Sheryl Weaver Bentley

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Bake a Carrot Cake in a Slow Cooker

Carrot cake is a tasty, but it's not the simplest cake to bake. This trick from America's Test Kitchen doesn't cut down on the cooking time, but it …

Cooking

Get a Hotel Upgrade by Emailing the Manager Directly

It's always worth asking for a hotel upgrade, but if you feel shy about asking at the front desk or even calling the hotel ahead of time, a simple …

Hospitality

Everything You Need to Know About 7 Student Loan Repayment Plans

In October, the Department of Education began contacting borrowers who were struggling to pay back their student loans to let them know about the …

Personal Finance

Freeze Half-Cooked French Fries For Extra Crunch

Nothing beats a french fry that's crispy on the outside, and still soft and warm on the inside, but it's tough to get it just right when you cook …

French Fries

Combine a Mason Jar and Juice Carton into a Resealable Dispenser

Mason jars are great for holding cleaning supplies and cooking ingredients, but they aren't great at dispensing them in moderation. Adding the top of …

Crafting

Get Debt Collectors Off Your Back with These Sample Letters

We've discussed some ways to get debt collectors to stop bothering you in the past, but the folks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau put …

SearchClip Searches the Web for Text You Select with a Keystroke

Windows: SearchClip is a tiny utility that runs in the background and makes it easy to search the web for text you highlight anywhere on your system. …

Dollarbird Turns Your Budget Into a Calendar for Easy Viewing

iOS: You won't find a shortage of excellent personal finance apps out there, but if you're looking for something a little different, Dollarbird is an …

Apps

Google's cloud print service, which lets you send jobs to your printer from afar, is now availab

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How to Keep Anxiety in Check When You're at the Office

I had my first panic attack at 19. It was in the middle of a presentation for my internship. As I stood in front of a panel of the company's …

MaskMe Disguises Your Email, Phone Number, and Credit Card

Chrome/Firefox: When you sign up for a new web service, you're usually handing over a bit of personal information. At the very least, you're giving …

How to Merge All Your Photos from the Web Into One Cohesive Collection

I have photos everywhere. I post some to Instagram, others are scattered around my computer and on external hard drives. I have tons at Flickr, and …

Apps

Two Reasons You Should Brine Fish Before Cooking (Besides Flavor)

You probably already know that brining meats and seafood boosts their flavor and moisture. Two lesser known reasons to brine seafood in particular …

Sea Salt

Add a Strong Closing Sentence to Your Cover Letter to Seal the Deal

If you're going to bother writing a cover letter at all, make sure you write one employers will actually read. The folks at Glassdoor suggest a …

Use Nail Polish to Keep Buttons from Falling Off Your Shirt

Threads make a habit of unraveling from time to time, and when that happens to a sewn-on button you have to find matching thread and reattach it. As …

Nails

The Best Things to Buy in July

Summer's in full swing, and with it comes a bevy of deals on household furnishings and geeky toys. Here are the best things to buy this month.<p>Every …

MagicanRest Makes Scheduling Breaks a Breeze

Mac: We've seen plenty of daily break reminders before, but MagicanRest is a break reminder that offers up enough options to make it worthwhile for …

How Can I Use an iPad Mini Productively in Class?

Tablets are wonderfully portable and fun to use. They provide an engaging way to consume and share content and, depending on your situation, create …

iPad Mini

CareerSonar Finds You Jobs Through Your Friends' Connections

A friend on social media is often more of a friendly acquaintance, but you can use that to your benefit when seeking out a new job. CareerSonar uses …

Employment

How do you keep track of your reading list?

Great discussions are par for the course here on Lifehacker. Each day, we highlight a discussion that is particularly helpful or insightful, along …

Instagram Can Now Record 15-Second Video Clips with Special Filters

iOS/Android: Instagram is one of the most popular photo-sharing sites. Today, the company announced Video on Instagram: essentially, a Vine-like app …

Moment Simplifies Posting Photos and Status Updates to Facebook

OS X: Moment lives in your Mac's menu bar and provides a stupidly simple method of checking Facebook status updates and posting your own. It's also …

How to Downsize Your Home Without Losing Your Mind

Whether you're moving from a palatial estate to a downtown apartment or you're moving in with a significant other, downsizing is in order. Moving …

Minimalism

Morning Starts Your Day Off Right with Tons of Useful Information

iPad: If your iPad is within reach when you wake, Morning turns it into a dashboard packed with useful information you need to start your day off on …

Apps

Embrace Discomfort to Overcome Learning Plateaus

When you're learning a new skill, you eventually hit a plateau where it feels like you can't learn any more or get any further. It's hard to burst …

Butts

Facebook Accidentally Exposed Contact Info for Six Million Users

According to a post on Facebook's security blog, a bug in the company's friend recommendation system exposed the contact information of some six …

Turn Frozen Tater Tots Into Homestyle Hash Browns with a Waffle Iron

Bite sized tater tots are delicious and convenient, but a lot of people prefer the restaurant-style hash browns that require a fork. If you're …

Breakfast

Android Lost Controls Your Stolen Phone, Even After You've Lost It

Android: Most phone recovery apps require you install the app before you lose the phone or it gets stolen. Android Lost, however, can be remotely …

Android News

How to Screw with Car Salesmen (and Get a Better Deal)

Not every car salesman is out to get you, but they have that reputation for a reason. Many will try to sell you more expensive packages you don't …