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Over the past two weeks we have, like we do every year, given you a snapshot of the essential apps, extensions, and downloads we think every user of every major platform should try. Miss one? Here they all are, in one tidy package.Read more...

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Cucumbers can be bitter, and that’s because of cucurbitacin: a compound found in a number of other plants, like squash and pumpkins. In cucumbers, cucurbitacin concentrations are high at the ends of the cucumber, so chopping off those ends will curb a lot of the bitterness. You can take this one step further by peeling the cucumber first.Read more...

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iOS/Android: Keeping everyone in the loop on a group trip isn’t easy,but Prava gives you one place to plan your travel, activities, and everything else, and even gives you a place to share photos, events, and ideas while you’re on your trip. Read more...

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ExOfficio’s Give-N-Go boxer briefs were a finalist in our recent best men’s underwear Co-Op , and our readers have gone on to purchase over 20,000 pairs since. They drop down to $15 with some regularity, but rarely any lower, so it’s a good day to stock up. That’s still pricey for a single pair of underwear, but reviewers say it’s worth it.Read more...

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By now you may have grown tired of hearing about zucchini noodles (aka “zoodles”) but I’m here to break up your veggie noodle boredom with eggplant noodles. You don’t even need a spiralizer.Read more...

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Reward miles are a little misleading. They aren’t always based on how many miles you fly, and the rewards don’t actually equate to miles, either. There are tools to help you compare flight prices in terms of miles, but this rule of thumb works well for estimating.Read more...

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You’ve probably got a half dozen pairs of earbuds lying around, but if you’re ready to step up to over-ears, Amazon’s selling AKG’s K545 closed back headphones for $100 today, or about $50 less than usual.Read more...

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Procrastination usually causes problems, but we have a hard time confronting them. Our future self has a much better sense of why things go wrong. That’s partly because the you in the present ignores the consequences of procrastinating.Read more...

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Deadspin Vikings Backup QB Out Three Months After Reportedly Trying To Kick His Friend’s Locked Door In | Jezebel This Band Made Shot-For-Shot Remake of Fiona Apple’s ‘Criminal’ Video With a Queer Twist | Gizmodo English Bulldogs Have Reached a Genetic Dead End | Gawker The Father of a Fallen Muslim Soldier Just Humiliated Donald Trump |Read more...

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Last night was the final day of the Democratic National Convention. Now, the race to the nomination is officially over. The nominees are settled. The race to the White House between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump begins. Here’s everything you need to know.Read more...

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Android: Google Drive on the web comes with a ton of awesome and useful add-ons . Now, that power’s coming to Android. When using Docs or Sheets, you can install a selection of add-ons built specifically to extend the mobile apps’ functionality.Read more...

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It’s an annual tradition for parents all across the country. The summer starts to wind down. They get a letter from school about their student’s enrollment. They start seeing hints of “back to school” at the store. Th kids are dressed in clothes that are almost too small and worn from a summer of play.Read more...

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This summer is blazing hot, which means it’s the best time to hit the beach and party. This playlist will help get you in the mood to have fun while the sun tries to melt your face off.Read more...

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There are all kinds of trainers, videos, and products that say they can get you a flat stomach in no time, but there are no shortcuts to six pack city. It takes a lot of work, discipline, and time.Read more...

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Finally, now is the winter of our stickerless discontent. Twitter announced a new feature that lets you put stickers on images over a month ago, but it’s just now been made available to all users. Heck yeah, it’s sticker time.Read more...

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io9 In All Seriousness, Was the Suicide Squad Set an Actual Circle of Hell? | The Slot Ashley Judd Tells Us Donald Trump Is a Known ‘Breast Gazer’ | Gizmodo Meet the Guys Who Cracked Pokémon Go Wide Open | Gawker Cory Booker’s Name Has Become a Synonym for “Sellout” |Read more...

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Pickled onions are a great condiment for sandwiches, salads, and anything else that needs a tangy, flavorful topper. Here’s an incredibly easy way to whip up a batch in only 15 minutes.Read more...

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If you, uh, have a tendency to use filler words like “um” or “like” when you talk, it’s not the end of the world. Turns out they can actually be a good thing—as long as you use them right.Read more...

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The further you get in your career, the harder it is to pinpoint—and then do something about—your personal and professional shortcomings. Why is that? How do you figure out your weak spots and then address them?Read more...

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iOS: Up until recently, Pocket Casts was our favorite podcast manager for the iPhone . While it’s not our favorite anymore, it’s still very good, and if you’re a regular user, you’ll be happy to see a few improvements arrive today.Read more...

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Chrome: The Speedtest web site has long been the go-to method of quickly testing your download speeds, but if you find yourself doing it a lot, you might want a more accessible solution. The Speedtest Chrome extension does just that. Read more...

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Part of traveling is eating out, enjoying the city, and experiencing local cuisine—but eating out every night may not be in the budget, so you’ll need some supplies for your hotel room or Airbnb. That’s where TimeResQ comes in. They’ll bring you groceries, toiletries, or other supplies.Read more...

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It’s too hot to even leave the house for ice cream, but it’s easy to make it yourself with this Cuisinart soft serve machine. The ICE-45 even includes three mix-in dispensers that automatically add sprinkles, chocolate chips, or other small extras to your treat. The sweetest part? $71 is the best price Amazon’s listed in 2016.Read more...

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Windows: Built-in desktop widgets left Windows with the end of the sidebar, but they’ve always been available with third party apps like the always-incredible Rainmeter. Win10 Widgets is a Rainmeter package that brings a lot of those informative widgets back to Windows in a way that looks natural in Windows 10.Read more...

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There comes a time in almost every mature, adult relationship when you think about marriage. You look at your significant other and imagine the future. Maybe it’s the way the sun made their eyes sparkle in that moment, their shameless guffaw at the latest straight-to-Netflix Adam Sandler “comedy,” or maybe they have selflessly dedicated days of their lives to nursing you back from your latest bout of flu, you gigantic baby. This is the person you want to spend every day with from now on, until there are no days left for you.Read more...

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