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How to Get More From Your Home Theater Without Paying a Dime

How to Get More From Your Home Theater Without Paying a Dime

Unless you had your home theater set up by a professional, chances are you aren’t getting the best possible video and sound out of your existing setup. These simple tweaks will take just a little bit of time but will make a world of difference. Blast from the past is a weekly feature at Lifehacker […]

Make Quick and Easy Homemade Caramels with Your Microwave

Make Quick and Easy Homemade Caramels with Your Microwave

No matter how you pronounce it, caramels are a delicious candy. Instead of breaking out the pan, you can whip up a batch of soft, chewy caramels in your microwave with minimal cook time. Caramel can be tricky to make. If you cook it too long, it can become bitter. Cook it too little and […]

Learn How to Climb a Rope like a Navy SEAL with This Video

Whether you’re training, looking for a good workout, or just like to be prepared, knowing how to climb a rope while using as little energy as possible might be good to know. This video demonstrates a few techniques that U.S. armed forces use. The video, from ITS Tactical, explains the three most common techniques you’ll […]

Always Know Which Chains Serve Coke or Pepsi Products with This Chart

Always Know Which Chains Serve Coke or Pepsi Products with This Chart

If you’re a soda drinker, you probably have a preference when it comes to the great Coke vs. Pepsi debate. This chart makes it easy to remember which places carry your preferred elixir. The chart, courtesy of Business Insider, is as simple as they come. On one side you’ve got all the restaurant chains that […]

The Noir Dark Home Screen

The Noir Dark Home Screen

Widgets are useful for getting quick information without opening an app. This design skips the icons entirely and gives you the info you need in a dark, old-timey home screen. How Widgets Can Actually Make Your Phone More Productive How Widgets Can Actually Make Your Phone More Productive How Widgets Can Actually Make Your Phone […]

"Don’t Confuse Motion and Progress"

"Don’t Confuse Motion and Progress"

In your quest to be as productive as you can, it’s important to recognize when things are actually getting done. Just because you feel busy and productive doesn’t mean that you really are making progress. As you make progress toward a goal, there might be a time when you feel like you’re just spinning your […]

Many Credit Cards Offer Extensions on Returns for Purchases

Many Credit Cards Offer Extensions on Returns for Purchases

Credit cards have all kinds of little hidden perks. CardHub points out one you might not be familiar with: return extensions. If you buy something from a major retail store, you usually get a small return window to bring the item back. If you make that purchase with a major credit card, you might have […]

Make Homemade "Mozzarella Sticks" with a Waffle Iron

Make Homemade "Mozzarella Sticks" with a Waffle Iron

Mozzarella sticks are one of the most popular appetizers out there. It’s hard to beat fried cheese and—even though these aren’t technically in stick form—you can make them pretty easily at home with a waffle iron. Waffle irons have tons of creative uses in the kitchen, and Daniel Shumski, author of Will It Waffle?, explains […]

The Under-Appreciated Benefits of Creative Consistency

The Under-Appreciated Benefits of Creative Consistency

It’s familiar advice to anyone who pursues creative endeavors: the typical creative process isn’t one punctuated by bursts of brilliance, but is instead a long term development of a consistent work habit. Consistency doesn’t count for everything, but it sure counts for a whole lot. With the many land mines out there, ready to derail […]

The Under-Appreciated Benefits of Creative Consistency

The Under-Appreciated Benefits of Creative Consistency

It’s familiar advice to anyone who pursues creative endeavors: the typical creative process isn’t one punctuated by bursts of brilliance, but is instead a long term development of a consistent work habit. Consistency doesn’t count for everything, but it sure counts for a whole lot. With the many land mines out there, ready to derail […]

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