How DoorDash's New Payment Scheme Is Really Playing Out

Would you run an errand for just two bucks? How about $3? Maybe $4? These are the questions many delivery workers for the courier service DoorDash say they now face after the company instituted a new pay model paying out as little as $2 per job—a system that was meant to replace its previous, predatory wage model. And…

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Source: LifeHacker – How DoorDash’s New Payment Scheme Is Really Playing Out

Wednesday's Best Deals: 75" TCL TV, Bosch Tools, NFL Sweatpants, Reese's Miniatures, and More

A giant 75" TV, discounted NFL sweats from Fanatics, a fart launcher, and a big ol’ bag of Reese’s mini cups lead off Wednesday’s best deals.

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Source: LifeHacker – Wednesday’s Best Deals: 75″ TCL TV, Bosch Tools, NFL Sweatpants, Reese’s Miniatures, and More

How to Protect Your Smart Speaker From a Laser Attack

I love a good scientific mystery—stuff like quantum weirdness, dark matter and dark energy, strange gravitational behavior, or even why smart speakers respond to light waves as if they were sound. That last one was the topic of a recently published paper from researchers at the University of Electro-Communications…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Protect Your Smart Speaker From a Laser Attack

How to Take a Screenshot or Picture of What's On Your Computer Screen

The ability to take a screenshot (a.k.a. screen capture or screen grab) of your desktop or an application window opens a lot of doors for easier sharing: from posting images or specific sections of article text on social media to sending messages to tech support to show a problem you’re experiencing.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Take a Screenshot or Picture of What’s On Your Computer Screen

What to Do First When You Get a Raise

You’ve worked hard for this, and the day is finally here: You’re getting your first paycheck reflecting the raise you successfully negotiated. But as anyone who’s ever received a windfall can tell you, money has this tendency to disappear on you. One day, you’re looking at your newly flush bank account, the next,…

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Source: LifeHacker – What to Do First When You Get a Raise

Jazz Up Your Cranberry Sauce With Japanese Pickled Plum

The phrase “add it to everything” gets thrown around a lot in food writing, but there really are a lot of ingredients that immediately transform and elevate a dish into a better version of itself. The ingredients usually bring umami, acid, or some sort of combination of the two. Often they “round out” the flavor…

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Source: LifeHacker – Jazz Up Your Cranberry Sauce With Japanese Pickled Plum

Teach Your Kids About the World With This Animated Series

If your kid has a wide range of interests—and a short attention span—they’ll probably be into Triviatopia, a series of educational animated videos on YouTube about everything from science, history and art to technology and the environment.

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Source: LifeHacker – Teach Your Kids About the World With This Animated Series

How to Switch Careers, With Career Guru Joseph Liu

Jumping to an entirely new line of work can be extremely daunting. That’s why this week we’re diving right into the how-tos of making the big career switch. First we chat with consultant, speaker, and podcaster Joseph Liu, who has helped numerous people make big mid-career transitions over the years. Then we hear a…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Switch Careers, With Career Guru Joseph Liu

You Can Now Save More Than $100 on an 11-inch iPad Pro

Despite being a year old, the 2018 iPad Pro is still a solid pick in Apple’s tablet line. Because of that, it’s been rare to see the iPad Pro drop much lower than its regular $800 price, but you can snag a quick deal on an 11-inch, wifi-only iPad Pro with 64GB of memory for just $674 through Amazon right now. (Other…

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Source: LifeHacker – You Can Now Save More Than 0 on an 11-inch iPad Pro

If You Miss a Connection, Contact the Airline Immediately

Back in August, we wrote about the risks of so-called “hidden-city ticketing” —when a traveler intentionally misses a leg of a connection because it’s cheaper than to fly direct. Airlines don’t look upon it so fondly, which is why it comes with the very real risk of having your entire itinerary canceled (which is…

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Source: LifeHacker – If You Miss a Connection, Contact the Airline Immediately

Why You Should Turn Down the Lights to Deep-Clean Your Home

Right now, my oven looks clean—but when I turn off the overhead lights, it looks like it’s covered in tiny filaments of dust. My kitchen counters, which also looked clean two seconds ago, reveal a spattering of crumbs that I must have missed during the last wipe-down. Every surface in my home, from my desk to my…

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Source: LifeHacker – Why You Should Turn Down the Lights to Deep-Clean Your Home

Just Add Store-Bought French Onion Dip to Mashed Potatoes

Each year, while developing new and exciting Thanksgiving content, I try to walk the line between “wow, this uniquely delicious” and “she is a mad woman who must be stopped.” This results in praise (from people who are already onboard with my bullshit), but it also brings a lot of festive shouting.

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Source: LifeHacker – Just Add Store-Bought French Onion Dip to Mashed Potatoes

Update Your Network Solutions, Register.com. or Web.com Password Now

If you’ve ever purchased a domain name from Network Solutions, Register.com, or Web.com, you’ll want to change your password ASAP. The domain registrars have announced that they experienced a data breach in August 2019.

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Source: LifeHacker – Update Your Network Solutions, Register.com. or Web.com Password Now

If You Don't Know What to Say to a Kid, Try This

If you haven’t yet seen Saturday Night Live’s “Duolingo for Talking to Children” sketch, we highly recommend it. It’s funny because it’s true: Talking to kids can be surprisingly intimidating. Should I ask them about school? Doesn’t everyone ask them about school? Wait, are they even old enough to be in school?

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Source: LifeHacker – If You Don’t Know What to Say to a Kid, Try This