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Snap Windows With Magnet, Fight Phone Snoopers With Privacy Shade, and More in This Week's Top Downloads

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT

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Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.

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Learn How to Make a "Flaming Homer" and Other Drinks From The Simpsons

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 22:00:00 GMT

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Any fan of The Simpsons remembers the time Homer accidentally came up with a delicious drink recipe, the “Flaming Homer,” only to have it stolen from him by Moe. Here’s how to make that magical cocktail and other favorites from the series.

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Interact Scratchpad Turns Lazily Formatted Addresses Into Contacts

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:00:00 GMT

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Mac: If you need to dump an address into your contacts app, it’s usually a comically cumbersome process of bouncing between data fields. Interact Scratchpad is a simple little app that does all that for you.

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The Simplest Way to Upgrade to Surround Sound Is Also One Of the Cheapest Today

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:51:58 GMT

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Vizio’s 5.1 channel sound bar systems are the simplest way to add surround sound to any home theater setup, and refurbs of the 40" model are down to $210 on Amazon, the best price we’ve ever seen.

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Running Your First Marathon, Avoiding Nuclear Fallout, and Rice Gone Bad in This Week’s Highlights

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMT

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This week we looked at what the US Senate’s vote against internet privacy actually means, learned about the little-known perils of stale rice, prepared for the worst case scenario of actual nuclear war, and more. On the plus side, there’s new Netflix movies. Everything is fine!

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Stuff Your Closet With Under Armour Gear During Amazon's One-Day Sale

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:55:00 GMT

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Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to kick off the weekend, this time with a solid selection of Under Armour apparel for men, women, and kids all marked down to great low prices.

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30 Young Adult Books for Activists-in-Training

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:00:00 GMT

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The earlier kids realize they can get involved with things and have the power to make a difference the better. These books, all for young people, highlight activism and resistance in their stories.

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Bear Is the Perfect Balance Between the Bloat of Evernote and the Simplicity of Plain Text

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:00:00 GMT

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When it first launched, Bear was an intriguing alternative to bloated note-taking apps like Evernote and OneNote, but it was still a little too new to dive into. After a couple minor iterations, I’m convinced it’s a worthy alternative for those sick of the bloat of other notes apps and for those who like the take-home…

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How To Make Motorcycling In The Cold Not Suck

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:01:00 GMT

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Yes, March is nearly over, but believe it or not there’s plenty of places that are still very cold right now. That shouldn’t keep you off your bike. There’s something ultra-satisfying about the incredulous looks you get from people when you’re out riding your motorcycle in sub-freezing temperatures. They clearly think…

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3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Refreshing, Springy Martini

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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Hello everyone, and welcome to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple, yet delicious libations. This week we’ll be sipping on an easy to mix, springy vodka martini.

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A Credit Bureau Has Been Fined $3 Million for Confusing You About Your Credit Score

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30:00 GMT

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The whole credit industry is so complicated and, often, counterintuitive to good financial habits. It’s frustrating, and even more frustrating is the fact that you don’t just have one credit score. You have quite a few of them, and this latest news about Experian goes to show that this isn’t common knowledge.

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Here Are Some of the Crappy Insurance Plans That Could Be Legal Again Soon

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMT

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“Essential benefits” disappeared last night from the health care bill that aims to replace the Affordable Care Act. If it passes, health insurance plans would no longer be required to cover maternity care. Or hospitalization. Or emergency care. Or prescription drugs. That means these circa-2010 terrible health plans…

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I Learned to Take Better Photos By Digging Into My Camera's Exposure Settings

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:30:00 GMT

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I shoved my phone in my husband’s face to show him a picture I’d taken of the New York skyline. “It’s good, right?” I asked, way too proud of myself because, frankly, it was not good. “Well,” he said. “Imagine how good it would look if you knew what you were doing.” I rolled my eyes but took him up on his offer to…

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The Bedtime Routine That Helps Me Sleep Better When Traveling

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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I’ve visited all seven continents, which means sleeping in many different time zones and situations. After trying to sleep on cruise ships, airplanes, and in cities that come alive at night, I have the perfect bedtime routine that helps me fall asleep no matter how jet lagged I am.

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Now That Your School Is Probably Out of the Tournament, Amazon's Running an NCAA Apparel Blowout

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:13:00 GMT

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It’s a little puzzling that Amazon would run an NCAA apparel sale after all but 12 schools have been eliminated from the tournament, but better late than never, I guess.

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Will It Sous Vide? Delicious Dal

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMT

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Greetings sous-vide adventurers, and welcome back to a warm and comforting installment of Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator.

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred is Still the Best Travel Rewards Credit Card for Most People

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00:00 GMT

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The Chase Sapphire Preferred easily won our reader vote for best travel rewards credit card, and whether you’re a seasoned points maximizer or just dipping your toes in, you should have a Preferred in your rotation.

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BlackBerry Wants to Protect Your Phone From Prying Eyes

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:30:00 GMT

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Do you ever feel like the person next to you on the subway is staring at your phone and reading your texts? Of course you do, because we all glance at other people’s phones and tablets during our boring commutes. I do, anyway. BlackBerry has a solution.

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Fake News Sharing and Friendship Go Hand In Hand

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:00:00 GMT

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Everyone is trying to crack down on fake news, but there’s still little understanding of why such preposterous information spreads so easily. One recent study may have revealed a very important piece of the puzzle, however: people trust their friends too much.

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The Senate Just Voted to Let Internet Providers Sell Your Web History

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:30:00 GMT

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Today, the US Senate voted 50-48 to overturn broadband privacy rules that would have required internet service providers get consumer consent before selling their web browsing data to advertisers or other data companies.

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15,000 Steps Is the New 10,000

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:00:00 GMT

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We’ve all heard the “walk 10,000 steps a day to be healthy” pitch, but new research says that, while 10,000 is better than nothing, it might not quite be enough.

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