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Evernote (or really, any note-taking app) is great for gathering your thoughts and organizing projects . But it's even more useful as a personal database, where you store anything you might need at a moment's notice—and don't want to lose. What kinds of things do you file away?Read more...

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Amazon released an update for current Kindle ereaders with Word Wise—automatic definitions for difficult words—and Family Library, which allows access to your partner's book collection as well as your own. The update is rolling out now, but you can download the update here. New Kindle Features | AmazonRead more...

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In times of comfort, we usually enjoy the ride for as long as possible. Instead, we should prepare for when things sour . By experiencing the worst-case scenario, you realize you can get through it. This knowledge, reminiscent of stoicism , will soothe your anxieties.Read more...

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Deadspin Maybe You Shouldn't Thank This Specific Follower, Patriots? | Gizmodo 16 of the Most Mortifying Wrong Window Stories We've Ever Heard | Jezebel Who Is the Lumbersexual and Is Anything About Him Real? | Kotaku Realistic Cosplay Of Futurama's Farnsworth Is Effin' Terrifying Read more...

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If you've gone as far as building out your own walls in a basement or a garage, consider doing the electrical rough-in yourself. No special tools are required and you'll save some money on electrician labor.Read more...

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Airfarewatchdog is a great way to get alerts on flights , and now the team behind it has released a similar tool for hotels. Hotelwatchdog takes price, distance to popular attractions, and previous reviews into consideration before giving you a list of recommended hotels.Read more...

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Today, Microsoft announced that it plans to bring Skype to the web. While other chat services like Facebook Messenger and Hangouts have been web-based for a while, Skype has lagged behind. Until now. The new service—which is slated to roll out "in the coming weeks" on Skype.com—will allow instant messages, voice, and video calls all without a download. Read more here.Read more...

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When it comes to our free time, most of us just want to be free from the rigid schedule of our work lives. However, at least one study indicates we may enjoy our free time more if we put a little planning energy into it first.Read more...

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Web: Vector images are great for things like logos that need to scale to any size, but software to make them is often expensive. Method Draw provides a wealth of vector tools entirely for free and runs inside your browser.Read more...

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Maybe you're self-employed, or maybe your employer doesn't offer a retirement plan. Either way, it's easy to neglect saving for retirement when you're on your own. You might be overwhelmed with the idea of managing your own plan. Start by knowing your options and picking the best one. It'll make the whole process a lot less daunting.Read more...

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Finding cool stuff to do in your town can be challenging. Eventbrite aims to make it easier by not only finding events near you, but allowing you to order and manage your tickets directly from the site.Read more...

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The only thing harder than saving up for a car is when your new vehicle needs repairs three months later. To stay prepared, aim to stay under budget, then save the excess for repairs.Read more...

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After hours spent meticulously fine-tuning your cover letter and resume, you've finally scored an elusive interview with the employer of your dreams. But how do you know if you'll actually fit in the company culture? You may need to ask a few key questions to learn if the company is right for you.Read more...

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It couldn't hurt to get outside once in a while, right? Well, maybe tomorrow. Today, you can try out this home screen design, called "Wilderness" which features small, information-dense widgets surrounded by open, airy images of the great outdoors.Read more...

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While holiday gift shopping you want to get the best deals possible while and make sure whoever is shopping for you gets the best deals too. Smoopa is a web site and app that lets you compare prices from 17 major retailers, set up price alerts, and create wishlists of items sold anywhere.Read more...

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With the deep freeze of winter on its way, now is the time to start preparing your home if you live in a colder climate. Frozen pipes can burst and cause nightmarish amounts of damage, but you can build an alarm that warns you of dangerous pipe-freezing temperatures.Read more...

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If you need to present some data—for a work project or class—you want it to be visually interesting to look at. The RAW web app lets you upload tabular data in the form of text or spreadsheet files and lets you create an eye-catching chart or diagram in minutes.Read more...

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We've all failed to keep up our exercise routines at some point. Weeks without training, consecutive days of binging, terrified to step on the scale—it happens to the best of us, and it's always hard to get started again and get back on the horse. Here's exactly how to get back into your fitness routine.Read more...

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iOS: VSCO Cam, one of the best apps for photography , was just updated with a bunch of new features, including a new iPad version, filter comparison, syncing across devices, and a new journal mode.Read more...

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OS X keeps a running log of every file you download, likely so it can help you troubleshoot later on if you download something you weren't supposed to. If you're not a fan of this behaviour, Macgasm shows you how to clear out that log.Read more...

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iOS: Sunrise, our favorite calendar app for iOS gets an update today that adds a Notification Center widget, Google Task and Eventbrite integration, and more.Read more...

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Cell phone service varies a great deal from city to city, whether we're talking about holding a clear conversation or being able to browse the mobile web. If mobile performance means a great deal to you, check out these findings from RootMetrics.Read more...

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Traveling this holiday season? Here's how to prepare your body for the crushing exhaustion that comes from switching time zones.Read more...

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We all need to take breaks now and then and maybe even slack off a little—and sometimes we're just not given enough meaningful work to stay productive. About how much of your workday do you actually spend working?Read more...

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