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If it feels like there are a lot more commercials on network TV these days, it’s not just because you’ve become accustomed to ad-free Netflix. A thread on AVS Forum from 2013 found that TBS sped up episodes of Seinfeld by 7.5 percent to air more ads. The clip that shows a side-by-side comparison of the TBS episode and…Read more...

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Deadspin Report: Oh Shit, Kyrie Irving Doesn’t Want To Play With LeBron Anymore | The Muse Is There Literally 1 Person in the World Who Wants This 9/11 Movie? | Fusion White Lady From Hell Moves to Harlem, Immediately Goes to War Against Ice Cream | The Root R. Kelly, Usher, Kevin Hart: I Suspected. But What Was I…Read more...

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It seems that ice cream has become increasingly about the optics. It’s not enough to have a simple scoop in a cone; it has to be in the mouth of a fish, or come with a whole slice of pie. Ice cream rolls fit in with the visually arresting crowd, but there’s an elegant simplicity to them that these other Instagram-able…Read more...

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posted about 18 hours ago on lifehacker
You have a splitting headache, but the only medicine you have expired six months ago. Should you take it or toss it out? The jury’s still out, but a recent ProPublica investigation found that most medicines still work beyond their marked expiration dates, though it stopped short of recommending that consumers go ahead…Read more...

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Didn’t you think Mark Zuckerberg is tall? According to a 2010 New Yorker profile, he’s “only around five feet eight, but he seems taller, because he stands with his chest out and his back straight, as if held up by a string.” Wired writer Graham Starr thinks Zuck seems tall for another reason: He stages his photos to…Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on lifehacker
Seasoning cast iron with flaxseed oil isn’t super new—Sheryl Canter first wrote about it on her blog seven years ago—but it has some serious fans. Both Cook’s Illustrated and The Kitchn are believers, with the former saying it created “a sheer, stick-resistant veneer, that even a run through our commercial dishwasher…Read more...

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posted about 20 hours ago on lifehacker
For most of us thinking of taking up a new workout routine, hobby, or side project, just getting started is often the biggest barrier to entry. What kind of gear do I need? What’s the etiquette in the boxing gym? Will I mess up horribly, injure myself, ask an obvious question, or otherwise look ridiculous? Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on lifehacker
Paul Manafort, a former Trump advisor, is being investigated for money laundering, the Wall Street Journal reported late yesterday. Awful, just awful, you may be thinking, but also, what is money laundering? Read more...

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posted about 21 hours ago on lifehacker
Happy weekend, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This weekend I’m headed to the coast, and updating a classic, kitschy cocktail for the Pacific Northwest.Read more...

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posted about 22 hours ago on lifehacker
For those who don’t want to run back and forth across the parks to collect paper Fastpass tickets, Disneyland has launched a digital version of the system: Maxpass. For $10 a day (or $75 a year for those with an annual pass), guests with the Disneyland app can make Fastpass reservations on their phones and access …Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on lifehacker
Your credit can impact everything from your bills to your car loan to your ability to land the apartment of your dreams, so you should probably know what your credit looks like. If you’re not sure how to go about getting a copy of your score or report, we’ve got you covered.Read more...

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posted about 23 hours ago on lifehacker
Five years ago, Verge reporter Adi Robertson implanted a magnet in her finger. Now the magnet has faded, and so has the fervor around this kind of elective biohacking. While technology for the disabled continues to make impressive progress, with cochlear implants and sophisticated prosthetics, it’s still nowhere near…Read more...

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posted about 24 hours ago on lifehacker
Every week on our podcast, The Upgrade, we end by chatting about small improvements we’ve made in our lives in the past week, things like quitting sugar, tracking our (excessive) smartphone use, and even soundproofing against upstairs neighbors.Read more...

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Philips Wake-Up lights have long been one of our readers’ favorite products, but now Vansky is making its own version for a lot less money.Read more...

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Interesting news out of the Netherlands: A team of researchers tracked nearly 85,000 women through their pregnancies and beyond, and found that self-esteem in pregnant women and new mothers fluctuates: It dips during the 30th week of pregnancy, rises until the child is six months old, and then declines for at least…Read more...

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The Slot Trump Has Reportedly Been Asking His Advisers If He Has the Power to Pardon Himself | The Root Attorney: Justine Damond Is ‘the Most Innocent Victim’ of a Police Shooting He Has Ever Seen | Deadspin Why’d You Dress Up? | Fusion Texas Police Chief Claims Town Official Told Him to Shoot Undocumented Immigrant…Read more...

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As Donald Trump’s almost all-boys club pushes America closer and closer to a constitutional crisis, a historic number of fed up women are mulling bids for elected office. While there are more resources and organizations to help women plot this journey than ever before, it’s still daunting to think about—and…Read more...

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Nordstrom’s anniversary sale, a 3-in-1 travel gadget, and a cordless vacuum lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...

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At some point, most of us have tried to use a chore chart or wheel, or maybe just a list, to get our partners and housemates and families to do their share of the tasks that keep our homes running. But we also know the sinking feeling of seeing the dishes pile up—and then rolling up our sleeves to do it ourselves.…Read more...

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The rise of the selfie has driven a rift into society, bringing up a surprising number of issues over gender, class, age, religion, and race. Wired’s Jason Parham explores some of these in “When the Selfie Turns Sacrilegious,” an essay on taking selfies in sacred or serious places like mosques and art installations.Read more...

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If you’ve never checked out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, what are you even doing on Kinja Deals? The retailer puts thousands of fall and winter styles, plus Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives, on sale way before they go into the stores. Once the sale is over, you’ll only be able to get them for full price, so you’d better…Read more...

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Maybe you’ve been to Japan or plan on going. Perhaps you recently moved here, or it could be that you’re simply interested in the country. Japanese manners can be complex and filled with all sorts of intricacies that are tricky to navigate. The following tips can help.Read more...

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Pregnant bellies come in many shapes and sizes, and they’re all beautiful. But when people on the internet saw the “baby bump” of fitness model Sarah Stage, they cried, “SORCERY!”Read more...

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Do you have an old but functioning PC collecting dust in your closet? An iPhone 6 that you no longer use? You know it’s time to let them go, but getting rid of your old electronics can be tough. Throwing them away is irresponsible, and giving them away can be hard to swallow even if it’s been years since you shelled…Read more...

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There’s about a ton of plastic for each person living in the world today—that’s 8,300 million tons of plastic produced since 1950, most of which has become waste and ended up in landfills. Even worse, plastic production is increasing and half of all the plastic on Earth was created in the past 13 years. But you can…Read more...

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