly with This Cheat Sheet

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:30

If you're still learning how to dress a bit better , it can help to have some little "cheat sheets" on hand. This graphic from Slaters shows you what color shoes go with what color suits.

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Why Disabling IPv6 Won’t Speed Up Your Internet Connection

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:00

Support for IPv6 is enabled by default in most operating systems, and legend has it that disabling it will increase your internet speed. That's not really true, and here's why.

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Build an Intruder Detector with a Raspberry Pi

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 13:00

The Raspberry Pi is a great little computer to use for a home surveillance system , but most of the projects we've seen have been a bit more advanced. Bitreactive put together a guide for a simple Raspberry Pi alarm that detects motion and sends you an SMS if something happens.

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Five Habits of Truly Effective Communicators

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:30

We all have room to polish our communication skills—some people want to be more assertive, others need help with conflict management, and still others find it hard to speak their minds in a group setting. Here are a few tips that can help you get your ideas across.

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Batch Convert Text Files to Different Formats in Terminal

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:00

Converting texts between formats is a bit of a pain to do on a file-by-file basis, but thankfully, MacIssues shows how to convert text files in bulk using a simple terminal command.

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A Flash Drive for Your Android, a Fleet of Roombas, 3M Command [Deals]

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:45

If you've ever wanted an easier way to move data on and off your Android phone, this 16GB flash drive includes a Micro USB plug and free file management software. If you're going on vacation and plan to take a lot of photos with your phone, this would be a great option for backing them up. [Sony 16GB MicroVault USB Flash Drive for Smartphones, $11]

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Wear a Wedding Band for Safe Traveling, Even If You Aren't Married

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:30

We women are at high risk when traveling alone, even locally. Lifehack.org recommends wearing a gold band on your ring finger to deter possible threats, even if you're not married.

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Nova Launcher Adds a Searchable App Drawer, New Animations

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:00

Android: Nova, our favorite Android Launcher , just got some cool updates. It brings some sexy new transitions and an app drawer search feature for the power user who simply has too many pages of apps to navigate.

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I Will Teach You To Be Rich: A Solid Intro to Money Management

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:00

We all have different goals in life, but most of us probably have one thing in common: we'd love to be the kind of person that's "good with money." You know, that guy or girl that has their s*** together. Ramit Sethi's I Will Teach You To Be Rich may not make you a millionaire, but it will show you how to get your money in order with minimal hassle.

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Write Down Every Time You Spend Money to Trick Yourself to Save More

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:34

Saving money isn't easy; in fact, we're wired not to do it . So little mental tricks like forcing yourself to document when you spend money could handily prevent you from overspending.

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Smart Traveler Provides Info to Keep You Safe Abroad

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:00

Android/iOS: If you're looking for detailed country information, the U.S. State Department's Smart Traveler app features profiles on an extensive list of countries. This collection of thorough info can come in handy before you take off, or while you're traveling.

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REITs Let you Invest in Real Estate Without Being a Landlord

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 09:00

Plenty of savvy investors use real estate as a way to earn income. You buy a property, rent it out, and, ideally, pocket some extra cash. And low mortgage rates and a steadily improving market have experts insisting that now is a great time to invest in real estate. But what if you can't afford to put a down payment on a home in your area? Or what if you don't feel like playing landlord and renting out a property? You might be interested in REITs—Real Estate Investment Trusts.

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Pick Up One of the Best Chromebooks on the Market for Just $117

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:45

With over 8 hours of battery life and a legitimate Haswell processor, the Acer C720 is one of the best bets in the Chromebook space, and you can get a refurb right now for an eminently reasonable $117.

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Danger Is Your Middle Name in the Friday Open Thread

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:30

Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where questions get down on one knee and propose, "Will you answer me?"

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Get an MBA-Equivalent Education with These Free Courses

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:30

Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program—without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free online courses from top schools like Wharton and Harvard Business School into a well-rounded curriculum.

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How Negotiable Is A Dealership's Internet Price?

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:30

I am shopping for a new car and I keep seeing dealers advertise an "internet price." Often it is lower than the other dealers. Sometimes the ad says "call for internet price," but it won't say a number. Is it really the lowest price?

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