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Recent conventional wisdom states that if you really want to increase your personal happiness, you should spend your money on experiences rather than things . While this isn't a bad idea, finance blog Mr. Money Mustache suggests another strategy: just keep your money.Read more...

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We've talked about how anunrealistically tight budget can backfire . To stay motivated and stick to your financial goals, allow yourself some breathing room. Money site Go Banking Rates offers a creative way to do this: set a savings goal, then use 15 percent of it on a splurge.Read more...

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Knowing when to quit your job is never an easy thing to figure out. Amazon has recently taken an interesting approach by offering up to $5,000 to employees who want to quit. Would you take it?Read more...

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BitTorrent is great for downloading multiple files in a group, but you can actually download them in order with uTorrent—so you can start listening to that first track right away, before the whole torrent has downloaded.Read more...

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: you invite company over only to find that your house is a little messy, so you go on a frantic cleaning binge to try and pretty it up for them. Apartment Therapy says relax: no one's judging you for something we all do.Read more...

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Android: Ever find yourself manually changing volume, turning on Bluetooth, or adjusting brightness for certain apps? App Config automatically tweaks these (and other) settings as soon as an app is opened.Read more...

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Location tracking and sharing services get a bad reputation. It can feel like there's too much sharing going on. However, there are still some good reasons to share where you are or, alternatively, to make use of all the data everyone else is sharing.Read more...

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Android: Many Android smartphones come with shortcuts to settings when you pull down the notifications bar, but if you want more control over that, Notification Toggle might be just right to supercharge your notification shade .Read more...

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Alton Brown's secret for making perfect hard-boiled eggs is to not boil them at all. Instead, he prefers to oven-bake eggs . If you like that, Brown shared a tip for the method in his new YouTube channel: use a moist kitchen towel.Read more...

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If your child asks about the Easter Bunny, should you tell them the truth or build the fantasy? Some quick pieces of advice for those who just had (or are about to have) a new baby. (And congratulations!) I just set up a Raspberry Pi as a Bittorrent Sync server, network storage location, and local backup location. Is there any reason I shouldn't just use Bittorrent Sync to perform my PC and Mac backups? How do you get to the Most Recent setting on the newest version of the Android Facebook app? I've been using my browser instead because I can't stand the Top Stories feed and can't figure out how to change it since the app udpated. Anyone else like to stream baseball? I was excited to see that MLB.tv now supports Chromecast, however I think I'm going to have to continue using my HTPC + VPN to watch in-market games because the At Bat app requires location services to be on. Has anyone tested out PIA using Chromecast yet? I use no-ip.com as a DNS host/free domain thing, so I'm able to get mydomain.no-ip.org as an easy SSH shortcut. But the site requires an annoying monthly check-in with Captcha. Any alternatives? I don't have an Android right now but will be getting one soon. I'd still like to avail of the app deals I see right now though. Is there a way that I can download and save some of the apps from Dealhacker so that I have a few apps ready to go for when I finally get my phone? How much information should I give about myself on my personal site? Is there a way to get text on indexed on Google? I have a small game that outputs its name and possibly a bit of background. Is paying more for a surge protector worthwhile? I get that some have better physical designs, but what about the ciruitry? How do I know how many joules I need? Food Question! Would anyone happen to know any good sauces that go well with pasta that are not tomato based? Alfredo sauce seems like an easy answer but anything else? Read more...

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To make maximum the space in the shelves of your kitchen cupboards, designer Chip Cordelli shares two great tips at Real Simple: hang your cups and put wire racks to create mini-shelves.Read more...

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Android: With touch screen smartphones, volume buttons are among the few physical keys you can press. QuickClick makes it easy to put them to use for more than volume control.Read more...

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Sorry you didn't find the golden egg in today's hunt. Here are a whole bunch of deals pulled from our five Twitter accounts to cheer you up. While you're here, you may as well follow them too.Read more...

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Creative work is not only best for bad moods , but doing creative activities outside of the office can boost your on-the-job performance, says a new study by psychologist Kevin Eschleman of San Francisco State University.Read more...

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Whether you're a developer or a writer, a good text editor is a must-have on any computer, in any operating system. The humble text editor is great for managing code, writing down quick notes, or just as a distraction-free writing tool. This week, we're looking at five of the best, based on your nominations. Read more...

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Web/Chrome/iOS/Android: Looking for a plain text editor that works in your browser and on your phone, while syncing with Dropbox or Google Drive? Meet Writebox!Read more...

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Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...

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What do you do when the seller at a yard sale says, "Make me an offer." The Simple Dollar suggests taking a minute and applying the 10% rule.Read more...

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After you scoop out some ice cream from the tub and put it back in the freezer, it's common to get a layer of ice crystals on top. The easy way to avoid that, says AO Life, is to cover the ice cream with parchment paper.Read more...

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The best ways to de-stink your stuff might not be easily available when discretion is the order of the way. If you don't want to leave a bathroom stinking, redditor RatherTall has a quick-fix concoction that he says masks the odors well when you're at someone else's place.Read more...

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Eating quartered slices of watermelon can be a messy affair. Bite anywhere and you'll probably get some fruit on your cheek because of the size and shape. CrazyRussianHacker has a neat trick to solve this.Read more...

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Android: The default Dropbox app on Android forces you to use only one account at a time. If you have multiple Dropbox accounts and need access, then B1 File Manager is a good solution—although it doesn't offer local sync.Read more...

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In case your old album of photos has been damaged, whether stuck together or by spilling some sticky liquid, don't panic. All you need is lukewarm water to save the day, says WikiHow.Read more...

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You spend a lot of time in front of your TV, but chances are you may not be using it to its full potential. It's not just about better picture, either—a good TV setup requires the right cables, a good remote, and a lot more. Here are 10 tweaks for creating the ultimate TV setup.Read more...

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You know how to choose the healthiest alcoholic drink , but things aren't that easy when you're making cocktails. Greatist has come up with eight rules to make drinks healthier, along with a list of non-fattening cocktails.Read more...

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