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Even if you don’t have many vacation days to use, a good day trip or weekend getaway can be enough to help you unwind and destress. If you want to save some cash on your mini-vacay, consider taking the train or bus. You don’t have to drive, and you’d be surprised how far you can get for very little.Read more...

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The correct positioning of a car seat chest clip is at armpit level, right between a child’s nipples. This isn’t a suggestion, but a non-negotiable. Car seat safety advocate Heather Starr explains why in this Facebook post showing the chest of three-year-old girl after she was in a car accident. There’s some bruising,…Read more...

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iOS: For Apple enthusiasts, game developer Zach Gage is practically a household name. Not only does Apple love to feature the indie developer—and his games—on the App Store, but he’s won Apple’s Palme d’Or of apps, a coveted Design Award, as well as numerous other industry recognitions for his fun creations. You…Read more...

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Summer: A time to sit back and relax by the pool or on the beach with your favorite drink in hand, and to get some reading done. And between true crime thrillers, sci-fi adventures and some timeless classics, there’s a lot to get through.Read more...

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Earlier this week, a pilot whale died after being found with 17 pounds of plastic bags in its stomach. The horrific incident was our latest reminder that plastic bags contribute to the scourge of marine litter. By sheer coincidence, it came on the heels of a major U.N. report pointing to plastic bag levies or bans as…Read more...

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If you want to play with the “early AF” release of iOS 12, or run around in the deserts of macOS Mojave, you normally have to give Apple $99 for the privilege of developing apps for its platform—apps it’ll ultimately take a 30 percent cut of (unless you offer a subscription and keep a user for longer than a year, but…Read more...

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Right now, the largest communities of the involuntarily celibate, or “incels,” are toxic. These communities (sometimes on larger sites like Reddit or 4chan, sometimes on their own domains and chat rooms) cater mostly to straight men, especially white ones, and they preach a message of hate that has contributed to…Read more...

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If your mechanics tool set could do with an upgrade, this massive 247 piece kit from DEWALT is a few bucks off its regular price today, and comes with a bonus DEWALT drilling/driving set, which currently sells for $40 on its own.Read more...

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This week we have a lady who can’t stand it when her boyfriend gawks at other women. Will she finally tell him how it makes her feel and get the respect she deserves? Or will he be too busy staring at other girls to see her walking away for good?Read more...

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Spotify’s top playlists feature way more men than women. Not just the algorithmic playlists, which reproduce inequalities in the music industry at large, but also in the curated ones, according to a thorough, stat-filled feature article on Baffler. For example, Spotify’s top curated playlist of 2017 was RapCaviar, a…Read more...

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Kids and parents know the routine. Heck, it’s even ingrained in Daniel Tiger’s “Morning Song” a catchy tune that my husband and I used to sing to help my five-year-old get ready for her day: “Clothes on. Eat breakfast. Brush teeth. Put on shoes. And off to school!” But if I take a hard look at reality, those steps are…Read more...

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All musicians have a different approach to becoming their very best, but whatever your practice, it will inevitably include some version of running scales. There is a great deal of tedium in being good enough to keep up when inspiration strikes. Unfortunately, this has translated to many a miserable afternoon for…Read more...

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In the hierarchy of frozen desserts, frozen yogurt “popsicles” rarely make it into my top 10. Invented as a way to trick children into thinking they are eating “dessert,” these icy sticks of fruit and yogurt rarely achieve the texture and flavor required to be considered “indulgent.” This is all fixed, however, by…Read more...

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Dell’s P2715Q 4K monitor has always been one of the most affordable 27” 4K IPS display on the market, but today, it’s all the way down to $364, the best price we’ve ever seen.Read more...

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We now live in a GDPR world. GDPR, in case you didn’t know, stands for the European Union’s “General Data Protection Regulation” privacy law, which kicked into effect May 25 and caused every service you’ve ever used to blow up your inbox over the last month. Read more...

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It’s time to celebrate all the dear old dads out there with some thoughtful gifts that still won’t break the bank. We’ll be updating this post until the big day, so check back periodically for more deals.Read more...

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Here’s a productivity tip managers and workers would do well to incorporate into their every day email routine, courtesy of comedian and author Franchesca Ramsey from her days working at Upworthy: summarize lengthy emails up top so your recipients know what they’re in for.Read more...

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Most of the time, saving money is more about knowing what not to buy then it is about squirreling cash away. If you’re an impulsive shopper like me, that can be a problem. That’s why I recommend you shop at one particular store before all the others: your own.Read more...

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Here is how many of us make our daily to-do lists: In the AM, fueled by coffee and morning delusion, we jot down all the tasks we hope to accomplish in the next eight (or, let’s be real, 11 or 12) hours. But these lists, while well-intentioned, are often written haphazardly. After crossing off a third of the…Read more...

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From birth to age 34 I have been good at one sport, dodgeball, because until a few years ago I never topped 110 pounds. Now I’m ready to be good at a second sport: horse (the basketball game, not the animal).Read more...

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Let’s be honest: people don’t order a Caesar salad for the romaine. The crisp lettuce may be a perfect blank canvas for those garlicky, lemony, and umami-packed flavors, but Caesar salad fixings, particularly the dressing, can work wonders on all of your favorite picnic salads.Read more...

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Adhering to a strict financial plan is a lot like following a healthy diet. You do it because you know it’ll help you feel good now and set yourself up for the best possible future.Read more...

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As an introvert who is married to an introvert, I assumed that our son would, of course, be an introvert.Read more...

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Mac: Of all the days to (finally) launch a version of its app for macOS, Houseparty picked yesterday—the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference—to make a big (themed) splash onto Apple desktops and laptops. And while Apple’s announcement of FaceTime group hangouts probably took a little wind out of…Read more...

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Look, it’s just hard to get work done in the summer. It’s bright and sunny on the other side of that window, you’ve always got a friend or two posting beach pics on Instagram, and unless the A/C is blowing right on you, all you can think about is where your next ice-cold beverage is coming from.Read more...

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