Does It Really Help to Masturbate Before Texting Your Ex?

Sometimes, you miss your ex. Other times, you just miss the sex—or think you do. It can be enticing to reach out to someone you already know matches your vibes in the sheets, knows what you like, and generally does it for you physically, but it’s not always the best idea. The standard advice here is usually to…

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Why Not Grate an Apple Into Your Overnight Oats?

Overnight oats are one of the great classic breakfast hacks. You probably already know this. You can make them with almond milk or real milk, with yogurt or without, with raisins and nuts or with pumpkin puree and chia seeds. But I need to ask you: have you ever considered grating a whole apple in there?

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Your Crudité Platter Is Boring and Wrong

There’s a problem with crudité platters as a party food. It’s one thing if you eat raw broccoli in private, but if I come to your home expecting food, a platter of raw baby carrots and celery sticks does not count. It’s not the vegetables (I love them for their nutrients, color, and texture). It’s their preparation—as…

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You Need to Update Chrome Again

If you recently updated Google Chrome to version 104, you might be surprised to learn there’s already another update available for your browser. After all, the last update patched 27 security vulnerabilities: What’s left to update? Apparently, quite a bit, including a new security flaw that hackers already know how to…

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Source: LifeHacker – You Need to Update Chrome Again

Why Is Everyone Suddenly Putting Olives in Their Spritzes?

Four years ago, the Campari company launched an aggressive campaign to turn the Aperol Spritz into the drink of the summer. It worked. The vibrant red-orange beverage flooded bar patios everywhere, and while its grip has loosened slightly since 2018, the bubbly cocktail is still very much present. But this year, I…

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How to Improve Your Balance (and Why It Matters)

One of the simplest balance tests is to see how long you can stand on one leg. Older adults who can’t make it past the 10-second mark are more likely to die in the next 10 years, according to research reported in the New York Times. But are you doomed if you can’t pass this test? Probably not.

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The Best Ways to Use Up Old Spices

If you’re anything like me, you have, over the course of your adult life, collected an extensive supply of spices in your kitchen, many of which you purchased and then used exactly one time. Then one day, you look at your spice rack and notice a thick layer of dust on those bottles, and wonder: Do spices go bad? The…

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How to Watch the End Credits on Every Major Streaming Service

Whether you want to acknowledge the contributions of the many “below-the-line” entertainment industry professionals who worked on your favorite streaming movies and TV shows, or you just want time to get a snack before the next episode rolls, it’s a good idea to turn on the “watch credits” option on your streaming…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Watch the End Credits on Every Major Streaming Service

How to Make Pâte à Choux (the Stuff Éclairs Are Made of)

Choux paste is a pillar of the pastry world. It’s not made out of anything special, but this humble dough is the foundation of many sensational desserts. While you’ve surely seen it adorning bakery pastry cases, and maybe even eaten it before, it’s a dough that you should really be on a first name basis with. This…

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How to Be the ‘Personality Hire’ at Your Next Job

You know the token “funny one” at your workplace? Well, those coworkers are self-aware, and they’re speaking out. It’s called being a “personality hire,” and the term is trending on TikTok from those claiming that their charisma landed them their job, rather than the qualifications on their resume.

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Why You Should Never Message Strangers on PlayStation Network

It won’t come as much of a surprise to hear strangers who play games online aren’t necessarily “nice.” Anyone who experienced a Modern Warfare 2 lobby back in the day has the battle scars to prove it. But even in 2022, trolls are alive and well, looking to make your online gaming experience a living hell. If your…

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Source: LifeHacker – Why You Should Never Message Strangers on PlayStation Network

How to Save Money by 'Churning' Your Streaming Services

Like most people, you probably subscribe to so many (too many) streaming services—and yet, each one carries a show you’d hate to miss. With price hikes across the board, the cost of keeping up with all your favorite shows and films is getting out of hand, but none of us are going back to traditional cable TV. If you…

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The Dodge Charger and Challenger, and 10 More Iconic Cars That Are No Longer Made

Dodge announced yesterday it is ending production of the Dodge Challenger and Charger. The 2023 models of the famous muscle cars will be the last new ones you’ll be able to buy unless they revive the model down the, uh, road.

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Source: LifeHacker – The Dodge Charger and Challenger, and 10 More Iconic Cars That Are No Longer Made

This Is the Perfect French Fry Dip

We, as a society, do a lot of things to and with french fries. The United States plunges them into ketchup (and sometimes mustard), the UK splashes them with malt vinegar, a good portion of Europe dips them in mayo, and Canadians drown them in gravy. We cover them in chili, cheese, and chili-cheese, and some people…

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All of Your Smart Devices Are Spying on You

At this point, it’s obvious that our smartphones and computers are data-leakers. Plenty of us now cover our laptops’ webcams (although we always forget about the mics), while our smartphones track our locations with us wherever we go. Unfortunately, these tools are so indispensable in modern life, we accept the…

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How to Stop Your Important Emails From Going to Someone's Spam Folder

My spam folder currently contains over 500 emails of incomprehensible phishing attempts, newsletters from companies I didn’t know I subscribed to, and a variety of unsolicited messages. I’m grateful that there’s a spam filter checking for certain email traits so my inbox isn’t entirely clogged. But what about the…

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How to Get Early Check-In at Your Hotel (and What to Do If You Can't)

I try hard not to take the dreaded red-eye flight. Not only is it a miserable way to get a few hours of fitful sleep, but it also puts me at my destination well before I have access to a real bed. Hotels and short-term rentals usually have afternoon check-in times, so what to do with those hours of exhaustion in…

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Get Early Check-In at Your Hotel (and What to Do If You Can’t)