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The latest version of Skype for Android has one new major feature: you can connect it to your phone's address book, so Skype can match your contacts with your Skype buddy list. Skype notes that this will happen "in the coming months," so it's unclear how quickly the update will roll out. Check out Skype's full blog post for more info.Read more...

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Over time, stove grates take on a greasy, cruddy film. If you want to make them look like new again, some really hot or boiling water can help cut through the grossness and make the cleaning chore easier.Read more...

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There are tons of ways to make money online , in your spare time and maybe with very little effort . From freelancing to flipping sites, this infographic covers the major resources that can help you put more money in your bank account.Read more...

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We've discussed some important things to know if you're headed to college , but if you're headed to grad school, the game changes. In many fields, it's all but required, and even if it's not, it might be necessary to distinguish yourself from the competition. If that sounds familiar, here are some things we wish we knew when we went after our advanced degrees.Read more...

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Odds are you have a few favorite items in your home: Your usual plates and favorite mug, or favorite sheets and blankets. The Kitchn has a simple way to keep your home from feeling stale (and beat the urge to buy new things) and to make sure everything wears evenly over time: Rotate those favorite items regularly. Read more...

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Gawker It's Time for England to Ask: Should Prince George Step Down? | Gizmodo 7 Dead Websites That Should Be Brought Back | io9 Robert Downey Jr. Not Quite Ready to Give Up Iron Man | Kotaku "Suspicious" Lady Causes Another Japanese Internet Conspiracy Read more...

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We've known and loved littleBits for some time, and now, they just got a lot more useful with the introduction of cloudBit. CloudBit is a module, a.k.a. bit, that brings internet connectivity to anything. With the rest of the littleBit library, you can now effectively create your own internet of things, no fancy Google products necessary.Read more...

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Debt settlement is supposed to be a lifeline for people struggling with money. However, even legitimate programs with good intentions can leave consumers with more debt than they started with, according to a new report from the Center for Responsible Lending. Read carefully before handing over the reins to your debt.Read more...

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OS X Yosemite, the upcoming version of Apple's operating system, won't launch until the fall, but if you're interested in trying out its new features now , you can sign up for Apple's public beta today. The beta was previously limited to developers and dev accounts, but now it's open to the first million users who opt in. Read more...

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Pyrus is a webapp that makes it easy to organize multiple projects at the same time, bring in others and have them collaborate with you, manage due dates, set deadlines, and more, all from the same window. Think of it like Gmail for project management, with a dash of Google Wave for good measure.Read more...

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Amazon is back with another great Gold Box for anyone looking to build or improve their PC. Whether you're starting from scratch with a motherboard or processor, or just upgrading your mouse or router, there are some great deals to pick from.Read more...

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iOS: If you frequently shoot videos on your iPhone, you should download Fly. This new video editor app makes it easy to stitch together up to four videos, add music or voiceovers, and even cool effects like picture-in-picture.Read more...

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Poached eggs aren't always easy to make, but this new trick will make you want to master them. Apparently, there is a way to store poached eggs in a refrigerator for up to two days, so you can make a bunch of them in one go for fuss-free breakfast.Read more...

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Windows: Mozilla's Thunderbird is a solid email client, but it can be a bit sluggish and it still doesn't support 64-bit processors. FossaMail is a freely downloadable clone optimized for 64-bit systems, all while supporting the same extensions.Read more...

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Google's Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It's tough to sift through the store to find what's useful though, so let us save you some time with this collection of the best Chrome extensions.Read more...

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Simplicity and home screens go together like a horse and carriage. This design, from My Color Screen user alicarbovader features everything you need on one home screen, including weather, calendar, communication badges and more.Read more...

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If you have a microwave that's covered with spattered sauce and popcorn butter, you can kill the odor and loosen up the gunk with a bowl filled with baking soda and water.Read more...

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Mental toughness is something we could all stand to gain. John Corcoran at The Art of Manliness suggests displaying your different duties—or job descriptions—to yourself so you can be the soldier of your own life and keep strong.Read more...

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We all have one of those projects sitting around unfinished that we know isn't that great. It's easy to abandon it, but as writer Steven Pressfield points out in Entrepreneur, sometimes, you just need to finish it to prove you can. Read more...

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Eight hours of sleep. Six hours of sleep. Seven hours of sleep. It seems like every year we see a study that claims that some amount of hours is better than another. The Wall Street Journal collects together a few studies that show data suggests that seven hours might be the sweet spot these days. Read more...

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io9 China Seals Off City Of 30,000 People After Man Dies Of Bubonic Plague | Jalopnik Chrysler Recalls Nearly 800,000 SUVs For Ignition Switch Issues | Jezebel Love Is Dead: Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Marriage Reportedly Coming to an End | Kotaku How A Successful Kickstarter Lost Half A Million Dollars | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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We've all made financial mistakes, and just bouncing a check can make you feel incredibly guilty and embarrassed. But as long as you're honest and forthcoming, you can overcome mistakes and figure out how to move forward.Read more...

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Ever lost a call the second you walked off a plane? Or noticed that your phone can't seem to find anything to connect to in the first place? Wired took a look at why that is. Read more...

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Here at Lifehacker, we may not always look to musical acts for our productivity tips (though there are exceptions ), but Kanye West might have just summed up the entire point of lifehacking in general.Read more...

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There are plenty of occasions where you might find your car idling. In a long drive through, picking someone up from work, or just sitting in your driveway. If you're idling longer than 10 seconds, though, you're better off turning off the engine.Read more...

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