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This week we learned why Chrome is such a RAM hog, where the “dadbod” really comes from, the beauty of gaming mice for productivity, and how to properly lock your bike. Here’s a look back. Read more...

Beware of These Pricing Tricks Retailers Use to Fool Your Brain

Retailers are darn good at inventing tricks to separate us from our money. Whether it be through the price points they choose, how they market their products, or their discounting techniques, they are experts at getting inside our brains and influencing our buying decisions. Show More Summary

Learn How to Properly Order and Make Martinis with This Infographic

Martini’s are a sophisticated drink, but they can be daunting if you don’t know the ingredients or lingo. This infographic explains everything you need to know about ordering and making one the most iconic cocktails there is. Read more...

Clear Your Mind Before Bed by Promising to Return to Your Thoughts Later

It’s hard to fall asleep when your mind is going full speed, but you can clear your head of ideas and worries by cutting a deal with yourself. Read more...

Save and Reform Leftover Mozzarella Bits with a Bath In Boiling Water

When you use a recipe that calls for mozzarella, you sometimes get stuck with a bunch of leftover bits that may not seem too useful. A quick bath in boiling water, however, can help bring all those bits back into a single ball of mozzarella again. Read more...

TextFlow Adds Tons of Text Formatting Options to OS X

Whether you’re a writer, coder, or simply spend your days writing lots of emails, you tend to need to change text formatting for all kinds of reasons. TextFlow is a set of Automator actions that makes it easy to instantly manipulate text with options to change case, delete extra spaces, grab URLs, and more. Read more...

Google Hangouts for Windows, OS X, and Windows Updated with a New Look

Windows/Mac/OS X: Google updated the Hangouts Chrome app today with a brand new look that makes it a lot more appealing to use. The new app looks a lot like the Android and iOS versions of Hangouts. Read more...

Meet Your Maker in the Friday Open Thread

Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where we say goodbye to Elmo and collectively wonder what we could have done to help him before he went airborne. Read more...

Seven Things Your IT Department Wishes You Knew About Tech Support

Working in the IT department is often a thankless job. You’re like the invisible behind-the-scenes worker who is only noticed when something breaks—and then you’re blamed for it. Here are seven misconceptions about tech support reps and the IT department you should know so you can work better with the IT guy or gal. Read more...

This Chart Shows How Much Food to Serve When Cooking for a Crowd

One of the toughest parts of hosting a party or other large gathering is figuring out the food. There’s a calculator for wine and other alcohol tips, but how much should you purchase of specific types of foods? Read more...

Turn Burger Patties into Edible Bowls for the Ultimate Bunless Burger

Meet the “beer can burger,” a stuffed-with-everything burger that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next grilling party. Read more...

ValueMyCV Analyzes Your Resume and Estimates Your Earning Potential

If you want to get a general idea of your earning potential, there are plenty of useful resources out there. But so much of what you’re “worth” is based on individual factors—your own unique skillset. This tool scans and analyzes your resume to give you a more personalized idea of what you should be earning. Read more...

When Visiting a New Store, Beware Overspending

Whether it’s a restaurant you’ve never visited or a boutique that’s just opened in your neighborhood, it’s always fun to try new spots. But keep in mind—it’s also easier to overspend at these places. Read more...

Reminder: Android Phones May Still Leave Data Vulnerable After Reset

Before you sell your old Android phone, it’s generally a good idea to encrypt and then wipe your phone. A new security report, however, has reiterated what we’ve said before: under certain circumstances, that data may still be recoverable. So be careful who you give your old phones to. Read more...

Why Saving Money Means Changing, Not Eliminating, How You Socialize

It’s a well established fact that other people can be a huge drain on your budget. While cutting back on expensive social events can be good for your budget, it can also leave you isolated. Instead of focusing solely on eliminating costs, try to find free alternative ways to bring your group together. Read more...

Internet Health Test Checks to See if Your ISP Slows Your Connection

The FCC recently established new rules to prevent ISPs from selectively degrading your connection to certain services, like some have done in the past. This tool, from Fight for the Future, can check to see if this type of degradation is happening to you. Read more...

When Group Classes Help (And When They Hurt)

SoulCycle, Barre, Zumba, BodyPump…It seems like there’s a new group fitness class every month, and with it a cult-like following that swears by its effectiveness. But there’s also a chance that your fitness class addiction might be masking a deeper issue. Read more...

The Marvel Comics Home Screen

Just in case you weren’t satisfied with Marvel in every movie theater, news feed, and piece of merchandise on the planet, this design puts classic comics from the superhero behemoth right on your home screen. Read more...

Reach Goals Faster by Reviewing and Reiterating Habits Every Three Days

The more time you spend wondering how best to approach something, the less time you have to actually learn the best way for you. You have to learn through failure, so you might as well fail faster. Read more...

Reduce Your Email Workload with the "Three-Email Rule"

You can be a lot more productive when you have to spend less time explaining things over email. By setting a limit on how many times you’re willing to discuss something over email, you can reduce your workload and avoid any miscommunication. Read more...

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