Do Vaccines Also Protect Against Long COVID?

The most important thing that the COVID vaccines do is prevent deaths and severe illness from COVID-19. The next most important thing they do is prevent many cases of milder illness—a job they’re not perfect at, but it’s still far better to be vaccinated than not. But what about long COVID, the still-mysterious…

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Source: LifeHacker – Do Vaccines Also Protect Against Long COVID?

How to Beat Your Mid-Day Slump Without Caffeine

We all know the feeling: We’ve blazed through a productive morning, banged out a few important items on our to-do list, enjoyed the benefits of some post-lunchtime energy—and then boom. Sometime around three o’clock we begin to move with the speed and mental acuity of a tranquilized hippopotamus. Drooping eyelids,…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Beat Your Mid-Day Slump Without Caffeine

How Much Money You Need to Live on Your Own, in Each State

For younger millennials or Gen-Zers who want to live on their own for the first time, it’s not always easy to figure how much money you’ll need to live comfortably. There are all sorts of expenses to consider, and they often vary based on where you want to live. Fortunately, a new tool calculates these costs and…

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Source: LifeHacker – How Much Money You Need to Live on Your Own, in Each State

How to Install the One UI 4 Beta on Your Galaxy S21

We’re rapidly approaching the rumored release date for Android 12 (with all evidence pointing to the software dropping on Oct. 4), and as that date nears, Android smartphone manufacturers are preparing their devices for the new update. Samsung is no different: The company just dropped the first beta for One UI 4, and…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Install the One UI 4 Beta on Your Galaxy S21

You Can Eat Tomato Leaves and Stems (No, Really)

I love the smell of tomato leaves. I think they’re summery and seductive—so much so that I often douse myself in a tomato leaf-scented perfume (that I made myself at a “perfume college” in the South of France). For me, the smell of tomato leaves ranks almost as high as the taste of tomatoes, which is why I was…

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Source: LifeHacker – You Can Eat Tomato Leaves and Stems (No, Really)

How to Watch the First Ever All-Civilian Crew Launch Into Orbit

If you see a flaming fireball streaking through the night sky on Wednesday, it’s not the Space Brotherhood invading Earth to steal our precious zinc. It’s the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, transporting the first-ever all-civilian crew into earth orbit. Here’s how you can watch the historic…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Watch the First Ever All-Civilian Crew Launch Into Orbit

How to Use Siri to Share Whatever Is on Your iPhone Screen in iOS 15

With the iOS 15 update, Siri has grown by leaps and bound. It’s fast. Like, Google Assistant-level fast. It now has on-device processing for general questions and personalized requests; and not just that—Siri also works offline.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Use Siri to Share Whatever Is on Your iPhone Screen in iOS 15

You Should Definitely Use iOS 15's New, Distraction-Squashing 'Focus' Mode

When people (usually on the internet) start start fighting a new front in the iPhone versus Android wars, the latter seemingly always has a trump card in form of its ultra customizable Do Not Disturb mode—but no more. In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple has supercharged the iPhone’s own distraction-limiting capabilities in…

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Source: LifeHacker – You Should Definitely Use iOS 15’s New, Distraction-Squashing ‘Focus’ Mode

The Smartest Way to Hang Plants in Your Windows and Save Space

Summer is waning, which means it’s probably time to bring your hanging outdoor plants indoors. A little extra foliage inside can do a lot to brighten your interior—but indoor plants also take up a fair amount of space. Luckily, installing a reinforced double curtain rod will allow you to hang your plants and upgrade…

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Source: LifeHacker – The Smartest Way to Hang Plants in Your Windows and Save Space

Jigsaw Puzzles Can Improve Your Quality of Life More Than You Realize

We know what you’re thinking. Jigsaw puzzles? What am I, 80? Well, hopefully you will be someday. So why not mentally prepare for it. Admittedly, jigsaw puzzles have a reputation as the domain of either the very old, the very young, or the incurably nerdy. To which we say: Yeah, so? Some started a podcast and made…

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Source: LifeHacker – Jigsaw Puzzles Can Improve Your Quality of Life More Than You Realize

Why You Shouldn't Trust the FLCCC Protocol and Other COVID Self-Treatment Plans

People are still attempting to prevent and treat COVID-19 with ivermectin, the medication that’s famously available in the form of “horse paste.” But the same groups of sketchy health experts who recommend this drug are also recommending entire “protocols” that contain other medications, including some with scary side…

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Source: LifeHacker – Why You Shouldn’t Trust the FLCCC Protocol and Other COVID Self-Treatment Plans

How to Use an iPhone As a Mobile WiFi Hotspot

If you find that your home internet is constantly going down, or if you often find yourself in an environment without reliable wifi, you may be tempted to invest in a personal hotspot. However, as long as you have a good data plan on your phone, you can connect to your computer for easy browsing. To find out more,…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Use an iPhone As a Mobile WiFi Hotspot

Turn a Pint of Tomatoes Into a No-Cook Pasta Sauce

You have probably heard that tomato season is almost over, though my own tomato plants do not seem to have gotten the memo. I have a lot green heirlooms still ripening on the vine, and my cherry tomato plant is thriving. I picked a pint of the things last Saturday, and I suspect I’ll get a couple more before the…

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Source: LifeHacker – Turn a Pint of Tomatoes Into a No-Cook Pasta Sauce

How to Designate an 'Account Recovery Contact' So You Don't Get Locked Out of Your Apple ID Forever

It’s easy to forget the password to an account like Apple ID. While it’s integral to your entire Apple ecosystem, it’s likely not an account you sign into every day. Unless you use a password manager, the password for your oh-so-important Apple account might tumble out of your head after a while. If that happens, g…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Designate an ‘Account Recovery Contact’ So You Don’t Get Locked Out of Your Apple ID Forever

Home-Buyer ‘Love Letters’ Are Tacky and Manipulative, Actually

With an overheated real estate market, buyers are increasingly relying on so-called “love letters” to sway sellers on their bid. The problem? These letters are often very personal and include details that can lead to discrimination based on race, religion, or class. That’s why the National Association of Realtors

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Source: LifeHacker – Home-Buyer ‘Love Letters’ Are Tacky and Manipulative, Actually

Update Your Apple Devices Right Now to Patch This Serious iMessage Bug

All Apple users need to update their iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Mac PCs and laptops immediately to save themselves from a zero-click, zero-day vulnerability in the iMessage app that is actively being used to install the NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.

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Source: LifeHacker – Update Your Apple Devices Right Now to Patch This Serious iMessage Bug

Do These Things Before the Summer Ends or You'll Probably Regret It

Though Home Goods, coffee purveyors, and everyone who already has a “Harvest” sign on their doorstep would have you believe otherwise, it’s not fall yet, dammit. We’ve got no beef with fall itself. Apple-picking, pumpkin-carving, red-wine-and-scarf-wearing. We are here for all of it. Starting in October.

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Source: LifeHacker – Do These Things Before the Summer Ends or You’ll Probably Regret It

How to Finally Organize Your Random iPhone Notes

Tagging is a feature that can separate a basic notes app from a powerful one. And when it comes to note-taking apps, you used to have to choose a third-party option (often one that cost money) to take advantage of this helpful feature—but no more.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Finally Organize Your Random iPhone Notes