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When you are meeting someone new, at some point, they'll probably ask, "So what do you do?" If you want to make a good first impression , answer by discussing how you solve problems.Read more...

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Web: You can maintain a good habit by charting a success streak. We've talked about this before, known more commonly as the "Don't Break the Chain" Method . Bania.io helps you log this streak with nothing more than a daily email.Read more...

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If someone is doing things wrong, don't hold on to them for one massive criticism dump. Regularly let them know about mistakes so feedback becomes part of routine, rather than making them feel like they're being hauled up.Read more...

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Joby's GorillaPod, the tripod that goes anywhere, is a nifty accessory to stabilize your camera. You could even make your own for cheap . Well, now you can attach magnets to it so it can stick to metallic surfaces, all for $5.Read more...

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It's Labor Day in the United States and Canada, so we're kicking back and relaxing. Whether you want to use your time off to be productive, eat some great food, or just chill out and relax, we've got you covered so your holiday doesn't go to waste.Read more...

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When you are looking for the best local eats in your travels, forget the guide books. Chef and travel show host Anthony Bourdain says you should go online and troll the city's foodies for information.Read more...

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If you've ever applied for a corporate job and had to go through an online application process, you know it's rather impersonal. You'll lose the ability to stand out among applicants. Try sending a letter directly to the hiring manager telling them you understand their challenges.Read more...

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Cryptolocker is a nasty piece of malware that encrypts the files on your computer and holds them ransom. If you don't pay for a code to unlock the files, you don't get them back. FireEye and Fox-IT recently launched a tool to help users get their files back.Read more...

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Where can I look for clients as a young licensed architect? What suggestions do you have for making my own t-shirt? How can I easily find and remove duplicate pictures in Windows? When should I tell a dealer I'm paying cash for a car? What do you think of metal-box based (pod) moving services? How can I track information on my projects and create reports for my editorial team? What books or software would you recommend for a amateur graphic designer? How can I learn how to use a Cisco 2921 router? What suggestions do you have for interviewing at an IT consulting firm? Read more...

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At a networking event, we often introduce ourselves with just our first name. Instead, try using your full name so people can remember it easier.Read more...

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Chrome: Notable PDF is a Chrome extension lets you edit PDF files from within the Chrome browser. This extension works offline, too, so it's a great add-on for Chromebooks.Read more...

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Kids tend to accumulate lots of small toys like race cars and action figures. Try storing the toys in a hanging jewelry holder instead of a box.Read more...

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Whether you're saving for retirement or just managing your money wisely, an investment firm can be a huge benefit—the best ones offer online access to your money at any time, guidance that demystifies complex financial topics, and gives you the freedom to make your own decisions. This week, we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.Read more...

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Sometimes, you'll find that job interviews consist of multiple members of the company asking you questions. Even if one interviewer does most of the talking, consider asking the quieter interviewer to speak up.Read more...

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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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When you have contractors in your home, some clean up after themselves and some leave your home a mess. You can figure out if your contractor is a slob or not by looking inside the truck.Read more...

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Many recipes call for the nutty flavor of butter that's been slightly burned, often called brown or browned butter. You can make it on the stovetop, but the microwave takes less time and has less risk of overcooking.Read more...

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Kitchen scales not only improve your meals' consistency, they can make cleanup much easier as well . If you still don't own one, this attractive stainless steel model from Ozeri can be yours for just $12 today.Read more...

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Many of us have gotten into arguments with spouses or significant others when one partner has "overshared" on social media. An understanding in advance may avoid these fights.Read more...

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Sometimes when we write, we often include too many details and our focus gets lost. On the Mac, Apple's summarize service can help proofread your work to make sure you're saying what you intend.Read more...

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Working on a new project can be intimidating, especially when you see how far you still have to go. Try taking a picture when you start so you'll keep track of all you've accomplished.Read more...

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We recently covered Microsoft's lesser-known Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) that adds protection against malware. Microsoft recently upgraded it to version 5.0 with even more protection against Internet nasties.Read more...

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If you're not sure which direction your career should go in, you're thinking about making a career change, or you just want to feel more fulfilled in your career, these ten tips might help.Read more...

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For many of us, August is the best time to take a vacation. However, if you're having trouble being productive at the office, you may want to travel during another month.Read more...

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This week we listed the best tech upgrades you can make , inflated a mattress with a trash bag , offloaded some tasks to our phones , and cleaned up our Facebook feeds . Here's a look back.Read more...

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