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In the time of coronavirus, there is some money advice that no longer applies. Our parents’ generation may have passed down rules of thumb with good intentions—but some of these pearls of wisdom may not fit the challenges of the modern era, so here are some common rules you may want to break. Read more...

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As much as I love the idea of getting up from my desk to do a bit of exercise, I’m bad at actually following through on those intentions. I recently installed a Chrome extension called WFH Wakeup (also available as a Mac app) that makes it easy. Read more...

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Losing a wallet can be nerve-racking, but having a plan for replacing the contents of your wallet can help make it a minor headache instead of a disaster. If you have the luxury of time, the first thing you should do is also the most obvious: retrace your steps, call any places you may have left it, and hope for a…Read more...

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It has been almost a year since Baby Yoda (not his—her?—real name) first graced our screens at the end of the series premiere of the Disney+ Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian, and the internet has never been the same. Through a worsening pandemic, economic turmoil, political upheaval and the run-up to an election that…Read more...

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I was checking the air quality at my California abode the other day, and the first website I went to said the Air Quality Index was a lovely 40 or so. That seemed strange, given how smoky it was outside—so I tried another site: 400+. That also seemed strange, since it didn’t quite look a Dune trailer outside, either.Read more...

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Sony finally announced its date, and the PlayStation 5 launches November 12 in the US and several other countries. It comes in two versions: the main $499 console which can play games on disc, and a disc drive-less “Digital Edition” for $399 that only plays downloaded games. It’s a neat looking device with a decent…Read more...

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If your area has poor air quality right now, you may have heard that it’s not a great idea to vacuum your home. Then again, vacuuming is also a tool that can help get dust and allergens out of your house, suggesting that sometimes it’s a good thing. There’s truth to both, so here’s what you need to know. Read more...

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After a few weeks—or, really, a few days—of overseeing their kids’ online classes once they started in the spring, many parents found a new level of appreciation for their teachers. Being in charge of a (literal or virtual) room of students is an exhausting, usually thankless job at the best of times. But as it turns…Read more...

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Aside from a modest amount of taxidermy, I’m not really a big collector of things. I do, however, hoard certain consumables, including salt and sauce packets. I’ve already told you all about my salts, so let’s discuss the sauce.The packets are kept in the packet drawer in my kitchen, arranged in neat little rows for…Read more...

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The pandemic has created worldwide economic challenges, and colleges and universities are feeling the strain. While only a few schools have permanently shuttered, experts say there could be more in the future. If this happens while you’re enrolled, you may have two options: transfer credits, or apply for discharge.…Read more...

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When my partner proposed in 2018, I knew instantly that our wedding would take place on October 10, 2020. It absolutely had to be that date, because I love numerology and early October would offer the most reliable weather options for what I hoped would be an outdoor wedding—not too hot, not too cold—and after two…Read more...

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It’s so important for our children to see themselves represented in the world around them, from those within their own community and characters portrayed on film, to the very toys they play with. But for kids who have hearing aids, cochlear implants, a cleft lip, a tracheostomy, feeding tubes, or surgery scars, it can…Read more...

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A sad reality for many people parked around the United States right now is that their cars are being blanketed with ash from the western wildfires. Obviously the physical threat to humans and animals is more urgent, but if you’re being affected by fire and have the mental bandwidth to care about your car’s paint, you…Read more...

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Google is rolling out new features for its current video chat apps, Googles Meet and Duo. Meet’s updates include a new background blurring tool; it also now allows users to view up to 49 camera feeds while using the “tile view” in large group meetings.Read more...

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The long-anticipated bundle of Apple services is here: Apple One. And while paying a reasonable amount for a few services sounds like a great deal on paper, especially if you’re already a subscriber, it’s always good to remember the following advice. If you’re buying a bundle, you might be paying for more than what…Read more...

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Like many of us living in these dystopian, apocalyptic, puff-sleeved, cottagecore times, I have ramped up my pickling efforts this year—partly because who knows if plants will even still exist by next summer, and partly because well, I’m home a lot, and I have the time. Why not make pickling a suddenly crucial part of…Read more...

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“Mask-muffle” is a term I just made up, but it’s a real thing. If the cloth is meant to block a bunch of tiny respiratory droplets, it’s bound to muffle our words a bit, too. It can be hard enough to catch every word when you’re standing close to someone in a mask, and even more so if you’re the recommended six or…Read more...

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There’s a bunch of debate on which frying pans are going to give you the best bang for your buck. As a seasoned home cook, I personally can make a meal or two in any pot or pan you give me, but recently, after cooking a couple of duck breasts in my old, off-brand pan I bought maybe seven years ago, I thought I should…Read more...

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The pandemic has impacted many aspects of our lives—including how we work. Some 35.2% of employees worked remotely in May, compared to only 8.2% in April, which may be a good or bad thing, depending on your perspective. But one positive aspect of remote work is the possibility of working from someplace else.Read more...

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Today’s Facebook Connect kicked off with a two-hour keynote that detailed the company’s latest virtual and augmented reality developments. There were product announcements, new apps and games on display, and compelling peeks at some speculative technology. We’ll recap the highlights for those who couldn’t catch the…Read more...

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The pandemic has disrupted many parts of our lives, testing for sexually transmitted diseases included. Between clinic closures and supply shortages, a lot of tests have been delayed, as testing rates plunged over the past several months. So consider this your reminder that if you’re at risk for an STD, you should…Read more...

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