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5 fun games you can play with Facebook's new GIF feature - CNET

Facebook's new option to post GIFs as comments has quickly inspired flurry of creative games people are playing with their friends and followers.

Here are five fun posts that will get everyone in your feed laughing.

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Play Sega, Atari and Nintendo classics on your phone

Whether you miss the good old days, or just appreciate gaming masterpieces, you can get your fix at home, on the train or... anywhere. Many of the classics, or revamped versions of them, can be downloaded to your phone or tablet through Android's Play Store or Apple's App Store.

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Do you wash your sheets enough? Probably not - CNET

In a very short amount of time your sheets get covered with dead skin cells, oils from the skin, saliva and sweat. This can make for a dust mite paradise.

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Is your home too humid? Nest thermostat can help - CNET

Nobody likes humidity. It makes hair frizzy. People with certain medical conditions find it harder to breath when it's humid. It can encourage mold to grow. If you live in a humid area, you may have just learned to deal with it... or plan on moving. Before you give up, give your Nest Learning Thermostat a shot at solving the problem.

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10 rules for writing emails that always get a reply - CNET

This is part of CNET's #adulting series of stories to help you figure out how to live, work and play now that you're all grown up.

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Was your food, cat food or dog food recalled? Here's how to find out ...

Hold up. That yummy food you're about to eat may be trouble. In 2016, there were 764 food recalls in the United States and Canada on everything from milk to chicken nuggets. Some of the foods recalled were contaminated with E. coli, listeria and salmonella. Others contained particulates such as glass, metal, plastic, rubber and wood.

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How to fix and care for the tech in your life - CNET

Phones. Laptops. Tablets. Flat screens. What would we do without all the tech in our lives? These tips will ensure that you never need to answer that question.

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The 7-step laundry system everyone should know

"Laundry Fundamentals" isn't a class that's offered in school. Like cooking or personal finance, it's just one of those things you figure out along the way. Problem is, your self-taught methods might be ruining your wardrobe.

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15 things every new Snapchat user should know - CNET

Think your Snapchat game could use a little work? Here are some tips!

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Botulism: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by toxins released by bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. These toxins are among the most lethal substances known to man, according to the World Health Organization. Even a small amount can be deadly. Fortunately, infection from this type of bacteria is rare.


Don't buy a countertop or portable dishwasher without reading this ...

Don't buy a countertop or portable dishwasher witho...

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Keeping Cool: The Science of Sweat

While sweating, or perspiration, can be embarrassing, it is an important body function. Sweating, and a lack of sweating, can also be a helpful sign that there is something wrong with the body.


Consider this before buying a portable dishwasher - CNET

Consider this before buying a portable dishwasher -...

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How to make DIY slime without using borax - CNET

DIY slime, the homemade goop that's as soothing as a fidget spinner, is most often made with borax. In fact, my first slime recipe used borax as one of the main ingredients.

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Heat Stroke: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Heat stoke is a very serious medical condition that happens when the body overheats and is unable to cool down without external help. It causes at least 240 deaths in the United States each year, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.