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Drool on Your Keyboard with These Food Wallpapers

Few things unite us all quite as much as the need to eat. So, let’s set aside our differences, come together around the digital dinner table, and collectively salivate over our precious electronics with these delicious wallpapers. Remember, we’re now requesting your participation in the Wallpaper Wednesday series! You’ll find a selection here, but post […]

Add a Power Tool Holster to Your Ladder to Prevent Falling Tools

When you’re using power tools on a ladder at home, the last thing you want to do is have one fall and hit someone below. Instead of creating a hazard by setting it on top, add a holster to the side of your ladder for safer storage. shows you how you can add a […]

The Custom Mac Pro Workspace

Today’s featured workspace is a minimalist home office with one quirky feature: a carved spot on the walnut desk for the cylindrical Mac Pro computer. Google Translate doesn’t comprehensively translate Japanese architect Takara Maru‘s post on his custom desk, but the pictures may be all you need. It’s a sleek workspace—a standing desk at that—which […]

When to Use Each Different Type of Soldering Tip

Soldering irons have a ton of different tips, and each of them is better suited for different tasks. However, which tips are best suited for what isn’t always obvious, so Instructables user JColvin91 breaks down the best uses for each. JColvin91 talks about five different styles of tips, ranging from a standard general purpose tip […]

Searchr Enhances Search on iOS with Custom Searches, Actions, and More

iPhone: Spotlight is pretty handy on iOS, but it’s not perfect. It’s also not that customizable if you want to add your own services. Searchr is a tool that allows you to do both. At a glance, Searchr makes it so you can easily search through stuff on your phone, just like Spotlight. That said, […]

Marriage Advice from the World’s Longest Married Couple

Zelmyra and Herbert Fisher were married for almost 87 years, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about marriage. The Fisher’s participated in a QA on Twitter and shared some advice on love and commitment. Some of their answers are great tips and carry a lot of weight when you consider […]

Take Five Minutes at the End of Your Day for a Gadget-Free Review

For many of us, the workday doesn’t feel like it ever ends because of our connected devices. At the end of the day, give yourself at least five gadget-free—distraction free—minutes to mentally review your day. Jessica Stillman at Inc. went over CEO Peter Bregman’s book 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the […]

The Chrome Experience Home Screen

Android: Chrome and Android may go together like a raccoon and a talking tree, but this Chrome OS design for Android home screens might bring the relationship to the next level. This design takes a lot of cues from the Chrome OS experience on laptops without completely ignoring Android’s core. The design is a custom […]

Vibe Cloud Music Player Plays Your Music from Dropbox, Drive, and More

iPhone: Services like Dropbox and Google Drive make for great places to store your music so you can access it from anywhere, but you still need a music player to get to them. Vibe Cloud Music Player does just that. Vibe Cloud Music Player is pretty simple, but it does the job. Once you point […]

This Infographic Shows How to Prevent Bites from Dangerous Animals

Most animals you come across in the great outdoors will be scared of you, but some animals will be hungry enough to consider you a meal. This infographic from Backpacker Magazine shows the zones of your body animals will go for in an attack and how you can save your own skin. Not everyone encounters […]

“Precrastinating” Can Be Just as Bad as Procrastinating

We know that procrastination can hurt productivity, but according to Lisa Evans at Fast Company the opposite of procrastination—”precrastination”—can be just as harmful. You might think that completing tasks before they actually need to be done would improve your productivity and put your mind at ease, but Evans explains why it’s not always best to […]

Arianna Huffington’s Three Tips for Better Mental Focus

We all want to have better focus to help with our productivity. Huffington Post founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington recommends more sleep, some meditation, and a gadget-free bedroom. Huffington talked with weblog Big Think about our addiction to devices, stress, and burnout. She also shared a few easy tips that can help with your own […]

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