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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...

Dress in Bright Clothes to Lull The Winter Blues

As the days get shorter with less sunlight, our wardrobes often shift to darker colors. Our moods often get a bit darker. Cheer up a bit and wear bright colors instead of the typical grays and blacks. Read more...

Seal Your Home for the Winter Against Outdoor Critters

When it starts getting cold outside, creepy critters want to stay warm. Mice and bugs realize your house is warmer than it is outside. Now's the time to stop them at the gates before they join you for the winter. Read more...

Start With Cold Water For Better Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are easy: boil some potatoes and mash them. Starting the process with cold water make sure the potatoes cook evenly. Read more...

Upgrade to a 240GB SSD For Just $90 Right Now

There's no need to wait for Black Friday if you want to buy an SSD for the holidays; I'm pretty confident that this is one of the best deals you're going to see for awhile. Read more...

“Ask Smithsonian” Videos Answer Scientific Questions in Plain Language

If you or your kids have always wondered about a quirky scientific question, the Smithsonian might have the answer. A series of free videos on their web site asks some of life's most interesting questions. Read more...

Top 10 Web Sites You Should Visit at Least Once a Year

Yearly checkups and other things we should do regularly—but not necessarily that often—can easily be forgotten over the other 364 days' full of events. Put these ten sites (or types of sites) on your calendar for your yearly visit, though, and you can save money, make sure your information is secure, and otherwise check if you're on track. Read more...

"Second Cousins," "Once Removed", and More Explained in Chart Form

With the holidays coming up, many of us are meeting relatives from our extended family. When they explain how they're related, some of the terms are confusing. This chart gives you an easy guide. Read more...

Avoid Accumulating "Truth Debt" by Comparing Honesty with Money

It can be easy to lie—especially when you're trying to stay out of trouble or avoid confrontation—but it can catch up with you. If you have trouble sticking to the truth, imagine each lie you tell as a charge on an imaginary truth credit card. Read more...

Cut a Rope or String without Any Tools Using Friction

If you ever need to cut through some rope or string and you don't have any tools around, you can use the strand to cut through itself with some friction and a little elbow grease. Read more...

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