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Small talk is hard , but if you're trying to really get someone to like you, FBI Behavioral Expert Robin Dreeke suggests that the best question to ask someone is about the challenges the faced over the week.Read more...

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In case you somehow missed it yesterday, today's your last full day to preorder Amazon's Fire TV stick for $19, or $20 off MSRP. You'll still need to be a Prime member to get the deal, but you can sign up for a free trial if that isn't in the cards.Read more...

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Windows/Mac/Linux: YouTube is a bloated site with a lot going on. If you really want to simplify using it, MPS-YouTube is a YouTube player that works entirely in Terminal. Read more...

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Chances are you've come across "seals of approval" on web sites at some point in your web browsing life. Whether it's a Better Business Bureau seal, a Norton Secured Seal, or the TRUSTe Certified seal, they seem like a good thing to watch out for. How-To Geek points out how wrong that is. Read more...

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It's a common conundrum: we have too many clothes and nothing to wear. Tailor your wardrobe into just 10 core pieces (plus extras), however, and you could change your life.Read more...

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Last week, and in a landslide vote, you awarded Eneloops the honor of best rechargeable battery . Today we're calling on you to nominate the best AA battery charger, and we're expecting a much more interesting set of contenders and a much tighter race.Read more...

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It's not easy to decide if buying a home is worth it or if renting makes more financial sense. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics offers some food for thought.Read more...

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Google just announced that it's new Fit application is now available. The app aims to track your activity, steps, as well as plug in to your third-party apps. In our own tests with the service, however, sync seems to be delayed at best. Wear users who have been tracking their steps may also find that some of their history may not be present once they install Fit on their devices. Proceed with caution and read more here.Read more...

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Here's a quick tip for knowing when butter is hot enough to saute in: wait until it stops foaming.Read more...

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Passion alone won't bring you success in the field of your choice. In fact, it's pretty unlikely that you'll find a career doing exactly what you love to do, but that's okay. All you need to do is to find room in your life for the things that make your heart sing, and your life will be in a better place, period.Read more...

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Some people see deals too tempting to pass up on the internet. A car in another state, the price is just right and the pictures look good. You can safely buy a used car - trusting the listing - without getting ripped off, right? Guess what the attorney is going to tell you?Read more...

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As I've stated many times, Sarah and I have a central goal of financial independence at the earliest possible age. Financial independence, to us, means that the requirement of money in exchange for our work becomes entirely optional, leaving us to choose options for our work based entirely on our own skills and personal joy. Considering our twenties were disastrous from a financial standpoint, we're aiming to be able to achieve this goal in our mid-forties or so – a decade down the road, if all goes well.Read more...

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Pick up the highly-rated Intocircuit Power Castle external charger, and bundle it with a variety of other chargers for extra savings. The Power Castle is the Wirecutter's pick for best external charger, so this is a real bargain.Read more...

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Knowing how to pursue upward or lateral mobility in a company is important if you want to stay relevant and gain more experience. Ask your boss for small changes, instead of big ones, to give yourself a better shot at gaining more responsibility at work.Read more...

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Filling our lives with positive vibes involves getting rid of the negative. So, we want to know, what things or people do you make an effort to ignore because they kill your positive vibes?Read more...

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People only post the best parts of their lives on social media, so it's easy to find ourselves making comparisons. Next time, figure out whether your feelings are telling you to get better at something, and set a goal to do so. Read more...

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Cars are a way of life in the US (and around the world). While most of us enjoy the freedom they offer, their costs can be a burden on the budget. Not everyone can live without that red mark in the ledger, but we'll help you find out if you might be a candidate.Read more...

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Android: Pushbullet keeps getting better. Today, the company behind your favorite device-to-device messaging app added filters to your feed so you can find pushes from yourself, contacts, or channels . Read more...

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Dump those standard plastic outlet covers for a custom made cover made from your favorite species of wood.Read more...

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For some vaccinations and other medicines, you need to take doses well before departure. This tool from the CDC prepares you for which ones you may need on an upcoming trip.Read more...

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When somebody wants to silence speech, they often use the quickest method available. When the speech is hosted on a major online platform, that method is usually a copyright or trademark complaint. Read more...

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Acer shook up the Chromebook world over the summer with the release of their new Chromebook 13. In addition to a 13" screen (still surprisingly rare in the Chromebook space) and 13 hours of battery life (unheard of outside the MacBook Air), this Chromebook is packing the same NVIDIA K1 that powers the NVIDIA Shield Gaming Tablet .Read more...

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Gmail's new Inbox app is pretty awesome , but it's still invite-only. If you have a friend that's using inbox, you can get access on your own device with their help—even if they don't have any invites to give out.Read more...

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When you're heading a collaboration of any kind, the number of people you bring on board can change how effective your team's output is. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, suggests employing the "two pizza rule" to help keep yourself from including too many people.Read more...

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