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Planning a wedding can be a stressful affair , but web site The Knot has a ton of stuff to get you started, from checklists to timelines to inspiration boards.Read more...

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The tech industry loves catchy phrases, but the truth is that most of them either don't mean anything or they're just complicated ways to phrase simple ideas. With that in mind, let's dig into what sayings like "the internet of things" or "disruption" means to us normal people.Read more...

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You've probably heard that you should slice meat "against the grain," but why exactly? And how do you figure out where the grain is? Kenji López-Alt at Serious Eats explains it all.Read more...

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We all know we should avoid screens before bed and checking our email in the morning , yet many of us sleep with our phones right next to us. Do you?Read more...

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While a coupon can save extra cash while shopping, some people skip the due diligence of searching for one before checking out. Perhaps they think it takes too much time, or, more likely, that there just won't be one available that makes it worth it. That's why we dove deep into our coupon database to find out which stores are the best.Read more...

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Yesterday I was reading Whitson's post about Facebook update on "Nearby Friends" and able to find it interesting so, I was experimenting with facebook app & trying to figure it out, exactly how it works ( opt in & enable "Nearby Friends" notification in app setting, turn on location in phone & app, re-install Facebook app too) but me and my friend, nether able to get any notifications for "Nearby Friends". I guess not rolled out in our accounts yet.Read more...

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Welcome to the Friday open thread! What are ya'll doing for Passover? Any plans for Easter? 4/20? The weekend in general? Share tips, hacks, and cool things, and ask away on the Friday open thread, hosted by Hackerspace, Lifehacker's commenter run blog. Read more...

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You Need a Budget, one of your five favorite personal finance tools , is now free for college students. All you need to do is send in proof of registration and they'll give you a special license for the year.Read more...

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So you've been building up your credit score and saving decent percentage of your income. Want to know whether your financial situation is desirable? Here are a few numbers to help gauge your financial success.Read more...

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We all know the importance of investing. When we get to the point that we can start saving , it's instinctual (and rightly so!) to start looking at financial investments like stocks or 401(k)s. One reddit user, however, suggests that the first investment to make is in yourself.Read more...

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Android: In the future, paper (much like running) will only exist for recreation, for fun. In the meantime, we still have to deal with annoying contracts, memos, and receipts. All of which can be scanned instantly and uploaded directly to Dropbox, Evernote, and more with Scanbot, previously available for iOS .Read more...

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We've mentioned how for people who are already active, a four-minute workout can go a long way towards keeping you active and in good condition. If you can't remember what that workout entails, this graphic walks you through the exercises and how long to do each one. Read more...

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Android (4.3+): When you get notifications on the Moto X, the center of the screen turns on to show you the time and an icon for the app that has the notification waiting for you, along with some other visual cues. If you'd like something similar for your Android phone, AcDisplay delivers.Read more...

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Artichokes are members of the thistle family, which can make them a bit prickly and unapproachable—but they're really good for you, and tasty too. Since they're in season right now, this video from the folks at Panna shows you the fast, easy way to clean and prep them for cooking.Read more...

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Google Maps is easily one of the most popular and powerful mapping tools on the internet. It doesn't have to do all the legwork alone, though. Here are some of the best extensions you can add to your browser to make Google Maps that much more awesome.Read more...

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Erelde's Windows desktop isn't full of bells and whistles, just a visually striking wallpaper and a few widgets to help him keep track of a few things. Here's how to make your computer look like this.Read more...

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Looking good doesn't stop at getting good fitting clothes . You still have to dress yourself. For those times you need to tuck your shirt in, The Art of Manliness shows off four different techniques. Read more...

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Chrome: Ad blockers are a popular, if controversial group of software, but they don't cover everything. Do Not Disturb ups the ante by blocking content widgets, data miners, and a bunch of other things that might annoy you.Read more...

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Think of your most common habits and the regular culprits come to mind—biting your nails, snacking late at night, cracking your knuckles. Do something enough times and it becomes a behavioral pattern you do almost involuntarily. But is creativity any different?Read more...

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Siri seems to get new powers all the time, but it's still not useful unless you're really hooked into Apple's apps. If you want to add some new commands and don't mind a slow response time, GoogolPlex is a clever little hack that let you control Spotify, a Nest Thermostat, and more. Read more...

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Just like on the desktop, the official Google Calendar app on Android now autocompletes the "Location" entry using Google Maps. It's a small update, but hugely useful. Read more here.Read more...

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If you're a fan of Outlook.com but still use a few other accounts for mail—like Gmail or Yahoo—you can import your mail and manage it from Outlook.com's awesome interface.Read more...

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iPhone 5s: One of the best features on the iPhone 5s is the movement tracker, but you still need to grab an app to actually make use of all that data. You have a lot of options to chose from and now Runkeeper has their own with Breeze.Read more...

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Family dinners aren't just for the holidays. They actually have benefits far outside of sharing that ham or lamb feast among people you care about. Read more...

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If you live in a seriously cluttered house, downsizing all at once can feel like an impossible challenge. Wise Bread shares a simple tip to do it gradually: get rid of one (or ten) things every day.Read more...

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