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Smurf, Nerf, Buff, and More Old Words With New Meanings You Should Know

The spread of modern technology has changed nearly everything in our lives—including what even the most common of words mean. Rather than invent a word for each novel thing or concept, our language is flexible enough that we can just borrow old words and tweak their meanings. We don’t even need to think about it […]

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Smurf, Nerf, Buff, and More Old Words With New Meanings You Should Know

The spread of modern technology has changed nearly everything in our lives—including what even the most common of words mean. Rather than invent a word for each novel thing or concept, our language is flexible enough that we can just borrow old words and tweak their meanings. We don’t even need to think about it […]

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9 of the Best Gmail Extensions Everyone Should Be Using

Gmail has matured a lot over the years, so much so that you no longer need a third-party add-on for power-user features, such as scheduling emails. However, there is always room for more bells and whistles, particularly if your inbox serves as too much of a distraction, long email threads annoy you to no end, […]

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How to Plan for Slower, More Expensive Mail Service This Holiday Season

If it feels like your mail has been slower to arrive this month, it’s not your imagination (nor is it your mail carrier being lazy). The U.S. Postal Service has been delivering First-Class Mail more slowly since new service standards were enacted on Oct. 1; and at the same time, it’s raising prices for sending…Read […]

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The Most Common Email Keywords That Everyone Should Know to Avoid Phishing Scams

Email phishing scams are in no way new, but with people living so much of their lives online during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are increased opportunities for it to happen. In fact, 2020 saw a 25% increase in the number of phishing sites compared to 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Should Stop Setting Up Smart Devices With Multiple Email Addresses

When you live with someone, you share your stuff. You both use the smart speaker to listen to music around the house, and you both use the smart lights to show off to your friends (“look, I can turn them blue!”). The point is, you all use the same smart devices, and it’s about time […]

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Why You Need a ‘Family Email Address’

Let me start by saying: I have never been one to share an email address, or (gasp) Facebook account, with a significant other. I don’t believe couples need to “share everything,” especially not a treacly joint social media profile stuffed with photos of their commingled toes at the beach.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Need to Obliterate the Dreaded Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternflies (SLFs) are native to southeast Asia, but they have made their way to the United States in recent years. The first U.S. sighting happened in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 2014, and since then, they’ve popped up in every state Pennsylvania borders (and a few it doesn’t).Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Send a Certified Letter (and Why You’d Need To)

This one goes out to everybody who has resigned themselves to the fact that the gym they haven’t been to in years will be pulling a chunk of money from their checking account every month for the rest of their lives. Many gyms require would-be quitters to cancel memberships by showing up in person or […]

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Extend Your ‘Undo Send’ Window in Gmail, We Beg of You

We’ve all had those horrifying moments (maybe some of us more often than others) when we realize we just sent an important email with an embarrassing typo, or perhaps lacking a promised attachment. If you have quick reflexes—and use Gmail—you may be able to unsend these messages in time to avoid embarrassment. Read more… Continue […]

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Do Those Email Confidentiality ‘Disclaimers’ Really Mean Anything?

If you’ve ever received an email from your bank, accountant, lawyer, or doctor (or any number of other professionals), you’ve also likely seen a disclaimer at the bottom of the message regarding confidentiality. It may have read something like this: Read more…

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Do Those Email Confidentiality ‘Disclaimers’ Really Mean Anything?

If you’ve ever received an email from your bank, accountant, lawyer, or doctor (or any number of other professionals), you’ve also likely seen a disclaimer at the bottom of the message regarding confidentiality. It may have read something like this:Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Your Out-of-Office Message Should Be Brutally Honest

The out-of-office message is one of the most formulaic functions of the modern workplace, so much so that most of them seem to have been derived from a game of Mad-Libs: “I will be away from the office from [date] with limited access to email. If your message is urgent…” etc., etc.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Spam Email and a Scam

By law, companies are supposed to give you an opt-out option for unsolicited emails using an “unsubscribe” button or link. The only problem? Scammers do the exact same thing—except the button or link contains malware that will steal your personal information. Here’s a look at how to spot the difference, and whether…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Spam Email and a Scam

By law, companies are supposed to give you an opt-out option for unsolicited emails using an “unsubscribe” button or link. The only problem? Scammers do the exact same thing—except the button or link contains malware that will steal your personal information. Here’s a look at how to spot the difference, and whether…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Win $1,000 Gardening, Because You Like Doing It Anyway

Even though we’re well into spring, it’s not too late to plant your own garden. If you’re an experienced gardener—or at least have attempted to start one in the past—then you probably have at least some of what you need to get started again. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Win $1,000 Gardening, Because You Like Doing It Anyway

Even though we’re well into spring, it’s not too late to plant your own garden. If you’re an experienced gardener—or at least have attempted to start one in the past—then you probably have at least some of what you need to get started again. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Delete Your Clubhouse Account, Because It’s Not as Easy as You Think

Clubhouse might feel like an exclusive… well, club, but you may discover it isn’t for you once you finally get to try it out yourself. Whether you find one of the numerous Clubhouse ripoffs competitors more appealing, you just don’t like the open audio conversation format, you find the app’s constant access to your…Read more… Continue […]

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