How to Create Multiple Google Contacts at Once

Google has quietly reinstated the ability to batch-create and import multiple contacts to your Google account at once. This time-saving feature was removed when Google began switching its mobile and web apps over to the material theme design last year, and Google didn’t announce its return. That’s a shame, as it’s…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Create Multiple Google Contacts at Once

How Bernie Sanders Plans to Pay for Everything

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has spent the past several months promising to cancel student debt, provide Medicare for everyone, and stave off climate change. But pundits and fellow candidates have spent just as much time asking Sanders how he’s going to pay for all that. This week, the Sanders campaign…

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Source: LifeHacker – How Bernie Sanders Plans to Pay for Everything

How to Fix the Gmail Bug That Won't Let You Empty Trash and Spam

Even though my inbox is unwieldy, I try my best to keep it as clean and as organized as I can. That includes taking some time to ditch old emails with gigantic attachments, and then clearing out my trash to see just how much space I saved.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Fix the Gmail Bug That Won’t Let You Empty Trash and Spam

The Potato Skin Casserole Is a Cheesy Masterpiece

Potato skins are the weighted blankets of the food world—warm, comforting, and just heavy enough. And yet, we seem to have forgotten the appetizer that propelled TGI Friday’s into the national consciousness three decades ago. Potato skins—the bedrock of bowling alleys and dive bars —are an endangered species.

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Source: LifeHacker – The Potato Skin Casserole Is a Cheesy Masterpiece

How To Use Your Handbrake To Improve Your Winter Driving

Coming from Texas and now living in the northeast, I am perpetually in awe watching my Canadian husband maneuver a vehicle in winter weather. In the midst of a snowstorm a few weeks back, he busted out some wild moves with his handbrake that had me looking just like that Pikachu meme. Confident driving on snowy roads…

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Source: LifeHacker – How To Use Your Handbrake To Improve Your Winter Driving

What Is 'USB Fast Charging' and Why Does It Matter for Your Smartphone?

You might have seen that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra are the first smartphones to receive “fast charging” certification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). Many smartphones claim to have “fast charging” batteries, but if the Galaxy S20 line is the first to get the USB-IF’s official…

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Source: LifeHacker – What Is ‘USB Fast Charging’ and Why Does It Matter for Your Smartphone?

How to Help Your Kids Build Self-Esteem

Your child really is a special, fantastic little human. They’re an incredibly poised dancer or outgoing in a way you could never be or gifted in math. You know your kids are great; you just want to make sure they know how great they are. And it’s natural to want to praise them for all the wonderful, impressive things…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Help Your Kids Build Self-Esteem

How to Be More Patient

I’ll be the first to say that patience is not my virtue. I move quickly through the world, and I often expect everyone else to be just as proactive and efficient—whether that means responding to emails within 24 hours, or, like, putting your credit card in the card reader while the cashier is scanning your groceries.…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Be More Patient

Five Clever Ways to Store and Display an Eyewear Collection

I should not admit this, but I’m going to admit this: I, personally, have way too many pairs of sunglasses. The problem is that I love and wear them all and I have no intention of reducing my collection. I do, however need to admit that some organization is in order (Clean Person, tidy thyself!) and so, to serve my…

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Source: LifeHacker – Five Clever Ways to Store and Display an Eyewear Collection

Make a Lil' Chicken Soup in Your Instant Pot

One of the main complaints I’ve heard about the Instant Pot is that it makes so much food. If you are part of a nuclear family unit, this is never a problem, but an overabundance of food can create both anxiety and palate fatigue for those of us that live in households of one. I feel this the most when I make soup.

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Source: LifeHacker – Make a Lil’ Chicken Soup in Your Instant Pot

How to Get the Benefits of a Boutique Fitness Class for Free

Ads for fitness classes make a lot of promises. You and your super-attractive classmates will become great friends by doing early-morning workouts that are incredibly intense but also fun. Your athleisure will fit perfectly. The lighting will be very good.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Get the Benefits of a Boutique Fitness Class for Free

The Best Mac Screensaver for Apple Devotees

One bit of joy from Apple’s October 2018 announcement—beyond USB-C finally arriving on the iPad Pro—was the way Apple handled the event invitations. Every single invitation Apple sent out had a unique piece of Apple art, beautiful remixes of its logo that are a must-see for Apple fans. And now, you can cycle through…

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Source: LifeHacker – The Best Mac Screensaver for Apple Devotees

What to Do if Your TSA Precheck Isn't on Your Boarding Pass

If you are a frequent traveler and haven’t yet gotten TSA PreCheck, what are you waiting for? TSA PreCheck, specifically Global Entry with TSA PreCheck, is consistently one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Even with the increasingly longer PreCheck lines, I’m always thankful for being in a line of people who…

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Source: LifeHacker – What to Do if Your TSA Precheck Isn’t on Your Boarding Pass

One Form of Online Shopping Is Better for the Climate (It's Not Amazon)

I use dry red lentils, black peppercorns, and capers a lot. And now, I’m out. Rather than walk to the store in the cold, I’ve been thinking about taking advice from Carla Lalli Music’s cookbook and ordering these pantry staples online. That might be more time-efficient for me, but is it more energy-efficient for the…

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Source: LifeHacker – One Form of Online Shopping Is Better for the Climate (It’s Not Amazon)

How to Balance Parenting and Elderly Caregiving

My cell phone sits in the kitchen next to my wife’s, as I play on the floor with Ella, my two-year-old. My wife is upstairs supervising bath time for Layla, our 9-year-old. I don’t notice the phone vibrating on the quartz countertop, but in the space of 25 minutes, it has rung 13 times.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Balance Parenting and Elderly Caregiving

How to Plan a Vacation With a Lower Carbon Footprint

Going on vacation is dreamy, and good for your brain whatever your budget. But when a single round trip from New York to London releases a literal ton of CO2 into the atmosphere (enough to melt three square meters of Arctic ice), it’s hard to relax and enjoy that free airplane booze without ruminating on it. If you…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Plan a Vacation With a Lower Carbon Footprint