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How Subprime Car Loans Are Ruining Lives And Repeating The Mistakes Of The Housing Crisis

Things felt like they were finally turning around for Aaron Woodrum in March 2015 after several months of unemployment. The 38-year-old had fallen behind on bills, causing his credit score to slip. But, thankfully, he’d secured a new job, bolstering his prospects. He just needed a car.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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“World’s Most Useless Cyborg” Doesn’t Regret Her Faded Finger Magnet

Five years ago, Verge reporter Adi Robertson implanted a magnet in her finger. Now the magnet has faded, and so has the fervor around this kind of elective biohacking. While technology for the disabled continues to make impressive progress, with cochlear implants and sophisticated prosthetics, it’s still nowhere near…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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If You Actually Want to Play Games, Get the New Nintendo 2DS XL

The Nintendo Switch exists, and is a fantastic gaming system that you can, in a pinch, play in a bar, a car, or on the train. Phones exist too, and the games on them are better than ever. So why the hell should you own anything else? Because games. The Switch’s library is still small, […]

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How to Protect Your Self-Esteem After Having a Baby

Interesting news out of the Netherlands: A team of researchers tracked nearly 85,000 women through their pregnancies and beyond, and found that self-esteem in pregnant women and new mothers fluctuates: It dips during the 30th week of pregnancy, rises until the child is six months old, and then declines for at least…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Slot Trump Has Reportedly Been Asking His Advisers If He Has the Power to Pardon Himself | The R

The Slot Trump Has Reportedly Been Asking His Advisers If He Has the Power to Pardon Himself | The Root Attorney: Justine Damond Is ‘the Most Innocent Victim’ of a Police Shooting He Has Ever Seen | Deadspin Why’d You Dress Up? | Fusion Texas Police Chief Claims Town Official Told Him to Shoot Undocumented Immigrant…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Your Pocket Guide to Running For Office

As Donald Trump’s almost all-boys club pushes America closer and closer to a constitutional crisis, a historic number of fed up women are mulling bids for elected office. While there are more resources and organizations to help women plot this journey than ever before, it’s still daunting to think about—and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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When You Visit Sacred Spaces, Think Before You Selfie

The rise of the selfie has driven a rift into society, bringing up a surprising number of issues over gender, class, age, religion, and race. Wired’s Jason Parham explores some of these in “When the Selfie Turns Sacrilegious,” an essay on taking selfies in sacred or serious places like mosques and art installations.Read more… Continue […]

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Is Finally Here and It’s Worth the Wait

If you’ve never checked out Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, what are you even doing on Kinja Deals? The retailer puts thousands of fall and winter styles, plus Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives, on sale way before they go into the stores. Once the sale is over, you’ll only be able to get them for full price, so you’d […]

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How to Use Less Plastic Because We’re Using Way Too Much 

There’s about a ton of plastic for each person living in the world today—that’s 8,300 million tons of plastic produced since 1950, most of which has become waste and ended up in landfills. Even worse, plastic production is increasing and half of all the plastic on Earth was created in the past 13 years. But you […]

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