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The Best Ways to Waste Time Productively

Sometimes you need to take a break from work, but you don't want to just waste time doing nothing at all. Productive procrastination is a great inbetween, so we're putting together a list of what types of activities work best. Read more...

The Road to Redemption Desktop

Reader Amitabh put together this good-looking Linux desktop with a few simple add-ons for his system, and the end result offers just a few useful widgets and plenty of room to work, not to mention a personalized experience. Here's how he set it up. Read more...

Quickly Open a USB Drive in Windows with a Keyboard Shortcut

If you need quick access to files on a USB flash drive regularly—or use an application located on one—you can create a keyboard shortcut to save yourself some time. Read more...

Make an Easy Peel Away Wrapper for Your Sandwich with Paper Towels

If you don't want to use a plastic container or sandwich baggies, this method of folding two paper towels around your sandwich both protects and gives no-mess eating access. Read more...

Why You Should Get the Big Things Done First

It's common to reach the end of the day and realize you've hardly accomplished anything. This object demonstration shows why you should tackle the big tasks first thing in the morning. Read more...

Six Rookie Portfolio Mistakes Even Seasoned Investors Make

Even if you've held a brokerage account for decades or have made it a point to stay up-to-date on your daily stock market news, one thing is clear: there's only one Warren Buffett —and you're not him. And that's okay. There are lessons we could all stand to learn. Read more...

This Chart Demystifies Which Cooking Oils Are Best for What

You have a lot of options for cooking oils. Some are better at certain temperatures, others are best with certain types of food. The folks over at MyFitnessPal have created a chart that helps you pick which oils are best for what kind of cooking you want to do. Read more...

Menu Eclipse 2 Dims Your Mac's Menu Bar to Help You Focus

Mac: Sometimes, you just need help focusing on work and the menu bar can get in the way of that. Menu Eclipse 2 dims your menu bar so you can concentrate on work. Read more...

Amazon's Used Textbooks Are Consistently Cheaper Than Other Retailers

College textbooks are prohibitively expensive sometimes, but according to Consumer Reports, if you want the cheapest prices, Amazon tends to be the best reality for the job. Read more...

Make Tastier Fried Chicken in a Cast Iron Skillet

When you think about making fried chicken, you probably imagine using a deep fryer or Dutch oven to submerge the chicken pieces in hot oil. A better method, which uses less oil, is to use a large cast iron skillet for frying instead. Read more...

Expand Your Study Abroad Options with Non-University Programs

Not all colleges have study abroad programs, or they have very limited offerings. In order to try and find the program that has what you're looking for, try a non-university affiliated program. Read more...

Learn Ruby with This Collection of 29 Great Online Courses and Tools

Many popular dynamic web apps (Hulu, GitHub, and Basecamp, to name a few) are built using the Ruby on Rails framework. If you'd like to dive into Ruby on Rails, here are some of the best online courses, tools, and other resources for you to bookmark. Read more...

Chrome's Faster, More Stable 64-Bit Builds Now Available on Windows

A few months ago, Chrome released 64-bit builds for Windows in its Dev and Canary channels. The newest version of Chrome brings these to the stable channel for all to enjoy. Read more...

Focus on Mini Habits to Accomplish Big, Difficult Goals

We often find ourselves setting out to accomplish big goals that involve big changes in habit. Pick the Brain recommends building mini habits to work your way up instead of overloading to burn yourself out. Read more...

How to Turn Gmail Into Your Central Productivity Hub

Most of us use Gmail as our main email service, but it's so much more. Gmail can act as your to-do list, your notes board, your reminders, your list maker, and all the other things you need to be productive. Read more...

Cheaper Gift Cards, $160 GoPro, 4K Monitor with a Free SSD [Deals]

We usually have a gift card deal or two to report on every day, but eBay has a nice roundup going on with deals from 8 popular stores and services. Some of the best include $100 at StubHub for $85, a year of PlayStation+ for $40, a $50 Jiffy Lube card for $40, and 30% off Skype credit. [Gift Card Sale] Read more...

BitTorrent Sync Updates Interface, Now Makes Sharing Easier

Bittorrent Sync may not be the perfect Dropbox replacement, but it is pretty great. Today it got a lot better. In addition to a new interface, users can now share quick links to your folders with anyone. Read more...

Instagram Releases Hyperlapse, Creates Dead-Simple Time Lapse Videos

iOS: Time lapse videos are great, but they can be hard to make. Not only are they time consuming, but you need to stabilize your camera and stitch photos into a video. Hyperlapse simplifies the whole process. Read more...

Stop Leaving Tasks Half-Finished with the "One-Touch Rule"

Disorganization can waste a lot of time (and cause a lot of stress). Productivity consultant Ann Gomez suggests adopting the "one-touch rule": process that task the first time you touch it. Read more...

How to Get Useful Buying Information From Tech Rumors

Next week, Samsung, Motorola, and Apple are all dropping new products. You might have seen a ton of contradictory rumors all around the internet, most of which are probably false. Here's how to actually use tech rumors to make better purchasing decisions. Read more...

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