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How to Determine the Number of Calories You Should Eat to Lose Weight

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 08:00


When you start a diet, determining how much to eat can feel a bit like playing calorie roulette. Many people turn to a calorie calculator, but they can greatly overestimate the amount of food that you need to lose weight. Here's how to calculate your own target.

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Find Loose Metal Objects with a Swiffer Mop and a Magnetic Strip

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:30

You know that horrible sound you get when you vacuum up a paper clip or bobby pin you didn't see? Or that sinking feeling when you realize your vacuum found that lost earring before you did? You can avoid all that with a Swiffer mop and a magnetic strip.

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Make Sure You Clean Your Window Air Conditioner Before Warm Weather Hits

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 07:00

Spring has officially sprung, and while many of us are still in the throes of winter weather, others are starting to prep for warmer weather. If you have a window air conditioner, that means take a little time to get it clean and running well.

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What's Your Go-To Date Recipe?

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 06:30

You've been dating for a while, or maybe just working on your cooking skills , and you've decided it's time to invite your partner over for a romantic, home-cooked dinner. We want to know about your go-to recipe or menu when cooking for a date.

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How to Use Your Temptations to Build Better Habits

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 06:00

Building habits is like training a dog—you want to reward yourself for a job well done. But there's nothing that says you have to enjoy that reward after your "good behavior". Another technique, called "Temptation bundling," lets you enjoy your reward while you build that habit, and it can be a very powerful tool.

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The Startup Manager's Quadruple Display Workspace

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:00

When you're managing a startup consisting of nearly a dozen remote team members and over thirty live products, the technology you have makes all the difference. This workstation is packed with the gear to run a ton of apps and tasks at the same time.

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Why You Should Periodically Replace Your Surge Protectors

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:00

A decent surge protector is an important piece of equipment in any office or entertainment center. They don't last forever, though, so make sure you take the time and purge your surge on occasion to keep your electronics protected.

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Remove Burned Grease and Food Gunk from Sponges with a Salt Water Soak

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:00

After you've done some scrubbing with the rough side of a sponge, there's a good chance that a bunch of nasty food gunk will be stuck in there. A soak in some salt water will loosen it up and make your sponge look almost new.

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Prioritize Your Habit Changes Based on What Problem Will Be Solved

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:30

You might know what goes into forming a good habit or fixing a bad one , but it's also important you keep focused on the right ones. Asking yourself whether a habit will fix a problem or not can help you prioritize your habit-forming goals.

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Career Spotlight: What I Do as an Archaeologist

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 16:00

With archaeology serving as a backdrop to old-fashioned adventure stories, you probably have some diverse images of what it means to be an archaeologist in mind. The truth, unsurprisingly, is less about treasure hunting and more about the methodic analysis of historical sites.

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Hide Apple TV Channels in Bulk to Declutter Your Home Screen

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:30

Apple TV keeps getting more and more channels, which is great, but all that visual clutter can make it tough to find what you're actually looking for. 9to5Mac points out that it's easy to hide a bunch of channels at once if you know where to look.

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Set Impossible Goals to Get Over Self-Doubt

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:00

If you're feeling a little insecure at work, it's easier to set up obtainable goals so you're always achieving something. However, while it might sound counterintuitive, over at Fast Company, marketing strategist Ted Karczewski suggests that one way to counter self-doubt is to give yourself impossible goals.

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Make Your Own High-End Looking Speaker Cables On the Cheap

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 14:30

You can spend a ton of money on speaker cables, but there's no evidence that higher "quality" cables affect the sound enough to justify the price. They do tend to look cooler and last longer, so if you're just looking for that, Instructables user junits15 shows off how to make your own.

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​The Most Overrated "Healthy" Foods (and What to Eat Instead)

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:53

Sometimes a food becomes trendy based on health claims that, as it turns out, the food can't really support. Here's a look at a few superfoods that aren't so super—and suggest some alternatives that are healthier, cheaper, or both.

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Subtly Convince Someone You're Correct By Asking the Right Questions

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:30

Planting ideas into someone's head is a great way to win an argument and over on BBC Future, they point out that simply asking the right kinds of questions is one of the easiest ways to make people come around to your way of thinking without them even realizing it.

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The Best Places to Retire Outside of the US

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 13:00

If you're willing to move outside of the US, you could enjoy a more comfortable retirement and keep more of your money, thanks to other cities' health care systems and lower cost of living. This list highlights seven places particularly friendly to English-speaking retirees.

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Every couple months I pull out my old gaming laptop from college: a busted-ass Dell m1210 that's had

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:46

Every couple months I pull out my old gaming laptop from college: a busted-ass Dell m1210 that's had its motherboard replaced four times under warranty because Nvidia couldn't get its shit together . It never works right. I've had enough. I'm sticking this sucker in the oven. [Gizmodo ]

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Swifty Teaches You to Code in Swift on Your iPhone or iPad

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:30

iOS: If you want to create an iOS app or a Mac app, Apple would like you to use their new programming language, Swift. For those new to coding, Swifty is one of the easiest and simplest way to get started learning.

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How to Rebuild Your Finances After Draining Your Emergency Fund

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:00

Years ago, I switched careers and moved to a new city. Financially, I felt safe, because I had a small emergency fund. If times got tough, that was my safety net. Times did get tough. In one instant, I lost everything. If you've depleted your emergency fund, here's how to go about rebuilding it.

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