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A lie-flat vacuum, a 55" 4K Samsung, and the most popular cold brew coffee maker lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web. Read more...

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Dutch ovens are essential for tasks like braising meat and cooking up hearty stews, but they are also quite large, and take up more than their fair share of oven real estate. To use your Dutch oven to braise and roast at the same time, just flip the lid over.Read more...

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If you’ve read our article about eating enough protein and want to get really serious about getting the most out of your exercise program, then you might want to consider how much protein you eat after you exercise to get the most muscle-building benefits.Read more...

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It’s 2017, and your vacuum cleaner shouldn’t have a cord anymore. Luckily, you can save $40 on this well-designed Bissell AirRam, today only.Read more...

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Your emergency fund is supposed to give you some peace of mind to cover expenses when times are tough. However, most times you wish you could spend a little extra aren’t emergencies. For those, give yourself a smaller “comfy couch” fund.Read more...

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Samsung is the biggest manufacturer of Android phones by a wide margin, but that doesn’t guarantee timely updates. Today, months after Nougat was announced, the company has finally detailed which phones will get the update.Read more...

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If you’re having a hard time waking up on time in the morning, you might need to adjust your schedule to align with your sleep cycles. The closer you can line up with the 90-minute rule, the better.Read more...

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Some people are less active in winter and so are some plants. They go dormant in extreme weather, like freezing temperatures, then come out when conditions are better for them to grow. While dormant, a plant’s leaves fall off and it might look dead. There’s a good chance it’s not, though.Read more...

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Reader Sebastian submitted this beautiful desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and the combination of the wallpaper and a few tasteful skins is a solid, sharp look. Here’s how he set it all up.Read more...

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There’s something about a stew pot, simmering on the stove, but for the ultimate in low-effort cooking, pop it in the oven. You’ll get even, all-around heating, free up your burners, and you won’t have to stir or fiddle with it as often.Read more...

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Later this year Hulu subscribers will be able to download shows and watch them offline. Netflix added the feature at the end of last year, alleviating in-flight boredom for many subscribers without Wi-Fi. That and more in today’s news.Read more...

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Deadspin Here Is Your 2017 Baseball Hall Of Fame Class | The Slot Obama’s Final Press Conference as President Was One Long Trump Subtweet | Gizmodo What the Hell Happened to Mozilla and Firefox? | The Root Restaurateur Learns What Happens When You Advertise Chicken and Waffles With Watermelon for MLK Day |Read more...

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Shrimp are a popular food, but even those who’ve had it before might have some questions on how to approach different shrimp dishes. You need to know what utensils are best, how to peel them, and when it’s okay to eat the shell.Read more...

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Burner’s latest update adds support from Nomorobo, the spam call blocking service that keeps telemarketers from ruining your dinner.Read more...

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For over sixteen years America’s Test Kitchen has approached cooking through a methodic, scientific lens, explaining how to execute a recipe to perfection. In a crowded landscape of culinary television, they stand out for their rigorous testing and accessible recipes.Read more...

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When you’ve hit a wall while working on a project, there’s no sense in banging your head against it. Here’s how Isaac Asimov, the prolific science fiction author and science writer, worked his way through creative blocks.Read more...

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Mac: You have tons of options for different system monitors on the Mac, but if you’re looking for something a little more customizable than the rest, MenuBar Stats 2 is worth a look.Read more...

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Spotlight is a great way to search for just about anything on your Mac, but it’s usually a couple more clicks to get to the Get Info panel if you need it. OS X Daily points out you can get there quickly with a keyboard shortcut.Read more...

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Cute, squeezeable toys—from Sophie la Girafe to the humble rubber ducky—can fill up with a slimy black mold if moisture gets inside. Fortunately, it’s possible to clean them, and even to prevent the slime from taking hold in the first place. Read more...

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Windows/Mac: Hemingway was originally a clever little web that highlighted common writing errors to help you edit. Then, it came to desktop. Now, it’s getting a free update that adds in a new distraction-free editing mode, PDF export, and more.Read more...

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The best homemade pizza is made with the best ingredients, but that doesn’t mean those ingredients need to be complicated. In fact, the best pizza sauce has only one ingredient and it requires no cooking at all.Read more...

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When you buy and hold a mutual fund in your retirement account, you pay an expense ratio, which is basically a fee to the firm that manages the fund. Typically, expense ratios range from about 0.15% to well over 1%, which doesn’t seem like a huge difference. However, expense ratios add up over time and this calculator…Read more...

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iOS: There is no shortage of apps for writing down your thoughts, but many writing and note-taking apps suffer from feature bloat that impede the actual writing. Just Open & Type forgoes the unnecessary stuff and lives up to its name.Read more...

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Android Doze is an unsung hero, saving your battery when you’re not using your phone. Third-party apps like Greenify, ForceDoze, and Naptime can squeeze even more juice out of your phone, but they can do a whole lot more if you tweak them.Read more...

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Photography isn’t as easy as many people assume, but you can learn the basics on your own. And if you need some structured lessons, this 12-module course from Harvard will teach you everything from exposure settings to reading histograms.Read more...

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