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Ease into "Deliberate Learning" with the Five Hour Rule

Deliberate learning, when you set aside time and effort specifically to learn, helps you make progress mastering a new skill because you’ve dedicated time to thinking and reflecting. But finding the time can be tough, so use the five hour rule, where you set aside five hours a week to better yourself, to ease into it. Read more...

Make Amazing Homemade Pretzels With Baked Soda

Old-fashioned pretzels get their distinct flavor and color from lye, a super alkali (basic) substance that might be a little intimidating for home use. Luckily, you don’t have to use the super caustic stuff to make a better pretzel, you just need to bake some baking soda. Read more...

The Earth Awaits Builds a Custom Budget Based on Your City

Your dollar goes further in certain cities, depending on the cost of housing and the cost of living in general. If you’re unfamiliar with an area, you may not know how to budget your life accordingly. The Earth Awaits helps build a custom budget specific to cities all over the world. Read more...

Ripen Fruit Faster By Putting It In a Paper Bag

You’ve got a lovely pair of avocados on the counter, but they’re not quite ripe yet. If you want to make them (or most fruit) ripen faster, put them in a loosely sealed paper bag. Read more...

Palettab Shows You New Font and Color Pairings Every Time You Open a New Tab

Chrome: One of the best things you can do as a designer is get input from other sources to inspire you . Palettab helps by showing you a new color and font pairing every time you open a new tab in Chrome. Read more...

Speedify 4.0 Can Use Wi-Fi and Cellular Data At the Same Time, Needs No Account

Speedify is a handy way to combine multiple internet connections into one mega pipe . Now, it’s getting even better. In 4.0, you can send redundant data over multiple connections, and even get started without an account. Read more.....

Will it Sous Vide?: Wonderful Squid

Hello, and welcome back to another episode of Will it Sous Vide?, the weekly column where you tell me what to cook with my Anova. Last Monday , we pulled together as a group and elected a succulent seafood. Read more...

The Autumn Acoustics Playlist

It’s the first day of fall. The leaves are about to turn brown and your lawn will soon be littered with pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween costumes. Now’s the perfect time for this playlist of acoustic autumn songs. Read more...

Spray and Scrub Your Disgusting Screens with AM Lab Products

You probably have a pile of included-with-product microfiber cloths that have never been used. AM Lab is different. Read more...

De-Stink Your Fridge for Good With This Deep Cleaning Regimen

Refrigerators can start smelling pretty funky after a few years of use. If you want to rid your fridge and freezer of lingering smells once and for all, this deep cleaning regimen will get the job done. Read more...

Remains of the Day: Apple's New Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus Now Available in Beta

Apple’s much-touted Portrait mode, exclusive to the iPhone 7 Plus, is now available to try in the public beta of iOS 10.1. The mode adds an artificial depth-of-field blur that makes photos look almost like they were taken with a high-end camera. Almost. That and more in today’s news. Read more...

A Nice Grinder Is the Single Best Way to Improve Your Coffee at Home

There are a lot of easy ways you can improve your coffee game , but if you can only do one thing, the experts recommend you spring for a decent coffee grinder. Read more...

Fight Off Stress and Burnout by Mentally Planning for Work On Your Commutes

Long commutes might seem like the perfect time to relax and indulge in a pleasurable activity like reading a book, listening to music or podcasts, or even taking a nap, but you’re actually better off thinking about work. A recent study suggests you can make your transit time more bearable and lower your stress levels if you do. Read more...

The Google Play Store Is Now Included in Chrome OS and Gives You Access Android Apps On Your Chromebook

The Chrome OS version that packs in the Google Play Store has left beta and is now officially on Chromebooks. The new feature allows you to load up any Android app you want on your Chromebook . Read more...

TunnelBear Cleans Up Its Interface, Improves Connection Speeds, and Adds New Security Features

Windows/Mac: TunnelBear is one of the best VPN services around , but the faux-retro wood aesthetic always put it in the ugly bin. Today, they’ve updated their apps so they look and work a bit better. Read more...

The Windows Laptop to Beat Now Has an Unbeatable Refurb Deal

If you threw my MacBook Pro into a volcano and threatened to do the same to me unless I chose a Windows laptop to replace it, I’d absolutely choose the Dell XPS 13. Read more...

Put the Knife Away, Use the Ground to Crack Monster Squash

By “use the ground,” we mean drop it on the ground. Seriously: Cook’s Illustrated pointed out that, as long as you don’t need pretty, perfect slices, your best bet for that thick-skinned monster squash you’re planning to cook is a thick plastic bag, and a trip outside. Wrap it up, drop it down, and you’re good to go. Read more...

500 Million Yahoo Accounts Hacked, Change Your Passwords Now

Yahoo has confirmed that information from at least 500 million user accounts was stolen in 2014. While the information was leaked earlier today, it’s worse than we initially thought. If you have a Yahoo account, it’s time to change your password. Read more...

When It Makes Sense to Talk to a Financial Advisor

Most of us consider the services of a financial advisor a luxury reserved for only the wealthiest, for people with money that they need help managing, which well, is no one who knows it all comes in and all goes back out with the bills. But there are times even you or I should seek one out. Read more...

Get Stress-Free Time With Friends by Hosting a "Crappy Dinner Party"

Dinner parties are a great way to gather your friends for a little quality time, but planning dinner parties can be a real source of stress. To cut down on anxiety but still break bread with your besties, consider what The Kitchn calls a “crappy dinner party.” Read more...

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