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How to Take Better Fireworks Photos With Your iPhone

It’s not a 4th of July celebration without fireworks, and it’s not the day after 4th of July without an Instagram feed filled with people’s terrible fireworks photos. Don’t be like those people. Take decent fireworks photos on your iPhone with these tips.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Real History of President’s Day

Today is President’s Day, a holiday celebrated every year on the third Monday in February. It’s a day to honor all of our great nation’s presidents, but it started out as a celebration of one president in particular. I’ll give you a hint: he chopped down his dad’s cherry tree (not really), he had wooden […]

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The Real History of Valentine’s Day

When you think of Valentine’s Day you probably think of flowers, chocolates, and notes sealed with a kiss—not whipping women with dead animals or martyrdom. But it turns out this sweet and loving commercial holiday has its roots in pagan rituals and good old-fashioned Christian rebranding. Oh, and selling you cards.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Go to a Casual Restaurant for Valentine’s Day

It is, ironically, difficult to have a pleasant date night on Valentine’s Day, when every “nice” restaurant replaces their normal menu with a mandatory and expensive prix fixe. Some couples actually like those dinners, and have a fun pre-packaged date night. Other couples like to cook at home, or to ignore the holiday…Read more… Continue […]

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The Kinja Deals Guide to Discounted Valentine’s Day Gifts [Updating]

Valentine’s Day gifts can take many shapes and forms, but no matter what you decide to get your significant other, you shouldn’t have to pay full price. We’ll be updating this post with our favorite gift-friendly deals from now until the big day, so keep checking back until you find that perfect something for that […]

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The Best New Year’s Game Is the One Where You Make Resolutions for Other People  

About ten years ago, I went to a New Year’s Day brunch party. Frankly, I hadn’t really wanted to go. That particular time in my life was a low point; I’d just gone through a breakup and was feeling unusually forlorn, and I wanted to wallow at home. But the hostess was a good friend […]

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Instead of Being Your Family’s Tech Support, Be Their Teacher

Every year without fail I end up running tech support for an assortment of friends and family when I travel back home for the holidays. This year I’ve already tackled such hard-hitting questions as “Where did my Bitmoji keyboard go?” “Why are people tapping their phone on registers” and “Why is my computer doing this…Read […]

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Please Enjoy the Lifehacker Staff’s Favorite Christmas Songs

Good morning, and Merry Christmas. Most of the Lifehacker staff is off today, but before we went our separate ways, we had a fast and furious Slack session about our favorite Christmas songs, the better to compile them into one festive, rather confusing Spotify playlist.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make a Drinking Game for Your Family Traditions

The beautiful thing about holiday traditions is that we do them every year. The terrible thing about holiday traditions is that we do them every year. A drinking game (or non-alcoholic equivalent) can be just what you need to add a little spice—or sauce—to the annual proceedings.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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