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If you're feeling discouraged or down on yourself, getting started on something new can help a lot. If you're not sure what to do, just start creating something, anything.Read more...

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You probably know this moment well. Everyone has said what they wanted to say and an awkward silence fills the room. Well don't be afraid and save the day with a few of your best stories worth telling.Read more...

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Whether you're heading out across town or across the country, a reliable, accurate weather forecast makes the difference between comfort and aggravation. Last week we asked you where you got your forecasts , then looked at the five best weather web sites . Now it's time to crown your favorite.Read more...

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When was the last time you burned a DVD so you could watch a video on your TV? Or set up a laptop on the living room carpet, cables strewn about, so you could watch a video on the big screen? That's all becoming old hat, thanks to apps like AllCast.Read more...

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If you don't have your Windows 7 disc handy—but want to create a custom installation , run Windows from a USB drive , or just do a fresh install —you'll need an ISO file of the disc. You used to be able to download them from Digital River's servers, but those links no longer work. Now, Microsoft has a Software Recovery Center where you can download those ISOs for free.Read more...

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The Intel Edison is a DIY electronics board that we haven't talked a lot about here on Lifehacker, but is increidbly popular for internet of things projects. It's a little confusing at a glance, so Instructables user DangerousTim put together a beginner's guide that covers the basics of setting it up. Read more...

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Mac: We've seen a lot of apps that mimic Windows' snapping feature where open windows are automatically opened in different positions, but Better Window Manager manages to combine a lot of features into a small package. It allows you to save window states, manage shortcuts, and more.Read more...

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When you're trying to learn about a medical procedure, a hospital web site might look like a great place to find out what you need to know. But in many cases it's more accurate to view those sites as advertisements—they're trying to get you to spend money at their hospital. Read more...

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Tea is a wonder drink for health but tea lovers also drink it for the enjoyment and an alertness boost. If you care about the amount of caffeine available to you from the tea, tweak the recommended brewing times .Read more...

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The super-prolific Stephen King has doled out lots of advice for budding writers, including the recommendation to cut down your text . Here's another: "Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word."Read more...

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Some home improvements cost more than they're worth , while others can increase your home's value . This list showcases the ten renovation projects with the best ROI, based on 14 years' of data.Read more...

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You don't need a huge production budget to make YouTube videos. As the site's grown in popularity, though, you're much more likely to get noticed with better quality. Fortunately, YouTube itself has plenty of tools to help stand out and make videos worth watching.Read more...

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Ask and ye shall receive, Google says. Based on feedback from users, Google Calendar now has several improvements, including a new 7-day week view, Google Drive files integration, and more.Read more...

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If you ever go camping for long periods, or are worried about enduring a power outage, this Goal Zero Power Hub features a USB battery pack you can charge with either a hand crank or the included solar panel. Plus, an array of built-in LEDs allow it to operate either as a flashlight or a room-filling lantern wit the touch of a button. It's niche, yes, but it's probably the most versatile gadget in its class. [Goal Zero Portable Torch 250 with Power Hub and Emergency Light with Solar and Hand Crank, $60]Read more...

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New window technology has advanced considerably, and a new set of windows could make your home much more energy efficient. Here are the key features and styles you should consider when shopping for new windows.Read more...

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Travel is a blast, but it can also be really expensive. Thankfully, there are ways to save in every category of travel, from flights to lodging to activities. What are your best tips for traveling on a budget?Read more...

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The best productivity methods keep your to-dos in front of you and prioritized so you never wonder what to work on next. Some are complicated, but others make it easy to see everything, organized by priority—so easy you could use Post-It notes if you wanted. Let's talk about one of those systems: Personal Kanban.Read more...

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There are plenty of valid reasons to combine finances. It can make budgeting easier. It can be part of the commitment that comes with a serious relationship. But joining finances too soon can be problematic, too.Read more...

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You probably know that working with a mentor is important to your career development . However, it can be a real challenge to find the perfect mentor and ask them to help you. Make the search easier on yourself by forming a "creative circle" from your peer network rather than seeking out a single person to guide you.Read more...

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Rice cookers aren't just for rice. They can make giant pancakes , cook up a batch of biryani , and can even do double duty a humidifier . They can also make a killer mac and cheese. Read more...

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Deadspin 5 Minutes Of South Carolina Newscast Wasted Reporting Fake Disney News | Gizmodo Two Ex-Army Rangers Believe Flip Flops And Sarongs Will Defeat ISIS | Jezebel Women Suffer From Heart Attacks to Avoid Being Called 'Hysterical' | Kotaku Real-Life Batsuit Tested with Fists and Knives |Read more...

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If you're losing weight, your progress will stall at some point. Even if you are doing everything right, the number on the scale will stop budging. Here's what to do when this happens.Read more...

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Let's be honest. You're going to procrastinate at some point. It happens. Before it does, though, spend the time—say, 15-30 minutes—to identify the problems you'll inevitably face in a project.Read more...

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Most furniture that you get from IKEA needs to be assembled with your own two hands. Which can mean you feel a sense of accomplishment in addition to getting a new piece of furniture. Try focusing on buying or making stuff yourself to build more satisfaction with your life.Read more...

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Making your bed is one of those habits that feels pointless. You'll mess it up every night and no one will ever see it made, right? Well, except you. And the satisfaction it gives you may be what's really worth it.Read more...

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