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What I Learned Running My First Marathon

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:00

This past Sunday I completed the L.A. Marathon. It was a grueling 26.2-mile battle between me and my own body that I can only sum up as the toughest challenge I’ve ever overcome. If you’ve thought about running one yourself, here are some things I learned that might help you go the distance.

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The Humid Climate Photography Bag

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:00

Climate matters more than you’d think with tech gear, and for photographer Dominic Duncombe, that means protecting his gear against the humid beaches of the Bahamas. He shares his set up with Cool Tools.

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Please Don't Pee on Jellyfish Stings

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:30

You’ve probably heard that you’re supposed to urinate on a jellyfish sting, or perhaps pour alcohol on the affected area before scraping the stingers away. But a recent study suggests most of those home remedies, including the golden shower, don’t work. And some of them can actually make things much worse for the…

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PSA: Mexico May Not Be the Best Spring Break Destination Right Now

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:00

Mexico is a popular spring break destination because it’s warm, close to the U.S., and inexpensive. But the U.S. State Department has renewed a travel warning to much of Mexico, so if you were thinking of going there, you might want to make plans for another destination. If you’ve already got a trip booked, here’s how…

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Remains of the Day: Microsoft Makes it Easy to Jump From Mac to Surface

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:30

Microsoft wants to tempt Apple users by making it easier to jump ship. They particularly think Apple fans might like their high-end Surface devices, which have a similar, slick design aesthetic.

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Why the Spring Always Seems Colder Than It Should Be

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:15

Today is the first day of spring, or the vernal equinox, but it doesn’t feel that way for a lot of the country. It’s still pretty cold, and it will remain chilly for a while. Here’s why.

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Charles Duhigg on Self-Motivation, Mental Models, and Getting Stuff Done

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:00

If anyone knows the difference between being busy and being productive it’s Charles Duhigg. The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times and author of The Power of Habit has made a name for himself plumbing the science of productivity, and this week he’s joining us on the podcast.

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How to Worry Productively

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:59

Worrying is part of life. According to a new analysis, 38 percent of us worry about something every day—which honestly seems low. With a small tweak, though, you can turn your worries into a productive way to solve problems.

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Screen Commander for Mac Blanks Out Second Monitors With a Click

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 15:00

Mac: If you have a multiple monitor setup for your Mac, you know that the simple act of disabling the extra monitors when you need just one is a little cumbersome. Screen Commander makes it easy.

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These Cities Will Suffer the Most Under Trumpcare

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:30

If the Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act eventually passes, some people’s insurance prices will go up and others’ will go down. (Spoiler: if you’re poor or old, sucks to be you.) Wallethub ran the numbers for which cities will be most affected, and check out who gets the short end of the stick:

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Pick Up a New Set of Michelin Stealth Wiper Blades For $20

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:23

If your wiper blades have seen better days, Amazon will sell you two Michelin Stealth replacements today for $20. Just add any two to your cart (shipped and sold by Amazon.com), and the price will automatically be reduced to $20 at checkout. The deal even works if you buy two different sized blades, so you should have…

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How Trump Handles Being Caught in a Lie and What You Should Do Instead

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 14:00

Trump certainly isn’t the first politician to lie, but he’s made a reputation of it for a couple of reasons. One, he lies a lot. And two, when he’s called out, he handles it poorly. Here are a few things you shouldn’t do when you’re called out in a lie, unless you want to make things worse.

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What's Cooking? What Spring Produce Are You Pumped About?

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 13:00

Hello, and welcome back to to What’s Cooking?, the weekly open thread where you get to share all of your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things edible. Spring has sprung and, though I’m kind of sad to see Brussels sprouts go, I’m pretty excited for all of the tasty treats this new season…

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How to Get the Most Out of Google Maps

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:30

Google Maps is hand-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it while driving, it’s easy to miss some of its features. Whether you’re new to Google Maps or a veteran, let’s take a look at the best ways to get the most out of it.

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Health Care Changes Aren't Official Yet, So File Your 2016 Taxes as Normal

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:30

 Earlier this month, Republican leaders proposed The American Health Care Act, their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Some taxpayers might be a little confused over changes to the individual mandate. Keep in mind, nothing has actually changed yet, so go ahead and file your 2016 taxes as usual.

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How to Keep a Friendship Strong When You Live a Million Miles Apart

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 09:00

Three of my closest friends live thousands of miles away from me, yet I’ve been able to maintain a deep connection with them. Here’s what I’ve learned over the years that you can use to keep your own long-distance friendships going strong.

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Will It Sous Vide? Let's Pick Another Topic!

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 08:30

Hello, sous-vide food fans, and welcome back to another topic-picking session for Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator.

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