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How to Slipstream Windows Updates Into Your Installation Disc

One of the horrors of reinstalling Windows is the endless amount of software updates and reboots required to get it secure, stable, and current. But there's a better way: slipstreaming. With a bit of prep, you can create a new installation disc with all the updates included, so everything installs at once. Read more...

Use Wikipedia's Mobile Site for Easier Split-Screen Research

Accidentally getting redirected to a mobile version of a website on the desktop can be obnoxious. However, as reddit user Holy_Jay points out, Wikipedia's mobile site makes split-screen reading on the desktop much nicer. Read more.....

Graph Your Expenses to See Where You Can Cut Back

So you're trying to tighten your budget, and you want to know which expenses to cut first. Money blog Moolanomy suggests graphing your expenses to figure out how to prioritize them. Read more...

Fusion Installer for XBMC Simplifies Adding Third-Party Add-Ons

XBMC has a ton of cool add-ons. Not all of the cool possible additions come directly through official channels. If you want to get off the beaten path, Fusion can help make it easier to install unofficial (and untested) add-ons. Read more...

Tretflix is a Ready-To-Install Downloading PC Packed with Usenet Tools

Usenet is a great resource for lots of things, and we've talked about a number of great apps to use to get the most out of Usenet. Tretflix is a custom, ready-to-install operating system that wraps them all up into an easy-to-use package. All you do is provide the hardware. Read more...

SwimmingHoles.Info Lists Free Swimming Spots and Hot Springs to Enjoy

With the weather getting warmer, you might be tempted to get away from it all and cool off. If you wouldn't mind a refreshing dip while you're at it, SwimmingHoles.info can show you where your area you can go for a swim without the crowds and concrete, no pool pass required. Read more...

These DIY Belt and Scarf Organizers Save Space in Small Closets

Closet space comes at a premium in most homes and apartments, so you have to make the most of what you get. Luckily, Kelly at View Along the Way shows us how she made these slide-out organizers for belts, ties, scarves, and more that fit even in tight spaces and slide out when you need them. Read more...

This Tipping Infographic Shows Who Expects Tips, and How Much

Tipping is a confusing practice, usually because you're never quite sure who you're supposed to tip, when, and how much. This infographic from Wait But Why shows what most people do, and what's expected at different establishments. Read more...

Mimic Your Boss's Body Language to Build Rapport and Get Ahead

To build a relationship with your superiors at work and have a better chance of moving up the ladder, try mirroring their mannerisms, says LearnVest. In other words: monkey see, monkey do. Read more...

Attach Bottle Openers to the Bottom of Coasters

Can't find the opener? You could open the bottle with a countertop or even a newspaper, but Instructables user mikeasaurus had a better idea: just attach the opener to the bottom of a coaster. Read more...

Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

The official Facebook app for Android asks for too many permissions, so I'm looking for an alternative. Any recommendations? How can I turn a 1TB external hard drive into networked storage that could be accessed from anywhere, not just...Show More Summary

Invi Richens Text Messages With Link, Photo, YouTube Previews

Android: While Whatsapp and other alternative texting apps are great for sharing links and pics, the humble SMS is lagging behind. Well, not if you have Invi, which makes text messages a multimedia-rich experience. Read more...

Use the “Three Whats” Technique to Structure Your Presentations

People retain structured information 40 percent more reliably than random information, writes Matt Abrahams in Inc., who also suggests a structure for your presentations: What? So What? Now What? Read more...

Chromebleed Notifies You if a Visited Site was Hit by Heartbleed Bug

Chrome: The Heartbleed bug is among the major security vulnerabilities we have seen in recent times. It's one of those cases where precaution is the order of the day. You could manually check sites or use Chromebleed, an extension that tells you if the site you're on was affected by the bug. Read more...

Clean the Cord of Window Blinds With a Liquid Pack

Just in time for spring cleaning, One Good Thing By Jillee shares what is possibly the easiest way to clean dirty cords of venetian blinds—or well, any similar cord. Read more...

Get Rid of "Earworms" by Playing Out the Full Song

Got a tune stuck in your head? Fire up your favorite music player or YouTube and play the song through to the end to get rid of that "earworm", suggests Dr. Fredric Neuman, Director of the Anxiety and Phobia Center at White Plains Hospital. Read more...

Make Matches Waterproof With Nail Polish

Once they are wet, matches are useless. As a precaution while camping or for any other use, waterproof matches are the way to go. No need to buy special matches though, Food Storage And Survival shows how to make your own with some nail polish. Read more...

Take Awesome Astronomy Photos with a Smartphone and a Telescope

If you're eager to start photographing the night sky, but you want to do so on a budget, it can be done—even with just a smartphone and a telescope. Read more...

Use an Old CD Case as a Recipe Stand

If you have a collection of recipes scribbled on notes, then old CD cases can be of help in the kitchen. Used correctly, the CD case acts as a propped up, stain-free recipe stand, Real Simple says. Read more...

Wonder Timer Comes with Presets, Widget and Good Design

Android: Whether you need to set a timer for your eggs or a reminder to call your boss in an hour, Wonder Timer makes it easier than ever. It packages good design with easy functionality to become one of the top Android timer apps. Read more...

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