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As a child of the 1980s, I was obsessed with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe—I have a vivid memory of being three years old and arguing with my mom about whether or not Eternia’s greatest hero wore pajamas to bed (luckily the dude did wear a diaper). Given that, you’d think I’d be thrilled about Masters of the…Read more...

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There’s a certain type of person in the workplace who often carries a loathsome reputation: the colleague who succeeds in big ways despite not being good at their job. These people have “failed upwards,” meaning they’ve attained undue success, sometimes from sheer luck, or maybe thanks to a savvy networking ability or…Read more...

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A brand new, tiny little being shouldn’t come with so much stuff. But when a baby moves into your home, they bring with them a crib, stroller, car seat, bath tub, breast pump, bottles, playpen, clothing, and on and on. And each one of those comes with a cost that can really add up over time. Read more...

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If student loans have held you back from getting a FHA mortgage, there’s some good news: the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is relaxing the rules on how it assesses student loan debt, which will increase your chances of qualifying for a loan if you’re on a repayment plan.Read more...

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Whether you’re making meatballs, meatloaf, or some other food that requires seasoning a mass of raw ground meat, it can be hard to predict the flavor outcome, especially if you’re working with a new recipe, a vague recipe, or a recipe that you developed all by yourself.Read more...

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It can be difficult to work in silence, but finding music that won’t distract you from high-concentration tasks—like writing—is also a challenge. But it turns out that video game tunes could be the perfect background music when you need to focus. No, seriously. As this Reddit post points out, video game music is…Read more...

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The virus that causes COVID-19 has been a successful one from an evolutionary perspective, getting to see the world and expanding its little family tree. (Its been successful from its point of view; not so much from ours.) This means that variants of the virus have popped up in several different locations, and some…Read more...

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During the pandemic, ChiChi Anyanwu made the bold decision to start her own talent management company, Chi Talent Management, managing the careers of actors in theater, film, and television. Her company is part of a small number of Black woman-owned agencies, so I chatted with ChiChi to see just how she makes it all…Read more...

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If you’ve ever fantasized about a tropical getaway while toiling away at your office job, you’re not alone. While you might not be able to leave your home or office any time you crave nature, surrounding yourself with a bit (or a lot) of greenery can be the next best thing. If you’re looking for plants that not only…Read more...

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You might have heard of people “churning” through credit card welcome offers, but what about bank bonuses? Many banks offer $400 cash back or more when you sign up for a new checking account, and it’s certainly possible to cycle through new accounts just to accrue bonus money. Banks don’t want to make this easy for…Read more...

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We tend to think of a day as this single block of time, a finite period during which you can either triumph or fail. But you might find you have fewer bad days—and more good ones—if you start think of a single day as something that can be divided up into smaller segments of time. If you tend to get discouraged as…Read more...

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The latest Google app update, version 12.23.16.23, is unstable. Numerous users report the app crashes every few minutes on Pixel, Motorolla, and Samsung devices. This is a problem, considering the app controls everything from Google search, to Google lens, to the “Discover” feed, and communicates with Android Auto,…Read more...

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Are you constantly late, despite your best intentions and efforts? Do you find yourself losing track of time on a regular basis? The cause might be a condition known as time blindness—but there are ways to cope, and keep yourself running on schedule. Read more...

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I have often thought of turkey burgers as a relic of the ‘90s, leftover from an era when fat was the number one enemy, and Snackwells reigned (and it was a reign of artificially sweet terror). But some people just don’t like red meat, and others have medical reasons for wanting to avoid it. Some people may just like…Read more...

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Depression has a sneaky way of creeping into all aspects of your life, and making you not care about any of them. And yes, this includes food. Eating is a prerequisite for life, so it makes perverse sense that, for many people, it’s among the first victims of a depressive episode.Read more...

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In April, Apple made some long-overdue changes to its Podcasts app, part of an overhaul of the company’s general approach to the podcasting market that will allow podcasts makers to charge subscription fees for their content via Apple’s homegrown app. Unfortunately, the changes have proved frustrating to many longtime…Read more...

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There is no shortage of apps and online courses purporting to offer the best way to learn a new language. Whether you want to brush up on your high school Spanish or start fresh, you might turn to Duolingo (which has been accused of pillaging users’ personal data) or a paid option like Rosetta Stone or Coursera, but…Read more...

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If you’re the kind of person who keeps tabs on summertime snack deals, you’ve probably already taken advantage of some of what Wendy’s has on offer—including free small Frostys during the month of June. Well, now you can add another one to the list, because the hamburger chain is also giving away free chicken nuggets…Read more...

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In a development fictional scientists are calling “not really that surprising,” I have grown obsessed with cooking cucumbers, both pickled and plain. First I cooked some of the latter over coals, then I turned my attention to ranch-fried pickles, and now I’m all about—and I mean all about—grilled pickles.Read more...

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With the labor market tilted in favor of job seekers, it’s time to consider asking for a raise. Your employer is much more likely to agree versus earlier in the pandemic, and you can make a convincing case that rising inflation has weakened the purchasing power of your wages. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you…Read more...

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An unusual bug is currently breaking iPhones’ wifi connections. Luckily, it’s easy enough to avoid—and to fix if your phone becomes afflicted—but dang, is it weird. In short, for some reason, if your iPhone connects to a wifi network named “%p%s%s%s%s%n,” the device’s wifi will cease to function. So don’t do that.Read more...

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When it comes to finding inspiration for your garden you could turn to an average internet search or tutorial, but nothing beats a daily feed of your favorite charismatic and innovative gardeners on social media. Here are some Instagram gardeners and conservatories to follow for both gardening advice and…Read more...

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Unless you enjoy getting injured, you should use good form at the gym. But what exactly does “good form” mean, and how much of a difference does it make? First, let’s talk about the purpose of form. For that, we turn to Jordan Syatt, a world record powerlifter and Westside Certified Barbell instructor. According to…Read more...

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Even as the pandemic wanes (sort of—get vaccinated!) and we put the political strife of 2020 in the review mirror (wait, actually...), there’s still plenty to be upset about each and every day. So let’s put our combined anxiety aside and agree on one thing: Ice cream is best enjoyed when eaten from a coffee mug.Read more...

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It’s understandable that Amazon’s Prime Day sale (June 21-22) looms large for most consumers—the company rakes in just under 50% of all e-commerce retail revenue, nearly six times that of it’s next closest competitor, Walmart. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t find a better deals elsewhere, as other large retail…Read more...

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