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The Helix Desktop

Erelde‘s Windows desktop isn’t full of bells and whistles — just a visually striking wallpaper and a few widgets to help him keep track of a few things. Here’s how to make your computer look like this.


The Importance Of Saying Thank You, And Why You Should Say It Often

“Thank you” can be an incredibly powerful pair of words, especially if the person you’re thanking really needs to hear them, or isn’t expecting them. In this short TED talk, Dr Laura Trice muses over the power of saying thank you, and reminds us why we should say it — and ask to hear it — more often.


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Streem Offers Unlimited Cloud Storage And Streaming

If you use cloud storage not just for your files, but also for music, movies, and other content, Streem is a new service that specialises in both. The platform offers unlimited storage for all of your files and media for $US20/month, complete with cross-platform desktop and mobile apps.


These DIY Lighted Bookshelves Look Great, Are Easy To Build

Leaning bookshelves can be handy space-savers that look great even in small spaces. This set of good-looking hand-built bookshelves also pack under-shelf lights to highlight whatever’s on the shelf below — plus, they’re easy to make.


This Workbench Is Perfect For Small-Space DIY Projects

You don’t have to live large or have a huge garage to get your DIY on, but apartment dwellers and people in small spaces can often find it challenging to find room for tools or a flat space to work. This space-saving workbench handles both, and it’s easy to build yourself.


Slow Feeds Organises Your RSS Feeds, Highlights Top Stories

iOS: If you subscribe to a lot of RSS feeds, you know it can be tough to keep up with them. Good sites that don’t update often may get lost in the crowd, and even fast-moving sites can move so fast that good articles get buried. Slow Feeds automatically organises your feeds to bring that good stuff up front.


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Tretflix Is A Ready-To-Install Downloading PC Packed With Usenet Tools

Usenet is a great resource for lots of different things, and we’ve talked about a number of great apps to use to get the most out of Usenet. Tretflix is a custom, ready-to-install operating system that wraps them all up into an easy-to-use package. All you do is provide the hardware.


These DIY Belt And Scarf Organisers Save Space In Small Wardrobes

Wardrobe space comes at a premium in most homes and apartments, so you have to make the most of what you get. Kelly at View Along the Way shows us how she made these slide-out organisers for belts, ties, scarves more that fit in tight spaces and slide out when you need them.


The Best Free Alternatives To DynDNS

As you may have heard, DynDNS is shutting down its free plans, which is a bit of a bummer. Still, those plans are not the only option if you need a hostname to use to access your home computers from anywhere, and you don’t want to spend money for it. Here are some alternatives.


This Video Is A Primer To Gym Etiquette

When you sign up for a gym membership, no one tells you the etiquette around using the equipment.This entertaining video from I Am Alpha M shows you the ropes.