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Harry Potter is the bestselling book series of all time, and the books are a lot of fun, but there could be more to the story of the boy who lived. Some recent studies have shown that reading the magical tale can increase empathy toward others.Read more...

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If you're going to do something, you might as well do it properly. Whether it's for a party platter, a light snack, or as a luscious wine companion, this handy chart shows how to properly slice a bunch of different types of cheese.Read more...

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Everybody needs an ice pack at some point or another, and you can put together a home made version that won't leak when it melts with a few simple ingredients.Read more...

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In many industries, even the most talented must "pay dues" before they can play. And while there's value in mastering the basics of knot tying before one captains a sailboat, it's a shame that arbitrary time requirements can clog the talent engine of an organization or stall the career of a creative person.Read more...

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I've recently taken up baking again and I've been making a lot of bread. Though I give most of it away, part of my experimentation is about seeing how long my different breads last and what I can do with it when it goes stale.Read more...

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Liquid Bluing is something you don't find in many laundry rooms anymore, and it's kind of a shame. When used properly, nothing else is quite so good at bringing back that crisp, white look to your clothes.Read more...

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Salted is a new membership program with online cooking bootcamps, courses, and tutorials from acclaimed chefs. Through it, you can learn essential kitchen skills and recipes, as well as more advanced techniques.Read more...

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This week we changed our passwords again , learned about all of Apple's new stuff , upgraded to iOS 8 , and took pest control into our own hands . Here's a look back.Read more...

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One of the biggest challenges people have is finding their career path —just figuring out what to do in life . A possible solution (or at least way to get closer to an answer): Ask the people closest to you.Read more...

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Dear Lifehacker, We recently moved my father into a long-term care facility. There are a number of wonderful things he wanted my sister and I to have and to share with our children. The trouble is that he was a lifelong smoker and everything reeks from years of smoke. We want to keep these things, but the smell is just awful. What can we do?Read more...

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There's no telling how long this will last (my money is on "not long"), but you can get a KitchenAid Pro 450 stand mixer right now for $175, brand new and direct from KitchenAid's own eBay storefront. [ KitchenAid Pro 450 Series 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer, $175]Read more...

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It may seem counter intuitive to respond to hate with kindness. But, as Zak Ebrahim points out, hate takes a lot of energy.Read more...

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Sometimes we don't want our DIY projects to look fresh out of the box. Adam Savage (of MythBusters fame) shows us how he weathers his projects with a few simple tools and tricks. Read more...

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For all of you who think leasing a car is the worst financial decision ever and want to say "If you can't afford it, you shouldn't get it!", stop reading now, hop on your high-horse and gallop into the comments. Now for the rest of you, here is what you really need to know about leasing a car. Read more...

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We've been told to limit distractions when we want to focus. Fast Company recommends to use distractions to foster creativity, and they make some good points explaining why. Read more...

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You've probably heard of online dating. You may even have a few friends that do it. But, despite your curiosity, you haven't been able to convince yourself to actually try it out. We're here to answer some of your burning questions.Read more...

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Sure, Chrome's New Tab page is useful enough, and forged from the analysis of millions of user experience clicks, but why stick with what Google wants to serve up to you? There are several impressive extensions that can transform your New Tab page and provide some handy extra functionality.Read more...

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Hello! Welcome to our informal, always-on-Friday open thread where you can ask questions about technology and life, share tips, or show your vacation photos to a polite but bored audience. Did you know that the late Richard Harris once left a cake out in the rain and couldn't take it because it took so long to bake it and he would never have the recipe again? Oh, yes (and how). Share your own tales of culinary misfortune, if you like. Read more...

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Coming up with creative solutions to complex problems is inherently difficult. "Thinking outside the box" is counterintuitive. If you're having trouble, get started by assuming everything you know is wrong.Read more...

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If you spend several hours a day in front of a computer, I can't begin to tell you what a difference a mechanical keyboard can make. In addition to better typing accuracy and speed, the clicky keys can just make you feel more productive. If you haven't taken the plunge yet, there's a great deal available today to get you started.Read more...

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We recently covered how hotel's cancellation fee policies can help you get a room at a sold out hotel , but what about when you're the one trying to cancel the reservation? The Daily Beast recommends you simply call the hotel and ask them to move your reservation a few weeks ahead, then call back later to cancel.Read more...

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Personal finance has become pretty accessible. From customized budget tools to financial calculators , there are so many online resources to help you get out of debt, learn how to save and manage your money. Even investing is simple. Still, people use financial advisors all the time. So at what point should you enlist the help of one?Read more...

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Android: We've talked before about how to protect your sensitive data . If you use an Android phone, Secrecy might be one of the better solutions. Not only does it hide files in password-protected vaults, it encrypts them when not in use.Read more...

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