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How to Boost Your Phishing Detection Skills and Avoid Email Scams

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:25

Phishing scams—the ones that try to get you to provide private information by masquerading as a legitimate company—can be easy to uncover with a skeptical eye, but some can easily get you when you let your guard down for just a second. Here's how you can boost your phishing detection skills and protect yourself during those times when you're not at full attention.

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Use Google Sheets as a Multilingual Chat Translator

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 18:00

Communicating with someone who speaks and writes in another language isn't the easiest task, but this Google Sheet incorporates Google Translate so you can have a real-time chat conversation with anybody in the world.

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Compare Yourself to the "Old You" Instead of Others to Keep Positive

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:00

When you're working hard to change a habit, develop a skill, or achieve a personal goal, it's hard not to compare yourself to others. Doing so can bring you down or breed hateful thoughts, however, so you're better off comparing yourself to someone you know you've surpassed: the old you.

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Scientists Discover the Ideal Dance Moves for Men

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:30

Before heading out for a night on the town, guys might want to make sure they have their dance moves down. A recent study showed women rated these particular dance moves higher than others.

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How to Ruthlessly Prioritize Your Task List to Get More Done

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 16:00

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to make a to do list, but how much harder it is to actually finish it? Prioritization makes a huge difference when it comes to actually completing that task list. The trick is to be as ruthless as you can stand.

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Dictate Any Command to You Mac with Automator

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:30

Mac: One of the lesser known features in Yosemite is a new Dictation Command option in Automator. As MacWorld points out, this means you can set up a command to launch any Automator action you want, including launching apps, ejecting disks, and more.

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Pocket Casts Gets a Syncing Web Player for Podcasts

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 15:00

Pocket Casts is our favorite podcast player on iOS (it's also great on Android), and now you a access those podcasts from the web as well.

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Turn an Old Laptop and Meccano into a Cool External Monitor with Stand

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 14:30

Even if an old laptop no longer has the speed you need, the screen might still be worth salvaging as an extra monitor. This DIY project takes you through hooking up the screen and shows a neat stand for it made out of Meccano construction toys.

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Use a Tortilla Instead of Dough for Extra Crispy Pizza in 15 Minutes

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:00

Homemade pizza is the best pizza. This variation on "bar-style" pizza from Serious Eats uses a tortilla for the crust instead of dough—making this one of the simplest and quickest ways to make your own pizza.

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​"Apologizing Does Not Always Mean That You Are Wrong"

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:30

Apologizing doesn't have to be admittance of guilt, or regret. If you've done something that hurt someone you care about, you can apologize just to let them know you care.

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Four User-Friendly Alternatives to Popular (But Complex) Android Apps

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:00

There are a lot of great apps out there, but not every great app can be a looker. While the fan favorites are great, here are some alternatives to the apps that have the steepest learning curves.

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The Best Deal in Headphones is Even Better Today, and More Deals

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:45

Monoprice's DJ-style over-ears were already one of the best deals in headphones , but they're on sale today direct from the source, with free shipping. [Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones, $20]

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​Control Your Public Persona With Carefully Selected Information

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:30

You probably know how handy a personal web site can be , but it's even more important if you're the kind of person who likes to keep your social media private. By carefully crafting your public persona, you can control people's first impressions (and keep the rest more private).

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​Engage Your Audience With Your Idea by Leaving Room for Imagination

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:00

If you want your idea to spark engagement and grow, Harvard Business Review recommends leaving something out. This gives others the chance to develop unique interpretations and add to the idea.

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Bury Your Dog’s Poop to Stop their Constant Digging

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:35

It's frustrating when your pup constantly digs in your otherwise pristine yard. Pet Adviser has a solution: put their poop in the holes they dig before you refill it, which will deter them from coming back to it.

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Attain Synchronicity in the Friday Open Thread

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:06

Yaaawn—errrm, I mean good morning! No, we did not just roll out of bed, we swear. It's Friday, so let's talk about what you want. Ask burning tech questions, share your DIYs or humblebrags... Anything you care about is fair game.

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Insider Secrets to Saving More at Your Favorite Stores

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:00

Employees (former and current) and your fellow shoppers are often the best sources of little-known "secrets" to getting deals at the store. We're building a list of these insider tips.

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Make Pumpkin Soup Directly Inside the Pumpkin You're Eating

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:30

Hey, have you guys ever heard of pumpkins? They're a really obscure fruit that the world magically rediscovers every Fall. They also make for some great soup. No pot required.

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This Nespresso is Your Path to Easy Espresso, Has Never Been Cheaper

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:15

Update: Looks like it's sold out at $139 for now. Occasionally these deals come back after a brief hiatus, so check back later.

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