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Why It's Important to Cancel Dinner Reservations If You Can't Make It

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:30:00 GMT

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Between the apps, restaurant websites, and regular old phone calls, it’s easier than ever to make dinner reservations these days. But for whatever reason, people don’t t cancel reservations when they can’t make it. It’s rude, yes, but it also affects the restaurant in ways you may not have thought of.

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The Tiny, Tightly Organized Bag

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

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Sometimes, a small bag is all you need to accompany you and the rest of your tools. Over on Everyday Carry, user 270Ultimate shares the bag they take along with them as a real estate appraiser.

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These Prime-Only Kindle Discounts Are Better Than Black Friday

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:03:16 GMT

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If you’ve got Prime and enjoy reading, Amazon’s offering some of the best Kindle discounts we’ve ever seen right now, with $30 off the entry level models, and $50 off the rarely discounted Voyage.

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You Think Pineapple and Cinnamon Is a Gross Combo, But You're Wrong

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT

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Pineapple and cinnamon sound like they don’t go together at all, right? One is tropically sweet while the other is spicy. But I was experimenting with leftovers and found this combo to be surprisingly tasty.

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This Is What Happens When You Damage Priceless Art

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:15:00 GMT

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When I was 16, my French class was fortunate enough to visit France. We immediately went to the Louvre upon arrival in Paris, but I was so wiped out by jet lag, I sat down and fell asleep. The spot I had chosen, however, was actually an ancient work of art. Here’s what would have happened had I broken it.

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How to Be Less Stupid About Money 

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:00:00 GMT

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Some people love to pore over their finances to optimize their savings like a fine-tuned machine. Myself, I prefer to stick my head in the sand and hope my bank account just manages itself. Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion and co-host of Slate’s Money podcast, is here to help us sort dollars and cents.

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Intel Claims Its Magical New Memory Will Speed Your Computer Up for Cheap

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:29:00 GMT

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For a decade now, one of the biggest factors in choosing a computer has been the choice between traditional hard drive and solid state drive. The former is cheap, bulky, and slow. The latter is expensive, light, and fast. There has been zero middle ground. You’ve had to compromise between price and speed. But Intel’s…

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This Evil Alarm Clock App Is the Only Reason I’m Awake Right Now

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:30:00 GMT

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I believe my dreams. Say I’m dreaming about getting to the airport, or finding the room with the final exam I haven’t studied for. When an alarm goes off, I snooze it: I am on a very important mission and cannot be interrupted. That is why I need this evil, terrible alarm clock app.

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Ask an Expert: The Best Ways to Back Up Your Data

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:45:00 GMT

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‘World Backup Day’ is coming up this Friday on March 31st. I’m not exactly planning a hard drive party but it’s a good reminder to revisit your data storage solutions and consider new tech and best practices. Here to offer some advice are experts from the team at Seagate.

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What's Your Favorite Everyday Backpack? 

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:05:00 GMT

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Plenty of people, myself included, prefer the versatility and ergonomics of backpacks to single-shoulder messenger bags when it comes to lugging laptops and other gear from A to B, so this week, we’re looking to find the best. Check out the rules below, cinch up your straps, and head down to the comments to nominate…

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Night Shift, Apple's Automatic Screen Dimming Software, Is Now Available For Your Mac

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:35:18 GMT

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If you’re a fan of Night Shift on your iPhone, or F.lux on your Mac, you’ll be happy to know that Apple’s rolling out an update to macOS today that adds the time-based color-shifting feature to your Mac.

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iOS 10.3 Introduces a New File System, Adds In-App Reviews, and Find My AirPods

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:19:00 GMT

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Apple’s released iOS 10.3 today, which isn’t a particularly interesting update, but it does have a few minor improvements, including a new file system, that are worth mentioning.

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What Do You Always Regret Packing When You Travel?

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:30:00 GMT

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Traveling light is the way to go if you want to skip baggage fees. Plus, it’s just easier to get around when you’re carrying less junk. With that in mind, what are some travel items you always bring but never need?

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The Easiest Ways to Open a Stubborn Pistachio

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT

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Most pistachios are a snap to open, but every bag has a handful of holdouts: those nuts with just the tiniest opening in the shell, like an obnoxious smirk. No need to ruin your nails or teeth trying to get inside, though! We have two easy ways to crack a tough nut.

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T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection Now Includes AppleCare

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:45:00 GMT

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Today, T-Mobile announced that its Premium Device Protection will now include AppleCare at no additional charge for anyone who has an iPhone or iPad. The service is $12/month.

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Rich People Who Are Horrible With Money Can Teach Us a Thing or Two

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:30:00 GMT

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Last week, personal finance site Financial Samurai posted a blog that went viral: Scraping By On $500,000 A Year: Why It’s So Hard For High Income Earners To Escape The Rat Race. If $500,000 is “scraping by,” it’s time for some serious financial literacy.

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Replace Your Ugly College Bed Frame With This One-Day Amazon Deal

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:20:00 GMT

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If you never got around to throwing out the $30 metal bed frame you bought in college, now’s a great time to upgrade. For one day only, Amazon’s selling a great looking wooden mattress frame for $254-$347, depending on the size.

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How to Stop Jet Lag From Destroying Your Trip

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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Vacationing in another time zone often means being the victim of jet lag, which can make the first few days of your trip tough. Here are a few tricks I’ve used over my years of traveling to make sure jet lag doesn’t stop me from making the most of my vacation time.

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Stay Connected During a Power Outage With This Deeply Discounted UPS

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:59:00 GMT

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This 850VA/450W APC UPS battery backup gives you a few options during a power outage:

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The Best Time to Poop on a Plane, According to a Flight Attendant

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT

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While there’s never truly a “good time” to poop in a crowded, cramped metal tube hurling through the sky at 500 miles an hour, some times are more comfortable than others. Here’s what a professional flyer recommends if you’re worried about privacy and being considerate to other passengers.

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How to Enable Mac Volume Control for HDMI or DisplayPort Audio

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 22:00:00 GMT

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If you connect a Mac to an external monitor using HDMI or DisplayPort, you’ll often lose the volume controls on your keyboard. Depending on how you use your Mac, this can be kind of annoying. Here’s a weird workaround.

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This Everything Bagel Seasoning Is, Quite Literally, My New Everything

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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You’re probably already aware of the fact that I am a fan of Trader Joe’s but every so often, just when I think I can’t love them any more, they release a product that changes my snack-centric life. Such is the case with their new Everything but the Bagel seasoning, which I recommend you buy as quickly as possible.

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