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Here’s A Bunch Of Names For Spaceships And Warships That Are Maybe A Bit Insulting To Famous People

Often while I’m out driving, minding my own business, I’ll see a burning mattress mounted on some bicycle wheels that gets pushed in front of my car, blocking my progress. Then, I’ll be accosted by a crowd of people who will drag me out of my car window, pin me to a wall, and demand […]

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The Smoothest Way to Handle Forgetting Someone’s Name

Ever run into an acquaintance you’ve met several times before and realize you’ve forgotten their name? You stand there, discussing your lives, families or the office gossip while you secretly try to remember if his name is Steve or Paul (or maybe Dave?) and hope that he somehow drops a hint.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Smoothest Way to Handle Forgetting Someone’s Name

Ever run into an acquaintance you’ve met several times before and realize you’ve forgotten their name? You stand there, discussing your lives, families or the office gossip while you secretly try to remember if his name is Steve or Paul (or maybe Dave?) and hope that he somehow drops a hint.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Name Your Next Project With This Pun Generator 

At Gizmodo Media, Lifehacker’s parent company, we love a portmanteau. A lot of our sister sites, as well as their subdomains, are combinations of existing words: Deadspin evokes backspin but also ESPN; Gizmodo contains gizmo and mod. Lifehacker’s subsites find a second meaning within a word or phrase: Skillet contains …Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Remember Someone’s Name by Thinking of Your Friends

I’m bad at names. So are you. Everyone’s bad at names. You’ve read a million tips for remembering people’s names, and none of them have worked. But maybe this one will! It’s one of the simplest, least gimmicky tricks I’ve heard, and I’ve used it before without really thinking about it. Redditor analogHedgehog says:Read more… […]

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What to Call People From Every State

You probably know a few state demonyms—the words you call people or things from a specific state—like “Pennsylvanian” or “Texan” or the entertaining “Michigander.” You might even know that Wikipedia keeps a list of semi-official state demonyms, plus alternate options. But did you know that state demonyms follow a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Come Up With the Perfect Name for Anything with These Helpful Web Tools

Naming things is hard, especially if the name needs to be unique. Over the years I’ve worked for sites named Urlesque (rhymes with burlesque, it’s about memes), Slacktory (it’s a factory for slacking), and Valleywag (which came scarily close to being called “Boomshank”). I always loved the evocative site names of the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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