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You can now plot out your next road trip with the Waze Live Map on desktop and then send these directions right to your phone. This new feature is live for everyone, and you can access it through Waze’s Live Map on desktop. Naturally, the Waze app needs to be installed on your phone to load the route, but that’s the…Read more...

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Learning a language with an app like Duolingo is perfectly respectable, but unless you want your French to have a noticeable Siri-like quality, you need to branch out. That’s where sites like Forvo come in.Read more...

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A recently discovered vulnerability with WhatsApp—and I use that term more loosely than usual, because this one doesn’t really seem like the app’s fault, per se—can lead to an incredibly frustrating crash loop if some stupid user sends you messages the app can’t handle.Read more...

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Recently on The Upgrade we learned about the science of timing your life perfectly—from what times of day are best for certain activities and what periods in life are best for a fresh start. But at the heart of timing your life well is knowing your chronotype. That is, knowing whether you’re a morning lark, a night…Read more...

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Sesame Street and CNN are partnering up for all our emotional needs this year, first with the virtual COVID-19 town hall, then with the one on racism, and now a town hall as we navigate the back-to-school season with our little kids during a pandemic. Read more...

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Though you might not be traveling as often these days, there is one hot new travel accessory to bring on every trip: the Google Chromecast.Read more...

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Baked Alaska is a the steakhouse dinner of desserts. It’s decidedly retro, lightly kitschy, and—while completely obtainable to the home cook—slightly more involved than you want it to be.Read more...

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If you have been looking for a new home during the pandemic, you aren’t alone. With record-low mortgage interest rates and more people working from home, many folks are considering an upgrade. In fact, existing-home sales jumped by more than 20% in June—and July spiked by 25%, according to a recent National…Read more...

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Summer has come to an end, and that means we all have a surplus of pool and beach toys just lying around begging to be put to use. Sure you could just store these items until the next warm season, but it’s so much more fun to cut them up and use them in unique ways around the house.Read more...

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As former Lifehacker writer Nick Douglas once proclaimed: Every sponge is bad. He wasn’t wrong then, and he isn’t wrong now. But his passionate stance made me think more deeply about my kitchen sponge than I ever had before, and I came to a somewhat disturbing realization. My sponge? Was basically always dirty.Read more...

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An Aukey 1080p webcam, an Anker PowerWave charging pad, a Control for Xbox One deal, a Keurig K-Classic single serve coffee maker, a Dyson Animal upright vacuum, a “recent hits” DVD and Blu-ray Gold Box, and a 25% discount on N95 masks lead Wednesday’s best deals.Read more...

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Wanting and subsequently begging for a pet is somewhat of a childhood rite of passage. Most kids, at some point, want a dog, cat, hamster, rabbit, gold fish, or all of the above. For parents who love having a houseful of animals, adding a third cat or another creature-filled tank may be no big deal, but if pets just…Read more...

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Android 11 is here—the stable version, that is—and only if you’re running one of Google’s Pixel phones (the Pixel 2, 3, 3A, 4, or 4A) for the stable release. A beta version of Android 11 is also available, starting today, for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, as well as the Oppo X2 and Reno 3.Read more...

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Many people have been shocked to find that I am a prolific maker and consumer of salads. This makes sense, as the persona I put out into the world is somewhat gin-soaked and bacon greased, and waffling Honey Buns and leftover pizza doesn’t help. But I do love a good salad, especially if they contain a large amount of…Read more...

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Last week, Chase unveiled new rewards credit card offerings—including the new Chase Freedom Flex®—along with new cash back rewards for the existing Chase Freedom Unlimited®. Both will be available on September 15, 2020.Read more...

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Windows 10 users can customize their desktops with unique themes, and are able to create and share those themes with others. Hackers can also use them to steal your credentials.Read more...

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This week we’re learning how to nail perfect timing with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink. Listen to Daniel explain why certain hours of the day are more productive than others, what chronotypes are and how they impact your energy throughout the day, how we can battle the mid-afternoon slump, and why…Read more...

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Teachers create the best hacks. Full stop. No argument. The clever ways they go about managing the number of kids they oversee—and getting around the limitations of old equipment that often isn’t well maintained—always surprise and delight me. And today’s trending trick for sharing documents via video chats is no…Read more...

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Have you ever been browsing an older website, only to find yourself face-to-face with a 404 error when you click on a link to a long-abandoned site? What about searching up an old bookmarked article only to find that it’s now stuck behind a paywall?Read more...

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If you’ve been pregnant at any point during the past decade, you’ve probably heard of the concept of a gender-reveal party. The trend has been traced back to one mom who, in 2008, held what is widely considered to be the first gender reveal party. Jenna Karvunidis cut into a cake to reveal pink frosting (it’s a girl,…Read more...

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If running is hard, this is for you—especially if you’re a new runner, or if you’ve been running for a while but you just can’t seem to get any faster. The most important thing you need to learn is this: you get faster by running more, and you run more by running slower. Read more...

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I consider myself something of a “mindful eater.” For example: When eating Doritos, I always examine each side of the chip to make sure the more heavily seasoned side is facing downward, towards my tongue. This results in a more flavorful, satisfying Dorito-eating experience. The same principle can be applied to…Read more...

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