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Flatten Ground Beef in Plastic Bags for Faster Freezing and Thawing

Before you store ground meat in the freezer, pop them in a plastic bag and flatten them out as much as possible, suggests the One Pot Chef. You’ll save on freezing time, thawing time and some space too. You don’t need to use any equipment to flatten the meat, you can just push down with […]

Interviewy Simplifies Voice Recording and Transcribing

S iPhone: I love free apps that do one thing right and look good doing it. That’s what Interviewy is for someone in need of turning their iPhone into a dictaphone for lectures, interviews or any other voice recording. The gorgeous app keeps thing simple. Start a new recording by swiping up, pause or end […]

Write Only Your Preferred Contact Option in Email Signatures

S Email signatures are full of all the different ways you can get in touch with the sender. And if you follow this method, chances are that you won’t be contacted. It’s best to follow the “less is more” philosophy for signatures, says Fast Company. Two communications experts—Melissa Cassera of Cassera Communications and Ron Cates […]

Quick-Soak Dried Beans in One Hour with a Short Boil

S Before making your favorite chilli or hummus, you need to soak the beans overnight. But if you forgot, there’s no reason to reach for a can. You can get a similar effect in an hour with some boiling water, according to The Kitchn. The method is pretty simple: rinse the beans and soak them […]

Set Goals by Time Instead of Distance or Quantity

S Setting goals is the easy part, achieving them is the difficult bit. But that success is more likely if those goals are set based on a unit of time than one of distance or quantity, says Redditor cntlswvs, a Ph. D. student at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He/she uploaded […]

OptimizeMe Logs Your Daily Activities and Gives Detailed Life Analysis

S iPhone: Tracking your daily activities over a long period can help you figure out what changes you need to make to be happier. You could fill out this one-minute form every day, but if you want something similar on your iPhone, then OptimizeMe is what you need. At its core, the app is an […]

Keep a “New Ideas” Document for Creativity Without Guilt

S Creative people tend to come up with a lot more new ideas than most others, but not acting on all those great ideas can turn into making you feel like a failure for not following through on them. Instead, try keeping a “new ideas” document, 99U suggests. Instead of feeling badly that you have […]

TalkSide Displays Caller’s Social Data and Your Interactions

S Android: The next time someone calls you, you might be able to check out their recent Facebook status, find out if it’s their birthday, or see the last text messages you shared with them, thanks to a new app called TalkSide. The idea behind the app is to add context to your calls by […]

Remove Oily Stains from Clothing with Common Kitchen Items

S Oil stains on your clothes are part and parcel of cooking. Act fast and they won’t stay on. Food52 has a quick trick to remove them with common kitchen ingredients like baking soda and a little bit of dishwashing liquid. Sprinkle powder on the stain (flour, baking soda, or baby powder). Tap it into […]

Mentio Manages Your iTunes Wish Lists

iOS: Keeping track of media isn’t nearly as easy as it could be, but if you’re hooked into iTunes, Mentio is an app that makes it easy to track all the apps, music, and movies you want. Mentio is pretty simple, but it looks great and works really well. When you want to add something […]

Being Organized Isn’t the Goal, It’s a Tool for Reaching Goals

“One of these days, I’m going to get organized.” How many times have you said this to yourself? There’s nothing wrong with getting organized, of course. We talk a lot about it around here. But maybe we should realize that organization itself isn’t what we’re after. The real goals are what being organized lets us […]

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