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When you think about making fried chicken, you probably imagine using a deep fryer or Dutch oven to submerge the chicken pieces in hot oil. A better method, which uses less oil, is to use a large cast iron skillet for frying instead.Read more...

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Many popular dynamic web apps (Hulu, GitHub, and Basecamp, to name a few) are built using the Ruby on Rails framework. If you'd like to dive into Ruby on Rails, here are some of the best online courses, tools, and other resources for you to bookmark.Read more...

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A few months ago, Chrome released 64-bit builds for Windows in its Dev and Canary channels. The newest version of Chrome brings these to the stable channel for all to enjoy.Read more...

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We often find ourselves setting out to accomplish big goals that involve big changes in habit. Pick the Brain recommends building mini habits to work your way up instead of overloading to burn yourself out.Read more...

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Most of us use Gmail as our main email service, but it's so much more. Gmail can act as your to-do list, your notes board, your reminders, your list maker, and all the other things you need to be productive.Read more...

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Money seems like it has everything to do with logic and little to do with feelings. But our emotions can have a pretty big impact on how we deal with our finances. Gratitude, for example, can affect spending (and even investing) in a big way. Here's a first-hand account of how it changed my own financial habits for the better.Read more...

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We usually have a gift card deal or two to report on every day, but eBay has a nice roundup going on with deals from 8 popular stores and services. Some of the best include $100 at StubHub for $85, a year of PlayStation+ for $40, a $50 Jiffy Lube card for $40, and 30% off Skype credit. [Gift Card Sale]Read more...

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Bittorrent Sync may not be the perfect Dropbox replacement , but it is pretty great. Today it got a lot better. In addition to a new interface, users can now share quick links to your folders with anyone.Read more...

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iOS: Time lapse videos are great, but they can be hard to make. Not only are they time consuming, but you need to stabilize your camera and stitch photos into a video. Hyperlapse simplifies the whole process.Read more...

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Disorganization can waste a lot of time (and cause a lot of stress). Productivity consultant Ann Gomez suggests adopting the "one-touch rule": process that task the first time you touch it. Read more...

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Next week, Samsung, Motorola, and Apple are all dropping new products. You might have seen a ton of contradictory rumors all around the internet, most of which are probably false. Here's how to actually use tech rumors to make better purchasing decisions.Read more...

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Google Chrome has been updated to version 37. Updates include improved font rendering on Windows, better performance and stability, and a tweaked password manager. Read more on the Chrome blog.Read more...

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Some keyboard keys can be a nuisance for gamers (ever accidentally hit the Windows key while gaming?) The How-To Geek saves us from accidentally ripping ourselves out of our games and other hotkey mishaps with a script. Read more...

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Not all colleges have study abroad programs, or they have very limited offerings. In order to try and find the program that has what you're looking for, try a non-university affiliated program.Read more...

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So you know it's time start investing, but you're not sure where to get started. There's your retirement, of course, but there are a few different retirement investing options. Plus, what if you want to simply invest outside of retirement? In his book, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi breaks down five systematic steps to investing.Read more...

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If you ever buy apps, videos, music, or books from iTunes, you can save yourself a little cash today with this deal on iTunes credit from Staples. The discount comes in the form of a $50 gift card for $42.50, and you can purchase up to three at a time if you want to stock up.Read more...

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Gawker Everything You Need to Have Seen From Last Night's Emmys | Gizmodo Just Six Months After the Olympics, Sochi Looks Like a Ghost Town | Jezebel Sofia Vergara Got to Participate in the Sexist Portion of the Emmys | Kotaku Pokémon Fighting Arcade Game Announced in Japan Read more...

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Planning a road trip is rarely just about finding the fastest route between two points. You also have to consider stops for gas, bathrooms, food, or entertainment. Alongways is a Google Maps mashup that lets you plug in your origin and destination, and search for anything you want along the way, from "pizza" to "dog parks" and everything in-between.Read more...

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Long conference calls with people you haven't personally met have one problem: once you hang up, you tend to forget who said what. To fix that, look up photos of everyone on the call so you associate voices with names and photos.Read more...

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Gluing boards together is one of the simplest forms of joinery, and while it may seem almost too easy for explanation, once the glue is set, there's no turning back. Since the glue-up can make or break a project, here are some things to keep in mind.Read more...

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Web: Over the years, you have probably clicked the Like button on several Facebook pages in which you are no longer interested. Facebook Cleanser performs a quick sweep to clean up your news feed.Read more...

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If you know your audience, you can use speech rate to your advantage. Speak slower if they agree with you, speak faster if they disagree.Read more...

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With the advance of phones, tablets, and ereaders, ebooks have become a popular reading standard. Still, there's something about the feel of an old-fashioned paper book. We asked you which one is better and why, and here are some of the best arguments we heard.Read more...

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Being a student is tough enough as it is and when you're getting your PhD, you require a whole different set of tools. Case in point, PhD student, Samuel shares his bag over on Everyday Carry.Read more...

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If you don't have a capo—or if you just forgot to bring one to your jam session—you can quickly put one together with just a pencil and a couple rubber bands.Read more...

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