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How to Shape a Story, According to Famous Writers

Stories have shapes. Any story you tell works best if you recognize its shape, then strengthen that shape. This applies to a story of any length, whether you’re putting in your 50,000 words for National Novel Writing Month 2017, or honing your favorite party anecdote, or even marketing something, including yourself.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Roast a Whole Head of Garlic

Garlic is great in all of its many forms but, like most plant parts, it is at its absolute best when roasted. Roasting garlic mellows its pungency and tempers its aggressive bite, but it also intensifies its sweetness and creates new, deeper flavors through that lovely little Maillard reaction. It’s also a freaking…Read more… Continue […]

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Reset Chrome to Stop Automatically Opening Apps

Apps opening automatically from Chrome is supposed to be a convenience—but sometimes it’s just annoying. Dealing with an intrusive iTunes window when you just wanted to see an app screenshot can be irksome, especially since iTunes doesn’t even handle apps anymore. Sometimes you just want to copy an email address, or…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Live in a World Where Calorie Counts Are on Every Menu 

Calorie counts were supposed to become mandatory on restaurant menus this summer, but Trump’s new FDA blocked that rule shortly before it was supposed to go into effect. Now the agency has reversed course and says calorie counts will be mandatory starting in May 2018—which is both good and bad news.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Host a Kick-Ass ‘Friendsgiving’

So, you can’t make it home for Thanksgiving. Tough break. Instead of drowning your sorrows in booze while you eat a microwave dinner seasoned with tears, get some people together for “Friendsgiving.” It’s probably way better than real Thanksgiving with the family, anyway.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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It’s a Really Great Day to Buy Anything From Dyson

For a limited time, Dyson’s eBay outlet is taking an extra 20% off any $25 order (maximum $50 discount) with promo code PSHOPEARLY, including vacuums, fans, and even hair dryers. Most of the wares here are refurbished, but they’re sold directly by Dyson; this isn’t a sketchy third party situation.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What Are Your Best Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks?

Hello, and welcome back to What’s Cooking?, the open thread where you get to share your brilliant thoughts, advice, recipes, and opinions on all things food-related. This week I want to find out your best tips and tricks for making sure Turkey Day goes off without a hitch.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Get Out of the Parenting Roles You’ve Been Stuck In  

A mom of two, Rachel Rabkin Peachman realized that as she holds down the metaphorical fort in her family—she’s the one who books dental appointments, remembers to pack jazz shoes, and knows exactly where the snow pants are stored if anyone asks—her husband gets to be the “fun parent,” the one who builds literal forts…Read […]

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Tell Us Your Questions for the Bike Snob 

This week on The Upgrade, we’re taking on urban biking in all its glory and ridiculousness. Our guests are Bike Snob NYC and Brooklyn Spoke, two of today’s most fascinating and outspoken voices on cycling culture. We’re excited to talk with them about the best commuter bikes, if and how cities can get to Vision […]

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7 Handy Google Assistant Tricks You Didn’t Know About

Google Assistant is keen on taking as big a role in your life as possible, and to that end Google keeps pouring new features into the app, whether it’s on your phone, your dinky smart speaker, your Pixelbook, or your Nvidia Shield. Here are 7 capabilities that the Assistant has been given that you might […]

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When Will We Have Designer Babies?

Within 20 to 40 years, sex will no longer be the preferred method of reproduction. Instead, half the population with decent health care will–no shitting you–have eggs grown from human skin and fertilized with sperm, then have the entire genome of about 100 embryo samples sequenced, peruse the highlights, and pick the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Stop Having That Awful Recurring Dream

In my recurring nightmare, I have done something awful, truly heinous. What that dreadful thing is is unclear, but what is certain is that I’m about to be caught for it—so I’m running. And running, and running, and running and always just about to be caught. Now this has the standard nightmare emotional content of…Read […]

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Fix Your Slow Internet With These Networking Options

If you’re sick of suffering from poor Wi-Fi connections or slow streaming speeds in your house or brick-lined apartment, that one router tucked away in a corner may not be capable of effectively covering your home. In that case, you may need not just a new router, but a new type of router. To spare […]

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