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Watch for Pay Period Leap Year in 2015 if You Get Paid Bi-Weekly

We all know how leap years add an extra day to the year every four years. If you're paid biweekly, you may end up with a 27th paycheck in the year for similar reasons. So check with your payroll department. Read more...

Cook a Whole Turkey in a Slow Cooker

If you're not cooking for a crowd, or you'd like a little turkey on a night that isn't a holiday dinner, America's Test Kitchen has an interesting method to try: Use your slow cooker. You'll moist meat, a thick, savory gravy, and if you do it right, you can even have that crispy skin. Here's how. Read more...

Successful Hagglers’ Most-Used Tactic: Threaten to Check Rival Prices

If you're willing to haggle, you can find some great bargains. But some haggling tactics are more effective than others. Consumer Reports surveyed consumers about their in-store negotiating tactics to find out which ones worked best. Read more...

Add Personal, Healthy To-Dos to Your List to Take Care Of Yourself First

It's not uncommon for our to-do lists to get cluttered with things that other people need from us. It's easy to forget to take care of ourselves first. This tip is simple: Make sure your to-dos include things that are good for and focused on you—then make sure you check them off. Read more...

The Fastest Way to Shine Your Shoes

Shining a pair of dress shoes isn't difficult, but you do have to have the right tools and know what you're doing if you want to end up with a good-looking shine. This quick video from I Am Alpha M shows you how to get a great shine in five minutes flat, no matter what kind of shoes you wear. Read more...

The Best Last-Minute Tips for Saving Your Turkey

Prepping and roasting an entire turkey can be a heck of an ordeal, especially if you mess up. If you forgot to thaw your bird, are short on cooking time, or missing some tools, here's some tips to save the day. Read more...

The Notepad Lover's Daily Bag

Some people love to take notes, draw in sketchbooks, and have a variety of journals available to them at all times. Everyday Carry reader Juan Estey shares his journaling go-bag packed with a ton of sketching options. Read more...

HONK Quickly Connects You with Roadside Assistance

iOS/Andriod/Web: HONK connects you with a local towing service wherever you are, nationwide. This is especially helpful if you're traveling and don't know your nearby options for roadside assistance or don't belong to a group such as AAA. Read more...

Plan for Black Friday with This Complete List of Store Hours

Black Friday isn't for everybody, but if you're brave enough to join the masses of shoppers in the great spree later this week, this list of store hours can help you plan your attack. Read more...

Gawker End Fraternities | Jezebel 'Law and Justice Aren't the Same': Interview With a UVA Rape Survi

Gawker End Fraternities | Jezebel 'Law and Justice Aren't the Same': Interview With a UVA Rape Survivor | Kotaku Grand Theft Auto V’s Biggest Mystery Is Getting Even Weirder | Lifehacker Ten Clever Uses for Plain Text Files That Can Increase Your Productivity | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Easily Clean Up Big Liquid Spills with Flour

Even though a towel can easily take care of smaller spills, a bigger spill will have you spreading the liquid around. A little bit of flour can absorb the liquid and make the spill much easier to contain. Read more...

Ten Clever Uses for Plain Text Files That Can Increase Your Productivity

When it comes to keeping track of all your text and to-do lists, there's no shortage of apps to choose from, but sometimes the ease and simplicity of working with plain text files can actually be more productive. Here are ten clever plain text files that you might want to keep on hand. Read more...

Avoid Overeating as a Dinner Guest by Asking for Seconds

As a guest at someone else's dinner, it can be tough keeping yourself from eating too much—especially during the holidays. As counter-intuitive as it sounds, you can avoid having extra food forced on you by asking for seconds on your own. Read more...

Access OS X's Packet Sniffer with the Wireless Diagnostics Tool

We've shown you how to tap your network and monitor everything that's happening before, but blogger Jacob Salmela's shows off a trick that makes it even easier using OS X Yosemite's packet sniffer. Read more...

Learn to Read Emotions by Watching Micro Facial Expressions

Reading body language helps us understand when people are offended, enthralled, or anything inbetween. Inc only discusses the basic emotions, from happiness to contempt, with an illustrated guide to recognizing them. Read more...

Ask an Expert: All About Getting the Best Black Friday Deals

It's that time of the year: the holiday decorations are going up and the prices are going down, if only for a day. Black Friday—the Friday after Thanksgiving—is coming, and many people will head to the stores in search of low prices. Here to offer guidance is Mark LoCastro of DealNews. Read more...

Dungeon Runner: Fitness Quest Turns Exercise Into an Old School RPG

iOS: Gamifying your workout routine is a great way to incentivize yourself to get things done, and Six to Start, the makers of Zombies, Run have a new app built just for that. Dungeon Runner uses motion tracking to see what you're doing, track your workouts, and reward you with a little dungeon crawl. Read more...

Create Your Own Music Sleep Timer (or Alarm) With Tasker

Android: You might wish your favorite music app had a sleep timer option to turn the music off after a set amount of time, or resent having an extra alarm clock app on your phone just so you can wake to your favorite music. There's no reason to download special apps for these features when you can just set them up with Tasker. Read more...

Start Difficult Emails Off Right with These Templates

Putting together the perfect cover letter or following up on a job interview can be pretty tough. Forbes has 27 pre-written email scripts to start you off on the right track. All you have to do is personalize it and fill in the details. Read more...

The Reason Gas Is Cheaper In The Winter

Much of the country been enjoying low gas prices lately, some states more than others. There are several factors contributing to this year's dip, but gas prices are typically lower during the winter. If you ask your know-it-all uncle,...Show More Summary

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