How to Try Reddit's Clubhouse-like 'Talks' Feature Early

Clubhouse must be onto something, because every other social media platform is launching its own version of their live, audio-only voice chats. Twitter, Discord, Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify, and Telegram all have similar features in development, but the latest company to join the trend is Reddit with its…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Try Reddit’s Clubhouse-like ‘Talks’ Feature Early

Test Out Your New Decor With a Virtual Redecorating App

You dream of a couch, but have no idea how your vague inkling of a couch will actually work in your living space. Or you go to a furniture store, measurements in hand, looking to acquire a table, but walk away unsure whether said table will look all wrong, even if it technically fits in your dining room.

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Source: LifeHacker – Test Out Your New Decor With a Virtual Redecorating App

The Easiest Hands-Off Way to Prevent Your Card From Being Closed for Inactivity

Since credit card companies are not required to give you any warning, it can come out of the blue—your credit card is suddenly closed due to inactivity, and your credit score drops. Generally, you risk having your credit card closed after 12 months of inactivity, but it can be just a few months, too, so it’s hard to…

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Source: LifeHacker – The Easiest Hands-Off Way to Prevent Your Card From Being Closed for Inactivity

You're Probably Using Way Too Much of These Household Products

Most people spend a good amount of money on things like laundry detergent, dishwasher soap, and other consumables. Saving money on them doesn’t have to mean switching brands or waiting for a sale—you can just use a lot less product and still get the same results, if not better. Here’s how much you actually need to get…

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Source: LifeHacker – You’re Probably Using Way Too Much of These Household Products

What You Need to Know About the New At-Home COVID Tests

In recent months, the FDA has authorized several over-the-counter COVID tests so that you don’t have to go to a testing center to find out whether you have the coronavirus. Starting this week, you can get an antigen self-test at Walgreens, Walmart, or CVS.

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Source: LifeHacker – What You Need to Know About the New At-Home COVID Tests

It's Time to Switch to a Dummy Email Address on Facebook

Whether the loophole lasts a day, month, or forever, a new “Facebook Email Search” program again shows why you might not want to use your regular email address for the sprawling social media site—or any, really. As researchers found, it’s pathetically easy to hammer through a big list of of email address and link them…

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Source: LifeHacker – It’s Time to Switch to a Dummy Email Address on Facebook

Bone-In, Skin-On Thighs Are the Easiest Chicken for Beginners

For reasons I cannot fathom (‘80s and ‘90s diet culture), many people my age started their chicken-cooking journey with boneless, skinless breasts. In their defense, breasts do look simple, almost sterile—it’s a piece of pure meat without bones or fat to “deal with.” But bones and fat are what make meat taste good,…

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Source: LifeHacker – Bone-In, Skin-On Thighs Are the Easiest Chicken for Beginners

How to Teach Kids to Appreciate Foods From Other Cultures

Cultural diversity is an important concept that shapes us as individuals and as a society. Grasping its importance at an early age means understanding and appreciating that people are different, and that’s what makes the world more interesting. In particular, teaching kids early on about different foods, eating…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Teach Kids to Appreciate Foods From Other Cultures

How to Hide All Those Unseemly Cords and Cables

Somehow, in 2021, when everything is “wireless” this and “bluetooth” that and “AirPlay” that and “Alexa” this, there are still wires hanging out of everything. Your desk, media console, nightstand—and, in the work from home era, probably your dining table, too—are laden with so many wires and tripping hazards, you…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Hide All Those Unseemly Cords and Cables

What's New on Netflix in May 2021

After a rather limp April slate, Netflix is springing into summer blockbuster season in May, packing its release schedule full of original films, high-profile pandemic acquisitions, and long-awaited new seasons of a few of its most popular series (or at least a few with vocal online fanbases—we see you, Castlevania

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Source: LifeHacker – What’s New on Netflix in May 2021

How to Fix Your Phone After Downloading WhatsApp Pink

Security researcher Rajshekhar Rajaharia took to Twitter the other day to warn about a new scam making the rounds—the goofily named “WhatsApp Pink.” This Android app promises to be a fun new variant of the popular chat app that comes with an all-pink UI. And while the “pink app” part might be true, the app isn’t…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Fix Your Phone After Downloading WhatsApp Pink

Perfect McDonald's Sweet 'n' Sour by Adding Soy Sauce

Moving always requires a certain amount of downsizing and, sadly, my packet drawer was one of the things I let go during my last move. This might have been a mistake, as I did not realize just how heavily I leaned on those little sauces during culinary emergencies.

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Source: LifeHacker – Perfect McDonald’s Sweet ‘n’ Sour by Adding Soy Sauce

16 Stoner Movies to Make You Feel Like You're Getting High With Friends

Each April 20, weed aficionados everywhere celebrate the elevated state of being high. (In my hometown, an entire 4/20 festival—called Extravaganga—draws thousands of visitors.) And now that weed is being decriminalized and legalized around the country, we celebrate 4/20 more freely—some of us, anyway. But amid the…

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Source: LifeHacker – 16 Stoner Movies to Make You Feel Like You’re Getting High With Friends

When You Can Pre-Order Everything Apple Announced Today

It’s Apple day! And just when I was starting to wonder if the world still had the capacity to get excited about hour-long product announcements. At its “Spring Loaded” event, Apple roared out of the gate, announcing some pretty wicked upgrades to the Mac and iPad product lines. Thanks, M1 chip. I don’t really need a…

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Source: LifeHacker – When You Can Pre-Order Everything Apple Announced Today

What's the Best Way to Get High?

Smoking marijuana is a lot more complicated that it used to be. The crackling old joints of yesteryear are but a footnote in the sprawling slate of intoxicating methods at the disposal of any seasoned pothead, not to mention newbies just beginning their journeys with cannabis.

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Source: LifeHacker – What’s the Best Way to Get High?

Download This Free Mod to Get New Mind-Bending Portal 2 Puzzles

Portal 2 turned 10 years old this week, giving us the perfect excuse to return to its timeless (and arguable unsurpassed) puzzle-platforming gameplay. But for those who know the game’s levels like the back of their Companion Cubes, you should check out the recently released free mod, Portal Reloaded, which adds an all…

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Source: LifeHacker – Download This Free Mod to Get New Mind-Bending Portal 2 Puzzles

What's New on Amazon Prime Video in May 2021

Amazon Prime Video’s May slate of original series is a study in literary contrasts. On the one hand, we’ve got The Underground Railroad (May 14), a prestige limited series produced by Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins (Twelve Years a Slave), adapting Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, a lightly…

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Source: LifeHacker – What’s New on Amazon Prime Video in May 2021

The Difference Between Weightlifting and Weight Lifting

This will be an extremely pedantic post, and one that I am terribly sorry to have to write. I’ve been into weight lifting (two words) for a long time, but over the past year or two I have gotten into weightlifting (all one word). It turns out these are two very different things.

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Source: LifeHacker – The Difference Between Weightlifting and Weight Lifting