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There are lots of arguments for the respective benefits to freelancing versus full-time employment. It still seems like there are more freelancers every year, and fewer people get to choose. And in any case, one of the notable downsides of freelancing is the marked lack of stability.Read more...

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Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we’re making a spirit-forward beverage to get you into the holiday spirit—the Bittered Sling.Read more...

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I can’t remember how I stumbled upon the Clipa2 Instant Bag Hanger. But I can remember lots of instances when I was glad I had it, and I want you to feel that same gladness. How many times have you had to place your bag on a dirty floor or in a heap on the countertop? Even one time is too many, and the Clipa will keep…Read more...

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For as long as kids have been scared of the monster hiding under the bed or deviously waiting in the closet for nighttime, parents have been trying to banish it.Read more...

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Hello all you gentlemen bastards of the Internet, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column that helped tame the wild, wild west.Read more...

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I was making peppermint bark last weekend, a treat this very website has described as “incredibly easy,” and I fucked it up. I had poured a layer of perfectly-tempered dark chocolate onto a parchment-coated sheet pan, and then I mixed peppermint oil into my white chocolate. Just as I was about to pour the white…Read more...

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It’s the holidays, which means a number of us are going to be headed to the airport in the coming week. U.S airlines expect a 5.2 percent increase in air travel during Christmas and New Year’s this year which equates to roughly 2.5 million people a day, according to USA Today. So, if you flew somewhere last year, this…Read more...

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The Geminid meteor shower has been raining down on us the past few days, and if you want to see it, tonight is the best night.Read more...

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We cover a lot of apps at Lifehacker, and always feels like we’re behind—that’s how much new stuff arrives (or gets updated) on a weekly basis. Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on lifehacker
If your kid is a runner like mine, you know the tension headache that can result from repeatedly swiveling your head to make sure they’re still by your side and haven’t run off and disappeared into a crowd. Our son Lucas, from the moment it occurred to him his legs could get him places, made it his mission to explore…Read more...

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Holiday parties are often more trouble than they’re worth. By the time December’s half over and you’ve survived a sloppy open bar or three, the idea of leaving the house ever again can be pretty unappetizing. This year, take a cue from the Russians: stay in and throw a banging dinner party.Read more...

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Getting mad online is an important part of internet culture, but it can be hard to predict exactly what is going to set the masses off. (This year, it was coleslaw, anything Nick wrote about MoviePass, the flu shot, and many other fun topics.) Here are our most angry-email inducing posts from 2018.Read more...

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You can never have enough video games.Read more...

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Sending a gift to someone in another culture takes some extra consideration; you want to pay attention to any cultural disconnects, taboos, or expectations. But it’s also an opportunity to blow someone away without spending a ton of money. Cross-cultural business consultant Dean Foster gives advice for giving…Read more...

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Just as ballet dancers need to learn a few words of French, and runners need to be able to hear and speak the Swedish word fartlek without giggling too much, people who practice yoga will do best if they can understand the Sanskrit and other terms that are common in yoga classes and yoga videos.Read more...

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Gift wrap is expensive and wasteful—you spend so long wrapping something up all pretty, just to have the paper ripped off and thrown out immediately.Read more...

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Google just made it a bit easier for Android users to make charitable donations. The company started rolling out a new donate feature on Google Play this week that allows Android users in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Taiwan, and Indonesia to make a donation to a number of…Read more...

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I’ll level with you...there’s nothing particularly special about these Sceptre TVs. They don’t have HDR, there’s no smart functionality to speak of, and they don’t have anything I’d describe as a memorable industrial design. But for all the things that they aren’t, what they are are cheap screens that you can use to…Read more...

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In the aftermath of a disaster that destroys your house, it can be all but impossible to think through everything you’ve lost. Fires, floods, hurricanes, damaged roofs—when you’re putting your life back together, you might not be thinking about how to catalogue your drawer of kitchen utensils for the insurance company.Read more...

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The A.V. Club Marvel somehow got Captain America and his adventure-serial origin story just right | Very Smart Brothas Trashcan Lannister Tweets About Border Wall, Gets Dunked On By 11-Year-Old Little Miss Flint | Deadspin The Chargers Clinched A Playoff Berth In Extremely Ballsy Fashion | Splinter Kansas Congressman…Read more...

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“What’s the worst common piece of advice you can think of?” Josie Duffy Rice asks on Twitter. For her, it’s this:Read more...

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This week’s question for Lifehacker’s tech-advice column comes from Nate. While his query is a little business-themed, it’s still applicable to anyone who doesn’t like paying a ton of money for cloud storage—so, everyone.Read more...

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If you’re not sure what a cakewalk is, you’re not alone: I once sat on neighborhood board that wanted to include the activity at a holiday party, but I had to consult Wikipedia to figure out what the hell a cakewalk actually entailed. Little did I know that several years later, I myself would be running the cakewalk…Read more...

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Dear Salty, I quit drinking recently, cold turkey, and am learning how to navigate in the sober world. I still frequent a place or two that are not strictly bars, but that do have a bar, but I just order a club soda. Club soda is usually no charge, so I tip the bartender a few bucks on the first drink, as a kind of…Read more...

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All parties have their awkward moments, but navigating yourself in a room of co-workers with an open bar feels especially high-stakes. Here are some tips for how to talk to everyone from your boss to your intern so that you can return to work on Monday morning, head held high.Read more...

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