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I’m so sorry but we’re still talking about Marie Kondo. The popularity of her Netflix show Tidying Up caused an uptick in donations to thrift stores and used bookstores, according to CNN, the New Yorker, and Seattle’s Stranger. Not every store has seen more incoming books, but plenty have, including New York’s Housing…Read more...

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As I write this, we’re now in the fourth week of a federal government shutdown that appears to have no end in sight. President Donald Trump is losing it. The Democrats are (surprisingly) holding their ground over their refusal to provide nearly $6 billion in funding for a wall on the southern border. And as a result…Read more...

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This year’s Free Comic Book Day isn’t happening until May, but we already have a bit of an idea of what will be available come May 4th.Read more...

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“Another day, another migraine” is a wonderful morning mantra from Spongebob’s Squidward Q. Tentacles, which you can also apply to your account security on a near-weekly basis. It feels like there is always some new data breach or unfortunate leak you have to deal with, and today’s exercise is the big one. The biggest…Read more...

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Drink coasters are a smart thing to have, but a dumb thing to buy. One of life’s great ironies is that the most expensive coasters are usually made of rigid, hefty material that—instead of absorbing moisture—allows it to pool until it cannot be contained, spilling over onto your surfaces. The solution to this is…Read more...

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Welcome back to Good Points, a weekly Q&A about credit card points, the people who collect them, and where they take us. This week’s guests are Joe and Ali Olson, who early retired in 2015 to travel the world full time. Read more...

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John C. Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group and creator of the index mutual fund for individual investors, died Wednesday. He was 89.Read more...

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A few Lifehacker staff members were talking about nesting the other day. You know, that special burst of somewhat frenetic energy that pregnant moms can experience that propels them to get shit ready. Read more...

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We all have stuff that we need and want and love in our lives, and stuff that’s hanging around our homes because it’s junk that we haven’t yet realized is junk. For Marie Kondo, asking “Does this spark joy?” is the way to tell the difference. If that doesn’t work for you, try these questions instead:Read more...

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We’re huge fans of Coalatree’s outdoor-friendly Trailhead pants and shorts, and for a limited time, you can get them (and anything else Coalatree sells) for 15% off with our exclusive link. Note: You’ll see the discount automatically at checkout. Read more...

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As bans on single-use plastic bags and straws gain momentum across the globe, attention is now focused on another mighty environmental opponent: styrofoam. Styrofoam poses serious health concerns for aquatic life and the general health of the planet, which is no surprise, given that it’s made of thousands of pieces…Read more...

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I’m not sure there are many people who like GoDaddy, but there are plenty who still use the web registrar and host because they don’t know any better. I can’t fault them. I’m pretty sure I used GoDaddy to register my first domain name, either because I heard the company’s name on a commercial and associated them with…Read more...

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Tax season officially starts Jan. 28, and experts are advising people to start filing early this year if they don’t want their refund delayed.Read more...

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The Grapevine City Girls and Cardi B Give Us the Ass-Clapping Video Anthem We Never Knew We Wanted | Deadspin The Manny Machado Sweepstakes Is Kind Of A Mess | The A.V. Club M. Night Shyamalan mashes up two past hits into the wacky superhero sequel Glass | Jezebel No, Marie Kondo Is Right: Throw Away Your Books | …Read more...

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This week we collectively hacked Costa Rica, not just one city but the whole beautiful democratic Central American nation. We learned about when to go, where to go, why to get a guide, and what to do in the bathroom. We collected all the valuable comments in the Staff tab under the original post, but below are our…Read more...

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Despite the proliferation of affordable smart outlet switches over the past couple of years, we haven’t seen many weatherproof options yet, and we’ve seen even fewer models with multiple outlets that can be controlled separately. This $23 option from iClever though has both of those features, and can be controlled…Read more...

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Somewhat counterintuitively, dull kitchen knives are more dangerous than sharp ones, as they require more pressure to use, and are more likely to slip off the side of whatever you’re cutting, and into your hand.Read more...

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Welcome to Cheese Week, The Takeout’s weeklong praise of cheeses.Read more...

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The Grapevine R. Kelly’s ‘Goons’ Reportedly Stepped in the Name Of Boxing Gloves to Attack Dave Chappelle Over Skit | Deadspin Woman Who Coaches Men’s Soccer Team Responds To Sexist Question: “I Pick My Team On Dick Length” | Splinter Here Are the Media Chuds Joining Fake Gawker | Jezebel No One Is an Influencer If…Read more...

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Can you smell it in the air? It’s tax season, and we’re all trying to get the biggest refund possible. That means taking advantage of tax deductions and credits to lower our bill. Check out this post for the deductions you can take in 2018, and read on for information on credits.Read more...

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Feeling a little down? Feeling like you’re surrounded by negativity—on the news, at work, at home, on social media? Wondering if humans have lost their ability to appreciate the little things in life? Read more...

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Now is the winter of our discontent and—due to something happening on Netflix—people seem to be managing this discontent by getting rid of all their shit. I’m into it. I have always been a fan of purging, and this extends to my fridge, freezer, and cabinets. (I do a fridge re-organization at least once a week, lest I…Read more...

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4K GoPro footage and Nintendo Switch games take up a ton of space, but you could hold plenty of both with these discounted microSD cards.Read more...

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This tax season promises to be an...interesting one, with the government shutdown and new tax law provisions colliding to create a perfect storm of confusion and inefficiency. Read more...

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On Tuesday, Karen Pence’s office announced the second lady would return to a part-time gig at Immanuel Christian School, where she taught during her husband’s Congressional tenure. Pence, a noted watercolor enthusiast, will be teaching art in the academy’s elementary school. The school’s rules, as codified in a couple…Read more...

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