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The Worst Spots on an Airplane If You Want to Avoid Catching a Cold

If you're flying over the holidays, you might be concerned about catching something from your fellow passengers. Planes do tend to have plenty of germ hot spots, but you can protect yourself with some basic health tactics. Read more...

The Tax Benefits of College 529 Savings Plans, Compared by State

Saving for college in a 529 plan offers state tax benefits and other perks—but they vary widely by state. When deciding on a 529 plan, you should consider the potential tax benefits as well as the investment options and fees for any giving plan. Read more...

What Apps Do You Have Push Notifications Enabled For?

Push notifications are a bit evil and they tend to distract us while also killing the battery on our mobile devices. So, we want to hear it, what apps are worth having push notifications enabled for? Read more...

Today's Early Black Friday Deals Include Smart Watches, GoPros, & More

While new GoPro models have been released, the Hero3+ Silver has stuck around to fill the $300 price bracket of the lineup. Today, not only is Best Buy taking $50 off, they're also throwing in a 16GB memory card and an LCD BacPac for free. Read more...

Grellin Ranks Restaurants by Healthiest Foods, Tells You What to Order

Some restaurants and casual/fast food chains offer plenty of healthy options; others, not so much. If you're planning on eating out, check out this list of the healthiest restaurants and the best things to order from them. Read more...

?Make a "Swedish Torch" Campfire with a Single Log

For a self-contained outdoor fire with built-in cooking posts, the Swedish torch can't be beat. All you need is one log and a chainsaw. Read more...

?Use One Lunch Hour to Network Instead of Your Usual Routine

Many of us take lunch breaks with friends, or whoever we get along with best in the office. If you're still working your way up in your career, dedicate that time to initiating and developing new professional relationships instead. Read more...

How to Cope When a Loved One Commits Suicide

It's never an easy thing to lose a loved one. When someone takes their own life, however, it can present its own set of challenges. Here, we'll discuss how to cope with this particularly difficult type of loss. Read more...

Facebook Launches Privacy Basics to Help You Learn How It Uses Your Data

Facebook has announced that it plans to update its terms of use and privacy policies at the start of next year. Coinciding with this change, the company has introduced Privacy Basics to help you understand how to stay private on the site and how Facebook uses your data. Read more...

Unclutterer’s 2014 Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Technology gifts

It used to be that I’d ask if you have a techie on your holiday shopping list before beginning a gift-giving post like this, but the truth is, almost everyone is a techie these days with devices, gadgets, and gizmos as part of our everyday lives. Show More Summary

Make Deep-Fried Spring Rolls with Sandwich Bread

Sometimes you have to make do with what's in your pantry, especially if you're making something with unusual ingredients like spring rolls. This video from Food+Wine shows you how to use sandwich bread to make spring roll wrappers. Read more...

Watch for Pay Period Leap Year in 2015 if You Get Paid Bi-Weekly

We all know how leap years add an extra day to the year every four years. If you're paid biweekly, you may end up with a 27th paycheck in the year for similar reasons. So check with your payroll department. Read more...

Cook a Whole Turkey in a Slow Cooker

If you're not cooking for a crowd, or you'd like a little turkey on a night that isn't a holiday dinner, America's Test Kitchen has an interesting method to try: Use your slow cooker. You'll moist meat, a thick, savory gravy, and if you do it right, you can even have that crispy skin. Here's how. Read more...

Successful Hagglers’ Most-Used Tactic: Threaten to Check Rival Prices

If you're willing to haggle, you can find some great bargains. But some haggling tactics are more effective than others. Consumer Reports surveyed consumers about their in-store negotiating tactics to find out which ones worked best. Read more...

Add Personal, Healthy To-Dos to Your List to Take Care Of Yourself First

It's not uncommon for our to-do lists to get cluttered with things that other people need from us. It's easy to forget to take care of ourselves first. This tip is simple: Make sure your to-dos include things that are good for and focused on you—then make sure you check them off. Read more...

The Fastest Way to Shine Your Shoes

Shining a pair of dress shoes isn't difficult, but you do have to have the right tools and know what you're doing if you want to end up with a good-looking shine. This quick video from I Am Alpha M shows you how to get a great shine in five minutes flat, no matter what kind of shoes you wear. Read more...

The Best Last-Minute Tips for Saving Your Turkey

Prepping and roasting an entire turkey can be a heck of an ordeal, especially if you mess up. If you forgot to thaw your bird, are short on cooking time, or missing some tools, here's some tips to save the day. Read more...

How to Stay Organized (Mini Series)

Today I’m kicking off a mini series about staying organized. (And the crowd goes wild.) Okay, not really. The crowd is just mildly interested, and it makes sense. When it comes to organizing topics, staying organized […] The post How to Stay Organized (Mini Series) appeared first on simplify 101.

Hands-On: What Does A $299 Electric Toothbrush Feel Like?

The Oral B Black 7000 is a high-end electric toothbrush designed by Braun that retails for nearly $300 — toothpaste not included. Boasting up to 48,800 rotations per minute (RPM), it promises to remove double the plaque of a manual toothbrush. But is it any better than a $20 electric toothbrush? More »      

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