This online training makes spreadsheets a breeze

Spreadsheet proficiency isn't just a box to check off on your resume. It's the number one time-saver for any data entry job, human resources manager, inventory specialist or countless other crucial office positions. Don't waste time tinkering with Excel or Google Sheets on your own. Learn both, backward and forwards, with The Excel & Google Sheets Mastery Bundle.

Both sections of this comprehensive online course are designed for beginners, but they don't skimp on teaching expert-level tricks of the trade. Access more than 35 hours of lessons and examples, and you'll be guided through the basic functions of the two most popular spreadsheet tools in no time. Before long, you'll be automating tasks, customizing your own formats and writing macros and formulas that will cut your workflow exponentially. In short, you'll spend less time working on spreadsheets and learn how to put them to work for you.

Grab The Excel & Google Sheets Mastery Bundle: Lifetime Access for a discounted $19 today. Read the rest

Get whiter teeth after just one of these charcoal treatments

Drop by just about any health store and you'll hear raves about charcoal's curious and newfound properties as a sponge for the body's toxins. Turns out its beauty benefits are just as miraculous. The NUOVAWHITE Charcoal Teeth Whitening System uses charcoal as the active ingredient for a treatment that will visibly make your pearlies pearlier after just one go.

NUOVAWHITE works with Blue LED Light technology and specially treated whitening charcoal to brighten your smile. And it doesn't just improve the looks: The treatments actually bolster and restore your existing tooth enamel in the process. It's the safest treatment around - FDA compliant, cruelty-free and even completely kosher.

If all this sounds good enough to double up, then grab the NUOVAWHITE Charcoal Teeth Whitening System: 2-Pack for $27.99 Read the rest

Check out these 6 useful portable gadgets

So much for the Swiss Army Knife. Modern life is filled with little emergencies we never thought we'd have 20 years ago. Let technology come to the rescue once again with these innovative, on-the-go widgets. Even collectively, they take up so little space in your pocket you'll forget they're there - except when you need them.

UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlight: 2-Pack

Whether you're broken down on the road or deep into a forest trail, these workhorse flashlights put that keychain penlight to shame. These lightweight aluminum torches have three power-saving modes to ensure a long life for the single AA battery, but they ramp up to a one-mile range if you really need to shine. The adjustable zoom makes them equally ideal for exploring caves or the crannies of an overheating engine.

Buy now: UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlight: 2-Pack for $11.99.

 

Nix Mini Color Sensor

If you've ever tried to match swatches to an existing paint job, you know the humbling limitations of the human eye. Here's where Nix comes in. Scan any surface, save it to a phone or tablet and the software will match it to one of 31,000 shades from any leading paint brand or to the exact RGB, HEX, CMYK or LAB color. See why CNET called this the #1 Paint Color Matching Tool.

Buy now: Nix Mini Color Sensor at a 30% discount of $69.

 

Twisty Glass Mini

Say hello to your new best friend. The even more petite companion to the popular Twisty Glass Blunt is here, with a valuable upgrade in the 50% smaller cherry. Read the rest

Build next-level websites the hands-on way

Big or small, all companies need a web presence. And we're talking more than a landing page and a couple of links to social media. Format is the go-to tool that gives business leaders full control of their digital storefront, and if you want proof, you're in luck: A 1-year subscription to Format Pro is 65% off at $49.99.

You'll dive in quickly with a drag-and-drop interface and a full library of flexible layouts that are fully compatible for web or mobile. Once you're up, Format Pro makes things easy to maintain with the ability to sell products directly through the site, a proofing tool, and a free Format Galleries app for managing images. Unlimited bandwidth, Google Analytics support, Adobe Lightroom integration - this platform has all the tools you need to launch and keep rising.

Get Format Pro's 1-Year Subscription now for $49.99 and give your work the virtual showcase it deserves. Read the rest

Got designs on a design career? Learn the ropes quick.

Whether you're designing for print or digital, a modern career in graphic design requires more than just an eye for a decent font. Professionals in this fast-growing, artistic field need to be just as nimble with the latest software as any tech worker. If you want to learn graphic design, The Complete Learn To Design Bundle teaches all the relevant tools in one comprehensive series.

In this eight-course bundle, you'll tackle and master all the essential Adobe programs — inDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator CC — and move on to apply those layouts with tutorials in the essentials of web design and development. You'll be able to create innovative user interfaces with Sketch, SVG web animations and build websites top-down with Bootstrap 4. In short, it'll check all the boxes on a complete designer's resume.

That's more than 60 hours of training for $39. Pick up The Complete Learn To Design Bundle and get creating. Read the rest

Attend art school the easy way

Whether you're looking at art for a career, a passion or (ideally) both, the only way to learn is by doing. And thanks to online learning, there's an easy way to make sure you're doing it right. The Fundamentals of Drawing Bundle brings a studio full of established painters, portrait artists, and illustrators to your desktop, armed with all the techniques you'll need to jump-start your art career.

The opening tutorials in the 7-course pack lay out the fundamentals for any beginner - pencil grip, light lines and texture. Then you'll progress through classes that focus on shading, portraiture (both human and animal), and figure drawing. You'll even learn the specific secrets that top comic book artists use to create world-renowned heroes that leap off the page.

That's more than 35 hours of content, lessons, and lectures for $39 - much less than the cost of the individual courses. Sharpen that pencil and grab The Fundamentals of Drawing Bundle today. Read the rest

These invisible earplugs are a concertgoer's guardian angel

That persistent ringing in your ears after a long night at the club or a marathon concert? It's not just an annoyance. It's a warning. Tinnitus is no joke, and long exposure to sound levels over 85 decibels can permanently damage your ears. But if you really love the music, make sure you can listen as long as possible with EarDial: The Invisible Smart Earplugs for Live Music.

Made of transparent, hypoallergenic silicone, EarDial plugs won't stand out like other colored earplugs, thereby eliminating the stigma of being "that" guy or gal at the club. And that's not all they eliminate: The high-fidelity noise filter blocks out dangerous frequencies without sacrificing sound quality. The companion phone app measures the volume wherever you are, letting you know how long you can safely party with or without the EarDials. They store safely in a durable aluminum case, and you'll get an extra dose of good vibes knowing you're not the only one protected. For every purchase, EarDial donates 5% of profits to charities that support those suffering from hearing loss. Get the EarDial Invisible Smart Earplugs now for a 39% discount of $19.99. Read the rest

Learn CAD and 3D printing from top Makers

When it comes to the relatively new world of 3D printing, the possibilities are limitless - so much so that it's hard to know where to begin. So here's a good start: The CAD & 3D Printing eBook Bundle By Make:. Since 2005, Make: Magazine has been the primary resource for that particularly techie group of artists and artisans known as Makers. This new eBook bundle distills the best tips from Makers worldwide into a library that will get you inspired from the moment you get that printer or CAD machine out of the box.

Beginners guides will take you through your first fabrications, and you'll quickly move on tackle "best of" projects from the Make: archives and learn your way around time-saving modeling tools like Fusion 360.

Whether your aim is art, commerce or both, the ideas in this library will take you there. Pick up The CAD & 3D Printing eBook Bundle By Make: on sale now for $19.99. Read the rest

Mailstrom declutters your inbox with smart sorting tools

Right up there with your Twitter feed and Mr. Coffee machine, our email inboxes are among the first things we check in the morning. And, no matter how diligent we are about managing them, there's always a mountain of clutter waiting for us when we start our day. We could all use some organizational help, and Mailstrom Pro might be the solution. Lifetime subscriptions are on sale for $59.99 today.

Mailstrom is the email management app that identifies and organizes bundles of related mail, allowing you to easily sort, manage, and delete massive swathes of emails at a time. You can unblock unwanted senders and unsubscribe from old lists with a single click, and Mailstrom's lifetime subscription extends to up to 20 of your email accounts giving you plenty of coverage.

A lifetime subscription to Mailstrom Pro normally retails for $999.75, but you can sign up today for $59.99. Read the rest

Why you should add an ITIL certification to your resume

As today's businesses grow, so too do their IT needs. That's why demand (and pay) is high for experts who can keep these businesses online. Now, demand alone won't get your foot in the door, as employers expect you to bring some certifications to the table that validate your skills. There are plenty of certifications out there, but choosing ITIL could take you further in your career. The Ultimate ITIL Certification Training Bundle can help you get certified, and it's on sale for $49.

ITIL is a set of detailed practices for IT service management that focuses on merging IT services with the needs of business. By introducing ITIL practices into a workplace, you can better help a business create cost-effective practices, manage risk, and ultimately build a more stable yet scalable operation. This collection features 14 courses on the IT service lifecycle, operational support, and other ITIL concepts. In addition to getting valuable ITIL knowledge, each course will reward you with PDUs that you can then use to qualify to take the necessary certification exams.

The Ultimate ITIL Certification Training Bundle usually retails for $3,499, but you can get it through the Boing Boing shop for $49. Read the rest

7 tools to upgrade your productivity

Between your work, emails, family, and friends, you've got a lot of responsibilities on your plate and hardly any time to tend to them all. Thankfully, you don't have to go at them alone. From task managers to smart calendars, we've found 8 of the best productivity tools to help you stay on top of your to-dos, and they're all on sale for a limited time.

1. Pagico 8

MSRP: $50

Sale Price: $19 (62% off)

Pagico is a one-stop app that helps turn all of your tasks, notes, and projects into beautiful interactive flowcharts, making it easy to see what's on your plate and schedule accordingly. You can focus on current to-dos with the today view, search hundreds of projects using the powerful tag browser, and much more in Pagico's streamlined interface.

2. BusyCal 3

MSRP: $49.99

Sale Price: $19.99 (60% off)

When your default calendar app won't cut it, BusyCal is there to keep you on track. This smart calendar is loaded with time-saving features, like smart filters and custom views, and integrates with all the leading cloud services, including iCloud, Google, Exchange, and more.

3. Timelinr Personal Plan: Lifetime Subscription

MSRP: $1,710

Sale Price: $49.99 (97% off)

With the ability to create high-level roadmaps and track tasks for any project, Timelinr lets you organize your ideas and turn them into calculated plans fast. Timelinr's SimulCollab™ feature makes it easy to keep your team in the loop with any changes you make along the way, and you can enjoy unlimited timelines and sharing as well. Read the rest

Make writing painless with a Cambridge tutor's guide

Do your college essays still give you nightmares? You're not alone. A blank page or screen can be a terrifying sight, but a University of Cambridge tutor's new course can help you hit that keyboard with confidence.

Dr. Clare Lynch has de-mystified academic writing and communication for students, business executives and government officials worldwide, and that experience is packed into her comprehensive course Writing With Impact: Writing That Persuades. Whether you're looking to present your best self in a business proposal, cover letter or blog, Lynch's examples will clear the path to winning prose. Over 4 hours of training, you'll develop your voice and confidence as a writer and learn valuable persuasion techniques that professional writers use. Whether you're writing outreach emails or commerce posts, you'll be able to improve your writing skills and get better results.

This course is only $9.99 when you enroll today. Read the rest

The Stormtrooper Robot Vacuum is the droid you're looking for

One great use of the Force is chores - telekinetically, of course. Samsung may not exactly be the Force, per se, but they are at least making vacuuming a whole lot easier and more fun. Their POWERbot Star Wars Limited Edition Stormtrooper Robot Vacuum is just too cute not to order around.

Like Samsung's standard POWERbot, this geeky-clean version has an easy out-of-the-box set-up and charges up at a wall unit that plugs into a standard outlet. But power it on, and you'll instantly feel like Vader lording it over the troops. The Stormtrooper Robot Vacuum fires up with an enthusiastic "Let's go!" before launching into the "Star Wars" theme as it crawls along your soon-to-be clean floor. Armed with a Full View 2.0 sensor, it tracks down dirt as doggedly as the real thing tracks down rebels, moving easily under couches and grabbing particles in corners that other, circular vacuums can't. It detects different surface types and can optimize its suction accordingly. It even responds to commands in an appropriately Imperial way ("Freeze" for stop, for instance).

At a discounted $372, it's the nerdiest way to keep your floors spotless. Read the rest

Learn coding today with this extensive bundle

Whether you're heading for a career as a web developer or designer, the road is wide open. Careers in tech won't be slowing down anytime soon, but it's important that you keep up. Enter the Complete Learn to Code Masterclass Bundle.

An invaluable resource for beginners or budding pros, the bundle teaches must-know development and programming tools in 9 courses. You'll cover essentials like C++, HTML and JavaScript and comprehensive classes even make PHP frameworks such as Laravel look easy. Dedicated classes tackle bleeding-edge tools like C# 7 and .NET from their basics to the latest features. And you'll learn how to get the most out of your data-crawling with Python. Git, Google Go - they're all here in a package that allows you access to more than 72 hours of real-world examples and tutorials.

For $39, it's all inclusive and a major discount from the price of the individual classes. Read the rest

This globe decanter serves up your spirits

Sipping on whiskey is already a sophisticated experience, but that doesn't mean you can't kick it up a notch. A perfect addition to your desk or home bar, the Eravino Whiskey Globe Decanter features a beautifully etched map on the surface and an eye-catching glass ship inside, bringing an entirely new level of class to your top shelf drinks. You can get it on sale today for $24.99.

This decanter can store up to 30 ounces of bourbon, whiskey, scotch, vodka or other spirits inside and comes with a tight-fitting glass knob to maintain freshness. The decanter makes for an impressive sight as your spirit's waves crash against the glass ship inside when you pour a drink, and you can easily place it anywhere thanks to the included hardwood stand.

The Eravino Whiskey Globe Decanter retails for $55.99, but you can get it on sale today for $24.99 in the Boing Boing Store. Read the rest

This DIY drone kit teaches you STEM skills

Gone are the days when you needed to pore over a 400-page physics textbook to learn about weight ratios, aerodynamics, and all of those other STEM concepts that let us take to the skies. Thanks to Force Flyers' DIY Building Block Drones, you can foster your STEM knowledge as you build and fly your own functional drone. You can get one on sale today for $42.99.

Compatible with your favorite toy building blocks, these DIY drone packs have you experiment with STEM concepts as you create and customize your own flying or driving machine. The drones boast a responsive 6-axis gyro, giving you enhanced control, and they're even capable of executing 360° stunt flips. Plus, with auto-stabilization and a durable ABS plastic construction, these kits are a safe pick for novice pilots.

Force Flyers' DIY Building Block Drone packs come in a variety of styles, like police, army, and firefighter, and they're all on sale today for $42.99 each. Read the rest

Build a career in IT with this MCSE certification training

As more companies leverage cloud technology to unite and streamline their operations, the need for capable IT pros increases. But, as any IT guru will tell you, demand alone won't get your foot in the door to this lucrative field. If you want to cash in on the demand and build a thriving IT career, you'll need to prove you have what it takes by certifying your skills. To this end, the Ultimate MCSE Certification Training Bundle can get you started, and it's on sale now for $49.

This 4-course collection covers the concepts and skills you'll need to master in order to ace the MCSA: Window Server 2016 and MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certification exams, major stepping stones to netting a high-level salary as a cloud professional. You'll develop skills in networking, remote access technologies, securing servers, and more as you prep to ace the requisite exams on your first try.

The Ultimate MCSE Certification Training Bundle usually retails for $1,196, but you can get it on sale today for $49. Read the rest

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