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Keep Your Bike's Serial Number Handy In Case of Theft

Everyone knows a car has its own unique identification serial. Fewer might know that bicycles have them too. Before you take yours out, write down the serial number and keep it somewhere safe in case yours gets stolen. Read more...

Decide on "One Question" to Ask Before Making Any Work Decision

Struggling with decision fatigue can zap your willpower, but one way to make sure you're always working towards your goals it to keep a solid "first question" in mind for every choice you face. Read more...

Common Money Fears and How to Get Over Them

If you're caught up in the nocturnal money worries cycle, there is hope—for both your sleep and finances. We pinpointed six of the most common financial fears that plague our slumber, and then tapped a psychologist and CFP to help us delve into what's really behind those worries—and how to conquer them. Read more...

Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee with These Brewing Ratio Charts

The ratio of coffee to water is key to making a great cup of joe. The Black Bear Micro Roastery has made a chart for easy reference, showing you the right amount of water to use with your freshly-ground coffee. Read more...

Answer Each Interview Question by Connecting Your Skills with the Job

When you finish answering a question in an interview, sum up how your skills or experience in that aspect would benefit the company. It helps you seem like a great fit and avoids the awkward pause between questions. Read more...

What to Buy (and Not Buy) at Target, According to Consumer Reports

Target's low prices will save you money, especially if you know markdown schedules. Consumer Reports tested several items at the retail giant and came up with a list of what to purchase or avoid. Read more...

“Drop the E” to Take Quicker Handwritten Notes

When you are in a meeting or in class, writing by hand leads to more effective learning. It's just so darn slow. If you skip the letter "e" when writing, you'll write faster. Read more...

Find the Balance Between Being Private and Friendly at Work

When you work with others, you're always trying to find that balance of connection and separation. You need your own personal mental space, but you also don't want to appear anti-social. A recent article helps you find that "sweet spot" between the two. Read more...

Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

How can I split a coax cable before it goes to my cable modem? Where can I find instructions for a DIY audio video portable player like an iPod? How can I fix the wireless settings on my Windows 7 computer? Where can I find some local geocaches ? How can I setup a VPN to work with only certain IP addresses? Where can I find a good mini- pc that lets me run MAME? Read more...

Know the Tax Differences Between a Home Repair and Home Improvement

We homeowners love all the tax breaks the IRS gives us. When we make improvements to our home, we can use those expenses to offset some taxes when selling. Home repairs, unlike improvements, aren't deductible at time of sale though. Here's a quick way to know which costs you can deduct. Read more...

Check Your Insurance to See if They Cover Rented Appliances

If you can't get together the funds for a new appliance, you can always rent one. Renting is expensive compared to buying, but sometimes you need that stove for just a few weeks. You'll want to check if it's covered by your insurance, though, before it's too late. Read more...

Use the “Two Note Strategy” to Plan and Reflect on Your Day

Many of us have a list of affirmations to start the day or check how our day went. Use some post-it notes to make sure you do both. Read more...

Five Best iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Cases

If you've recently picked up a shiny new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you probably want something to protect it from drops and falls, or scratches and dings. There are tons of cases available, from the super-expensive to the slim and cheap. This week we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations and votes. Read more...

Include Testimonials on Your Resume Instead of References

We've told you to skip "references upon request" on your resume, but you still want others to sing your praise. Including testimonials on your resume lets you get the point across that you're awesome. Read more...

The Cars People Complained About Most in 2014

All cars have trouble, but some are definitely worse than others. The Center for Auto Safety calculated the cars people complain about the most, so you might want to steer clear of them, so to speak. Read more...

Discover Your “Gateway Vegetable” to Start Eating Healthier

Healthy eating and weight loss requires vegetables. There's no way around it. Some of us though would rather fill our plates with meat and bread. If you discover a "gateway vegetable" you'll start eating them more often. Read more.....

MyNoise Customizes Background Noise to Your Hearing

iOS/Web: Not everyone likes a quiet workspace. Some of us prefer to have a little background noise. We've covered many online noise generators in the past, but MyNoise is different: it calibrates background noise based on your hearing range and listening devices. Read more...

The Free Health Screenings You Can Get Through the ACA

The Affordable Care Act (aka the ACA, aka "Obamacare") doesn't just let more people buy health insurance. The ACA gives everyone certain health screenings at no charge and without a deductible. Read more...

Use Sealed Wood or Metal Bookshelves to Protect Your Book Collection

For those of us who still own dead tree books, storing them properly is more challenging than it sounds. Sure, you could buy cheap bookshelves, but long-term storage and preservation requires the right type of materials Read more...

Top Class Actions Tells You When Companies Owe You Money

If you're a consumer, odds are you can get money back as part of many class action lawsuits (like this week's big Red Bull suit ). Top Class Actions lists current settlements so you can see what you might be eligible for. Read more....

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