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As parents, we do a lot of hand-wringing over how our children will handle social media as they enter their tween and teen years. This sort of stuff wasn’t around when we were their age, we lament. They aren’t mature enough to handle the responsibility, they can’t yet understand the longterm ramifications of what they…Read more...

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If you think of iconic design couple Charles and Ray Eames as “the chair people,” you’d be technically correct, but missing out on all the other innovations they created during their lives. Read more...

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If you have a credit card you’ve likely received a number of emails and mailers—or been prompted when you log in to your account online—asking you to update your salary information on an annual basis. It might seem intrusive, but issuers ask because the Credit Card Act of 2009 requires them to verify a cardholder’s…Read more...

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If you have a public-facing email address, wading through the unrelated PR pitches in your inbox can be a full-time job in itself. There aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with every message you receive, so stop beating yourself up for falling behind and embrace the chaos instead. Read more...

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As of two minutes ago, I have 17 different types of salt in my kitchen, including a Jacobsen sampler (which I am methodically working my way through) and a packet of THC-infused stuff (which I have not tried). I love all of my salty sons dearly, but the Diamond Crystal Kosher and flaky Maldon get far more use than…Read more...

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There’s been a lot of backlash to Marie Kondo’s attitude toward books, thanks to her new Netflix show. In her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, she encourages readers to get rid of all their unread books. She says that she personally only owns 30 titles. Her critics say that’s ridiculous, and in fact you…Read more...

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A hostage negotiation is often a literal matter of life and death, so the experts trained to handle them really know how to listen. While it’s unlikely you’ll ever need to convince someone to come out with their hands up, there are times when we need to push ourselves to be better listeners, which is a huge part of…Read more...

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Chip is looking for a secondary car to complement his Audi A6. He has had dreams of owning something with beauty and speed, but the choices can be difficult within only about $35,000 to spend. What car should he buy?Read more...

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All of the cardio machines are lying to you. There’s probably some workout on the elliptical that promises to keep you in the “fat burning zone,” and a chart on the treadmill informing you that the zone exists when your heart is beating at a certain rate. Forget it. The fat burning zone is a myth.Read more...

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Writing is hard, and weird, and in the scheme of human existence pretty new. We’ve been talking for maybe half a million years, writing for just about 5,000. So sometimes we write stuff that we’d never say aloud. We use a complicated or “smart-sounding” word when a simpler word would work better. New York Times editor…Read more...

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A computer sound bar, LED headlamp, and AeroGarden lead off Thursday’s best deals.Read more...

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Some of the 800,000 federal workers affected by the shutdown of federal government, now going on its 19th day, have launched crowdfunding campaigns to cover basic expenses, Quartz reports.Read more...

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I have a problem — I’m dependent on going to the laundromat to wash my gym clothes so I can’t wash them right away. How do I handle a build up of sweaty clothes when I can reasonably only wash them once a week? Do I start a soak bucket of water and vinegar and just throw them in there and let them accumulate? Do I…Read more...

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Deadspin The Bucks Just Provided The League With A Blueprint On Stopping James Harden And The Rockets | The A.V. Club On The Late Show, Kevin Hart talks more about how he’s done talking about his anti-gay comments | The Grapevine R. Kelly’s Legal and Personal Woes Mount in the Aftermath of Victim Allegations in Surviving R. KellyRead more...

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iOS: There are so many task management apps out there that picking the perfect one for you is a task in itself—one you’ll likely want to track on a to-do list or, honestly, a huge spreadsheet. However, if you’re the one always stuck buying the groceries in your household, a brand-new feature you’ll find in Any.do’s…Read more...

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Over 150 Lifehacker readers left tips this week on visiting or living in San Diego. Even locals who don’t like the city chipped in with some good tips. That’s how chill San Diegans are. We’ve featured all the best comments on the Staff tab under the original post, and gathered a few highlights below.Read more...

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There are so many good jams, jellies, and preserved fruit spreads in this world, it can be easy to accumulate quite a collection. (At any given time, I have three to five Bonne Maman jars in my fridge.) Though these fruity beauties are perfect on nothing more than good bread, they can also be used to make a bomb (bonne…Read more...

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Let’s talk about how to take care of yourself. Not the “self-care” that companies use as an excuse to get you to buy their shit, but how to cover the basic needs of your body and mind. Read more...

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For those with decades until retirement, the market’s swings are just a part of the investing process. As long as your asset allocation is in line with your risk tolerance, you can more or less sit back, ignore daily movements and turn off CNN when things get rocky. But for new retirees and those just a few years…Read more...

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Sometimes you get an overwhelming feeling that you just know something about a person or a situation; this is called intuition, and it’s often wrong.Read more...

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Unless you really need the iPad Pro (and you almost definitely do not), the standard, vanilla 2018 iPad is a terrific tablet for both consuming and creating media. It even works with the Apple Pencil, the first non-Pro iPad to do so.Read more...

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For many parents, the following scenario is painfully familiar: Child becomes interested in a particular instrument after witnessing a performance on said instrument. Child begs for one of their very own. Also begs for lessons. Promises they will practice “every day.” Three months and several hundred dollars later,…Read more...

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On Monday, we asked you to nominate your choice for the very best work keyboard, and now, you get to vote on the top 5 nominees. Of course, the comments section is open and ready for debate, and we can’t wait to hear your arguments for and against the five contenders.Read more...

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For some reason, the tiny things we drop on the ground are never the ones we could stand to lose. Nope, it’s always the back to a favorite pair of earrings, your wedding band, or a pill you can’t afford to miss a dose of. The next time this happens, don’t panic—just grab some hosiery and your vacuum cleaner.Read more...

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It’s flu and cold season, and that means some of you will be showing up to work coughing and sneezing. If your workplace doesn’t give you adequate paid sick days, that is awful and we feel for you. If it does, then you owe it to all of us to take them—especially the people who can’t take sick days. That’s why your…Read more...

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