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You can start exploring your family tree on Ancestry for free right now

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Ever felt curious about your genealogy and ancestry? Want to know where you came from, how your family tree stacks up, and if you have any relatives out there that you don’t know about? Of course, we’re boiling it down to just the basics here because there’s so much more you can learn about yourself and your history, but the point is, now’s the perfect time to take the leap. Ancestry® is offering a 14-day free trial to help you get started on your personal history journey. In case that wasn’t clear, you can try the platform for 14 days, totally free. There’s no promotional code needed. Just sign up on Ancestry as a new subscriber, and you’ll get your 14 days. You’ll get direct and accurate insights from your DNA, including ethnicity, personal traits, family history, and so much more. It’s like cracking open an egg to peer inside, only you’re taking a look at your entire lineage. It’s certainly exhilarating, and if you’ve ever been curious about where you come from and knowing your origin story, well, here’s your chance.

Why you should try Ancestry and explore your lineage

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If you’ve ever been curious about where you come from, and we mean where you really come from, as far back as you can go, this is your time to shine. With , and through the Ancestry platform, you can find the stories that led to you. From family history records to special DNA features — like ethnicity — to personal inheritance, traits, and beyond, there are few limits to what you can learn and see about your family’s history. You can even see if your ancestors were featured in print newspapers in the past. How cool is that?

Explore the origins of your last name, find out what your ancestors were like and how they lived, or start an entire family tree tracing back your roots, it’s all up to you. Imagine finding an uncle, cousin, or even sibling.

Normally, you’d have to pay to get started, but Ancestry has activated a 14-day trial for all new customers. It means you can head on over there and start exploring your history for no cost. Plus, after that trial, you’ll save up to $60 on the first six months of your membership. What does it entail? You’ll be able to make discoveries on Ancestry about your history, special collections, and records. You’ll also learn from something called “Ancestry Hints,” which provides you with quick, customized searches and info on your family tree — helping you to expand your personal knowledge. You can also organize, preserve, and share your family tree online, and access advanced tools, like the option to upload photos, anecdotes, and stories.

You’ll be able to connect with millions of other Ancestry members to collaborate. For example, you can ask for help during your searches, share ideas, make discoveries together, and even find relatives that you never knew you had. We’re barely scratching the surface here, there’s so much more. But for now, the most important thing to take away is that you can get started today for free. There’s no reason not to, you can learn a lot about yourself and your family, and honestly, you never know what you’ll find! How exciting.

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Managing a small business takes extensive organizational skills as you try to work with what you have available, which may be constrictive and limited, especially compared to some of your bigger, more notable competition. You couldn't ever hope to keep up with big business, right? That may have been the case at one time, but the market is now rich with tools and solutions that can help you compete on the big stage.

Enter stage left, Google Workspace, a universal suite of productivity tools you probably already know about but may not be using yet. It allows you to organize, communicate, and collaborate smarter and more efficiently than ever through a collection of work-related applications. Email, a calendar and scheduling, document and file storage, productivity and organizational tools like spreadsheets are all here under one roof and accessible from virtually anywhere. The goal is to streamline how you work and deliver a holistic and scalable solution that's ready to grow with you and your business. Let's take a closer look at why you should consider Google Workspace, including how you can get premium access to the suite to try it for 14 days today for free.

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These Razer Blade discounts for Amazon Gaming Week are rogue-like
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Ahead of Amazon Gaming Week in May, Razer is offering some incredible deals on its Blade series of gaming laptops. Amazon's Gaming Week celebration, if you're not familiar with it, is filled with deals and promotions for all types of gamers, from the avid streamer and competitive PC gamer to console aficionados and beyond. Razer's deals, specifically, are some of the best for PC gamers looking to upgrade their gaming setups for the latest titles. Take , for instance, that drops the price by $700 to $2,300. It has a 15-inch QHD+ 240Hz display, an Intel Core i7 13800H processor, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070, and a 2TB solid-state drive. That's plenty of power packed inside to play the latest games on high or above with stable framerates, plenty of storage to download and install a few big titles, and a price that won't empty your bank account. I highly recommend browsing to see what deals Razer has available, you won't regret it.

 
What else is discounted for Razer's Gaming Week sale
Okay, so I know it's technically Amazon Gaming Week, but these Razer deals are firmly in the category of "best in class" for discounts on PC gaming laptops, so I'm giving them a call out. You can expect to save anywhere from $400 to $700 on these powerful laptops in the Razer Blade series, from the Blade 14 to the Blade 18. Also, they all feature the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, offering a ton of power to play the latest titles like Helldivers 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Dragon's Dogma 2, and more.

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Anker SOLIX X1 offers effective solar power storage for your home backup
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A major challenge of solar power as a primary energy source is that, as abundant as it is, it's not always available. Solar systems do not generate energy at night, obviously, but energy production is reduced during overcast, dark, or stormy days. Moreover, other factors can affect energy production, like the cleanliness or condition of the solar panels and the amount of sunlight they get during the day -- which can be influenced by the sun's location in the sky or where the panels are installed -- and much more. It simply means that to use solar energy systems effectively, you need some kind of storage device to preserve energy for use during the off-hours. While several products on the market do this, the X1 from Anker SOLIX is one of the most intriguing and powerful solar energy storage systems we’ve seen.

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