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Why it's not always as simple as TikTok's dating advice 'if he wanted to, he would'

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 13:51

There's one piece of dating advice that I never want to hear ever again: "If he wanted to, he would." 

It's that statement, uttered in a matter-of-fact tone with a shrug, that's all over TikTok at present. And hearing it as I swipe through my For You Page makes me want to hurl my phone out of the nearest window. 

Don't get me wrong, there's definitely a lot of truth to that line. And I'm in no doubt that the intentions behind imparting this nugget of advice are honourable. But, my question is: is it actually helpful? And is it always so simple? 

We've all had moments where we needed a cold hard dose of reality to help us move on from someone who wasn't matching our energy, and wasn't treating us the way we'd like to be treated. When it comes to situations like that, this kind of dating advice can be helpful, if delivered in the right way. But there are also times when someone you really like or love pulls away from you and the last thing you need to hear is that it's because they didn't feel any desire to pursue you. Talk about rubbing salt in the wound.  Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

Apple's brand-new MacBook Pro is $300 off for Black Friday

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 13:47

Save $300: Apple's new MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) is on sale for $2,499 at Amazon for Black Friday.

While Apple is just offering an Apple Store gift card with purchases for Black Friday, other retailers are actually discounting Apple products. Over at Amazon, the brand new MacBook Pro is $300 off.

This laptop has a 16-inch Retina display, Touch Bar and Touch ID, and amazing 1TB storage. It also has an AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics card for fast rendering and uninterrupted playback. The six-speaker sound system is a wow-factor as well.

The new MacBook Pro is the most powerful laptop Apple has ever made and it's a great companion for creatives and anyone who works with large files and needs quick processing. It also has the best battery life of any Apple notebook. Read more...

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Categories: IT General, Technology

SoulCycle's at-home bike is great for Soul diehards

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 13:00
SoulCycle at-home bike $2,500 View Product The Good It's a well-made • sturdy bike. • No at-home bike will do a better job capturing the SoulCycle experience. • It's easy to use and provides a solid workout. • The instructors are • overall • good. • There's no pressure from a numbers-focused workout. The Bad Peloton does a lot better. • It's really • really expensive. • The user interface isn't perfect • Live classes still have some kinks and the class library isn't huge. • It's difficult to track workout performance. The Bottom Line This might be the best option for SoulCycle diehards committed to that unique style of spinning. For others, there might be better, less expensive options. Read more...More about Peloton, Soulcycle, Culture, and Health
Categories: IT General, Technology

Amazon dropped thousands of deals for Black Friday — here are the very best ones

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 12:43

It's Cyber Weekend! Here are the best deals on Amazon left over from Black Friday as of Sat. Nov. 28:

After a weird, month-and-a-half-long limbo period following its rescheduled Prime Day event, Amazon's 2020 Black Friday sale is in full swing — and there's no shortage of good deals, to say the very least. Read more...

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There's no shame in not finishing a video game

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 12:00

Welcome to No Shame November! This week we're diving into the pop culture we love that society tells us we shouldn't.

It’s OK to leave a video game unfinished.

Even if you like it, even if you really want to finish it, it’s OK that you haven’t. It doesn’t make you a failure.

Video games are meant to be entertainment. If a game doesn’t suit your mood, drop it and try again another time. If a game is too difficult, give it a rest for a week, a month, or even a year. If a game bores you, drop it forever.

If you finish one, great! If you get halfway through, or even 90 percent of the way there and stop, also great! Chance are you paid for it, and it’s your choice to do whatever you want with it. Read more...

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You could use a new monitor — here are the best ones for Cyber Weekend

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:07

Here are the best Cyber Weekend deals on monitors as of Nov. 29:

Whether you're a gamer or a work-from-home professional, having a computer monitor to complement your setup is always a plus. They expand your field of view, are more ergonomic than staring down at a laptop screen, and ultimately increase the convenience factor by a lot. 

This Cyber Weekend, a large number of computer monitors are on sale, from high-quality, curved gaming monitors to more basic, budget displays. If you're spending more time on the computer and less time outside as of late (which many of us are), we recommend you consider picking one up for the winter. Read more...

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Tons of air fryers are on sale for Black Friday — here are the best deals

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:05

Here are the best Black Friday deals on air fryers that will let you enjoy healthier versions of your favorite fried foods:

Just because you've had your Thanksgiving meal doesn't mean you're done cooking for the year. Even though you might not want to hear it, we have a full month of 2020 left, and with it, lots more holiday cooking. Make your life a little easier (and healthier) this holiday season with an air fryer. Tons of them are on sale for Black Friday, and we've rounded up all the best deals.  Read more...

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The best Black Friday deals on Ninja Foodi multicookers, air fryers, and more

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:04

Want to give your small kitchen appliances an upgrade? Here are the top Black Friday Ninja Foodi deals as of Nov. 27:

Ninja may be known for powerful blenders, but the Ninja Foodi multicooker with air fryer functionality took the kitchen market by storm when it was released, giving Instant Pot a run for its money. The Ninja Foodi Tendercrisp is a pressure cooker, air fryer, and more all in one device, but it isn't the only Ninja Foodi appliance you should keep your eye on.  Read more...

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The best Dyson Black Friday deals to keep your home (and your hair) beautiful

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:03

Here are the best deals on Dyson products as of 10 a.m. Nov. 28: 

It's okay to ask for Dyson this holiday season, and we won't blame you if you do. The brand, though known for their powerful vacuums, has much more than just floor cleaning devices. Dyson is also a top spot for air purifiers, space heaters and air conditioners, and upscale haircare devices. 

SEE ALSO: All the best robot vacuum deals to shop on Black Friday Read more...

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Best Ring video doorbell deals for Black Friday: From new models to refurbs

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:03

BEST BLACK FRIDAY RING DOORBELL DEALS:

Whether home security is a priority to you or you just don't really like getting up to answer the door, having a Ring video doorbell can be useful (though it's also important to note that their privacy policies are questionable). They boast really helpful features like 1080p video streaming right to your smart devices, mobile notifications, night vision, and more. 

SEE ALSO: Amazon's Ring will now allow users to opt out of all police video requests Read more...

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Upgrade your home theater with these soundbars on sale for Black Friday

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:02

BEST BLACK FRIDAY SOUNDBAR DEALS:

So, you finally bought yourself the nice TV you always wanted — 4K, HDR; the works. But, is your home theater setup truly complete if you're still using your TV's built-in speakers? Maybe, but there's no question that having a soundbar to boost your entertainment audio is the better option, especially if you're an audiophile with a keen ear.

If you're thinking about possibly filling that soundbar-shaped hole in your entertainment center, Black Friday is the time to do it — a ton of great soundbars are heavily discounted for the massive shopping event. Of course, we found all the best deals so you don't have to waste time frantically searching for one.  Read more...

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From Ninja to Vitamix, here are the best Black Friday deals on blenders and food processors

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:01

Here are the best Black Friday blender and food processor deals as of Nov. 28: 

Have you blown up a blender or two? No judgment here. If you're an avid smoothie lover or soup savant, you know that a high-quality blender is essential for silky smooth blending. If your old cheap blender isn't cutting it anymore (or isn't cutting through your frozen fruit anymore) it's probably time for an upgrade. Luckily, this Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and Cyber Weekend), there are tons of deals on blenders, with options from single-serve models to hefty, professional blenders. Read more...

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35 of the best Black Friday deals on massage guns and exercise recovery tools

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:00

Maybe you've been binge-watching Queen Bey's workouts on your Peloton. Maybe you've been working at your kitchen table for the past six months. Either way, it's time to invest in recovery and start taking care of yourself.

From trendy massage guns to full compression sleeves for your legs (which feel amazing by the way), these Black Friday deals will help your rest and recover for a lot less cash than usual. Be sure to add code BFSAVE20 to snag an extra 20% off as you shop.

Best Massage Gun Deals JAWKU Muscle Blaster V2 Cordless Percussion Massage Gun

You don't need the Theragun brand stamped on your massage gun to get a quality product. This premium JAWKU Muscle Blaster V2 Cordless Percussion Massage Gun features five-speed settings, so depending on how sore your muscles are, you can get relief tailored to what you need, fast. Use coupon code BFSAVE20 to score 20% off at checkout, making the price just $207.99 (reg. price, $299). Check it out: Read more...

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5 HD webcams on sale for up to 90% off this Black Friday

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 11:00

If you're tired of looking like a blurry blob on every Zoom call, the problem may be simpler than lighting. It may just be the quality of your computer's camera. The good news is that the solution is just as simple: an HD webcam. 

And if there was ever a perfect time to buy a webcam, now is that time. Get any of the webcams below at their all-time lowest prices for Black Friday — just be sure to enter code BFSAVE20 to save an extra 20% at checkout. 

iPM W10: 1080p Full HD Plug and Play Webcam

This webcam features 1080p Full HD video — and all you have to do is plug it in to get started. It even has a built-in microphone that automatically eliminates background noise, captures sound within five meters, and transmits studio-quality audio so you can get your point made the first time. Normally $59, you can order your iPM webcam for $33.59 with code BFSAVE20. Read more...

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Comic for November 26, 2020

Dilbert - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 08:59
Dilbert readers - Please visit Dilbert.com to read this feature. Due to changes with our feeds, we are now making this RSS feed a link to Dilbert.com.
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Delegate Like a Boss

Havard Management Tip of the Day - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 08:00

It’s frustrating when you try to delegate a project and it doesn’t get done correctly or on time. But it’s not necessarily the other person’s fault — the problem is often in your approach to delegation. You might be either too involved, or not involved enough. If you jump in too early after the handoff, your colleague never has the opportunity to take ownership. On the flip side, you need to provide enough guidance to set the person up for success. So think of yourself as a coach, and ask open-ended questions, such as, “How would our chief competitor respond to this strategy?” Another reason your attempts to delegate may fail is because the recipient lacks initiative or follow-through. In this case, make sure you’ve clearly communicated your expectations. You might share a one-page document that lists top priorities, signals the kind of work you plan to reward, and provides accountability. Finally, be careful about your expectations around timing. You might think a task is “quick,” but you probably didn’t think so the first time you were asked to do it. So ask the other person for a time estimate, and if it doesn’t sound right, ask about their process. Having this conversation early on will help the two of you get on the same page and will save you a headache down the road.

This Tip is adapted from "You’re Delegating. It’s Not Working. Here’s Why.," by Sabina Nawaz

Categories: Management

This is your last chance to secure CyberGhost VPN's Black Friday deal

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 06:35

Save 82%: A three-year subscription to CyberGhost VPN is on sale £1.99 per month for Black Friday, and includes three extra months of coverage for free.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the best times to shop for deal on VPNs, but what are you supposed to do if an offer isn't live throughout the shopping season? Should you jump on a deal or wait for something better?

CyberGhost VPN's impressive Black Friday deal expires at midnight on Nov. 27, but what if something better is just around the corner? CyberGhost VPN could be readying a big deal for Cyber Monday, but waiting would be a risky game to play. Read more...

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This VPN is giving subscribers a free cloud security license for Black Friday

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 06:30

SAVE 82%: A three-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £1.81 per month for Black Friday, and includes a Boxcryptor cloud security license for free.

Brands, retailers, and service providers get all generous at this time of year in a bid to attract Black Friday shoppers. This is great news for you, because you should be able to walk away from this busy shopping season with a great deal.

Most of the leading VPN providers are offering their best deals right now, and Private Internet Access is no different. A three-year subscription to Private Internet Access is on sale for £1.81 per month for Black Friday, and includes a Boxcryptor cloud security license and email breach monitoring for free.  Read more...

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Apple AirPods Pro are on sale for £50 off this Black Friday

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 06:20

SAVE £50: Apple AirPods Pro are on sale for £199 this Black Friday, saving you 20% on list price.

The thing about Apple deals is that they tend to go quickly, especially when deals drop around major shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. That's why you should act quickly to secure the best deal on Apple AirPods Pro this Black Friday.

Apple AirPods Pro are on sale for £199 in Amazon's Black Friday Week event, saving you 20% on list price. You can also find Apple AirPods Pro at the same price on Currys PC World, so it's up to you where you shop.

SEE ALSO: This absolutely stacked gaming bundle is on sale for Black Friday Read more...

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Where to find the best Apple AirPods deal this Black Friday

Mashable - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 06:15

SAVE 22%: Apple AirPods are on sale for £124.49 in Amazon's Black Friday Week sale, and include a charging case (second generation).

When it comes to Apple deals this Black Friday, it's all been fairly quiet. We've had a few iPhone 12 and Apple Watch deals, but nothing too exciting. Things are definitely happening now though, with 22% off Apple AirPods on Amazon.

Apple AirPods are on sale for £124.49 in Amazon's Black Friday Week sale, and include a charging case (second generation). This deal is marginally better than what's on offer from Currys PC World, so it's clear that Amazon is the place to secure the best deal this Black Friday. Read more...

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