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Flickr user xhuxhaxhu has had desktops featured here before, but this one stood out to us with its bright orange and dark black, open space, and just a few useful on-screen widgets to keep her informed. Here's how she set it up. Read more...

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Whether you're at work or at home, it can be hard to get information or help from someone who just likes to be difficult. Asking them a question that gets them involved—instead of just being demanding—can help.Read more...

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The Xposed framework is an awesome way to create your own customized version of Android , and there are a ton of awesome modules out there. Share some of your favorites.Read more...

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One way to look at schools for you or your children to attend is by how much income graduates can potentially earn, and this tool lists over 1000 US colleges to compare.Read more...

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Deadspin Don't Have Kids? Don't Go To The Pumpkin Patch. | Gawker Poor People Do Not Just Blow Any Money They Get | Gizmodo How to Build a Breast Pump That Doesn't Suck | Jalopnik Answers To The Ten Car Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

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Plagiarism is a serious offense, but it can be hard to determine if you've actually plagiarized or not. This flow chart helps you determine if you've plagiarized, and explains the severity of each type of violation.Read more...

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Overprotective parenting has become a lifestyle for many families, as parents hover over their children in fear that they might get hurt. But kids also need to experience the world firsthand in order to learn and grow. How do you find the balance between freedom and protection when it comes to your kids?Read more...

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iOS 8 is packed with great new features . A new private browsing mode is not one of them. As Redditor ILiketoSpooner points out, private browsing mode is not really as conveniently private as it used to be.Read more...

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So many of us constantly search for the things that will finally make us happy, but sometimes the key is to stop trying so hard.Read more...

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If you're looking to boost the charging speed of your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, the folks over at iLounge found that the new iPhone models can take a 2.1 amp charge—like what you'll find in iPad chargers—to recharge a bit faster.Read more...

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When most people think of heart attacks, they picture sudden and traumatic chest pain. But heart attack symptoms can be mild and have different symptoms. The signs may also be different between men and women.Read more...

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Not all of us can or are willing to pay to sit in the more roomy seats at the front of the plane. But that doesn't mean you have to be uncomfortable when you fly. Some airlines have at least decent economy (coach class) options.Read more...

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Text expanders (a.k.a., on your phone : "keyboard shortcuts" in iOS and "personal dictionary" in Android) are great timesavers : Tap a few keys, and instantly whole words or phrases are entered. Here's a very efficient shortcut if you have multiple email addresses:Read more...

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Moonlighting is a great way to earn extra income when you already have a full-time job. But it's not always easy, especially if it gets in the way of your time at work. The Wall Street Journal offers an interesting solution: align your side gig with your employer's interests. Read more...

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The internet is full of brilliant articles you haven't read. So is your read-it-later app of choice, whether it's Pocket, Readability, Instapaper or any other. Here's how to finally tackle that reading list, with a little help from technology.Read more...

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Here's a nice little bundle to satisfy your gadget charging needs. Just add the two items below to your cart, use promo code NWW94ZB4 at checkout, and you'll get them both for $33. That's the price of the Intocircuit by itself (which is also the Wirecutter's pick for best external charger), so you're basically getting the dual USB wall charger for free.Read more...

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Amy Webb says the best way to find success in online dating is by writing our own algorithms for love—not using the ones presented to you. Read more...

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Orange Gatorade has the same active ingredient as your furniture polish, orange extract. If you're in a pinch, it can work as a makeshift polish.Read more...

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Android: If your GPS is taking forever to lock, this manual tweak will help your device communicate with the closest server.Read more...

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Every car enthusiast has questions they think are too silly to ask so they go unanswered. Until now, that is.Read more...

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Pursuing your passion can mean different things to different people, but no matter your definition, it seems people always have a reason why they can't do it. If you're someone who has always wanted to follow your dream but never gained any traction, here are some answers.Read more...

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Steam has always been a great place to find deals on games . Finding the right game amongst the library is a bit harder. Today, Steam makes it easier with new discovery tools, including curated channels.Read more...

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If you want to try something new for your next trip, charter a boat. You get all the fun of sailing without the year round cost of docking and maintaining it. Read more...

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There a many different ways to construct a fire pit, from a simple ring of stones to something with more modern aesthetic like this poured concrete version. While the project is labor-intensive, you can build it in a weekend for around $150. Read more...

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Karma, one of our favorite pay-as-you-go hotspots , has announced an LTE model that should be more reliable than its WiMax counterpart. Current customers will get a discount on the new model (which will initially cost $99), and any data will carry over. [The Verge]Read more...

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