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Learn How to Master Google Forms With This Handy Visual Guide

Google Forms is one of the easiest ways to gather data for your spreadsheets in Google Sheets. If you’re not familiar with its ins and outs, this visual guide shows you what you need to know to get started. Read more...

Three Ways to Check If the Pokémon Go Servers Are Down

Pokémon Go has had some serious growing pains since its launch, but not every connection problem is due to overloaded servers or maintenance. These sources will let you know if your connection problems are on your end or theirs, and help you avoid wasting your time. Read more...

How to Gracefully Recover From a Major Mistake at Work

Several years ago, I had a co-worker—we’ll call her Jane—who was assigned to work with our SVP’s office on a high-profile event. The project (and the staff, for that matter) was pretty rough, and Jane would often come to the rest of us at the end of a stressful day to air her woes of angry emails, unreasonable demands, and generally difficult people. Read more...

Google Maps Debuts a Clean New Look and "Areas of Interest" Feature

In their latest update, Google Maps is making it easier for you to find your way around, and spot areas nearby that have fun things to do. Read more...

Disable the Trash Can and Screenshot Sound Effects on Mac

For most of us, the little sound effects a Mac makes aren’t particularly useful. The trash can sound and screenshot sound in particular don’t serve much purpose. How-To Geek reminds us that you can disable those sound effects. Read more...

What to Look For to Tell If a Medical GoFundMe Is a Scam

If tragedy hits someone you know, and a friend sets up a crowdfunding page to help them out with medical bills or other expenses, it’s natural to want to donate a few bucks. But some of these pages are scams—even if the tragedy is real, and happened to someone you know. Read more...

Ask an Expert: All About Buying Your First Home

For many people buying a home is a life goal, and the proverbial picket fence is also a major financial decision. How do you know if you’re ready to buy? What financial moves should you make in advance? What are housing prices looking like this year, anyway? Read more...

HyperTerm Is a Fully Customizable Terminal Emulator for Mac

Mac: You have a ton of excellent Terminal emulators on Mac , but if you’re looking for something that works a little differently than the rest, HyperTerm is worth a look. Read more...

Build a DIY Weather Forecast Display With a Raspberry Pi and a LED Matrix

Weather displays are a fun project that also happen to be pretty useful. Over on Instructables, DIYer AughtNaughtZero shows how to build a display that’ll spell out the forecast for you each day. Read more...

Aziz Ansari's Tip for Spending Less Time Poking Around On the Internet

There’s nothing wrong with surfing the web, but too much of it can end up killing your productivity. Aziz Ansari, actor, comedian, and co-author of Modern Romance, has a mental trick that can help you close those browser tabs and get back to work. Read more...

Why Cats Love Boxes, Great Morning Podcasts, and a Sausage-Grilling Robot

In this week’s Brain Buffet, we get to the bottom of why cats love to curl up in boxes or other small spaces, show off a vending machine that dispenses books, look at some podcasts to start your day, and much more. Read more...

The Simple Handshake Mistakes You Should Avoid at Your Next Interview

Giving a firm, solid handshake isn’t difficult exactly, but ask anyone who meets job candidates or just talks to new people with any regularity, and you’ll hear some awkward handshake horror stories. This video from ZipRecruiter outlines some of the worst offenders, and a simple way to get it right. Read more...

Protect Delicate Dresses When You Travel by Packing Them in Tissue Paper

Dresses with delicate embellishments like sequins, beading, or lace need extra care when being transported, but carrying a garment bag in addition to your luggage is a pain. Use tissue paper to protect your dress so you can pack it in your suitcase. Read more...

Add Maple Syrup to Your Cold Brew for Rich Flavor and Mellow Sweetness

Due to its unwillingness to dissolve in cold liquids, table sugar is the enemy of iced coffee. You could whip up a simple syrup, or you could reach for something that’s most likely already in your fridge: maple syrup. Read more...

All the Awesome Announcements You Might've Missed at SDCC This Weekend

San Diego Comic-Con wrapped up this weekend and man did we get a ton of awesome teases. Here are just some of the biggest trailers and glimpses we got from this awesome con . Read more...

Watch How People Treat Strangers to Weed Out the Jerks In Your Life

The problem with jerks is they don’t always reveal themselves until you’re already working with them too closely to cut ties. To avoid getting into a sticky situation, watch how the people you meet treat strangers. Read more...

Google Maps Gives You a Wi-Fi Only Option, Warns You About Mass Transit Delays

In the near future (or now, if you’re lucky) Google Maps will be able to let you know when there’s a major slowdown on your local public transit. You can also force Google Maps to only use data when you have Wi-Fi. Read more...

This Netflix Recommendation Bot Is Surprisingly Accurate, When You're Specific

Chatbots are all the rage, and run the gamut from useless to truly interesting. “And Chill” falls into the interesting category. Simply send it a note via Facebook Messenger and ask it what to watch on Netflix. It churns for a bit, and can turn out surprisingly good results—as long as you’re clear about what you want. Read more...

Who's Speaking at the Democratic National Convention and How to Watch Live

Last Thursday, the Republicans wrapped up their convention in Ohio, and now it’s time for the Democrats to take the stage in Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention (DNC) will take place from July 25-28. Here’s who’s speaking and how to catch the whole thing live. Read more...

The Easiest Way to Make Your Own Ricotta Cheese at Home

The creamy texture of ricotta cheese makes it perfect for lasagna, flavorful toast, and even dips. Here’s a super simple way to make it at home with ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. Read more...

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