How to Prevent Spammers From Infiltrating Your Google Calendar

My boyfriend and I have a shared Google calendar so we can keep track of each other’s various events and commitments, as well as things like concerts and parties we plan to attend together. It’s a great system for us, but this week we ended up with something a little odd on that calendar: “You Have Won iPhone X s from…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Prevent Spammers From Infiltrating Your Google Calendar

What Caused the Amazon Rain Forest Fires?

At 3pm on Monday, Brazil’s capital, São Paolo, plunged into darkness as a result of smoke from ongoing fires destroying the Amazon Rainforest—thousands of miles away. This year, Brazil is witnessing a record number of wildfires. And the country’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has said the country’s government lacks the…

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When a Company Asks You to Reset Your Password, Should You Be Worried?

We try our best to keep Lifehacker readers aware of recent data breaches and security vulnerabilities that might have compromised their data. Any good website or service should tell you what’s up, too. Sometimes, though, you get an email out of the blue that your account credentials have been compromised—even though…

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You Can Now Defer Your Student Loans While Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Last year, a law went into effect that should allow cancer patients to pause their federal student loans while undergoing treatment and for six months afterward. But there was no way to actually request a deferment—until now.

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Source: LifeHacker – You Can Now Defer Your Student Loans While Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Save Your Job Description for Future Salary Negotiations

You’ve got the employment warm and fuzzies—at least for now. After a long application process that included at least one phone interview and two in-person interviews, you’ve been offered the job that you just know is perfect for you. You’ve got the precise skills and qualifications they need, the work is exactly what…

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How to Try Out Apple's New iCloud Website (and Reminders)

Apple’s Reminders app—an incredibly helpful way to stay organized on iOS and macOS—is once again available via your web browser, thanks to an updated version of Apple’s iCloud website. But you won’t see this, as well as Apple’s other changes, unless you enroll in the iCloud beta test.

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Don't Wear Contact Lenses While Showering or Swimming

Contact lens technology has improved drastically since the days when your only option was putting hard plastic chips on your eyeball. But even with all the optical advancements, there are still some activities doctors recommend that you avoid while wearing contacts — and you may be surprised to hear that that list…

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Think Pink with a Campari-Spiked Shandy

Happy weekend, everyone, and welcome back to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super-simple yet delicious libations. Claire is in L.A. filming new food content, which means it’s time for another guest post. This week, we’re making the most A.A. Newton cocktail of all time: one that contains

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What Are Your Favorite Apps for Taking Notes?

The internet and subsequent rise of smartphones and cloud storage have revolutionized the act of taking notes. It’s easier than ever to save your thoughts (since we almost always have a connected device within arm’s reach), access them from a variety of other devices, and share them with people who need to know what…

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Find Your Favorite Show's Easter Eggs on the TVDetails Subreddit

Some TV shows have too many jokes to catch with just one watch: Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Bojack Horseman, The Simpsons, Community. Some use foreshadowing and thematic hints: Lost, Breaking Bad, The 100. And some just have interesting mistakes, or small choices in the set dressing and costuming. You can scoop…

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Source: LifeHacker – Find Your Favorite Show’s Easter Eggs on the TVDetails Subreddit

How to Identify Scam Listings on Airbnb

On a recent Reddit thread, u/brunoflourenco shared their experience with an Airbnb listing in London—which turned out to be a fake. “We get there, knock on the door, the guy comes out and looks really confused,” they wrote. “We tell him that we are the Airbnb guests, he sighs and says, ‘Guys, the thing is you got…

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