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Add Any Application to the Windows Context Menu

If you're looking for a way to help clean up your Windows desktop icons and taskbar, you can make any application accessible in the desktop context menu. Read more...

Set Reminders After You're Supposed to Start to Beat Procrastination

We all procrastinate in some form or another. Sometimes, even a detailed daily schedule isn't enough to keep that from happening. The Atlantic suggests that instead of setting reminders that tell you to do something in the future, you set them as late as possible. Read more...

Balance Visualizes How Much Time You Spend at Work

iPhone: Work-life balance is an important part of healthy living, but it's difficult sometimes to know exactly how much time you're spending at work. Balance uses data from Moves to visualize where you're spending your time. Read more...

I'm Angelo Sotira, Co-Founder of DeviantArt, and This Is How I Work

In the context of contemporary internet companies, DeviantArt is venerably ancient. The site began in 2000 as a means of sharing media player skins, and has grown into a hotbed of creativity and collaboration for artists of all sorts. And behind the site is Angelo Sotira. Read more...

What First-Time International Travelers Should Do Before Departing

Leaving the country for the first time can be a bit scary to think about, but a little preparation can go a long way. Here are a few things to think about before you depart so that you'll be ready for adventure. Read more...

Scientific Study Reveals How to Make Perfectly Browned Pizza Cheese

Want to bake a perfect-looking pizza—with uniform, golden brown cheese—with a unique flavor kick? Leave it to scientists to detail pizza's "cheese functionality" and how to get good browning. Read more...

Will the Insurance Company Pay When Your Car is Stolen? Guess Again.

"My car was stolen and the insurance company won't pay me." This is a phone call I get too often – considering I do not advertise that I handle insurance claim denials. People only call me because they heard I handle "car cases." Close enough. Read more...

How California's New Smartphone Kill Switch Law Will Affect You

This week, California passed a new law that will require any smartphone sold in the state to include anti-theft measures. It's likely to have effects far outside California's borders. Here's what it means for you. Read more...

Internet Anywhere, Your Phone as a Remote, Logitech Mouse [Deals]

If you own a MacBook Air, Microsoft Surface, or any Ultrabook that's too thin to fit an ethernet jack, this USB adapter has gigabit speeds, and is a great gadget to keep in your bag for those rare moments where you can't get good Wi-Fi. [Loftek USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Adapter, $16 with code A39A93XB] Read more...

Where to Sell Your iPhone for the Most Money Back

If you want to sell your iPhone (perhaps to upgrade to the next one), these charts from the Wall Street Journal will help you get the most money for it. Choosing the right place to sell your iPhone can make as much as a $150 difference. Read more...

Allcast Adds Device Mirroring to Chrome, Removes 10 Minute Limit

Android/Chrome: Allcast is already one of the best Chromecast apps. Now, it's gotten better with the ability to mirror your phone's display to the Allcast receiver extension in Chrome. Also, the free version gets rid of that pesky 10-minute streaming limit to Chromecasts (though it replaces this with a watermark). Read more...

Pushbullet Can Now Reply to SMS From the Desktop Using Any Texting App

Pushbullet can't seem to stop rolling out useful updates. Users can now reply to SMS messages from the desktop, regardless of what app you use for texting. Read more...

How to Handle a Toxic Work Environment

It's one thing to dislike your job, but it's another to feel physically ill walking in to work. If your job just doesn't have redeeming qualities, your work environment may be toxic in more ways than one. Here's how to handle it, especially if you can't just quit. Read more...

Water Orchids with Ice Cubes for the Perfect Amount of Hydration

Orchids are gorgeous plants, but they're not as easy to maintain as hardier plants are. An ice cube may be the trick to keeping orchids from dying. Read more...

Dropbox Upgrades Pro Users to 1TB, Adds Remote Wipe, Security Features

Today, Dropbox announced a re-shuffling of its Pro plans. Now, there's just the one $9.99/mo option, which comes with 1TB of storage (up from 100GB previously). The company also announced several new security features for Pro users. Read more...

How a Bit of Gratitude Helped Improve My Spending Habits

Money seems like it has everything to do with logic and little to do with feelings. But our emotions can have a pretty big impact on how we deal with our finances. Gratitude, for example, can affect spending (and even investing) in a big way. Here's a first-hand account of how it changed my own financial habits for the better. Read more...

Deadspin 15-Year-Old Catherine Bellis Upsets 12-Seed At U.S.

Deadspin 15-Year-Old Catherine Bellis Upsets 12-Seed At U.S. Open | Gawker Cops Who Used to Have Jobs Mistake King of Morocco For a Drug Smuggler | Jalopnik The Guy That Crashed A Veyron Into A Lake Pleads Guilty, Faces 20 Years | Kotaku If Real Combat Was Like Online Shooters Read more...

Use Google Ventures' "Note and Vote" Method to Make Group Decisions

People's opinions can quickly derail a meeting and stop the group from making a decision. Google Ventures has a technique to get to good decisions in 15 minutes, which they call the "Note and Vote" method. Read more...

Filelize Automatically Backs Up Any File You Open to Your Cloud

Windows/Android/iOS: To seamlessly switch gadgets, you need the files you were last working on to be available on the new device. Filelize makes this easy by automatically backing up any file you open to your Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or SkyDrive. Read more...

How to Identify a Load-Bearing Wall

Most people enjoy an open floor plan these days, but it's impossible to achieve that look in older homes without taking down a few walls. Since some of those walls might be keeping the rest of the house standing, it's important to understand how load-bearing walls work and be able to identify them. Read more...

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