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Items should consist of at least two paragraphs.

The first should be a "teaser" paragraph. This paragraph will be automatically published in our RSS feed. It should state the nature of the find and the benefits without mentioning the product name or providing a product link. For example:

"For months I've been looking for a good way of deleting 'undeletable' files. Finally I've discovered a free utility that does the job reliably and simply."

The second paragraph should at the very least, expand the benefits, name the product and provide a product link. For example:

"Unlocker is a tiny 230KB utility that works with Windows 2000 and XP. Vista users are out of luck. Just right click on the 'undeletable file', select 'Delete with Unlocker' from the context menu and next time you boot the file will be gone for good."

You can have a third paragraph if you wish; indeed as many as you like. However there must at least be a second paragraph after the opening "teaser" paragraph.

Download 200+ Free Google Slides and PowerPoint Templates

Slidemania free PowerPoint and Google Slides templates

Slidesmania has over 200 Google Slides and PowerPoint templates that you can download and use for free in all your projects.

Slidesmania is a site dedicated to providing a wide range of creative and high quality free templates to use in PowerPoint or Google Slides.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Iceland Snow Beach

This week’s wallpaper is an image of Hofn Austurland beach in Iceland.
Low ocean waves wash up on a dark sand beach. Snow clad rocky hills rise up from the water under skies that are shades of blue, light to dark. Icons show up well against this background.

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Search Word Origins With This Online Etymology Dictionary

Online Etymology Dictionary

This online etymology dictionary is a terrific resource to find reliable accounts of the origin and history of English words, phrases, and idioms.

With over 50,000 entries, the Online Etymology Dictionary has enough etymological content for both academic and general interest. It’s accessible enough to be used by anyone.

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Radio Paradise – Eclectic Ad Free Internet Radio

Radio Paradise Internet Radio

Curated a by a real human DJ, Radio Paradise offers high quality sound with no ads or subscriptions.

Radio Paradise is an eclectic, commercial free blend of modern and classic rock, world music, electronica, even a bit of classical and jazz that flows together in a way that makes sense harmonically, rhythmically, and lyrically.

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Get Easy Access to Frequently Used Symbols Not on Your Keyboard

Symbolology copy and paste keyboard characters

Copy and paste commonly used symbols that aren’t on your keyboard using this convenient web page.

Symbololology is a one page site with many commonplace symbols (keyboard characters) that aren't on your keyboard.

It's easy to use, click the symbol to copy it and paste it into whatever you’re working on.

The symbols are divided into these categories:

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Easily Make GIFs From Your Computer Screen

ScreenTto Gif

This small utility is a screen, webcam and sketchboard recorder with an integrated editor. Record, edit and export parts of your PC screen and save them as a GIF or video.

ScreenToGif captures selected areas of your screen, webcam or live drawings from a sketchboard which can be saved as an animated GIF, Apng, video, image, PSD or ScreenToGif project.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colima Volcano Eruption at Night

This week’s wallpaper shows the Colima Volcano in Mexico erupting at night. It’s a powerful night explosion with lightning, ballistic projectiles and incandescent rock falls. A lightning bolt pierces the night sky as a column of swirling ash erases the stars in its path. The image was captured by Sergio Tapiro,  National Geographic 2017 Travel Photographer of the Year.

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Download Over 8 Million Transparent PNG Images for Free

PNGTAB free transparent PNG images

If you use transparent PNGs and are looking for a site where you don’t have to filter for image types, this site may be just what you’re looking for.

PNGTAB hosts over 8 million transparent PNG images that are free to download for personal use. There are photos, icons, logos, words and phrases, illustrations and more.

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