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Some upgrades are subjective—like moving from pen and paper to a digital note-taker. Other upgrades, however, change the way you use technology, and make it impossible to go back to something inferior. Here are 10 of those things.Read more...

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Many recipes call for you to hold ingredients together with kitchen twine. If you don't have any on hand, dental floss makes a great substitute.Read more...

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We all create stories to explain what happens in a day. A story is a tool to help us make sense of the world. But what about the future? What would happen if you turned your to-do list into a story as a rehearsal for the next day? Personally, it's helped me not just Get Things Done, but also boosted my memory so that I've been able to ditch complicated to-do lists and schedules for good.Read more...

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Whether it's a new team cap, brand cap, or a cap you got from that conference you went to that one time—it's yours and you want it to fit just right. You can speed up the breaking in process by wearing it in the shower.Read more...

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Getting all of your kids out the door in the morning can be hectic. Save some time in the morning by having your kid's outfits planned ahead of time and organized with these dividers.Read more...

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Whether you're an avid player who's been in the game for years, or curious to see what Dungeons & Dragons is all about, Wizards of the Coast is offering everything you need to start playing for free.Read more...

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Studies show that people would rather do something—anything—than be alone with their thoughts. The idea that doing something trumps doing nothing is no new phenomenon. But it's through reflection, daydreaming, and introspection that we make sense of information and experiences and come up with new insight and ideas.Read more...

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Windows/Mac/Linux: Calibre, one of the best free ebook managers out there (and a great tool for removing DRM ), released a big update this week. Calibre 2.0 includes a new editor function, comparison tool, support for Android phones on OS X, and more. Read more...

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If you're a big fan of internet radio, UK Tech Reviews has a guide for building your own little internet radio device using a Raspberry Pi and a touch screen. Read more...

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If you don't want to have to replace your bras more often than necessary, try rotating your bras every day, giving the band time to rest between uses. Read more...

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This week we ran through some skills everyone should have , learned how far $100 goes in each state , worked a room like a boss , and found some of the best rewards credit cards . Here's a look back.Read more...

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The Kitchn tested four different ways to shape a burger to see which method produced a beautifully shaped, evenly grilled burger.Read more...

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Some nights, the moon just looks particularly awesome—but when you go to snap a photo, it looks like a white dot on a black background. Wired shares some tips for taking better shots of the moon.Read more...

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Your smartphone and tablet are surprisingly good pieces of hardware for making music. Because of that, you have a ton of choices for apps, but many of them are terrible. Let's make a list of the best ones.Read more...

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If you own any devices powered by standard batteries, and you aren't using rechargeables, you're basically throwing money down the drain. Eneloops are widely considered the best on the market, and there are two great options today to get you started. Read more...

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When you move to a new apartment or house, you'll probably find that some light switches control outlets rather than built-in light fixtures. Here's a quick way to (possibly) see which outlets are switch-controlled.Read more...

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Previously mentioned moving service Unpakt is a great tool to compare movers so you find a good one . Now the service has expanded into tons more cities and regions, and has a new "Quick Quotes" feature that offers near-instant quotes so you know how much getting your stuff to your new home will cost.Read more...

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Whether you're trying to keep your outdoor plants happy or you just want to keep the kids busy in the yard, if you don't have a sprinkler that'll water a large area at once, all you need is a plastic soda bottle, some tape, and your garden hose. Read more...

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Teaching is one of the most challenging, underrated, and yet often deeply rewarding professions you could go into. There's a lot you can learn from trying to teach a room full of (mostly) disinterested students. Here are some of the biggest lessons I learned and am still applying today.Read more...

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Gizmodo How the Hell Does Quantum Mechanics Work Anyway? | Jalopnik Aston Martin Has To Make These Deconstructed LED Tail Lights Happen | Jezebel Man Uses Dating Site to Rape Six Women, Says He Was Expecting Arrest | Kotaku What Show Got You into Anime? 10,000 Japanese Fans Respond. Read more...

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Cortana is Windows Phone's answer to Siri and Google Now : A voice-activated artificially intelligent personal assistant with an only slightly off-putting robot voice. Technically, she's still in beta on Windows 8.1, but PhoneBuff is here to show us 50 things Cortana can already do. Read more...

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Android: The Google Now Launcher's spiffiest feature is that you can swipe to the left to access Google Now. Blur Launcher (from the makers of Talon for Twitter and EvolveSMS) takes it a step further by letting you swipe to access other apps from the home screen.Read more...

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Bluetooth is basically table stakes for speaker systems these days, but if you love how an older stereo sounds, it's easy to add Bluetooth streaming with this cheap Belkin dongle.Read more...

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From the father of two kids and a guy who has crawled in the cargo holds of hundreds of planes, please take my advice —put your child's car seat or booster seat in a bag before it goes under the plane. If you knew the conditions down there, you'd understand and never again give it a second thought. Read more...

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You might watch your finances like a hawk, but all of us are guilty of making the occasional stupid spending mistake. Of course, some of us make them more often than others. Author Ramit Sethi has an interesting suggestion to curb the problem: create a "stupid mistakes" budget.Read more...

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