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When traveling abroad alone, you typically want to stay connected for safety reasons. There’s another reason to make sure you can reach friends and family, though: solo travel gets lonely.Read more...

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Today’s the big day, Android fans. After announcing Android N earlier this year, Google has given it a name and, as of today, released it to the Nexus devices. Say hello to Android Nougat. Read more...

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Depending on where you go to college, there’s a good chance you shell out good money every semester for student health services. Those services and on-campus clinics include more than just quick visits with a nurse or doctor. You usually get loads of other benefits you’ll want to take advantage of.Read more...

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Matt Paré, a catcher with the San Francisco Giants’ Single A affiliate in Augusta, Ga., doesn’t seem to mind sharing a two-bedroom apartment with three other guys. “Since half the time we’re on the road, it’s only 15 days a month,” he says. On the road, he shares a hotel room with just one of those roommates. This lack of personal space isn’t especially tragic, but it’s a far cry from the glamorous lifestyle you might imagine a professional athlete to lead.Read more...

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If you have the ability to work from anywhere, you probably work from home . That means you probably don’t leave the house very often, and you might miss out on some opportunities to grow professionally. Joining a coworking space can remedy that.Read more...

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These days, there’s no shortage of gadgets you can strap to your wrist. But smart watches are mostly terrible, and fitness trackers are hideous , so there’s still plenty of room in the marketplace for old school analog watches. Today, we want to find the best affordable men’s model out there.Read more...

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You know we love our sous vide cooking here at Skillet, so it may not be that surprising to learn that we’re starting a new column dedicated the all the crazy stuff you can do with an immersion circulator.Read more...

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Between shedding fur on your seats and a seemingly biological need to jump into the front seat while you’re passing an 18-wheeler on the freeway, it’s no secret that a lot of dogs don’t do particularly well in the car. Personally, I put my dog in a collapsible fabric kennel in the backseat, but if you want your pooch to have a little more freedom, this backseat dog cover looks like a perfect solution.Read more...

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Our workdays often are governed not by priorities or desires but by what’s screaming loudest and closest in our faces. Well intentioned as you might be about having a productive day, it’s easy for the hours to pass in a flurry of emails, meetings, and demands that eat away at your time like a tapeworm—stealthy, but destructive. Read more...

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Job interviews and job reviews can be intimidating, and it’s tempting to break the ice with a bit of humor. If your sense of humor tends to be overly sarcastic, though, that might be a turn-off to your boss or potential employer.Read more...

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If you insist on using a screen protector on your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, tempered glass is really the only way to go, and you can get a two-pack for just $1 today with code K8DBSWJF. These things typically cost about $5 each, so I wouldn’t expect this deal to last long.Read more...

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Even if you plan your trip to avoid your destination’s busy season , there are just some sites that are so popular they’ll always have a crowd. Take advantage of the natural thinning around lunchtime so at least you can see the sights with fewer people.Read more...

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Cold brew coffee, a tenkeyless gaming keyboard, and a $16 laminator lead off Monday’s best deals.Read more...

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You probably didn’t wake up today planning to buy a laminator. I doubt you have a stack of papers sitting on your desk waiting to be laminated. But even so, I’m here to tell you that today’s the day you should buy a laminator.Read more...

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Balancing your budget seems like a simple task. Just spend less than you earn , right? If you’ve ever wondered why such a simple task can become so complicated, it’s because optimizing your financial life involves a fair bit of time travel.Read more...

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Our modern culture has some strange taboos. While many of us are comfortable watching exceedingly adult shows like Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad, swearing at the dinner table is right out. However, if you want to bond with someone, dropping a few profanities might be a good idea.Read more...

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Training is an important part of learning any new skill. However, if your training doesn’t resemble the actual setting you’ll need to use your skills in, it’ll be harder to remember. Try to make your practice match your final context as much as possible.Read more...

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Most of us don’t choose the airline we fly so much as we choose the most convenient and affordable flight, but if you’ve ever wondered what your odds are of flying comfortably on JetBlue, United, Southwest, or heaven forbid, Spirit, are, this legroom GIF shows you at a glance.Read more...

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The 1900s-era origins of the battle for net neutrality, drone footage of Norway’s midnight sun set against it’s beautiful mountains, Walt Whitman’s suggestions for “manly health and training” and more, in this week’s Brain Buffet.Read more...

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A decent serrated bread knife should be able to carve through crusty breads, split cake layers, slice squishy tomatoes, and easily cut stacked sandwiches with ease. If you’re tired of your knife making a mess out of your food, here’s what you should look for in a new one.Read more...

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Your phone is probably the smartest alarm clock you’ve ever owned, but if you’re looking for a project that’s a little more playful, Nick Triantafillou shares a smart alarm clock on Hackster.io that integrates Alexa, If This Then That, and more.Read more...

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You get a lot of coverage for your buck with renter’s insurance. For example, you might be surprised to learn that most policies cover stuff that’s stolen outside of your home. It’s called “off-premises” coverage, and many homeowner’s policies include it, too.Read more...

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If you’ve always wanted surround sound at home, but have been scared off by its cost and complexity, Amazon’s running the best deal we’ve ever seen on Vizio’s turnkey 5.1 sound bar system. Read more...

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Android: Google’s voice commands are incredibly powerful . However, you might not have noticed that you can use them while watching videos on YouTube. Simply say “Ok, Google” and you can send a bunch of commands directly to the app.Read more...

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We’ve discussed several ways to bring a garden into a small space , but this method is particularly interesting. Just grab some old window screens, scrap wood, a couple of hinges and a screwdriver, and of course your herbs and pots.Read more...

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