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Twinning is done; the “me ten years ago vs. me now” meme will be over by Friday; it’s time for a new self-obsession fad to fill our social media feeds. It’s time for FiveThirtyEight’s new personality quiz, based on the Big Five personality attributes. Unlike tests like the Myers-Briggs, the concept of the Big Five is…Read more...

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The Wii has had a nice, long run, but it’s about to get a little lonelier come January 31, when Nintendo plans to shut down the Wii Shop Channel. That means no more buying games online, no more downloading games you’ve previously purchased, and no more Wii Transfer tool, which allows you to transfer digitally…Read more...

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If you rely on teething necklaces to keep your baby’s pain at bay, the FDA wants you to stop. But they’re not just being big meanies—kids have choked and strangled on teething necklaces, and the amber ones made claims that were always too good to be true. Read more...

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In December, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency released several hundred immigrants at Greyhound bus stations in El Paso, Texas and San Diego, California. Many of these individuals arrived from the U.S.-Mexico border and were given the option to try to find an available shelter once released.Read more...

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Windows 10 users may soon notice their hard drive storage organized a bit differently.Read more...

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If there’s something you need your phone to do, there’s probably an app for it. In fact, with more than 2 million apps available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play store, there are probably too many apps for it. So how do you choose the right one?Read more...

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Windows / Mac: I confess, I’m not as well-versed in Markdown as I should be, but the awesome, free note-taking app Notable makes me want to learn its intricacies. The app, available for both Windows and Mac, is a full-fledged note-taking experience that’s leagues better than any default apps you’ll ever find on your…Read more...

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Jeffrey Morgenthaler has made a lot of drinks. Though I’m sure he hates the phrase “celebrity bartender,” there’s no denying that his methods and cocktails are famous, nor can you deny that they’re really, really good. In addition to being very good at alcohol, Jeff is also very good at food, and was nice enough to…Read more...

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If you’ve ever tried to reason with a 3-year-old (or a 4-year-old or an 8-year-old, etc.), you know that it’s often an exercise in frustration. Read more...

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House plants are great, but your indoor garden is, naturally, limited by how much space you have to spare. Not anymore, though, thanks to this stacking flower pot tower, now down to its lowest price ever on Amazon. Three stackable pots fit together like puzzle pieces to create nine plantable spaces, or use them…Read more...

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If you have a Netflix account then you’ve probably binge watched at least a show or two. But are you binge-watching the same thing your neighbors are?Read more...

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Google’s aptly named AI helper, Google Assistant, is poised to have a great year in 2019. Not only will the digital assistant be spreading to numerous devices old and new, but there are a host of new features coming, too, several of which were shown off at CES 2019 last week.Read more...

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PowerBeats3 Headphones, USB-C Chargers, and a Chef’sChoice Deli Slicer lead off Wednesday’s best deals.Read more...

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The A.V. Club The A.V. Club’s 25 most anticipated movies of 2019 | Deadspin A Brief History Of Viral Gymnastics Routines | The Grapevine R. Kelly’s ‘Goons’ Reportedly Stepped in the Name Of Boxing Gloves to Attack Dave Chappelle Over Skit | Splinter Karen Pence’s New Job is Teaching at a School That Bans LGBT…Read more...

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Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are not getting paid right now because the government is shut down. By now, you’ve read dozens of versions of that sentence over the last month, but as the shutdown stretches longer and longer, it gets more difficult to conceptualize what exactly that means. Read more...

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Have you scheduled your annual check-ups for 2019? One consideration: Front load all of your regular medical appointments, screenings and check ins at the beginning of the year.Read more...

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Gizmodo Media Group is teaming up with Smartypants Productions to premiere the second season of The Secret Life of Muslims — a video series with a view on modern Islam you’re not getting on cable news.Read more...

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Mayhap you’re undertaking a closet clean out or reorganization this month! January is the time when we tend to get gung-ho about such endeavors, and after we’ve purged and assessed our remaining wardrobe, it’s a smart thing to also consider if you’re storing your garments in the way that best suits them. So today, a…Read more...

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Adobe appears to have upset a number of users with another price increase for its app subscriptions. While the hit only appears to be targeting specific countries at this point—you’re spared, North American users—there’s no reason to think that you won’t have to pay more to subscribe to an Adobe app (or its whole…Read more...

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The true crime podcast Criminal and the human-interest podcast This Is Love are two of the most popular podcasts in existence right now, according to Apple’s charts. Phoebe Judge hosts and co-creates both of these independent, highly produced shows. We talked to her about her radio background, how she creates new…Read more...

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

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The actual cost of anything at a hospital is a mystery until you get the bill, but as of January 1, 2019, hospitals must post a list of all their prices online. It can be confusing, near-unreadable, and hard to find, but it’s there. Somewhere. Read more...

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It might be time to rethink which target-date fund you’re investing in with a different calculation in mind.Read more...

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Fasting is enjoying a surge in popularity, thanks to proponents who claim it activates weight loss. Everyone these days, it seems, is skipping their breakfasts or drinking only water every third day. But is fasting actually good for you? And (more importantly to some) will it make you lose weight?Read more...

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When making a cocktail, the shaker serves several functions. It mixes, aerates, and rapidly chills ingredients, and—as writer Chelsea Fagan pointed out on Twitter—there’s no need to limit the tool to an alcoholic happy hour.Read more...

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