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Gifts for People Who Miss the Headphone Jack

Some people just don’t like change. Whether it’s an unwanted redesign of your favorite website, a new, healthier recipe from your snack food brand of choice, or a poorly considered decision from America’s most popular Cupertino-based smartphone manufacturer to remove a ubiquitous and egalitarian connection method,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Deal With Racist Relatives at Your Holiday Dinner

The nice thing about getting together with family for the holidays is catching up with loved ones you haven’t seen since last year. It’s lovely to hear about your sister’s new job, watch the kids play with their cousins, and grit your teeth through your racist relatives’ awful comments. Okay, wait—that’s actually not…Read more… Continue […]

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Swap Your Pixel 2’s Google Assistant for Cortana

Your Google Pixel 2 has a pretty capable built-in butler in the form of Google Assistant. Not everyone with an Android phone, however, is all-in on Google’s ecosystem. In fact, some users might be—wait for it—Microsoft users. And that means Cortana is their go-to virtual assistant. Thanks to Microsoft, you can ditch…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Get Time to Yourself When Visiting Relatives

Even if you’re not someone who normally needs a lot of “me time,” visiting family can be overwhelming. In a packed house, you need specific strategies to get some time alone without coming off as distant or uninterested in spending time with your family.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Discounted Zojirushi Will Be The Smartest Rice Cooker You’ve Ever Owned

If you cook rice regularly, you can save $40 off the normal price of this highly-rated Zojirushi rice cooker. You may be thinking that $201 is still a big chunk of change for a rice cooker, but it’s not when you learn about how this machine uses fuzzy logic to cook your rice precisely and […]

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How to Request a Refund if Your Credit Card Has Price Protection

Let’s say last week you caved and bought that fancy espresso machine you’ve been eyeballing. You’re happy and caffeinated, but then you see it’s $50 cheaper this week. Bummer. The good news is, if you paid with the right card, you might be able to enjoy that price drop after all.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Skip Celebrating Thanksgiving

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I’ve done it all: I’ve single-handedly prepared a meal, including handmade tofurkey, pumpkin muffins, six veggie side dishes, plus pies. I’ve suffered the gustatory indignities of a midwestern turkey-day meal where everything was slathered in cream and bacon—and yet!— still had no…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Sneak as Much Bourbon as Possible Into Your Holiday Meals

There’s something about bourbon that just screams “holiday party.” Whether in an Old Fashioned or rolled into some bourbon balls, the dark, sweet spirit brings holiday cheer to every party and dinner it attends. Your holiday season should contain many bourbon cocktails, yes, but don’t overlook the culinary…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Cultivate Everyday Gratitude in Kids

By now, we know how important it is to instill a sense of gratitude in our children—according to the book Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character, those who practice thankfulness get better grades, have a lower risk of depression, and are more engaged in their hobbies and communities. And we’re trying.…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Politely Get Out of Eating Food You Don’t Like

Being a gracious dinner guest means finding polite ways to navigate prickly parts of the event—whether that’s minimizing awkward conversations or finding the right way to pass on a dish that makes your stomach churn. If you’re headed to someone else’s home for the holiday feasts this year, here’s how to turn down food…Read more… […]

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