posted about 11 hours ago on lifehacker
When it comes to dollar stores, there’s a lot to unpack—like their tendency to pop up in food deserts, and their impact on a local economy—but that’s not what we’re talking about today. Because regardless of how you view these discount chains, 80% of Americans shop at dollar stores at least occasionally, according to…Read more...

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posted about 13 hours ago on lifehacker
Clearly, at this point, we know there’s no such thing as “work-life balance.” There never was, and there definitely isn’t now, during a pandemic. And then there’s “work hard, play hard.” Remember that old chestnut? The assumption was that the harder you work, the more plentiful and enjoyable your leisure time will be.Read more...

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Attics already have that mysterious quality, where items that were at some point important to us (or the home’s previous owners) fill boxes that we forget about, and then eventually rediscover. And the fact that many attics are accessed through a trap door built into the ceiling only adds to the intrigue. (Or maybe…Read more...

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Unless you spring for the expensive anti-scratch coating, or take really good care of your glasses, chances are you’ll end up with a few scratches on your lenses from time to time. And even if you don’t wear prescription glasses, you probably have a pair of sunglasses sitting around somewhere, and they also have a…Read more...

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If you’re looking for a rug for a specific spot in your home, chances are the one you fall in love with won’t fit the space. But the good news is that if it’s too large for the area, you can resize it yourself, using a utility knife and some glue. Here’s what to know.Read more...

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Being an adult can be hard, and sometimes you probably wish you could go back in time to when it was acceptable to spend afternoons playing with toys. If that sounds about right, you may be interested in a new position that pays $1,170 to test and review some new Nerf products. Here’s what to know.Read more...

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Online multiplayer is great, but sometimes you want to plop down on the sofa next to your friend or spouse and play a game on the same screen. These 12 split-screen games were all released within the last five years, and any would make an excellent choice on your next couch co-op game night.Read more...

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Homophones are words that sound alike but have different meanings, and usually different spellings. Some are easy to distinguish (plane and plain, flower and flour—though I still pause and reflect every time I need to write “cauliflower”) and some are harder. Here, we’ll focus on the trickier ones people easily get…Read more...

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Jeremy Renner is aiming to have a double-plus good November. Over on Disney+, he’s the face of the next Marvel Cinematic Universe spinoff, Hawk Guy Hawkeye, while on Nov. 14, Paramount+ is launching Mayor of Kingstown, a 10-part crime thriller series with the Oscar-nominee playing the head of a Michigan crime family…Read more...

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Espresso Martinis are really having a moment right now. I know this not because I’m diligently on the pulse of cocktail culture, with my social media feeds filled with the Hear Ye Hear Ye of libation trends (as it probably should be), but because my gorgeous and affable editor, Claire, graciously enlightened me…Read more...

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When you find yourself with leftover rice, your first instinct may be to use it to make fried rice. (And your instincts are correct, as dried-out, day-old rice is preferable to the fresh stuff here.) However, as delicious as this option is, there are plenty of other ways to use up your leftovers, too. Read more...

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The FDA and CDC have now authorized booster doses for all three of the COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. The details get a little bit complicated, so let’s break down who should get a booster, who can get a booster, and whether you should get a different brand than the one you got in the first…Read more...

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posted 3 days ago on lifehacker
We just got done telling you that Hollywood doesn’t make flashy, expensive adult dramas anymore when along comes Warner Bros.’ King Richard, a $50 million bio-pic/Will Smith star vehicle that seems poised to finally deliver the one-time master of the July 4 blockbuster the Academy Award he’s been chasing since 1999's …Read more...

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posted 3 days ago on lifehacker
While you’re suffering through your workaday, Joe-Lunchpail life, kids are running around wrecking social media platforms before they even launch, playing Squid Game on the playground, and getting anything they want—just by wanting it.Read more...

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posted 3 days ago on lifehacker
It’s update season, people! Apple’s latest for the Mac, macOS Monterey, is set to hit devices on Monday, Oct. 25, following four months of beta testing. The update comes standard on the new MacBook Pros, and brings tons of features and changes to your Mac. Let’s take a look at the 31 most exciting upgrades you’ll find…Read more...

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posted 3 days ago on lifehacker
A recent report from Google’s Threat Analysis group highlights a phishing campaign targeting YouTube content creators. Hackers successfully hijacked thousands of channels, which were either sold off or used to launch financial scams against the channel’s viewers.Read more...

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posted 3 days ago on lifehacker
There’s been a sea change in the way Hollywood makes theatrical movies. COVID has altered the landscape in ways I’m not sure we can foresee, but also might only have accelerated trends already underway: shorter release windows, simultaneous streaming debuts, and a general erosion of the theater as the place to see new…Read more...

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posted 3 days ago on lifehacker
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) can be sneaky-good retirement savings vehicles, but only a mere 9% of account holders actually invest their funds, according to recent research. And yet by doing so, you can rapidly grow the funds in your account, with the added bonus of being able to spend that money penalty-free on…Read more...

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posted 3 days ago on lifehacker
Nothing feels less sexy than a giant hoodie layered under a big coat, but that’s winter fashion for you. When it’s cold outside, it’s easy to fall into a seasonal funk, but you don’t have to fall into a simultaneous round of insecurity. Your body is covered up and you might be inclined to treat it a little less kindly…Read more...

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posted 3 days ago on lifehacker
Generally, I think generic items get a bad rap. Most everything you buy is available in a store-brand alternative, and almost always, it’s basically indistinguishable from the pricier, name-brand one that gets all the glory. Sure, the packaging might look a little strange, but it’s what’s inside that counts—and…Read more...

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posted 3 days ago on lifehacker
Your friend sends you long paragraphs about their breakup or their boss or their grief. How can you show them that you’re engaged and listening? Even before the pandemic, we’ve known there are certain aspects of face-to-face communication that are impossible to replicate over text or call. When you want to comfort a…Read more...

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Ageism is the “last acceptable bias,” at least according to the AARP. While age-based prejudice is more often directed at older workers, it does go both ways: “Both older and younger adults are often disadvantaged in the workplace and access to specialized training and education decline significantly with age,” says…Read more...

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If you said pronounced the words above as duh-trai-tus, ti-nuh-tuhs, and chaach-kee, well done. You nailed it. If not, you’re not alone. A recent study conducted by Preply found that 44% of people have mispronounced or misused a phrase for more than a year before finding out. The same study found that eight in 10 “get…Read more...

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Is your closet brimming with stuff you don’t wear anymore? Maybe your shelves are overflowing with knick-knacks that seemed a good idea at the time, but now only trigger an existential crisis? Maybe you just need money, fast (you know why)? Whatever your reason, it’s probably time to simplify your life and sell some…Read more...

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A new survey offers some insights into the habits of “super savers,” who are defined by their ability to sock away 90% of the contribution maximum for their 401(k)s (or alternatively, at least 15% of their pay). Of course, making a lot of money helps, too (duh), but half of the respondents included made less than…Read more...

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