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Eric Schmidt publicly defends Jared Kushner. Next day, Trump shutting DoL division investigating Google

Remember back in February, when we were coming off the high of the women’s march and the travel ban had just been proposed and all of Silicon Valley’s rage was concentrated? Protesting was the new brunch, and employees forced– forced– Silicon Valley leaders to grow a spine. So much so that CEOs of multi-billion dollar […]

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How to Take The Best Bath Possible

Taking a bath is not about getting clean—that’s what showers are for. Baths are about calming your troubled mind and soothing your aches and pains, both physical and emotional. As a highly sensitive person, I find baths to be necessary, and I’ve gotten very good at them.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Warmly Greet People Without Having to Touch Them

I hate hugging people I don’t know, or even ones that I barely know, and I’m not the only one. Whether you value your personal space, are concerned about germs or for any one of a million totally valid reasons just don’t want to have body contact with another person, there are a few things […]

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Find the Perfect Soundtrack for Any Book

When I read genre fiction, I like to get immersed in the world of the story. I’ll often play period music or a relevant soundtrack. For Hilary Mantel’s literary Tudor drama Wolf Hall, I spent over an hour meticulously researching pre-Elizabethan folk and choral music. I’ve finally found a simpler, less distracting…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Hit the Pavement With Amazon’s One-Day Sale on Saucony Running Shoes

You’ve probably been running outside for a few weeks now, but if you were looking for an excuse to pick up new running shoes, here it is. Amazon is marking down four styles (two men’s and two women’s) of Saucony running shoes to $60. But you’d better pick up the pace, because these prices only […]

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Nikon Reveals Its First Fisheye Zoom Lens

After unveiling a new COOLPIX W300 water-proof 4K camera for summer, Nikon has just debuted a trio of new Nikkor wide-angle lens models, including the Japanese company’s first fisheye zoom lens. The new series includes the AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 VR, the AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.4E ED and the AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm. The […]

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I’m Eric O’Neill, National Security Strategist and Former Counterterrorism Operative, and This Is How I Work 

Eric O’Neill was once a counterterrorism operative for the FBI, where he played a major role in capturing the spy Robert Hanssen (his boss at the FBI, whom he was hired to spy on—for more on that, check out his Wikipedia page). His role in capturing Hanssen became the subject of the movie Breach (2007), […]

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Fitness Trackers Are Terrible At Counting Calories 

A fitness wearable promises to aid you in your quest for a healthier life by providing data on how your body responds to physical activity. They’re good at providing some bits of information and not so good at others. In particular, a new small-scaled study from Stanford University suggests, fitness trackers are not…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Clean Up Your Morels

You can keep your asparagus, and your peas, and whatever other green spring thing you’re excited about right now, as I am pretty much only here for morels: the frilly, tasty little mushroom morsels that appear when the weather starts to warm. Though we’re getting towards the end of the season, I’m still finding them…Read […]

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Uptalk Actually Serves a Powerful Purpose

Uptalk used to seem like a bad thing. The “Valley girl” speech pattern, wherein a speaker’s statements end with an upward inflection that makes them sound like questions, was first recognized by linguists in the 1970s and was long mocked as a sign of unseriousness. In 1993, New York Times writer James Gorman admitted…Read more… […]

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What “Homeopathy” Is, And Why it’s Useless 

Echinacea is not a homeopathic remedy. Neither are essential oils, neti pots, or visits to the chiropractor. If you have a vague sense that homeopathy is outside the mainstream and that I’m about to pooh-pooh it, you’re right, but the weirdness goes farther than most people realize.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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