Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.
What do you do when the seller at a yard sale says, "Make me an offer." The Simple Dollar suggests taking a minute and applying the 10% rule.
After you scoop out some ice cream from the tub and put it back in the freezer, it's common to get a layer of ice crystals on top. The easy way to avoid that, says AO Life, is to cover the ice cream with parchment paper.
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Eating quartered slices of watermelon can be a messy affair. Bite anywhere and you'll probably get some fruit on your cheek because of the size and shape. CrazyRussianHacker has a neat trick to solve this.
Android: The default Dropbox app on Android forces you to use only one account at a time. If you have multiple Dropbox accounts and need access, then B1 File Manager is a good solution—although it doesn't offer local sync.
In case your old album of photos has been damaged, whether stuck together or by spilling some sticky liquid, don't panic. All you need is lukewarm water to save the day, says WikiHow.
You spend a lot of time in front of your TV, but chances are you may not be using it to its full potential. It's not just about better picture, either—a good TV setup requires the right cables, a good remote, and a lot more. Here are 10 tweaks for creating the ultimate TV setup.
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I have a giant pile of important looking documents sitting in front of me, and I have no idea what to do with them. Some of them look pointless, but could be important. Which ones should I hold on to, and which ones should I shred?
The end of your laptop or phone charging cable can take a lot of stress when you bend it to plug it in to give your gear some juice. We've shown you how to reinforce it with Sugru
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Mac: Securing your files isn't always a simple process. Hider is an app that makes the process of hiding away and encrypting files quick and easy.
Many of our tricks to save money are designed less to solve math problems and more to trick our brains. To that end, financial blog And Then We Saved suggests placing a picture or reminder of your long-term savings goals directly on your credit card to discourage frivolous purchases.
About to take a new job or negotiating a raise? You may want to read up on the strategies of negotiation and familiarize yourself with a little game theory. The workplace experts at Stack Exchange offer some advice.
Canonical released the latest version of Ubuntu Linux this week, with a bit of polish all around. Here's what you'll find.
This guy claims this is the fastest way to take off your t-shirt. It looks pretty damn fast to me, although guys with tight t-shirts will not be able to use this trick.
We love to-do lists, tracking tasks, and keeping an eye on everything that needs to get done. But Jeff Atwood suggests a different approach: every day, ask yourself what three things need to get done, and ditch the other lists.
While Heartbleed and credit card breaches at Target and Michael's have us all on the watch for our security, the most secure number in your inventory isn't your credit card number: It's your Social Security number. Here are a few tips for protecting it.
There have been a few promo code tricks or gift card offers to get the price of the Nest Learning Thermostat down, but today we've got a straight $25 off. This is the best cash discount we've seen, and the best overall deal since Black Friday, so get it before it's gone. [Amazon]
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When it's time to put away the electric blanket for the season (or starts to smell funky), it's time to clean it. Clean an electric blanket using a washing machine and a few simple steps.
If you're ready to cut the cord, Newegg will sell you everything you need to get started today for under $100. The Mohu Leaf is the most popular indoor antenna out there
If your Mac is having intermittent problems when it's under a heavy load, you can perform a simple stress test in the terminal to try and reproduce the problem.
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