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What Parents Need to Know About Juuling 

One of the biggest topics right now in high school parent newsletters everywhere is the Juul. It’s a popular e-cigarette system that looks a lot like a USB flash drive—you may have seen one in your teenager’s room, figuring it contains an essay on The Great Gatsby. Based on Twitter and Instagram posts with the hashtag…Read […]

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Just How Multi-Functional Is the Instant Pot’s Multigrain Function?

Friends and family ask me if they should get an Instant Pot all the time, and my answer is usually a big, fat shrug. If you’ve never had one before, an Instant Pot will change your life—but so will any other pressure cooker.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Keep Your Devices’ Batteries Alive As Long As Possible

Love them or hate them, batteries power everything you hold dear, or at least everything inside your phone. You might have a brand new iPhone with a fully charged battery or a dying iPhone 6, whose battery is so degraded it requires a replacement from Apple (at least it’s discounted). Sure, all batteries degrade…Read more… […]

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What Those Cornell Pizza Studies Teach Us About Bad Science

Sloppy statistics and research misconduct are nothing new, but it’s rare to get a clear picture of exactly how questionable data gets turned into clicky headlines. We have that now with the latest reporting on Cornell food scientist Brian Wansink, and it’s worth taking a minute to look at what’s exactly so wrong about…Read more… […]

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I’m Anna Akana, and This Is How I Work

YouTube stars can actually be really good people! Like vlogger Anna Akana, who makes videos about introversion, suicide awareness, racist sexual fetishes, and taking self-care beyond bubble baths and massages for an audience of over 2 million subscribers. She also makes short films, appears in Ant-Man, Corporate, and …Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Moon May Get Its Own 4G Network

A group of tech companies — Vodafone, Nokia and Audi — have announced plans to bring 4G to the moon using one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon rockets. The different companies have partnered with an organization named PTScientists to take the 4G network — created using Ultra Compact Network technology — to space in 2019. […]

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Bill Gates Thinks Cryptocurrency Is Killing People

After Coinbase announced it would comply with tax requests, the bad news for cryptocurrency users has continued. The latest indictment comes from Bill Gates, who warned against the rise of cryptocurrency in a recent Reddit ask me anything. In his response to a question, Gates explained that these currencies and the technology surrounding them was causing […]

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Elon Musk’s “Starman” Tesla Could Potentially Contaminate Mars With Earth Bacteria

NASA’s new Planetary Protection Officer Lisa Pratt is apparently less than thrilled with Elon Musk’s “Starman” Tesla Roadster floating around in space. The astrobiologist turned Earth defender has been keeping a close eye on the Tesla vehicle after it was left in space by SpaceX’s reusable Falcon Heavy rocket. “We have to figure out how […]

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Tinder & Reddit Co-Founder Want to Make Interracial Couple Emoji

Dating app Tinder, in collaboration with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and Emojination founder Jennifer 8. Lee, announced this morning its plan in launching a campaign called #RepresentLove to include interracial representation in the digital world. The tandem’s goal will be petitioning Unicode to introduce an interracial couple emoji. “We want our kids to have emojis […]

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adidas’s Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch Will Arrive in March

After announcing its multiyear deal with adidas last year, Fitbit’s partnership has come to fruition with a new Fitbit Ionic complete with exclusive training programs. Having a rocky start entering the smartwatch market, the collaboration seeks to change things for adidas with its unique design and features. The running-focused smartwatch has an adidas-designed face inspired […]

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