2012 February

Article’s I’ve Starred – 10 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know About Leap Day [Leap Day]

You probably know that today is Leap Day — but do you know when the first Leap Year was? Check out these 10 amazing, unbelievable facts about Lead Day! More » (from Gawker http://gawker.com/5889289/10-amazing-things-you-didnt-know-about-leap-day)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Fix Your Photo’s Exposure Problems in Seconds With This Simple Trick [Video]

Despite our best efforts to take great photos, we can’t always control the light in our images. When you end up taking a picture with an uneven exposure, this little trick can fix the problem in just a few seconds. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5889078/fix-your-photos-exposure-problems-in-seconds-with-this-simple-trick)

Article’s I’ve Starred – The Hidden Meaning Behind Phrases in Job Ads [Job Search]

Help wanted ads and job postings tend to use the same jargon, e.g., looking for “detail-oriented” “team players” who can work in a “fast-paced work environment.” Fortune Magazine suggests these buzzwords can clue you in to secrets about the potential employer. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5889023/the-hidden-meaning-behind-phrases-in-job-ads)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Make a Quick, Simple Salad with a Potato Peeler [Clever Uses]

The potato peeler: This little kitchen tool can save you the hassle of slicing, dicing, and chopping stuff up for a delicious, healthy salad. Use it to evenly slice a carrot and shave red onion slices right into a bowl. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5888992/make-a-quick-simple-salad-with-a-potato-peeler)

Article’s I’ve Starred – The Health Hazards of Using Mobile Devices (and What You Can Do About It) [Infographics]

Staring at screens for three hours (or more) a day or having our necks flexed down for extended periods of time while texting surely can’t be good for us. Just as a reminder, the “Are Mobile Devices Destroying Your Body?” infographic points out these and other health implications when using mobile devices and things we […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – How to Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” [Job Interviews]

The point at which your interviewer asks you to share your greatest weakness is the portion of a job interview that you dread most, and for good reason: Lame answers like “I’m a perfectionist” or “I care too much” are well-worn clichés, but how can you intelligently answer that question? Developer and blogger Ash Moran […]

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Article’s I’ve Starred – Build a TV Antenna from a Soda Can [DIY]

Even though they’re not expensive, it’s never fun to run out and purchase an over-the-air antenna. If you’re looking to patch one together on your own, Make user Rich Reynolds shows how to do it for less than $10 by attaching a soda can to a transformer. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5888539/build-a-tv-antenna-from-a-soda-can)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Here’s the Oscars’ Opening Movie Montage [Video]

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Article’s I’ve Starred – Five Best PowerPoint Alternatives [Hive Five]

When you need to create an interesting and engaging presentation for your boss, new clients, or a job interview, you have plenty of options for tools to get the job done. Plus, even though it’s the industry standard, you don’t have to your Microsoft PowerPoint, and many people would argue there are better tools for […]

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Article’s I’ve Starred – Think Like a Pirate to See Better in the Dark [Body Hacks]

If you know you’re going to be moving from a well-lit area to the dark, you can cover one of your eyes—like a pirate with an eye patch—for a few minutes beforehand to see better in the dark. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5888104/think-like-a-pirate-to-see-better-in-the-dark)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Virgin America: 20% off Flights for Travel Between April 11 and June 13

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Article’s I’ve Starred – Ask and Answer Questions About Improving Your Resume [Help Yourself]

Every day we’re on the lookout for ways to make your work easier and your life better, but Lifehacker readers are smart, insightful folks with all kinds of expertise to share, and we want to give everyone regular access to that exceptional hive mind. Help Yourself is a daily thread where readers can ask and […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – Schedule a “No Spend” Day and Challenge Yourself to be Frugal [Saving Money]

It may seem silly to try to go a single day without spending any money at all, but think about how frequently we use credit and debit cards on a day-to-day basis. Whether it’s a cup of coffee on the way to work, or lunch out with coworkers, or even an impulse buy at Amazon, […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – How to Make Your Personal or Professional Landing Page Stand Out [Personal Landing Pages]

Earlier this week we asked you how you make your personal landing page stand out when there are so out there that mostly look alike and you wrote in with great ideas and examples. Here are some of the best and the processes behind them. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5886755/how-to-make-your-personal-or-professional-landing-page-stand-out/gallery/1)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Everyone’s Trying to Track What You Do on the Web: Here’s How to Stop Them [Privacy]

It’s no secret that there’s big money to be made in violating your privacy. Companies will pay big bucks to learn more about you, and service providers on the web are eager to get their hands on as much information about you as possible. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5887140/everyones-trying-to-track-what-you-do-on-the-web-heres-how-to-stop-them)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Remove Clothing Wrinkles with a Damp Towel [Clothes]

Ever rushed out the door and arrived at work only to realize your shirt is a wrinkled mess? DIY blog Stylelist Home suggests you can fix those wrinkles no matter where you are by wiping down the shirt with a damp towel. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5887259/remove-clothing-wrinkles-with-a-damp-towel)

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Article’s I’ve Starred – Free Disney Facebook Timeline Covers — Food-Themed!

How many of you are on facebook? And how many of you have switched to the new Facebook “timeline” feature? Well, this post is for YOU! It’s time to add some Disney Food Magic to your Facebook page courtesy of photographer extraordinaire Tom Bricker, from DisneyTouristBlog.com. Below, you’ll find fabulous food cover photos from Disneyland […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – Here’s a Drunk Guy Getting Repeatedly Pepper Sprayed at Disney Land for Punching People [Video]

Mr. Glen Horlacher, 53, was arrested on Saturday after going on a “cursing tirade” outside Disney Land’s Tower of Terror and then punching and kicking park employees and visitors. Happiest Place on Earth™? More like Punching-and-Cursingest Place on Earth™. (The action, such as it is, doesn’t really start till around a minute into the clip.) […]

Article’s I’ve Starred – A Simple Guide to Screen Printing Your Own Shirts [Video]

Silk screen printing is a bit intimidating at first, but it’s easier than it looks and it’s possible to set up a printing area in your own home for cheap. We’ll show you how you can do it with a minimum amount of materials. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5886483/simple-guide-to-screen-printing-your-own-shirts)

Article’s I’ve Starred – How Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ Decide Who Gets Verified Accounts [Social Media]

Verified accounts on Twitter and Google+ are supposed to build trust, and allay your fears that you may be following an impostor. Facebook only announced this week that they were getting into the verified account game, but for different reasons—they want to make it easier for you to find and subscribe to interesting people. Let’s […]

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Article’s I’ve Starred – How to Handle That Email or Phone Call You Totally Forgot About [Social Gps]

We all get busy—or even sometimes lazy—and forget to return a call or answer an email. This often leads to problems and can even ruin a good opportunity. Here’s how to repair the damage next time you drop the ball. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5885767/what-you-should-do-when-you-forget-to-respond-to-an-email-or-phone-call)

Article’s I’ve Starred – Improve the Quality of Enlarged Images with These Photoshop Tips [Photoshop Tips]

You can never enlarge and image without losing quality, but there are a few things you can do to keep it looking a bit less blurry. The How-To Geek shows us how. More » (from Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5885661/improve-the-quality-of-enlarged-images-with-these-photoshop-tips)