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LibreOffice Updates, Doesn't Look Like Crap Anymore

Windows/Mac/Linux: LibreOffice, has always been powerful enough to stand up against Microsoft Office, but it's also been a bit ugly and clunky to use. Today, they rolled out an update the overhauls the UI and makes it a lot more useable. Read more...

The Truth About Exercising While Pregnant: It's Okay to Work Hard

Sometimes it seems the only exercise options for pregnant women are easy swimming, gentle yoga, and walking carefully in a field of pillows. But if you're not satisfied with those, you're in luck: many activities are safer in pregnancy than bystanders and even your doctor may realize. Read more...

Imgur Can Now Convert Videos to GIFV (the Higher Quality GIF Format)

All the cool kids are making and sharing animated GIFs these days. Imgur just made it easier to get in on the action, by turning video links into GIFs (or, more technically, in Imgur's optimized GIFV format ). Read more...

When Getting Organized, Avoid This

As you might know, I’m a runner. It’s a great sport because you can do it just about anywhere and it requires very little equipment. Yet, the right equipment can make all the difference in the […] The post When Getting Organized, Avoid This appeared first on simplify 101.

How Business Credit Cards Affect Your Credit Score

A business credit card, whether your employer gives you one or you apply for one yourself, can impact your credit score, as you might imagine. But only negatively. Read more...

Dust-Proof Your Home With a DIY Fabric Softener and Water Solution

We already know that dryer sheets can help repel dust. But for a cheap, more versatile solution, use a DIY fabric softener solution and just spray. Read more...

Enhancement or Gimmick? Your TV's Advanced Picture Settings, Explained

HDTVs come with all kinds of advanced settings designed to "improve" the picture, but most of them are just marketing gimmicks. In fact, your picture will actually look better with some of them off. Here are some of the settings you'll find in the advanced menu, and what you should do with them. Read more...

$50 Dashcam, Long Lightning Cable, Cheap Flash Storage, and More Deals

If there's one thing we've learned from Jalopnik, it's that you should really have a dashcam in your car. [Esky 2.4-inch Full HD H.264 1080P Car Vehicle DVR, $50 with code CARDVR06 ] Read more...

What Kind of Spending Makes You Happiest?

You don't need money to be happy. But studies do show that spending your money on certain things can make you feel satisfied. So how exactly does your spending affect your happiness? Read more...

A Gradual Approach to Healthy Eating

By Leo Babauta A lot of us have tried various diets over the years, with little success. I remember trying about half a dozen different diets when I was trying to lose weight, and none of them stuck for more than a few weeks. Why is that? A few reasons: You’re trying to change a […]

Joinery 101: Cut Dado Joints of Any Size with an Adjustable Jig

Dado joints have been used for centuries to build cabinets and bookshelves. Add this joint to your woodworking repertoire using a shop-made jig and router. With this setup you'll perform precision cuts at varying widths every time. Read more...

Start From Nothing and Add Back In For More Effective Decluttering

It's a great feeling to get rid of things you no longer need or use. But it can be hard to decide what to lose and what to keep. For more effective decluttering, don't take stuff out—add it back in. Read more...

The Best Meal Kit Services: Blue Apron vs. Hello Fresh vs. Plated

Meal subscription services like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Plated deliver fresh ingredients to your door each week, saving you the time and hassle of meal planning and grocery shopping. But are they worth it? Here's a look at how these services work and compare to each other. Read more...

Walking the Te Araroa Trail : Kylie Lang’s Quest

"I am a New Zealander who until recently led a pretty standard life as a coordinator of an online sports mentoring program. A few years ago, I got it into my head to walk the length of New Zealand—all 3058 kilometers of it"

What Should I Charge? How to Justify Your Freelance Rates

Your clients don't pay you for what you make, they pay you for results—a subtle difference that can help you dramatically increase what you charge.

Mainichi Teaches You Japanese with Every New Chrome Tab

Chrome/Web: Learning another language can be difficult if you don't immerse yourself in it every day. Mainichi is a Chrome new tab replacement and webapp that teaches you (and reminds you of) everyday Japanese words. Read more...

Mise en place beyond the kitchen

How can the concept of mise en place be extended beyond the kitchen? Post written by Jeri Dansky Let Unclutterer help you get your home or office organized. Subscribe to our helpful product shipments from Quarterly today. The post Mise en place beyond the kitchen appeared first on Unclutterer.

Squeeze Citrus Over a Grater to Catch Seeds

Citrus juice adds fresh flavors to any dish, but keeping the seeds out of your food can be a challenge. Squeeze the citrus over a grater to catch the seeds while still getting the delicious juice. Read more...

Gawker Comcast Plays Cool Prank on Customer Who Tried to Cancel Her Cable | Jalopnik Nick Offerman E

Gawker Comcast Plays Cool Prank on Customer Who Tried to Cancel Her Cable | Jalopnik Nick Offerman Explains Why NASCAR Rules | Jezebel Report: Picky Woman Who Refused to Settle Has Found True Love | Kotaku Why Vending Machines Are So Popular in Japan Read more...

StillOpen Checks If Your Favorite Store or Restaurant Is Still Open

If you've ever gotten the craving for a late night snack and had the misfortune of an empty pantry, you might understand the very real struggle to find food. StillOpen is a webapp that checks store hours so you can quickly find out which restaurants are—well—still open. Read more...

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