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1Password Adds Password Checker Pwned Passwords

Anyone aware of the poor track record companies like Equifax or Kickstarter have when dealing with sensitive information is probably curious as to the strength of their passwords. Passwords made via random generation are generally more secure than passwords you invent yourself (looking at you, “abc123”). Now you can…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why I Force Myself to Negotiate

There’s no denying the gender pay gap. It’s there: the average pay for a man, the average pay for a woman, and space between. The gap exists regardless of whether or not you believe it exists. Wage gap deniers don’t deny the gap itself; they deny its significance. Women stay at home with children, so […]

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What to Know About SEP-IRAs for Freelancers

When you’re a freelancer, you have a ton of things to worry about: Quarterly taxes, invoicing clients, tuning out distracting roommates and hustling to make next month’s rent. And while money can be tight (financial instability is one of the curses of the freelance life) you still need to set aside some for…Read more… Continue […]

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The A.V.

The A.V. Club Long before Spider-Man, Sam Raimi cast Liam Neeson as a wilder, grosser superhero | Earther #ThisEatsThat Highlights the Totally Weird Shit Animals Eat | The Takeout Ask The Salty Waitress: Can I leave a server my number? | Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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80 Percent of Health Advice on ‘The Doctors’ Is Unproven

When the doctors on The Doctors recommend a certain treatment or diet or supplement, you figure there’s probably some truth to their recommendation, right? But a survey of their advice, along with the Dr. Oz Show’s, finds that most of it is probably not worth heeding.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Poop Is a Really Popular Kids Toy This Year

Poop should not be a trend. Nevertheless turd toys were everywhere at Toy Fair this year. But it wasn’t all fecal fare. Boogers, farts, and pimples were all the subject of toys appropriate for kids too. As toymakers can’t seem to stop pushing the limits, we set to find the grossest toys we could.Read more… […]

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How to Hide ‘Trending Topics’ From Twitter and Facebook

“Trending topics” are bullshit, says Select All. These little modules on social media sites are swamps of banality and disinformation. This Wednesday, YouTube’s trending page included a conspiracy-theory video, which claims that the Stoneman Douglas High School students fighting for gun control are actually paid…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Use Excel to Keep Your Family Organized  

In my first post-college employed position, I worked for a boss who loved Excel spreadsheets. She thought nearly everything could be put into “boxes and rows,” and after my first year working there, I was officially a convert. I’m big on organization anyway, and those spreadsheet cells called to me, luring me in with…Read more… […]

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What Are the Assault Weapon Ban Loopholes Senator Marco Rubio Was Talking About?

Last night, CNN held a town hall discussion with those affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Florida officials, and an NRA rep. In attendance was Senator Marco Rubio, who had some things to say about the recently proposed and rejected assault weapons ban. He specifically mentioned “plastic…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Handle an Angry Crowd a Lot Better Than Marco Rubio

Yesterday, survivors of the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School met their senator, Marco Rubio, at a CNN town hall meeting. It didn’t go well (for Rubio). In fact, he and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch were “jeered and lectured” at the forum, which was attended by survivors of the shooting and the father of […]

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