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Want To Make Better Decisions? HelpMyDecision.com Is Here To Help

"We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us" - Ken Levine. Whether it's moving to a new city, taking up a job offer or even quitting to start your own business, at some point in our lives we'll have to make difficult choices. How do we know which is the right choice for us - the one that will bring us happiness and success instead of doom and peril? Alright, we might have been a bit dramatic there. On a more serious note, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell , truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking. Helpmydecision.com is a great, free online tool we discovered that will help you distill the considerations important to you, when making a tough decision.

The Best Internet Speed Tests 2015

The Internet is all about speed and while we've come a long way from the dark dial-up days of 33.6 kbps and 56 kbps, it could be even faster still. One of the most common complaints we hear is that the actual speed we get is much slower than what was subscribed for from the Internet Service Provider. Now, there could be a whole host of reasons for the slow speeds such as modem and router issues, problems with a specific website and throttling by your ISP. The first step to solving the problem is always to test your speed and find out where you stand.

Eye Test - Online Games To Check Your Color Vision

Color blindness  or Color Vision Deficiency, is a condition that affects many more men than women. An estimated 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women (0.5%) are color blind. Contrary to its name, 99% of all colorblind people are not really color blind but color deficient. It's a big misconception that color blind people see the world in black and white or greyscale. If you are affected by color blindness, you would see less colors than someone without the condition, but not none.

Urinalman.com - A Site To Rate Your Urinal Etiquette

It's a feeling that all guys are familiar with - the awkwardness at the urinal. You step into the toilet and quickly scan the scene, spotting 2 available urinals, but you're unsure which one to pick. Our usual advice would be to go for a toilet cubicle or turn around and leave but sometimes there are either no available cubicles and you can't hold it in any longer.

10 Not So Well Known Google Chrome Tips You Need To Know

With an estimated 1 billion users , Google's Chrome browser is the undisputed king of browsers at the moment, in 2015. That said, many users aren't familiar with some of the basic features and cool things that Chrome allows you to do. Here are ten not so well known Chrome tips that we feel every user should know. Now, you could keep them to yourself and feel smug every time a noob comes to you for help, but we hope you share them so that everyone can have a better surfing experience. With that said, here are ten tips we feel every Chrome user should know:     1. Convert units directly in the Omnibox So first things first. You must be wondering what is this " Omnibox "? Well the Omnibox is the fancy name for the Google Chrome's address bar. It is similar to a traditional browser address bar, but it also allows you to perform other functions such as " search ", calculations and conversions as well as we shall see. Let's say we want to fi

Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions

Google's Chrome Internet browser is terrific and it's no surprise that it's the number one browser in the United States. According to the government's Digital Analytics Program (DAP) , in the first quarter of 2015, around 34.7% of all visitors to government websites used Chrome . That said, if you're not using Chrome extensions, then you're not taking full advantage of the capabilities that Chrome has to offer. To help you narrow down your selection from the thousands (literally) of extensions out in the Google Webstore , here are our Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions that will completely change your browsing experience.

What Is the Difference Between a Modem and a Router?

Although they are two of the most common PC networking equipment around, many people are still confused between a modem and a router. If you're not sure whether you need a router to connect to the Internet or why you can't surf wirelessly with your brand new modem, read on!

[Buyer's Guide] Top 5 Cable Modems For 2017

By now, we're sure you know that renting a modem from your ISP is a terrible idea and that buying your own modem makes a lot more sense. One question many readers had after reading our follow-up article on things to look out for when buying your own modem is which one would we recommend? While there are thousands of modems out there, we narrowed down our top 5 based on the following criteria:

Microsoft Home Use Program: Purchase MS Office for $10

Do you find the cost of buying Microsoft Office a little prohibitive for home use? We feel exactly the same way so we're excited to inform our readers on the terrific Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP) which we used recently to purchase a copy of Microsoft Office 2013 for US$10 instead of US$135. If your university or company has a contract with Microsoft, this will work for you!