Where Do Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg Stand On Major 2020 Issues?

If we’ve learned anything from the news this week, besides updates of President Trump’s alleged ties to Ukraine, it’s that it’s never too late to enter a presidential race. On Thursday morning, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officially threw his hat into the 2020 ring—after having already missed several…

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Source: LifeHacker – Where Do Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg Stand On Major 2020 Issues?

How to Get Three Months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1

It’s like Microsoft knew. We just talked about a handful of ways you can get an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for an absurdly low price, and here’s one more method to add to your collection. Thanks to a Microsoft promo, new Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can now get three months of the service for $1 instead of…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Get Three Months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for

Order Multiple Versions of Something and Return the Ones You Don't Want

I know there aren’t infinite versions of every potential product, but sometimes it feels like it—so when you’re shopping for a new sweater or a new electric teakettle or a new lamp, how do you know that you’re choosing the best one?

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Source: LifeHacker – Order Multiple Versions of Something and Return the Ones You Don’t Want

Pumpkin Icebox Cake Is a Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert for Lazy People

Icebox cakes are not a traditional Thanksgiving dessert, but perhaps they should be. These cakes are essentially a pile of whipped cream and cookies—which is a good thing—and require no time in the oven at all, which means you have more room for casseroles.

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Source: LifeHacker – Pumpkin Icebox Cake Is a Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert for Lazy People

You Can Now Buy an At-Home Medical Exam Kit

Video visits with a doctor are a cheap and quick way to get a medical opinion (and sometimes a prescription) without leaving the house. But the doctor can’t physically examine you, which limits their usefulness. A $300 kit of digital medical devices looks looks like it could change that.

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Source: LifeHacker – You Can Now Buy an At-Home Medical Exam Kit

Rescue Your Cast Iron from Rust with Vinegar

Cast iron skillets are great for everything from breakfast to baking, but the downside is that they do require a little more maintenance than your average pot or pan. We’ve discussed several ways to season cast iron here at Lifehacker, but what if your roomie let your cast iron soak in water overnight, or heaven…

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Source: LifeHacker – Rescue Your Cast Iron from Rust with Vinegar

How to Set Expectations With a New Babysitter

Starting a relationship with a new babysitter can be a little nerve-wracking. You hope you’ll like them and your kids will like them and that the feeling will be mutual. You want this to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, so the last thing you might feel like doing is laying down the law before they’ve even…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Set Expectations With a New Babysitter

Get a Health Insurance Cost Estimate Even If You're Not Buying Coverage

It’s that time of year again. No, not curled-up-watching-football-on-the-couch season (although it is also that). I’m talking about open enrollment, the one time every year when you can get or change your health insurance through the Affordable Care Act without a qualifying life event.

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Source: LifeHacker – Get a Health Insurance Cost Estimate Even If You’re Not Buying Coverage

How to Get the Disney+ Bundle With Ad-Free Hulu

Disney+ is here, and one of the few deals you can get for the service is a bundle package that gives you the streaming service, ESPN, and Hulu for $13/month, or $5 cheaper than each would cost individually. There’s a catch, however; you’re getting the ad-supported version of Hulu, which might annoy you greatly.…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Get the Disney+ Bundle With Ad-Free Hulu

Should You Get Your Vaginal Microbiome Analyzed?

The bacteria and other microbes that live in the vagina are hugely important to our health, but (like the microbes in other parts of the body) they’re not very well understood. Now, a company is offering free vaginal microbiome reports to women who join their study.

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Source: LifeHacker – Should You Get Your Vaginal Microbiome Analyzed?

Top Your Turkey With Fried Sage Leaves for Texture and Flavor

Details are often what make a meal feel special. Little extras, like nice napkins, a crackling sugar crust on your pumpkin pie, or your own personal head of roasted garlic can help the annual meal standout in years to come. Crispy, flash-fried sage leaves can do the same.

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Source: LifeHacker – Top Your Turkey With Fried Sage Leaves for Texture and Flavor

The Best Places to Get Stunning Desktop Wallpaper

If you’re on your computer or phone for hours a day (and let’s be real—you are), you can keep things interesting with desktop wallpaper. If you want to go beyond what’s included in your operating system or old photos from your camera roll, you can find thousands and thousands of alternatives on the internet.

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Source: LifeHacker – The Best Places to Get Stunning Desktop Wallpaper

How to Download and Install Older macOS Versions With Terminal

When it’s time to install a new version of macOS or download a new update, nearly everyone turns to the Mac App Store to start the process. While the App Store makes OS installations easy and relatively painless, it doesn’t always work—and it might be time to turn to Terminal (and a little creativity) instead.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Download and Install Older macOS Versions With Terminal

Improve Your Understanding of Spanish With Lupa

When I was trying to learn Spanish, everybody told me to listen to Radio Ambulante. It’s a Spanish-language NPR show that aims to bring the depth of longform journalism to the world of podcasts. And it’s great—but I could never quite catch what everyone was saying.

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Source: LifeHacker – Improve Your Understanding of Spanish With Lupa

Get Priority Boarding on Alaska Airlines This Week With a Starbucks Red Cup

If you’re flying on Alaska Airlines this week you may want to swing by a Starbucks on your way to the airport. Starbucks Red Cups launch tomorrow, November 7th, and to celebrate the coffee chain is partnering with another Seattle-based company, Alaska Airlines, to offer customers free priority boarding.

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Source: LifeHacker – Get Priority Boarding on Alaska Airlines This Week With a Starbucks Red Cup