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Cooking for Geeks Teaches You the Science Behind Better Cooking

If you’re interested in not just how to make food taste great but why certain techniques and ingredients work the way they do, check out Jeff Potter’s Cooking for Geeks. The book can help you start experimenting in the kitchen and delve into the science of food to become a better home cook. Read more...

Two Tips to Make Vacuuming Ultra-Plush or Ultra-Soft Carpet Easier

Ultra-plush carpet looks and feels great, but its thickness makes vacuuming a lot more difficult. Here are two simple things you can do make things easier on your vacuum cleaner. Read more...

Why Diet Matters More than Exercise For Weight Loss, In One Video

If you want to lose weight, diet and exercise are both important. However, that doesn’t mean they’re equally important. This video explains why changing your diet has a bigger effect on your weight loss than exercise. Read more...

Insurify Makes Comparing Car Insurance Companies Simple and Easy

Comparing car insurers isn’t easy, but Insurify wants to make it as simple as typing in your Zip code. A few minutes later, you can compare quotes, or get a personal report with who your best bet for affordable insurance will be. Read more...

Speedster Is a Native App for Testing Internet Speeds on Mac

Mac: There are plenty of browser tools out there for testing your internet speed, but they’re usually filled with obnoxious ads. If you’d prefer a native app, Speedster is free and does its job well. Read more...

Keep Work From Following You Home by Giving Unfinished Tasks a Time and Place 

If you have a hard time shutting down at the end of the day, you’re not alone. Most of us have a habit of letting the workday linger. To keep this from happening, assign a specific place and time for your unfinished business. Read more...

Victories Turns Your To-Dos into Battles, and Being Productive into Triumph

iOS: Victories is a to-do app that takes every to-do on your list and turns it into a “battle,” where doing it means you win, and putting it off means surrender. As you’re productive, your character levels, and there are stats and tons of data to mull over while you push your character to progress. Read more...

How to Watch Just the Super Bowl Commercials

Let’s be honest, you watch the Super Bowl for the commercials. Well, now you don’t have to put yourself through all the whistles, flags, and “Omahas.” You can stream them all online—some even before the big game—and make all those companies feel silly for spending $5 million to air a 30-second spot. Read more...

Build a Little Text-to-Speech Machine with a Raspberry Pi

Ever wanted your Raspberry Pi to talk to you? Adafruit has a guide for adding speech synthesis to a Pi so it can say all kinds of things. Read more...

How to Stream Tonight's ABC News Republican Debate, No Cable Required

The Republican presidential candidates are hosting their first debate post-Iowa tonight on ABC, with most candidates in attendance. If you’re interested in watching, here’s how to tune in for free, at home or on the go. Read more...

Ignore the Return Window When Deciding Whether to Buy an Item

Retail return windows are a handy bit of insurance in case you decide you don’t want something you bought. However, when you’re at the checkout counter, it’s probably better if you pretend you can’t return it. Read more...

Turn an Old Fridge into an Awesome Party-Friendly Cooler

Before you get rid of that old, broken refrigerator, think of what you could do with it—like turning it into this interesting, rustic cooler. Read more...

The Best Time to Plan Your Garden Is in the Winter

Even if there’s snow outside your window or it’s absurdly cold out there, now’s the time to start thinking about your garden. Read more...

Saturday's Best Deals: TiVo DVRs, Garmin GPS Watch, $40 Electric Shaver, and More 

Refurbished TiVos, an $85 Garmin fitness watch, and a cheap electric shaver lead off Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more. Read more...

Top 10 Ways to Tame and Deal with Your Allergies

Sneezing, wheezing, and otherwise feeling like hell: Allergies are a special kind of everyday torture. Although we don’t have a cure for your food or environmental allergies, we do have some proven tips to help you suffer less and minimize reactions. Here are our top 10 tips for people who suffer with allergies. Read more...

Make Bread Cones, a Perfect Portable Container for Your Favorite Fillings

Why eat out of a bowl when you can eat out of an edible, fluffy bread cone? Great for on the go or for game day gatherings, bread cones can be filled with anything you want. Read more...

Make an Awesome Snowball Machine Gun Out of a Landscaping Leaf Blower

Snowball fights are fun, but they’re even more fun when you totally dominate the competition. If you have a landscaping leaf blower lying around, a few modifications can turn it into a machine gun capable of firing 13 snowballs in half a second. Read more...

Remains of the Day: Pocket Adds New Fonts and Features

Are you a serif or sans serif kind of person? Pocket just added some new fonts so you can customize your reading experience (though obviously serif fonts are better), Amazon Echo continues to get new features (Uber and pizza!), and more in today’s leftover news. Read more...

Why You Should Never Ask If You Got the Job Right After an Interview

It’s good to ask a few questions at a job interview and show your interest, but there is one question you should always avoid. Read more...

FreshBackMac Cycles Through Themed, High Resolution Wallpapers on Mac

Mac: Not a fan of keeping your wallpaper the same all the time? FreshBackMac is a simple little Mac app that’ll cycle through different wallpapers from a very of different sources. Read more...

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