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Here’s When a Story With Anonymous Sources is Legit—and Not Fake News

It’s not uncommon these days to come across a news story citing information from unnamed U.S. officials, but in the era of fake news, how can the discerning reader be sure that “anonymous sources” isn’t code for “totally fictional propaganda”?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Deal With Manspreaders

Mechanical problems, a lack of funding, and inconsistent schedules are turning the MTA into a nightmare. What’s worse, on the off chance you’re blessed with a seat, you’re probably running into more manspreaders, people (guess what kind) who decide their self-confidence requires more seat than they paid for. If you’re…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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That Study About Unhealthy “Plant-Based Diets” Didn’t Actually Compare Plant-Based Diets

If you eat a plant-based diet, you don’t get an automatic get-out-of-heart-disease-free card. (There’s definitely such a thing as vegan junk food.) But a new study that supposedly confirms some plant-based diets are better than others…actually wasn’t comparing plant-based diets to each other at all.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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That Study About Unhealthy “Plant-Based Diets” Didn’t Actually Compare Plant-Based Diets

If you eat a plant-based diet, you don’t get an automatic get-out-of-heart-disease-free card. (There’s definitely such a thing as vegan junk food.) But a new study that supposedly confirms some plant-based diets are better than others…actually wasn’t comparing plant-based diets to each other at all.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Deadspin The Skins Really Couldn’t Have Played This Kirk Cousins Situation Any Worse | Jezebel Watts

Deadspin The Skins Really Couldn’t Have Played This Kirk Cousins Situation Any Worse | Jezebel Watts Naomi Up To? Dating Billy Crudup! | The Grapevine Alleged R. Kelly Captive Jocelyn Savage: ‘I’m No Hostage!’ | Fusion The GOP Healthcare Bill Is Dead, but Mitch McConnell Is Pushing an Even Worse Option |Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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When to Quit a Failing Project, Like the Republican Health Care Bill, For Instance 

You will never accomplish everything you want. It’s a hard truth to deal with, but if you don’t, you’ll waste your life on unrealistic, unnecessary projects: renovating your entire home, writing a novel, repealing and replacing Obamacare. Sometimes it’s time to give up, like Mitch McConnell did last night after two…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Moms Are Ordering Starbucks’ “Pink Drink” to Boost Their Breastmilk Supply—Does It Work? 

“So this happened and it NEVER happens,” Laura Galvin wrote in the Milky Mamas breastfeeding support group on Facebook. The mother of two in Lillington, North Carolina, posted a photo of the T-shirt she was wearing, which was soaked with breastmilk that had leaked through. She’s recently been pumping so much milk that…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Use Up Pretty Much Any Leftover Berries by Turning Them Into Salsa

Berry recipes tend to veer towards the dessert end of things, but their juicy, sweet-and-tart nature can brighten up a whole world of savory. If you find your CSA basket runneth over with one particular type of berry—and just don’t feel like turning on the oven for a pie or cobbler—consider making a fresh and […]

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First Time Working From Home? Start Slow to Build Confidence

Telecommuting is pretty easy now. Skype, Slack, and good ol’ Gchat—excuse me, Google Hangouts—make communicating with your colleagues down the hall or around the world a breeze whether you’re in the office or not. But if you’re concerned about starting a telecommute program, or want to start a trial run with your…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Makes an Artificial Intelligence Racist and Sexist

Artificial intelligence is infiltrating our daily lives, with applications that curate your phone pics, manage your email, and translate text from any language into another. Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft are all heavily researching how to integrate AI into their major services. Soon you’ll likely interact…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Infographic Explains What to Do If Your Lyft Line Gets in an Accident

Ridesharing services have made many of our time-strapped lives easier, but with these conveniences come a host of other problems: issues with driver and passenger safety, corporate scandals, and of course, the potential for vehicular accidents. Whether the car you’re in gets into a fender bender or rear-ended, here’s…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Tell If You’re Dating a Psychopath With Jen Waite & Michael Stone

How do you deal with a psychopath? What if you realize you married one? This week on The Upgrade we’re joined by Jen Waite, author of A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal, and Dr. Michael Stone, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and author of The Anatomy of Evil, to talk […]

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