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The kids are bored. The kids are hot. The car is dirty. I think we all know what needs to be done.Read more...

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A quick review of this month’s new, original Netflix offerings quickly reveals my personal biases. For example, I’m well aware of the geek-friendly properties, both new and returning: Season two of The Umbrella Academy, based on the comic by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá; the premiere of Cursed, based on a YA novel…Read more...

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If you live by the old Ben Franklin quote, you know the only two things we can count on are death and taxes. But with a little planning and organization, you can make one of them easier to manage. I’m talking about the taxes.Read more...

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Cast iron cookware is a funny animal: It’s versatile and super durable but it’s also particular and can all-too-easily turn into a rust-covered piece of garbage. And then, there are all these rules that come with cast iron pans, whispered things about seasoning and scrubbing with salt and the dangers of soap … it’s…Read more...

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A massive undercover surveillance network was recently outed by the cybersecurity firm Awake Security. It’s serious enough that you should once again triple-check that you aren’t using shady extensions in your Chrome browser. Read more...

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Apple’s annual operating system updates are always a cause for geeky celebration, but some of you have less reason to be thrilled. If your beloved, older Apple devices have faded into obsolescence, this annual ritual can feel like a grim reminder that this is it for you. Catalina is the highest mountain your aged…Read more...

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If you wear sunscreen every day, apply it properly and reapply it every few hours (or whenever you’ve been sweating, swimming, or toweling off), then you don’t need this article. But here we are. You’ve been burned, and you’re hurting. What now? Read more...

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If you don’t want to try out iOS 14 or macOS Big Sur just yet, that’s fine. Developer betas aren’t for everyone. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy at least one update both operating systems are bringing to the table: shiny new wallpapers.Read more...

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Are you an adventure traveler or foodie traveler or even a bucket-list traveler sitting around thinking, “Well, I’ll never travel again”? With travel restrictions still in place, it seems like it’ll take months before travel will resume back to its regularly scheduled programming. Read more...

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Ahh, summer. The smell of charcoal and grilled meat, sweet buttered corn, and of course, and maybe a beer or two, if you choose. Growing up, we only had the basics when we grilled. All we needed was a simple charcoal grill, spatula, and chicken wings. However, now that my palette has evolved and I enjoy cooking a…Read more...

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It is true that one cannot make an omelet (or any egg dish) without breaking a few eggs. And even if you are the most careful egg cracker around, a bit of shell will make its way into the pan from time to time. This is not the disaster it may seem, but it is annoying.Read more...

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If your pet has ever recovered from surgery, you’ll remember just how much they hate the Elizabethan collar, aka the “cone of shame”—that stiff plastic cone that goes around their neck, preventing them from licking or tearing out their stitches. In addition to looking uncomfortable, the cone of shame limits their…Read more...

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It is not stew season, not even a little bit, and yet the grocery stores continue to sell stew meat, with blatant disregard for the weather. It would be rude, almost mocking, except for the fact that stew meat can be used for non-stew applications, especially kebabs.Read more...

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This week Amazon kicked off its Big Style Sale, in which you can save up to 60% on a variety of clothing and accessory lines including Champion LIFE streetwear, New Balance shoes and apparel, Levi’s jeans, Puma, Vineyard Vines, J. Crew, and more. Basically, they’re trying to raise awareness of their fashion department…Read more...

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If you’ve ever aspired to be a real-life Mark Watney—collecting samples of rocks and dirt on Mars—now is your chance. With NASA’s AI4Mars project, you can take a virtual trip around the red planet in the Curiosity rover.Read more...

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Those of us who are fortunate enough to have the option of working from home are now several months into this new lifestyle. Like a lot of things, there’s the good (no commute!), the bad (competing with other members of your household for flat surfaces to use as desks), and the ugly (when I catch a glimpse of myself…Read more...

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Hand sanitizers that are effective against the coronavirus are those that include at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol. But there are a few brands that use methanol, a more toxic type of alcohol, and the FDA recently issued a warning not to use them. Read more...

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Sleep problems are pretty much a given at some point in parenthood—yours, theirs or, most often, both of yours. Guess what’s not helping? This pandemic, thankyouverymuch. Kids are more cooped up than ever. They’re dealing with pent-up energy and strange new schedules, plus some extra anxiety mixed in for good measure.…Read more...

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When the CARES Act was passed in March, it made it easier for people to access the money in their retirement accounts if they were facing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, the IRS announced an expansion of the rules for who can make withdrawals from their tax-advantaged accounts without…Read more...

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You, like me, probably miss the days of taking in the scenery on vacation and figuring out how to best capture it with your camera. But now you’re stuck at home, and your DSLR is gathering dust; your phone’s photo archive is filled with pictures of your cat. We know how it is. But hey, this is the perfect time to …Read more...

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Most of my reading has shifted over to audiobook form these days—it’s easier to fit into my schedule and sometimes more entertaining. I often find myself wishing I could just listen to articles in the same way I listen to audiobooks. Well, it turns out Android is equipped to do this very thing, via Google Assistant.…Read more...

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We know that you should be wearing some form of face covering to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. You just should. Don’t argue with me on this.Read more...

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Some will say there is no such thing as “leftover onion dip,” but running out of chips is a very real disaster, and it can leave you with a surplus of the stuff. Last night I faced just such a crisis: Out of chips, I was left with a small amount of extra dip—just a few tablespoons—but it was still far too much to…Read more...

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What’s the secret to investing? There really isn’t one. Investing doesn’t take a lot of time, and doing it pays dividends (literally). Often we’re overloaded with article headlines promising to tell us which five hot stocks are the ticket to quick riches. Or we think of it as something “only wealthy people know how to…Read more...

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