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Overwhelmed by Passwords? The One Essential Tip You Need to Know

There’s a lot of advice out there about passwords – how to generate them, store them, manage them. It’s certainly important to get a grip on your passwords – especially after Heartbleed, possibly the greatest vulnerability in Internet history. But for many of us (myself included), the idea of managing ALL those passwords is overwhelming. Here's a little advice...
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TDS TV FAQs and answers

As you might expect, TDS TV customers very frequently have the same questions about how to get the most of their service. Well, we’ve got the answers! Find out how to customize the Program Guide channel list to show just the channels you’d like to display (and nothing you don’t), and learn how to set a series recording so you’re sure to never miss an episode.
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TDS TV Everywhere now available

Great news! TDS TV Everywhere is now available! Now customers can watch movies, shows, and live content all from your mobile device—FOR FREE! All you need is a TDS TV subscription, a high-speed Internet connection and device, and a TDS email address. We tell you how to access all your favorites on 25+ channels.
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What to cook Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day means grilling in my house, which is why I recommend making Lemon Chicken Skewers with a Cool Avacado Sauce for dipping. After all, kabobs are always fun, right? (well, more fun than just a whole chicken breast grilled). They are quite easy and they come out really tender with lots of great flavor!
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Unplugging

We all know we should and yet we stink at it—balancing work and home. The line between professional life and personal life, in many thanks to advances in technology, is becoming thinner and thinner. Staying plugged in can be a good thing for productivity, and yet, if you don’t know how to unplug from your devices and social networks, it can add a lot of stress in your life. Not to fear! PBS MediaShift has some ideas about how to disconnect with ease
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Go grocery shopping on this day of the week

When it comes to grocery shopping, we know it's wise to not to go on an empty stomach, but when should you head to the supermarket to bag the best bargains? Believe it or not, there's actually one day of the week that's better than the rest.
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Is your Facebook activity causing more harm than good?

It's a good question, and one to consider not only about yourself, but also relative to your kids. There have been a number of high-profile news stories lately that underline the need to be careful with your online reputation.
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7 things to do if you’re going to keep using Windows XP after today

Microsoft will end its support for the world’s second most popular operating system today. F-Secure offers seven tips for avoiding trouble if you're going to continue to use Microsoft XP.
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April Fools’ Day jokes to play on your kids

As my kids are 6, 4 and 4 I was looking for some fun pranks to pull on them this year. I found some great ideas thanks to Mike Spohr at BuzzFeed. For 31 awesome April Fools’ Day Pranks Your Kids will Totally Fall For. I've gathered a few of my favorites...
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Is your cell phone causing “tech neck” wrinkles?

Having the latest gadgets may make us feel good but they are apparently giving us a "tech neck." In an age of constantly looking down to our hand-held screens, a new sign of aging is emerging. Clinicians are now noticing that this constant head-down posture is creating creases that ring around patient's necks. This new skin furrow has become the modern sign of aging, but there may be ways to help avoid it.
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