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Build this DIY Miter Saw Table from a Single Sheet of Plywood

10 hours 8 min ago

A miter saw table enables you to support longer stock when making your cuts. This one has handy leaves that lock in place or fold down for storage.

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Every iOS Setting You Should Check When You Get a New Phone

11 hours 8 min ago

Once upon a time, iOS “just worked” out of the box. But over the years, Apple’s introduced all kinds of features to iOS that most of us don’t want to use. I’ve been an iOS user since the start, and for the first time recently decided to do a clean install instead of loading my settings from a backup. I forgot how many default settings I had to change just to make iOS useable

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The 10 Most Expensive Countries for Tourists to Visit

11 hours 38 min ago

Vacations are expensive, and some destinations can be pricier than others. Here are the most expensive countries around the world for tourists, according to the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015.

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Find Your Perfect Perfume or Cologne with a Cheap Sample Kit

12 hours 8 min ago

Cologne and perfume are great to spruce yourself up for a special event or when you want to feel fancy, but it’s tough to find that perfect scent, and it’s expensive to try. Instead, try sample kits to test multiple scents without spending a fortune. They’re available from more companies than you might think.

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Evernote announced this morning that they’re shutting down Evernote Food, their recipe clipping and

12 hours 15 min ago

Evernote announced this morning that they’re shutting down Evernote Food, their recipe clipping and organization app . The app will stop syncing on September 30th, and the company recommends just using the Evernote app proper to handle recipes and restaurant wish lists. You can read more here. [via The Next Web]http://lifehacker.com/5969882/everno...

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The Best Way to Truss a Chicken for Juicy Meat and Crispy Skin

12 hours 38 min ago

In the world of kitchen tips and tricks, there seems to be an never-ending supply of “you’ve been doing it all wrong” type of articles. I’ve seen various websites and videos alike declare that their method of wrapping kitchen twine around a bird is the way to ensure a juicy, evenly-cooked meal, but it’s hard to know how (or who) to truss.

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Mount Your Kitchen Knives to the Wall With a $10 Magnetic Strip

12 hours 47 min ago

Unlike traditional knife blocks, magnetic knife strips don’t take up any space on your kitchen counter. Plus, they just looks way cooler. This 14” model from Chicago Cutlery is down to $10 today on Amazon, within a few cents of an all-time low. [ Chicago Cutlery 1063947 14-Inch by 1-1/2-Inch Magnetic Knife Storage Strip, $10]

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How Being Dehydrated Affects Your Mind and Body

13 hours 38 min ago

Water is super important to your health. While most of us know that we should be drinking enough water, you might not know what can happen to you body if you don’t. This video breaks it down.

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What's The Best Universal Remote Control?

14 hours 8 min ago

It’s been a while since we talked about universal remotes , and the landscape has changed significantly. There are still plenty of great ones, from IR remotes to new models that can control everything in your home from one control—or your phone. This week we want to hear which you think are the best.

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Rizon for iOS Helps You Take the Perfect "Golden Hour" Photos Anywhere

14 hours 38 min ago

When it comes to good natural lighting , you can’t beat the time of day known as “golden hour” (or “magic hour”). This iOS app can tell when golden hour is every day no matter where you are, and lets you set reminders so you never miss the perfect shot.http://lifehacker.com/how-to-improve...

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How to Transition into a Relationship When You’re Used to Being Single

15 hours 8 min ago

It seems like people are always looking for love, but single life can be pretty great. You’re independent, you don’t have to compromise, and you get used to doing things 100% your way. Of course, when you finally meet the right person, this can make it difficult to adjust to being in a relationship. Difficult, but not impossible.

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The Forest of the Clouds Desktop

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 19:00

apagajewski’s linux desktop reminds us of the cold winter mornings that are on the way. It’s crisp and refreshing, even if it’s still on the warm side where we are. Here’s how he set it up.

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Look for Waist Extension Tabs for a More Comfortable Suit

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 18:00

When you’re buying a suit, you want one that fits perfectly, not just right now, but for the long haul. For your next suit, look for a waist extension tab for a more comfortable—and adjustable—fit around your waist and crotch. This GQ video explains why.http://lifehacker.com/this-visual-gu...

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This Family Budgeting Calculator Estimates Living Costs Around the U.S.

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 17:00

It’s already difficult to figure out how to budget for a family , but when you add in the fact that things don’t cost the same everywhere, it gets even more complicated. This calculator helps you estimate the budget you need depending on location and family size.http://lifehacker.com/5918288/how-to...

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Clean Paint Brushes by Soaking Them In Warm Water with a Dryer Sheet

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 16:30

If you don’t have any paint thinner around, you can clean latex-based paint out your paintbrushes with just some warm water and a dryer sheet.

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Amazon Underground Gives You Free Access to Paid Android Apps

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:30

Android: Amazon’s Appstore hasn’t done much to take the spotlight off the Google Play Store, but its free app of the day was a nice feature. Now, the company is getting rid of that, replacing it with Amazon Underground. This now gives users tons of paid apps and games for free.

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Build an All-In-One Desktop Case for a Raspberry Pi

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 15:00

If you use your Raspberry Pi as a regular computer a lot, you might be looking for a more permanent case for it. Adafruit has put together a guide for a premium case that packs in the monitor and all the components.

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Pushbullet's Portal, the App that Sends Large Files Between Devices, Arrives on iOS

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:30

iOS: Portal, Pushbullet’s file transfer app , makes it easy to share file between any device over Wi-Fi, but was only originally available for Android. Today, it’s now out on iOS as well.http://lifehacker.com/portal-by-push...

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