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How To Install an Inline Cord Switch to Bypass a Lamp Switch

Lamp switches near the bulb can be awkward to reach, especially if the shade is large. Installing an inline cord switch is an easy project that will make turning on your lamps much easier. Read more...

“Emergency” Sends You Weather Alerts for Multiple US Cities

Android/iOS: Chances are, you have friends and family across the country, and you like to make sure they’re safe. If you want to keep tabs on the weather conditions in all of their cities, the Red Cross’s new Emergency app lets you do just that. Read more...

Have an Extra Bag in Your Carry On for Your Valuables

Pack an extra bag in your carry on in case you’re forced to check it—that way you can put your valuables in the extra bag (and under the seat in front of you). If your bag is too large to fit under the seat in front of you, you may have to check it at the gate. Read more...

Transform Your Homemade Dip Game with DIY Onion and Garlic Powders

Many of us know to freeze fruit, vegetables, and herbs to extend the life of them. But here’s another, lesser-known way to make the most of alliums like onions and garlic: dry them out in the oven to create DIY powders. Read more...

Get Better at Saying "No" By Waiting to Say "Yes"

Saying no is a tough skill to learn if you haven’t had practice with it, but it’s necessary to keep from getting overwhelmed. If you’re not yet comfortable with the word “No,” give yourself a fighting chance by delaying the “Yes.” Read more...

Starting Your Retirement Savings Late Doesn't Mean You're Screwed

Ask any personal finance expert and they’ll tell you that the earlier you can save, the better. The uncomfortable corrolary to that is that if you start saving late, you’re screwed. And yes, it’s harder, but your life doesn’t have to be ruined. Read more...

Permanently Get Rid of Those Annoying Full Screen Video Warnings

Chrome: If you’ve ever full-screened a video in Chrome, you’ve probably seen the redundant warning letting you know that a site wants to full-screen a video. If you’d rather not tell your browser that, yes, you meant to do that every single time, here’s how to permanently remove the permission request. Read more...

Should I Buy a Home or Just Keep Renting?

Dear Two Cents,I’m out of debt, and I’m now saving for a down payment on a home. It’s always been my dream to be a homeowner. But lately, I read a lot of arguments against it in favor of renting. How do I know if it’s a good idea for me? Should I buy or keep renting? Read more...

The Bright White Swedish Workspace

Today’s featured workspace looks immaculate, with its pristine white walls, simple white desk, and wood accents. Those skylights help too. Read more...

Why You May Want to Reconsider Using Wheeled Luggage When You Travel

Wheeled luggage makes it much easier to transport more when we travel, but that also might be one of the best reasons to avoid it. The more you feel like you can take with you, the more unnecessary things you’ll end up dragging along. Read more...

Make a Simple, Self-Inflating Camping Pillow Out of Memory Foam

Camping is a lot of fun, but trying to rest your head on a rock is not. This DIY camping pillow is easy to make and even easier to pack for your camping trip. Read more...

Most Popular Ebook Reader: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

Which ereader delivers the best reading experience, access to books, and bang for the buck isn’t a simple question. Last week we asked you for your favorites, then looked at the five best ebook readers. Now we’re back to tally up the votes and crown your favorite. Read more...

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Software Architect

With thousands of factors to consider when designing and coding software, someone has to provide overall direction when teams are working on multiple apps for multiple clients. That code wrangler is the software architect, who guides projects from concepts to working products. Read more...

Gawker True Stories of Life on the Dole: Poverty From State to State | io9 From Metropolis To Ex Mac

Gawker True Stories of Life on the Dole: Poverty From State to State | io9 From Metropolis To Ex Machina: Why Are So Many Robots Female? | Jalopnik This Emmy-Award Winning YouTube Mechanic Is Full Of Shit | Kotaku Racist Troll Doesn’t Understand Racism, And Other Trolling Stories | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Boil Microwave Pasta by Adding Three Minutes to the Normal Cook Time

While you might think cooking pasta in the microwave is blasphemy, it works great when you’re hungry and want something super easy. Just add some time to the recommended boiling time on the box. Read more...

Move Your Apple Photos Library with a Simple Setting Tweak

For better or worse, Apple’s new Photos app sets itself up automatically using your previous settings for iPhoto (if you had it). This can make it a bit confusing to deal with if you need to move things around. Thankfully, How-To Geek shows you how to change the location of the library. Read more...

Are You Buying an Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch has started shipping to early adopters in preparation for the official release this Friday, which is making us wonder: are any of you planning on buying the Apple Watch? Read more...

Healthy Meals Should Have Bigger Portions, Not Smaller Ones

Portion control is over-hyped. If you’re trying to eat healthy, small portions are probably hurting more than helping you. Does that sound backwards? Consider this: if your “healthy” meal is so small it’s more of a snack, you’re just setting yourself up for failure later in the day. Read more...

How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Pictures Shown in a Chart

Learning even just the basics of photography takes a bit of work and one of the more complex ideas is the relationship between ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. Lifehack has a graphic that helps make sense of it. Read more...

Why It's Sometimes Okay to Eat Chicken That's Pink After Cooking

You cut into your fully-cooked chicken and see pink. Panic time? Throw it back in the oven? Not necessarily. Read more...

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