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Find Your Bearings at a Formal Dinner Table with the "B and D" Rule

If you’re not accustomed to fancy dinners, it can be tough to know what’s what. Plates and glasses will be all over the place, but this simple rule will help you know what’s yours. Read more...

Three Counterintuitive Things You Should Do After Getting a Promotion 

You just found out you got a promotion and feel both utter excitement and sheer terror at your new responsibilities. You think you have what it takes, and you know others believe in you. But after moving up the ladder, you need to assess the changes you’ll need to make to succeed in your new position. Read more...

Untangle Knotted Necklace Chains with a Small Screwdriver

A knotted necklace chain can seem impossible to undo, but with the right tools, you can slowly untangle it. Read more...

Quickly Set Up an External Hard Drive on a Raspberry Pi with a Script

If you want to use an external hard drive (or USB stick) as your main storage on the Raspberry Pi, you need to jump through a couple hoops to properly mount it and make sure it loads up on boot. Adafruit made that process a bit simpler. Read more...

Get the Old Chrome Bookmark Manager Back

The newest version of Chrome features a fancy new bookmark manager and interface that’s all about thumbnails. If you’re not a fan of that snazz, Techdows points to a flag you can switch to get the old interface back. Read more...

Exercise in the Morning to Avoid Smog on High Pollution Days

Exercise: Good for your health. Pollution: Bad for your health. If you live in a smoggy city, balancing those concerns can be tough. Most of the time, the benefits of exercise outweigh the harms of breathing polluted air, but on days with poor air quality, you may want to alter your routine. Read more...

Replace Carbs with Cauliflower to Stick to a Low-Carb or Paleo Diet

Many people choose to limit carbs in their diet, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have rice or pizza—well, rice or pizza made from cauliflower. Read more...

Learn Key Computer Science Concepts with These Everyday Analogies

What’s the difference between computer science and programming? How do you explain Big Data to a non-technical person? Sometimes, everyday analogies are better than the technical explanations. This list has 40 key computer science concepts simply explained. Read more...

Google Just Became a Cellphone Carrier with Project Fi

Today, Google announced that it is entering the mobile MVNO carrier field with a service called Project Fi. The service will use Sprint and T-Mobile’s network in conjunction with Wi-Fi to make one, big, seamless carrier. Read more.....

Switch Auto Insurers to Avoid a Rate Hike After a Traffic Ticket

Getting a traffic ticket sucks, especially when a single violation could increase your car insurance premium anywhere from 6% to 93%. There are a few ways you can minimize the hit on your insurance. Read more...

Google Settings Is a Super Useful Android App You've Probably Ignored

Way back in 2013, Google quietly added the Google Settings app to Android. At first it didn’t have much, but over the years, it’s added a ton of useful features, especially for the privacy-conscious. If you haven’t checked it in awhile, it’s worth a second look. Read more...

Make Cut Flowers Last Longer with Hairspray

Sure, hairspray does a fine job of keeping hair in place, but did you know hairspray can also preserve fresh flowers and keep them from wilting? Read more...

How to Combine Multiple Internet Connections Into One Super Fast Pipe

You may not realize it, but you probably use multiple internet connections every day: your home network, your phone, and even hotspots and other devices. The downside: you can usually only use one at a time. Imagine if you could combine them all into one huge pipe that delivers faster downloads, smooth streaming, and crisp video calls. Show More Summary

How To Install an Inline Cord Switch to Bypass a Lamp Switch

Lamp switches near the bulb can be awkward to reach, especially if the shade is large. Installing an inline cord switch is an easy project that will make turning on your lamps much easier. Read more...

“Emergency” Sends You Weather Alerts for Multiple US Cities

Android/iOS: Chances are, you have friends and family across the country, and you like to make sure they’re safe. If you want to keep tabs on the weather conditions in all of their cities, the Red Cross’s new Emergency app lets you do just that. Read more...

Have an Extra Bag in Your Carry On for Your Valuables

Pack an extra bag in your carry on in case you’re forced to check it—that way you can put your valuables in the extra bag (and under the seat in front of you). If your bag is too large to fit under the seat in front of you, you may have to check it at the gate. Read more...

Transform Your Homemade Dip Game with DIY Onion and Garlic Powders

Many of us know to freeze fruit, vegetables, and herbs to extend the life of them. But here’s another, lesser-known way to make the most of alliums like onions and garlic: dry them out in the oven to create DIY powders. Read more...

Get Better at Saying "No" By Waiting to Say "Yes"

Saying no is a tough skill to learn if you haven’t had practice with it, but it’s necessary to keep from getting overwhelmed. If you’re not yet comfortable with the word “No,” give yourself a fighting chance by delaying the “Yes.” Read more...

Starting Your Retirement Savings Late Doesn't Mean You're Screwed

Ask any personal finance expert and they’ll tell you that the earlier you can save, the better. The uncomfortable corrolary to that is that if you start saving late, you’re screwed. And yes, it’s harder, but your life doesn’t have to be ruined. Read more...

Permanently Get Rid of Those Annoying Full Screen Video Warnings

Chrome: If you’ve ever full-screened a video in Chrome, you’ve probably seen the redundant warning letting you know that a site wants to full-screen a video. If you’d rather not tell your browser that, yes, you meant to do that every single time, here’s how to permanently remove the permission request. Read more...

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