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Flying with kids can be a nightmare , but some airlines make it less stressful by being family-friendly (or at least more family-friendly than the other carriers). Here's a chart from Fatherly comparing airlines' features. Read more...

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Walk into a wine shop and chances are you'll encounter displays touting the ratings of the wines in front of you. Is a bottle rated 88 really not as good as something rated 90? It's actually a nuanced issue colored by personal opinions, and you might want to consider what might be the right wine , rather than the best.Read more...

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We've talked about preparing for Black Friday, when to start paying attention (now), and reassured you that you're not going to miss out by shopping from home. Now let's talk about the deals themselves.Read more...

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If you ever go camping, or worry about suffering through a long power outage after a major storm, there's no safer bet for keeping your gadgets charged up than a solar panel. Today on Amazon, if you buy a 16W foldable panel from Intocircuit, you can get a solar-charging handheld lantern for free.Read more...

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Piano apps are great for learning, but actual keys would make them even better. Electrical Engineer Adam Kumpf made his own tablet-compatible clothespin piano keyboard, and you can too. Read more...

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Downloading advanced development software is the best option for professional and enthusiast developers. However, beginners and hobbyist developers might prefer SourceLair. There's no installation required, multiple languages are supported, and it integrates with GitHub. Read more...

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We're still learning a ton about smartwatches, from using them as fitness wearables to baby monitor alert devices. So we want to know: what do you use your smartwatch for?Read more...

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If you're tired of paying an arm and a leg only to be locked into a contract with Verizon or AT&T, an off-contract or prepaid plan is a great alternative—and it doesn't have as many downsides as you may think.Read more...

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If you've ever gave up first possession at football or first dibs on something because you lost at rock paper scissors, here's a way to practice without anything at stake (except your pride).Read more...

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Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where omnichad will answer my question about how to pry open the battery compartment of a Magic Trackpad that has been sealed shut by corrosion without hurting myself in the process [insert gif of me nearly impaling myself with a flathead screwdriver here]. This is apparently my 20th time hosting an open thread, which makes me wonder where the time went and also how one would design an experiment to test how long lunatics can run the asylum before someone notices and cries for help.Read more...

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Another day, another password leak. This time it's PlayStation Network, 2K Games, and Windows Live—three years after the last PSN compromise . CNET and Geek.com report that hacker group DerpTrolling claim to have 7 million logins and 500,000 credit card data—including Comcast, Twitter, Facebook, and other sites.Read more...

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You can save on remodeling by preparing a space as much as possible before the contractors arrive. With the proper tools, removing a non-load bearing wall is a simple task, and loads of fun.Read more...

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The tired, grimy feeling you get during long trips makes for a tiring experience. It sounds almost silly, but you can use a quick spritz to refresh physically and mentally.Read more...

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We often clutter our spaces with too much stuff: souvenirs, antiques from previous generations, and gifts are just the tip of the iceberg. If you're willing to put your feelings aside, here's how to objectively evaluate whether an item is worth keeping, or if you're keeping it for sentimental purposes .Read more...

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Whether you're an employer or just trying to wrangle people on a project, it's tempting to make things as simple as possible. As Netflix CEO Reed Hastings suggests, though, "if you dummy-proof the process, you only get dummies to work there."Read more...

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As the year wraps up, it's time to start thinking about deadlines—and there are a handful of financial deadlines to meet by the end of the year. Here are a few money moves you should make before the new year.Read more...

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One of the perks of becoming a grownup is you no longer have an imposed bed time. It still might not hurt to schedule one for yourself if you want to keep your sleep cycle steady, though.Read more...

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In order to strengthen your mind and build mental toughness , you need to work it the same way you would work your muscles in the gym. This mental workout helps you refocus and visualize success in tough times, and only takes 100 seconds of your day to complete.Read more...

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Lousy days happen to all of us. Even a seemingly harmless wake-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed morning can send you into a funk. No matter how many happiness hacks or positive mantras you try to make it better, it can be hard to shake your grouchiness and glass-half-empty attitude.Read more...

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Anyone who's ever walked the streets of New York City has felt the movement and energy of the city. Today's home screen aims to capture a bit of that with some stark contrast and intense angles.Read more...

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Mac: Evernote released a major update for its OS X desktop app today that includes a new Yosemite-inspired design, entirely redesigned interface, and several performance upgrades, including sharing notes without leaving the app.Read more...

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Programming in general is a valuable skill when it comes to searching for jobs, but employers will pay more for some of them. If you're wondering what you should learn to broaden your horizon, here's a list of the top 12 paying skills right now.Read more...

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Being truly productive is about more than just getting the things you need done each day. To be at your most productive you need to use all of your time to the fullest, and in that way you never really have a time when you're "free."Read more...

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