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There are a lot of great distraction-free writing tools out there. If you'd rather not download an app, though, ZenPen is a wonderful web-based alternative with a simple design and minimal clutter.Read more...

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iOS/WP: Most nutrition trackers focus on giving you an easy way to track calories consumed towards a daily goal. Wholesome takes a different approach, and helps you make sure you're getting the vitamins and nutrients you need every day, and serves as a guide to what nutrients are in what foods.Read more...

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Leaning bookshelves can be great space-savers that look great in even small spaces. This set of good looking hand-built bookshelves also pack under-shelf lights to highlight whatever's on the shelf below, whether it's books, collectibles, or something else. Plus, they were pretty easy to make.Read more...

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It seems like pretty much everyone makes a smartphone accessory of some kind. Most of them are terrible and don't work. But some of them are actually awesome. Let's cut through the junk and make a list of the best.Read more...

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Android: Themer has a ton of neat home screen themes , and Expand is no exception. This design features four collapsible sections with all the links, shortcuts, and widgets you'll ever need.Read more...

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Mac: PowerPoint and Keynote have been the main presentation tools for most people for a long while, but if you're looking for a simpler alternative, Deckset makes things a bit simpler by building presentations based on Markdown files. Read more...

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A women's menstrual cycle can affect more than just the way she feels physically and emotionally. The hormone changes might also influence creativity, with research suggesting the phases before and during ovulation can spur creativity—in both women and the men around them.Read more...

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One thing I learned in retrospect about becoming a parent is that most products designed for babies (and their parents) are just not necessary or worth sinking your money into, like many breastfeeding supplies . Some, however, are worth spending more on, especially the stuff that keeps your little one safe.Read more...

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Like a lot of text messaging clients, WhatsApp shows when a recipient views a text. That's a little intrusive (not to mention annoying), but if you want to disable it, Wired shows how to do it. Read more...

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Studying abroad can be a life-altering and massively enriching experience . Getting out of one's comfort zone and into a learning environment that includes cultural exchange, new surroundings, and gaining a broader world view can be a wonderful experience for students of any age. That experience can also cost a lot of money, and careful planning is crucial to avoid running short or making some bad financial moves after the journey has started, or worse, having to come home because of unexpected financial issues. Here are some tips for keeping costs down and planning well.Read more...

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We're all a little forgetful sometimes. Whether that's forgetting to do an errand or losing your keys, it's easy to get frustrated when you forget something simple. However, as The Wall Street Journal points out, two different factors tend to make us forget things, and they're pretty easy to correct for. Read more...

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Sometimes, finding a workspace is impossible, which is why Instructables user hp07 built a workstation that can fold into a tiny little box.Read more...

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iPhone: Tracking things like running mileage, weight, sleep, practice time, and whatever else is great, but unless you really visualize that data, it's pretty useless. Datalove provides those visualizations so you can really see your progress. Read more...

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The right kind of music can soothe us into a perfect state of relaxation. Add this scientifically-based, hour-long video to your nighttime playlist and catch more Zzzz's.Read more...

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Android: If you like to look at your email as if it were a to-do list, then get Blue Mail. It lets you snooze mails for later so they act as reminders, and you can even turn your inbox into a task list and mark each message as "done".Read more...

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If you're in need of a serious stylus, The Wacom Intuos Creative iPad Stylus is sporting Bluetooth 4.0 and will play very nicely with your app of choice. Lowest price ever of $70 today. [Amazon]Read more...

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You can make an awesome custom storage system for your garage , or you can take Trash To Treasure's quick-fix option on converting an old file cabinet into brilliant garage storage.Read more...

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A well-arranged kitchen can make a huge difference in how efficient you are in that space. So if your fridge door often gets in the way, How To Be A Handyman offers a DIY guide to change the direction it opens.Read more...

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Buying a used smartphone can save you some money, but it obviously involves a few risks—like making sure it's in good condition (and that it isn't stolen). Here are some tips I've learned after buying many used phones.Read more...

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BitTorrent Sync is basically explicitly designed for people who need to move huge amounts of data back and forth between different devices. Now the service is getting support for the network attached storage these types are likely to use.Read more...

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A VPN or Virtual Private Network secures your internet connection from prying eyes and is critical for many of us (especially when traveling or using unsecured wireless networks). With this Raspberry Pi project, you control the VPN.Read more...

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Even if you're sensitive to most dairy products because of lactose intolerance, that doesn't mean you have to avoid cheeses and other dairy products altogether. Here's an easy way to tell which cheeses have low lactose levels: Check the nutrition label.Read more...

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This is 2014. Isn't it time your car was as smart as your phone? Actually, it is. Your vehicle generates a ton of data and most of us don't realize it. With the right hardware and apps, you can use that data to save gas, find where you parked, and even diagnose those pesky check engine lights. Read more...

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Among the other new features in Windows 8.1's latest update, Microsoft has also added a small rundown of what's taking up space in your home folder and Recycle Bin.Read more...

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If you can say one thing about Samsung's Galaxy S line of smartphones, it's that they consistently pair some of the best hardware with inexplicable software. The S5 scales back Samsung's bells and whistles, which helps make it easily the best Galaxy phone yet. If only they'd gone even further.Read more...

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