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The Fastest Way To Clean And Prep An Artichoke

Artichokes are members of the thistle family, which can make seem a little prickly and unapproachable — but they’re really good for you, and tasty too. This video from the folks at Panna shows you the fast, easy way to clean and prep them for cooking.


The Four Best Ways To Tuck In A Shirt For Any Situation

Looking good doesn’t stop at finding clothes that fit well. You still have to dress yourself. For those times you need to tuck your shirt in, The Art of Manliness shows off four different techniques.


TagSpaces Is A Cross-Platform, Tag-Oriented File Manager

Windows/OS X/Linux/Android/iOS/Chrome/Firefox: Each platform has its own file manager, and they all come with a unique set of features. TagSpaces offers a single manager for everything, with a focus on tagging your files.


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.


The SurfShelf Turns Exercise Equipment Into A Walking Desk

We’ve talked about the dangers of sitting all day many times before. Standing desks and walking desks are good solutions, but if you want to use gadgets on your elliptical, bicycle, or other exercise equipment, the SurfShelf does it well.


Easily Remove Dark Circles From Under The Eyes In Photoshop

One of the less attractive features of most people — especially those of us who are pretty tired — are the bags under our eyes. If you want to make someone look a little more awake, you can remove them easily in Photoshop using a curves layer.


Why It's Better To Fail As Quickly As Possible

Most of us don’t like to admit when we’ve failed, so we tend to put it off for as long as possible. Google X’s Rapid Evaluation head Rich DeVaul explains why this costs money and time, and how it ultimately hinders progress.


GoogolPlex Adds Tons Of Commands To Siri, No Jailbreak Required

Siri seems to get new powers all the time, but it’s still not useful unless you’re really hooked into Apple’s apps. If you want to add some new commands and don’t mind a slow response time, GoogolPlex is a clever little hack that let you control all sorts of things from Spotify to a Nest thermostat.


Zombies, Run! 3 Overhauls The Look, Adds New Stories

iOS/Android: Zombies, Run! is one of the more entertaining ways to get into a running routine, because it attaches a story to your workout. Today, the app was updated with even more stuff, including a brand new look and a whole new set of stories.


You Can Binge Watch Chris Lilley's 'Jonah From Tonga' On iView

This I like. Chris Lilley’s Jonah From Tonga, which sees the return of Jonah Takalua from Summer Heights High, starts screening on the ABC on 7 May. However, the entire series will be viewable on iView from 6pm on Friday 2 May — a full five days before its official “broadcast”.