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I’ll usually be the first to tell you that you should dive into real local cuisine when you travel to another country. It’s one of the most important aspects of a culture. But I’ll also be the first to tell you that you should totally hit up fast food chains in other countries. They’re awesome! If you have, what’s…Read more...

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PCs are great, but often they feel like they’re made for another species besides humanity. Each additional cord you plug in adds a new cord for you to manage and untangle. They’re customizable, but it’s intimidating to open one up and start pulling out its guts. That big ol’ display on your desk takes up a lot of…Read more...

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Hello, and welcome back to Will It Casserole?, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. This week we are finally making the burrito casserole suggested by one very clever commenter, and we are the better for it.Read more...

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Nordstrom has only a couple large sales each year and today marks the beginning of their Winter Sale. Nordstrom is taking up to 40% off a boatload of styles for basically the rest of February. It’ll take time to look through all the stuff, so maybe pencil it in as a meeting at work or pretend you’re in the bathroom…Read more...

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Storing all your photos in the cloud can be great, until it isn’t. Sometimes the storage service you use might jack up its prices or a few of your photos could just inexplicably disappear. Even worse, your private pictures might just end up on a stranger’s smartphone.Read more...

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Facebook overhauled its News Feed yet again this year, promising to focus on “time well spent” and posts from family and friend, but a new BuzzFeed article shows that the social network is as annoying as ever. The only difference is that Facebook has a new way to gauge a posts popularity: comments.Read more...

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If you’re trying to learn about computer algorithms, or explain them to someone else, three computer scientists have built some helpful visual aids in the style of IKEA instructions.Read more...

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On March 14, 2018, a Wednesday, there will be a national school walkout for gun reform. It is being led by Women’s March Youth Empower, an initiative by the folks who organized the Women’s March. The call is for students, parents, teachers and allies to take part in the walkout for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. across every…Read more...

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Planning a trip to Europe? Why not make a quick stop in Rome, the Eternal City. Alitalia, the flag carrier airline of Italy, is currently offering free stopovers up to three nights long for their passengers.Read more...

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When we rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades last Friday, our editors were giving in to the pull of Glossier, revisiting the Snuggie, cutting back on booze, and boosting our home wifi.Read more...

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If you’ve got sore muscles, slipping into a warm bath with Epsom salt feels amazing. This is almost entirely because you’re taking the time to make a nice bath for yourself and pay attention to your body that just did such hard work for you. The whole thing about it relieving soreness? Sorry, but nope.Read more...

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At the tail end of 2017, I had the good fortune to babysit some adorable children for a few hours, during which they proceeded to ask all sorts of (mostly PJ Masks-related) questions. One actual question was: “How does the TV make sound?” As I explained how sound and air interacted, what I really wanted was something…Read more...

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Since 2018 is predicted to be a slower year for car sales, dealers are pulling out all the stops to get you into the showroom. Presidents’ weekend is usually a big time for car buying, but some of these so-called deals don’t really offer the yuuuge savings you would expect.Read more...

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Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week was kind of hectic for various reasons, so I feel the need for something insanely streamlined, even by our standards. I want to pour, stir, and sip, and maple syrup is…Read more...

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In the aftermath of another mass shooting in America, you may wonder what you can do about the gun violence that plagues the U.S. You could donate to help the victims’ families, support organizations like Everytown for Gun Safety, make gun-safety legislation your primary issue when voting for someone, or run for…Read more...

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On Wednesday, a gunman murdered 17 people in Parkland, Florida, which brings the country’s 2018 gun-death tally to 1,859. Feeling helpless and enraged? You’re not alone—and you’re not helpless. I spoke to Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action, for some instruction on concrete steps the average citizen can…Read more...

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One-star reviews, in addition to being the least helpful kind of review, are also the longest and the worst-spelled. Data journalism blog Priceonomics analyzed 100,000 online product reviews and found that 40% of one-star reviews have at least one spelling mistake, vs. under 30% of five-star reviews.Read more...

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Today’s best deals start off with Nordstrom’s Clear the Rack sale, JBL’s wireless noise-canceling headphones, a Ring doorbell, and more. Read more...

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Earther Common Chemicals Are a Way Bigger Source of Air Pollution Than We Thought | The A.V. Club An emotional Jimmy Kimmel responds to another mass shooting, telling the GOP, “You’ve done worse than nothing” | The Takeout Make takeout-worthy Mongolian beef from the comforts of home |Read more...

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After a few months of hand-wringing over the flu vaccine’s 10 percent effectiveness against one strain of flu in Australia, we finally have a number for how it’s doing in the US this season. It’s 36 percent effective at preventing flu among people in general, and 59 percent effective in children under 8. These numbers…Read more...

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If you’re seeing your high schooler through the college application process for the first time, you’ll probably find that few aspects of the process fill them with as much dread as penning the personal statement.Read more...

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In Hasty Gourmet, The Takeout writers offer reliable recipes that are dinner-party worthy with only a handful of ingredients and a minimum of effort.Read more...

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As long as I live, no genre of food will seduce me as much as dim sum, the tradition of steam/fried/baked small-plate dishes ubiquitous in my native Hong Kong. Because so many of us Cantonese decided to immigrate overseas in the 1980s and 90s, most major metropolitan with a healthy population of Chinese will have dim…Read more...

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Earther Outdoor Recreation Is a Bigger Economic Booster Than Mining | The A.V. Club Sony once turned down a chance to buy all of Marvel’s movie rights for only $25 million | The Takeout McDonald’s to remove cheeseburgers from Happy Meals |Read more...

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ThermoWorks’ ThermoPop is the less expensive and ever-so-slightly slower little brother of our readers’ favorite meat thermometer, and the company is offering a rare deal on open-box units today. Just pick your favorite color, and get it for $20, plus $4 shipping, down from its usual $30. ThermaPen and ThermoPop sales…Read more...

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