Turn Your To-Do List Into a To-Do Calendar

Do you always install your air conditioner on a sweltering summer day, or rush to do your taxes in mid-April? For absolutely necessary tasks like these, a to-do list isn’t always enough. You need to block out time on your calendar, and treat these tasks like actual appointments. We’ve listed all the best to-do items…

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Source: LifeHacker – Turn Your To-Do List Into a To-Do Calendar

Introducing Dear Jane, Jezebel's General Advice Column

So, what’s your problem? You don’t have any? OK, what’s your lover’s problem? Oh, crap, they just dumped you. Bummer. Uhh, how about your mom? What’s your mom’s problem? She’s dead!? I’m so sorry. Any problems with your boss? You’re unemployed. Hm.

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Source: LifeHacker – Introducing Dear Jane, Jezebel’s General Advice Column

How to Get Through Airport Security With Breast Milk

It’s perfectly legal to pass through airport security with breast milk, even without a baby in tow, but the rules don’t always hold up in real life when you’re just a parent standing in front of a TSA agent, asking him to let you get on a plane with your ice-cold packs of human sustenance.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Get Through Airport Security With Breast Milk

This Web App Maps Out North America's Indigenous History

Ask any person to name a Native American tribe and you’ll probably come up with the same handful of names (or a blank stare). But visualization tool Native Land can help you identify hundreds of tribes, even ones in your current town. It’s a colorful and informative visualization and gateway to a history of which you…

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Source: LifeHacker – This Web App Maps Out North America’s Indigenous History

What to Do Before Packing Your Laptop in a Checked Bag

If you’re packing your laptop in a checked bag, the best advice is probably don’t do it. From lost luggage to lost data, there’s so much that can go wrong. With the threat of a laptop ban looming, though, you may not have a choice. Whatever the circumstance, you want to keep your laptop safe once you drop off your bag…

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Source: LifeHacker – What to Do Before Packing Your Laptop in a Checked Bag

How The Health Care Bill Could Affect You If You Get Health Insurance Through Your Work

We’ve been hearing a lot about the 22 million people who will lose coverage under the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and how much more insurance will cost on the individual market. But what if you have coverage through work? Turns out you’re not immune to the effects of the bill. There’s plenty of bad news to go…

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Source: LifeHacker – How The Health Care Bill Could Affect You If You Get Health Insurance Through Your Work

Double Up on Household Items to Reduce Stress

For years, my morning routine included one or two trips back into the house to grab stuff I’d forgotten to add to my bag. Then I realized the obvious solution, one that could also save me the dreaded walks from one end of my cozy apartment to the other: just buy another copy of everything. While some instances of this…

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Source: LifeHacker – Double Up on Household Items to Reduce Stress

You Can Pay Someone To Call Congress—But Should You?

Calling members of Congress is hard, especially if you have phone phobia, but it’s the most effective way to get your voice heard. Civic Action Network is a non-partisan service that offers a solution: they’ll call Congress for you.

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Source: LifeHacker – You Can Pay Someone To Call Congress—But Should You?

How to Create a Moss Terrarium for a Fraction of the Cost of Those Fancy Kits

Terrariums are having their biggest moment since Queen Victoria was in power. A popular way to exhibit plants in the late 1800s, terrariums, called “Wardian Cases” in the Victorian era, were elaborate affairs that could take up an entire side table. These days, the smaller, simpler iterations line the windows of…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Create a Moss Terrarium for a Fraction of the Cost of Those Fancy Kits

Soak Your Summer Fruits in Booze Because Life Is Short 

There’s no arguing that pie is the most noble form any summer fruit can assume, but there are times I want a fruity dessert that doesn’t require the heating of my oven (or kitchen). In such moments, I turn (once again) to booze, and make some stupid-easy but still sophisticated-tasting wine-soaked fruit.

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Source: LifeHacker – Soak Your Summer Fruits in Booze Because Life Is Short