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Your 20s are behind you and now you’ve got a spouse, kids and maybe even a home to show for it. Ideally, you’ve saved a bit for retirement, you have a debt repayment plan that works for you and you’ve been ramping up your savings over the years to accomplish your financial goals. You’re comfortable, or getting there…Read more...

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Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost water gel sunscreen is a pretty good facsimile of Biore’s cult favorite (and personally life changing) Watery Essence sunscreen, with one notable difference: It’s actually sold in the U.S.Read more...

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There’s a problem in the city. A dump truck has dropped her bin full of bowling balls all over the street without realizing it—the balls that were supposed to be delivered to the bowling alley. Stinky, a garbage truck, and Dirty, a backhoe loader, see it happen and decide they will get the balls to the destination…Read more...

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I have a bit of a shameful fast food habit which, not only keeps me grounded and humble, but keeps my packet drawer stocked with only the finest single-serve condiments. McDonald’s is stingy with their sweet and sour sauce, but Taco Bell is positively generous with their hot sauce, and I have a lot of it. Read more...

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If you’ve stumbled across an image on the internet—perhaps on your favorite social media site—and you want to know more about it, you can always ask the person responsible for the post. Odds are good that they probably just cribbed the image from somewhere else, and don’t know any more about where it came from. But…Read more...

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Noodles don’t need a lot of stove time to taste good, which is why they’re a no-fail summer standby. As much as I love cold peanut noodles, sometimes I crave a bowl of silky-sauced pasta laden with vegetables and cheese—without spending an hour simmering that sauce. Read more...

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Patrick loves cars but has never really needed one. He has gotten by just fine with using his bike. Now he has a new job and a longer commute through the DC traffic hellscape. If he wants to survive he is going to need four wheels and doors. What car should he buy?Read more...

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There are some things that will never be replaced by an app, and a sturdy, hand-cranked can opener is one of them. Unfortunately, we’re all too busy learning to code or whatever to practice our domestic skills, and no one knows how to use them.Read more...

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An extensive, important study has confirmed something women have known—and have been shouting about—for some time: the pockets on our jeans are bullshit. Though concrete, empirical data doesn’t change the reality of the sexist pocket gap that exists in fashion today, we have to start somewhere, and I can’t help but…Read more...

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If you can’t psych yourself up to save for retirement—there are too many other things to worry about, you say, and I’m never going to retire anyway—instead think of saving as giving yourself freedom.Read more...

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This Masterbuilt electric smoker makes cooking jerky, brisket, or (insert meat of your choice) as easy as dropping in some wood chips and hitting a few buttons to set your temperature. And at just $114, you’ll have a lot of money left over to buy meats.Read more...

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As MoviePass continues to struggle, starting today, existing Sinemia customers can get a bit of an incentive for convincing their friends to jump ship and join Sinemia instead. A new program from the company gives users a $10 credit for each friend they convince to cancel their MoviePass subscription (or other movie…Read more...

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The A.V. Club Ivanka Trump apparently really hated that SNL “Complicit” ad | Deadspin Why Your Team Sucks 2018: Green Bay Packers | Jezebel This Amber Heard/Johnny Depp Story Makes Me Want to Leave Earth | Splinter ‘Unite the Right’ Organizer’s Dad Owns Him on Livestream | The Root Betsy DeVos Thinks Black Students…Read more...

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The Nod, the popular Gimlet Media podcast about black life and culture hosted by Brittany Luce and Eric Eddings, is back from summer vacation after completing its first year. Luce and Eddings have been podcasting for a lot longer than that, working on other Gimlet shows and making their independent podcast For Colored…Read more...

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Verizon has announced that customers on any of its three unlimited data plans are getting 6 months of free Apple Music. And if you already subscribe to Apple’s streaming music service, don’t worry, you’re included too.Read more...

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Béarnaise falls into the category alongside caviar, truffle oil, and creme fraiche: a rich accompaniment that takes your already rich food and makes it all the richer. Béarnaise is the sauce equivalent of the phrase “go big or go home.” It is gout’s favorite condiment. Read more...

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Dear Salty: Quick question. I’m generally a good tipper—almost always 18-20 percent automatic and can go up if good service, etc., rarely down.Read more...

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Deadspin Why Your Team Sucks 2018: Green Bay Packers | The A.V. Club This profile is as close as you’re going to get to understanding what’s going on with Jim Carrey | Jezebel School Closes After Parents Obscenely Threaten Transgender 12-Year-Old Via Facebook | Very Smart Brothas I Just Discovered the Container Store…Read more...

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If you’ve upgraded to Android Pie, you’ve likely found a host of new features on your device, as well as some new visual changes. One of the coolest changes is the ability to change the look, color, and layout, of the quick settings and notification display menu.Read more...

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If you’re renting, you may not be able to install a traditional wired security system—and if you live in a small space, you probably won’t need to. Instead, consider building your own security system piecemeal with an Amazon Echo device as the brains of the operation. Amazon’s Alexa integrates with literally thousands…Read more...

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Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most frustrating. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other wifi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the wifi in your home.Read more...

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So, you’re on your own in the Real World, with the full time job and 401(k) to match. You’ve built a decent credit score for yourself, you’re keeping an eye on your student loans and you want to know what else you can do to maximize your finances.Read more...

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If you had to guess what the best era of a life would be, you might say being young and without responsibilities or old with a retirement fund. It turns out that for a lot of people, the best part of their life is the slog of middle-age.Read more...

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It’s not hard. It feels hard! When you walk through a door right before someone else, you need to hold that door open for them, or else you’re rude. But if they’re a little too far behind you, they have to hurry to catch up, and then (as redditor Voldetitty recently pointed out) you’re actually being annoying. At some…Read more...

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Cocktail syrup is very easy—some would say “simple”—to make. Dump some sugar in some water, heat it until it dissolves, let it cool. If you want a flavor other than “sweet,” you can boil some sort of plant part in the water to impart something special. However, in the case of ginger syrup, this route can give you a…Read more...

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