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5 ways to boost your MacBook battery life

Despite the MacBook’s svelte design, their batteries last a long time because Apple put a lot of thought into how the hardware and software work together. Still, if you find yourself running out of juice, some simple changes can help you extend your MacBook battery life.<p>Apple designs its laptops to …

How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Operating Systems

When the Russians killed Mother Russia

The decade of internecine carnage that followed the 1917 October revolution was one of the bitterest and — until Jonathan D. Smele’s latest book — most neglected periods of Russian history<p>On the 24–25 October 1917 (according to the Julian Calendar, or 7–8 November according to the Gregorian) the …

This $234 home security system is like something you might find at a rapper’s house

You don’t have to be Jay Z or Drake to have a killer home security system with strategically placed cameras that record live high-quality video from …

Jeffrey Gundlach: How to Get a 12% Yield

Now Playing<p>Jeffrey Gundlach: How to Get a 12% Yield<p>The CEO of Doubleline Capital and newest member of the Barron's Roundtable likes closed end funds …

Investing

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here's a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the</b> …

Social Security

This is your guide to Social Security in 2016

<b>How your Social Security benefit is calculated</b> <br>Unlike many pension plans, which are based on just the top few years of your earnings, Social Security takes your 35 highest-earning years into account when computing your benefit. Each year's income, up to the maximum taxable Social Security wages, is …

Retirement

How to properly wrap and store a long extension cable

Avoid messes and tangles by using a daisy chain when wrapping and storing extension cables.<p>Extension cords are an immensely helpful tool to have on hand.<p>They're also very prone to becoming tangled. With extension cables that range from 50 to 100 feet (15.3 to 30.5 meters) long and beyond, a simple …

Storage Ideas

Walmart Great Value 10W LED Light Bulb (60W Equivalent) review: Brightness to spare with Walmart's low-cost LEDs - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Walmart's low-cost LEDs are some of the brightest 60W replacement bulbs we've tested, especially the higher color temperature daylight varieties, which ring in well above 900 lumens. At less than $5 per bulb, they're some of the most affordable dimmable LEDs available.<p><b>The Bad</b> Each of the …

Home Automation

How to find the cell phone family plan that's right for you

How much does it cost for a family of four across the major cell phone plan providers?<p>Choosing the right carrier plan is one of the most important -- and daunting -- decisions you'll make as a phone owner, especially when you're picking a shared plan for your whole family.<p>While every family is …

T-Mobile

Don't Buy A Fixed Index Annuity Until You Read This

Several years ago while tuning into Dateline on NBC, I watched as they conducted one of their typical undercover operations.<p>This one was a bit different though – and closer to home – as they were running sting operations on financial advisors.<p>To be clear, it was specifically about independent life …

Retirement

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Wireless Router?

Wi-Fi not working? Here's what you need to know when it's time to buy new networking hardware.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Maybe Christianity In America Is Dying Because It’s Boring Everyone To Death

I recently attended a service that might help solve the riddle of the fantastic decline of American Christianity. It was a different church from the one I normally go to.<p>Let me set the scene, perhaps it will sound familiar:<p>I walked in and immediately realized that I’d inadvertently stumbled upon a …

Acoustic Guitar

The New York Times “basically rewrites whatever the Kiev authorities say”: Stephen F. Cohen on the U.S./Russia/Ukraine history the media won’t tell you

There’s an alternative story of Russian relations we’re not hearing. Historian Stephen Cohen tells it here<p>It is one thing to comment in a column as the Ukrainian crisis grinds on and Washington—senselessly, with no idea of what will come next—destroys relations with Moscow. It is quite another, as …

How the Ottomans Ruined the 20th Century

World War I was only a global conflict when the Ottoman Empire joined the fray. Those consequences—from genocide to new borders—are still felt …

World History

Lincoln’s Civil War brilliance: The real story of the political savvy that helped end slavery

The president walked a careful line, sometimes imperfectly. But his political skills ultimately won emancipation<p>The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery and barred states from abridging the equal civil and political rights of American citizens, …

Eschew Glue: Make Your Own Sticky Liquid Glass Instead [Video]

Hackett demonstrates how to create the bonding agent sodium silicate<p>Sodium silicate, better known as water glass, can bond projects together where regular glue fails. But not all hardware stores keep water glass in stock. On the bright side, it's easy to cook up your own.<p>In the latest episode of …

Audio Mixing

The Investor's Solution to Low, Low Interest Rates: Part I

Low, low interest rates put everyone at risk, but in different ways. And to make this simple, there are just two kinds of investors in the world: those saving for retirement and those in retirement.<p>For those in retirement, the risk is outliving their nest egg. For those still saving, the risk is …

How to build a Portable 420 watt Solar Power Generator . Very Detailed Video Instructions,perfect for beginners

This 2 part series shows you how to build 240,420W Solar Power Generators .The first video outlines detailed step-by-step instructions on how to …

Don't Miss These Tax Breaks On Your 2014 Return

As you’re getting your 2014 tax returns in order, you’ll want to be sure to claim every tax deduction and credit you’re entitled to take. It’s easy to miss some, however. So here are a few write-offs that could save you hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars when filing your ’14 taxes:<p><b>Charitable</b> …

Personal Finance

Aspartame: By Far the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Most Foods Today - Enlightened Consciousness

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James …

How to Install a Curtain Rod

Follow these step-by-step instructions.<p>Install Curtain Rod<p>Curtain rods can be decorative features in themselves, so choose carefully and think about how they'll blend in with other features in the room.<p><b>You'll Need:</b>Steel Tape MeasureCurtain, with Rings or LoopsCurtain Rod and HardwareJunior Hacksaw, …

How to Fix a Clogged Sink and Leaky Faucet

Follow these step-by-step instructions to solve these minor sink problems.<p><b>HOW TO UNCLOG A SINK:</b><p>Bathroom drains can easily get clogged with hair, kitchen sinks with waste food or vegetable peelings. You might need to remove the sink's P-trap to clear a blockage, or if you lose something valuable. …

Bondic lets you weld stuff together with light-sensitive liquid plastic

Glue is great, but it’s not exactly the most user-friendly stuff in the world. It’s messy, unwieldy, and difficult to apply with any degree of …

Late-WW2 Photos | World War II Database

8,082 items in this album on 405 pages.<p>'Converted Mountaineers' on West Virginia, 1944<p>'KILL THE BASTARDS!' sign somewhere in the Pacific Theater<p>10.5 …

They've finally solved it: Schrödinger's cat is both ALIVE AND DEAD

An international group of quantum physics researchers reckons it's come up with an experimental validation of the reality of the wave-function.<p>It's …

Quantum Physics

Tax Software Wars Heat Up As TurboTax Makes A Change

With filing season just around the corner, the tax software wars are heating up.<p>Earlier this week, MousePrint (sister site to ConsumerWorld.org) issued a “Warning for TurboTax Users.” According to the site, “[r]egular purchasers of Intuit’s TurboTax Deluxe, the top selling desktop tax preparation …

H&R Block

These are the CIA’s tips for spies on how to avoid detection at airports

Let’s get one thing clear: The two secret CIA documents published today by Wikileaks will not make you a clandestine officer.<p>Both reports are aimed at teaching CIA agents traveling undercover to avoid unnecessary scrutiny at airports. The first, “Surviving Secondary,” dated September 2011, explains …

Obama Administration