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Decide How Much Home You Can Afford With the 25% Rule of Thumb

One big lesson we learned from the housing crisis: don’t buy more home than you can afford. There are a handful of rules for figuring out what that amount is, but this one considers the additional costs, beyond home price. With this rule, all of your housing-related expenses should be no more than 25% of your gross income. Read more...

Google Will Finally Start Breaking Up YouTube and Google+

Long ago, Google required anyone who comments on YouTube to have a Google+ profile. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Now, Google is beginning the process of breaking YouTube—as well as many of its other properties—away from your Google+ profile. Read more...

The Ideal Temperature for Beer, Coffee, and Other Beverages

Depending on how chilled or warm a drink is, its taste can vary. Temperature can affect flavors and aromatics, and this infographic lays out the ideal serving temperatures for beer, tea, wine, coffee, and more. Read more...

Make Your Own Push Stick for the Ultimate in Table Saw Safety

Push sticks are a must for table saw safety. They keep your hands and fingers off the wood to be cut, and away from the spinning blade. You can make your own push stick that will hold your material in place and perform better than any store-bought one. Read more...

The Five Fitness Mindsets: How to Stay Rational When You're Discouraged

We like to think we’re rational, but we’re not. Your ability to make decisions is affected by a slew of factors, including your emotional state. Here’s how to use the best of those feelings to make better decisions and achieve your fitness goals. Read more...

Create Custom-Named Places in Google Maps for Android

Have a favorite spot in the park nearby where you like to sit and read? Want to add locations to your map that aren’t in Google’s database? The latest version of Maps for Android lets you give any place a custom name, so you can search for it later. Read more...

Add an Olla Pot to Your Garden and Let It Water Itself

A flourishing garden takes a lot of time and effort. An olla can help you spend less time watering and more time enjoying your garden. An olla is a ceramic vessel that you bury in your garden bed. Read more...

Make Perfect Ice Cream Sandwiches Using Disposable Cups

The old “saw off slices of ice cream while it’s still in the pint” is one of the oldest ice cream hacks in the book (the “book” being “Pinterest). It’s great for making big, beautiful ice cream sandwiches, but for sandwiches made with smaller cookies, a plastic cup is the way to go. Read more...

Introduce Your Friends to Each Other to Boost Everyone's Happiness

Even if you have a vibrant social circle, chances are you know someone around the periphery that is a bit more lonely. Introducing them to other people and inviting them to events can not only help them, but it can make everyone involved more happy. Read more...

Arrow Launcher is an Action-Based Android Launcher From Microsoft

Android: The variety of alternative launchers is one of the best advantages of Android. Although we might not have expected one from Microsoft, the company has recently released a beta launcher. It comes with a built-in to-do list, quick shortcuts to contacts, and other handy features. Read more...

Focus on Doing a Few Tasks Well, Rather Than Filling Up Your To-Do List

The more items you mark off of your to-do list, the more productive you’re being, right? Actually, that may not be the case. If you’ve packed your schedule full of things that only get part of your attention, you may be wasting effort. Instead, do a few things well. Read more...

pwd.sh Is a Command-Line Only, GPG-Encrypted Password Manager

If you work keeps you at the command line, or you just prefer terminal windows to heavier apps, pwd.sh gives you a way to manage your passwords in a secure, encrypted local container. Of course, it’s only accessible via the command line. Read more...

Edward R. Murrow's Best Life Lessons

Edward R. Murrow was a giant in broadcasting and helped push the move to television as a broadcast medium for the news. He was unrelenting in his pursuit of the truth and managed to handle himself in the face of adversity. Let’s look at how he did it. Read more...

If You Wouldn't Buy It Today, Then Sell It

We all have clutter, but we tend to assign value to things we spent a lot of money on, or that were given to us. Finance blogger Mr. Money Mustache has some simple advice for combating this: “If you wouldn’t buy it, you should probably sell it.” Read more...

The Truth About Bottled Water Expiration Dates (and How Water Goes Bad)

Bottled water is sold with an expiration date on the label, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t still drink it once the date has passed. This video explains how water can potentially become undrinkable, and when it’s safe to drink otherwise. Read more...

iShows 2 Tracks Your Favorite TV Shows

iPhone: We enjoyed the original version of iShows when it launched because it made keeping track of all those TV shows you’ve been dying to watch easy. Now, an updated version makes it even better. Read more...

Simple Rules of Thumb for Decorating Your Walls 

If you don’t have an eye for design, you might not know where to start when it comes to putting art on your walls. You can always go with your gut, but this infographic lays out some basic rules that make it simple. Read more...

Use a "Bad Cop" When Negotiating to Help Make the Hard Calls

The hardest part of any negotiation is being tough. You want to make a demand or refuse a concession, but don’t want that refusal to shut down negotiations. In those cases, having someone to play “bad cop”—even someone who’s not there—can help. Read more...

Five Best Ways to Share Playlists

Sharing music with friends is a time-honored way to discover new bands, talk over your music tastes with friends, and learn a bit more about the bands that you love. This week we’re looking at five different ways to send and share playlists around at a party, or just among friends, based on your nominations. Read more...

Turn Scrap Tile Backsplash Sheets Into Durable, Custom Coasters

We’ve talked about the benefits (and bargains) of architectural salvage stores before, and you can often find pre-gridded tile backsplash there, waiting for your next DIY project. If you can find one you like with small enough tiles, a little trimming and you can have good-looking, durable coasters in minutes.http://lifehacker.com/5985869/visit-... Read more...

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