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From smart bongs to home growing kits, the best marijuana tech gadgets

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To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

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Everything you need to know about vaping marijuana

Is it time to put the lighter down?<p>Joints. Bongs. Pipes. Matches. Lighters. Forget about ’em. Let’s vape instead.<br>Vaporizers have become <i>the</i> ubiquitous gadget for the modern-day cannabis enthusiast.<p>What is vaporization? Simply, it is a method of activating raw plant matter without combustion. In …

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Giant realistic octopus backpack doesn't squirt ink, hopefully

Why bother with a boring bag when this backpack looks like you're being hugged by a friendly cephalopod? Check out artist Olga Kotova's latest creation.<p>Creative backpacks are nothing new. There are plenty that resemble everything from Han Solo in Carbonite to superhero disguises. However, this may …

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Land that high-paying tech job with the Complete 2016 Learn to Code Bundle, now only $49 (Orig. $1,043)

No question about it: coding is still hot. Tech companies from Silicon Valley to Silicon Beach continue to compete for the best programming talent, and six-figure salaries are the norm for <i>entry-level</i> roles.<p>If you’re looking to launch a career at a hot tech company–and get handsomely rewarded for it …

Review: This $15 aluminum charging stand for Apple Watch & iPhone beats out more expensive options

With a lot of compromised designs due to the rush to get Apple Watch docks and stands to market, I wasn’t initially all that impressed with the often overpriced options available. That’s why I opted for a DIY mod of my own Apple Watch box. But at just $15, this new charging dock from Poetic is one …

How-To: Get the best iPhone trade-in price deal to help buy a new iPhone 6S

<b>Update:</b> In the year since we posted this, we’ve decided to seek out the best partner and do the trade ins ourselves. After doing a lot of research, we’ve decided to work with Myphonesunlimited who consistently offer the best prices for iPhones, iPads and other Apple, Windows and Android devices. Go …

These 27 amazing cheat sheets will have you cooking like a pro

Cooking isn’t necessarily for everyone, but those of you looking to significantly improve your skills in the kitchen should check out the following …

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Fix your electronics with the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Bundle and save 40% [Deals]

Enjoy continued usage out of your electronic devices when you can fix them with the iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit Bundle, 40% off at Cult of Mac Deals.<p>Tech-savvy minds need the right tools to repair electronics, but the required tinkering components are numerous, small and often expensive. With the …

3M Adjustable Desk Mount Dual-Monitor Arm $60 shipped (orig. $330)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Office Depot/Max offers the 3M (MA260MB) Adjustable Desk Mount Dual-Monitor Arm for <b>$59.99 shipped</b>. This is a savings of $270 off …

How-To: Now’s the right time to swap your old iMac’s hard drive for a fast new SSD

If you bought your iMac 3-5 years ago, there’s probably nothing so seriously wrong with the hardware that you need to consider replacing the machine. Sure, the new iMac with 5K Retina Display looks a little nicer, but at a steep $2,499 starting point, it’s still a luxury, not a necessity.<p>Yet …

The most beautiful iPhone 6 cases you’ve never heard of

Big companies like Apple spend millions of dollars on smartphone designs. Research and development costs add up fast, and countless man-hours are …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Broccoli Sprouts Improve Autism and the Microbiome

“Furthermore, there is no evidence of an association between autism and the alleged reaction to MMR and Hg, and it is more likely than not, that …

How to Braise Meat without a Recipe (Seriously!)

By Bon Appétit<p>Learn the basics of braising and you can transform even the toughest cut of meat into a tender, succulent masterpiece. Here's how to braise meat—no recipe necessary.<p>Real talk: You don't need a recipe to make the braise of your dreams. Not that there's anything wrong with following a …

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Sexy, slim cases to complement your iPhone 6

You’ve got a brand-spanking new iPhone 6, and boy is it beautiful. You love looking at it and holding its tender, curved edges, but you’re terrified that you’ll drop it and scratch it up. Or worse: shatter the screen into a million tiny pieces.<p>You need a case that’s protective, functional, and most …

The Vaccine Hoax Is Over: Secret Documents Reveal Shocking Truth

By Andrew Baker, Food Freedom News<p>Freedom of Information Act in the UK filed by a doctor there has revealed 30 years of secret official documents …

Compound in Plants Found to Halt Growth of Melanoma Cancer Cells

Showcasing once again how numerous food-based substances are able to both treat and protect against cancer, scientists from the Texas Biomedical …

Miracle Solution? Coconut Oil an Incredible Alzheimer’s Treatment

While solid scientific studies on the role of coconut oil in the treatment of Alzheimer’s are lacking, several case studies have been presented to …