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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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Good kindling makes starting any type of fire easier, whether it’s your barbecue, fire pit, or a campfire under the stars. These compact fire-starter pills make for great kindling and are super easy to make.Read more...

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Chrome: Favicons are great in browsers because they make it easy to discern one site from another in your tabs at a glance. Gmail Sender Icons takes that same approach to your Gmail’s inbox.Read more...

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Android: If you use a Bluetooth headset with your phone, you’ll want to know when its battery is about to die. BatON can monitor your accessories and give you a notification when you need to charge them.Read more...

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In our day to day, it can be hard to focus on the truly important things when everything seems important and to-do lists can be their own sort of hell. Instead of dealing with overwhelm, start by answering, “What would make today great?” to define the things that would make you happy that you did them.Read more...

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Tense jaws are, quite literally, a pain. Like many people, I tend to clench my jaw when I’m stressed—or concentrating, or awake—which often leads to not only sore jaws but terrible tension headaches. Luckily, there is a very fun way you can loosen your jaw and prevent all this; you just need a make-out buddy.Read more...

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3M Command hooks, Amazon’s top-selling fire pit, and Sling TV lead off Saturday’s best deals. Read more...

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Presidents’ Day is this Monday, which means it’s the perfect time to look back on how some of the greatest people this country has known got things done. Here are ten of our favorite tips from former U.S. presidents.Read more...

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Putting common office supplies to new and interesting uses is definitely old-school life hacking, and one of the most versatile items you can use are zip ties. Here are ten things you can do with zip ties when you’re feeling like a cubicle MacGyver.Read more...

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Is winter air drying out your skin and attacking your sinuses? Amazon’s marking down a trio of popular compact humidifiers in today’s Gold Box.Read more...

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If there’s one ingredient that most cocktails call for, it’s some kind of sweetener. But between all the syrups, sugars, and honeys, things can get confusing. Here’s what you need to know to mix the best drinks at home.Read more...

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YouTube will be phasing out 30-second preroll ads that you can’t skip. Sounds like good news! They say they want to focus on other, more engaging ad formats, but there will still be 15 and 20-second ads that aren’t skippable. That and more in today’s news.Read more...

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The Concourse I Don’t Want To Hear Another Fucking Word About John McCain Unless He Dies Or Actually Does Something Useful For Once | Gizmodo Power Company Sends Fire-Spewing Drone to Burn Trash Off High-Voltage Wires | Jezebel The Heat From Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Burns Suffocated All Possible Shade | The Root NYT…Read more...

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Nothing bogs down an epic Dungeons & Dragons session like four people thumbing through a player’s handbook for 10 minutes. With a few sticky label tabs, you can find what you need without slowing your games down.Read more...

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Knowing at least a few phrases in American Sign Language is always useful and there are few videos that are a more popular means of learning it than the Sign with Robert series. Giphy has teamed up with Sign with Robert to put together a ton of animated GIFs to help you learn a variety of phrases.Read more...

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Ever wanted to own a music player that plays one random song at a time? Probably not, because that’s ridiculous. Regardless, it’s a fun project, and over on Hackster.io, DIYer Alain Maur shows off how to build it.Read more...

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We’ve long known that the expiration date on groceries is a mess of different terms that mean absolutely nothing. Now, the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association have put together a plan that simplifies the label you’ll see on food.Read more...

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A proper push-up takes you all the way down to the ground—but it’s easy to cheat by only going partway down. To be sure you’re getting the full challenge and benefit out of each rep, pick up your hands every time your chest hits the floor.Read more...

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The clouds have parted, the heavenly choirs are singing, and the PS4 is finally adding support for external hard drives, meaning you’ll no longer have to perform minor electronic surgery to store more games on your console. But this begs the question: What drive should you buy?Read more...

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You know what I miss about grade-school birthday parties? The party favors. Adults should give more party favors and, according to Kelly Conaboy of the Hairpin, those party favors should be bagels.Read more...

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Self-care is important to your productivity and mental health, but it’s an easy thing to overlook. Shine is a free app that sends you daily reminders to take care of yourself.Read more...

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This week we looked at how to preserve your privacy and protect your personal data on your phone, politely dealt with annoying neighborhood dogs, looked at ways to avoid becoming a hermit when you work from home, and more. Here’s a look back.Read more...

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These days, most airlines charge you to check a bag. If you have more space than you need in that bag, you might be able to earn extra cash. Airmule is a free app that connects travelers with TSA-approved shipping partners to send stuff overseas.Read more...

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Yep, it’s that time of year again! Open Thread with a side of Girl Scout Cookies is the best open thread. Brought to you today by the letters G, S, and the lovely folks of Lifehacker.Read more...

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When you think of makeup, you think of lipstick—lipstick and blush, probably. Lipstick is a cornerstone of everyone’s beauty routine and an essential to every beauty bag. It’s one of the few products that can finish a look, or be a look all on its own. With so many lip products available, finding the right product for…Read more...

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