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Apple’s Focus feature, introduced with iOS 15, helps to make your iPhone a less distracting experience. Customizable “Do Not Disturb” profiles ensure notifications are blocked when you can’t respond to them: iOS even tells your contacts you have notifications silenced, so they know not to bother you. However, these…Read more...

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Once again, Planet Fitness is offering free summer gym memberships to teens. Great news for the teens, not necessarily great for the other gym-goers. Teenagers have a reputation for hogging gym equipment and ignoring gym etiquette. But that’s not going to be the case for your teen, who will be a perfect gym citizen,…Read more...

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Last week I went to the much anticipated opening of Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Benjamin Amberg’s new bar, Pacific Standard. (If you read this site regularly, you may be familiar with a few of Jeff’s hacks and recipes.) The space was beautiful, the drinks good, and the food menu packed with Jeff-isms: American cheese on…Read more...

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Whether it’s rising fuel prices, or a desire for adventure that has you peering at that bike that’s been in the back of your garage for far too long, knowing the basics of regular maintenance can save you time and hassle. Keeping your bike in good working order will save you money on repairs and make your ride more…Read more...

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Bodily functions are messy, and no matter how carefully you plan, your body will betray you at some point, forcing you to eliminate in public places you’d rather not eliminate in. In such a desperate situation, we may experience tunnel vision, not realizing the horror of an empty toilet paper dispenser until it is too…Read more...

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When it comes to marketing, the multi-bajillion dollar budgets of nearly every tentpole theatrical release of the past decade or so have left little room for experimentation, or often any fun. There are still great, thrilling trailers made for Hollywood movies, but there’s also a sameyness that creeps in, with coming…Read more...

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G Suite (formerly Google Workspace) has shut down its free plans—you can no longer pay for a domain name and use Google’s business email for free. This move isn’t really going to bother big organizations much, as they’re all on paid tiers already, but small business owners or individuals using G Suite will be forced…Read more...

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Now is definitely not a good time to be looking for a new place to live. It hasn’t been a good time in, well, a long time, as it seems like demand is consistently and drastically outweighing supply, whether you’re looking to rent or buy. But it may be a little bit easier in some states than in others to find a vacant…Read more...

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Final Fantasy is one of the most-influential video game franchises of all time, and while every game in the series has its fans, Final Fantasy VII is by far the most popular—even 25 years after its initial release on PlayStation 1. The story of Cloud, Aerith, Tifa, and their companions on a quest to save their planet…Read more...

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One of the toughest parts about being a parent is parenting while sick. Unlike work, where, at least in theory, you can take a day off to rest and recover, parenting is a round-the-clock job, where you are the back-up option, illnesses be damned. Add in the gazillion illnesses your kids bring home to you from daycare,…Read more...

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My goal in life is to have a squad of six ducklings following me around at all times, because I think this will make girls like me. I’ve tried walking around with a parrot on my shoulder, wearing spats, and being super into iguanas, and none of them worked out, but I have a solid shot with the ducklings. They’re…Read more...

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There are many ways to date and many ways to love. Traditional monogamy might be one, but it’s not the only one. Many people have questions about how to open up their own relationships with a primary partner; but the third party involved—a person on the outside of the existing relationship—can have just as many…Read more...

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I’m all about “it’s not TMI, it’s transparency,” which is why TikTok is the best social network—a place where people have no problem getting nakedly confessional in 15 seconds or less. It’s also a wonderful place to explore the more...unconventional side of wellness and mental health trends. My phone and/or TikTok…Read more...

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Rubs and rubbing rubs on meat are an important part of barbecuing. The mix of seasonings and spices is meant to stick to the meat’s surface, where it will hopefully dissolve a bit and help form the much-desired bark (a mix of spices, meat protein, and smoke from your smoker). Unlike salt, which should be applied…Read more...

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As inflation and interest rates rise in tandem, the price of homes in certain United States cities begun to fall—or at least level off. According to Redfin Real Estate News, an increasing number of home sellers began lowering their asking prices this month, signaling a cooling in the recently red-hot housing market.…Read more...

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Can a big summer blockbuster successfully translate to streaming services, or is the hope dead on arrival? The loyal theater-goer in me says that an epic car chase will never feel the same on a laptop screen, but if there’s a movie that will put my skepticism to the test, it looks like it’ll be The Gray Man.Read more...

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While plenty of beginners can pick up a program and figure out the gym machines as they go, it’s also totally normal to feel intimidated by the whole process. Especially if programs and videos seem to expect a fitness level a notch or two above where you are right now, it can be tough to figure out where to start. Read more...

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If there’s nothing good on Disney+ in July, it might be because their corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co., decided to put everything good on Hulu. It’s an especially strong month for the streamer, which will premiere a handful of star-packed films and benefit from the return of cult favorite TV series, including new…Read more...

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The rental market is out of control. Viral tweets are making their rounds, showing hopeful renters lining up outside of vacant apartments in New York City, and you probably know someone who has posted pleas for affordable open rooms and sublets. If you’re among those who are desperately searching for a rental right…Read more...

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Group travel can be a dream come true—you’ll never forget the memories made strolling along the beach or exploring a new city with your family, friends, or partner. But before you can get to that dreamy vacation spot or start planning in your ultimate travel spreadsheet, you need to get through the headache of…Read more...

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Once a year, I go strawberry picking with my friend Amanda. (You might know Amanda; she writes about pickles and parties.) Rummaging through leaves while hunched over, getting all itchy in search of the perfect, vibrantly red berry may not sound like fun, but there is something meditative about it, and I do enjoy the…Read more...

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It’s easy to find keyboard shortcuts when using an app on your Mac or PC. When you look at a function in a menu, you often see its corresponding keyboard shortcut, which you can then use to speed things up. Websites, on the other hand, often don’t show these shortcuts to you, even though they’re very much present,…Read more...

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Maybe age is just a number, but if you’re dating a younger partner or considering pursuing one, it’s important to consider certain questions before taking things further. Depending on what you want in life and in your relationships—from sexual desires to children to emotional fulfillment—there are crucial…Read more...

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While no one really wants to watch YouTube videos on displays as small as the Apple Watch, it can come in handy if you want to watch something quickly on-the-go or refer to the next step in a tutorial for fixing a leaky faucet. In those cases, WatchTube is the Apple Watch app that will let you watch even if your…Read more...

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