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Be Direct with Friends About Your Budget, Don't Make Up Excuses to Not Go Out

If you’re trying to pay down credit cards, or pay off your student loans, it can be embarrassing to say you’re on a budget when your friends want to hang out. Instead of making up excuses or trying to lie your way out of it,own up to the truth. Read more...

If You Have High Deductible Health Insurance, Consider Opening an HSA

Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) are like an emergency fund for your health care expenses. When you need to pay for care, and haven’t met your deductible, the money you’ve put into the HSA is there for you. And unlike use-it-or-lose-it FSAs, the money in an HSA is yours to keep forever. Read more...

Unfollow Everyone on Twitter With Just One Click

Chrome: If you’re looking to start fresh on Twitter and just want your feed to be a blank slate, Twitter Unfollow purges your entire follow list with just one click. Finally, some peace and quiet. Read more...

Make Your Own Coffee Creamer With Regular and Condensed Milk

If you like a little cream in your coffee, it’s easy enough to make your own. Skip the store-bought stuff and make this instead. Read more...

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 25th to December 2nd

This week we dove into fake online news and how to debunk it, discussed why you might want to ditch translation apps when you’re abroad and pick up a phrasebook, looked at common holiday scams you should avoid, and more. Here’s a look back. Read more...

Lure a Lost Cat Back Home With Its Used Litterbox

If you’ve ever had a cat escape and run away from home, you know how upsetting it can be. Aside from putting up signs and talking to neighbors, there are a few tricks to lure your cat back home. For example, try putting their litter box outside. Read more...

Another Great Friday To Enjoy

Good morning friends, neighbors, and others! Welcome to this week’s open thread brought to you by Hackerspace and those lovely folks at Lifehacker who still haven’t invited me to their Christmas or New Year’s parties. Read more...

Why You Get Night Terrors and How to Make Them Stop

Few things are scarier than watching someone you love freak out uncontrollably at night—even if they won’t remember. Scarier still is hearing that someone was you from a loved one or roommate. Those are night terrors, and they’re no ordinary nightmares. Here’s why and when they happen, and how you can stop them. Read more...

“When You Don’t Know What to Do, Help Someone Else”

We’ve all had moments in which we’ve felt completely hopeless and helpless. During those moments, you struggle to figure out how to move forward. Sometimes it doesn’t seem like there’s anything you can do to move forward. When all else fails, try helping someone else. Read more...

Cross the Kids Off Your Shopping List With Discounted littleBits STEM Toy Sets

littleBits kits are a great way to learn about electronics while building your own gadgets, musical instruments, or smart home accessories, and Amazon is offering all-time low prices on several starter packs, today only. Read more.....

The Best Way to Support Someone When Tragedy Strikes

When someone close to you has something terrible or sad happen to them, it’s tough to know exactly what to do or say. The keys are to be specific, don’t dismiss or gloss over what’s happening, and always keep an open ear. Here’s what we mean. Read more...

Why You Should Roll Cookie Dough Out Before Chilling It

Chilling your dough is a necessary step when making cut-out sugar cookies, but rolling out a super hard disk of cold dough can take a good bit of effort. To save yourself all that arm work (and a bit of time) roll it out before chilling. Read more...

The Best and Worst Gift Cards to Buy This Year, Based on Discounts and Popularity

Gift cards may be the fruitcake of the 21st century, but what they lack in originality they make up for in usefulness. Of course, that depends on the gift card. LendEDU ranked 101 cards to find the best and worst for 2016, based on discounts, popularity, and a few other factors. Read more...

AirDroid Vulnerabilities Open It Up to Huge Security Risks, Disable It Now

AirDroid, the popular Android desktop manager, has some pretty nasty security vulnerabilities according to a recent report. Unless you use it on a network you fully trust, you should probably disable or uninstall it until this is patched. Read more...

Skip the Gift Cards This Holiday Season to Avoid Giving "Shadow Work"

Gift cards are a handy way to give a gift when you’re not totally sure what someone wants. However, when you give them, you’re kind of giving your recipient extra work. In some cases, you might want to skip them. Read more...

Plex Cloud Can Now Upload Your Media to Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive

When Plex first launched its Plex Cloud, which allows you to stream all your media from a cloud storage account, it only supported Amazon Drive. Now, it’s getting a lot better, with support for Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. Read more...

Will It Sous Vide? The Biryani Rice Experiment

Hello, cats and kittens, and welcome back to the roller coaster of emotions known as Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Read more...

The Holiday Party Playlist

It’s finally December, which means you probably have about 47 holiday parties already lined up. That’s a lot to prepare for. Knock the playlist off the to-do list for all of them with this holiday collection. Read more...

Unlock Ransomed Files With Avast's Four Free Ransomware Decryption Tools

Ransomware, malware that enables attackers to disable systems or encrypt your data until you pay them, is on the rise. If you’ve become the victim of an attack, these four decryption tools might save the day. Read more...

Remains of the Day: SwiftKey Themes Are Now Free

SwiftKey has made all of the visual themes for their keyboard free for both iOS and Android. The themes adjust the colors and style of the predictive keyboard, but previously cost extra. No longer! That and more in today’s news. Read more...

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