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There's an old belief that Macs don't have the same crapware/malware problem that Windows does. However, with the rise of Macs over the past few years, that's no longer true. Our friends at the How-To Geek explain how OS X crapware works, and how to avoid it.Read more...

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High fructose corn syrup is terrible for you. I want to be really clear about that. But if you pore over ingredient labels trying to avoid it, or if you opt for Jones Soda or Mexican Coke because of its "real" sugar, you may have been duped.Read more...

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Everybody loves infographics. Facts (and assertions) just spring to life when you make them into cool pictures. But this powerful tool is all too often misused. Our friends at io9 put together a list of 11 infographics that are either completely misleading or totally useless. [io9 ]Read more...

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We have until April 15 to contribute to an IRA and take a tax deduction, so that's what many of us do. But this procrastination can make a serious dent in our retirement savings.Read more...

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We touched on monitor positioning on our Office Gear Guide , and one of the best ways to elevate your monitor to the right height, utilize multiple monitors, and save space on your desk is with a monitor mount, but which one? Mount up and nominate your favorite in the comments.Read more...

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Mindfulness and meditation offer a host of benefits that we're still learning about via scientific studies. Information is Beautiful's infographic below reveals the effects of meditation and mindfulness practices—from boosting concentration to making us more empathetic .Read more...

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When you're dealing with a crisis and feeling desperate, it's important to talk to about it. But it can be hard to open up or find someone willing to listen. The Crisis Text Line aims to make it a little easier.Read more...

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The open internet finally got the protection it deserves from profit-hungry cable companies. The FCC just approved the strongest set of net neutrality rules in this country's history, punctuating a years-long battle for this future of the internet. However, the war's not yet over .Read more...

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Short-term thinking gets a bad rap when we talk about time management, but if you focus purely on your long-term goals, you might be on the road to burnout. Neglecting your immediate, short-term needs can just stress you out more, despite your meticulous planning.Read more...

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The gender pay gap has been getting a lot attention. It's an issue needs to be addressed proactively, but it can be useful to know the industries where this gap is widest. Here are the worst paying jobs for women, based on median earnings.Read more...

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If you own a set of speakers that don't have Bluetooth, this tiny adapter will add wireless streaming with nothing but the included AUX cable. [Aukey Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 Audio Music Streaming Receiver Adapter, $13 with code 5SRPBKTD]Read more...

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The most important part of tiling a bathroom floor is "setting the layout". It's a do-it-yourself job that anyone with a bit of patience and basic know-how can do. The key, says This Old House, is starting at the focal point of your bathroom for a nice, straight line.Read more...

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Some jobs, activities, or tasks involve a certain amount of risk. When we first start the job, we're very aware of this risk, so we're cautious of it. But as time goes on, we get comfortable and forget about the dangers associated with the task. That's often when mistakes and accidents happen.Read more...

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We're all prone to a little self-loathing now and again, and sometimes that's a dark road that can only get worse. Thankfully, it's not too difficult to fight back if you can get yourself in the right mindset.Read more...

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Networking is, at best, widely misunderstood . If you really want to advance your career, don't just shove business cards in front of people. As prolific actor/productive mad man James Franco suggests, build a team of people you can routinely collaborate with.Read more...

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Whether you're lactose intolerant, don't eat dairy, or just want to try something different, you can easily create a dairy-free yogurt by using coconut milk and a few other ingredients.Read more...

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Deadspin Louisville's Chris Jones Charged With Rape | Gizmodo Astronomers Discover Mysterious Black Hole As Massive As 12 Billion Suns | Jalopnik Rowan Atkinson On What's It Like To Put 41,000 Miles In A McLaren F1 | Kotaku Spider-Man's Dead Girlfriend Is a Kick-Ass Superhero Now |Read more...

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Lighting is one of the easiest "smart" upgrades you can make to your home, and Home Depot is having a one-day deal on the gear you'll need to get started.Read more...

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When it comes to kitchen equipment, there are some instances where you must accept no substitutes. Like for a sharp chef's knife, or a heavy-bottomed cast iron skillet . Or a Microplane rasp grater.Read more...

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Sign language can be complex to learn because movements are difficult to convey without watching someone do them. This video dictionary helps you learn new words in sign language with actual humans demonstrating the movements.Read more...

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Reading a good book is great, but listening to one recorded while you drive, fly, or just chill at home is a great way to fit good books into your life as well. Luckily, even though there are big players in the audiobook market, there are lots of options to choose from. This week we want to know which you think are the best.Read more...

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Mobile data is nearly ubiquitous, but there are still times when you find yourself outside the coverage area. SMSmart can do basic searches, get directions, search Wikipedia, and more all using SMS.Read more...

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Couples fight more about money than anything else. You and your partner could be totally compatible in every way, but when it comes to money, sparks fly. Getting on the same page, financially can be tough. To make things easier, talk about a few important topics when the relationship starts to get serious.Read more...

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Flickr user Elizabeth has a great-looking desktop that puts her music front and center. Plus, it's really easy to set up. Here's how she did it.Read more...

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When you're starting your garden , you have a lot to think about. Before you do anything else, get the seedlings going indoors . Read more...

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