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Why It’s Best to Avoid Washing Wool Normally (and What to do Instead)

Why It’s Best to Avoid Washing Wool Normally (and What to do Instead)

Wool is great at keeping you warm, but it’s not so great at surviving a ride in your washing machine. This video explains why shrinkage isn’t the only problem you have to worry about. You’re probably perfectly aware that wool comes from sheep, but as Hang Green explains in this video from the SciShow YouTube […]

MidwayMeetup Finds a Central Location to Meet Up With Someone

MidwayMeetup Finds a Central Location to Meet Up With Someone

Let’s say you’re meeting a few friends or colleagues for lunch during the week, and you all work in different parts of town. Common etiquette is to find a central meeting location for everyone, and MidwayMeetup makes it easy to do this. From the site, you enter everyone’s location, then enter what you want to […]

To-Do App Tasks Gets Location-Based Reminders and Tasker Integration

To-Do App Tasks Gets Location-Based Reminders and Tasker Integration

Android: Tasks, the near-perfect Astrid clone we love so much, now has a plugin that adds integration with Locale or Tasker—which means support for location-based reminders and to-dos.http://lifehacker.com/tasks-is-a-nea… Tasks Is a Near-Perfect Astrid Clone, Perfect for Your To-Do List Tasks Is a Near-Perfect Astrid Clone, Perfect for Your To-Do List Tasks Is a Near-Perfect Astrid […]

Turn a Wine Cork Into a Wrap-Around Earbud Holder

Turn a Wine Cork Into a Wrap-Around Earbud Holder

Some earbuds come with cases that can help prevent tangles, but many don’t. If yours didn’t (or if you lost it), a wine cork can do the job with just a couple of holes. As one Instructables user explains, you can poke a small hole in the top of a wine cork to place the […]

Build Your Own Motion Control, Time-Lapse Photography Rig

Build Your Own Motion Control, Time-Lapse Photography Rig

Time lapse photography is great, and it’s certainly something we’ve seen DIY solutions for before. Over on Make, they show off another way to do it, using an Arduino.http://lifehacker.com/build-a-simple… Build a Simple Time-lapse Camera with a Raspberry Pi and a Coffee Tin Build a Simple Time-lapse Camera with a Raspberry Pi and a Coffee Tin […]

Learn How to Smoke Meats on a Gas or Charcoal Grill with This Infographic

Learn How to Smoke Meats on a Gas or Charcoal Grill with This Infographic

We’ve talked about the best cooking times and temperatures when you’re using an electrical smoker, but what if you don’t have one of those? This infographic explains the step-by-step process for smoking delicious meats with your charcoal or gas grill.http://lifehacker.com/learn-how-to-p… Learn How to Perfectly Smoke Any Kind of Meat with This Chart Learn How to […]

You Can Now Recover Contacts, Calendars, and Reminders from iCloud

You Can Now Recover Contacts, Calendars, and Reminders from iCloud

Apple has updated iCloud.com with a handy new way to recover contacts, calendars, and reminders you deleted on accident. When you log into iCloud, you’ll find a new Advanced menu on the Settings screen. Here, you can restore files, contacts, calendars, and reminders from up to three weeks prior. The file restoration option has been […]

Four Signs You Should Fix Your Current Job Instead of Quitting

Four Signs You Should Fix Your Current Job Instead of Quitting

When you’re stuck in a job you hate, it’s easy to read a few articles about pursuing your dreams and find the validation you were looking for to turn in your resignation letter. But what feels like a terrible job may not be permanently terrible—in certain situations, it may be worth your while to try […]

Suspicious Package Inspects PKG Files on Mac Before You Install Them

Suspicious Package Inspects PKG Files on Mac Before You Install Them

Mac: All types of hardware, codecs, and other under-the-hood apps for Mac require that you install a PKG file instead of a standard installation file. This can be a bit scary to do, but Suspicious Package lets you peek inside those files before you install them. When you’re downloading a PKG file from a reliable […]

Bar Roulette Sends You a Ride to a Random Top Rated Bar In Your Area

Bar Roulette Sends You a Ride to a Random Top Rated Bar In Your Area

If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, the Bar Roulette web app uses Uber and Yelp to send you to a highly rated bar in your area. The trick is that you don’t know where you’re going until you get there. The app, created by product manager Tyler Swartz, uses Uber’s new ride request API functionality and […]

Maintain Your Productivity Flow by Reading During Your Breaks

Maintain Your Productivity Flow by Reading During Your Breaks

You probably already know that taking breaks is essential to staying productive, but you may not know what’s best to do with those breaks. Diving into a good book can help keep your brain stimulated, while giving you a chance to step back from your work.http://lifehacker.com/5867995/the-se… The Trick to Accomplishing More by Doing Less: Take […]

Make Simple Hand Saw Safety Guards Out of Flexible Conduit

Make Simple Hand Saw Safety Guards Out of Flexible Conduit

Safety should be a priority in any workshop or tool shed, especially if you have any curious youngsters around. With a little flexible conduit you can make blade guards for all of your hand saws and avoid avoid any accidents. These simple guards, from Instructables user john pedersen, are easy to make and won’t cost […]

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