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The newest, big-screen Nest Learning Thermostat 3.0 is down to $220 today, a rare $30 discount. These go down to $199 once or twice per year, but if you have one on your wish list, this is a pretty good opportunity.Read more...

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If your mattress doesn’t leave you feeling as well-rested as you’d like, it’s a whole lot cheaper to upgrade it with a mattress pad than to buy a new one, especially today.Read more...

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We all want that “finding myself through travel” experience in college, but going to school abroad seems like an impossible, expensive dream. Surprisingly, it’s actually cheaper in some cases, thanks to rising tuition costs in the States. But don’t hop on a plane just yet. There are a number of variables to consider.Read more...

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Crying is a great way to let out all your pent up emotions and, according to a new study, boost your mood considerably. All you need is a sad song that gets the tears flowing.Read more...

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Positive thinking has a ton of benefits, from expanding your creativity to boosting your health, but if you’re prone to a more negative outlook, it can be hard to see the glass as half full. Here’s how you can retrain your brain to become a more positive thinker.Read more...

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Video games keep getting more complex and visually appealing, so it’s no wonder more people are drawn to them nowadays. But this new era of compelling digital entertainment could have a dark side for unemployed young men.Read more...

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The Grapevine Comedians Pay Tribute to Charlie Murphy | Deadspin The Browns Can’t Possibly Fuck This Up...Right? | Jezebel Woman Charged for Having Sex With Dogs Claims She Didn’t Know It Was Illegal | Fusion Black Panther & The Crew Is What Happens When Creators of Color Tell Their Own Stories |Read more...

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“Umami,” also known as “the fifth taste,” is a flavor that is kind of hard to describe. It’s savory, but not salty, though it is usually accompanied by salt. It’s been described as “meaty,” “mushroom-y,” and “brothy,” but I prefer to describe it as “that flavor that makes you eat an entire bag of Doritos in one…Read more...

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Brad Smith knows karate. Not “business karate” or any overwrought metaphor about teamwork; he literally teaches karate. Or at least he used to before he became chairman and CEO of Intuit.Read more...

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TP-Link has been quietly assembling an impressive coterie of smart home gadgets for awhile now, but their Philips Hue competitor might be their most impressive gadget yet.Read more...

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If you own multiple Apple devices, you’ve probably signed into all of them with your Apple ID. You’ve also probably noticed that when you get a Facetime call your computer rings, or when you get an iMessage your iPad beeps. For most of us, this is a small annoyance worth fixing. For others, it’s a potential privacy…Read more...

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It’s been a rough news week, and it’s only Wednesday. Fortunately, though, today’s raging controversy is about tea. Is it okay to microwave it? Is it better to microwave it? Australian research says yes, while tea aficionados worldwide recoil in horror.Read more...

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After some charged debate in this week’s nomination round, three models surged past the competition in our hunt for the best home theater surge protector. Check out the finalists below, and don’t forget to vote at the bottom of the post.Read more...

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There’s never an Allen wrench around when you need one, which is why they come with nearly every Ikea item. But years down the line, when you need to disassemble that TÄRENDÖ or even tighten a few bolts, it’s disappeared again.Read more...

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When I moved out from the apartment I shared with my husband, two dogs, and a cat, it hurt real bad, but it hurt in a way that I fully expected. There was nothing surprising about the feelings that accompanied the dissolution of a ten-year relationship; I was devastated, but it would be weird if I hadn’t been. Entire…Read more...

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Roku is pushing out a new software update that will add some an oddball new service where your Roku can monitor what you watch on cable or antenna, then recommend streaming shows for you.Read more...

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Deadspin The NBA Wouldn’t Let Tony Romo Play | Jezebel Uhh, Jackie Kennedy Onassis Had the Hots For Alec Baldwin and Tried To Date Him in the 90s? | Fusion United CEO Says Upon Reflection, the Horrifying Assault That Occurred on His Plane Made Him Feel Bad | The Root 87-Year-Old Woman Sees ‘Slave Cabin’ in Which She…Read more...

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Anker’s PowerCore battery packs are your favorite portable chargers, and it’s not even close. And today, two of the most popular models are $4-$5 less than usual. These don’t include Quick Charge or USB-C like some newer models, but they’re compact workhorses that will reliably keep your devices powered on for days at…Read more...

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Next week is National Park Week, which means free entry for you to national parks for the next two weekends. If you have a national park near you, here’s what you can do to get the most out of your free visit.Read more...

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Humble’s Intergalactic Bundle, Nordstrom Rack’s Clear the Rack sale, and Anker PowerCore battery packs lead off Wednesday’s best deals.Read more...

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Can you really make dyes in all colors of the rainbow with vegetable scraps and other earthy organic things? Tons of Pinterest posts claim that you can. We wanted to be sure. So we tested some of the recipes and found that some work beautifully, while others just give you different shades of brown.Read more...

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Go to your nearest home goods store, and you’ll find dozens of airtight containers to keep food and coffee fresh. But the Friis coffe vault takes things one step further with a valve and filter that lets your roast beans vent off CO2 without opening the lid, which keeps them fresher for longer.Read more...

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Last year, the Department of Education and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released some guidelines to protect student loan borrowers. Yesterday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sent a letter (PDF) to the Federal Student Aid office withdrawing some of those guidelines.Read more...

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Digit has been an awesome tool for finding extra money in your budget and automatically saving that money. However, they recently decided to start charging customers a monthly subscription fee of $2.99. If the irony of paying money to save money is too much for you, here’s how to move on.Read more...

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Jezebel Interview With a Man Who Has a Tramp Stamp That Says ‘Executive Producer DICK WOLF’ | Gizmodo Why Are You Still Using Microsoft Word? | Fusion Newspaper Decides It’s About Time We Started Demonizing the United Airlines Assault Victim | The Root In Case You Forgot About Police Brutality, Here’s Video of a White…Read more...

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