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To some, it’s a dreaded announcement as you wait to board a full flight: We’re looking for volunteers to gate-check their bags. To others, it’s a relief. But to the truly savvy, it’s old news. Because you can often gate-check your bag even when volunteers aren’t being asked.Read more...

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You have to carry your phone, and you have to carry a wallet (for now), but there’s no rule saying that they can’t be one thing.Read more...

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If you work with someone who refuses to take a sick day, personal-finance site Money has a great idea: Take your own day off to avoid getting sick.Read more...

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You’ve seen the TP-Link Smart Plug, but did you know they make a smart light switch as well? With a little wiring, you can control any lighting fixture in your house with your phone or your favorite voice assistant (assuming that’s not Siri), no hub required. $30's not quite an all-time low, but it most frequently…Read more...

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Rowing is one of the best workouts you can perform at home, so if you’ve got the space for it, you can save about $70 on a highly-rated machine in today’s Amazon Gold Box.Read more...

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All this week, The Takeout staff writer Kate Bernot is attempting to turn her favorite dishes into soup.Read more...

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Deadspin Okay, Here Is The Last Minneapolis Miracle Video You’ll Need | The Muse Mama June Has Rebranded Herself After Reuniting With a Convicted Child Molester | Splinter Walking the Floor of the Great Minnesota Activist Factory | Earther People Are Realizing That Straws Suck | The Root Couple Kept Their 13 Children…Read more...

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

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My five-year-old daughter enjoys premeditated tickles. She braces herself and says, “Go!”Read more...

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Women have a tougher time with money than men. Not because we can’t control our spending or we just aren’t interested, but because there are real, structural obstacles to attaining financial freedom on par with our male friends and family members. We will always have to work just a little bit harder if we want to be…Read more...

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One of the great things about the Instant Pot is that you can cook a whole variety of foods in it, both sweet and savory. One of the not-so-great things about the Instant Pot is that the rubber sealing ring tends to grab on to a whole variety of smells, both stanky and pungent.Read more...

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For the past few years, Google Fi has existed as a nice, cheap alternative to regular carriers thanks to its $10/GB pay-as-you-go pricing scheme. But with the return of unlimited data in 2017, Google Fi looks a lot less attractive. Now the company is finally firing back.Read more...

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Imagine yourself at a climbing wall: you head straight up, carefully grasping each handhold and foothold, a rope connecting a harness around your hips to a pulley above. The only problem: you don’t know who’s going to be on the ground holding the other end of that rope. And so, like many would-be climbers, you stay…Read more...

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If you’ve been on the dating scene for what feels like forever and you’re starting to feel frustrated and disillusioned with it all, it might be time to take a step back and do a little recalibrating. We project how we feel to others; people can sense your negative outlook from a mile away, which ruins any chance of…Read more...

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Opioid prescriptions are so common—and until recently, given in such large quantities—that a lot of us have a half-used bottle or two in our medicine cabinet. Walmart’s pharmacy will now give out a free packet of powder with every opioid prescription that can turn those pills into garbage so you don’t have them…Read more...

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iOS: If you’ve tried to manage your photos and videos on anything besides your iPhone, you might have run into compatibility issues preventing you from opening, uploading, or editing particular files. That’s thanks to Apple’s new space-saving HEIF image and HEVC video file formats, which offers a space-saving benefit…Read more...

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Tens of thousands of our readers have bought Instant Pot pressure cookers, and one of the best accessories you can add to your collection is an extra cooking pot, especially at an all-time low $22.Read more...

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If it wasn’t for iMessage, I would have ditched my iPhone for Android years ago, but because the rest of my family (and most of my friends) use iOS devices, I’m locked into Apple’s world. Otherwise, I would be missing out on iMessage-only group chats (I know it’s pathetic, but it’s true).Read more...

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Emmy-winning journalist Jeff Kofman has covered some of the world’s biggest news stories for ABC, CBS, and CBC, including the Arab Spring, the Libyan Revolution, the invasion of Iraq, the trapped Chilean miners, and the international war on the drug trade. Now he runs the company behind Trint, an A.I.-based automated…Read more...

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I am an equal opportunity macaroni eater. I like it baked. I like it made with a roux. I even like it out of the blue box. You may think the convenience of Kraft can’t be beat, but you’d be wrong. This homemade recipe comes together in about 15 minutes, with only one pot (which you don’t have to drain) and no roux.Read more...

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Straws are becoming controversial. Long overlooked as a waste source, perhaps because of the way they defy categorization, single-use straws are now drawing the ire of the environmental community, and policymakers are starting to take note. Read more...

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When I was 11, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Playing with animals all day seemed like a fun gig. Around this time, Billy Joel released the pop-rap song, “We Didn’t Start The Fire.” In it, Mr. Joel barks through a litany of horrible events that occurred in the 20th Century, at one point rhyming “foreign debts” and …Read more...

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You hate it as much as I do: that little box that appears whenever you visit a news site or blog, asking for permission to bug you with notification boxes for stuff you don’t care about. Instead of throwing up your hands in defeat and learning to live with the annoyance, you can stop sites from bothering you…Read more...

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Now that Apple’s jumped aboard the Qi train, we’re seeing a lot more charging pad deals than we used to. This new model from RAVPower supports 10W fast charging for compatible Android phones, and is just $12 with promo code KINJA63C. At that price, you can afford to put them all over your house.Read more...

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In a study released last month by researchers at the University of Liege in Belgium, ageism can be seen in children as young as 3. It’s normal—little kids naturally sort what they see into categories, and often assign traits to those categories based on the messages they receive (i.e. elderly people yell a lot and…Read more...

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