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Is Dropbox Transfer Better Than Other Free File-Sharing Services?

Sharing files over the internet is nothing new, but the process has evolved since the halcyon days of finicky FTP servers and dodgy P2P programs. Now, it’s easy to send large files with a simple web app or cloud service, like Dropbox, and the latter is planning to make this even easier with a new, […]

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Is Spirit Airlines’ ‘Big Front Seat’ Really a Good Deal?

Spirit Airlines’ Big Front Seats, with their 36" pitch and 18.5" width, are not quite as large as the 38" pitch, 20" width seats you’re likely to get in first class on a major airline. However, they’re a lot bigger than the seats you’ll get in economy—and in some cases, a lot more affordable.Read more… […]

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What to Say Instead of ‘You Don’t Understand’

You’ve already explained yourself a dozen times—in perfectly clear language, no less—and still they’re not hearing you. Your partner, your best friend, your 10-year-old kid, whoever. You know you’re right; they just need to listen a little better, don’t they? As they go around and around in circles, still missing what…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Best Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

We learn to talk at an early age, but most of us don’t have formal training on how to effectively communicate with others. That’s unfortunate, because it’s one of the most important life skills there is, and one you use your entire life. Whether you want to have better conversations in your social life or […]

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Make Quick Pickles Even Quicker by Massaging Your Veggies

Quick pickles are the MVP of no-stove-required summer side dishes. Despite the name, some versions need to soak for an hour or two before they’re ready to eat. If you need a bright, crunchy vegetable side and you need it now, you can get things started with a little massage. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Get Windows 1.0 From 1985 Without the ‘Stranger Things’ Tie-Ins

Microsoft “re-released” Windows 1.0 this week as part of a partnership with that Stranger Things show I have yet to binge on Netflix. While it’s free for you to download and play with—on Windows, of course—it’s not really Windows 1.0, because it’s full of puzzles and all sorts of other promotional tie-ins that didn’t…Read more… […]

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How to Protect Your Free Time From Other People

Most of us have very little unscheduled time in our days—and it’s hard to keep that time unscheduled. For every precious free evening we hope to put towards finally reading that book, cleaning that closet, or simply sitting on the couch doing nothing, there’s a friend, parent, partner, child, or colleague who would…Read more… Continue […]

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I’m Squarespace Chief Creative Officer David Lee, and This Is How I Work

Squarespace, in addition to funding half the podcast industry, is the standard first choice for building a professional-looking website without being a professional. We talked to one of the actual professionals, the company’s chief creative officer, about his career, his photography workflow, why he wakes up at 5:30,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Here’s What to Watch When It’s Hot as Hell and You Refuse to Go Outside

Post-July 4th, things get disgusting, weather-wise, in much of the U.S. In New York City, where I and much of Team Lifehacker live, we spend a lot of time outside, shuffling through the humid, hot dog-scented soup that is summer in a crowded, polluted metropolis. And so we become indoor cats, taking refuge indoors,…Read more… […]

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Where to Buy the Discontinued 12-Inch MacBook

Apple made some big changes to its MacBook lineup today—including axing the super-portable 12-inch MacBook, the entry-level MacBook of choice for many. While you can’t buy Apple’s MacBook from its official store anymore, you still have a few options to get your hands on one before they’re gone for good. This also…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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