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BookBub Now Alerts You When Your Favorite Author Has a Book on Sale

BookBub, the site that offers awesome daily deals on ebooks and one of your favorite book recommendation services, now lets you add and follow your favorite authors. If any of their books go up for sale at BookBub, you'll get a notification so you can snag a deal. Read more...

Noizio Plays Coffee Shop and Other Ambient Sounds to Help You Focus

Mac: There are plenty of tools to help you focus with a little ambient sound, whether it's raindrops falling, the buzz of a coffee shop, or something else. Noizio is a little different because it brings those sounds to the desktop in the form of a menubar app for your Mac. Read more...

Five Store Brands That are Better Than (or Equal to) Top Name Brands

When it comes to groceries, there's no denying that store brands are usually cheaper than the name brand goods. Here is a comparison from Consumer Reports of 10 popular grocery items and the store brands that are actually better than the more expensive name brands. Read more...

Most Popular Explainers of 2014

In between tips and how-tos, we also often do "explainers," where we break down complicated topics into simple language. Our goal is to help you understand how these difficult topics work, and show you what you can do with the knowledge. Here are our best from the past year. Read more...

Decide Whether to Book a Cruise or an All-inclusive Resort Based on Activities

If you want your next vacation experience to come with pre-planned activities and dining options built-in, consider a cruise or an all-inclusive resort. If you can't decide which one you prefer, these tips will help you choose. Read more...

This Video Debunks 10 Misconceptions About Sleep

We know that sleep is a very important part of our lives, but there are still some things that a lot of people believe that aren't necessarily true. Here's some clarification on some of the most popular misconceptions about sleepy time. Read more...

Make Perfectly Crispy Tofu with a Waffle Iron

Crispy or fried tofu has some of the best contrasting textures of any food out there. The crispy outside gives way to the soft, succulent tofu inside. Instead of deep frying or stir frying it, you can crisp it up nicely with a waffle iron. Read more...

What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up)

Working memory is like your brain's scratch pad, managing information as you go about your day. But our routine deluge of information can make us feel scatterbrained, like our working memory has too much to deal with. Here's how to tune-up your working memory and stay focused. Read more...

Become a Better Leader by Thinking like Swiss Cheese

Leadership is as much about knowing your weaknesses as it is about knowing your strengths. By knowing where your weak spots are and how to fill those gaps, you can truly become an effective leader. Read more...

"It's Good to Be Uncomfortable. You Get Comfortable Then You Stop"

Nobody really likes to be uncomfortable, but it's a necessity for creative living. As animator Mark Phillips reminds us, when you get comfortable, you stop creating new things. Read more...

EasySIMBL Customizes Your Mac with Powerful Plugins

Mac: There's plenty of software out there to customize your Mac, but EasySIMBL takes a different approach than most. Instead of an app with a bunch of options, EasySIMBL lets you install your own plugins to customize apps, OS X, and more. Read more...

What's the Best Vacuum?

You could probably stand to vacuum more, and this week we're taking your nominations for the best tool for vacuuming better. Which vacuum is the best, and which features matter the most to you? Head for the comments and tell us. Read more...

Ask an Expert: All About Year-End Money Moves

As 2014 comes to a close, it's important to get your finances is order for the new year and consider how you might be able to save a little on your taxes. Timing matters, whether you're hoping to write-off some business purchases or make charitable donations. Read more...

Use Empathy to Learn From Your Critics (And Make Them Go Away)

Criticism can be tough to handle. Instead of fueling the fire with an argument, focus on learning from your critics and using empathy to take the edge off of a critique. Read more...

Category Tabs for Google Keep Makes Organizing Your Notes Easy

Chrome: We love Google Keep, but Category Tabs for Google Keep adds color-coded categories to make it even more useful. Just install the Chrome extension and organizing your Keep notes will be easier than ever. Read more...

How to Decide Between a Single-Stage or Two-Stage Snow Blower

When your back and shoulders tell you it's time to put down the snow shovel, you listen. Here's how to decide between a single or two-stage snow blower. Read more...

Give the Gift of Awesome with Stuff We Like

Every year, we find plenty of cool things that we like because they're just plain cool. They may not fit a specific category, so this is where they end up. Here is some of the most baller stuff we like. Read more...

$30 SodaStream, Invisible HDTV Antenna, and More Deals

This SodaStream was on sale last week for $35, which was insane. Now it's down to $30. [ SodaStream Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker Starter Kit, White, $35] Read more...

A Guide to Talking With Your Hands Without Being Annoying

Some people have a natural tendency to talk with their hands. This will either come off as really passionate and expressive, or really annoying. If you talk with your hands you should know how to do so without being annoying, and this video shows you how. Read more...

Programmers: What Does It Take to Be a Developer (Other than Coding)?

Coding is the biggest focus for most aspiring developers, but the truth is it takes a lot more to be a professional in the field. So we want to know: what else does it take to be a professional developer? Read more...

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