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If you're unfamiliar with the Hydra, it was a multi-headed beast in ancient Greek mythology that grew two heads for every one cut off. By creating a system of modes or mindsets for yourself to always fall back on—like the heads of a hydra—you'll never feel like you're not making progress toward your goals.Read more...

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If you're giving a gift that doesn't come in a box, there's still a way to wrap it without it looking like a crumpled mess. Gift bags are the perfect workaround and here's how you can make a simple one with the wrapping paper you probably already have around.Read more...

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Have you crafted a beautiful resume with the perfect typeface? You might be focusing on the wrong aspects of the process, as hiring managers are just looking to find qualified people. Here are five things that people put too much emphasis on that hiring managers actually don't care about.Read more...

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Deadspin How CBS And The NFL Teamed Up To Screw Wheel Of Fortune And Jeopardy! | Gizmodo Another Torrent Site Has Resurrected the Pirate Bay | io9 The Real Story Of Apollo 17... And Why We Never Went Back To The Moon | Jezebel Shade Court: A Royal Eye Roll, Self-Shade and Netflix Tries It | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Web connected thermostats are great, but they're expensive. If you want to make your own, blogger and engineer Nooganeer shows how to build one using a Raspberry Pi and an old iPhone.Read more...

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Not a fan of your Mac's default text cursor blink rate? MacIssues points out that it's super easy to change with a couple of Terminal commands.Read more...

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iOS: With apps like Drafts and Launch Center Pro , automation on iOS has been possible for a while, but it's also been a very heady, complex experience. Workflow's a new app that makes automation a lot easier to understand.Read more...

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This week we looked at the science behind "cleanses" , found out what items pay for themselves , ranked the best airlines in the country , and discovered the highest-paying job you can get with an associate's degree . Here's a look back.Read more...

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This looks like a great project for a mud room or entryway: Repurpose a French door into a photo gallery and coat rack.Read more...

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It is the road most traveled: You partner off. The two of you move in together, get hitched or make a Kurt-n-Goldie-style life commitment to one another. You buy some throw pillows and if you didn't already have a pet, you go and find yourself a fur baby. Maybe after the two of you have realized you're capable of caring for the fur baby, you upgrade to a human baby.Read more...

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Wearing high heels doesn't have to mean punishment for your feet. A few foot exercises and strategic posture could make standing for a long time in heels (like at a holiday party) less painful than usual.Read more...

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Whether you're learning in a classroom or on your own , few things beat a good library of resources for learning to code. Invent With Python houses tons of resources dedicated to learning the language, including a long list of free and cheap ebooks that you can download directly from the site.Read more...

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You probably remember RAs, or resident assistants, from your college days. RAs are responsible for many things, but one of the most important things I learned as an RA was how to mediate conflicts. Here are some tricks anyone can use.Read more...

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Selecting and buying a new car isn't easy. That's why, before resorting to the traditional but unreliable method of reading otter entrails, we at Jalopnik would like to invite you to try using this quiz, which harnesses the power of the Jalopnik Mainframe (located in Dale Earnhardt, Jr's Sex Bunker) to use math and stuff to find you the right car.Read more...

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Android (Rooted ): With phones getting so big, scrolling with one hand can be tricky sometimes. Tilt Scroll lets you tilt your phone to scroll in any app or screen.Read more...

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Leatherman dominates the multitool market, and their Sidekick model is marked down to just $25 today. Makes a great gift. [Leatherman Sidekick MultiTool, $18]Read more...

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A gas leak can occur from an earthquake, construction accident, or faulty appliance. Here's what you need to know to turn off the gas when that happens.Read more...

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Windows/OS X/Linux: Google's Android Studio is out of beta, replacing Eclipse as the standard for Android application development. Aspiring Android app developers : Eclipse is still good to know, but start learning Android Studio 1.0 now.Read more...

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It's not easy finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list year after year. Some sites, however, make it easier to find less typical gifts your recipients will be sure to remember and appreciate. We're building a list of these sites so you can get your shopping done before time's up!Read more...

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It can be equal parts interesting and awkward to run into a close friend that you lost touch with. In order to reconnect on a deeper level, avoid the general questions about your lives and ask more about what they've learned since you last spoke.Read more...

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There are many tricks you can use to decorate a cake, including using an oral syringe or toothpick for intricate designs. Amy Machnak shows you how to efficiently frost a cake when you don't have a stand.Read more...

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Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where life is like a box of chocolates, Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes, and census takers' livers are eaten with nice bottles of chianti, in ascending order of gastronomic horror.Read more...

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Deadspin Bears' OC Gives Tearful Apology For Criticizing Jay Cutler To Reporter | Gizmodo I'm a Sony Pictures Employee | io9 "Oldest Time Capsule" in U.S. Unearthed in Boston | Jezebel Thrilling True-Life Tales of Teenage Petty Theft Read more...

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While persistence is a great virtue , some types of problems call for solutions that simply can't be developed through grinding. If you find yourself stuck on a problem or creative challenge, switch tasks after 15 minutes to take your conscious mind off it.Read more...

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Over Black Friday weekend, Amazon offered a 30% off coupon on any print book they sold, and a lot of you took advantage. If you missed out though, or you had a second book you wanted to grab, you have another chance today, though the discount is 25% this time ($10 maximum savings).Read more...

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