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"Beware of Looking for Goals: Look for a Way of Life"

Hunter S. Thompson is probably one of the last people you’d turn to for life advice, but the above quote from a letter he wrote to his friend, Hume Logan, nails what goals are supposed to be about surprisingly well. The quote comes from this paragraph, where Thompson’s trying to help his friend figure out […]

Gnoosic Gives Dead Simple Music Suggestions Based on Bands You Like

Gnoosic Gives Dead Simple Music Suggestions Based on Bands You Like

Everyone has that one friend that can tell you bands you’d like once they hear which ones you already dig. If you don’t, Gnoosic fills the void. The service asks for three bands you like and returns one artist recommendation. Gnoosic is about as simple as music recommendations can get. There’s no activity tracking, no […]

Quickly Search Just Chrome Bookmarks or History with Custom Searches

Quickly Search Just Chrome Bookmarks or History with Custom Searches

Chrome: The Omnibar in Chrome is useful for searching your bookmarks, history, and the internet all at once. If you need to just search bookmarks or history, though, you can do so with a custom search. Custom searches are nothing new. However, as Addictive Tips points out, you can create triggers to search just Chrome’s […]

Stock Up on JLab Headphones From $10-$20, Today Only

Stock Up on JLab Headphones From $10-$20, Today Only

Today only, Amazon’s offering fantastic prices on a variety of inexpensive headphones from JLab. The $15 Intros are a great price on entry-level on-ears, but if you prefer earbuds, you have three options ranging from $10 to $20. Plus, each model is available in multiple colors. This is a Gold Box deal, so these prices […]

​Save Chicken Skin to Make an Addictive Baked Snack

​Save Chicken Skin to Make an Addictive Baked Snack

If you prep and cook a lot of poultry at home, you might find at some point that you need to trim away chicken skin. When this happens, don’t even think about tossing those skins away! Save them instead to make an addictive, crave-worthy crackling. Chicken skin is a popular fried snack, but Jennifer Lee […]

Add Extra Flavor to Any Broth with Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

Add Extra Flavor to Any Broth with Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

You can make a delicious broth with just about anything—from leftover cheese rinds to vegetable scraps. If you want to take your broth flavor to the next level, use dried shiitake mushrooms for an undercurrent of savory flavor. Learn the Difference Between Stock and Broth to Make Better Dishes Learn the Difference Between Stock and […]

Find Your Shoes By Putting Pictures on Storage Boxes

Find Your Shoes By Putting Pictures on Storage Boxes

Keeping shoes in boxes protects them and helps organize your closet. There’s one problem, though: you can’t always see what’s inside. Take a picture of the shoes and put them on the box so you know where everything is. A shoe rack in your closet is obviously ideal, but if you’re starved for space, you […]

Thermos Controls Your Nest From OS X’s Notification Center

Thermos Controls Your Nest From OS X’s Notification Center

Mac: If you have a smart thermostat like the Nest, you can control it from your smartphone with an app or your voice. If you’re on a Mac desktop, you’ve got another option: the notification center with an app called Thermos. What Can a Smart Thermostat Do that Mine Can’t Already Do? What Can a […]

The Best Slow Cookers in Every Price Range

The Best Slow Cookers in Every Price Range

Slow cookers are versatile appliances that keep you from dining out as much. You can adapt any recipe to work in a slow cooker, but may not be sure which one to buy. America’s Test Kitchen covers the key features and makes some recommendations. Use Slow Cookers to Dull the Urge to Dine Out Use […]

Protect Kids from Sharp Furniture with Pool Noodles

Protect Kids from Sharp Furniture with Pool Noodles

After you have kids, you start realizing that some of your furniture isn’t kid friendly. You don’t need to put those tables with sharp edges into storage. A pool noodle protects the edges and makes the furniture kid friendly. We’ve covered how a pool noodle can protect kids from falling out of bed, but they […]

If You Just Got Fired, Use Your Free Time to Develop New (Good) Habits

If You Just Got Fired, Use Your Free Time to Develop New (Good) Habits

When you’re out of work, your major goal is to get a new job. You can’t do that all day long, though. This is a good opportunity to start forming new habits and making them part of your routine—like going to the gym. We’ve covered tips for the newly unemployed before, and part of that […]

The Secret to Long-Distance Relationships: Managing Expectations

The Secret to Long-Distance Relationships: Managing Expectations

Long-distance relationships can be really tough, but they certainly aren’t impossible. According to a recent study, the trick is understanding the situation you’re in together. Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Long-Distance Relationship Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Long-Distance Relationship Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting […]

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