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 

Why Putting Regular Gas Into A Car That Needs Premium Won't Save You Any Money

The question of whether or not you can damage a car that asks for premium gas by using regular gas is one that never seems to die. I’ve seen this question tear families apart, with sobbing and recriminations—it’s not pretty. That’s why I reached out to an actual fuel systems engineer to get to the bottom of this…

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Source: LifeHacker – Why Putting Regular Gas Into A Car That Needs Premium Won’t Save You Any Money

Our Summer Book Recommendations Are Perfect For Staying Inside

The worst place for a beach read is the beach. You’re surrounded by screaming kids and seagulls. Sand gets in the pages, sun bakes your skin and makes your iPad unreadable. And you will absolutely get hit in the glasses with a volleyball. Instead, crank the air conditioning, put on a sweater, and try an indoorsy…

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Source: LifeHacker – Our Summer Book Recommendations Are Perfect For Staying Inside

Preserved Lemons Are Your New Favorite Condiment 

I like to divide my life into two eras: the time before I knew about preserved lemons and the time after I knew about preserved lemons. Unlike fresh lemon zest or juice, these funky little wedges add a bit of umami along with acidic brightness.

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Source: LifeHacker – Preserved Lemons Are Your New Favorite Condiment 

Virtual Reality Is the Future of Shopping

Online shopping is on the rise—it’s fast and ships directly to your doorstep, sometimes overnight. But with online shopping, you miss the experience of going into a store and picking up items. Enter virtual reality shopping, which tries to give you the convenience of online shopping and the experience of being in a…

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Source: LifeHacker – Virtual Reality Is the Future of Shopping

For Faster Touch-Typing, Put a Bump on Your Keyboard 

I’ve got a problem with my MacBook’s poorly designed keyboard, one I know Apple isn’t going to solve for me. On older MacBook keyboards, the arrow keys were identical in size, with two empty spaces to the left and right of the top arrow key that provided a tactile reference point and clear delineator between full-size…

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Source: LifeHacker – For Faster Touch-Typing, Put a Bump on Your Keyboard 

10 Online Clothing Retailers With Awesome Return Policies

Buying clothes in a store—once the only way to shop—now seems almost antiquated. Why limit yourself to merely one designer, or even all the options available in a mall, when you have the infinite variety of the internet to choose from? But despite the convenience and selection of online shopping, I still prefer to…

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Source: LifeHacker – 10 Online Clothing Retailers With Awesome Return Policies

What to Know About Donating Your Body to Science

We’ve all heard of donating your body to science, but what does it really mean? Let’s talk about what happens when you give your body to further medical research and education. (We won’t be discussing donation of individual organs or tissues, which is covered here.)

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Source: LifeHacker – What to Know About Donating Your Body to Science

Your Smartphone is Making You Stupid

You lock yourself in a study room on the second floor of your college’s library, surrounded by dusty tomes and people who just love making out, and proceed to work on your graduate thesis. Unfortunately, you didn’t get rid of the biggest distraction to your studying: your smartphone. Turning it off might keep you from…

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The No-Frills Way to Watermark Memos and Track Leaks

Let’s say you need to send a private message to a group of people, but you’re afraid one of them will leak the message elsewhere, and you won’t know who. Fast Forward Labs has a rough-and-ready solution that will expose anyone who publicly copies and pastes your message, without letting them know they’ve been caught.

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Source: LifeHacker – The No-Frills Way to Watermark Memos and Track Leaks

How to Store Fresh Figs So They Really Last

Fresh figs are luxury items: they’re so delicious, so expensive (in my neck of the woods, Peapod.com is selling them for $1.17 a piece) and so tragically short-lived. All too often, in my experience (Is it me? My refrigerator?) after I’ve decided yes, I will plop down the cash for a tiny basket of these purply…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Store Fresh Figs So They Really Last

The Grapevine Everything You Wanted to Know About the Migos, Joe Budden, Chris Brown Fights but Were

The Grapevine Everything You Wanted to Know About the Migos, Joe Budden, Chris Brown Fights but Were Afraid to Ask | Deadspin 10 Years After The Chris Benoit Killings, Pro Wrestling Still Can’t Fix Itself | Jezebel The Tabloids Are Having a Hard Time Reporting on Beyoncé’s Twins | Fusion Donald Trump’s Supreme Court…

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Source: LifeHacker – The Grapevine Everything You Wanted to Know About the Migos, Joe Budden, Chris Brown Fights but Were

Flickr and Tumblr Users With AT&T Emails Are About to Lose Access to Their Accounts

Verizon-owned social media platform Tumblr, along with a laundry list of other Yahoo services, is potentially locking users out of their accounts due to an ending partnership between Yahoo and AT&T, according to Techcrunch. If you’re a Tumblr, Flickr, or regular user of any other Yahoo service and have an…

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Source: LifeHacker – Flickr and Tumblr Users With AT&T Emails Are About to Lose Access to Their Accounts

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Talks to Us About Secrets 

We’re living in a time of secrets. Whether it’s the health-care bill, Russia’s secret connection with our recent election, or the lies we all tell, secrets plague us all. In this episode of The Upgrade, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, author of “Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who…

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Source: LifeHacker – Seth Stephens-Davidowitz Talks to Us About Secrets 

Use Toilet Seat Covers to Blot Your Oily Skin

If you’re the type to use blotting paper to sop up the sweat or oil on your face, you’ve perhaps wondered which ones are best. Are the most expensive ones better? Should you get the sheets that smell like flowers? Or should you just pass on oil blotting sheets altogether, opting instead for a hanky or a perpetually…

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Source: LifeHacker – Use Toilet Seat Covers to Blot Your Oily Skin

How to Eat Street Food Anywhere in the World Without Getting Sick

Street food is one of the best ways to experience a country’s culture. While these makeshift stalls might look risky, street food is often just as safe—if not safer—than restaurants. Ask any experienced adventurer. Still, there are a few basic rules you should know to avoid any problems.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Eat Street Food Anywhere in the World Without Getting Sick

Let's End the GIF/JIF Pronunciation Debate Right Now 

Once a week, for the past eight-odd years, I overhear it: “It’s GIF, not JIF.” “Actually, it’s officially JIF.” If the arguers are educated in the subject, they’ll rattle through their supporting arguments: It’s JIF because its inventor says so and it’s like “giraffe;” it’s GIF because it stands for “graphics” and…

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Source: LifeHacker – Let’s End the GIF/JIF Pronunciation Debate Right Now 

How to Post Instagram Photos From Your Mac

Mac: Some of the most popular apps on your phone most likely have a web-friendly version. Facebook and Twitter both started on the web, after all. But Instagram is different, and not exactly web-friendly, which makes it a hassle if you prefer to edit your photos on your desktop (large screens are still cool!) instead…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Post Instagram Photos From Your Mac