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When I was very (very) young, I ate an entire box of crayons in the hope of having multi-colored poop. It did not work, but it did cause my mother a few hours of mild distress as she worried what might happen to me. The answer (disappointingly) was nothing. I didn’t extrude a rainbow, nor did I die horribly from…Read more...

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Love them or hate them, fireworks have been an American fourth of July staple since 1777. And while the displays have become more elaborate since then, the basic composition of fireworks—gunpowder and chemicals put into a casing with a fuse attached—hasn’t changed all that much in the last 245 years. Unfortunately,…Read more...

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Now more than ever, it might be time to get a vasectomy. Many people are saying this—or googling it, anyway; online searches for “vasectomy” spiked dramatically in the wake of the May leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on the fate of Roe v. Wade, a trend that seems poised to continue now that the…Read more...

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Love is exciting and fulfilling—at least, until the dishes and laundry start piling up. Before you know it, the honeymoon is over on your new relationship and you’re arguing with your partner over chores, finances, and general responsibilities like everyone else. Enter, the relationship contract. It might sound a…Read more...

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After more than two years of pandemic disruptions, many of us are being hit especially hard by the travel bug this summer. Whether you have a huge list of dream destinations or you’re stuck at home dream-Googling flight info, there is a whole world of podcasts out there that can inspire your next trip, make you a…Read more...

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It’s grilling season, and I—along with my fellow BBQ Dads (a genderless title)—are ready to grill for you. Gathering people to the yard so they may gaze upon expertly smoked meats is our favorite past time and, though we aren’t in it for the host gifts (we’re in it for the glory), it’s still a nice move to show up to…Read more...

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For some reason, the frequency of google searches for “How to move to Canada” spiked by 550% last week. Maybe Justin Trudeau must have announced a new tourist-attracting marketing campaign or something?Read more...

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The sun can wreak havoc on a lot of things, from your car to your skin. Did you know that even your eyes are susceptible to damage from UV rays? They are. We don’t usually call that “an eye sunburn,” though; we call it photokeratitis. But it’s effectively the same thing, and it’s bad news. Here’s what it is and how to…Read more...

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If you’ve checked the news even once over the past few months (or tried to buy basically anything), you know the United States is currently dealing with a bit of an inflation problem. Compared to this time last year, the price of food has gone up 10.1%. The price of new cars has gone up 13.7%. The price of hotels has…Read more...

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Want to add some kettlebell exercises to your routine, but aren’t sure where to start? Here are 11 mostly beginner-friendly moves you can do with those kettlebells that are lurking in the corner of your gym, or with a bell you might have at home. We’ll start with the more accessible stuff, and get into some useful but…Read more...

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Last week, Green Day frontman Billie Joel Armstrong told a London crowd he was planning to renounce his United States citizenship because the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the federal right to an abortion in the country. It’s not exactly shocking that the man whose band is responsible for the 2004…Read more...

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One of the many decisions to make when traveling is: Airbnb or hotel? While you’re probably going to consider the obvious, like location, availability, and cost, there are many other factors that could influence your experience.Read more...

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Knowing how to finish a dish is what separates the great home cooks from the merely good ones. That extra bit of attention to detail not only makes your food taste better, it makes it feel intentional and complete. If your meal is a sentence, the finishing touches are the period, or perhaps an exclamation mark. A…Read more...

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After a tortured development process that involved multiple failed films and more than a few false starts as a TV series, Y: The Last Man premiered on Hulu, finally bringing celebrated comics writer Brian K. Vaughan’s post-apocalyptic opus to the small screen. It was promptly canceled before the first season had even…Read more...

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If your eyebrows furrowed last time you got the check at a restaurant, you’re not alone. The price of going out for a meal has risen 9% compared to this time last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While taking the family out to dinner certainly isn’t your cheapest meal option, it doesn’t need to be…Read more...

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Apple’s Notes app might not be the first option to come to mind when you want to keep a conversation hidden from others. But by using its collaboration features to invite others into a “conversation”—and then deleting the messages when you’re done—you can erase all evidence of your chat. Sure, it’s nowhere near as…Read more...

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Buying or selling a house is a stressful marathon of endless complications—but when you’re finally done borrowing wheelbarrows of cash and signing approximately one thousand sheets of paper, you can finally relax and enjoy your new home, right? Ha ha, no of course you can’t, because the worst is yet to come: You have…Read more...

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We all have our bad days at work. When you do, it can be all too easy for our emotions to get out of control, whether that means crying at your desk over bad news or lashing out at a colleague in anger. If you find yourself melting down at work, there are coping strategies that can help temper your emotions, mitigate…Read more...

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Back in 2020, many car rental companies got rid of large parts of their rental fleets. Now, with surging demand and less supply, car rental prices are often astronomical (not to mention what you’ll spend on gas to fill up the tank). When you travel to Europe, though, you have another option: auto rental buy-back…Read more...

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Snakes often get a bad rap and sometimes with good reason—there are plenty of venomous snakes that are dangerous to pets and people in North America, including diamondback rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads. In spite of their reputation, though, there are many species of snakes that aren’t dangerous at all,…Read more...

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My fellow Americans, please: In the name of all that is good and holy, stop acting dumb when you visit other people’s countries. I know all American tourists don’t act like oafs overseas, but enough do to make the stereotype of the “ugly American” common and lasting.Read more...

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Leeches. Parasites. Maybe even bed bugs? Landlords get called a lot of things—none of them favorable. This couple running a “15-Airbnb empire” went viral on Twitter last week, highlighting an increasingly common consensus online: Everyone hates landlords.Read more...

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With the exception of your bathroom, you probably have multiple appliances, devices, lighting, and electronics is most rooms in your home—all of which need to be plugged in. Plus, there are things like vacuums, fans, and other items that may not get their own dedicated outlet, but need one on occasion.Read more...

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If you’re fortunate enough to live in a home with some outdoor space, you probably should use it. Whether you have acres of land, a compact backyard, or an apartment balcony, it’s entirely possible to create a dedicated, hospitable area where you can sit and enjoy being outside—even if you don’t have the budget, time,…Read more...

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June is coming to an end, which means it’s almost time for fireworks and hot dogs. But after your third cookout, you may be looking for something to eat that isn’t a tube of meat. Fortunately, there are plenty of food deals and freebies this 4th of July weekend. Here are a few to consider.Read more...

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