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Sure, you love your favorite after-hours activity now, but will you love it when it's your only source of income? Turning your hobby into a business is a big decision, and you need to ask yourself a few questions before taking the plunge.Read more...

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The email app Mailbox was updated today with support for 19 new languages, a new spam marking function, Passbook support, and a few other bug fixes. You can grab it right now in the iTunes App Store.Read more...

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Everyone has a backlog of work they need get done at one time or another, but actually getting to it is a pretty daunting task. One way you can help yourself take it on is by imagining you're preparing for vacation and you need to get it done before you leave.Read more...

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It happens to the best of us. You meet someone at a party, then three days later you run into them at the grocery store and can't remember their name. The Atlantic takes a look at why that is.Read more...

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iPhone: We're fans of CARROT , the to-do app that makes you work for your success by adding a bit of hostility to your to-dos. Today, it adds some new features, including a new speech synthesizer, a new story chapter, and more. Read more...

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In the hills of rural Nepal, a cow passes by a hospital window as Mark Arnoldy sits down to work. His company Possible is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing affordable healthcare to far-flung places where medical supplies and expertise are an invaluable resource.Read more...

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Death, taxes, and facial hair. Shaving can be a leisurely, spa-like experience with the right equipment and time, but more often than not it's just an annoying time drain, especially if you're required to do it for work. The electric razor is the most convenient of the shaving utensils, and this week we're going to find out which electric is the best.Read more...

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If you fancy an alcoholic drink or two when you're on a plane, keep in mind that the drinks could affect you more than they would if you were on land.Read more...

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Microsoft Virtual Academy offers hundreds of free courses for anyone interested in improving their computer or IT skills.Read more...

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Facebook took a lot of flak for making its standalone Messenger app mandatory. Many feel (myself among them) that a standalone app for messages is unnecessary. Even so, that doesn't make it a bad app, or not useful in its own way . Here are some of the best features of Facebook Messenger that make it worth using.Read more...

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We've got a handful of great streaming box deals for you today. The pair of Chromecasts are a great deal if you have two TVs without them, the Fire TV hasn't really been discounted until now, and the $50 price drop on the top-of-the-line Slingbox is great for anyone who wants to watch TV on the road. Read more...

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At some point before or during your job interview, you'll probably be asked how much you're currently making. The Personal Branding Blog offers some suggestions for deflecting this unnecessary question .Read more...

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Android: Per-app PIN locks are nothing new. However, they could be more secure. Dynamic Pin takes a page out of TimePIN's book and allows you to create dynamically changing lock codes for individual apps.Read more...

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If you're looking for a better laptop bag to carry your gear to class or the office, you could use any old padded bag, or you could use something weatherproof, stylish, and functional. Last week we asked you for your favorites , then looked at the five best laptop bags . Now we're back to crown the community favorite. Read more...

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We've talked before about how you can divide your time into 15 minute blocks to get a handle on your schedule. Chances are you can spare at least one for self-improvement, so make it official.Read more...

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Let's say you're feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, can't find your passion, directionless, not clear on what your purpose in life is. You're in good company—most people are in the same boat.Read more...

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We all need to change some of our habits. When we spot a problem, it's easy to jump straight to what we think is the solution. If you really want to fix it, though, make the first habit you develop self-awareness about the problem.Read more...

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Accommodations are one of the biggest costs when traveling, so if you can reduce or eliminate having to pay for it you can save a bundle! ReadyForZero points out that you can often work in exchange for a place to lay your head at the end of the day.Read more...

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Chrome: If you want the buzz of a coffee shop or the sounds of the ocean while working, but don't have bandwidth to spare, Elmnts is a minimalistic Chrome extension that does it all offline.Read more...

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Conventional wisdom says you should always have a backup in case you can't do what you set out to do. But sometimes, the best motivation can be to get rid of of any safety net and leave yourself no choice apart from achieving your goals.Read more...

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It's hard to encounter a woodworking project in which you don't need to join a couple of boards together. Understanding the basic techniques for doing so is the first step to building awesome things. Pocket screws don't require any specialized skills and are an easy way to get started building furniture and other small projects. Read more...

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Android: Pocket Lock is an app with a simple purpose. It will intelligently switch your phone's display off and on when you put it in your pocket or take it out, respectively. It also switches off when you hold the phone upside down and switches on when you lift it.Read more...

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Some Twitter users are unable to send links in Direct Mentions (DMs) right now. Twitter is aware of the problem, but till they roll out a fix, you can use a URL shortening service to bypass the restriction.Read more...

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iOS has a ton of quality podcast managers these days, but after testing every one, our favorite is Pocket Casts because it manages to hit the sweet spot between functionality and usability.Read more...

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Reader FewCents submitted this beautiful desktop to our Desktop Showcase. It's easy on the eyes when nothing's going on, and has plenty of room to work, with its widgets off to the sides. Here's what you'll need to set it up. Read more...

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