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When you want to translate something, the easiest option is often a free translation service like Google Translate. But you should avoid pasting sensitive information into free translation services, as your data could end up in the public domain or used for advertising. (Generally, if you have highly sensitive…Read more...

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Cracks in your wall can inspire a sense of impending doom, especially if your home is relatively new. Is it just a cosmetic blemish that a little spackle can fix? Or are you about to be buried in rubble? Read more...

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Some people have a natural eye for decorating, but arranging furniture and decorating your home isn’t an impossible-to-learn art. And if you have your own apartment or house, it’s worthwhile to learn some of the basic rules and guidelines of design—even if only to intentionally break them with your own style. On your…Read more...

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You’ve been saving your frequent flyer miles up to plan a dream trip, but when it comes time to use them you either a) can’t find availability, b) it costs three times as many miles as you have, or c) there are five layovers in each direction, there’s a new tool that can help: point.me.Read more...

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Several months into a baby formula shortage, another health-related product has become difficult to find: Tampons. Though tampon scarcity has been the topic of Reddit threads for months, it gained national attention following an article published in Time, which referred to the shortage as “the supply chain problem no…Read more...

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I’m a huge fan of dinner parties. I like to go to them, and I love to host them. It’s a chance to gather with the people you love and share stories and all that warm and fuzzy stuff, and that’s great, but mostly it’s an opportunity to show off. If you’ve been perfecting Beef Wellington with homemade puff pastry for…Read more...

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Whether you’re doing a gut renovation of your bathroom and starting over from scratch, or giving yours a cosmetic refresh, keep in mind that the road to your dream bathroom doesn’t always run smooth. In fact, with so much happening—plumbing, electrical, furniture, tiles, extremely heavy fixtures, etc.—there are…Read more...

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Like humans, dogs can get overheated in warm or hot weather. But unlike us, they can’t use words to tell us when they need a break or some water on a sweltering day. They do send us signals, though—like panting, seeking out (and sitting in) the shade, and plopping themselves down (wherever they feel like it) and…Read more...

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The cleaning products aisle of the supermarket has plenty of options for cleansing and polishing wood furniture. And while those formulated for use on wood get the job done, you don’t always need a dedicated product to get your mahogany desk or oak chairs gleaming. Here are some other ways you can clean wood—many of…Read more...

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Even if the rest of a room is impeccably clean, decorated, and designed, a water stain on the ceiling can easily become the focal point, making the space look and feel dingy and neglected. Read more...

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The year was 2019—January 1st, to be exact. Eight episodes of a show called “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” dropped on Netflix, aligning perfectly with all the resolutions made the night before by people vowing to organize their homes, leaving them free of clutter. Thrift stores soon overflowed with donations of…Read more...

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When we think of plants that attract pollinating insects, flowers with stamens, pistils, and visible pollen come to mind. But not everyone lives in an area where growing plants of that variety is feasible.Read more...

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With temperatures and humidity levels soaring across the country, many people are cranking up their air conditioning. And while that’s completely understandable, doing so could result in a brownout. Meanwhile, strong summer storms have also become a regular fixture of the season so far, causing blackouts during the…Read more...

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Those who opt to plant and maintain traditional lawns may like the look of the lush, green grass surrounding their home, but don’t necessarily want to use artificial fertilizers and other chemicals to keep it looking good. And while some turn to sand as a way to improve soil drainage, others use something a bit…Read more...

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After spending so much time either alone, or cooped up with other members of our household during the pandemic, people are enthusiastically returning to travel—and many are hitting the road solo. Read more...

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When it comes to simple meals that can fit into any nutritional plan, Reddit’s r/EatCheapandHealthy is a gold mine for ideas. My favorite thread at the moment is this one in which someone asked for “stupidly easy food pairings.” Things you can just throw together on the same plate or in the same skillet and have a…Read more...

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If you’ve been seeing a ton of otherworldly and hilarious picture collections on your Twitter feed, the people you follow are probably using Dall-E Mini, the text-to-image software that uses artificial intelligence to cobble together a series of pictures of literally anything you can dream of. Read more...

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There are many recipes that call for one to “secure” something with a skewer or toothpick. Things like stuffed chicken breasts, meaty roulades, and bacon wrapped whatever—so many of these little food parcels need to be stabbed with a bit of wood to help them keep their form while they cook. But what if you’re out of…Read more...

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You’ve heard of the intelligence quotient, or IQ, and you probably know it’s not a super reliable way to determine how smart you are. But did you know there’s a “likability quotient,” too, and you can take steps to influence yours and, thus, make yourself more likable?Read more...

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Whether you wear a baseball cap on the daily, to cover up an exquisitely bad hair day or lack of recent shower, or to shield yourself from the sun while you bake at children’s outdoor sporting events, chances are that cap is not looking its best. If you’re like me, occasionally, when you remember, you toss it in your…Read more...

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You know you need sunscreen and layers to protect you from the sun, lest you get a bad sunburn. It stands to reason that if UV rays can be bad for you, they can be bad for other things—even things not covered in skin. Your vehicles, for instance, can suffer sun damage, but just as you can intervene on behalf of your…Read more...

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Google Lens is one of the company’s most useful and impressive tools: With it, you can scan objects in the world around you to learn more about anything from plants to pets, as well as lift text right out of an image. However, as it turns out, there’s a quick and convenient method to scanning with Google Lens that…Read more...

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been more than 2,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox across 37 different countries in 2022. While it’s true we might not be ready for monkeypox, the CDC is prepping anyone who will listen on how to lower your risk of getting monkeypox while having…Read more...

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Most of the products that Apple is selling today are worth considering—but there are a few stragglers the company continues to sell that aren’t worth their tempting prices. Some of these products aren’t going to get software updates for much longer, and others have a better alternative for a slightly higher price. If…Read more...

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