What to Think About When You Run, According to Kevin Hart

As runners, we’re often hard on ourselves. I’m so slow, you might think as you check your watch. Or: my feet hurt, am I starting to get a blister? Or the perennial favorite: Oh god, I’m only halfway. But a new set of mindful running tracks from Headspace, featuring comedian Kevin Hart, got me thinking about my inner…

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Source: LifeHacker – What to Think About When You Run, According to Kevin Hart

Put a Potato in Your Sandwich

The show 30 Rock packed in a lot of food jokes over the years, but “Put potato chips on a sandwich!” isn’t one; it’s just good sense. The thin, crispy slices of fried potato add textural contrast, lots of salt, and sometimes more, depending on the flavor of your chip. (I’m a plain Lay’s girl myself.)

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Source: LifeHacker – Put a Potato in Your Sandwich

Change Your Voicemail Greeting When You Job Search

Now more than ever, there are many ways to sabotage yourself when searching for a job. Social media and digital profiles are baked into so many aspects of our lives, but even if you’re not leaving incriminating posts on Twitter or Instagram, an older gaffe still remains that could see your chances of landing a new job…

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Source: LifeHacker – Change Your Voicemail Greeting When You Job Search

Can You Really Afford a Pet?

The first step in being a responsible pet owner is knowing whether you can afford one to begin with. Beyond the initial adoption costs, you’ll need to budget for hundreds to thousands of dollars in annual expenses—for years to come. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect for different types of pets.

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Source: LifeHacker – Can You Really Afford a Pet?

Why You Should Be Kind Instead of Nice

It has felt, particularly over the past year, like people aren’t being especially nice to each other. These times have been trying, and it’s hard to muster up enough social grace to wave hello to that neighbor who peppered their lawn with political signs of a figure you disdain. But it might be time to reevaluate the…

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Source: LifeHacker – Why You Should Be Kind Instead of Nice

Figure Out Your Next Car's Emissions and Monthly Costs with 'Carboncounter'

If you want to prioritize environmental friendliness with the next car you buy, a handy website called Carboncounter has done the hard work for you. With its interactive charts and graphs, you can see how more than 600 cars stack up in two key areas: greenhouse gas emissions and expected monthly charges.

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Source: LifeHacker – Figure Out Your Next Car’s Emissions and Monthly Costs with ‘Carboncounter’

How to Get a New Job in 2021, With Ramit Sethi

The pandemic has created a nightmare job scenario for many of us this year—whether we’ve had to take a large pay cut, lost our jobs entirely, or found ourselves stuck in a job that we hate. With the job market looking as dismal as it is now, is there any hope? Personal finance expert (and friend of The Upgrade) Ramit…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Get a New Job in 2021, With Ramit Sethi

What Are the Best Two-Player Board Games?

For many people who have been stuck at home for the past year, social interaction has been in short supply. Zoom and Discord voice chat allow some stopgaps for friends looking to connect, but physical interactions have been limited to roommates or family. That got me thinking about how difficult it’s been to find new…

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Source: LifeHacker – What Are the Best Two-Player Board Games?

How to Virtually Attend Sundance This Year

The annual Sundance Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, Jan. 28, and for the first time, you don’t have to travel to Utah or stand in line in the cold to take part. The Sundance Institute is screening films, Q&A panels, and special events virtually so you can watch from the comfort (and safety) of your living room.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Virtually Attend Sundance This Year

How to Use YouTube's 'Stats for Nerds'

Despite its name, YouTube’s “Stats for Nerds” feature isn’t just for nerds. The option is turned off by default in all YouTube videos, but when enabled, a small window appears over your video with information like current video quality, buffering information, and more.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Use YouTube’s ‘Stats for Nerds’

How to Watch The 2021 Super Bowl Without Cable

It’s almost February, which means the biggest spectacle in football is just around the corner. Played during a pandemic, however, Super Bowl LV will be a lot different than the 54 Super Bowl games that came before it. The good news is, you don’t need a cable subscription to watch the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Watch The 2021 Super Bowl Without Cable

Free Yourself from Recipes With a Few Golden Cooking Ratios

Following a recipe is a great way to get started in the kitchen. However, once you’ve gotten the hang of combining ingredients, you can employ a few choice ratios that govern dozens of different dishes—and free yourself from the restrictions of recipes altogether. Here’s how it works.

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Source: LifeHacker – Free Yourself from Recipes With a Few Golden Cooking Ratios

How to Teach Kids About Sexism

Watching Kamala Harris sworn in as our country’s first female vice president (not to mention our first vice president of color) last week felt like a triumphant moment for many women and girls. It was also a reminder of how much sexism, gender discrimination, and misogyny women have to overcome in order to achieve…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Teach Kids About Sexism

How to Set Up Google Calendar's 'Offline Mode'

Google is bringing back “offline mode” to its web-based version of Google Calendar—at least, for Workspace users. Most of you shouldn’t need this, assuming you’ve previously connected your Google Calendar to one of the many smartphone or desktop apps available, but it never hurts to have a backup just in case…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Set Up Google Calendar’s ‘Offline Mode’

Sunday's Best Deals: Vizio 50-inch 4K Smart TV, Ring Light Webcam, I Dew Care K-Beauty Products, Mophie Powerstation Minis, Flexispot Gaming Desk, and More

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Source: LifeHacker – Sunday’s Best Deals: Vizio 50-inch 4K Smart TV, Ring Light Webcam, I Dew Care K-Beauty Products, Mophie Powerstation Minis, Flexispot Gaming Desk, and More

Refresh Your Home by Using Staging Techniques

If you’ve gone through the process of selling your home, chances are it involved staging the interior when it came time for potential buyers to check out the place. The idea behind staging is to remove any traces of your personality, style, or identity to make it easier for the interested parties to picture themselves…

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Source: LifeHacker – Refresh Your Home by Using Staging Techniques