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When you're in the middle of work, the shrill ring of your phone can be an annoying disruption. Here's how to ensure this doesn't derail you completely and you can focus on the work at hand.Read more...

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iOS: Not every post needs to live forever. Xpire allows you to set expiring posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Read more...

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There are plenty of ways to keep your cat litter box out of sight. Instructables user egreer1 built this nifty hider with storage from an old stereo system. It hides the sight and smell of the box.Read more...

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Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread on Hackerspace, where you can talk about whatever you like.Read more...

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We all understand the importance of social skills, but charisma can be a tough one to adopt. Lifehack.org recommends focusing on presence.Read more...

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Dear Lifehacker, I feel like I'm not being heard at work. There are a lot of things our team could be doing better, but every time I make suggestions, I'm either shot down or I feel like it just isn't taken seriously. How can I get my boss to listen to my ideas?Read more...

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Chrome: Bookmarks are messy. While there are more advanced ways to save stuff for later, bookmarks can still be helpful. SuperSorter removes one of the biggest pains of dealing with them: organization.Read more...

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Plenty of the features in iOS have secondary uses that you might not have thought about, and that includes the parental controls. You can find them under the Restrictions heading of the General tab in Settings and whether you're a parent or not, this special PIN-protected mode can come in very handy.Read more...

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Soldering copper pipes is a more advanced DIY skill, but a great one to have if your house contains copper plumbing. Here's a complete walk-through of how to solder pipes. Read more...

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Whether you're a veteran backpacker or just want to give it a try, this list of backpacking sites has information to prepare you for your next trip. The list covers everything from budget traveling to details on celebrations around the world to tools that help you network with potential friends.Read more...

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I'm pretty sure most of us plug more things into USB ports these days than actual wall outlets, so it makes a ton of sense to build USB chargers directly into our homes. Today, you can do it for just $20 per outlet, or about $5 less than usual. Read more...

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Dressing on a budget and looking good at the same time isn't an easy task, but it's not impossible either. Stretch your budget by focusing on some core, monochrome outfits.Read more...

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Gawker Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain | io9 Camera Traps Capture "Fantastically Bizarre" Animal Hitchhiking | Jezebel

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Chances are if you haven't heard of a J-Turn, you've at least seen one in TV shows or movies. A J-Turn is when the driver pulls away from something in reverse, swings the car around, and then drives forward in the same direction. This guide explains how to do it.Read more...

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Weddings don't have to be expensive, but they often are. In fact, the average cost of a wedding in the U.S. is now $30,000. But that number will vary depending on location. NerdWallet crunched some data and put together a list of the most and least expensive counties to tie the knot—plus, an interactive tool to help you compare costs.Read more...

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OS X: HandyLock is a utility that makes sure your Mac is locked and password protected every time you get up and wander away from it. It uses your phone—or any other Bluetooth device—as a "key" and when it's out of range, the app will lock your screen for you, automatically. Read more...

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Android/iOS: Disconnect, one of our favorite privacy-protecting browser tools , has a mobile app that keeps you safe on your smartphone as well. Disconnect Mobile blocks malicious ads that track your activities, blocks malware disguised as ads, and offers protection against suspected malware sites.Read more...

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Now that iOS 8 is here, it's brought with it a ton of third party keyboards that offer features that Apple's built-in keyboard doesn't. From better predictive text to cloud syncing and swipe-to-type, there are several to choose from, including some names you'll recognize. Let's take a look at the best of the best.Read more...

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Android: While the styles have gotten closer together lately, Android and iOS are pretty distinct. This design bridges the gap, utilizing the frosted, layered themes of iOS, combined with Android's new material approach for a unique look.Read more...

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Work shouldn't always feel like a burden, but keeping your motivation can be a constant struggle. Here are three factors that can help you understand and upkeep your motivation.Read more...

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If you're a member of the "no iron" club, there are plenty of methods to keep wrinkle free. This trick speeds up the classic spray bottle technique.Read more...

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If you find your constantly craving sweet or salty foods, a recent study showed that over-stimulating your brain with pictures of those foods may help kill your desire for them.Read more...

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You might feel a bit foolish trying to negotiate prices at major retailers, but more and more stores are offering price match policies and other guarantees that enable you to talk down prices. Here are six major retailers where you might be able to haggle and save a buck.Read more...

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iOS: Transmit is our favorite FTP app for the Mac , and now it's available on iOS. It sports pretty much the same feature set as the Mac app, and with deep iOS 8 integration, you can upload files from just about anywhere.Read more...

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The Raspberry Pi is great, but it's also missing a few things you need to actually use it. Namely, a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Adafruit solves that (with the exception of the monitor), with the Computer Add-On Pack. Read more...

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