The July Home Screen
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There's always something to be said for simplicity. That's certainly the case with this home screen design. This one features a small overview of your day's events alongside the current date and time, and a few notification badges to let you know how many emails or missed calls you need to tend to.

This design is a custom skin for Themer. You can download it from the source link below and install it by following these instructions:

Move the .zip to sdcard0 > MyColorScreen > Themer > Exported > zip (Your initial location may vary.)

Open Themer and browse for themes.

Under "My Themes" select "Exported."

Choose ""

Do you have an awesome, tweaked-into-oblivion home or lock screen of your own that you'd like to share? Post it in the comments below, or on your own Kinja blog with the tag "home screen showcase" (no quotes). Be sure to include a description of how you made it so we can feature it as the next featured home screen.

July | My Color Screen
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The Key To Better Work? E-mail Less, Flow More
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This post originally appeared on the Crew blog. Have you ever felt like all you do is check your e-mail? Well, you may not spend ALL your time checking your e-mail but you do spend about 28 percent of your time doing it. That translates into about 13-hours a week or 650 hours a year of e-mail checking. For those of us who work in a job where e-mail isn’t our main responsibility, checking and responding to e-mails each day can take us away from our primary work, which results in less productivity. In fact, our incessant need to respond to e-mails at work is actually...

This story continues at The Next Web

The post The key to better work? E-mail less, flow more appeared first on The Next Web.
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Cindy & Bert - Der Hund Von Baskerville - YouTube
Favorited a video on YouTube! Here is a 1969/70 video of Cindy & Bert doing "Der Hun Von Baskerville"- a brilliant cover of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid" apparently with lyrics relating Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mystery The Hounds of Baskerville. Features a bored looking Cindy and Bert, some bored looking German mod dancers and an extremeley bored looking pekingese.
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15 days ago Coliseum Conversion Time Lapse Video Athletics to Raiders 10.5.13 - 10.6.13 Oakland, CA - YouTube
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That Time 2 Bots Were Talking, and Bank of America Butted In - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic
Twitter, because of its strict character limit, has become a significant testing ground for developers who like making bots that imitate humans. via Pocket
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19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.
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Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.
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24 days ago
Science Explains Why the Best BBQ Is Slow Cooked
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If you want the tastiest, juiciest, most tender BBQ for your gatherings, YouTube series It's Okay To Be Smart explains how slow cooking with smoke is the best way to go.

Joe Hanson describes the cooking process as similar to making Jell-O. When your meat is slow cooked the collagen in the meat gradually turns into gelatin, and that's what makes it tender. Slow cooking also renders the fat in meat, making it juicier and more flavorful. Additionally, slow cooking with wood smoke will do wonders for flavor. Wood is filled with cellulose and lignin, and when burnt slowly, the cellulose caramelizes into sugar molecules that flavor the meant and the lignin converts into a variety of aromatic chemicals that add flavor as well.

So there you have it: science has spoken. If you want the best BBQ, prepare to be in it for the long haul.

The Science of BBQ | YouTube
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24 days ago
Set Aside an “Honesty Hour” For Better Family Communication
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In relationships, sometimes we're afraid to say how we feel. Try instituting an "Honesty Hour" with your significant other so you can say what you feel without fear of reprisal.

Relationship blog Your Tango suggests scheduling a time to talk about your true feelings instead of keeping them to yourself:

This is the time you can tell each other how you truly feel about things with complete immunity. For example, if you don't like football, but your boyfriend/husband expects you to be there every Sunday, tell him.

This exercise will eventually allow you to share the truth about everything and respect each other's opinions – without taking anything too personally."

This isn't an excuse to be mean or vindictive, of course. It's more like the military phrase "permission to speak freely." Ideally couples are honest with each other all the times, but for those couples struggling, this is a good tip. The surprising result is you may find that your partner agrees with your opinion, but was too afraid to speak up for fear of hurting your feelings.

6 Couples Therapy Exercises You Can Try at Home | Your Tango via World of Psychology

Photo by Andrew Yee.
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25 days ago
Leave Problems at the Office with the “Walk in the Door" Rule
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After a rough day, we tend to come home and complain about all our troubles at the office. Change that habit by saying one great thing that happened at work today.

My Mom used to ask me what I learned today at school to help give me a positive outlook. This rule applies in a similar context to those of us with slightly more complex lives than grade-schoolers. A thread on Quora asked for tips on happiness and Brad Einarsen suggested:

When I arrive home from work, the very first thing I tell my wife is the best thing that happened that day.

No exceptions. No complaining. Just the best thing that day, even if it was just a good cup of coffee. This had the effect of starting our evening off on a positive note and it changed our relationship.

Of course, you don't have to tell your wife. You can tell your husband, significant other or your roommate. You can even just post it on social media if you live alone. The goal is to leave more troubles at the office and enjoy your time at home. It's easy to gripe the crappy stuff in your work day. It's harder to find those positive moments.

What are the simplest things one can do to make oneself happier? | Quora via

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25 days ago
For beer lovers, a pub crawl by BART
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25 days ago
Clean Your Garbage Disposal With Used Coffee Grounds
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Just like your kitchen trash can, a garbage disposal starts to stink if you don't clean it regularly. After all, it's got garbage in it. Used coffee grounds along with some other kitchen ingredients makes cleaning a snap.

We've covered many ways of repurposing used coffee grounds before and cleaning your garbage disposal, but here's a way to combine them both into pre-made cleaning pellets.

Ice and salt is a more popular method of cleaning your disposal, but it doesn't kill the smell and the ice melts quickly. PopSugar has a recipe that includes mixing used coffee grounds along with epsom salts, baking soda and some vinegar. The coffee grounds, which you've got lying around anyway, help get rid of smells and hold the pellets together. You've got like the smell of coffee for this tip to work, of course. You can also change the scent with some vanilla or other extract. Mix it all together, let it dry overnight and then they're ready to go.

These pellets don't take up space in your freezer and you can store them on the countertop by the sink. They're always right there when you need them. Throw one in each day to keep your disposal running smooth and smelling great. The link has the full recipe.

DIY Coffee Grounds Garbage Disposal Cleaners | PopSugar

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25 days ago
Fascinating time-lapse video shows one month of activity at a busy port
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Witness a month-long time-lapse of loading and unloading at the Port of Long Beach, California and other impressive footage. Such a simple concept—packing goods to float across the ocean or removing them to deliver across the country—but even with the process running like clockwork, it is clearly a complex business.

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25 days ago
This Is What the Sunken Cruise Ship Costa Concordia Looks Like Now
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Remember how the 984-foot-long cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground in Italy in 2012? Now, police divers have re-entered the vessel, days before an attempt to re-float it, and this video shows exactly what it looks like two years on.

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26 days ago
Drone captures beautiful film flying through fireworks
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This video—shot from a drone over West Palm Beach, Florida—takes you into the heart of a fireworks display. It almost feels like you are flying between explosions surrounded by colors hundreds of feet above the ground. I thought fireworks couldn't get any better and I was wrong. This is awesome!

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Pallas cat - Otocolobus manul - YouTube
Favorited a video on YouTube! Pallas cat checks out camera
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Inside Scoop SF » 8 East Bay spots to watch every single World Cup game
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Goats Yelling Like Humans - Super Cut Compilation - YouTube
Favorited a video on YouTube! PART 2 of "Goats Yelling Like Humans" right here Keep reading for more super cut videos.
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Favorited a video on YouTube! Cable companies are trying to create an unequal playing field for internet speeds, but they're doing it so boringly that most news outlets aren't covering it. John Oliver explains the controversy and lets viewers know how they can voice their displeasure to the FCC. (, for any interested parties) Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: It's HBO.
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Dean Potter BASE Jumps With His Dog - YouTube
Favorited a video on YouTube! Filmmaker and adventurer Dean Potter doesn't always BASE jump alone. Sometimes he takes the plunge with his dog, Whisper, strapped to his back. This trailer features wingsuit flight footage from Potter's film "When Dogs Fly." Learn more about Dean Potter and his dog, Whisper, here: Visit Dean Potter's website: Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos selected by National Geographic's editors. The opinions expressed are those of the filmmakers, and not necessarily those of the National Geographic Society.
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Surveillant Anxiety in the Age of Snowden and Normcore - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic
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IBM's Watson computer makes a delicious BBQ sauce
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From there, I've been putting together arrival kits, with exactly those things I kept searching for, sent to your house before you leave. I hope to make your first experience in a new country as seamless as it is to arrive in your home airport.
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9 weeks ago
Techmeme: Amazon escalates battle with Hachette, refuses coming book orders, lists some as unavailable (David Streitfeld/New York Times)
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David Streitfeld / New York Times:Amazon escalates battle with Hachette, refuses coming book orders, lists some as unavailable  —  Amazon Escalates Its Battle Against Hachette  —  Amazon, under fire in much of the literary community for energetically discouraging customers from buying books from the publisher Hachette, has abruptly escalated the battle.
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9 weeks ago
The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic
The freewheeling opportunity associated with 20th-century California was not available to black residents, and that exclusion reverberates in our neighborhoods and communities today. Before you read this post, read Ta-Nehisi's Coates powerful case for reparations, our cover story this month. via Pocket
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