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Cars are terrible investments. New cars depreciate by about 20-30 percent in their first year, and just keep on losing value after that. Eventually, your car hits a bottom in terms of resale potential, and coasts there for a bit before descending into its final form: The beater. Of course, a car’s value isn’t measured…Read more...

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A smartphone is only as good as its battery, and since the release of the first iPhone, Apple has done its part to make sure you’ll remember to charge it, hitting you with a pop-up alert when your charge drops below 20%. While that system is effective, the warning might not come soon enough: If you’re nowhere near a…Read more...

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Google Assistant is a useful part of the Android ecosystem. It helps you set reminders, make calls, and even look up that odd song. But at the same time, it’s one more thing vying for your attention. If you end up accidentally triggering Google Assistant every now and then, or you just don’t feel the use for it…Read more...

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While we might love to watch birds, sometimes they build their nests in dangerous or inconvenient places near our homes. It can be difficult to deal with a recurring bird nest and the mess they can make, not to mention the danger to them when they nest near vents or fans. There are some humane ways you can discourage…Read more...

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In Great Britain, they used to call the summer months “the silly season” because of the frivolous news stories that would populate the media due to the lack of “real” news. It seems to work the same way with young people on the internet: Summer is the silly season, so all of these stories are ridiculous.Read more...

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Caviar has been in the zeitgeist lately, thanks to a recent NYT article about “caviar bumps,” or “tasting caviar off the back of your hand,” a weird rich person trick I wrote about over a year ago. (I did not, however, call them “bumps,” because I am not a dweeb who has never been offered real drugs.)Read more...

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When you’re removing hair from your face or legs, all you really need is a razor and something to cut down on friction between your sweet baby skin and the blade. But if the goal is so simple, why are there so many products clamoring to help you make it happen? (The answer is capitalism.) But it’s true that each of…Read more...

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Unless you’ve sworn off Google for good, at least some part of your digital life is likely entwined with the company. Maybe you only have a Gmail account, or maybe you rely on Google for everything from personal photo storage to sharing files at work. Chances are excellent you have some important data connected to…Read more...

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The latest bit of fitness misinformation is making the rounds on TikTok, but I’ve seen it cropping up other places, too. Young women are singing the praises of Pilates (sometimes alongside barre, yoga, and walking), saying it helped them lose weight and tone their muscles where lifting weights did not. Something about…Read more...

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What to get my husband for Father’s Day always fills me with a small amount of agita. He’s not picky, so he won’t be upset if he doesn’t get a certain special something. (In fact, there’s nothing he really wants, except things he “can use,” which doesn’t help.) He’s already received all the framed sports…Read more...

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Air travel is simultaneously a triumph of human engineering skill and a prime example of the frustrations of modern life. On the one hand, an enormous metal tube lifts into the air and transports you at incredible speed. On the other hand, you have to resort to various hacks to make the experience more tolerable. Read more...

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This TikTok video from Kylo Sten begins with a bold claim: “I work in TV post production, and almost all of you guys are setting your TVs up wrong.” Below are Sten’s top three TV-set-up mistakes, plus a few of our own to add to the list.Read more...

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Bluetooth devices are more common than ever. It seems the wireless technology is baked into almost every product we buy: It connects our iPhones to our Apple Watches and Fitbits, our wireless headphones to audio sources, and our game controllers to our consoles. Of course, the more tech goes wireless, the easier it is…Read more...

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We’ve all experienced a panicked, uncomfortable moment (or many) when that dreaded, all-consuming “Oh shit, I’m about to throw up” sensation seizes our body and sends us sprinting to the nearest receptacle, or sink, or patch of grass, or anyplace that is not our own shirt and pants. While we can’t promise to keep the…Read more...

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The U.S. National Park Service reports nearly 300 million recreational visits to their parks in 2021. In an effort to plan for similarly robust attendance numbers this summer, many of national parks have instituted a reservation system to prevent overcrowding and traffic issues and ensure adequate staffing—so if…Read more...

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People are always trying to make bananas be ice cream, and who can blame them. Ice cream really is that bitch. She’s sweet and rich, cold yet comforting, and one of the first things to go when the diet starts. These approximations aren’t bad—the frozen banana “soft serve” that nearly crashed Pinterest is admittedly…Read more...

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It’s a typical day: You boot up your search engine of choice, enter a query you’re curious about, then click on a link that looks promising. Actually, it’s not that useful, so you click the back button to check out more search results. Except, the back button does nothing. You try again: nothing. This website has you…Read more...

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After a wait that seemed endless, two COVID vaccines are finally authorized for children under 5 years old. The FDA’s advisory panel voted Wednesday to grant emergency use authorization to both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines for children aged 6 months and up. Read more...

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The lawn occupies a fascinating niche of American culture. The most-grown crop in the country, that patch of grass in your front yard offers nothing of practical value. We remain obsessed with a pretty lawn despite the fact that it’s thirsty, difficult to maintain, and expensive.Read more...

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Inflation is rampant, interest rates are raising faster than at any time in the last 28 years, gas prices are skyrocketing, and the ongoing stresses of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the lingering pandemic, supply chain issues, and other factors aren’t helping matters. All of which means we’re in unquestionably murky…Read more...

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As of this week, we are officially in a bear market. The S&P 500 has lost more than 20% of its value, with some tech stocks taking a much more severe beating than that—Netflix is tanking and Amazon’s stock has dropped nearly 40%.Read more...

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The best cake topping is whipped cream. It’s light, delicate, mildly sweet, and works with everything from angel food cake to double chocolate mousse. Glazes, frostings, and cream cheese icings are all great, but whipped cream is the greatest. It highlights the star components while adding richness and moisture,…Read more...

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When you become a parent, you quickly realize the importance of sleep, mostly because your kids (and by extension, you) just aren’t getting enough of it. Between the struggle to get your kids to fall asleep at bedtime and the regular nighttime wakings, sleep quickly becomes the one thing you crave more than anything…Read more...

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Tabletop RPGs are a great way to socialize, play, and imagine with your friends, but it’s hard to find the time to play regularly. Whether the D&D group you started during the pandemic isn’t meeting as often, or you’re simply looking for a new way to get your dice-rolling fix, I have a possible solution for you: solo…Read more...

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