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Joining a new group or activity can be refreshing. It’s one of our few opportunities as adults where there’s an opportunity to make new friends and expand our social and/or intellectual circles; it pushes us out of our comfort zone and exposes us to new people and experiences. In short, it’s great—until it isn’t.…Read more...

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For fans of The Last of Us 2, Naughty Dog’s follow-up to the 2013 Game of the Year winner The Last of Us, part of the fun is the depth of its world. Such a feeling is often limited to open world games, those allowing you to explore freely and interact with virtually anything; but where The Last of Us 2 is…Read more...

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You’ve probably heard, anecdotally, that Jeff Bezos earns your salary in some absurdly short amount of time—but do you know exactly how short? Well, now there’s a tech CEO salary calculator from SimpleTexting that can give you the infuriatingly precise answer. You can also use it to figure out how quickly Elon Musk…Read more...

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With 91 days to go before the November election, there is still so much up in the air. (Who will Joe Biden pick as his running mate? What will voter turnout look like? Will the world end before November?) Some of the biggest questions, though, are around voting by mail. Though some people voted that way in this year’s…Read more...

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Nobody likes a chain letter. And while you’re probably more used to getting annoying spam from friends and loved ones in your inbox, it’s possible that you’ve received quite a few annoying messages forwarded to you on WhatsApp.Read more...

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If you’re still wondering and debating what you’re going to do about school this fall, you’re not alone. For many parents, the deadline to choose among their options—whether it be in-person, all virtual or a hybrid of both—is days away. We’re all weighing the physical risks against mental concerns and the logistical…Read more...

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There are few things more disappointing in the height of summer than pulling a lukewarm beer or spoiled food out of your cooler. Truly keeping food and beverages cold in very hot weather may seem like an impossible task, but it can be done if you pack your cooler strategically. Here’s how to do it.Read more...

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For whatever reason, I held on to my last nonstick frying pan for 12 whole years. I bought it in Florida, moved it to Portland and took it with me when I moved out of my ex-husband’s place. Truthfully, until about a year ago, it was working “fine,” but there is a thin line between fine and annoying. Read more...

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As the country turns its attention to a possible second stimulus check, many Americans are still waiting for the first one. Last week, we covered some ways to chase down your missing payment—but if you’re still having trouble, there may be another option.Read more...

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A Best Buy back-to-school sale on Intel laptops, an array of Samsung Galaxy Active smartwatches, a SteelSeries Arctis 1 gaming headset, a Dyson V6 Absolute cordless vacuum, a Hardside carry-on spinner, and a discounted copy of Batman: The Complete Animated Series lead Tuesday’s best deals. Read more...

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Just because you’re home with your partner, kids, or pets all the time now doesn’t mean you’ve gotten any better at spending time with each other. In fact, the opposite could be true; you might feel like there’s a little too much time being spent together right now. But quantity is not the same as quality, and with…Read more...

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I am very good at taking baths. Haters will say this is not a real skill, but all it takes is one bad bath to appreciate the little details that make a bath great. It’s more than hot water. It’s more than bubbles. A truly great bath takes preparation, planning, and at least two beverages.Read more...

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If you’re trying to dial in your morning brew using a method other than a Keurig pod or a few scoops of grounds in an automatic coffee maker, it can be a challenge to figure out the exact right ratio of ground beans to water. And that’s where a coffee calculator, like this one from Handground, comes in handy. If the…Read more...

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Birds are pretty and interesting to watch—and if you’re lazy, you don’t even need to leave the house to see them. Imagine, as you are ordering takeout some night, you could order nature to just show up at your door. Well, you can. Hang up a bird feeder.Read more...

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Sometimes you want a cinematic YouTube Experience, but the website’s default player sizes leave something to be desired on desktop. Read more...

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Say, for no reason in particular, I wanted to cut my own hair. As evidenced by my dated Kinja avi and my much more recent Twitter profile pic, my hairdo is turning into a hairdon’t. I mean, around this time last year, I was rocking the shaved head look in an effort to grow it back out evenly. Previously, yes, I had an…Read more...

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In a move destined to launch an internet micro-controversy the likes of which we haven’t seen since some people tried to tell other people not to listen to their podcasts at 1.5x speed, Netflix recently announced that it will now let people control the playback speed of its content. The new feature—which the streamer …Read more...

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When you rely on costly prescriptions, few things are more alarming than learning your health insurance no longer covers it—and unfortunately, it happens more often than you may expect. According to new data from GoodRx, 15% of Americans have had at least one prescription dropped from their coverage over the past…Read more...

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It’s the ongoing debate on so many parents’ minds right now, particularly if our school leaders are leaving the decision up to us: Do we let our kids return to the classroom? Do we opt for the school’s all-virtual option, if they offer one? Do we start our own learning co-op? What is often being left out in this…Read more...

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Do you have an onion in your kitchen? Yep, me too. Pop quiz: What farm or distributor did that onion come from? If you can’t answer that question, you should probably throw it out. Read more...

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This week, we’re learning how to improve on our time management skills with help from Tiffany Dufu, Founder and CEO of The Cru. And spoiler alert: effective time management is not about time-blocking, to-do lists, or the Pomodoro Technique. Instead, it’s more about how to get clear about your priorities, how to…Read more...

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America runs on Dunkin’, the commercials tell us. I don’t know if that’s true; market share suggests a greater percentage of America strolls on Starbucks. However, it is certainly true that it’s due to caffeine that America avoids falling asleep during its morning commute (even if that’s now just a walk to the kitchen…Read more...

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This past weekend, my favorite local ice cream shop was promoting its annual batch of giant, homemade apple dumplings with ice cream, as well as extra large Belgian waffle ice cream sandwiches. I have a sweet tooth but a smaller-than-average appetite, which means I usually have to skip something so dense and rich in…Read more...

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