Microsoft Now Lets You Download Windows 7 ISOs with a Valid License

If you don't have your Windows 7 disc handy—but want to create a custom installation, run Windows from a USB drive, or just do a fresh install—you'll need an ISO file of the disc. You used to be able to download them from Digital River's servers, but those links no longer work. Now, Microsoft has a Software Recovery… » 2/25/15 1:30pm Yesterday 1:30pm

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If You Just Got Fired, Use Your Free Time to Develop New (Good) Habits

When you're out of work, your major goal is to get a new job. You can't do that all day long, though. This is a good opportunity to start forming new habits and making them part of your routine—like going to the gym. » 2/22/15 7:00am Sunday 7:00am

The Best Slow Cookers in Every Price Range

Slow cookers are versatile appliances that keep you from dining out as much. You can adapt any recipe to work in a slow cooker, but may not be sure which one to buy. America's Test Kitchen covers the key features and makes some recommendations. » 2/21/15 3:00pm Saturday 3:00pm

Thermos Controls Your Nest From OS X’s Notification Center

Mac: If you have a smart thermostat like the Nest, you can control it from your smartphone with an app or your voice. If you're on a Mac desktop, you've got another option: the notification center with an app called Thermos. » 2/21/15 2:00pm Saturday 2:00pm

Learn Non-Attachment By Getting Rid of One Small Thing Each Day

Many of us get stressed and can't let go of our problems. Buddhism teaches the concept of "non-attachment" to allow us to move on from what's bothering us. Giving up a few material possessions with intention might jump-start the process. » 2/21/15 11:00am Saturday 11:00am