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How To Tie The Perfect Windsor Knot In 5 Simple Steps

Named after the Duke of Windsor, tying your tie with the Windsor knot is a sure-fire way of proving you mean business in the boardroom while your tie …

Men's Fashion

The best AV receiver

<i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After over 50 hours testing eight new receivers hands-on, we're …

Audiophile

If you have a sprinkler system, you’d have to be crazy not to get a Rachio 3

The Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller is one of those devices that you’d have to be crazy not to buy. Why? Because it pays for itself. It’s just …

Smart Homes

32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

3 Stocks That Pay You Each Month

These stocks pay monthly dividends, grow them regularly, and boast hefty yields. Can it get any better for income investors?<p>Dividend stocks are a …

8 of the best washing machines for 2018

It’s a household task that there’s no escaping, so choosing the right washing machine is an investment worth making. An efficient machine can make doing the washing a lot less of a chore, saving both time and money - and keep your clothes both fresh and clean and looking good as new. The new wave …

23 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Apple Watch

From messaging to productivity to advanced fitness tracking, Apple Watch has something for every user.<p>But not every Apple Watch feature is obvious from the get-go. Apple has filled the watch — which is now on its fourth iteration, the Apple Watch Series 3 — with neat tricks and helpful tools to …

HP just released the perfect Windows laptop for almost anyone

While MacBooks and fancy Windows gaming PCs get all the attention these days, the harsh reality is that most people still buy laptops that cost less …

The best and worst laptop brands 2018

Whether you're purchasing a $1,500 gaming laptop or a $200 Chromebook, the brand matters. That's why we rate the top 10 laptop brands each year, based on their support, design, innovation, value/selection and, most of all, product quality.<p>For 2018, Lenovo retained its place for a second year as the …

The Top 100 Franchises for Less Than $100,000

Check out the top franchises that can be started for less than $100,000, ranked based on their scores they received in Entrepreneur's 2018 Franchise 500 ranking.<p>Buying a franchise doesn't have to break the bank. Below you'll find the top franchises that can be started for less than $100,000, ranked …

The cheapest time to visit the top 11 travel destinations in the world

The 34 Tastiest Snacks You'll Ever Eat in Your Life — and They're All Low-Carb!

Sometimes you just need a hearty snack to get you through the day. But to prevent feeling fatigued and dealing with brain fog, it's smart to choose nosh that will keep you energized and truly fuel your body. Whether you're trying to lose weight or you just want to maintain your mojo throughout the …

Healthy Eating

What to look for if you're buying a TV for gaming

Most TV makers (and buyers' guides, for that matter) assume you're buying a set for the sake of enjoying movies or shows, and that's understandable. But what if you're more interested in playing <i>Monster Hunter World</i> than watching <i>Murder on the Orient Expres</i>s? Your criteria can sometimes be very …

14 Google Home games you can play with your kiddos

Google Home has many uses around the house. It can control the lights, set the temperature and even help you cook or order dinner. But it can also help keep your kids entertained while you're busy in the kitchen or cleaning up their seemingly never-ending mess.<p>Here are 14 Google Home games your …

Kids

These are the condoms you should actually be using, according to experts

When it comes to protection, it can be tough to know where to start. Although many men may be tempted to go straight for those labeled "Magnum," that confidence boost may come at their and their partner's risk.<p>According to Dr. Evan Goldstein, founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical, finding the right …

12 Speedy Keto Recipes You Can Make on One Sheet Pan

Top 10 Apple TV Remote Tips and Tricks

When Apple released the fourth-generation Apple TV in 2015, it also included a new Siri Remote with the set-top box (although in some regions Apple kept the original name "Apple TV Remote" due to Siri not working in those territories).<p><i>Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.</i><p>The …

The Best Ultraportable Laptops

Ultraportable means you can sacrifice bulk and still get the job done.<p><i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and</i> …

Computer Hardware

The Best 4K HDTV Deals of 2018

<i>If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.</i><p>Manufacturers feel a need to release a new …

Find the hidden benefits of your credit card

During a recent trip, my late-evening return flight was canceled due to weather. That meant I was going to need a hotel, but because the cancellation wasn't due to a mechanical issue, the airline wasn't going to foot the bill. I was stuck with it.<p>What I didn't know was that my credit-card bank, …

Personal Finance

How to Negotiate Your Next New-Car Lease Like a Pro

Car salespeople will tell you that most people who end up leasing a new vehicle don’t walk through the door thinking of themselves as lease customers. Rather, like proposals on New Year’s Eve, leasing often just kind of happens, and the person has to live with the consequences of a spontaneous …

62% of Taxpayers Are Making This Mistake With Their Money

It could cost you hundreds of dollars every year.<p>Are you expecting a big refund when you file your taxes this year? Most Americans are. In fact, one …

Loophole May Allow Highly Paid Professionals To Take Advantage Of 20% Deduction

The 20% “Qualified Business Income” deduction under Code Section 199A is a brand new pretty substantial tax break. The 20% deduction is hedged by a lot of restrictions, but I think I may have found the secret to unleashing its power. Out of the over one thousand pages in the committee report on the …

Finance

Edge Computing vs. Cloud Computing: What’s the Difference?

While cloud computing is firmly established, edge computing is emerging and will also play a leading role.

Google Assistant can match your voice to your Netflix profile

You can already use Google Assistant to play Netflix, but it becomes a hassle if you have more than one Netflix profile. You probably <i>don't</i> want to muck up a partner's recommendations just because you couldn't bother to reach for the remote. Well, you won't have to risk it from now on: Google has …

Top 10 Sexy Sex Movies On Netflix

There's a lot of sexy content available to stream, but here are the 10 steamiest movies on Netflix!<p>Photos: NETFLIX ; Photo Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p>…

How to Calculate Paycheck Withholding and Deductions- Hint: It's Easy

How to Calculate Withholding and Deductions from Employee Paychecks<p>Calculating Federal Income Tax Withholding, FICA Tax, and More<p>Updated January 18, …

The 33 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2018

Looking to take a cheap vacation in 2018? You’ve come to the right place. While experts are predicting that travel prices are on the rise this year, with airfares expected to go up by 3.5% and hotel prices to increase by 3.7%, it’s still possible to take a budget trip in 2018 — if you know where to …

Northern Territory

Ripple's XRP is the hot new cryptocurrency — here's how you buy it

One of the most talked-about cryptos is Ripple's XRP, whose value in July had risen by more than 3,000% since the beginning of 2017.<p>Its market cap of $7.6 billion makes it the third-largest cryptocurrency behind bitcoin and ether.<p>Unlike with those two other giants, buying XRP takes a bit more …

Cryptocurrency