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Free flights and upgrades make travel rewards programs pretty awesome. The only problem is, some airlines aren’t very flexible with them. They put limitations on when you can book rewards travel, and that can be a huge let down. Here are the best and worst airlines for using travel rewards.Read more...

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Adding a laundry room next to a bedroom may be convenient, but you better get used to hearing every door slam and washing cycle. During a remodel or new build, there are some inexpensive steps you can take to mitigate the sound traveling from one room to the next.Read more...

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Yesterday I turned 40. If birthday greeting cards are to be believed, I’m now officially old, at the top of a hill with nowhere to look but down. But I think each decade just gets better. There are things I can do now that my younger self never could or would do.Read more...

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Making the most of your time is great—we’re obviously fans of it. But sometimes, the better you get at optimizing your time, the more work you take on. This can be frustrating, making you feel no more efficient or less stressed than you did before. Instead of trying to manage your time, learn to say no to yourself.Read more...

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Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best.Read more...

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One of the biggest pitfalls of long-term goals is spending more time focusing on where you want to end up than you do on what you should be doing right now. Stay motivated by thinking only about the next step.Read more...

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Deadspin Roger Goodell Reserves The Right To Screw Over Tom Brady Again | Gizmodo Watch Adam Savage Build the Ultimate Star Trek Captain’s Chair | io9 Watch A Diamond Burn In Pure Oxygen | Jezebel Andrew Keegan’s Cult Gets Busted For Slanging Illegal Kombucha |Read more...

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Verdant, peppery, bright green pesto is one of those things we could put on anything — heck, you could put it on a rubber shoe, and it’d probably still taste delicious. It’s usually made out of fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic, and olive oil, but did you know you can actually make a pesto out of pretty much anything?Read more...

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Today’s Amazon Gold Box deal purports to be “travel accessories,” but really it’s just full of great deals on gear and gadgets you could use anyway. Read more...

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When you move on from a job, it seems natural to take your 401(k) with you. But in some cases, it might make more sense to leave it where it is, if you have the option. Before rolling your 401(k) into an IRA, consider a few important factors.Read more...

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Asking for help is always a humbling experience. It means admitting to someone who knows more than you know less. It’s also the only way you challenge yourself and get better. If you’re not asking for help, you might not be challenging yourself.Read more...

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The adage “time is money” never feels truer than when you’re getting paid by the hour. Long term, though, trading your time for money isn’t a sustainable goal. To get real financial independence, you need to start thinking in terms of finding something besides your time to trade for money.Read more...

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Hello. Welcome to the Friday open thread, where you climb the car of an angry man who slaps the bucket off your head but that’s OK because you already knew that was going to happen and wore another bucket under the first one.Read more...

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Hand washing dishes before you put them in the dishwasher has a great psychological benefit. Your dishes feel cleaner and you’re less likely to have to rewash dishes. You can also waste gallons of water per load.Read more...

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Ah, the “dadbod.” A recently-coined term, it describes the body of a man whose belly suggests that he’s had a few thousand beers during NFL Sunday. Now, he’s not “fat” by any means. In fact, his broad shoulders suggests that he balances his pizza intake with bench presses and curls. So how does this body occur and how do you undo a “dadbod?”Read more...

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If your giant phone blasting your face with bright light every time you turn on your home screen is displeasing, you might like this design. Employing a subdued, sepia scheme, this design is easy on the eyes, even with an AMOLED display.Read more...

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iOS: The best kind of Wi-Fi is free Wi-Fi , especially if that means using less data and avoiding roaming fees when you travel. The WifiMapper app from OpenSignal makes it easy to find over 2 million free Wi-Fi hotspots around the globe, and its completely free.Read more...

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Tailors, along with cobblers , can help you avoid buying something new every time there’s an issue with your clothing. A Tailor can’t fix everything, though, so here are some of the big things they can and can’t fix.Read more...

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Olive oil is perfect for everyday cooking, but if you have some really nice olive oil you use for dipping and whatnot, you probably won’t use it as much. You can extend its shelf life by keeping it stored the right way.Read more...

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While Gunnar glasses are marketed towards gamers, they can be effective at reducing eyestrain for anyone that spends their day staring at a screen. The problem is that they’re typically pretty expensive, and rarely go on sale. Today only though, Amazon’s got a variety of options marked down to a flat $40, which is basically as cheap as we ever see them. These prices will shoot back up at midnight PT though, so grab them while you can. [Gunnar Sale]Read more...

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Carb-heavy meals are notorious for making you hungry and cranky later in the day, not to mention gaining weight. But if you really want to eat your pasta and potatoes, you can make the meal easier for your body to deal with by adding other food to it. Pancakes and bacon are a better bet than pancakes alone.Read more...

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Road trips are a fun—and cheap—way to travel. When planning your perfect road trip , you have a lot to think about, beyond the essentials. What is the top item you make sure to take with you for a great road trip?Read more...

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If you’ve been reading Lifehacker for long, then you’re probably also familiar with How-To Geek. Lowell Heddings started sharing his own technology advice and how-to guides years ago after being frustrated with the lackluster information found elsewhere, and we often reference his work.Read more...

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Windows/OS X: Your computer’s webcam can be useful for more than just quick photos and video calls. The Webcam Pulse Detector is a fun, open source application originally designed at NASA to use your connected camera to take your heart rate. Now you can try it out at home.Read more...

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