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7 Things We’d Change About LinkedIn

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You didn’t really think sending the recruiter at your dream company a Facebook message would work, right?

That’s why you have LinkedIn, the definitive online platform for networking and finding new career opportunities. The website has effectively cornered the market on adapting social networking to the professional space, but it can use a few upgrades to make the most of its unique place in the virtual world.

While one of its most frustrating…

Save Battery Life With These 7 Lite Versions of Your Favorite Apps

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Apps help you stay connected and can improve your daily efficiency — that is, as long as they don’t drain your phone’s battery first.

As apps become more sophisticated, they tend to become battery hogs, tooSocial media, email and other applications eat up power and memory much faster than we’d like. But there are plenty of free “lite” versions you can use as alternatives to your favorites. They may not have all the bells and whistles you’re used to, but they will help extend your battery…

7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is a language-based disorder that makes reading, recognizing words, spelling and decoding especially difficultMore than 20% of the U.S. population is dyslexic, according to the National Institutes of Health, yet stigma and misconceptions often prevent dyslexic people from seeking help.

It’s something you’re born with, but while dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability, early and effective methods can decrease its impact and help dyslexic students maintain the same learning level…

10 Rising Social Networks You Should Explore

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Had enough of Facebook and Twitter? It may be time to switch up your go-to social network

With the daily explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social media tools popping up. These newer platforms could be working on the next big thing, so you’ll want to keep an eye out.

Here’s a look at 10 up-and-coming social networks you should know.

Editor’s note: Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore’s personal investment in Shots and Secrets in…

4 Chic Ways to Make an Enviable Fashion Set

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It’s time to embrace your inner Anna Wintour.

Getting in touch with your chic side is easy with the help of online fashion sets. You know those breezy style collages of mixed and matched outfits, the kind you find in glossy magazines? You can make them on your own with online fashion templates.

Polyvore, the shopping and style community, is one of these sites. It gives users a simple template for creating delectable fashion plates. It boasts…

7 Pieces of Connected Sports Gear to Give Your Game a Virtual Edge

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Before technology, only hard work and harder coaching could help you tighten up your baseball swing or quicken your crossover. But now, sports equipment companies are giving athletes of all ages the tools to track and improve their performance in unprecedented ways

There are a slew of sensors and connected equipment that will let you match your experience on the field with the metric and measurements you need to figure out what went right or wrong. When you can figure out why your free kicks…

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Appealing To Women, Social Fitness App PumpUp Raises $2.4M Led by General Catalyst

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How to Use the Internet for Foreplay

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Calling all couples: The Internet is your new best friend when it comes to foreplay

From secret Pinterest boards to sexy subreddits, there are plenty of sites that can dole out useful relationship tips. If you’re uncomfortable talking about foreplay, these sites will help break the ice

Here are six ways to use the Internet for all your NSFW needs

1. Share a secret Pinterest board.

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Search Pinterest tags like “romance” to find flirty images

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Will We Ever See The Debut Of YouTube Music?

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Chris LaRosa, the head of YouTube’s “upcoming” music subscription service, is leaving the company. This setback marks yet another roadblock for the long-delayed project.

Although YouTube music has been touted as a “Spotify killer,” this most recent departure makes its future all the more ominous. LaRosa is the second person in charge of the project to leave over the past year

The Wall Street Journal reports these departures and delays are the result of internal arguments about how the…

20 Nintendo Facts to Blow Your 8-Bit Mind

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You know it’s a bad day when you learn that adult love shacks and porn stars have deep, historical roots in your childhood icons

Or maybe it’s just a sign you’re getting older

Take Nintendo: On the surface, it’s an 8-bit, fun-loving universe packed with colorful heroes and affable villains. But behind the scenes? Let’s just say there’s more to the plumber than a little butt crack.

In the latest episode of 5acts, we take a look…

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