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Longtime readers will know that, for me, September is running time. It’s no longer blazing hot, so the whole day is open for runs and walks and not just the hours around dusk and dawn. (Sorry, I’m a wuss in the heat). So this month we’re doing another running and walking challenge, but with a twist.Read more...

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Kids have a tendency to think that “fair” means “equal.” An older sibling having a later bedtime isn’t fair; one child having a rough day and receiving special one-on-one time with a parent isn’t fair. But there’s a trick elementary teachers use to teach kids the difference between fairness and equity, and it’s one…Read more...

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As the pandemic ramped up, millions of employees shifted to remote work. According to a Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas report, 35.2% of employees worked from home in May, compared to only 8.2% in February. If you’re now fully remote, you may be eager to see if you’re eligible for a home office tax break—but the…Read more...

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Adults aren’t the only ones slumped in front of a computer screen for hours at a time anymore; with the increase in time kids are spending learning from home this school year, often with Chromebooks or other laptops, it’s important to make sure they are set up in the best ergonomic position possible. Starting good…Read more...

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I eat a lot of popcorn. Sometimes I eat popcorn that I pop on the stove, sometimes I eat microwave popcorn. Sometimes I eat popcorn that comes already popped in a bag. If I go the bagged route, it is usually Smartfood, because of their really excellent cheese powder.Read more...

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It’s an annoying cliché, yes, but I can’t deny the fact that I am basically the living embodiment of one of those “hilarious” Don’t Talk to Me Until I’ve Had My Coffee! mugs. Especially since the pandemic began, my body seems to have determined the most convenient time to decide I don’t need to sleep is the same time…Read more...

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Living through the past several months of the pandemic has changed so much about how and where we work—including whether we still have a job at all. If you’re fortunate enough to still be employed, this period may have caused you to reflect on your current position or entire career, and whether it really is the best…Read more...

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RAVPower 10W Fast Wireless Charger | $12 | Amazon | Clip coupon on-site + code SRQX4VJRRead more...

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Yes, we’re wading into these waters this week: The classic PC or Mac debate that spawned countless, hilarious ads from Apple and John Hodgman a decade-plus ago. (I’m sure Microsoft would beg to disagree with Apple’s interpretation, but I think the entire would would agree the Zune should have never been a thing.)Read more...

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Aukey 10,000mAh Portable Wireless Charger | $24 | Amazon | Use code UKPTPVBA Read more...

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After a four-month postponement because of COVID-19, the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place this weekend, on Saturday, September 5. Unlike other sporting events that last for hours, the actual derby itself—known as the “greatest two-minutes in sports”—is quite short. And while sure, watching…Read more...

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The concept of Buy Now, Pay Later has been around since the Great Depression. Layaway shopping, which mostly disappeared during the 1980s, involved making a small deposit and installment payments before taking your purchase home. Although layaway made a brief comeback during the Great Recession, it has since been…Read more...

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Back in July, our own Abu Zafar showed you how to build a DIY Peloton from a $100-ish bike trainer and an app on your phone. I’ve been using the same setup, off and on, for a month now, and I’m here to report: it holds up. While it’s not as versatile as a Peloton, it fulfills a need that I would normally fill with my…Read more...

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Zippers haven’t changed much since they were first invented, and neither have the problems we all have with them. From stuck zippers to teeth that just won’t clinch, here’s how to fix all the problems you’ll run into with anything that zips. Read more...

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Though you probably won’t have a lot of fun playing the game’s multiplayer aspects, since everyone has probably moved on to The Division 2 by now, the solo campaign of Ubisoft’s 2016 first-person shooter The Division is still worth slogging through—especially for the low price of free.Read more...

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The first time I lifted at a gym where the weights are in kilos, my well-honed plate math skills became suddenly useless. The numbers were all different, the plates were funny colors, and yet, before long, I discovered I kinda liked it that way. Read more...

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Lanyards are often used to keep our most precious objects—keys, for example, or a whistle if you’re a coach or referee—safe and easily accessible. And there is nothing our kids need more now to keep safe and easily accessible than their masks. That’s why, especially if they are young or prone to losing things, a mask…Read more...

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At over 30 years old, GIFs are the digital equivalent of a middle-aged millennial: Late bloomers who are now overworked and misunderstood. Today, they’re standard internet currency in text messages and social media threads, and as they’re no longer the fancy new thing, we have gotten a bit lazy with them. I’m talking…Read more...

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If you’ve got old or expired car seats collecting dust in the basement, save the date: Target’s popular car seat trade-in program is coming back later this month for two weeks. Target will recycle the old seats for you and give you a 20 percent off coupon for an upgrade in return.Read more...

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It’s a novice carpenter’s worst nightmare: you’re trying to tighten or remove a screw and you find the head is stripped. You press the screwdriver or drill bit into the head and try to turn, but there’s no friction. First, try throwing a little back into your screw twists. If that fails, try one (or more) of these…Read more...

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It is too bad I already did a roundup of the seasonings I keep by my stove at all times, because Knorr’s Caldo de Tomate (tomato bouillon with chicken flavor) deserves to be on that list (with a bullet).Read more...

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As the fall approaches, it’s time to start thinking about Medicare open enrollment, which is officially six weeks away. Seniors have the opportunity to pick a new Medicare and Part D prescription plan from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. You may also switch from a Medicare plan (Part A and Part B) to a private plan with Medicare…Read more...

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As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse, we may be seeing more powerful hurricanes making landfall this year. Since these storms could be hitting some otherwise storm-free areas, here is some advice from our staff storm experts: Floridians.Read more...

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If you find yourself in a lunchtime rut with your kids (my formula for way too long has been sandwich + fruit/yogurt + something crunchy), it may be time to switch things up—with a charcuterie board full of variety.Read more...

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