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You’re Not Socially Awkward, Everyone Else Is

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Live, New Here?

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Has it ever occurred to you that maybe it’s them, not you?

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7 Rules For Apartment Hunting

Categories: Learn, Spend

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Your first place is an adventure – make sure it’s a good one.

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The Pregnancy Survival Guide for First-Time Dads

Categories: Learn

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First-time dad and Primer contributor Chris Reed gives us the lowdown on the longest 9 months of your life.

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10 Tricks for the Beginner Handyman

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn

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Up your handyman know-how with these 10 simple but extremely effective tricks.

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5 Businesses That Changed America

Categories: Learn

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Inspired big thinkers who altered the course of the country for the better.

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Legally Speaking: Who Gets the Engagement Ring if the Wedding is Called Off?

Categories: Learn

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You spent a ton of money on an engagement ring, now she’s called it off and you’ve gone separate ways…do you have a right to get it back?

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8 Not-So-Obvious Places in Your Apartment You Need to Clean So You Don’t Gross Out the Women in Your Life

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, Live

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Cleaning the clutter off of surfaces and emptying the dishes in the sink ain’t enough.

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Cutting Cable Made Easy: 3 Sites for Better Searching & Browsing of Instant Streaming Services

Categories: Learn

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There’s a content revolution…now if we can just figure out how to find something to watch.

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The Top 5 Tools to Keep in Your Trunk

Categories: Learn, Spend

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There are two types of people in the world; those who are unprepared when their car strands them with a common ailment, and those who pack a few smart items in their trunk for emergencies. Which are you?

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How to Change a Flat Tire – A Visual Guide

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn

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Here’s to not getting stranded for an hour on a creepy road at midnight.

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Raining Cats & Dogs: What You Need to Know Before Bringing Home a Pet

Categories: Learn, Live

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Pets can change your life in good ways you can’t even imagine. Unfortunately, there are also unique lifestyle changes too. Get briefed before you adopt.

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Legally Speaking: When and How to Hire a Lawyer

Categories: Learn

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Quick: Something bad happens and you need a lawyer, do you know how to work with one? Primer reader and lawyer Scott Kimberly breaks down the process of finding, paying, and working with an attorney.

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The Cheap & Easy Way to Always Have Business Cards on You

Categories: Earn, Learn

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You always need them when you’d least expect. Now you’ll always have them on you whether you’re at a bar, a BBQ, or the beach.

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If You’re Going to Insist on Carrying All the Groceries in One Trip, Don’t Be a Damned Fool About It

Categories: Learn, Spend, The Field Manual

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Save your arms from looking like tied-up pork loins and opt for this cheap, smart solution.

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Shop Talk: The Chassis

Categories: Learn

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The framework of your car, explained.

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Shop Talk: Understanding the Powertrain

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn

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Differential? Drive shaft? Even if you don’t work on your own car, you should still understand how it works. Get the low down on what happens when you put the pedal down.

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The Perfect, Free Smartphone Stand: A Mini-DV Case

Categories: Learn, Live

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It’s free, and you’ve probably got one sitting around.

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How to Automate a French Press So That It’s Ready When You Wake Up

Categories: Learn

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Nothing beats French press coffee, but sometimes it’s just too involved to make in the morning. Now you can start your day by waking up to a fresh French press pot.

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How a Car Engine Works (Video)

Categories: Learn, The Field Manual

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You may not fix it yourself, but at least you know how it works.

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The Perfect, Easy (and Healthy) Office Lunch

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Earn, Learn

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Save money, time, and eat healthier. It tastes pretty darn good too.

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ProTip: Save a beer for later with a cork

Categories: The Field Manual

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A simple trick for when you’re stuck with an open beer you can’t finish until later.

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An Introduction to the Military Phonetic Alphabet

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn

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Because your understanding of the alpha, bravo, charlie’s shouldn’t be limited to your Call of Duty campaign.

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Five Easy Steps for Surviving Jury Duty

Categories: Learn

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Our man goes deep undercover inside one of the most feared requirements our government puts on non-criminal citizens over the age of 18: jury duty.

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Declutter Your Space

Categories: Learn

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Quit holding on to, and forcing yourself to live in, old junk.

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