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There are plenty of starter kits to choose from if you're interested in tinkering with electronics, but the Discovering Arduino DIY Kit is one of the more expansive. It gets you started both with general electronics and Arduino programming. Read more...

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Buildings and other man-made structures can be awe-inspiring design masterpieces. Decorate your desktop with some of the world's greatest architecture.Read more...

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When the wine bottle is empty, don't throw away the cork that came with it. If you've got a fireplace, wine corks can easily be turned into ready-to-use fire starters to warm you up in winter, says Mrs. Adventure.Read more...

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The Huffington Post is, of course, one of the landmark blogs of the internet, and has grown into a diverse outlet that covers everything from politics to entertainment to local news. Overseeing the editorial operation is Jimmy Soni, whose own work has been featured in The Atlantic, Politico, and more. We caught up with Jimmy to learn how he manages his workload and the HuffPo empire.Read more...

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Android: Control Center is one of the better new additions in iOS 7 . If you want something like that on your Android device, Quick Control Panel does it for free and lets you customize it to your liking.Read more...

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If you're still waking up every morning to a shrill alarm clock, you owe it to yourself to give a wake-up light a try . Gizmodo has wholeheartedly recommended this Philips model in the past, and you can get it for only $55 today after clipping the $10 coupon. Read more...

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Comfort is key when you're spending long hours in front of the computer. Hack a La-Z-Boy (or other recliner) into a rolling desk chair, and your back might thank you.Read more...

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A coiled cable can be easier to manage than a long cord that gets tangled up. If that's what you want with your USB cable, then Instructables user pizzidave has a quick way to do that with just a pencil, tape and a blow dryer.Read more...

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Not everyone can afford a separate computer or tablet for each member of the family, so you have to learn to share. It's not that difficult, as long as you set things up right and are willing to cooperate.Read more...

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Even with the recent housing crisis, many of us still consider buying a home part of the "American dream." Meanwhile, naysayers point out all the downsides to homeownership, especially if you think of it as an investment . Where do you stand on this issue?Read more...

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Instant ramen is a poor shadow of the noodles you get at a ramen shop. Now you can make better-than-instant ramen at home for even less than those cheap packets you find at the grocery store.Read more...

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One of the best ways to increase your income is through salary negotiations, either when you're first offered the job or during a performance review. It may make you uncomfortable, but it's extremely important. Here's how to get what you want out of a negotiation.Read more...

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Figuring out a plan for your life and where you want it to go is literally impossible. Even if you can decide what you want, mapping out all the steps is a gargantuan task that will necessarily change. Skip the superfluous stress by identifying two simple, key points: where you are and where you're going.Read more...

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Android: Without a breathalyzer, it's not exactly easy to gauge what your blood alcohol content is. Blood Alcohol Finder helps you get in the ballpark, though, by estimating your BAC levels based on your size, gender, and amount you've been drinking over time.Read more...

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Gawker NYPD's Twitter Outreach Backfires in Most Predictable Way Possible | Jalopnik Top Gear Says 'Sorry' For Weird Racist Joke, Blames America | Jezebel Genius Woman Responds to OKCupid Creeps by Drawing Them Naked | Kotaku Nintendo's Secret WeaponRead more...

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Few among us actually enjoy dealing with the financial paperwork and self-assessment of managing our money. Finance blog Five Cent Nickel suggests treating your money like you would the doctor or dentist: keep a recurring appointment with yourself.Read more...

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No one wants to read a social media status that feels like a book, and according to Buffer, there might be "ideal" lengths for getting the most responses.Read more...

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When you're new in a big city, everyone says you should join a local group or club to meet new people—but this is easier said than done. Here's a quick tip to make that a bit simpler.Read more...

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Every day, we post selections of our stories to different social networks so you can stay up to date and share with friends. Why not join us on your preferred network and add a little awesome to your day?Read more...

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David Foster Wallace committed suicide in 2008 at the age of 46, but even with a short amount of time he was still one of the most productive and interesting writers of the 21st century. Let's take a look at how he did it.Read more...

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Android: While it's neither tempting Skywalkers nor battling Superman, this Darkside theme is not only attention grabbing, but neat to use. It uses a distinct dial-style interface to place everything in one place.Read more...

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OS X: Putting your to-do list in a plain text file has a ton of advantages, but it helps to have an app that makes things easier to manage. If you're on a Mac, TodoTxtMac is a great option.Read more...

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Getting crappy Wi-Fi reception on one side of your house? This video details a number of ways to boost your reception, both simple and complex—in only 5 minutes.Read more...

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You've got a ton of options for learning how to code , but if you're looking for a bit of direction, What's Next is a resource that collects together resources for beginners and experts, popular projects, and a list of interview questions you should have answers for. Read more...

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If the headlines are to be believed, consumers are abandoning traditional TV subscriptions in droves, embracing ever-easier-to-use streaming gadgets and apps, and watching their favorite shows mere minutes after they hit the usual airwaves. But the truth is actually a lot more complicated.Read more...

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