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This Week's Top Downloads

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 20:00

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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AOMEI OneKey Recovery Creates a Custom Windows Recovery Partition

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 19:00

Windows: Most Windows computers these days have a recovery partition built in, but it contains all the crapware that came with your computer. If you'd like to create your own recovery partition, AOMEI adds that backup function to any PC.

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Create Better Ice Breakers By Knowing Your Audience and Objectives

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 18:00

When you are put in a group of strangers, ice breaker activities are a great way to start working together. Instead of just picking an activity at random, look at the goals of the group and design activities that focus on those.

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Perform Calculations, Conversions Right In The Chromebook App Launcher

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 17:00

Chromebook's browser-based operating system may be focused on the web, but its built-in app launcher has a few tricks up its sleeve—like performing calculations and conversions without ever opening up a web page.

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Ask a Hospital for Financial Aid If You Can’t Pay the Bill

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 16:00

Hospital bills, even with insurance, can devastate your budget. While you might be able to negotiate your bill , also check into your hospital's financial aid program to reduce your payments.

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Try a Computer “Desktop Zero” To Stay Focused on Your Work

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 15:00

Let's face it: some of us have messy desktops. If you can't focus, try a "Desktop Zero" approach to stay productive.

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Subscribe and Save Online Doesn't Always Save You Money

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 14:00

Places like Amazon and Target both have subscription shopping programs—you tell them what you need and how often, and they ship it to you at a discount. They may not always be cheaper compared to local stores or warehouse clubs, though.

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Top Ten Tips and Tricks for Terrific Tea

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 11:00

Tea is only second to water when it comes to beverage popularity—so popular that it's consumed as much as coffee, soft drinks, and alcohol combined. There's always time for better tea, though, so here are ten tips and tricks to take your tea to the next level.

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Avoid Wasting Stale Potato Chips by Using Them as Breading

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 10:00

If you're not interested in trying to resuscitate the crispiness of your now-stale potato chips, you might as well do something else with them. Breaking them up into tiny pieces can make them a tasty breading.

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Decide What Style of Beer You Want to Drink with This Flow Chart

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:00

There's so many types of beer out there that it can be tough to decide what you want to imbibe. This handy flow chart is here to help you with that.

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Make Decluttering Easier by Ditching Items You’ve Kept Out of Guilt

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 18:00

When you're trying to minimize the amount of clutter you have around the house, there are a lot of things that can hold you back . Don't let guilt be one of them.

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Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses with the Superpower Exercise

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:30

Sometimes we're more than willing to work on our weaknesses, but the problem is we haven't taken the time to identify them properly. This exercise has you identify your traits and place them into three distinct categories.

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Demystifying the Muse: Five Creativity Myths You Should Stop Believing

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:00

With creativity becoming a commodity that so many people trade on, it's more important than ever to have ideas constantly flowing. But are these creative careers only available to the gifted few? Not at all. Most ideas about creativity being an elusive muse just aren't accurate.

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TypeSnippets Is a Visual Text Expansion Keyboard for iOS

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:30

iOS: We all know text expansion is great, but sometimes it's hard to remember the abbreviations you make. TypeSnippets solves this by making it a more visual experience.

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Change Someone's Attitude By Pitching Into Their "OK Zone"

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 16:00

It's incredibly hard to shift someone's perspective to your point of view, but it's certainly not impossible. Harvard Business Review suggests finding someone's "OK Zone," and working from there.

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​Survive a Long Treadmill Run With Quarter Mile Change-Ups

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 15:00

Unchanging scenery can make "dreadmill" runs the most boring kind. If you're training to cover distance—say there's a half-marathon on your calendar—here's a trick to keep your brain awake.

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The Humble Binder Clip Just Became Much More Useful 

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 14:33

Just because a product seems perfect doesn't necessarily mean there isn't room to squeeze just a little more usefulness out of it. Take the humble binder, or bulldog clip, as it's often called. Its simple design lets it keep giant stacks of paper in order, prevent loose cables from sliding off your desk—but with a tiny design tweak, it can also serve as a handy spot to hold a cup of coffee.

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Book Cheap Fares You Find on ITA Matrix with Hipmunk

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 14:30

Google's ITA Matrix is the power user's tool of choice to find flights, including cheap first-class fares and multi-city connections, but you can't book directly on the site. You can, however, use ITA Matrix codes on Hipmunk, another one of our favorite travel booking sites .

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