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Quitter for Mac Automatically Quits or Hides Apps After Inactivity 

Mac: It’s easy to let the amount of Mac apps you have open at any given time spin out of control. Quitter’s an app from Instapaper developer Marco Arment that’ll quit or hide any app you want after a period of inactivity. Read more....

Always Dry Your Knives After Washing Them to Keep Them Sharp and Rust-Free

Your knives are among of the most important and most often used tools in your kitchen, so you’ll want to take care of them as best as possible. For both safety and maintenance reasons, make sure you always dry your knives after washing them. Read more...

Fold Socks Instead of Rolling Them for Better Organization

How do you put away your socks? You probably roll them, right? Perhaps with the Army Ranger roll ? Folding your socks into origami-like squares might be more space-efficient. Read more...

Your Roadmap to the Marvel Cinematic Universe Before Civil War

This Friday, Captain America: Civil War hits theaters in the US. It’s the thirteenth movie in the nearly ten billion dollar Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s also the culmination of a story between Iron Man and Captain America that’s spanned nearly a decade of storytelling. Here’s how to catch up before the showdown begins. Read more...

How Melatonin Helps You Sleep

If you’re having trouble sleeping, melatonin is a popular and easy remedy. It’s effective for many people, doesn’t have any serious safety issues, and is available as pills or gummies for pennies a dose. It’s also misunderstood, though: melatonin is not a traditional sleeping pill. Read more...

Did You Negotiate Your Salary for Your Current Job?

Even though you shouldn’t be afraid to negotiate a higher salary , many of us don’t do that. This mistake can cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over your career lifetime. We’re curious: Did you negotiate a raise or your starting salary? Read more...

Expect Longer Than Usual TSA Wait Times at Airports This Year

If it seems like it’s taking longer to get through airport security lately, you’re not imagining things. According to The New York Times, TSA wait times have indeed gotten much longer in airports around the U.S., and we might as well get used to it for the rest of the year. Read more...

Here’s How Long Your Common Household Appliances Should Last

All of us want our washing machines, dishwashers, and other appliances to last as long as possible, but how long they’re made to last is another story. Consumer Reports put together a list of average lifespans for common household appliances, and some are shorter than you might think. Read more...

Give Your Pancakes a Flavor Boost With Infused Maple Syrup

Real maple syrup is pretty perfect as is, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be jazzed up every once in a while. To add extra oomph to your pancakes and waffles, consider trying one of these delicious syrup infusions from The Kitchn. Read more...

More Reasons You Need to Wash Your Hands After Working Out At the Gym

Skin infections like MRSA and other illnesses can easily spread in gym and locker room settings. You probably already know to wash up after hitting the gym, but pay special attention to washing your hands. It’s no fun to come down with something avoidable during your pursuit of health. Read more...

Get Used to a More Expensive City Before You Move With a Budget Trial Run 

Chances are, your biggest expenses are housing, transportation, and food . In most high cost of living cities, all three of these already large expenses are even larger. If you’re planning a move to an expensive city, prepare your budget for the hit with a trial run. Read more...

SoloLearn Teaches Coding Basics In Bite-Sized Lessons Every Day

Android/iOS/Windows/Web: Learning how to code is normally a time-consuming process. SoloLearn aims to make it easier by breaking down programming concepts into quick, digestible daily lessons. Read more...

This Video Teaches You How to Overcome Being Nervous

When you’re about to give a presentation or have a difficult conversation, your body might respond in the least helpful way ever: by getting nervous. This video offers a ton of helpful tips on how to deal with a nervous response. Read more...

How to Shop Safely and Save More Money at the Dollar Store

Dollar stores are cheap, but it’s easier to waste money there than you think. Without a keen eye, you’ll end up with damaged goods, nasty food, and last dibs on the best merch. Every dollar store is different, but these strategies will save you money and keep you safe. Read more...

The Writer's Essentials Bag

Simplicity is all you really need in a bag, and reader Crystal C’s is a great example of that. Packed with just her essentials for writing, it’s clean and light. Read more...

There's No Such Thing as "Negative Calorie Foods"

You’ve probably been told at some point that eating celery actually burns more calories than it contains. While celery is low in calories and makes for a refreshing snack, there are no foods out there that count as negative calories. Read more...

Revive Old Corn Tortillas with a Cold Water Dip Before Reheating

Corn tortillas are delicious, but if yours are a little stale, revive them with a quick dip in cold water before reheating them in a skillet or wok . They come back to life in seconds, and you get warm, fluffy tortillas perfect for wrapping or filling. Read more...

Remains of the Day: Hulu Reportedly Developing Internet TV Service

You can luckily find pretty much any show online these days, between Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and others, but some people still itch for the uninterrupted feed of a television channel. Soon enough you might add another subscription to your video roster, as Hulu is exploring a new service with live TV streams. Read more...

The Rock Clock Alarm App Keeps You Motivated and Ditches the Snooze Button

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the pro wrestler turned actor, released a motivational alarm clock app on iOS and Android today. Do you smell what The Rock is clockin’? Read more...

Keep Mushrooms Fresh Longer by Storing Them In an Open Paper Bag

For most of us, the process of keeping food fresh in the fridge usually involves plastic bags, plastic wrap, and or a sealable plastic container. That’s actually a bad idea when it comes to mushrooms. Read more...

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