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Everyone hates the people they work with*: 90% of Americans report having an annoying co-worker, and nearly 60% of us have considered leaving, or have actually left, their jobs because of an annoying co-worker.Read more...

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posted 18 days ago on lifehacker
Whether in person or via email, saying no to other people and their requests comes easily to some. But for others, having to decline an invitation or turn people down—in both their personal and professional lives—is a source of anxiety.Read more...

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When you think of the American Automobile Association (AAA)—aka “Triple A”—membership benefits like towing and other roadside assistance services probably come to mind. So if you don’t own your own vehicle, you may assume that the perks of being a AAA member don’t apply to you. Read more...

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The quality of the air around you has a big impact on your quality of life. In addition to the long-term effects on your health, poor air quality can make whatever you’re doing much harder—especially for those with respiratory conditions.Read more...

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posted 19 days ago on lifehacker
If you’ve paid close attention to labels on any electric products, devices, or appliances, you may have noticed a small mark with the initials “UL” on it. It’s not something associated with a particular company or brand of products, and is one of those things that once you know it’s there, you start noticing them all…Read more...

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posted 19 days ago on lifehacker
Some city-dwellers consider outdoor activities things like running to catch the bus, eating lunch in the park, and visiting a farmers’ market. But for others, that won’t cut it. They prefer their air fresh, their walkways unpaved, and their trees in forests. But they also want the benefits of living in an urban area.Read more...

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If you’ve ever driven past a Krispy Kreme shop, noticed that their iconic “Hot Doughnuts Now” sign is on, and been tempted to stop in for a warm and tasty piece of sugary fried dough, you now have the perfect excuse. The chain is offering a summer promotion that could yield many (many) free glazed doughnuts. Here’s…Read more...

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posted 20 days ago on lifehacker
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released their latest Consumer Price Index, and the results aren’t pretty. On the whole, the price of goods across the board went up 1% compared to just last month, and food was hit harder than other categories—an increase in 1.2% compared to just thirty days ago.Read more...

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posted 20 days ago on lifehacker
An unexpected visitor is a real double-edged sword. On the one hand, how nice! Company! On the other, what if they think you’re a slob because you didn’t have time to clean before their arrival? But even if you only have 10 minutes to prep before a guest arrives, you can still make a big difference in how the place …Read more...

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Kids these days are rediscovering hit songs from the 80s, and I’m not complaining. More specially: Netflix’s Stranger Things has sent Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)” back to the top charts nearly 30 years after its initial release. For modern viewers who didn’t already know the iconic ballad, but…Read more...

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posted 20 days ago on lifehacker
If the film Jaws is any indication, the best way to fight a shark is to shove a pressurized scuba tank in its mouth, climb into your ship’s crow’s nest, and shoot the tank from a distance, making the shark explode into a million pieces. If you’re like me and don’t swim in the ocean with an air tank, gun, or lust for…Read more...

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posted 20 days ago on lifehacker
If you rent your living space, sure, you don’t technically own it—but you do pay for it, and it’s your private sanctuary. However, your landlord may want to (or need to) enter your private domicile for some reason, at some point. While you do have a legal right to privacy, there are some instances in which you won’t…Read more...

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So, you want to play retro video games? Excellent. Whether you’re exploring old favorites or digging for new treasures, there’s a huge library of titles out there waiting for you. Some retro enthusiasts (like your dear author) will fall down the rabbit hole of era-appropriate hardware— original consoles, game paks,…Read more...

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I like doing outdoor things—fishing, hunting, laying on the beach—but I’m not a big camper. (I only camp because elk don’t tend to hang out around hotels.) When it comes to s’mores (a famous camping snack), I prefer to make them indoors. Broiler s’mores come out perfect every time—the marshmallow gets browned, not…Read more...

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posted 20 days ago on lifehacker
Windows users believe their OS has a superior file management system to macOS’ Finder. While that assertion is up for debate, one file management feature Mac users can hold above Windows is Finder tabs: These tabs allow you to quickly switch between file windows as you would sites in a web browser, a convenient and…Read more...

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posted 20 days ago on lifehacker
One of the side effects of modern capitalism is the incessant drive for growth. Every business has to get bigger every year or it’s a disaster. You see this echoed in the consumer markets—there always has to be a new product, a new category, a new way to encourage folks to spend their money. So it’s not a total…Read more...

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A recent Twitter dustup called into question the whole point of the Bechdel test, a set of criteria to help gauge the representation of women in popular entertainment first put forth by Dykes to Watch Out For cartoonist Alison Bechdel in 1985 and inspired, in part, essay from Virginia Wolf. By way of reminder, the…Read more...

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I’m not entirely sure why the trucker was so offended by my zipper merge—which is the proper way to merge, thank you very much—but he very clearly didn’t like it and his horn let me know it. I was driving a minivan full of kids ages 6 to 8 to school, and traffic was unusually heavy on this particular morning. A few…Read more...

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posted 20 days ago on lifehacker
Youth pop culture has its peaks and valleys, and this week is a definite valley. Maybe it’s because so many school-aged people are studying for finals, or maybe everyone is glued to the Jan. 6 congressional hearings, but not much seems to be happening out there in young people culture. Come on, Youth of America,…Read more...

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Statista reports there were 521,705 missing persons cases files in 2021, the lowest number in the United States since 1990. It’s certainly uncommon for someone to go missing, but when it happens, it’s just as certain to be traumatic for their friends and family. If you were to go missing, you’d probably want the…Read more...

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No matter how many productivity hacks you’ve tried, the one thing that is hard to shake is the overwhelming to-do list. When faced with a daunting task (or many daunting tasks), the first steps are always the most challenging. If this is the case for you, one approach is to make sure those first steps are as small as…Read more...

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You were going for parent of the decade and saved enough in a 529 plan to fund your child’s private college education. Imagine your surprise when the little bugger decides not to go to college at all (or enrolls in a much less expensive school). Now there’s a bunch of money tied up in an investment vehicle with…Read more...

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posted 21 days ago on lifehacker
Eloping might seem like a great idea, especially if wedding planning is stressing you out or the whole thing is costing too damn much. Whether it’s due to family pressure, financial issues, or a desire to marry the love of your life as soon as possible, you might make a snap decision before stopping to think about…Read more...

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