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With the weather getting warmer, you might be tempted to get away from it all and cool off. If you wouldn't mind a refreshing dip while you're at it, SwimmingHoles.info can show you where your area you can go for a swim without the crowds and concrete, no pool pass required.Read more...

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Closet space comes at a premium in most homes and apartments, so you have to make the most of what you get. Luckily, Kelly at View Along the Way shows us how she made these slide-out organizers for belts, ties, scarves, and more that fit even in tight spaces and slide out when you need them. Read more...

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Tipping is a confusing practice, usually because you're never quite sure who you're supposed to tip, when, and how much. This infographic from Wait But Why shows what most people do, and what's expected at different establishments.Read more...

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To build a relationship with your superiors at work and have a better chance of moving up the ladder, try mirroring their mannerisms, says LearnVest. In other words: monkey see, monkey do.Read more...

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Can't find the opener? You could open the bottle with a countertop or even a newspaper , but Instructables user mikeasaurus had a better idea: just attach the opener to the bottom of a coaster.Read more...

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The official Facebook app for Android asks for too many permissions, so I'm looking for an alternative. Any recommendations? How can I turn a 1TB external hard drive into networked storage that could be accessed from anywhere, not just within my network? Is there a way to easily stream my content directly from my Time Capsule to the Apple TV and cut out the middle man? Any ideas for what I can do with my decade-old 8.5lb laptop with a Pentium 4 processor, 1GB RAM, 40GB HDD and Windows XP? Is there a super-simple online calendar I can convince my luddite wife to use? Maybe if there's a "smartboard" calendar that hangs on a wall and syncs with Google Calendar? I'm looking for an app that will regulate the volume output on my android phone. Preferably something with integration for Tasker. You know when you go into the gym and you see those big buckets of combs in the weird blue Barbasol liquid? What's the proper thing to do with the comb after you've used it? Set it aside, toss it back, throw it out? Question about AT&T's Mobile Share Value plan: Yesterday while looking over my AT&T Bill, the site said I was eligible to switch to the Mobile Share Value plan. Problem is, I assumed I was still under contract since I re-upped to get a subsidized iPhone 5 18 months ago when it came out. What happened here? Am I still under contract, and if so when will the contract expire? I don't think I broke any rules? I recently upgraded my HTPC from Windows XP to 8. VLC for Windows 8 seems to be buggy as hell. Can anyone recommend music/video players that don't stink? Or any other essentials I should have? How does one get motivated to get started in the face of an overwhelming workload? (At work it's fine - it's the personal/educational projects that are suffering.) Read more...

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Android: While Whatsapp and other alternative texting apps are great for sharing links and pics, the humble SMS is lagging behind. Well, not if you have Invi, which makes text messages a multimedia-rich experience.Read more...

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People retain structured information 40 percent more reliably than random information, writes Matt Abrahams in Inc., who also suggests a structure for your presentations: What? So What? Now What?Read more...

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Chrome: The Heartbleed bug is among the major security vulnerabilities we have seen in recent times. It's one of those cases where precaution is the order of the day. You could manually check sites or use Chromebleed, an extension that tells you if the site you're on was affected by the bug.Read more...

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Managing your money and budgeting can be a daunting task, even if you're a spreadsheet ninja. Corralling accounts, watching your money move, and keeping track of everything can be tough, but there are personal finance tools that make the job much easier. Here are some of the best personal finance tools, perfect for keeping track of your finances. Read more...

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Just in time for spring cleaning, One Good Thing By Jillee shares what is possibly the easiest way to clean dirty cords of venetian blinds—or well, any similar cord.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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Got a tune stuck in your head? Fire up your favorite music player or YouTube and play the song through to the end to get rid of that "earworm", suggests Dr. Fredric Neuman, Director of the Anxiety and Phobia Center at White Plains Hospital.Read more...

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Once they are wet, matches are useless. As a precaution while camping or for any other use, waterproof matches are the way to go. No need to buy special matches though, Food Storage And Survival shows how to make your own with some nail polish.Read more...

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If you're eager to start photographing the night sky, but you want to do so on a budget, it can be done—even with just a smartphone and a telescope.Read more...

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If you have a collection of recipes scribbled on notes, then old CD cases can be of help in the kitchen. Used correctly, the CD case acts as a propped up, stain-free recipe stand, Real Simple says.Read more...

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Android: Whether you need to set a timer for your eggs or a reminder to call your boss in an hour, Wonder Timer makes it easier than ever. It packages good design with easy functionality to become one of the top Android timer apps.Read more...

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To save on mechanic costs , a DIY approach can help. And there are plenty of car repairs you can do yourself . For example, over at Imgur, user sxpnthr uploaded a guide on how he fixed a car dent with boiling water.Read more...

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It doesn't matter whether you're going on your first date your getting married, living together or long distance: we could all use a little relationship advice. Here are 10 tough relationship situations we've covered over the years, and how to tackle them.Read more...

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The "Done List" is a popular productivity method for those who prefer to track their achievements than make task lists. 99U reminds us that it's not just about what you achieve though; these lists should include all progress you make.Read more...

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Security breaches happen so often nowadays, you're probably sick of hearing about them and all the ways you should beef up your accounts. Even if you think you've heard it all already, though, today's password-cracking tools are more advanced and cut through the clever password tricks many of us use. Here's what's changed and what you should do about it.Read more...

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When you bike at night, you need lights and reflectors to stay safe from vehicles and other people who might otherwise not see you. MAKE Projects shows you a really cool way to not only do that, but make your bike look like something out of TRON at the same time.Read more...

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OS X: Macs can stream audio and video pretty easily over AirPlay, but if you want to watch/listen to your media on a television you need an AppleTV hooked up to get the job done. SofaPlay offers the same functionality, but with the more widely-implemented UPnP/DLNA standards .Read more...

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You can put speakers in just about anything, from salad bowls to paper enclosures , but Instructables user txje found that gas cans actually serve a positive purposes: the pour spout can release pressure from the speaker can and the handles make them very portable.Read more...

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Voice recognition is getting better, and it's increasingly being used for more than just reminders and email. But can you use it to help you code? Maybe. The loquacious coders at Stack Exchange chime in. Read more...

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