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Don’t Get Duped by Crappy Third-Party Chargers

Nobody likes spending $50 for a cable to replace the one that came with your smartphone, tablet, or other battery-draining device. You know, the cable you can’t find, the one that’s weirdly frayed, or the one that your loving pet chewed to pieces. While you might be tempted to go super-budget for a replacement, first…Read […]

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What to Do If You Hate Your Partner’s Social Media Presence

I once briefly dated a guy whose entire Twitter feed was about biking. He spent his day posting links to cycling routes, talking about his bike, communicating with other biking enthusiasts, advocating for cyclist safety efforts, and putting up photos of cars obstructing bike paths. All of this is admirable, of course,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Add a Dual-Nozzle Bidet To Almost Any Toilet For $41 [Exclusive]

A lot of people are reflexively appalled by the idea of a bidet, which doesn’t make any sense, because they’re amazing. Today on Amazon, you can score a Superior Bidet attachment that will work with just about any toilet for just $41 with promo code 25KINJACLEAN. That’s not the cheapest bidet we’ve ever seen, but […]

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The A.V.

The A.V. Club Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in July | Earther China’s Plastic Waste Ban Will Create a Huge Issue For the World | The Takeout We asked a LeBron/wine expert about that LeBron/wine story |Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Survive an Open Office Plan by Synching Up

Open offices are a panopticon hellhole. They might make it easier to collaborate, and they might help your boss pack more workers into a smaller space, but they leave you in earshot of every little sound your co-workers make. (You get to see and smell them, too!) The most obvious coping mechanisms—headphones, phone…Read more… Continue […]

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Discover How Much Money You’ve Spent on Steam With This Tool

Ever wonder how much money you’ve blown on Steam games over the years? You might not want to really know, but you’re probably curious. And now thanks to Valve’s “External Funds Used” tracker, you can finally get a sense of the long-term damage Steam has done to your financial health. Just click on that link,…Read […]

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What To Know About Hereditary (If You’re Too Scared To See it) 

So, you’re curious about the critically-acclaimed film Hereditary, but you’re the type that would rather skim a horror movie’s Wikipedia page than subject yourself to watching it between your fingers. Well, we’ve got you covered with a totally scare-free guide to this tongue-popping nightmare parade that will leave…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Which Foods Are Actually Cheaper to Make Yourself?

“Making your own” is a big part of home cook culture. One’s reasons for wanting to DIY every food thing may vary, but it usually has something to do with taste, health, or cost. Cost-wise, some things are obvious; cooking dinner at home is almost always cheaper than takeout, but things aren’t as straightforward when…Read […]

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Here’s the SPF You Actually Get When You Apply Sunscreen Sparingly [Updated]

A sunscreen labeled “SPF 15” should let you spend about 15 times as long in the sun before you burn. Pretty awesome, right? Unfortunately, most of us don’t get that level of protection because we don’t apply enough. What you’re likely getting: a mere SPF 3-5.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Here’s What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in July 2018

For its tenth season, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee moves to Netflix, debuting twelve new episodes on July 6. While the whole season looks pretty good, I think can all agree that Kate McKinnon and Dave Chappelle are the big gets this time around. Other caffeinated passengers that look promising include Jerry Lewis,…Read more… Continue […]

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Here’s What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in July 2018

For its tenth season, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee moves to Netflix, debuting twelve new episodes on July 6. While the whole season looks pretty good, I think can all agree that Kate McKinnon and Dave Chappelle are the big gets this time around. Other caffeinated passengers that look promising include Jerry Lewis,…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Share YouTube Videos Like a Pro

I doubt you’ve given much thought to how you share the latest and greatest YouTube videos you find, because you probably have a routine: click or tap on the video’s URL in your browser’s address bar, copy it, and paste it into a text message or group chat. Easy, right?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Share YouTube Videos Like a Pro

I doubt you’ve given much thought to how you share the latest and greatest YouTube videos you find, because you probably have a routine: click or tap on the video’s URL in your browser’s address bar, copy it, and paste it into a text message or group chat. Easy, right?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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You Just Need to Increase Your Savings By 1% a Year

One of the most common questions people have about getting their finances in order is how to possibly save enough for retirement when the numbers are so overwhelming. Life is expensive, and putting away 10 percent of your salary per year seems painful at best and impossible at worst.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Turn a Can of Salmon Into Fancy Canapés

Tuna may be the most popular canned fish on the market, but its image is firmly associated with school lunches and the occasional diner melt. Canned salmon, on the other hand, has the ability to rise above its station, and dazzle and delight even in fancy situations. You just have to treat it with a […]

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Password Lock Your Surfing History With the Keepsafe Browser

iOS, Android: Keepsafe, the company behind privacy-focused apps like Blur for iMessage and Private Photo Vault (iOS, Android), launched a new app this week for browsing the web privately. Aptly named Keepsafe Browser (iOS, Android ), the browser prevents third-party trackers from snooping on your mobile web browsing…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Your Apartment Needs a Chest Freezer

Stocking up on staples is a great way to stretch a budget and minimize waste, so a good chest freezer is a boon to the budget-minded home cook. Sadly, common misconceptions about their energy usage and footprint size discourage the folks who would benefit the most from a chest freezer—apartment-dwellers with decrepit,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Best Building Toys for Kids, According to an Architecture Critic

In her new book The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids, architecture critic Alexandra Lange explains that since the dawn of the mass-produced toy industry, there have been Good Toys and Bad Toys in the eyes of adults. “The Bad Toy is one that just sits there, to be mashed and […]

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