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As you get older and assume more responsibility in your life, your gaming time might need to adjust. It doesn’t have to be game over, but if gaming is getting in the way of real life, it’s time to push pause. Here’s what worked well for me.Read more...

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If you’ve ever hosted a dinner party (or brunch party, or luncheon) you know that there’s more to it than simply cooking a bunch of food. People need plates to eat off of, cloth to wipe their faces with, and furniture on which to set their rears. Though nothing is as important as the food, it’s the details that really…Read more...

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If you think you’re a smartypants because you know a tomato is a fruit, buckle up. You’re right, but a tomato is also a vegetable. And rice is a fruit. And some of the things you think are fruits—strawberries, for example—aren’t actually what they seem.Read more...

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A nice thing about working in Manhattan near Union Square is the endless cavalcade of branded vans offering free product. Cheerful young party promoters give away tacos, or candy, or tampons. Today they almost got me to poop in a van.Read more...

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Our readers have bought a lot of AC power receptacles with USB charging ports over the last few years, but if you were holding out for more future-proof options with USB-C and Quick Charge technology, TopGreener’s new, more powerful receptacles are cheaper than ever today.Read more...

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If you’ve got back pain, yoga may be the last thing you feel like doing. But after 12 weeks of a gentle, beginner-level yoga program, people in a recent study had as much pain relief as those who did physical therapy sessions. And either type of exercise worked better than doing nothing at all.Read more...

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Earlier this month, a child died a week after apparently aspirating water while wading with his family. The media has called this a case of “dry drowning,” also called “secondary” or “delayed” drowning, in which a person initially seems fine after inhaling water but then dies hours or days later.Read more...

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Freelancers, contractors, gig workers — whatever you want to call us, it’s estimated that 40% of workers will be freelance by 2020. While I’m a freelancer by choice (and I absolutely love it), I’ve also experienced some major hurdles with self-employment. The picture isn’t so rosy for everyone. For many people,…Read more...

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Would you like some advice? Probably not, but here goes. You should only use your email client’s default font.Read more...

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Bed bugs are some of the most horrifying pests out there. They suck your blood, spread from place to place easily, and are tough to kill. But do you know what they actually look like? Turns out, most people don’t.Read more...

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As a fan of music, I’d love to learn how to make a song. Devoting time to learning music theory, however, isn’t exactly on my list of priorities. Music lessons are intimidating, they’re a little inconvenient, and definitely pricey.Read more...

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Dremels are best known for grinding things down, but they also make a 3D printer to build things up from scratch. The Dremel DigiLab 3D20 features 9.0 x 5.9 x 5.5 in build volume and solid reviews, and you can add it to your workshop for $600 today. That’s a decent chunk of change, but it’s a full $300 less than…Read more...

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Coloring can be relaxing and meditative, or a no-skills needed artistic expression. But it can also be a great way to learn something. Check out these books for learning about anatomy, nature, and more while you meditate with your pencils.Read more...

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You actively look for pregnant ladies to give your seat to on the bus. You always hold open doors for strangers. You help your friend lug a sofa across town and up five flights to their new apartment. You’re a nice person. Read more...

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An air mattress that never goes flat, the Steam Link and Steam Controller, and an ergonomic vertical mouse lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web.Read more...

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The Senate’s Republican leadership plans to release their new version of the American Health Care Act today, then push it through a vote next week. That’s not a lot of time to read and analyze a presumably 100-page-plus bill with billions of dollars in consequences. Death and Taxes asked a speed-reading world champion…Read more...

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Whether your current mouse is giving you chronic wrist pain, or you just want to try something different, this 4.3 star rated wireless ergonomic vertical mouse from Anker is only $15 today (with promo code ANKERWVM), or $5 less than usual. In addition to the clever design, it even comes with three adjustable DPI…Read more...

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Cats are great. They’re awesome cuddlers and are cute as heck. But sometimes they’re also jerks. Like when they step all over your face in the middle of the night. So, you close your bedroom door and they meow and scratch until you let them back in. Here’s how to get them to stop so you can get some sleep.Read more...

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iPhone: The only thing better than using social media is not using social media. That’s why there’s Binky, which is sort of both.Read more...

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When you think peer-to-peer payments, you probably think PayPal. But there’s one big advantage that other services, like Square Cash, have had over them for a while now: the ability to cash out instantly. PayPal just announced their plan to offer this feature, too.Read more...

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Deadspin Ron Jaworski Is Using Someone Else’s Data Without Attribution | Jezebel I’m Inspired By This Mom Taunting Her Daughter With Shirtless Dude Pics | The Root Video of a White Woman Demanding a White Doctor Shocked Everyone ... Except Black Doctors | Fusion Maybe We Need That Hillary Clinton Dark Money Group Now |Read more...

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On Tuesday, Netflix released its first interactive story. Like the choose-your-own-adventure books from our childhoods, Netflix’s television show lets viewers pick where the story should go, and it’s the best thing ever.Read more...

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It might be too little too late, but amid all the Uber controversy, which recently culminated in its CEO’s resignation, Uber has decided to allow all U.S. drivers to accept tips. Here’s what that means for drivers and passengers.Read more...

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If you are a fan of The Great British Bake Off, you have most likely noticed an all-encompassing sense of calm that pervades the program and soothes the viewer. Unlike other cooking shows, the contestants aren’t “here to win,” they’re here to bake, and maybe even make friends.Read more...

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Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve your life.Read more...

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