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Make Your Chores Suck Less with the LEGO Principle

Chores can be frustrating because your results disappear so quickly. Dishes get dirty again, toilet paper needs to get replenished, and laundry needs to be done. Make chores more satisfying by ending them with a task that bares more permanent results. Read more...

Get Extra Airline Miles by Buying Flowers, Satellite TV, and More

Many people are airline mile enthusiasts, but even if you aren't, you can still earn miles on things you may purchase anyways—like flowers through FTD. Read more...

Put Clutter in a Box with An Expiration Date

If you're on the fence about donating some of your clutter, put them in a unlabeled box. Write down an "expiration date" for the box. If the box remains unopened by that date, donate it or throw it away. Read more...

Subtract Savings from Your Salary Before Expenses to Save Better

The typical formula for budgets is to take your salary, subtract your expenses, and then save whatever you can from the leftovers. If you want to get serious about saving, though, flip that order around. Read more...

Do You Participate in Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

The hoopla may be slowing down, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are still very much around. Plenty of retailers still promote Black Friday deals, and many consumers are happy to participate. Are you one of them? Read more...

Clippit Creates Clips of Live TV As It Airs

Android: Grabbing video clips from the internet is pretty easy. Getting it from live TV is harder. Clippit helps solve this by allowing you to create up to 30 second clips from live television. Read more...

Live the Look Finds Women's Clothing Based on Your Style

Earlier this year, we featured Cladwell, a service that helps you find clothing based on your existing wardrobe. However, the service was geared specifically towards men, which left readers wondering where the version was for women. Here it is: Live the Look. Read more...

How to Prevent People from Knowing When You've Seen a Message In Apps

It seems like every messaging app these days, from iMessage to Facebook, insists on sending "read receipts" letting people know that you've seen their message. This can be annoying. Here's how to turn off the feature in some of the most popular apps. Read more...

Manage Someone You Don’t Like By Working Closely With Them

If you've been in a management position, you've possibly had to supervise someone who just rubs you the wrong way. Instead of avoiding them, try working with that person directly and they might annoy you less. Read more...

Skipping COBRA for Health Insurance Can Save You Money, But Not Always

When you leave your job, federal law requires your employer to let you stay on your existing health insurance. You'll pay full price for that insurance without an employer subsidy. You might consider buying your own insurance on the marketplace instead. Read more...

Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

How can I open up a striped screw on an Apple Trackpad? Where can I find a good lock screen widget for Android Lollipop? What advice can you give someone trying a completely new career field? How can I run Orange Box on a Hackintosh? Read more...

Make a Crispy Pie Crust With a Hot Baking Sheet

Pie tastes great any time of year, but the holiday season is prime time for pies of all flavors. A soggy pie crust can ruin an otherwise great pie, If you preheat your baking sheet, you'll end up with a better crust. Read more...

Find Your Drinks in a Dark Cooler with Glow Sticks

If you've been at a party at night, you might have trouble finding a drink in a cooler. Is that can bobbing in the ice water beer or soda pop? Put a glow stick in the water and light up the entire container. Read more...

Set AirDrop to “Contacts Only” to Protect Your Privacy (and Your Eyes)

AirDrop lets you transfer files between iOS devices with a swipe of your finger. It also lets you transfer the files to devices nearby. If you don't set it to "contacts only,' anyone near you can send files. Read more...

Five Best Android Phones: 2014 Edition

There's no shortage of great Android phones on the market if you're looking to switch, buy your first, or upgrade. Even so, there are certainly some phones that stand above others, either because they have great specs, include good software, get fast updates, or are just a joy to use. Here are five of them, based on your nominations. Read more...

Avoid Being “Too Nice” to Avoid Needy People

If you are nice to others, people will be nice to you. That's common sense. Sometimes though, being overly nice isn't always the best policy. We can attract the wrong kinds of people by being nice all the time. Read more...

Some of Your Favorite Logitech Gear is Heavily Discounted, Today Only

Logitech makes some of our favorite computing gear, and Amazon is discounting a massive collection of it in today's Gold Box deal. Read more...

This Discounted Alarm Clock Just Might Change Your Life

Philips' line of wake-up lights have been incredibly popular among our readers, and it's no wonder why; they can change your life. Read more...

Have Kids Find the “Bargain Price” to Teach Them About Money

When kids want you to buy something, they don't always learn the value of money. It's your money, not theirs. Agree to pay the lowest price you can find for an item they want. Read more...

Change to a Better Airline Seat by Asking the Day of an Flight

Most of us don't like the middle seat on a plane. We're crammed between two people. If those seats are all that is available on the flight, you aren't always stuck. Check in with the airlines right before the flight for a possible seat change. Read more...

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