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How to Network When In-Person Contact Stresses You Out

Talking to strangers in a crowded room where everyone wants something from each other is a true nightmare, and at times it’s the most direct path to career development. But there is another way to network—from behind a computer screen. Your network encompasses many acquaintances and former co-workers, and most of them are not going to be your best friends,

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A Timely Reminder That You Absolutely Never Have to Tweet

Photo: Getty If you’ve been online today (God help you) perhaps you’re aware that a piece masquerading as critical discourse—while really just being a coming together of two oversized egos—ran in the newspaper of record. In other news, it’s a day ending in y. Lord alive, online has been bad: media types justifying their friendships with people whose politics support

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These Super Easy Sweet Treats Make Delicious Gifts

Photo: Claire Lower Something about the holidays makes people want to gift sweet, homemade treats to each other. Even the most kitchen-avoidant among us flock to theirs to whip up seasonal confections. If you possess such an impulse but, like me, are quite lazy, I have good news: we have many treats you can DIY, with required effort ranging from

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Gift Yourself a Never-Empty Tankless Water Heater From This One-Day Sale

Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    Fans of Breaking Bad might consider tankless water heaters to be ostentatious displays of wealth, but they’re actually more affordable than you might think, especially in today’s Amazon Gold Box. Two sizes of EcoSmart’s well-reviewed tankless heaters are included in the sale.

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How to Use Alexa as an Advent Calendar

Image: Pexels If you’re a Christmas-celebrating person then you’re probably familiar with advent calendars. The idea behind them is that you open a small gift every day as part of a countdown to actual Christmas. When I was a kid the “top shelf” version of this, and by that I mean the nicest one my parents would ever buy, involved

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There’s a Gift For Everyone In Amazon’s One-Day Tool Sale

Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    If you haven’t crossed all of the handy people in your life off your holiday shopping list, Amazon’s kicking off its 12 Days of Deals event with this one-day sale is full of affordable gift ideas (and a worthwhile splurge or two).

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Use Target’s 10% Off Gift Card Promotion Today to Buy Stuff For You

Photo: Mike Mozart of TheToyChannel and JeepersMedia on YouTube If you’re still on the hunt for holiday gifts, Target is offering a pretty sweet deal today: 10% off all gift cards. While you might not really want to give a gift card to someone for the holidays, the promotion can actually come in handy if you just shop at Target

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Quickly Tell if a Shared News Story is Old With This Chrome Extension

Image: Pexels Over the past year, all (well, at least most) of us have gotten a little more skeptical about what we read in the news, especially on social media. Within my own group of Facebook friends, one huge source of misinformation seems to be old news rather than inaccurate news. Advertisement Learn About Fake News With This Web Game

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How to Make Your Instagram Stories Only Visible to ‘Close Friends’

Image: Pixabay Instagram is one of those platforms, like Twitter, that I’ve always considered the content I post to be visible to the masses. Yes, I know both have a “private” option for accounts, but I’ve always thought the value in both was in interacting with people outside your circle. And then I started using Instagram Stories. While I have

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How to Use Google Home to Control Your August Smart Lock

Image: Pexels Smart locks can be great when you need to give someone temporary access to your home and don’t want to hand over a copyable key, or you just want to be able to use your smartphone for access to your pad rather than digging through your purse or bag for your keys. One way you might not be