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Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...

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Homemade cookies are a great gift, especially if they’re for someone who’s hard to shop for. But if you need to send them in the mail, there are some things you need to know.Read more...

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Arcade sticks are the best way to play a lot of different games, and making your own is a lot easier than you’d think. The problem generally is making a good case for the buttons and knobs. DIYer Fredrik Setterberg made that out of some IKEA parts.Read more...

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A cash envelope or a gift card definitely useful, but sometimes seen as an impersonal present. You can avoid this faux pas by adding a thoughtful note with it.Read more...

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Good canned crushed tomatoes should be sweet and bright, with a thick and hearty texture that’s perfect for stews, soups, and sauces. To determine the best brand at the supermarket, Cook’s Illustrated put a bunch of cans through a battery of tests, testing everything from pH, to Brix (sweetness), to texture.Read more...

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If there’s one thing that’s more frustrating than ridiculously long security lines at the airport, it’s the airline losing your checked bag. There’s no guarantee that it won’t ever happen, so The Points Guys suggests only checking in a bag that you can afford to lose.Read more...

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Even if you are building a brand new computer, odds are you have some old gear around the house you’d like to get as much life out of as possible. From phones to old laptops to old TVs, here are some tips to speed up and clean up your older tech.Read more...

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Sleeping bags are designed to retain the heat generated by your body while you sleep to keep you warm. If you’re camping in a chilly environment and the bag by itself isn’t quite cutting it, you can generate some heat the old-fashioned way—with a little exercise before you sleep.Read more...

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Your favorite travel pillow, cycling accessories, and Travelpro luggage lead off Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

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Cabeau Evolution Travel Pillow, $32 with code KIUKSYD8The Cabeau Evolution was your favorite travel pillow (by a long shot), and you can save 20% on yours today with promo code KIUKSYD8.Read more...

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Health and fitness are pretty important topics. And you seem to think so, too. From learning how to craft your own bodyweight workout, to how little sleep you can get away with, to what it takes to fake a fitness ‘before and after’ photo, these are our most popular health and fitness posts of 2016.Read more...

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Making a minute-by-minute itinerary for your weekend might sound like a great way to get the most out of your days off, but a recent study suggests that it actually makes everything you do less fun.Read more...

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Yahoo has a new iOS app called Yahoo Answers Now through which you can ask your questions and receive answers from people with relevant expertise. Our prayers have finally been Yahoo Answered.Read more...

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If you went a little overboard at the open bar of your big company party, this trick will get your suit, dress, or other un-launderables looking fresh and puke-free again.Read more...

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Need an upgrade to that boring old thermometer outside the kitchen window? Adafruit put together a guide for a wonderfully compact little battery powered weather display.Read more...

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If you need to quickly redial the last number you called on your iPhone, you can always just pop into the recent calls list, but OS X Daily points out an even faster way is to simply tap the big green phone button again.Read more...

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Ever wished you had a portable projector that was already loaded up with software so you could stream movies? YouTuber Novaspirit Tech wanted just that, so he crammed a Raspberry Pi Zero inside a cheap projector. Read more...

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A reusable menstrual cup is a great alternative to tampons or other menstrual products, but finding one that fits perfectly can be tricky. The folks at The Sweethome tested a bunch of them, and figured out which ones are best for short, long, and wide vaginas. Read more...

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‘Tis the season for all sorts of parties, and—while I love throwing a seasonal soiree or two—I do not enjoy washing and endless stream of little plates. Paper plates don’t feel that special, and plastic is little wasteful, but cedar grilling planks make great little serving boards for apps and desserts.Read more...

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If you feel like tossing off a quick blog post, personal essay, or anonymous rant and don’t want to set up a whole new blog on something like Wordpress, IO offers a simple an elegant solution to publish your writing online, no account required.Read more...

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The Mozart Effect suggests that listening to some types of music can help with certain mental tasks. However, there’s a case to be made for working or studying in silence, too. Some research shows that for certain cognitive tasks, you need quiet more than anything. Read more...

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This week as the holiday season sets in, we discussed the best gift ideas for people who don’t want anything, dealt with breakups during this otherwise uplifting time of year, took a hard look at those fancy new mesh Wi-Fi routers, figured out easier meal-planning alternatives, and more.Read more...

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If you want to score rewards travel, you have to allow your credit card points to accumulate and that can take a while. Just don’t hoard them, because they could lose value over time. Read more...

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We’ve seen our fair share of Dremel discounts over the past few weeks, and it’s easy to see why: They make great gifts! But if you were holding out for the best of the best, your patience has been rewarded.Read more...

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Kombucha is a fermented tea that people enjoy for the taste, but also for probiotic benefits that can support healthier digestion. It’s so popular that many kombucha lovers go the homebrew route to customize their own. The problem, though, is that when brewed incorrectly it can be a serious food safety risk.Read more...

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