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How to choose a Linux distro for your old PC

Looking to resurrect or transform a laptop or desktop? There are lots of versions of Linux to choose from, all of them free (and awesome). Here's how to decide which one is right for you.<p>Ready to give your old computer a new lease on life? Even if it's several years old and slow as molasses, you …

Linux

This Man Stretched 10 Minutes a Day for a Month. Here’s What Happened

Turns out, a loose muscle is a strong muscle.<p>Like most guys, I hated stretching. Why waste time sitting around when I could be out running?<p>It hurt to learn that I was wrong—throbbed like hell, actually. I hurt my hip trying a leg workout and going running the same day, and had to shut down.<p>I called …

Workouts

The 10 Best Power Pop Albums To Own On Vinyl

Big Star have the tagline of “cult band” following them wherever they go. It’s tragic considering their world conquering ambitions - embedded in …

A Workout You Can Crush Even if You Have Bad Knees | Women's Health

Exercise 1 Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch<p>Kneel down on your left knee with your right foot on the floor and your right knee bent at a 90-degree angle. Extend your right arm upward <b>(A).</b> Tuck your pelvis under slightly so that you feel a stretch in the front of your left hip. Hold for 10 seconds. Gently, …

5 Easy Spicy Salty Snacks You Can Make at Home

When the craving for the perfectly crispy, salty snack strikes, it must be remedied immediately. When you add in an insatiable desire for something …

Young Drunk Punk: Bruce McCulloch Elevates Canadian Comedy Again

When Bruce McCulloch premiered his one-man, autobiographical play, <i>Young Drunk Punk</i>, it received fairly positive reviews. The man, after all, is a …

TV

The 10 Best Punk Rock Documentaries of All Time

Penelope Spheeris’ classic 1980s punk documentary, <i>The Decline of the Western Civilization</i> was re-released last month, accompanied by its two …

Indie Music

The Bucket List: 7 Overlooked Chicago Museums

Chicago boasts a handful of world-renowned museums, many of which are conveniently located within Museum Campus. While most visitors understandably …

Hidden Gem: Honeysuckle Tea House in Chapel Hill

Now that spring is here I wanted to share with you about a magical place I came across hidden in Chapel Hill last year. The Honeysuckle Tea House is …

Whiskey Elements Ages Your $10 Bottle of Bourbon in Just 24 Hours

Have you ever wished there was some way to take your cheap, bottom-shelf whiskey and make it taste more like a finely-aged whiskey overnight? David …

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10 Entertaining Photo Editing Apps for iPhone

There really is an app for everything. For all of those times—okay fine, that one or two times—you had marker-stained fingers from drawing eyes and …

The Backsliders' Raleighwood (EP Review and an Interview)

The Backsliders, Raleigh's royalty of hard-core honky tonk, are back with their first new material in 15 years. The band reformed in 2012 and the …

Ted Leo and Aimee Mann Double Your Power-Pop Pleasure as ‘The Both’

Power-pop gets no respect, and why should it? Those anachronistic harmonies consistently fail to achieve pop success, and few power-pop bands …

Wi-Fi(delity) in a Smaller Sonos

In the market for high-quality wireless speakers that stream music digitally, Sonos has been a gold standard. Its products produce sterling sound, …

Wi-Fi

Admitted.ly, A College Counseling Service, Launches Today To Level The Admissions Playing Field

Applying to college is confusing. Straight up. Especially so when your only reference points are a copy of the Fiske Guide To Colleges and an over-booked guidance counselor.<p>Admitted.ly, one of ten startups to present at the Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) demo day yesterday in New York, …

Google Makes a Documentary on the Clash

Hot on the heels of seminal punk band The Clash announcing it was releasing a boxset of remastered albums among other gems, Google has announced that it has been working with the band on a five-part documentary about the Clash, covering the recording and reception of each of their studio albums.<p>The …

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Gary Lightbody, Peter Buck's Tired Pony Announces New Album

Following up 2010’s critically acclaimed debut (<i>The Place We Ran From</i>), Tired Pony have announced the release date for their second studio album …

Sam Phillips, 'Push Any Button' album review

<b>3.5 stars (out of 4)</b><p>When she first started making albums in the ‘80s, Sam Phillips showed a knack for shaping first-rate songs steeped in melody with psychedelic and chamber-rock textures. On “Push Any Button” (Littlebox), she’s once again making concise pop songs with a folk foundation, centered …

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

The Olms - Wanna Feel It

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

How to Speed Up a Slow Internet Connection

A slow internet connection wastes time, turns streamed videos into bad slideshows, and puts your computer in real danger of being lobbed out the …

2000 years old tree in South Africa known as "the tree of life" (Baobab)