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This beautiful desktop comes to us from Flickr user ImminentFate, who clearly wanted something dynamic and interesting, but still simple to set up. Here’s how he set it all up.Read more...

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Mastering the grill means being able to use it to cook more than meat and kabobs. Get creative and throw some fruit on there, too. The heat will caramelize the natural sugars and enhance the flavor.Read more...

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posted about 8 hours ago on lifehacker
For many people, procrastination isn’t about being lazy, it’s about feeling uncomfortable with some aspect of the task at hand. Whatever the cause may be, it’s better to face your discomfort head on with a little honesty.Read more...

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Nostalgia can make you feel lost in the past, but it can also be a secret weapon for fueling your creativity. If you feel like you’re stuck in a creative rut, a tour down memory lane might open your mind to new ideas.Read more...

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posted about 9 hours ago on lifehacker
Deadspin Incoming Baseball Scares The Bejesus Out Of Manchester City’s Joe Hart | Gizmodo Photos of India’s Deadly, Street-Melting Heat Wave | io9 I Fooled Millions Into Thinking Chocolate Helps Weight Loss. Here’s How. | Jezebel It’s Easy to Defend a Molester If You Value Godliness Over Consent | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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In the summer of 2007, my wife and I purchased our first home. As a first-time home buyer, I knew we needed to spend a considerable amount of time researching our purchase. So that’s exactly what we did–we read as much as we could, educated ourselves on the local real estate market, and explored every aspect of the home buying process. But even then, we still made a few rookie mistakes.Read more...

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Some meetings can be a complete waste of time , especially when you know your presence isn’t essential. Here is a non-confrontational way to try and get out of those meetings so you can get back to your work.Read more...

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“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. [io9 ]Read more...

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Hazel is already great way to automate cleaning up your Mac and it’s also great for photo organization. Blogger Jacob Salmela shares a script to sort photos you upload to Dropbox into location-based directories.Read more...

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Tap water in the US is generally safe, but in certain areas it can have a funky taste. Tap water can also contain traces of pesticides, VOCs, lead, and dirt, all of which you don’t want to ingest no matter how small the amount. Install an under the sink water filter to improve your water’s taste and remove many of the impurities.Read more...

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posted about 11 hours ago on lifehacker
When you look at your yoga instructor (or that super talented person in the front row), you may realize your pose doesn’t look quite the same as theirs. But you don’t want to imitate others exactly. In fact, doing so can be detrimental to you.Read more...

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You probably already know that a touch screen laptop is more expensive than the non-touch version. But there are other, non-monetary premiums you have to pay for the touch capability, including a bigger drain on your battery.Read more...

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posted about 12 hours ago on lifehacker
The most basic rules of personal finance are pretty simple and constant . Yet it’s really hard for us to save more than we spend, and the reason may be because we lack a “why.”Read more...

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We’ve seen a handful of deals lately on your favorite rechargeable batteries , but if you haven’t begun collecting them yet, the Eneloop Power Pack is the best place to start.Read more...

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It’s called “Screentendo”. It’s a desktop application built by Aaron Randall, and it allows you to turn a selection of the screen to something similar to a playable level of Super Mario Bros. [Kotaku ]Read more...

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Knowing when to put the food on the grill and when to wait or turn down the heat makes all the difference between a perfectly cooked burger and the under-cooked or hockey puck kind. Here’s a quick test to get the timing right.Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on lifehacker
When you can’t afford an apartment alone, you’ll have to share that precious space with a roommate—or roommates. Sometimes this works out wonderfully and you become best friends with these Craigslist strangers, but more often than not, it’s just a polite residential relationship with people you barely know (or at the very least, aren’t super close with). But despite most people’s dreams of living with their best friend, that’s okay! You don’t need to be perfect buddies with your roommates to keep a happy household.Read more...

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Foursquare is like a community of insiders. They’ll tell you how to get free Wi-Fi at airports and local spots , and they’ll also tip you on the things you can order off the menu at restaurants and bars.Read more...

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posted about 14 hours ago on lifehacker
You’re probably aware that Facebook collects a ton of information about you, but if you’re using the mobile Messenger app, that also means your location data as well. A new Chrome extension called Marauders Map lets anyone you’ve sent a message see that location information all at once.Read more...

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Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more...

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posted about 15 hours ago on lifehacker
Working from home, whether it’s once in a while or every day, doesn’t make you immune to the social weirdness that comes with other people. In fact, being physically removed from your coworkers can make communicating that much stranger. Here’s what you need to know to avoid awkward silences in chat rooms, flat jokes on conference calls, or just feeling isolated from the rest of your colleagues.Read more...

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Humblebragging is notoriously obnoxious. But sometimes, it feels necessary. For example, in a job interview, we’re often told to answer the dreaded “what’s your biggest weakness” question with something sly, like, “I’m too much of a perfectionist.” People see through this. It’s better to either be honest about your bragging or be open about your weaknesses.Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on lifehacker
When you think about improving your career, you probably focus on hard skills like Excel, or design. But “soft” skills like communication , adaptability, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness are just as likely to get you noticed—if not more so.Read more...

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Deadspin Anti-Corruption NGO Calls For Sepp Blatter To Resign | io9 Do You Realize Mad Max: Fury Road Is A Miracle? | Jezebel My Favorite Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Has Died | Kotaku The Terminator Genisys Poster Shouldn’t Cause Diplomacy Problems |Read more...

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If you follow a simple formula, it’s easy to make hummus out of just about anything . But for a completely unexpected twist, try hummus with the addition of miso. Read more...

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