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As a remote writer for Lifehacker, I find that sometimes I just need to get out of the house for a little while. My primary means of doing so is a bicycle, so I typically mix what I need to bike with what I need to work. So, today I'm showing off what's in my bag. Read more...

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You're strumming along and somehow your pick loosens from your fingers and goes spelunking into the depths of your acoustic guitar. Instead of shaking your instrument like a madman, grab a pencil.Read more...

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You had a light night and you know the next day is going to be rough. You'll likely be dragging all day, but there is still a small window of time when you'll be most alert that you can take advantage of.Read more...

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One of the most irritating inconveniences is a table that wobbles back and forth when you lean on it. Assuming the cause is uneven ground, math proves that if you rotate the table, the legs will find a perfect resting place within a quarter rotation.Read more...

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One of the most helpless and frustrating moments as a parent is when our kids have irrational fears, and nothing we say seems to help them cope. It's perfectly natural for a child to be afraid of the dark, of course, but how can we help them overcome these fears?Read more...

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Sites like Instructables and Make (and here, of course) are great for sharing your DIY projects when you finish them, but sometimes you need a little help along the way. Build in Progress is a site that lets you share your projects as you make them. Read more...

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iPhone: The iPhone's default music player does its job just fine, but if you're the type to prefer listening to full albums instead of singles, it's not perfect. Albums is a music app that's made for listening to full albums and lets you do it with just a couple taps. Read more...

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If you're the type to buy every game you're interested in during Steam sales, you know that your library gets out of control pretty quickly. If you're looking for a simple way to clean things up, PC World suggests hiding the games you don't care about.Read more...

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Some folks say that we should all know a bit about coding regardless of what field you work in, at least to help us understand the ubiquitous software tools that we use every day. But with so many programming languages out there, where do you begin?Read more...

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If you have limited space inside your closet, it's time to look to some of the unused space above it. The Family Handyman has a quick plan for custom shelving that you can put above everything else.Read more...

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Mac: Tired of the mess of icons on your desktop? When cleaning them up isn't an option, free app Desktop Pirate can show and hide them with one click.Read more...

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Everyone is fueled by their own dreams and ambitions, but taking a close look at the complex relationship between happiness and motivation might give us a hint at what drives people to do their best work. Does happiness drive motivation?Read more...

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We're no strangers to external USB chargers around here, but this will actually jump start your car as well. Most jump starters are bulky things with handles and knobs everywhere, but this thing is actually pretty svelte, and should tuck away nicely in your trunk. [PowerAll PBJS12000R Rosso Red/Black Portable Power Bank and Car Jump Starter, $80]Read more...

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Looking for a good book to read this summer? If you want one that won't bore you halfway through, mathematics professor Jordan Ellenberg has an interesting tip: look at the Kindle highlights.Read more...

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Ever notice that when your earbud cable moves, you can hear it rustle in your ears? This cable noise is called microphonics, and there are a few tricks you can use to avoid it.Read more...

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No job is without its share of annoyances. While most of us tend to groan, sigh, and move on with our day, those moments of frustration may actually be golden opportunities calling to you.Read more...

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To err is human, and sometimes when we realize we've goofed something bad at work, we find ourselves at a loss to how we should handle it. Here are the steps you can take to pick up the pieces and limit the long term damage as much as possible.Read more...

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As any paper towel advertisement will tell you, some messes are bigger than others. While every company wants you to believe their paper towels can handle the biggest messes, disposable diapers can handle the biggest ones of all.Read more...

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Garage sales are a great way to pare down your excess stuff and make some quick cash in the process. However, you can make more money with a few little tricks. For example, consider not pricing your items to get more cash for them.Read more...

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The folks over at Hipmunk have released some data from last year's Thanksgiving trip bookings for flights and hotels. Their advice from the findings: now is the time to book your trip for the cheapest flight.Read more...

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Android: You don't always have more than a few seconds to spare when you're taking a picture with your phone. Snapshot gets you to the camera faster by jumping straight to there when you open your phone in landscape mode.Read more...

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iOS: Most of the people in your phone book have a lot of information about them on the internet. Humin is a new address book app for iPhone that uses this data to add context to your contacts, enabling you to find people by where they are, when you met them, and other details.Read more...

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Having the perfect tool for a job doesn't do you any good if you can't find it when you need it. Here are a number of different toolbox options for keeping the right tools close at hand. Read more...

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Author and journalist Julia Cameron claims the secret to a productive day is actually a simple practice. Every morning, take a pen and three blank pages and write down whatever you want to fill those pages.Read more...

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