Check This Out: Mornings

You step outside, finding the usually bustling streets peaceful and empty. Despite a weather forecast pushing 80 degrees, the air is refreshingly cool. And while your schedule is filled with work, errands, and work that’s basically just one big errand, in this little moment you have no responsibilities at all. What is…

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Friday's Best Deals: Switch Lite, Fire TV, Vibrating Foot Spa, Rachel Parcell Nordstrom Collection, Huckberry Shorts, Funko Pops, and More

A return of the Nintendo Switch Lite, a $40 Amazon Fire TV Stick, a vibrating foot spa, a discount on Rachell Parcell’s retro-inspired Nordstrom collection, a 30% markdown on Huckberry shorts, and an assortment of price-reduced Funko Pop vinyls pave the way for Friday’s best deals.

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Source: LifeHacker – Friday’s Best Deals: Switch Lite, Fire TV, Vibrating Foot Spa, Rachel Parcell Nordstrom Collection, Huckberry Shorts, Funko Pops, and More

How to Connect Your Kids With Their Friends On Minecraft

If your child is anything like mine, they’ve spent several thousand hours of quarantine time playing Minecraft. But if they’re only playing Minecraft in single-player mode, they’re missing out—not just on a ton of fun game options, but also on the chance to socialize with their friends. Minecraft is like a virtual…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Connect Your Kids With Their Friends On Minecraft

What to Do if You're Owed a Raise

Since the coronavirus lockdown started, those of us lucky enough to retain our jobs have been putting a lot of time and energy into work. We’ve been learning new skills, including the art of meeting by Zoom; we’ve also been helping our companies stay productive during a time of heightened uncertainty and anxiety.

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Sunscreen Stains Are So Bad You Should Skip the Stuff Entirely (OMG But Don’t!)

As far as personal philosophies go, I’m one of those people who believe in the power of the sun and of sex to heal the mind, body, and soul. Taking in both, and often, is good for one’s physical and emotional health. However, both require some measure of protection. Mmm-hm. Fortunately for you, Sex Week has come and…

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Source: LifeHacker – Sunscreen Stains Are So Bad You Should Skip the Stuff Entirely (OMG But Don’t!)

Use a Spoonful of Shrimp Paste When You Can't Find Anchovies

Yesterday I found myself in quite the umami conundrum. I’d set out to make homemade caesar dressing, and had all the ingredients—lemon juice, parmesan, egg yolk, garlic—but found that my pantry lacked canned anchovy fillets, the briny backbone of the dish.

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In a Divided Nation, a Call to Finally Protect Black Lives Reaches a Fever Pitch

Across America on Thursday night, thousands of people marched to their state capitols, their public squares, their police precincts. Across America, they shouted “I can’t breathe”—a dying plea turned rallying cry. Police took arms against demonstrators—dressing in riot gear, shooting at the citizens who employ them…

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Source: LifeHacker – In a Divided Nation, a Call to Finally Protect Black Lives Reaches a Fever Pitch

How to Install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update if It's Missing

The Windows 10 May 2020 update is here, but it might not be here for you. Yes, it’s another rollout. Yes, we typically recommend you hold off on installing major Windows 10 updates until plenty of other people have “tested” them to make sure you’re not about to get hit with a horrific, performance-draining bug—but we…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Install the Windows 10 May 2020 Update if It’s Missing

Stage an At-Home Olympic Games

Although the Olympic Games are canceled for 2020, your family needn’t go without the rush of competitive sporting events this summer if you host your own backyard Olympics instead. You don’t need to be able to complete a roundoff back handspring or risk letting your kids throw a javelin to do so—just have some fun…

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How to Set Benchmarks as a Beginning Runner

If you’ve taken up running recently, you probably find it exciting to learn what you’re capable of. But if the only goal you know is running continuously for three miles—the famous “couch to 5K”—you may find yourself wondering: Is that all there is?

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Set Benchmarks as a Beginning Runner

These Are the Cheapest iPhones You Can Buy Right Now

Buying a new iPhone doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank, and I firmly believe that most people don’t need to spend $1000 or more on the latest and greatest model. In the video above, I compare the three cheapest iPhones that Apple currently sells.

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Source: LifeHacker – These Are the Cheapest iPhones You Can Buy Right Now

Put Hash Browns Inside Your Breakfast Sandwich

I am fanatically passionate about breakfast sandwiches. I love how customizable (and therefore deeply personal) they are; more than any other food, a person’s breakfast sandwich order tells you a lot about their character. Mine says one thing loud and clear: This bitch loves potatoes.

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The Best Features from Windows 10's Big May 2020 Update

Microsoft’s big May 2020 update for Windows 10 is here, and it’s packed with a bunch of new features and changes. This isn’t one of those subtle “security updates” that patches up a few bugs within Windows but doesn’t change your UI or how you interact with your operating system. It’s worth paying attention to, so I’m…

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Source: LifeHacker – The Best Features from Windows 10’s Big May 2020 Update