Here’s how to lifehack past the troublesome bits, so you can concentrate on the cute.

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By Shep McAllister, Commerce Team This laser distance measurer is Amazon’s #1 seller in Home Improvement, and it’s only $79, today only. It can measure distances and areas automatically, and even indirectly calculate the height of objects with the pythagorean theorem. Amazon has never sold it for less than $100 before. [DEWALT DW03050 165-Feet Laser Distance Measurer, $79]Read more…

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By Whitson Gordon Ever have a tab start playing audio without your permission? The latest version of Chrome’s dev channel lets you mute the tab with a simple click.Read more…

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By Sandy Wood Today’s mentalfloss.com Tuesday Test Time Brain Game asks you to break down an eight-letter word, one letter at a time, forming new words along the way. Are you up to the challenge?
By removing one letter from the mix at each step,
and rearranging the remaining letters to form new words,
reduce the word “CROCHETS” to the letter “E.”
C R O C H E T S_ _ _ _ _ _ _
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E

Here is one SOLUTION. 

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By Tori Reid Use one-on-one time with your boss wisely by preparing your own talking points. Take pre-meeting time to prepare a list of things that need discussed, then use it.Read more…

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By Tori Reid Sometimes it’s difficult to be happy in the moment because you haven’t reached the finish line yet. The truth is that the place you’re in right now is a necessary step to reach the next place.Read more…

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By Simon Whistler In this episode, you’re going to learn why it is that nuclear explosions (and other phenomenon) produce a mushroom shaped cloud. [TRANSCRIPT]
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By Eric Ravenscraft Fall is the season of shipping weird stuff across the world. While most packages won’t raise an eyebrow, there are some things like alcohol, lithium ion batteries, and perishable items that have their own special rules. Here’s how to manage some of the more difficult things to ship.Read more…

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By Arika Okrent
Sauce has come a long way from its original noun meaning, passing through idiom, to adjective, to adjective-forming suffix. Still, it has kept in touch with its roots.

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By Eric Ravenscraft It seems like we can hardly go a whole week without some sweet new Pushbullet news. Today, the company announced a new feature called Channels that allow you to subscribe to various updates including Steam Deals and or stock news.Read more…

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