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Retailers are darn good at inventing tricks to separate us from our money. Whether it be through the price points they choose, how they market their products, or their discounting techniques, they are experts at getting inside our brains and influencing our buying decisions. Here are a few of the most popular pricing tricks retailers’ use, along with some easy ways to fight back.Read more...

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Before you head out to the beach or pool, be sure your phone is protected with this waterproof dry bag. The pouch is transparent, meaning you can still use your phone (including the camera), but it’s certified waterproof up to 100 feet, and will also keep dirt and sand off your precious pocket computer. [Newisland Universal Waterproof Case For Smartphones, $8 with code JOY30OFF]Read more...

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Whether you’re a writer, coder, or simply spend your days writing lots of emails, you tend to need to change text formatting for all kinds of reasons. TextFlow is a set of Automator actions that makes it easy to instantly manipulate text with options to change case, delete extra spaces, grab URLs, and more.Read more...

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Windows/Mac/Linux: Google updated the Hangouts Chrome app today with a brand new look that makes it a lot more appealing to use. The new app looks a lot like the Android and iOS versions of Hangouts.Read more...

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Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where we say goodbye to Elmo and collectively wonder what we could have done to help him before he went airborne. Read more...

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Working in the IT department is often a thankless job. You’re like the invisible behind-the-scenes worker who is only noticed when something breaks—and then you’re blamed for it. Here are seven misconceptions about tech support reps and the IT department you should know so you can work better with the IT guy or gal.Read more...

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One of the toughest parts of hosting a party or other large gathering is figuring out the food. There’s a calculator for wine and other alcohol tips , but how much should you purchase of specific types of foods?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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Meet the “beer can burger,” a stuffed-with-everything burger that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next grilling party.Read more...

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Deadspin Let’s Take A Look At Andrew McCutchen’s Pay Stub | Gizmodo Boondoggle HQ: The $25 Million Building in Afghanistan Nobody Needed | Jezebel Wisconsin Town Vows to Drive Out Woman’s ‘Therapy’ Pet Kangaroo | Kotaku Japanese Love Hotel Is Like Disneyland Meets Having Sex |Read more...

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If you want to get a general idea of your earning potential, there are plenty of useful resources out there. But so much of what you’re “worth” is based on individual factors—your own unique skillset. This tool scans and analyzes your resume to give you a more personalized idea of what you should be earning.Read more...

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Setting up a projector-based home theater might seem like a daunting task, but the payoffs are fantastic, and the projector you need to get started is down to $500 today, an all-time low on Amazon by nearly $200.Read more...

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Whether it’s a restaurant you’ve never visited or a boutique that’s just opened in your neighborhood, it’s always fun to try new spots. But keep in mind—it’s also easier to overspend at these places.Read more...

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Before you sell your old Android phone, it’s generally a good idea to encrypt and then wipe your phone . A new security report, however, has reiterated what we’ve said before: under certain circumstances, that data may still be recoverable. So be careful who you give your old phones to.Read more...

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It’s a well established fact that other people can be a huge drain on your budget. While cutting back on expensive social events can be good for your budget, it can also leave you isolated. Instead of focusing solely on eliminating costs, try to find free alternative ways to bring your group together.Read more...

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The FCC recently established new rules to prevent ISPs from selectively degrading your connection to certain services, like some have done in the past . This tool, from Fight for the Future, can check to see if this type of degradation is happening to you.Read more...

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SoulCycle, Barre, Zumba, BodyPump…It seems like there’s a new group fitness class every month, and with it a cult-like following that swears by its effectiveness. But there’s also a chance that your fitness class addiction might be masking a deeper issue.Read more...

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Just in case you weren’t satisfied with Marvel in every movie theater, news feed, and piece of merchandise on the planet, this design puts classic comics from the superhero behemoth right on your home screen.Read more...

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The more time you spend wondering how best to approach something, the less time you have to actually learn the best way for you. You have to learn through failure, so you might as well fail faster .Read more...

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Deadspin A Civilian’s Guide To The U.S. Military | Gizmodo Stop Going on Cruises | Jezebel I Am Not a ‘Pretty Little Liar’ | Kotaku 17-Year-Old Swatter Sounds Like A Complete Asshole | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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You can be a lot more productive when you have to spend less time explaining things over email . By setting a limit on how many times you’re willing to discuss something over email, you can reduce your workload and avoid any miscommunication.Read more...

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Doing the dishes is a simple chore, but for some reason, nobody ever wants to do them. By making it a competition with something at stake, everyone in the household might want to make an effort.Read more...

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Aren’t you amazed at how seemingly random things can send our kids into a complete emotional meltdown? In the heat of the moment, emotions run high for us parents too. So what’s the best way to cool down the situation and help your child learn how to manage their emotions?Read more...

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Whether you travel for work or for fun, whether it’s to see new sights or meet fascinating people, travelling can always yield surprises. What are your most interesting travel stories? Read more...

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Thai-style sticky rice is a wonderful thing, but it can be difficult to make without laboring over a wok. A bamboo steaming basket works well if you have one, but using regular steaming tools often results in big clumpy blobs of rice. Enter the splatter guard.Read more...

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