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How to Change a Baby's Diaper

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:30:00 GMT

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This is the second installment in the Postpartum Pain Clinic, a multi-part series on managing the aches and pains that come along with caring for newborns and infants.

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Wednesday's Top Deals: Philips Hue Light, Bosch Drills, Watch Gold Box, and More

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:50:00 GMT

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Today, we start off with deals on Bosch cordless drills, a Philips Hue light, a watch Gold Box and much more.

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How to Download The Fall Creator’s Update on Windows 10

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:45:00 GMT

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Windows 10: You can now download the next major update to Windows 10, dubbed the Fall Creator’s Update. You’ll be able to enjoy major features like Mixed Reality support, bringing augmented reality to compatible PC’s, as well as minor upgrades to features like handwriting recognition, voice control via Cortana, and a…

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How to Deal With Junk Food at Work

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:15:00 GMT

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We asked, and you delivered—how do you work near junk food without pigging out? From bringing a sensible lunch to developing weird habits, here are the strategies that worked for you.

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5 Tools That Help Overstimulated Kids Calm Down and Focus  

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMT

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While not everyone was thrilled about the fidget spinner explosion of 2017, one thing it did bring is more awareness about tactile aides for kids with ADHD, autism and other disorders, or those who may simply be feeling overstimulated and anxious. There are all kinds of items that occupational therapists keep in their…

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Cardhop: The Command Line for Contacts

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:30:00 GMT

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Mac: Today Flexibits, creators of Lifehacker’s favorite calendar app Fantastical, bring their command-line approach to contacts with Cardhop ($19.99). This new contacts app is oriented around actions rather than your contacts database; you mainly use it by writing commands, kind of like talking to Siri. It’s a…

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Get the Right Footwear for the Outdoors (Or Wherever) With This Merrell Sale

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:02:00 GMT

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That crisp, autumnal breeze that welcomes you into mid-October is here to convince you that you should go for a hike. If you’re lacking on the hiking gear front, this one-day Merrell shoe sale from Amazon can at least help you out with the footwear. Choose from a few hiking boots, or more casual sneakers that will be…

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Sonos Finally Squished Alexa Into a Speaker, But Maybe Just Buy a Dot

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:01:00 GMT

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Sonos wouldn’t like it, but you could call its new smart speaker an “Echo.” A high-end, very nice-sounding, but flawed Amazon Echo—the kind someone who just got a promotion might buy themselves, because unlike the $50 Dot or new $100 Echo, this speaker will set you back $200.

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The Beginner's Guide to IFTTT

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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In our new series Getting It, we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here, we’re arming you with everything you need to know to master the world of IFTTT.

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There's Never Been a Better Day to Upgrade to a Bosch Drill/Driver

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:50:00 GMT

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Bosch’s drills and drivers are some of the most popular you can buy, and two different options are both down to their best prices ever, today only on Amazon.

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Your Remote Boss Doesn’t Necessarily Hate You

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:15:00 GMT

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You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.

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Google Results Now Include Your Local Library's Ebooks

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:00:00 GMT

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Google just made free legal ebooks much easier to find. Search for a book, and in the info bar on the right, under the buying options, Google lists local public libraries that have the ebook. (On mobile, tap the “Get Book” tab.) If you’re a library member, you can borrow it right away, right on your device. It feels…

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Men Should Worry About HPV Too

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:30:00 GMT

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It’s women who get pap smears on the regular, and girls who are more likely to be up-to-date on their human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines—but a new study confirms that the virus puts men at risk, too. Men were six times more likely than women to have a high-risk type of HPV in their mouth or throat, where it can cause…

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Uber’s Sign Language Feature Helps You Communicate With Deaf Drivers

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:45:00 GMT

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Everyone’s got their preference when using a ride-sharing service. Some love a chatty driver or some talk radio, while others would prefer complete silence until they reach their destination. If your Uber driver happens to be deaf or hard of hearing, communication might be more difficult or potentially awkward. But…

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Postpartum Depression Doesn't Always Look Like Sadness

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:30:00 GMT

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While watching the second episode of the new season of Black-ish, I could almost hear a collective gasp by moms across my social media channels. They went there. Holy crap, an ABC family sitcom actually went there.

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You Can Use a Handkerchief as Cheesecloth

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:00:00 GMT

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Cheesecloth is one of those things I never seem to have on hand and have to purchase anew each time I wish to make ricotta. Though you can technically wash and reuse it, I’ve always found that task to be a bit frustrating. (It doesn’t get fully clean when I hand-wash it, but gets all effed up in the laundry.)

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How to Get the Pixel 2's New Search Bar On Your Current Phone

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:25:00 GMT

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The Pixel 2 comes packed with new features you won’t find on regular vanilla Android 8.0, and a big part of that is the home screen. Google redesigned its calendar widget to show upcoming events, and as a result it moved the search bar down to the bottom of the screen under the dock where you can access it even faster.

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Get a Handle On Two All-Clad Skillets for $48

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:48:09 GMT

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Made by one of our best-selling brands, these two All-Clad skillets are within $3 of their lowest price ever. The 8-inch and 10-inch skillets are nonstick, scratch resistant, and oven safe up to 500 degrees.

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Google Makes It Easier for At-Risk Users to Lock Down Their Accounts

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:04:00 GMT

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Google is rolling out a fancy new security feature today that’s designed to protect users who face significant risk of having their accounts hacked—election and campaign officials, victims of intimate partner violence, and others seeking additional security.

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Learn What IKEA Product Names Actually Mean With This Dictionary

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:00:00 GMT

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IKEA products have a wide variety of interesting names. Some are Swedish words, others are named after places, and some are just made-up names made from mixing other words. This dictionary lists them all.

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You Need to Clean Up Your Chrome Extensions

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:45:00 GMT

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Google’s adding some more security features to its Chrome browser, with the first changes rolling out to Windows users today. The update improves both Chrome and Google’s Chrome Cleanup Tool, which monitors extensions attempting to modify user settings like default search engines, along with malware designed to insert…

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Let's Sous Vide Some Football Snacks

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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Hello sous-vide fam, and welcome back to another topic-picking session for Will It Sous Vide?, the column where I make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator.

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Here's An Extremely Rare Chance to Save on Google Play Credit

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:37:44 GMT

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We see deals on iTunes gift cards with some frequency, but Google Play credit almost never goes on sale. If you buy your movies, apps, music, or anything else from Google Play, this $5 gift card discount is basically free money.

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