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Remains of the Day: Microsoft to Fix Surface Pro 3 Battery Issues With a Software Update

Microsoft is working to fix some Surface Pro 3 tablets that have been plagued with extremely short battery lives. The good news, though, is that they should be able to fix it with a software update. Read more...

The Best Way to Remove a Leech and Treat the Wound

Leeches, those slimy, blood-sucking nightmare creatures, can be found in ponds, swamps, marshes, and lakes all over the world. Here’s what to do if one latches onto you, and how to treat the wound afterward. Read more...

Plan Worthwhile Day Trips by Minding Your Travel Time

Day trips are the perfect way to travel on a budget and explore your own backyard. This simple rule of thumb will make sure they always turn out to be invigorating, fulfilling experiences, not draining ventures. Read more...

Instead of Work-Life Balance, Try Focusing on Boundaries

People talk about work-life balance as if achieving it is the precious key to happiness. Tips and tricks abound. But there are two big problems with this supposed golden ticket. First, the very phrase suggests that work isn’t part of your life, it’s separate. Read more...

See If a Pokémon Is Worth Evolving In Pokémon Go With This CP Calculator

It takes a lot of candies to evolve a pokémon in Pokémon Go, so you need to make sure you’re not wasting them. If you’re not sure if a pokémon you caught is worth evolving, this calculator can give you a fairly accurate estimate how strong they can get. Read more...

Bad Performance Reviews Are Probably More Common Than You Think

Depending on the type of bosses you’ve had over the years, you might assume that performance review appraisal scores tend to have a more positive bias. The Harvard Business Review did some research and found they’re more negative than you probably think. Read more...

Microsoft Pix for iOS Automatically Snaps and Edits Photos for the Best Possible Picture

iOS: Microsoft released a camera app for the iPhone thats main goal is to make it a little easier to take better photos without any extra effort from you. Read more...

Google Play Family Library Shares Your Apps, Movies, and TV Shows with Six Accounts

Google’s launching a new family feature for Google Play today called Family Library. With it, you can share your purchased movies, books, TV shows, music, and apps across multiple devices. Read more...

Add Potato Chips to 7-Layer Bars for a Salty-Sweet Treat

If you have been to a few potlucks in your time, you have most likely encounter the five or seven-layer bar, a magical confection in which a bunch of crunchy, sweet things are layered on top of each other and held together by sweetened condensed milk. They are very good, but very sweet, and—like everything—benefit from the addition of potato chips. Read more...

VisualRuler Uses Your Camera to Measure Real World Objects

iOS: Sometimes you need to get a quick measurement of something and you probably don’t carry a ruler around, but of course, there’s an app for that. VisualRuler gives you a decent estimate of an object’s dimensions using your phone’s camera. Read more...

The Amazon Rewards for Your Chase Card Are About to Get Worse

The Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of the most popular credit cards for earning points on your purchases . Unfortunately, though, Chase will reduce the redemption value for Amazon purchases in September. Read more...

How I Found the Perfect Running Shoes

I have a favorite model of running shoe. I buy it whenever it’s on sale, and no matter what is on the shelves, I won’t even think of trying on anything else. But the shoe that’s right for me isn’t the shoe that’s right for everyone. Here’s what my quest looked like—and what you need to know to find yours, too. Read more...

How White, Pink, and Brown Noise Help You Sleep and Focus

You might find it hard to focus when it’s too quiet. As this video from SciShow explains, that’s because when it’s quiet, a single sound is accentuated, diverting your attention. White noise can help with that, and there are other colors of noises, too, depending on the frequency. Read more...

Make a List of Your Personal “Big Wins” to Stay Motivated

Staying motivated isn’t easy, but it helps to remember your accomplishments—especially the big ones—long after you’ve completed them. Keep a list of those “big wins” in view to stay focused and help you drive to the next one you can add to your list. Read more...

Add Subtle, Sexy Flavor to Food and Beverages With Blossom Waters

Unless you’re a huge fan of Turkish Delight or the Ramos Gin Fizz, you probably haven’t had a ton of experience with rose or orange blossom waters. They’re great in those two applications, but these floral elixirs can be used to confections, fresh fruit, and cocktails. Read more...

Save On a Convertible Lenovo Notebook In Today's Amazon Gold Box

Today only, Amazon’s offering big discounts on Lenovo Flex 3 notebooks, and you get to pick your screen size. Read more...

Runkeeper Now Lets You Create Running Groups to Keep Each Other Accountable

iOS/Android: When you’re the only one paying attention to your workout, it’s easy to slip and let your habits drop. Runkeeper aims to fix this by letting you create groups to help you and your friends challenge each other. Read more...

Everything You Need to Know About the Second Day at the DNC

Last night at the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton officially received the nomination for president. The night wasn’t without conflict, but the event set a few historic firsts. Here’s everything you need to know. Read more...

Plug.dj Is Back With a New Owner, All Your Old Playlists Still In Place

Plug.dj, the social music site that lets you play music videos with a group of friends or strangers, closed its doors last year . At the time, it looked like it would never come back, but sometimes miracles do happen. It’s back and it even has all your old playlists right where you left them. Read more...

The Normal Person's Guide to Alternative Investments

It’s pretty easy to get started investing. Once you dig into it, though, a lot of questions come up that complicate the process. You might have come across the phrase alternative investments, and if you’re new to investing, you probably have no idea what it means. Here’s a quick breakdown for the average personal investor. Read more...

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