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The 2 Words That Will Get You an Upgrade to First Class (According to Someone Who Keeps Doing It)

Oh, but what if everyone starts doing this?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Airlines are getting much more parsimonious about upgrades.<p>Where once it would happen almost automatically, now even miles and privileges won't …

Business Strategy

The Cool New Amazon Prime Perk You Didn’t Know About

Here's another reason to love your Amazon Prime membership: Yesterday, Amazon's deals site, Woot!, announced that they will offer free standard …

Shopping

This super-simple (and free) airport hack lets you skip the line at US Customs

I love a good healthy travel hack as much as the next person—whether it’s ways to stay hydrated on an airplane, catch some zzz’s (even in coach), or …

Seiko Launches a New Trio of All-Black Dive Watches

Seiko has recently expanded its range of affordable timepieces with new dial designs and colorways. And now, the brand continues that trend by adding …

10 Great Watches Under $150

<i>Last Updated November, 2017: This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>It’s easy to assume the most …

Watches

World's Best Dives: Top 10 Exotic Dive Sites

Those who heed the call of wanderlust won’t settle for returning to the same location, and logging the identical five dive sites, trip after trip. …

14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</b> …

Dentistry

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

Alcohol

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability - new study

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

Research

The 10 Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.

The presidential inauguration is coming up quickly, and you know what that means—a mad dash to secure a spot at one of the city's best hotels. Whether you're looking for historic charm or modern sophistication in Washington, D.C., check out what our readers voted as their favorite hotels in the …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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SQL Server Index Fragmentation Overview

Problem<p>We've all heard about database/index fragmentation (and if you haven't, continue reading), but what is it? Is it an issue? How do I know if it …

Databases

Which is the best SQL joke?

0<p>Apparently I have an "enormous armoury of shockingly bad jokes" (according to Phil Nolan)<p>One that I wrote myself is:<p>"I prefer Count Star to Count …

Avoid ORDER BY in SQL Server views

<b>Friday, September 22, 2017 - 8:57:11 PM - parag</b><p>use demo<p>go<p>SELECT TOP (10) OVER (ORDER BY custname desc)<p>custid, custname, city<p>FROM Sales.Customers<p>ORDER …

Databases

Here Are (Approximately) 3000 Free Data Sources You Can Use Right Now

If you need data about government activity, the welfare of Mother Earth and her children, finance, economies, industry, weather and climate, or any of a myriad of social and scientific concerns, you can get it right now, free of charge.<p>Thousands of municipal, state, and national governments now …

Economic Development

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Before you buy a Bluetooth speaker, read this

Vizio’s little sound bar wireless subwoofer system blows away some pricier Bluetooth speakers.<p>The Vizio SB3621 isn't just a terrific little sound bar system for movies and TV, it's also a sweet Bluetooth speaker for playing tunes. It's the first sound bar CNET ever reviewed to earn five stars <i>and</i> an …

13 Roku tricks you should try right now

Your Roku streamer can do a lot more than you might think. These are some of the coolest tips we've tried.<p>Is there a more widely beloved tech product than the Roku streamer? Whether yours is a stick or box, it delivers virtually unparalleled video goodness to your TV: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so …

17 Excel Shortcuts for 2017

<b>Bottom line:</b> Learn 17+ Excel shortcuts to help you work faster in the new year.<p><b>Skill level:</b> Beginner<p>17 Excel Tips & Shortcuts<p>There are an endless …

Tutorials

Excel Data Entry Form

01<p>of 09<p>Using a Form for Data Entry in Excel<p>Using Excel's built in data entry form is a quick and easy way to enter data into an Excel database.<p>Using …

Microsoft Excel — 5 Default Settings You Want to Change Now

Have you Considered These? Thank Me In The Comments! :-)<p>1 — Turn off Excel’s Start Screen — By Default, it Opens Each Time<p>We don’t really want to see …

Microsoft says security fixes will noticeably slow older PCs

It's been clear for a while that the fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre memory vulnerabilities would slow down PCs, but just how bad is the hit, really? Microsoft has run some benchmarks, and it's unfortunately bad news if your system is less than fresh. While the patches for Meltdown and one …

Here’s what you need to know about malware and phishing

The days of typewritten memos are a distant memory, and virtually anyone with a job agrees that email is vital to a functioning business. This dependence makes it a prime tool for hackers, who seize upon our close relationship with email to trick us into opening malware or falling for a phishing …

Cybersecurity

10 Warm, Cheap, Amazing Places for Retirees to Visit Right Now

Book these now.<p>Winter still has a firm grip on most of the country, but the good news is that it’s not too late to book a warm-weather escape. …

Travel

4 things to consider before buying bitcoin

Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty ImagesA member of a Bitcoin trading club posing with a Bitcoin medal at the club’s meeting in Tokyo.<p>“New Year, New Me” has …

Bitcoin

How to Defend Yourself Against the 5 Most Common Attacks

Knowing what to do if you’re attacked: It’s knowledge you’d rather not put into practice. But that knowledge is power, and equipping yourself with …

Bring Balance to Your Martial Arts Training

If you are passionate about jiu jitsu, kickboxing, karate, taekwondo, or one of the many other forms of martial arts, you already know that <b>being</b> …

How to condition your knuckles for self defense

The most basic way to attack another human being is with the humble punch and despite being the most frequently used strike by both trained and …

Martial Arts

5 self defense moves EVERYONE should know

Although the martial arts are heavily associated with a sport, it is important to keep in mind the self defense aspect of martial arts as fighting in …

Muhammad Ali Boxing Footwork Technique

<b>Muhammad Ali was one of boxing’s greatest footwork skill-sets ever on display.</b><p>“Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” was the mantra of …