How to Get Your Kid Out the Door Faster Every Morning

Getting kids out the door in the morning can go one of two ways: They wake up early and then dawdle, forcing a last-minute scramble, or they wake up late, forcing a last-minute scramble. I know very few people who get to school or day care on time and with serenity—maybe those folks who have a late start time and a…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Get Your Kid Out the Door Faster Every Morning

Protect Your Valuables With This Discounted AmazonBasics Mini Safe

It’s worth having at least a small safe in your house for valuables and important documents, and this one from AmazonBasics is only $44 today, or about $9-$12 less than usual. Just like the safes you’d find in hotel rooms, this one uses a digital keypad for access, but you’ll also get a couple of backup keys if you…

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Source: LifeHacker – Protect Your Valuables With This Discounted AmazonBasics Mini Safe

How to Buy New York City's 'Get Out of Jail Free' Card

New York City cops are mad that their biggest union, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, has stopped them from handing out 30 PBA cards (often called “get out of jail free” cards) to friends and family every year. Instead they can only hand out 20 a year. Retired cops get 10.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Buy New York City’s ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card

Here's the First Discount Ever on Amazon's Adorable Echo Spot

Amazon’s new Echo Spot is like an adorably rounded Echo Show, and as a consequence, one of the best alarm clocks ever made. But unlike all of its Echo brethren, Amazon’s never run a discount on it, until today.

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Source: LifeHacker – Here’s the First Discount Ever on Amazon’s Adorable Echo Spot

The 5-minute pour will make your pilsner taste better

The longest lines at Denver’s annual Great American Beer Festival stretch interminably around the Colorado Convention Center. It’s the country’s largest beer fest, drawing 60,000 attendees last year for the more than 4,000 different beers flowing within its walls. You can find nearly any style you like, including some…

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Source: LifeHacker – The 5-minute pour will make your pilsner taste better

Ask The Salty Waitress: Am I the worst if I only order water?

Are you a server’s worst nightmare without even knowing it? We’re here to help. The Salty Waitress is The Takeout’s advice column from a real-life waitress that will teach you how not to behave like a garbage person while dining out—and maybe in real life.

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Source: LifeHacker – Ask The Salty Waitress: Am I the worst if I only order water?

Deadspin This Other Angle Of The Eagles Fan Running Into A Pillar Really Delivers | Splinter These A

Deadspin This Other Angle Of The Eagles Fan Running Into A Pillar Really Delivers | Splinter These Are the Democrats Who Voted to Sell Out DACA Recipients and Reopen the Government | Jezebel Megyn Kelly Opened Her Show With a Rant About Jane Fonda, Said ‘Many Veterans Still Call Her Hanoi Jane’ | The Root Time’s Up on…

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Source: LifeHacker – Deadspin This Other Angle Of The Eagles Fan Running Into A Pillar Really Delivers | Splinter These A

5 Succulent Meats You Should Make in Your Instant Pot

The Instant Pot may seem like a magic black box that makes all the foods in very little time but it is, mainly, a very safe and easy-to-use pressure cooker. Pressure cooker cheesecake is great because I love being able to make and consume the dairy dessert on a whim, but making juicy succulent meat is where my Instant…

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Source: LifeHacker – 5 Succulent Meats You Should Make in Your Instant Pot

Help Kids Study By Having Them Pretend They're On a YouTube Show 

If a kid is struggling with learning school material, it’s tough to know how to help. Parents try to offer guidance, saying, “Make flashcards,” “Listen to some classical music,” or “Ask Google.” What might make the biggest impact, though, is to have them change roles.

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Source: LifeHacker – Help Kids Study By Having Them Pretend They’re On a YouTube Show 

Get Through an Urge to Self-Harm With These Apps 

iOS/Android: The urge to self-harm, the Calm Harm app tells us, is like a wave. It’s strongest at the beginning, but if you ride the wave, it will soon be over. Apps are no substitute for a good therapist, but people who struggle with these moments of crisis say the right app really helps.

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Source: LifeHacker – Get Through an Urge to Self-Harm With These Apps 

How to Protect Yourself From Predatory Payday Loans 

For financially vulnerable people who are turned down for bank loans, payday loans can be a last resort to get money to pay for bills and essentials. And that makes them ripe for predatory practices that need to perpetuate debt traps to keep turning a profit.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Protect Yourself From Predatory Payday Loans 

Use This Keyboard App to Create and Send GIFs

iOS/Android: Are you a fan of swipe-friendly keyboards on your smartphone? Then you’ve probably heard of Google’s Gboard, the third-party keyboard that lets you both swipe to spell as well as search the web. With the latest update, you can create GIFs from the keyboard using your smartphone camera, and send them…

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Source: LifeHacker – Use This Keyboard App to Create and Send GIFs

See What a Nuclear Bomb Would Do to Your Hometown

Last week’s terrifying false missile alert in Hawaii has Americans asking one of our favorite questions, “What if it happened here?” While statistically, your hometown is probably not a nuclear target, historian Alex Wellerstein’s NUKEMAP shows you what it would look like.

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Source: LifeHacker – See What a Nuclear Bomb Would Do to Your Hometown

A Beginner's Guide to the GNOME Desktop

Of all the desktops available for the Linux operating system, GNOME has managed to become on of the most efficient, stable, and reliable—while still remaining incredibly user-friendly. In fact, most users—regardless of experience—can get up to speed with GNOME with next to no effort.

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Source: LifeHacker – A Beginner’s Guide to the GNOME Desktop

Are All These Parenting Books Messing With Parents' Heads? 

I have a massive stack of parenting books on my desk. Some of them tell me I’m doing an awesome job raising my kid (those books, I dog-ear and pet lovingly). Others tell me I’m screwing everything up, from bed time to screen time. I devour them all, for my job, but also because there’s part of me that keeps looking…

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Source: LifeHacker – Are All These Parenting Books Messing With Parents’ Heads?