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How to use search like a pro: 10 tips and tricks for Google and beyond

Search engines are pretty good at finding what you’re looking for these days, but sometimes they still come up short. For those occasions there are a few little known tricks which come in handy.<p>So here are some tips for better googling (as it’s the most popular search engine) but many will work on …


Turn an old laptop into a Chromebook

Well, sort of: Neverware's CloudReady lets you install Chromium on nearly any machine, and now supports dual-boot. Here's how to get started.<p>For as long as I can remember, the go-to option for resurrecting an old PC was to install Linux. The open-source operating system has lower system …


“Harry & Frank" 

<b>“Harry & Frank"</b><p>The new Patina by Dandy Shoe Care.<p>Pezzo Unico for one lucky Italian collector.<p><i>the main colors are:</i><p>Coral, Salmon, Cognac, Terra di Siena.<p>The tips are darkened with the Green Bottle. The heels - with plum color.

The Best Style and Grooming Resolutions to Make This Year

A Student Rick-Rolled His Physics Teacher In Spectacular Fashion

Sairam Gudiseva: my new hero.


How Your iPhone Is Ruining Your Sleep

You need to sleep well if you want to be alert, live for a while longer, and remember what you did today. Too bad the phone you’re playing with disrupts the whole sleep thing.<p>Some people might say that sleep is wasted time. Clearly, they haven’t heard that sleep is where you put your memories away …

The 16 Most Surprising Things About This Year's Oscar Nominations

No nominations for Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Oprah, or Emma Thompson, but Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is an Oscar nominee. Crazy!

Tom Hanks

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

GIF Animations

7 Networking Tips From The Most Successful Super Connector

<i>Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Open Me a social greeting card company, and Ciplex, a digital marketing agency.</i><p>“It’s not about what you know — it’s about who you know.”<p>Chances are you’ve heard this phrase before. But is it really true? A new class of …

27 Shocking And Unexpected Facts You Learn In Your Twenties

Spoiler alert for life: You were wrong about literally everything.

12 tips for improving your broadband connection speed

There is nothing more annoying then your broadband suddenly slowing down while you're streaming your favorite TV show. Here's how you can bring things back up to speed.<p>Average fixed broadband speeds have risen dramatically over the last five years, with the UK's average download speed hitting …


This is why you should never twerk against a door… or near a glass table… or fire… Watch the full video here:

How-To: Chalkboard Drink Tags

Looking for a good excuse to throw a party? These chalkboard drink tags from celebrate CREATIVITY in all its forms should do the trick!<p>Ready to get your drink on? Head over to celebrate CREATIVITY in all its forms to see the full tutorial.


The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …


Secrets Successful Entrepreneurs Know That Struggling Entrepreneurs Don’t

In my 22 + years as an entrepreneur and working with successful entrepreneurs and successful business professionals, universally I’ve discovered that …

Entrepreneurship |

Ping Wallet Offer Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity To Your Smartphone (video)

A new and unique wallet has been created called the Ping Wallet which is a super slim aluminium smart wallet with anti-loss, anti-theft and card …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Quick Productivity Hacks To Make Life At Work Better

It can be extremely difficult to maintain creative momentum at the office. That’s why these tips are so simple to implement–but pay off big time.<p>Things are going pretty well in the office.<p>You’ve hit a good groove and the work is getting done. The workplace environment is even, amazingly, fun. …

How I Turned My Bicycle Into a $4.6 Million Business |

<i>Phil Dumontet started Dashed, a Boston-based food-delivery service, with nothing more than two wheels and a plastic food container. Today, the 26-year-old CEO has rolled out his service to five cities and more than 500 restaurants, including chains such as P.F. Chang's and Pinkberry. Making that</i> …

Boston College

9 Data Sets Every Ecommerce Company Should Measure

To see big wins in e-commerce today, entrepreneurs need to cover all of their bases, from organic SEO to mobile advertising.<p>Analytics tools can …

15 Ways to Make Sure Your Startup Fails

Before you start learning how to succeed, let’s work on the <i>not failing</i> part first. Here’s how to make sure your startup fails:<p><b>HR</b><p>1. “Hire relatives. …

10 Feedback Tools for Designers

If you want a project to be successful, user experience and interaction are key. An effective web design process needs to include testing, feedback …

Five ways to profit from a housing boom - without buying

How can you profit from rising house prices without buying a property? Richard Evans has the answers.<p>House prices are booming again – but is there any way to join the party without actually buying any property?<p>There a several reasons why some investors will want to, especially now that the housing …


How would you change Samsung's 13-inch Series 9?

It's rare that a device gets the personal seal of approval from our reviews chief, but that's the the hallowed ground that Samsung's Series 9 gets to stand upon. It earned praise for its excellent build, battery life, display and performance, and our only gripe was a trackpad that needed a software …

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Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

Domestic Technology

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Psychiatrists: the drug pushers

A psychiatrist who once "treated" me used to recite this rueful little mantra: "They say failed doctors become psychiatrists, and that failed psychiatrists specialise in drugs." By drugs this psychiatrist meant drugs of addiction – and his "treatment" of me consisted of prescribing Temgesic, a …