Is iOS 13 Sharing Your Browsing Data With China's Tencent?

iOS 13’s “Fraudulent Website Warning” feature for Safari mobile shares some of your browsing data by default. That’s normally a good thing, since Google takes this data, hashes what you’re attempting to access, and is only able to sort-of match what you were looking for with your IP address. However, Apple is also…

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Source: LifeHacker – Is iOS 13 Sharing Your Browsing Data With China’s Tencent?

Does Blue Light Actually Affect Your Health?

Blue light before bedtime can make it harder to sleep, and the screens on phones, computers, and televisions emit plenty of blue light. This is all true. But if you’re focused on blue light as a major problem affecting your sleep or your eye health, it’s time to step back and get a little perspective.

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Source: LifeHacker – Does Blue Light Actually Affect Your Health?

You Should Add Lemon Zest to Pancake Batter

I am an unapologetic champion of baking mixes. Baking from scratch is great, and if you have the time and resources to do so, go for it. But mixes are one of the first modern hacks, and their introduction helped lighten the workload of (mostly) women performing unpaid labor in the home. This—in addition to being…

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Source: LifeHacker – You Should Add Lemon Zest to Pancake Batter

How to Stop Caring What People Think, With Mark Manson

Do you find yourself spending way too much time worrying about what people think of you? Are you ready to let go of those needless concerns in order to focus on other, more important things? This week on The Upgrade, we’re working through our issues with Mark Manson, author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, as…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Stop Caring What People Think, With Mark Manson

When Can Kids Ride in the Front Seat of the Car?

If you want a quick and simple answer to one question on every tween’s mind—When can I sit in the front seat?—it’s this: Age 13. That’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends and is widely accepted as the safest age among car seat safety experts.

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Source: LifeHacker – When Can Kids Ride in the Front Seat of the Car?

How to Tell Time

“Took me until my early twenties to learn how to read an analog clock, and it is still very difficult,” says Lifehacker reader Albert Peters, commenting on our post about basic life skills. Others agreed. As digital clocks take over, people get less practice telling time on an analog clock. We’ll help. Here are two…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Tell Time

What to Do if You Don't Have a Seat Assignment for a Flight

When you buy a ticket for a flight, airlines often conveniently fail to spell out all the other fees you’ll be responsible for, like the price of a crappy boxed meal, spotty wifi, and often, an actual seat assignment.

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Source: LifeHacker – What to Do if You Don’t Have a Seat Assignment for a Flight

Pump Up Your Bike Tires With CO2 Cartridges

This is one of those things you might not know if you don’t frequent bike shops (I didn’t) but apparently those tiny emergency hand pumps are not the only way to pump up your bike tires if you get a flat on the road. CO2 cartridge bike pumps are a thing, and I’d say they’re a hack.

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Source: LifeHacker – Pump Up Your Bike Tires With CO2 Cartridges

Stick to Your Creative Goals by Using This Theory

The next time you worry that everything you want to do creatively has already been done by someone else, or feel anxious about the amount of time it will take for you to become as good at your creative work as you’d like to be, tell yourself that you’re on a bus. In Helsinki, Finland. And the most important thing you…

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Source: LifeHacker – Stick to Your Creative Goals by Using This Theory

The Best Place to Buy Halloween Candy for Cheap

If you are planning to give out candy for Halloween this year, you should probably go all in and distribute full-size, name-brand candy bars. Not only will you be the hero of your block, but you will make your other, cheaper neighbors feel inadequate, which is a fun bonus. To get the most cheap Halloween candy for…

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Source: LifeHacker – The Best Place to Buy Halloween Candy for Cheap

Delete These Android Adware Apps Hiding on Your Phone

If you have any of these 15 sneaky apps on your Android device, it’s time to go on a digital hunt and delete them. According to Sophos, these adware apps are doing everything they can to hide themselves on your device and inject crappy advertising into everything you do—and more than 1.3 million devices worldwide have…

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Source: LifeHacker – Delete These Android Adware Apps Hiding on Your Phone

Introducing the 'Parental Advisory' Advice Column

At some point (or many points) during the parenting journey, we all need a little help. New parents, parents who have been at it for a while—all of us at one time or another find ourselves at a crossroads, unsure how to proceed. It’s at that crossroads that we hope Offspring’s new Parental Advisory advice column can…

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Source: LifeHacker – Introducing the ‘Parental Advisory’ Advice Column

Tricks to Help You Make Any Difficult Decision

Most of our day-to-day decisions are pretty low-risk: what to have for breakfast, what to wear to work, what to watch on Netflix. But even if picking a breakfast food isn’t going to change the course of your life, choices can present a real challenge.

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Source: LifeHacker – Tricks to Help You Make Any Difficult Decision

To Prepare for a Natural Disaster, Call Your Bank

It’s tough enough having to deal with the worst-case scenario Mother Nature can throw at you, whether it’s a hurricane, flood, or wildfire. But hey, when you’re done filling sandbags or packing up to evacuate, make sure all your bills are paid on time, OK?

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Source: LifeHacker – To Prepare for a Natural Disaster, Call Your Bank

If Your MacOS Catalina Installation Gets Stuck, Try This Fix

Have you had any issues installing macOS Catalina? Specifically, have you encountered any strange scenarios where the upgrade—which shouldn’t take that long to do—seems to hang for a lot longer than what feels reasonable?

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Source: LifeHacker – If Your MacOS Catalina Installation Gets Stuck, Try This Fix

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of October 14, 2019

Paul Rudd is not aging. See for yourself on Friday when the not-too-promising series Living With Yourself debuts. This N.O. features Rudd as a man who undergoes a spa treatment that literally replaces him with a better version of himself. I’m worried about this one the way that I was worried (with good reason) about…

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Source: LifeHacker – What’s Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of October 14, 2019