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Last night, as I was taking my first test turkey of the season out of the oven, it occurred to me that I had not prepared a side of any sort to go along with the roasted bird. I needed something that could come together while the turkey rested, and all I had was three yams.Read more...

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The CDC confirmed this week that 62 people, mainly children, have come down with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an illness that weakens their arms and legs. But even though the symptoms are scary (they’ve been described as “polio-like,”) it’s a very rare disease and I promise you there’s no need to freak out. Doctors…Read more...

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It’s politics season on Facebook. With the midterm elections only a few weeks away, there’s a good chance you’re seeing targeted ads on Facebook based on your activity both on the platform and around the web. For those of us who are looking for ways to limit Facebook’s ability to influence what we say and do online,…Read more...

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Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $970 million, but what the winner will actually take home depends on picking the annuity or the lump sum payment—and, of course, taxes.Read more...

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Every time I go to write an email, I get distracted by my inbox. I check all my new mail, and I put off the actual task I opened Gmail for. None of that new email was urgent, but I couldn’t ignore all those bold lines. So now I hide my inbox with Inbox When Ready.Read more...

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Pete spends most of the year on a boat, but when he is home he likes to drive fast and throw down some lap times. He is ready to swap his Corvette for something that can handle track days but doesn’t want the usual suspects. What car should he buy?Read more...

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We all agree that there’s no worse idea for getting over an ex than sleeping with them one more time. Or two more times. Right? Bad idea. Unless ... unless it turns out it’s actually good for you. Read more...

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Intel’s absurd new Core i9 octocore desktop processor comes out tomorrow, and you can preorder it from Amazon for $530. That’s a lot of money for a processor, but it’s actually $50 less than other retailers like B&H are charging for the same model. If you’re building a PC soon, and only the best will do, I’d jump on…Read more...

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If I could only own one electric kitchen gadget, it would be an immersion blender. Mine sees near-constant use, making short work of everything from mayonnaise to lemon curd; it’s never met a lump it couldn’t smooth out. Still, I’d never have guessed that this trusty machine would solve my cacio e pepe woes for good.Read more...

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In the world of travel blogging, there are a few hacks sworn by if you want the cheapest flights. Take advantage of one-way tickets, for example, and avoid pricey airports, like Heathrow in London.Read more...

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Last night, I read my daughter a story before bed, like I always do. I picked an old favorite from her bookshelf—Giraffes Can’t Dance. But this time, a musical cast accompanied my narration.Read more...

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Deadspin Joe West Tries To Explain That Fan Interference Call | The A.V. Club We rounded up 10 female horror directors for Jason Blum, who seems to have trouble finding them | The Root White Woman Who Blocked Black Neighbor From Entering Apartment Building Speaks Out | Splinter Trump Is Really Off His Rocker With His…Read more...

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In college, I used to measure out small amounts of caffeine powder on a milligram scale, put it in a gel cap, pop, and repeat throughout the day. A two-inch tall mountain of the dusty substance sat Scarface-style on a piece of paper atop my then-boyfriend’s desk next to the scale and alongside a baggie of caps. I was…Read more...

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There’s a special corner in Tech Hell reserved for app developers who try to sucker people into paying obscene amounts of money for an underwhelming product. Read more...

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I’ve tried more headphones than I can count. Some sound amazing, some sound terrible, and some require DIY modding to get juuuuuust right. The $400 Nuraphone, however, is the first headphone I’ve tried that’s given me a completely unique experience that puts it in a category all its own.Read more...

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Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report—a klaxon, really—warning of the catastrophic consequences of climate change if global political leaders don’t take action right now. For people who’ve been sounding the alarm for decades now, this report is depressing but not surprising; for…Read more...

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Like the ancient Spartans, the commenters on our call for Athens travel tips were few but mighty. Captbrad6 may have set the all-time Hack Your City record with six comments each on a Homeric scale. His recommendations alone could fill a weekend trip. See highlights below, along with more great tips for visiting…Read more...

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Today only, Amazon has driven the price of this Bosch 12-Volt combo kit down to $119, an all-time low.Read more...

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Amazon’s Happy Belly brand makes some surprisingly good snacks, and a bunch of them are deeply discounted in today’s Amazon Gold Box. Save on nuts, sunflower seeds, and trail mixes, with extra discounts available if you use Subscribe & Save.Read more...

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Last weekend, I approached the beer coolers at my regular grocery store and chuckled to myself at the hushed line of people assembled there, awash in the fluorescent-white glow. Eyes glazed, slightly slack-jawed, shoppers of all ages stared at the hundreds of options with expressions of lobotomized bewilderment.…Read more...

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Consumers worried about what will happen to their Sears gift cards as the retailer goes through bankruptcy proceedings can breathe easy—at least for now.Read more...

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I have not been back to Chipotle since the Great Queso Debacle of 2017—cheese-related heartbreak takes the longest to heal—but I still have a soft spot for their cilantro-lime rice. It is, fortunately, not very hard to replicate and home, and it can be made with cilantro stems.Read more...

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Sometimes walking through Ikea feels like you’re in a maze where the walls are built from eye-catching organizational units. You both can’t and don’t want to leave. This isn’t an accident—Ikea is trapping you on purpose.Read more...

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Pollution is killing oysters in Oregon. So much of New Jersey is paved that its storm water has nowhere to go. And in Nevada, the federal government wants to turn a mountain into a storage site for nuclear waste. You should know your state’s most pressing environmental issues before you head to the polls, and Popular…Read more...

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Halloween is definitely the reason we’re showing you WhereToBuyDryIce.net! It’s definitely not that we just find this single-serving website charming and quaint! It’s not at all because we love that in 2018 there’s still a simple, regularly updated website that does one job and does it well. No, we’re posting this so…Read more...

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