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20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

This Anti-Aging Oil Has Nearly 2,000 Five-Star Reviews on Amazon

Amazon shoppers are obsessed with this anti-aging oil.<p>It's always fun to test out beauty products in stores like Sephora or at the fancy Nordstrom …

How to deep clean your dryer duct in 5 steps

Your dryer duct is a fire hazard; here's how to clean it.<p>Dirty dryer ducts aren't just disgusting, they're a serious fire hazard. In fact, one major cause of house fires is dusty, lint-filled dryer ductwork. Even if a grimy dryer duct doesn't immediately do damage to your home, it'll waste your …

33 Things to Stop Doing to Your Kids Right Now

In our quest to be a great mom or dad, we often don't see that our actions aren't always best for our children. Now's the time to take off the …

Parenting

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

How to remove brown stains from sheet pans — with stuff you already own

No matter how hard you scrub, there are some stains that just won't come out with soap and water. Case in point: the eternally-dirty sheet pan that always seems to have brown, burnt-on residue coating the sides.<p>But we don't have to resign ourselves to this fate — there's a simple two-ingredient …

17 Best Natural Makeup and Beauty Products — Best of Beauty Awards 2017

Hair, skin, and makeup wonders as loved for what’s in them as for what’s not.*<p>By<p>Photos by<p>Best of Beauty 2017<p>We’re over the moon for these 16 formulas that coddle and smooth and protect every last inch of our skin.<p>September 19, 2017<p>Hair, skin, and makeup wonders as loved for what’s in them as for …

10 beginner-friendly yoga poses anyone can master

One simple way to improve your health is to start doing yoga. A regular practice has been show to help boost your mood, strengthen and tone your …

How To Spot Depression In Children: Signs And Symptoms Parents Should Look Out For

'It’s important to notice what is different to your child’s ‘normal’.'<p>Depression can affect children and young people just as it affects adults.<p>New …

Review: $399 Apple Watch With Built-In Cellular Network Still Needs to Have Your iPhone Nearby | Inc.com

A chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby.<p>A new model with its own cellular-network connection is Apple's next …

21.co announces a token system to get people to join its paid messaging network

Today at Disrupt, 21.co CEO and co-founder Balaji Srinivasan outlined his company’s unusual evolution and announced the launch of a new system for kickstarting the site’s user base by incentivizing people with tokens for doing things like signing up, getting verified and performing certain …

The 40 Most Common SEO Mistakes [Infographic]

Which search engine optimization (SEO) mistakes appear most often on websites?<p>To find out, SEMRush used its site audit tool to collect anonymous data …

17 Note-Taking Tips That'll Make Everyone In Class Want To Copy You

Yes, this means you have to go to class.<p><i>Some responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.</i>

Cure Aqua Gel Review: The Best Japanese Peel Gel for Soft, Smooth Skin

I’m really not the kind of person who says things like, “This [random beauty product] changed my life!” For most of my adulthood, I’ve followed a skin care and makeup routine that can politely be described as boring as hell: Gentle cleanser followed by moisturizer, a dab of CC cream with a little …

According to Science, This Is the Best Way to Gain Power and Influence Others | Inc.com

One sure path to power is through such means as coercion, deception, force, and disregard for people. It is how many organizations operate, and, yes, they prove to be profitable. But we've entered a new era of power that demands attention.<p>Mark C. Crowley, leadership expert and author of <i>Lead From</i> …

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29 Budget-Friendly Sites To Find Cheap Home Decor

Because nobody needs to know how much you pay for toss pillows and wall art.<p>Though there are loads of sites to snag discount furniture, it seems finding cheap and inexpensive home decor is its own unique challenge.<p>From finding cheap rugs and expensive-looking coffee tables, to snagging affordable …

Someone finally made an app to detect credit card skimmers at the gas pump

In less than 30 seconds a hacker can install a $10 piece of pre-built hardware – easily purchased online – into a gas pump. This device is called a skimmer and it’s designed to get your credit card number when you use it at the pump.<p>A clever developer came up with a somewhat simple approach to …

Identity Theft

6 High-Performance Habits Only the Most Extraordinary People Share, Backed by Science | Inc.com

Why do some people succeed more quickly than others, and maintain that success over the course of decades? And out of that extremely small subset of people, why do some of them seem miserable, while others live happy lives?<p>Success and happiness: <i>That's</i> the combination we all hope to achieve. But the …

Self-improvement

10 Flawless Ways to Lay Out a Living Room

Our living rooms wear a lot of hats: we watch TV, entertain friends, have conversations and spend time reading in them. Sometimes they double as home …

Amazon's new Fire HD 10 boosts performance, costs $80 less

Amazon has dramatically lowered the price of its 10-inch tablet to $150, added more memory and a new hands-free Alexa feature.<p>Over the last two years Amazon has upgraded its Fire HD 8, improving its performance and upping its internal storage while slashing its price to $80 (£80). Now it's running …

This $25 device will double the internet speed on your computer

If you use a modern home Wi-Fi solution like the Google Wifi or our favorite mesh system, the AmpliFi HD, you’re undoubtedly enjoying lightning fast …

Amazon is on a hiring spree to keep Alexa on top

Amazon is the unexpected early winner of the digital assistants, as Alexa is available not only on the increasing number of distinct Echo smart …

Smart Homes

Add Google’s mesh Wi-Fi system and smart speaker to your home for $358

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>Best Buy is currently offering the Google Home & Google Wi-fi Whole Home Internet System Package for <b>$358 shipped</b>. Typically going …

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

Swimming Pools

EE’s new 4G "Home Router" comes with an eye-wateringly expensive 200GB data plan

The new router is effectively a Wi-Fi hotspot crossed with a new data plan, but will let you connect up to 32 devices<p>EE has revealed what it calls …

The best home security apps you can download

One of the most useful things about a smartphone is the peace of mind it can offer when you go out of town. When you leave the house, no longer do …

This app will do all the SEO heavy-lifting for you

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Samsung's second dual-camera phone is much more affordable

Samsung has revealed its second dual-camera phone, and while it's not exactly a budget device, it's definitely more affordable than its first one. The Korean conglomerate's Thai website has officially launched the Galaxy J7+, which has one 13-megapixel f/1.7 sensor and one 5-megapixel f/1.9 sensor …

Phones

Almost 2/3rds of tech workers now use a VPN, leading supplier reports 300% growth

An international cybersecurity awareness survey found that 65% of U.S. tech sector workers now use a virtual private network (VPN) on either work devices, personal ones or both …<p><i>(want to try a VPN? Specials.9to5Toys.com has a wide selection starting from Free Trials to lifetime plans.)</i><p>While much of …

Amazon Echo Just Became Great for Kids (and Unbearable to Adults)

Anyone with both an Amazon Echo and a child knows the Alexa voice assistant can be at the same time a wonderful and terrible thing. On one hand, the …