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When we're on vacation, many of us find it difficult to avoid all email. We need to check email for flight delays and hotel confirmations, but that also exposes us to work emails that can ruin our mood. Set up a vacation-only email to stay in touch and avoid stress.Read more...

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Even though we learn a great deal in school, some of the most essential skills we need as adults aren't universally, formally taught. Here are some of the subjects and skills we wish we'd learned in school early on (and which you can still learn now. It's never too late!).Read more...

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When we get stressed, we tense our muscles. Our neck, shoulders and back all feel tight. One way to release that tension is an exercise that involves sticking out your tongue.Read more...

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You have a 401(k) from an old employer that you haven't looked at in weeks, a high-interest credit card you've been meaning to do something about for months, and cash sitting in your checking account that's doing nothing. You've been meaning to whip your finances into shape for a while now, but haven't had the time. Do it now: take a day off of work or school if you have to, get up early, and put your finances through boot camp. Here's how.Read more...

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Most creative minds in history did not have the pleasure of sitting around only working on what they wanted. They had day jobs—just like you—because they still had to put food on the table, but that didn't stop them.Read more...

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You passport may be valid, but you still may not be able to board your flight to another country. The U.S. Department of State recommends your passport have at least six months of validity—beyond your actual travel date—to avoid expensive and lengthy travel disruptions.Read more...

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There are plenty of ways you can go about monitoring your network performance, but this setup using a BeagleBone Black is always running and visualizes your speed in a fun, colorful way.Read more...

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Aiming to please your boss isn't about kissing up. When your goal is to make your manager more successful—rather than just yourself—you'll grow as an individual performer, as a professional, and as a part of the team, especially if you're just beginning your career.Read more...

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Keeping track of changes to terms of service or privacy policies on web sites is incredibly difficult because they change so frequently. Paranoid Paul is a web app that let's you pick services and get alerts when the policy changes.Read more...

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Your smartphone makes a great smart alarm clock, but not everyone wants their phone next to their bed all the time. Instead, Make shows you how to build an internet-connected alarm clock using an Arduino and Google. Read more...

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Evernote is an awesome tool for capturing all sorts of information , but what if it suddenly doesn't remember everything? (I.e., it goes down or syncing doesn't work.) Prepare for the worst with an automated backup system.Read more...

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This week we stopped buying overpriced whiskey , ate a secret brunch at McDonald's, looked at how to best use Facebook Messenger , and learned a few lessons from the military . Here's a look back.Read more...

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Probably the biggest money mistake many of us are making is not saving enough early enough; we need to have enough saved by the time we retire to live off of for decades. How much are you setting aside from each paycheck for your golden years?Read more...

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A 404 page is a familiar way to indicate that someone is trying to access a non-existent page, but if you want to keep people on your site, there's a lot you can do to make your 404 page more useful.Read more...

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You've just signed a lease and after the initial walkthrough, you realize that your new landlord is a bit more of stickler than others you've had. Don't panic. Dealing with a difficult or overbearing landlord is a pain, but it's manageable. Here's how to do it. Read more...

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This WD My Book has a great reputation (including a Wirecutter recommendation), and is only $130 today for a whopping 4TB. The price will show up for you at final checkout. [WD My Book 4TB, $130]Read more...

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Android: We all have files on our phones that we'd rather others didn't see for one reason or another. Andrognito protects your privacy by hiding files of your choice, even if your device is not rooted.Read more...

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There are not many methods of organizing drill bits that could legitimately be described as sexy, but this Instructables project falls into that category. If you're handy with wood, this is a great weekend project to help tidy up your workshop.Read more...

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You can breathe new life into all manner of old things you have lying around the house, and Handimania shows how you can transform an unused metal colander into a pendant lamp.Read more...

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There's a reason "shameless" and "self-promotion" tend to go together: Few people enjoy promoting themselves or their work. It feels gross and shameful . Self-promotion gives me the heebie-jeebies too, but I've been learning to handle it better.Read more...

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Today's Morning Shift reported that Chevrolet and Ford are offering unprecedented 72 month loans with zero interest. But is carrying a loan for this amount of time even if the money is "free" a good move?Read more...

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iOS: Location-based communication (like using Foursquare to find Wi-Fi passwords ) is nothing new. Knit, however, lets you target messages to specific people when they arrive at a destination.Read more...

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You buy an item, and a few days later, it goes on sale. It can be an annoying experience. But some retailers will refund you the difference in price. Kiplinger put together a list of popular retailers that with price drop policies.Read more...

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iOS: For those times when you want to fly on short notice, Flight Tonight—from the folks at Hopper —steps up to help you explore your options.Read more...

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Chrome: Google already uses its Chrome browser to warn users about potentially malicious software. Soon, the browser will begin blocking downloads that do annoying things like changing browser settings.Read more...

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