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Hacks can be great. We’ve had a whole website dedicated to them for over 15 years, after all. But sometimes, they can be ill-advised or even dangerous, whether because they’ll mess up your toilet or cause a fire. Sometimes, the best way to do things is the old-fashioned way, and that’s the case with a recent viral tip…Read more...

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Venmo is an easy way to send money back and forth to friends, family, and the guy who runs the office fantasy football league. But what if you received a Venmo notification that says you’d received money from someone you don’t know and that you weren’t expecting? Chances are, it’s not an accident or a stroke of luck:…Read more...

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Christmas is a big food day. Cinnamon rolls for breakfast! Liqueur in your coffee! Champagne in your orange juice! Grand roasted meats with crispy potatoes! Gravy to your eyeballs! And do not, under any circumstances, forget the pie. It’s fun, but starting the day with a dense, rich casserole can put a sleepy damper…Read more...

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Chrome is a popular browser for a reason: It’s fast, powerful, and compatible with popular apps, services, and extensions. All that power, though, comes from somewhere, and ends up putting a strain on your RAM. Chrome is a memory hog. Fortunately, there’s now an easy solution to the problem.Read more...

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Holiday parties aren’t complete without snacks, music, and festive drinks. (Oh, and friends too, but back to the drinks.) Selecting the very best holiday drink is essential to seasonal revelry, but so is the equipment. I’m always irritated by how ladles leave behind a good half-inch of quality alcoholic beverage at…Read more...

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Skipping lunch should never be an option, but when you work from home, it’s a little too easy to slide into bad mealtime habits. The ideal WFH lunch has to be quick and easy enough to make between meetings and delicious enough to make taking a break worth your time. These 11 recipes hit all the marks and then some.Read more...

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Most of us don’t think too much about insurance, but we deal with it in just about every aspect of our lives, from health insurance to unemployment insurance, from homeowner’s insurance to auto insurance. But insurance can cover a lot more than this—in fact, most common homeowners insurance covers stuff you might not…Read more...

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When’s the last time a new piece of tech truly amazed you? Tech is all so good these days, it takes something downright disruptive to dazzle and impress anymore. I suspect ChatGPT will do that for you, the chatbot that will answer anything you ask it, or write you anything you can think of. It probably could have…Read more...

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Whether you rent or own your home, a good plunger is essential: You don’t want to be stuck in the middle of the night waiting for a plumber to fix an overflowing toilet or unclog a drain, whether you’re responsible for the repair or not. But you can’t just grab any old plunger off the shelf—there are actually…Read more...

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We all want to do our part to limit the catastrophic consequences of climate change, even if that’s as simple as making more environmentally conscious decisions when we buy our clothes, groceries, and cleaning supplies. Unfortunately, many companies know that consumers are looking for “eco-friendly” options these…Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on lifehacker
The holidays are a season of giving to others, but it’s also an opportunity to give a little something to yourself—that is, the freedom from your insurmountable pile of reusable totes. The thing is, no one else wants more totes, so you have to be sneaky-sweet about it. The best way is to present it as part of an…Read more...

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posted about 14 hours ago on lifehacker
Apple prides itself on being a privacy-first company, and when it comes to devices like iPhone and Mac, that’s true. But Apple’s iCloud backups were tangled in a mess of different encryption standards. Some things on iCloud, like your health data and passwords, are end-to-end encrypted. But a lot of stuff, like your…Read more...

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In the colder weather, especially when the days get shorter, lighting a fire indoors can be a cozy relief from the elements. If you have a wood stove, you could be using it as your primary or secondary source of heat, so keeping a fire burning is not only pleasant but necessary. But all that dry heat from the fire can…Read more...

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posted about 15 hours ago on lifehacker
As unlikely as it is to happen, every parent can imagine the horror and helplessness they would feel if they discovered their child had been kidnapped. The rush of emotions you’d experience—especially if you received a call from your child begging you for help—might overwhelm you, leading you to act rashly and do…Read more...

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This week’s look at the secret world of kids and teenagers sees us examining a dubious TikTok orthodontic trend, singing songs about poop, and enjoying the absolutely delightful teen show Wednesday. Strap in.Read more...

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posted about 16 hours ago on lifehacker
Snow days almost bring as much joy to a child as Christmas morning. And as kids and parents anxiously watch the news to see if the weather might cause a school day cancelation, there are two measurements you might hear that sound the same: snowfall and snow depth. But you might have different numbers for each. Let’s …Read more...

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When it comes to tricking yourself into saving more money, think like a squirrel. Just like squirrels bury nuts to prepare for winter, we can squirrel money in order to prepare for economic dry spells. And while we’re taking money lessons from squirrels, they crucially don’t store all their bounty in one place. Read more...

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I bought my first food processor while I was still in college, working towards a chemistry degree that would get far less use than the appliance. One of the first things I made was a batch of Easy Oreo truffles, which impressed all of my lab mates and required a mere three ingredients—cookies, cream cheese, and some…Read more...

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With winter holidays and the new year quickly rolling in, I think it’s safe to say, it’s officially party time. Whether you’re hosting or contributing snacks, these occasions require a strong rotation of hors d’oeuvres. For December holidays, and beyond, savory choux puffs are an easy and versatile appetizer,…Read more...

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Long gone are the days of driving to the mall, battling crowds, and fighting tooth and nail for the last toy on the shelf. Holiday shopping is all online now, and that presents new varieties of stress. How do you know if you’re getting the best deal? Has this item been cheaper in the past? Are you missing out on extra…Read more...

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You probably know space heaters can be dangerous and have to be used very carefully, so the appeal of a TikTok hack for making your own heater might stem from an interest in avoiding a fire hazard. Unfortunately, the DIY heater is dangerous itself and after a fire in England was attributed to the trick, fire officials…Read more...

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is voluntarily recalling about 62,000 Jeep Wrangler 4xe electric hybrid SUV vehicles for an unknown engine shut-down issue, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).Read more...

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If you’re road-tripping this holiday season and really want to get in touch with America, forget about the “approved” attractions along the way—your Mount Rushmores, your Yellowstones—and hit up these 11 strange and wondrous tourist spots instead. Each wonder offers a unique, not-officially-sanctioned look into a…Read more...

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You probably don’t look forward to cleaning the dripped mashed potatoes, gravy, and soup from your poor fridge. But there’s a way to make that clean-up a lot simpler, and all you need is cling wrap.Read more...

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