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A vinaigrette has two main components, oil and an acid—usually vinegar or lemon juice. Typically there are other players: mustard, a sweetener of some kind, probably some herbs and seasonings. But the oil and acid are non-negotiable. Since these two ingredients are so important, you might think the oil need be extra…Read more...

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When is the last time you got a new phone number? Chances are good you’re rocking the same one you were assigned when you bought your first device, whenever that was, and have ported it from one phone to another over the years. These days carriers are happy to let you keep your number if you want, even when you’re …Read more...

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In the past, switching from iPhone to Android (or vice versa) meant losing your in-app WhatsApp conversations. But now, both Android 12 devices as well as iPhones can transfer WhatsApp messages between operating systems. Whether you’re looking to switch from iPhone to Android or Android to iPhone, your WhatsApp…Read more...

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You may have noticed that houses are hella expensive right now—according to the Zillow Home Value Index, a typical home in this fine capitalist paradise now costs nearly $350,000. There are obviously homes for sale for much less (and much, much more), but that may still seem like a disheartening statistic if you’re…Read more...

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Like a list of the “funniest” or the “anything-est” movies, a list of the most disturbing films is going to be subjective. Everyone says Requiem for a Dream is super disturbing, but it played like a flashy “don’t do drugs” PSA to me. While I found shark attack thriller Open Water positively haunting, everyone else …Read more...

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It can be such a deer-in-headlights, panic-inducing moment. You’ve spent weeks scrolling through job listings, (ruling out most of them), selecting a few that fit your background and career path, tailored and tweaked your cover letter ten times, and finally gotten a bite from a hiring manager at a company you’d love…Read more...

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If you’re wondering why you and your partner are having trouble breaking a negative cycle in your relationship that often leads to conflict, chances are you’re triggering each other’s sympathetic nervous system. What first appears to be you fighting over who does the dishes is actually a situation where our brain is…Read more...

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Streaming music is incredibly convenient, provided you have a good internet connection everywhere you go. Sadly, even the most robust carrier networks have dead zones. Luckily, the ability to download music for offline listening can save you from a tuneless road trip—but while Apple Music offers this feature, the…Read more...

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Everything seems better at the beginning of a relationship, but especially the sex. Impromptu romps in the sack are the norm as you and your partner are excited to explore each other’s bodies. You’re never too tired or bored either—you’re almost always in the mood. Read more...

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You shouldn’t follow every piece of TikTok advice that passes through your feed, but this recent tech tip making the rounds is worth heeding: Don’t use the iOS highlighter pen to block important information in screenshots and other images.Read more...

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Southern cooks—or, more accurately, Southern eaters—have a lot of opinions about a lot of foods. Even if you don’t make the grits, fish, or beans, you probably have thoughts about how they should be prepared. Biscuits are particularly good at generating debate—even something as simple as the shape can cause friction.Read more...

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Speed dial was an essential efficiency tool back when you needed to dial every number by hand. Rather than waste precious seconds punching the same digits every day, you could program your favorite contacts to designated spots on either a landline or a cell phone for quick, single-button access. Of course, these…Read more...

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In spite of the many promises made by Hollywood movies, fistfights are almost never balletic exercises in controlled violence after which the winner walks away rubbing his bruised knuckles and looking like a badass. They’re usually terrifying, random encounters in which untrained, generally drunk combatants flail…Read more...

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With a few noticeable exceptions, such as blueberries, blue raspberry candy, and certain cocktails, blue is not a color you want your food to be, especially if you weren’t planning on it. Blue (or turquoise, or green) garlic is particularly startling. Garlic is supposed to be beige, golden brown, or a deep, sticky…Read more...

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Now more than ever, heed this advice: Stop looking at your 401k so damn much. When there’s alarming news about the stock market (see: every last shred of economic news at the moment), you might feel compelled to obsess about how your retirement savings are faring, but don’t—even if the balance is listed clearly on the…Read more...

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Let’s face it: Our butts are not kind to our couch cushions. Over time, they leave an indelible and not-very-cute imprint in our favorite lazing and resting places, squishing and squashing our cushions’ once rebounding softness into flat, dented mushiness. But if you’re not quite ready to give up that couch or your…Read more...

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental disorder that affects the way you perceive yourself and others. Those with BPD can have difficulty regulating their emotions, face issues with self image, and experience a pattern of unstable relationships. At the core of the disorder is an intense fear of abandonment,…Read more...

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I’m a big believer in old tech. I think we could all stand to update our devices less, and push the things we do have to their limits. Of course, nothing lasts forever: Eventually, there will come a day where, whether you want to or not, you have to get a new iPhone. When that day arrives, however, rather than walking…Read more...

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Save for the consummate and frequent redecorators out there, most of us are probably in a home decor rut—maybe you made an effort at sprucing up your space a few years ago, and the same tasteful knick-knacks have been gathering dust on your shelves ever since. Whether your home needs a few touches to freshen up the…Read more...

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Apple’s iOS 16 introduces some awesome new Messaging features: With the new update, you can recover deleted messages for up to 30 days, mark messages as unread to return to later, and you have more options for SharePlay than ever before. The two Messages features that made headlines, however, were the ability to edit…Read more...

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Every adult has at least one “lawn person” in their social circle, and there’s a reason Lawn People are so obsessed: There are few things in this world that require more care and planning than a lawn. Lawns are thirsty, hungry time vampires that turn brown and brackish in a heartbeat if your attention wavers. The…Read more...

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If you’ve ever come across the internet subculture of motivational speaker entrepreneurs, you know they’re going to advise you to work as hard as you can in your youth to save as much money as possible so that you can one day be 1) very rich and 2) very happy. Tik Tok star Gary Vaynerchuk boasts about how in his…Read more...

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I don’t diet, but if I did, I feel like I would be a low-carb type of dieter. It’s not that I don’t love bread, pasta, and french fries; it’s that I love dairy more. I’ll never try Atkins (like my parents) or go Keto (like some sort of cross-fitter), but I will appreciate every new and creative cheese-based substitute…Read more...

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