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The Single Worst Type of Selfie

You have a good side and a bad side, but everyone's bad side is a photo taken from the crotch looking up. There's a specific type of selfie that's taken like the photographer was holding the phone in his or her lap. They're not okay and no one looks good from that angle. If you're going to take a selfie, don't make it this one. Read More >>

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How Not to Piss People Off in a Group Text Message

It's a shame you can't unsubscribe from group texts. This week I was on the receiving end of a never-ending text bacchanal with a bunch of people I didn't know. But it wasn't fun or consensual. It was just a good reminder that we need to talk about text etiquette. Read More >>

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How to Handle Internet Indecision

The internet is full of choices to to pick from, decisions to navigate and options to eliminate. Sometimes deciding between a roast beef sandwich and a pepperoni pizza is an impossible bind. But this is not an isolated dilemma—the question of what to watch, what to eat, and what to click is indicative of an issue that plagues the whole internet. Read More >>

The Internet Doesn't Mean You Don't Have to Write Thank You Notes

The internet has changed the rules for a lot of things: dating, buying groceries, ordering takeout, etc. to the power of 10. But it hasn't changed basic manners. Meaning, you still have to write thank you notes. Read More >>

The Case for Lurking on Twitter

When Twitter announced its slow user growth last week, the company's stock went into a tailspin. But as Herb Greenberg writes over at LinkedIn, what may be hurting the service most of all might be the common—and incorrect—assumption that to enjoy Twitter, one must tweet. Quite the contrary! Twitter's at its best when you don't tweet. Read More >>

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5 Inexpensive Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Chromebook

Chromebooks may be budget-priced, but that doesn't mean you should have to endure cut-rate performance. Here are five simple ways to boost your Chromebook's capabilities without breaking the bank. Read More >>

Everyone You Should Unfollow and Unfriend for 2014

There's no better time than the new year to start afresh, and today, we ask you to turn your attention not within but without. More specifically, it's your Twitter and Facebook friends we need to talk about. That's right—it's time to trim the fat. Read More >>

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How to do a Secret Santa Gift Exchange With Far-Flung Friends

Secret Santa gift exchanges with friends are a fun part of Christmas festivities, but you have a dilemma: all your pals live in different cities. Praise be to the internet, because that's no dilemma at all. Read More >>

The Fastest Way to Train Your iPhone's Autocorrect

Sick of your "shit"s turning to "shut"s and your "yo"s turning to "to"s? We are too. So here's a simple solution that forces your foul mouthed will upon your phone's autocorrect. Read More >>

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Thank God for Mums on Facebook

We've all heard people long for Facebook's lawless pre-parent days. Back then, it was anything goes—a land filled with photos of drunken nights out without consequence and all the swearing you could muster. Those people are wrong. Facebook is better with mums. Read More >>

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It's Been 365 Days Since My Last "Like"

I used to love Facebook. When I first signed up back in 2004, I was all about it. I could find old classmates, quickly share a funny link with my buddies, and generally stay connected in a way I’d never experienced before. It only got better when they rolled out the mobile version. Then something happened. It started to make me slightly depressed. It got strangely political. It started to creep me out. Last year, I deleted my Facebook account. And I’m never going back. Read More >>

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Why a Clock Radio Is the Best Way To Wake Up

I recently invested in an AM/FM clock radio, and I will never look back. Why? Because radio in the morning is the best way to wake up. Read More >>

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An Easy Trick To Help You Remember Birthdays Offline

Facebook has basically made remembering birthdays meaningless. With automatic reminders, it's just as easy to wish a happy birthday to your own mother as it is to wish one to that random girl you think you maybe lived down the hall from you in the freshman dorms. But it doesn't take much more effort to show that you're really thinking of the people you actually care about. Here's how: Read More >>

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Why I Never Untag Facebook Photos

There are some very bad pictures of me on Facebook. This one is awful. This one's downright horrendous. This one, I don't know, am I sweating? Yet I never, ever, ever untag. Why? Because life is far more fun this way. Read More >>

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How To Talk Your Friends and Family Through iOS 7

It's already happened to you and now it's happening to the ones you love. They're staring at their iPhones in bewilderment and disbelief. Everything that made so much sense a few days ago is different, and scary. You want to talk them through the change, but where can you start? Here's a template: Read More >>


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