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Kill Garden Slugs with a Beer Bath

Slugs can be pretty damaging to a vegetable or herb garden. You can buy products designed to get rid of them, but you can also use something you probably already have around the house: beer. Read more...

How to Beat the Sunday Night Blues and Get More out of Your Weekend

It's sad to see a good thing end, which is why most of us feel a little down on Sundays. You're suddenly aware that Monday is looming, and you begin to feel a sense of dread. Even if you enjoy your work, the anxiety can really bring down your day. This weekend, plan ahead and nip those Sunday blues in the bud. Read more...

The Flat N' Fuzzy Desktop

Reader Royale with Cheese loves flat desktops, and so do we. This time around his desktop pays homage to the legendary fuzz pedal, the Big Muff. It's a simple, flat look that says a lot if you know what to look for. Here's how it's all set up. Read more...

AARP's Tax-Aide Offers Free In-Person Tax Help

The AARP's free tax help program matches volunteers with low and middle income people who need help with their taxes. Best of all, it's open to people of all ages. Read more...

Feeling frisky?

Feeling frisky? Check out what's going on over at Lifehacker: After Hours. Today we're talking shower sex and overrated adult activities. Read more...

Google Keep Adds Labels and Recurring Reminders

Keep, the slim-but-handy note-taking app from Google, got a useful update today that added two features: labels, so your note can finally get a bit more organized, and recurring reminders, so you can remember to actually use those notes. The update is live on the web, and should be rolling out to Android slowly (though you can download the APK at Droid Life). Read more...

You May Actually Fall Asleep Faster If You Try to Stay Awake

When you are exhausted, nothing is worse than lying in bed desperately trying and failing to fall asleep. You might have better luck drifting off into dreamland if you try to stay awake instead. Read more...

Most Popular Price Tracking Tool: CamelCamelCamel

Getting the best deal on the things you want to buy can take effort, but there are tons of great price tracking tools to help you choose when to jump and when to wait. Last week we asked for your favorites, then looked at the top five price tracking tools and put them to a vote. Now? Your favorite. Read more...

Strengthen Your Professional Network by Doing One Favor Every Week

Your professional network can be your most powerful tool when it comes to most careers. You can keep your network strong by doing one favor for one person in your network every week. Read more...

I'm Ken Lin, CEO of Credit Karma, and This Is How I Work

Your credit score really is a manifestation of your financial karma, isn’t it? Good and bad behavior reflected in that ominous number. That’s why Credit Karma offers a free way to keep an eye on your credit and monitor your financial health. Read more...

Build a "Fake TV" Burglar Deterrent for When You're on Vacation

Most burglars are only interested in a place when it's obvious that there is nobody home. If you're going on vacation, this DIY build makes it look like there's always someone home watching TV, without you having to actually run your TV the whole time. Read more...

Alternatives to Gatorade That Elite Athletes Actually Use

For short workouts, you'll probably be chugging water. But on long runs (more than an hour), you'll probably want something more substantial. If you want something with different taste or a slightly different nutrition profile than the old standards like Gatorade, try these hydration options that elite runners use. Read more...

Build a Custom Wood Housing for Any Electronics Project

Making your own electronics projects is great, but after you get things actually working, you need to build a case for it to keep those electronics safe. Over on Make, they walk you through a simple way to make your own case with some cheap wood. Read more...

Why Wine Can Trigger Your Food Allergies (and How to Avoid Them)

You just had a glass of wine, a drink you usually enjoy, but now you feel like you're having an allergic reaction. Certain wines are more likely to have this effect on you depending on your food sensitivities. Read more...

Create Your Own Wall Murals with Cheap Engineer Prints

Engineer prints are one of the cheapest tools for decorating boring walls. These oversized black-and-white prints cost about $0.75 a square foot at office supply stores. You can also use them to make giant murals or in lieu of wallpaper. Read more...

Forget Expedia: It's Becoming Cheaper to Book Hotels Directly

National hotel chains have to pay a hefty 15% fee to online travel agencies like Expedia, Travelocity, and Hotels.com. As a result, many hotels are effectively saying "screw that" and bribing guests to book directly with them. The savings are substantial, if you know how to take advantage. Read more...

How to See the Info Consumer Reporting Agencies Have Collected on You

When you apply for a job, auto insurance, life insurance, a bank account, or even set up your electric bill, chances are the company you're talking to will go talk to some other companies, called consumer reporting agencies (CRAs), to find out your previous history. Under law, you have a right to see what's in these reports. Read more...

Home Plumbing Projects You Can Totally Handle Yourself

Plumbing projects can seem a bit daunting at first, but they really don't have to be. Here are eight common plumbing repairs and replacements that you can do yourself, no experience necessary. Read more...

This Map Shows How Taxes Differ By State

For most of us, taxes are overwhelmingly our largest ongoing expense—bigger than housing, transportation, and other costs. So in addition to your federal income tax, how much your state takes from you makes a big difference for your financial picture. Read more...

The Most Challenging States to Retire In

The state you work in may not be the state you want to retire in. When deciding where you want to spend your golden years, consider cost of living, tax and crime rates, and the quality of healthcare when making your decision. Read more...

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