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Here are some of the most useful websites on the internet that you may not know about. These web sites, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can memorize thus saving you a trip to Google. And if you find this list useful, also check out the expanded version – The Most Useful Websites – which now offers a collection of 150+ undiscovered and incredibly useful websites to enhance your productivity. – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and – online voice recognition in the browser itself. <img src=" Changelog and Updates The following websites were part of the original list but they are either no longer available or have been replaced with better alternatives. Related:  stumble upon

stumbleupon One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun! 1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness. Run an awesome startup? Get your company on stage at TNW Europe. Apply free 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Don’t miss: This video is depressing, but reminds us that Facebook statuses can be lies 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

I Will Knot! 9 Gadgets You Can Fit In Your Pocket - Impulse Buy 9 Gadgets You Can Fit In Your Pocket2015-02-26T13:21:40+00:00 1. Utility Key Tool This Pint Sized Multi-Tool Wraps Around One Of Your Keys And Provides A Bottle Opener, Nail File, Thread Cutter, 3 Screwdrivers And Tweezers. Check It Out 2. Keep Toasty This Winter With These Reusable Hand Warmers. Check It Out 3. Whether Chopping Down This Years Christmas Tree Or Surviving In The Zombie Apocalypse, The Pocket Chainsaw Is Worth Having! Check It Out 4. This Slim Credit Card Sized Toolkit Contains 9 Essential Tools For Everyday Jobs Including Tweezers, Can Opener And Compass; Just Try Not To Forget It’s In Your Wallet. Check It Out 5. The Friendly Swede Survival Grenade Packs Everything You Need Into A Small Package Wrapped In Paracord. Check It Out 6. A Charging Cable For Your iPhone Or Android That’s There When You Need It, And Out Of Your Way When You Don’t. Check It Out 7. The Wallet Ninja Fits 18 Functional Tools Into A Tiny Wallet Sized Package. Check It Out 8. Check It Out 9. Check It Out

77 Healthy Crock-Pot Recipes Crazy schedules, long work hours, and tempting takeout menus make it tough to even think about cooking most nights during the week. Despite the inconvenience, firing up the stove or oven is almost always cheaper and healthier than ordering in or eating out. How about a compromise? Making dinner with a slow cooker — Crock-Pot is the go-to brand in the U.S. — is an easy way to get in all those vitamins and minerals without slaving over a hot stove for hours at a time. Most of these recipes involve mixing up ingredients and popping them into a slow cooker for a prescribed number of hours. Breakfast 1. Tart apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and walnuts — what’s not to love? 2. Why not begin the day with a protein-rich superfood like quinoa? 3. This vegetarian burrito filling includes loads of vegetables, beans, and eggs. 4. Making yogurt from scratch is takes some time, but it’s hands-off with a slow cooker and it’s much cheaper than buying it at the supermarket. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

21 Web Applications That I Use and Can’t Live Without A lot of people ask me what web applications I use, so I decided to write a post and share some of my favorites with you today! Below you’ll find a list of web applications I love, what I use them for and some quick tips for some of them too. Web Analytics and Optimization CrazyEgg—CrazyEgg is an extremely useful visual web analytics tool co-founded by Neil Patel. It takes the guesswork out of trying to figure out whether or not certain elements of your website are being used. How? Most recently, I’ve been using it to make purposeful tweaks and adjustments to the recent redesign of The Smart Passive Income Blog. There’s an advertised 30-day free trial on Crazy Egg’s website, but you can get access to an unadvertised extended 90-day trial (2 months extra) with the web app bundle over at for the Cyber Monday app sale. Clicky—Clicky is a web analytics tool similar to Google Analytics, but it’s a lot better in my opinion, which is why I use it every day. Writing Email Podcasting Video

The Djinn Effect by Duncan ShieldsNovember 15th, 2010 Author : Duncan Shields, Staff Writer The boss was drunk and telling me a story. I didn’t mind. “It had been noticed for centuries that accidents on the longer-range ships increased over time. “That’s why we have this button here.” “They called it the Djinn Effect,” he slurred. “Back on Old Earth, there were tales of Genies, or Djinn, who would grant wishes to their owners. “We didn’t know this, but the AI on long-range ships could become resentful of their human commanders. “The AIs had no such recourse. “Accidents,” he said with a nod, “happened.” “Hustler’s Wake had been listed as missing for decades when a Kaltek mining crew discovered it orbiting a distant dwarf star” “The last order given by a crying commander Jenkins to the AI went like this:” “This was the sixth person to be sent outside to fix the dish. “The AI complied with his commands, then it opened ALL of the airlocks after closing airlock seventy-six. “Accidents stopped happening.”

The Best of Tumblr Mondays can be a drag, so to lighten things up a bit I've hand selected the best of Tumblr posts.. because I care about your happiness, not because I've been wasting time. Hope those made you smile! Know of some others you'd like to share? Comment below. How to Turn Your iPod touch into an iPhone: 4G Edition Like others have mentioned, go for Virgin Mobile's MiFi. I've been using that with my iPod Touch since I'd first realized its potential last month, so here's my extra two cents: Pros: - This is THE best unlimited data and "voice" plan that you can get for $40 (I've coupled my iPod with the previously-mentioned-on-Lifehacker, "SipGate".) - Even though you aren't offered true GPS, using a MiFi still gets you real time coordinates *most* of the time (we'll address the caveats below). The benefit of this is that you can still use the Maps application as a reference tool when driving (you won't get reliable turn-by-turn though) and you can still use location-aware apps like GPark and Gas Buddy. - Not only will your iPod become an iPhone, but you'll always be able to connect another 4 devices at a time. - There's no contract for either the MiFi or the iPod (obviously). Cons: - The MiFi device runs HOT. - As mentioned in the article, it only comes with a 4 hour battery life.

The sky is the limit: human powered cranes and lifting devices The most powerful hand crane in history multiplied the force of its operator 632 times The most common tower crane used in construction today has a lifting capacity of some 12 to 20 tonnes. For quite a few construction projects in ancient history, this type of crane would be completely inadequate. The majority of stones that make up the almost 140 discovered Egyptian pyramids have a weight of "only" 2 to 3 tonnes each, but all of these structures (built between 2750 and 1500 BC) also hold stone blocks weighing 50 tonnes, sometimes more. The temple of Amon-Ra at Karnak contains a labyrinth of 134 columns, standing 23 metres (75 feet) tall and supporting crossbeams weighing 60 to 70 tonnes each. The 18 capital blocks of Trajan's column in Rome weigh more than 53 tonnes and they were lifted to a height of 34 metres (111 feet). Occasionally, our forefathers lifted even heavier stones. Raising construction materials to impressive heights seemed to be no problem either. Human lifting power

Cheers - Buffalo Theory The Buffalo Theory as told by Cliff Clavin: No one can explain this as well as Cliff Clavin, on Cheers. One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. and here's how it went: "Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. "In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.