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Saving for the long-term is intimidating. Retirement? 20 years or more worth of income ? Forget about it. If you're starting out, don't overwhelm yourself too much. Just focus on getting the first $10,000.Read more...

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If you aren't totally satisfied with your home network, Amazon's got a ton of deals for you in today's Gold Box.Read more...

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Our sense of being productive usually comes from measuring quantity or quality of a task. That doesn't always help, though. Here's a better approach: train your mind to equate starting a task with feeling productive.Read more...

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Some devices drain more energy than you realize. And, yes, other devices only waste a tiny amount, but you might be surprised at how they add up. This tool gives an estimate of how much "energy vampires" cost you each year.Read more...

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Flying can be bad enough without things like fees, frequent delays, cramped seats, terrible food, and expensive tickets. We've talked about some great airlines in the past, but as usual for Evil Week, this time we want the worst of the bunch. Which airlines do you think are the worst in the skies? Read more...

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Going out for dinner is not just about a great meal, it's also about the company and having a good time. Eliminate the usual hubbub around deciding what to order, and eat healthier to boot, by making food choices in advance.Read more...

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If you're testing your hacking skills or trying to learn more about security, your toolkit shouldn't end with your computer. If you're willing to pick up a screwdriver, a soldering iron, or a few other tools, there are several great DIY hacking projects that'll test your mettle and teach you a few things about networking at the same time. Let's take a look at some of them.Read more...

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Learning to pick locks is a fun exercise in learning about locking mechanisms, honing a useful skill, and getting a better understanding of how locks work and protect—or fail to protect—you and your stuff.Read more...

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This mostly white workspace with black and natural accents is refreshingly light and minimalist—without being boring.Read more...

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Everyone has heard how drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and indulging sugary sodas is unhealthy one way or another, but there are other costs involved. This video gives some examples of the money and time you could save if you cut back on these common bad habits.Read more...

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Google just released announced Android 5.0 last week and, along with it came a new developer preview. Included in that preview are a slew of pretty new wallpapers for your phone-decorating pleasure.Read more...

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Microsoft recently announced a security advisory warning of specially crafted Microsoft Office files that can give an attacker the same user rights as the user that opens it. The vulnerability affects all supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003.Read more...

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Even after settling on a Linux distribution to use, you still have to decide on a desktop environment. There are tons to choose from, and last week we asked you for your favorites . Then we looked at the five best Linux desktop environments . Now we're back to highlight your favorite, 11,000 votes later. Read more...

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Car salespeople have a reputation for trying to squeeze every cent from their customers, and they're often very good at their jobs. They are experienced negotiators and you need to know how to find leverage to make a deal in your favor.Read more...

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The best way to get rid of clutter is by preventing it from accumulating in the first place. The next time you're out shopping, ask yourself where the item you're considering buying is going to go, even if it's not an impulse buy.Read more...

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iPhone/Windows Phone: You have a ton of options for calculators on your phone, but Photomath does things differently. Just point your phone's camera at an equation and PhotoMath automatically comes up with the solution. Read more...

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iOS: Fantastical 2 for iPad and iPhone were both updated today to include a bunch of new iOS 8 features, including interactive notifications, a today widget, and more. Read more...

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You've charged up these top five nominees with your recommendations , and now it's time to vote for a winner.Read more...

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It may be our most repeated and most ignored advice: always back up your files . Just do it! All drives and discs eventually fail, and backup service CrashPlan is specifically designed with that in mind.Read more...

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No one likes waiting on line, especially when it seems like everyone else's line is moving faster . If you have to choose a direction—left or right—you might have better luck going to the left, where lines tend to be shorter.Read more...

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Setting up a budget is pretty easy when you're making the same amount of money every month and your expenses are fairly regular. It's trickier when your income fluctuates. Get one month ahead on your bills and you'll have more control. Read more...

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Android/iOS/Web: Today, Google took the wraps off a big new email application. Now, you can view important information directly in your inbox, set reminders or snooze emails, and even bundle related email together with better smart categories.Read more...

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We've talked a lot about the legality of piracy a lot here at Lifehacker, but really, you're probably breaking the law everyday anyway . However, piracy can sometimes have its benefits. Even to the companies who own the copyrights.Read more...

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Whether you're cooking on the grill or in the oven, this wireless meat thermometer will alert you as soon as your meal reaches the desired temperature. It's Amazon's #1 selling meat thermometer, and enjoys a 4.1 star review average to boot.Read more...

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