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How to Make the Most of Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

10:04 AM — There are those who prefer Thanksgiving leftovers to the actual official meal, much like people who prefer cold pizza. I'm definitely in the latter camp. There's something luxurious about enjoying your perfectly cooked turkey and stuffing while wearing sweatpants and not having to make small talk with your weird uncle who drinks. However, after a certain point, you may ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Install a Custom Recovery on the Nexus 6

5:53 PM — Stock Android is a great experience, and it's probably one of the biggest reasons that people purchase a Nexus device over other Android phones. Without carrier or manufacturer modifications to the core software, the entire user interface feels a lot more clean and snappy, and ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Instantly Tune Out a Loud Room with White Noise from Your Mac's Menu Bar

10:05 AM — Coffee shops are great places to unwind and get some free Wi-Fi, but all the bandwidth in the world can be ruined by someone being a noisy jerk. I usually start blasting music through my headphones whenever that happens, but that isn't always the most ideal situation, especial ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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Back Up Your Android Apps (& Their Data) Without Root

10:05 AM — One of the few areas where Android lags behind iOS is a comprehensive backup solution for apps. Root tools, such as the popular Titanium Backup, are capable of backing up all of your apps and their data, but not everyone wants to root their device and potentially run into issu ...more

Samsung Galaxy S5 » How-To
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How to Make turkey curry with leftover Thanksgiving turkey

10:03 AM — The turkey has been eaten, the mashed potatoes with chives inhaled, and the glasses clinked. After all the hullabaloo of Thanksgiving, the task of cleaning up and taking care of leftovers daunts every host. While you can simply serve whatever's left of your turkey as is (sinc ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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13 More Delicious Ways to Reuse Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Yesterday 10:06 PM — Last year, I wrote a post on 13 Delicious Ways to Reuse Your Thanksgiving Leftovers so I thought I would follow up with 13 more ideas. While making turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce is an oldie but a goodie, you can also use your leftover turkey to make turkey tikka masala, turkey dumplings, turkey tacos and more. Mashed potatoes are great on their own, but how a ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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13 Delicious Ways to Reuse Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Yesterday 10:05 PM — What's better than stuffing yourself during Thanksgiving dinner? Gorging on leftovers the next day, of course. Everybody loves a good turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich, but what are som ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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How to Stay Alive and Emerge Victorious on Black Friday

Yesterday 6:23 PM — The Black Friday shopping battle is just around the corner. At the end of the day, will you emerge empty-handed or victorious with an armful of shopping bags bursting at the seams? It's ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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10 Totally Crazy Black Friday Moments (And How to Protect Yourself from the Insanity)

Yesterday 6:23 PM — People take their Black Friday shopping seriously. Some of them are even willing to fight over it. Every year the stories get crazier and crazier, and someone always gets hurt (or even ki ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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Hack Like a Pro: Using the Nmap Scripting Engine (NSE) for Reconnaissance

Yesterday 3:17 PM — Welcome back, my tenderfoot hackers! Those of you who have been reading my posts here for awhile know how much I emphasize good reconnaissance. Novice hackers often jump into a hack/exploit without doing proper recon and either fail or get caught. Experienced and expert hackers know that 70-80 percent of a good and successful hack is dependent upon successful and accur ...more

Null Byte » How-To
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How to Play the "Thanksgiving Song" by Adam Sandler on the Acoustic Guitar

Yesterday 1:41 PM — Comedian and actor Adam Sandler may be famous for his irreverant Jewish holiday hymn "The Chanukah Song," but he's also written several other holiday tunes that are of festive interest. ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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How to Repurpose Your Thanksgiving Trash

Yesterday 9:00 AM — After the turkey is carved and the leftover meat is refrigerated, don't get rid of the remaining carcass and bones just yet. You can make some delicious turkey stock with them. Just add t ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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How to Create a Pine Cone & Berry Thanksgiving Decoration

Yesterday 8:56 AM — You probably decorate your dining room table for Christmas, but what about Thanksgiving? We realize that the big turkey, mashed potatoes, and various other sides take up most of the room ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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How to Store Thanksgiving Leftovers for Maximum Longevity

Yesterday 1:40 PM — So by now you've stuffed yourself with enough cranberry-soaked turkey to last you until next year. Still, there's a formidable amount of leftovers and you're kidding yourself if you think you won't be craving them when you wake up tomorrow with a food coma/hangover. So, make the most of your post-Thanksgiving scraps. From mashed potatoes to pecan pie to the ginormous t ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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3 Weird & Tasty Ways to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Yesterday 9:07 AM — Roasting turkey is a topic that inspires endless debate among cooks. How do you get the perfect mixture of juicy meat, crispy skin, and flavor? Everyone has a favorite technique, whether ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Bake Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving Dessert

Yesterday 8:56 AM — We've all come to expect turkey as the main dish on Thanksgiving, maybe even Christmas, but did you know you can serve turkey as a dessert, too? In this episode of "The Martha Stewart Sho ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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Saving Thanksgiving Dinner: How to Fix a Soggy or Burnt Pie Crust

Yesterday 8:51 AM — How often do you make a pie from scratch? If your answer is "only during the holidays," you're not alone. Unless you're an experienced baker, homemade pies can be pretty tough to tackle. ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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Turkey Carving 101: The Simplest Way to Cut Up Your Bird on Thanksgiving

Yesterday 8:50 AM — There are many ways to carve a turkey. Some swear by the tried and true traditional method with a carving fork and a sharp blade, and others would be lost without their electric knives. R ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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How to Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes on Thanksgiving

Yesterday 8:52 AM — From choosing the right potato to the movement at which you mash your cut and boiled spuds, making the perfect mashed potatoes requires more attention to detail than you might think. First things first—choose the right potato based on your personal preference for whether you ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Saving Thanksgiving Dinner: How to Fix Lumpy or Too-Thin Gravy

Yesterday 8:51 AM — It's bad enough messing up in the kitchen when it's just for you or your family, but when you're cooking for a big event with a lot of guests, it can be mortifying. And on a holiday like Thanksgiving that's all about the food, the last thing you want is to botch a key componen ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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8 Last Minute Fixes for Common Thanksgiving Cooking Disasters

Yesterday 8:49 AM — Lumpy gravy? Gluey mashed potatoes? Dry turkey meat? So many things can go wrong when you are bestowed the honor (and burden) of cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Thankfully, some culinary mishaps that you encounter in the kitchen can be reversed or craftily disguised right before ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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How to Make a DIY Roasting Rack for Your Turkey

Yesterday 8:46 AM — One of the golden rules to cooking a Thanksgiving turkey is to place it on a roasting rack before it goes into the oven. Missing this step and cooking it directly on the pan will burn the bottom of the bird, resulting in overcooked, dry meat. Luckily, if you don't have a roas ...more

Food Hacks » How-To
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How to Cook a Moist & Delicious Thanksgiving Turkey Without a Baster

Yesterday 8:48 AM — A turkey baster is one of those single-use kitchen items that most people only need once or twice a year (although you can use it for a few other things). You never seem to miss having on ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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The 11 Most Deliciously Absurd Thanksgiving Day Meals Ever

Wed 4:43 PM — Thanksgiving is pretty much the only day out of the year when you can be a complete fatass. It's totally expected, if not encouraged. In fact, if you aren't stuffing your face with a bunc ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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17 Delicious Alternatives for Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Wed 1:09 PM — If you love the creamy flavor of mashed potatoes, but need a healthier option to appease your health-conscious relatives this Thanksgiving, try making mashed cauliflower, mashed celery ro ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Boost the Stock Volume Levels on Your Nexus 7 for Louder Sounds All Around

Yesterday 8:43 AM — The volume is maxed out, but that doesn't stop me from hitting the volume key on my Nexus 7 in hopes that it will magically get louder. This happens to me everyday as I watch videos or play music. The simple fact is that a Nexus 7 tablet just doesn't get very loud. At least, n ...more

Nexus 7 » How-To
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Schedule Bluetooth, Data, Wi-Fi & Other System Settings on Android

Wed 4:43 PM — Before you head to class, work, or sleep, you're probably doing the same thing over and over again—toggling off system settings like Wi-Fi, sound, data, or brightness, depending on the circumstances. Schedules and routines can help increase efficiency, so while you abide to a ...more

Samsung GS4 » How-To
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Turn Any Device into a Spotify Remote or Speaker with Spotify Connect

Wed 3:23 PM — Spotify is how I listen to almost all of my music; I use it on my way to work, while I workout, and even while I'm in the shower. And more often than not, I use my Spotify account on various devices including my MacBook, iPhone, and LG G3. In order to make listening to music a ...more

Digiwonk » How-To
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How to Prep & Cook the Perfect Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner

Wed 3:23 PM — Thanksgiving is just a day away, so now is the perfect time to figure out how you're going to cook that Turkey Day bird for dinner. Choosing a high-quality turkey is important, but if you haven't even gotten yours yet, the pickings may be slim, so do the best you can. Brining ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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5 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Thanksgiving Turkey

Wed 1:09 PM — When I was 12, for some mysterious reason, my dad put me and my little brothers in charge of cooking the Thanksgiving turkey. Naturally, my brothers and I spent the rest of the day playing hide-in-seek in the backyard and forgot all about the humble bird defrosting in the sink ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Install the Leaked Lollipop Firmware on Your Sprint Galaxy S5

Wed 11:17 AM — With Nexus devices already enjoying Android 5.0 Lollipop, most other manufacturers are scrambling to get their flagships updated to Google's latest operating system. While HTC has promised Lollipop by the end of 2015, OEMs such as Motorola and Sony have already issued updates ...more

Samsung Galaxy S5 » How-To
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How to Make an Easy Turkey-Shaped Cake for Thanksgiving

Wed 11:17 AM — Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the belts are already loosening in preparation. Besides the copious amounts of turkey, stuffing, greens, and pies, you may have enough room for ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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How to Cook a Juicy Thanksgiving Turkey in Just Half the Time

Wed 10:10 AM — I've never been a huge fan of the traditional roasted turkey at Thanksgiving. Different parts of the bird finish cooking at different times, so by the time the legs are cooked through, th ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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How to Deep Fry Your Whole Freakin’ Thanksgiving Dinner

Wed 8:51 AM — The debate over whether to deep-fry or roast a Thanksgiving turkey can get pretty heated. Both have their merits, but it's hard to argue with that crispy, golden brown skin and moist text ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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15 Tips to Get You Through Your Mid-Afternoon Energy Slump

Wed 10:10 AM — Do you get tired easily in the mid-afternoon? Though it may seem tempting to get a quick fix in the form of an energy drink or a sugary snack from the vending machine, preventing an energy slump from occurring in the first place starts with a full night of quality sleep and a healthy breakfast in the morning. Once you've had a healthy breakfast, don't forget to have a ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Add a Second Dock to Your Mac That Responds to Gestures & Keyboard Shortcuts

Wed 8:51 AM — The dock has been a staple of Mac OS X since its creation and not much has been needed to improve its functionality, but when you add theming to the mix, you can run into some issues. At times, I have my Mac set up with a particular theme that doesn't need a dock taking up pr ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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10 Edible Decorations That'll Get Your Family Even Fatter on Thanksgiving

Tue 5:43 PM — Autumn is a time of year when everything looks, smells, and tastes good. The scents of cinnamon and spices are everywhere you go, and even the dead leaves that fall off the trees are pretty. In particular, the fruits and vegetables of the season are gorgeous. But let's get se ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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How to Make a Mega Dangerous PIE-Rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert

Tue 3:46 PM — Why can't Thanksgiving be a celebration of fireworks, too? This year, it can be with an innocent looking pumpkin pie that erupts an insane fountain of flames and fire! In fact, the pie f ...more

Mad Science » How-To
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How to Make No-Bake Cookie Gobbler (i.e. Turkey) Snacks for Thanksgiving

Tue 3:44 PM — Turkey cookies— what dessert would be better for Thanksgiving? And no, this isn't another ingenious idea on how to use turkey meat for leftovers, but it is an ingenious way to make cookie ...more

Thanksgiving » How-To
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10 Super Easy, DIY Centerpieces for Thanksgiving Dinner

Tue 12:57 PM — Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but there's no need to spend a lot of time or money on a fancy centerpiece for the dinner table. With a few clear glass jars and simple objects yo ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To
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Enable the Hidden "Double Tap to Wake" Feature on Your Nexus 6

Tue 2:25 PM — During initial reviews of the Nexus 6, the "double tap to wake" feature was something originally slated to be present on the device, since Motorola built it and it's been a key feature of the Moto X. However, the feature was scrapped for Ambient Display, which wakes up the scr ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Flashlight Makes Spotlight Search Look for Anything You Want in Yosemite

Tue 12:57 PM — Yosemite brought a new, Alfred-like Spotlight search to our Macs, but at times I still find myself wanting more out of it. However, after stumbling upon Flashlight by developer Nate Parrot, I am now able to perform Google searches, look up weather, and even enter Terminal comm ...more

Mac Tips » How-To
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From Beans to Your Cup: A Coffee Primer

Tue 10:39 AM — To say we're a nation of coffee-lovers is putting it mildly. Americans consume 400 million cups of joe in one day alone, but how well do we actually know our morning BFF? We know it comes from a bean, and that more coffee drinks exist than there are ways to skin a pig, but what else? What's not to love?. It's time we got to know our caffeinated lover better. There's mor ...more

Food Hacks » Inspiration
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How to Root the Nexus 6 Using Windows, Mac, or Linux

Tue 9:26 AM — Google's latest Nexus device is big, bold, and beautiful—and now it's got root. Thanks to some quick work by legendary Android developer Chainfire, the Nexus 6 already had a clear-cut root method before most stores even had it in stock. CF Auto Root is a wonderful tool that h ...more

Nexus 5 » How-To
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Share Clips of Your Favorite TV Moments with Friends

Mon 6:38 PM — Social media is constantly evolving, and as a result, we're now capable of sharing much more than we were even just a few years ago. Television, on the other hand, continues to hold strong as one of America's favorite pastimes. The folks over at Didja TV have brought these tw ...more

Smartphones » How-To
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Add the Apple Pay Animation to Your iPhone's Lock Screen for Touch ID

Mon 4:40 PM — Unlocking our iPhones with Touch ID isn't something most of us pay any mind to; it's quick, simple, and gets the job done. Today, I'll be slowing things down for a second and showing you how to add the Apple Pay checkmark animation to your Touch ID-enabled lock screen. It look ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Speed Read Your Way Through Anything with the Right Font

Mon 3:03 PM — Hate slogging through pages and pages of weighty books and lengthy work documents? You may not be able to depend on speed-reading apps, but with the right font, you can increase the number of words you scan each second, speeding up your reading pace exponentially. Familiar Is ...more

Mind Hacks » How-To
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Record, Edit, & Upload Your Own Podcasts Using Your iPhone

Mon 1:23 PM — Podcasts are back. The Rich Eisen Show, The Joe Rogan Experience and StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson make up just a tiny fraction of what's become an incredibly dense market, with these being some of the most popular available right now. While the reason for this sudd ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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Access the App Switcher from Your iPhone's Control Center

Mon 11:34 AM — How many times do you think you press the Home button on your iPhone? You probably can't place a number on it, but you know it's a lot. Since it's the most utilized element on an iPhone, it's no surprise that the Home key (aka Touch ID) is likely the first thing to break. If ...more

iOS Gadget Hacks » How-To
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11 Ways to Make Long Holiday Flights More Comfortable

Mon 9:53 AM — If you are like most people, you will probably be traveling a lot over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. While holiday air travel is hardly the most fun or relaxing activity in the world, you can prepare yourself with the following tips and strategies to make long flights as bearable and comfortable as possible. Before you choose the seat on your flight, use web ...more

The Secret Yumiverse » How-To