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This topic includes links to new stuff I find on the web in my areas of interest and that I currently or later may write or curate about. It is like saved bookmarks for my hobbies and work.

 

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BookScouter Helps You Get the Most Money for  Your Unwanted Books

BookScouter Helps You Get the Most Money for  Your Unwanted Books | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Selling books and textbooks you don’t need is a great way to declutter and make some extra cash. There are quite a few good sites to buy and sell books, and BookScouter shows you their offers all in one place.
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These startups are betting family guilt will make you pay back your loans

These startups are betting family guilt will make you pay back your loans | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Borrowing money from friends and family reduces the risk of not paying back a loan by 30%, according to one startup.
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Batteriser is a $2.50 gadget that extends disposable battery life by 800 percent

Batteriser is a $2.50 gadget that extends disposable battery life by 800 percent | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Count the number of alkaline batteries in your house. Now consider replacing those batteries eight times less often. If Batteriser delivers, it could be a game changer.
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Away, The Direct-To-Consumer Luggage Brand, Packs Up $2.5 Million

Away, The Direct-To-Consumer Luggage Brand, Packs Up $2.5 Million | Discoveries | Scoop.it
 Bringing down the cost of luxury goods through direct-to-consumer sales isn’t a new trend. We’ve seen companies like Warby Parker, Casper and more succeed in the space.
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How to Fly on a Private Jet for Under $150

How to Fly on a Private Jet for Under $150 | Discoveries | Scoop.it
The thought that private jet travel is only for the rich and the famous is a thing of the past. MarketWatch's Catey Hill shares a few tips for traveling in style and at a budget.
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Robo Advisors Take On Wall Street

Robo Advisors Take On Wall Street | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Technology is transforming the insular world of financial advice. That’s good news for investors—and a challenge for Wall Street.
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How Much Should You Charge For Your Airbnb? Beyond Pricing Scores $1.5M To Tell You

How Much Should You Charge For Your Airbnb? Beyond Pricing Scores $1.5M To Tell You | Discoveries | Scoop.it
 Hotels have sophisticated pricing engines to tell them how much their rooms should cost. Airbnb hosts don’t, or at least didn’t until Beyond Pricing.
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How Cards Are Quietly Transforming The Web

How Cards Are Quietly Transforming The Web | Discoveries | Scoop.it
 Nearly three hours a day. That’s the average amount of time you and I spent on our phones every day in 2014. Our dependency on mobile devices for information has forced the design of the web to change.
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3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Kim Komando reveals three sites better than Craigslist.
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This metal is so water-resistant that it bounces them off - SlashGear

This metal is so water-resistant that it bounces them off - SlashGear | Discoveries | Scoop.it
If you think IPX8 grade waterproofing is already astounding, prepare to pick up your jaw after seeing this new metal etching technique. Researchers at the
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Gym Clothes That Don't Stink, Thanks to Shrimp Shells

Gym Clothes That Don't Stink, Thanks to Shrimp Shells | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Strongbody's new line of activewear is coated in a substance made from crustaceans that kills smelly bacteria
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Toyota and Dean Kamen are bringing back the iBOT motorized, stair-climbing wheelchair

Toyota and Dean Kamen are bringing back the iBOT motorized, stair-climbing wheelchair | Discoveries | Scoop.it
There’s no question the iBOT was ahead of its time. In fact, it’s a jarring to see photos from more than a decade and half ago with inventor Dean Kamen..
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The Retirement Cost That 80% of Americans Aren’t Ready For

The Retirement Cost That 80% of Americans Aren’t Ready For | Discoveries | Scoop.it
The vast majority of Americans want to remain in their homes throughout retirement, but a new study finds that 8 in 10 drastically underestimate the cost of getting the in-home help that many will need to make it possible. The latest Genworth Cost of Care study finds that the median rate for a homemaker, who provides full-time help with household tasks, costs a median $3,861 per month, and a full-time home health aide costs a median $3,813 per month. Americans underestimate the costs for these services, the most popular care options, by almost 50 percent.
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Eight advanced tips for Word headers and footers

Eight advanced tips for Word headers and footers | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Susan Harkins shares tips for pushing the header and footer envelope.
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Researcher Demonstrates How to Suck Carbon from the Air, Make Stuff from It

Researcher Demonstrates How to Suck Carbon from the Air, Make Stuff from It | Discoveries | Scoop.it
A novel electrochemical process sequesters carbon in the form of a versatile building material.
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This new “drinkable book” has pages that turn raw sewage into drinking water

This new “drinkable book” has pages that turn raw sewage into drinking water | Discoveries | Scoop.it
One page can purify up to 100 liters (26 gallons) of water.
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Polaroid Zip Instant Photoprinter prints stickers from your phone [REVIEW]

Polaroid Zip Instant Photoprinter prints stickers from your phone [REVIEW] | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Polaroid's $130 Zip Instant Photoprinter prints up your smartphone pics in 2- x 3-inch stickers.
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A $1,000 Day in Paris for $100

A $1,000 Day in Paris for $100 | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Experience a concierge’s idea of the perfect day on the town in Paris, but at a tenth of the price.
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Bondic let’s you weld stuff together with light-sensitive liquid plastic

Bondic let’s you weld stuff together with light-sensitive liquid plastic | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Instead of haphazardly squeezing some adhesive out of a tube, the Bondic system allows you to join two materials together with liquid plastic that hardens under UV light.
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Smartphone Device Detects HIV And Syphilis

Smartphone Device Detects HIV And Syphilis | Discoveries | Scoop.it
A new smartphone accessory can now detect HIV and syphilis. The device is an accessory that takes a blood sample from a tiny finger prick of blood and gives reliable results in fifteen minutes.
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Holiday tipping: Who's expecting a holiday tip this year?

Holiday tipping: Who's expecting a holiday tip this year? | Discoveries | Scoop.it
This holiday season Americans will spend more on tipping than last year, according to a recent Care.com survey.
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The Yosemite tips nobody knows yet!

The Yosemite tips nobody knows yet! | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Headline features are all well and good but it’s the little updates and tweaks that can turn using a new version of Mac OS X into a joyous experience. Below we look at some lesser-known tricks, tips, hints and hacks that might just make easier the transition from OS X Mavericks. We've added five new tips at the end.
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The Yosemite tips nobody knows yet!

The Yosemite tips nobody knows yet! | Discoveries | Scoop.it
Headline features are all well and good but it’s the little updates and tweaks that can turn using a new version of Mac OS X into a joyous experience. Below we look at some lesser-known tricks, tips, hints and hacks that might just make easier the transition from OS X Mavericks.
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