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Compile a Bare-Bones Budget Alongside Your Normal One

Budgets tend to allot cash for everything that we spend in a month. While a zero-sum budget is fantastic, it also helps to create a bare bones budget at the same time. You can then compare between the two. Read more...

Construction Calculators: To Use or Not to Use?

A construction calculator has specific functions that allow you to more easily do construction-related calculations. Some people swear by them, and others paid a lot of attention in fifth-grade geometry and don't need them. What do you think? Read more...

This Video Helps You Choose The Best Mixing Bowls for Your Kitchen

You might think that there's nothing special about mixing bowls. America's Test Kitchen would beg to differ, and in this video they explain what you should look for—and what you should avoid—when buying good mixing bowls for your kitchen. Read more...

Turn a Shelf into a Clothes Hanging Rack with PVC Pipe

If you have an ordinary shelf in your bedroom or closet and want it to pull double-duty as one you can hang clothes from, a little PVC piping is all it takes to do the job. The folks from The Family Handyman show us how it's done. Read more...

The Best Ways to Make Healthy Food Taste Better

There's a reason why eating vegetables is a chore while no one complains about scarfing down ice cream: taste. While there are plenty of healthy (and cheap) recipes out there, sometimes your taste buds still need a boost. Here are some of the best ways to make the tough stuff go down easier without ruining your diet. Read more...

The Brights Home Screen

If you use the space on your phone properly, you can get by with just one home screen. That's what My Color Screen user duotoned was going for with this look that puts everything you need on one screen Read more...

Make a Simple Bottle Opener with a Standard Construction Nail

There are a lot of ways to open a bottle, but this simple method of hammering a nail into some wood is one of the easiest. Read more...

Learn More Efficiently by Planning to Teach What You're Studying

Learning is all about retaining knowledge so it can be accessed later on. You can only teach something when you've retained information the most efficient way for your brain to recall it, so learning something new as if you were planning to teach it could be one of the best ways to learn. Read more...

Mark Page Line Edges to Organize Your Paper Notebook

There's a ton of fantastic note-taking apps and services out there, but I must admit, I'm more of a pen and paper kind of guy. This trick to organizing your paper notebook is simple, efficient, and only requires your writing utensil. Read more...

How to Avoid Being a Human Bottleneck at Work

No one wants to be in the way of others. Sometimes you might not even realize that you're causing a problem when you're busy at work, focused on your own project. But if you take special care to communicate clearly, you won't become a human bottleneck. Read more...

Clear Unwanted Contacts from the iOS Recent List for Quicker Messaging

iOS makes it super easy to quickly find a friend on your contacts list when you're text messaging. Just start typing their name, select it when it pops up, and you're good to go. Unfortunately, over time, that contact list gets a little cluttered. The Sweet Setup shows how to clean it up. Read more...

Use Evernote's Web Clipper to Save Entire Gmail Threads

Evernote's Web Clipper extension is great for saving anything you want from the web, and as Finer Things in Tech points out, it can also save entire message threads from Gmail. Read more...

Use GeekTool to Track When Someone's Spying on Your Computer

Worried that someone's remotely spying on your Mac? Blogger Jacob Salmela shares a tip for monitoring VNC and SSH ports using GeekTool so you're alerted if someone tries to peek in. Read more...

AutoTempest Updates with More Ways to Find Used Cars Online

AutoTempest is a handy site that searches for your ideal (used) car on multiple sites. Since talking about it a while ago, however, the site has gotten a complete overhaul and is even more useful. Read more...

This Infographic Breaks Down the Most Common Travel Scams by Country

Keeping yourself, your money, and your possessions safe during travel is important, but can sometimes be difficult due to scams. This can be especially daunting when you stick out as a tourist, making you an easy mark to spot for local tricksters. Read more...

The Services You Can Save Money on at Costco (Outside of the Store)

Sure, you can save a great deal of money at Costco when shopping at the warehouse (even if you're not a member ). Don't forget you can also save a ton with Costco's services. Read more...

Grab Over 40 Free Photography eBooks and Improve Your Camera Skills

Professional photographers and casual photo snappers will both likely find a new free book of interest in this collection of photography eBooks. Read more...

What to Do If You're Falling Behind on Car Loan Payments

For many, car ownership is a necessary burden, and if you're treading water financially, it can be tough to keep up with your car payments. Here are your options when you're struggling to pay. Read more...

Charge Everything on the Road, Ditch Your Headphone Cable [Deals]

You can keep everyone charged up and happy on long road trips with this three-port, 32W USB car charger. It's a newly-released item, but promo code FB9WX7J8 knocks the price down under $13. [Bolse 3-Port 32W USB Car Charger, $13 with promo code FB9WX7J8] Read more...

Stop Trying to Please Everyone or Chasing Impossible Goals

We're used to being told "you can do it", "never give up", and "you can do whatever you want to do". But there are limits. If you spend time chasing impossible goals, you are just wasting energy that could be used more productively. Read more...

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