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Compare Benefits Line by Line Before Accepting a New Job Offer

Your entire job compensation consists of not only your salary, but benefits and bonuses as well. Make sure you’re comparing apples to apples when comparing job offers or thinking of leaving your company by closely evaluating the benefits. Read more...

You Can Protect Yourself from HIV After Unprotected Sex: Call Your Doctor

After unprotected sex, you know that emergency contraception is possible if you get it in a hurry. Something similar is available for HIV: post-exposure prophylaxis, begun within 72 hours, can reduce the chance of contracting the virus. Read more...

What the Charter-Time Warner Merger Will Mean For Consumers

Charter Communications is all set to buy out Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, forming the second-largest cable company in the U.S., known as New Charter. The merger comes with a few conditions designed to protect consumers. Read more...

Before You Agree to Work for Free or Cheap, Remember How Much You've Invested in Yourself

Working for free can sometimes be a good idea if you’re able to pick up valuable skills you can’t get elsewhere. But, other times, when people ask you to do something for free or negotiate down to a cheap price, it’s just an insult you shouldn’t take. Read more...

The Coolest Things You Can Do With Android's Hidden System UI Tuner

Google introduced a sweet hidden menu in Android Marshmallow called the System UI Tuner. It packs a ton of neat little tweaks like hiding status bar icons or showing your battery percentage. Here’s how to turn it on, and what you can do with it. Read more...

Turn Leftover Herbs Into DIY Incense

If you grow your own herbs, like sage and rosemary, you probably get more than you can use by cooking. Don’t let them—and all those great aromatics—go to waste, turn them into DIY incense (aka smudge sticks.) Read more...

Steam Potatoes Instead of Boiling Them for Faster Prep

Need to soften potatoes, pronto? Don’t waste time boiling potatoes for fries or other dishes, use steam instead. Read more...

Here's One of the Best Deals We've Ever Seen on Your Favorite Headphones

If you still haven’t picked up Audio-Technica’s coveted ATH-M50x headphones, BuyDig’s eBay store will sell you a pair for $99 today, complete with a $30 VUDU credit and three months of Rhapsody. Even without the toss-ins, that’s one of the best deals we’ve ever seen. Read more...

Expand Your Knife Collection With These Sweet Blades

You really only need three or four knives in your kitchen : an 8" or 10" chef’s knife, a 3" or 4" paring knife, a serrated bread knife, and maybe a 7" or 8" Santoku. Those will take care of most of your cutting needs, but once you master those, you might want to supplement your collection with a few choice additions. Read more...

Stop Doing Sit-Ups or Crunches and Do Planks Instead

Sit-ups and crunches might be routine exercises recommended over the years to strengthen your core, but maybe it’s time to ditch these moves for the sake of the rest of your body. Read more...

Keep Your Finances Simple to Ensure You Stay On Top of Them

When it comes to your budget, mistakes are costly. An overdraft here, a late fee there, and you can pay way more than you need to. To prevent that from happening, reduce the complexity of your finances until they’re as simple as possible. Read more...

Avoid Self-Censoring to Keep Your Ideas Flowing

The greatest enemy your ideas have is you. If you’ve ever shown off an idea only to have it shot down, you can easily slip into the habit of self-censoring. Avoid this trap if you want your ideas to flourish. Read more...

10 Rules of Professional Etiquette for the Digital Workplace

It’s easy to forget manners when you’re all alone. From showing up late to meetings and forgetting simple things like “please” and “thank you,” otherwise polite and well-behaved humans can come off as complete jerks in the absence of face-to-face contact. Isolation is the culprit, but you don’t have to fall prey. Read more...

Paribus, the App that Automatically Refunds Price Drops, Comes to iPhone and Android

iOS/Android: Paribus is an online tool that tracks your purchases to find price drops, automatically refunding you the difference. It’s free, it works well, and it’s now available as an app on iPhone and Android. And the company recently updated the iOS app with a few interesting features. Read more...

Finch Is a Robust Twitter Client That Hasn't Hit a Token Limit Yet

Android: Twitter clients are often pretty similar, but they suffer from a major downfall. Twitter’s dumb token limit . After popular client Fenix was pulled from the Play Store, Finch has stepped up as a new alternative in the meantime. Read more...

Why the Rent vs. Buy Debate Is Completely Pointless

After saving up for a long time, I recently bought a home, which caught some of my friends off guard. “I thought you were anti-homeownership ,” they said because I think renting is underrated. Even as a homeowner, I still think renting is underrated. Show More Summary

The One Room Work and Play Space

lorby351's workspace is tucked into the side of the living room, but that doesn’t mean it’s not sharp, well organized, and perfect for settling in to get some real work—or play—done. Here are some more photos. Read more...

Boost Your Confidence Before a Phone Interview by Dressing Your Best

Interviewing for a job over the phone can be just as stressful as interviewing in person. You can prepare yourself mentally and get in a good mindset by dressing up like they’ll be right there in the room with you. Read more...

Remains of the Day: TCM and Criterion to Launch Classic Movie Streaming Service

At first blush I would roll my eyes at yet another movie streaming service joining the scattered and crowded online movie market, but this one is a little different. Turner Classic Movies and Criterion are partnering to bring their catalog of classic films online. Read more...

Noted.fm Lets You Follow Over 100 Music Blogs to Discover and Share Great New Tunes

Web/Android/iOS: Noted.fm (formerly called Nusiki ), is already a great way to find new music, but now you can follow tons of music blogs, from popular to niche, to discover even more. One click and you can enjoy hot tracks from Pitchfork, Fuzzy Logic, and more—all tailored to the music you like. Read more...

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