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How to Temporarily Store Your Luggage When You're Staying at an Airbnb
Back when we all stayed in hotels when we traveled, figuring out what to do with your luggage was easy. If you arrive in town long before you’re supposed to check in or your flight is long after check out time, any reasonable hotel offers luggage storage and will hold on to your bag for you for the price of a tip to…Read more...
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How to Maintain (Relative) Privacy on Dating Apps
Whether you’re on Tinder, Hinge, or Tudder (it’s an app for farmers to meet cows, platonically!), safety is key. You never know who you’ll meet when you’re separated by a screen and a grainy photo.Read more...
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Start Learning HTML and CSS With This Ultimate Guide
There are so many ways to learn web development, your problem might be how to choose a starting point. The design site CSS-Tricks has their own guide for learning HTML and CSS—but they’ve compiled plenty of alternatives into a wide-ranging but approachable list.Read more...
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Try These Stability Ball Core Exercises
It’s time for a little gratitude. Every time I do one of this week’s core exercises, I am intensely grateful that I am not doing planks. Even when the moves are hard, it’s okay, because at least they’re not boring. Read more...
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How to Break Up With Someone Kindly
Sometimes at the end of a relationship, we’re so sure we want nothing to do with the other person that we’re happy to scorch the earth with the break up conversation. But it’s probably better to do it with some compassion and empathy.Read more...
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Zappos' Presidents' Day Sale Features Cole Haan, Nike, and More
Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they’re having an actual sale, marking down over 60 shoes, boots, and apparel for Preidents’ Day weekend. Heels, boots, sneakers, sweaters, layering pieces, all kinds of styles from brands like UGG, Adidas, Nike, SOREL, Converse, Dr. Martens, and…Read more...
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I Can’t Eat Much Meat on the Planetary Health Diet—But I'm Feeling Better When I Do
Like many other Americans, I love meat. But as a climate reporter, it’s one of my biggest struggles, because I know that our love affair with meat takes a huge toll. The planetary health plate diet I’ve been eating for the past few weeks, however, has really helped me put in perspective what less conspicuous animal…Read more...
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Throw Out All of Your Uncomfortable Underwear Right Now
Life’s too short for uncomfortable underwear.Read more...
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Use This Calculator to Build Your Own Wealth Tax
In her bid for president, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently proposed a wealth tax on the super rich (dubbed the Ultra-Millionaire Tax) to combat income inequality. Her plan calls for a two percent tax on those with a net worth over $50 million, and a three percent tax on those with assets topping $1 billion.Read more...
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What Happens When a President Declares a National Emergency?
Today in the upside down, President Trump declared a national emergency in an effort to fund the U.S.-Mexico border. In doing so, he’ll effectively bypass Congress and gain access to billions of dollars, among other capacities, which include the ability to declare curfews and even limit our actual movements (yep).…Read more...
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It's OK If You Don't Bond With Your Newborn Right Away
When I was pregnant with my son, a co-worker warned me not to be surprised if I didn’t bond with him right away. Read more...
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Friday's Best Deals: LEGO Darth Vader, Marmot, Nintendo Switch, Anker Projectors, and More
Designer sunglasses, ANC Headphones, and Edifier Bookshelf Speakers lead off Friday’s best deals.Read more...
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How to Track Your Food Without Counting Calories 
Keeping track of what you eat can help you make better choices, because you know that whatever you choose, you’ll have to write it down. But that doesn’t mean you need to obsess over every calorie or ask an app to run weight loss calculations. If you just want to look for big-picture patterns in your diet, YouAte…Read more...
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How to Get Better at Crosswords
For some reason, lots of people believe that the ability to solve crossword puzzles is a talent doled out at birth to a select few. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Crosswords aren’t an immutable test of your vocabulary or intelligence—they’re a learnable skill that anyone can develop.Read more...
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This Pants Hanger Is Flippin' Genius 
Do you ever stop to think about how there’s really no great way to store pants? Folding can wear them out and wrinkle them. Draping over a hanger can give you an unwanted pleat. Clothespin hangers can leave marks on delicate fabrics. But now, the Hurdle Hanger is aiming to move humanity forward on this critically…Read more...
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Stop Giving Your ISP Extra Equipment Rental Fees - Buy This $45 Modem Instead
If you’re still paying your cable company a monthly modem rental fee, stop what you’re doing and buy your own for just $45, or $15 less than usual. This model supports maximum download speeds of 680mbps, which should cover just about every cable internet plan out there. Just be sure to clip the $10 coupon to save.Read more...
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How to Run a Neighborhood Bookstore
Even while we spend more of our days staring at screens and do more of our shopping on Amazon, book sales are actually rising at independent bookstores. Novelist Emma Fusco-Straub and her husband Mike opened Cobble Hill shop Books Are Magic in 2017, and have drawn customers in every day since, with a charming…Read more...
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When Should You Reject a Job Offer?
Applying for jobs is a lot like dating: it’s a draining, often-embarrassing process that requires a lot of effort for minimal return that stretches your small talk muscles to the max. Read the situation wrong and you will find yourself locked in a horrendously unpleasant situation that you can’t escape without…Read more...
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Which Wifi Band Should I Use for My Devices?
Wireless networking is kind of like an emergency kit for your car (or earthquake-prone California home). You don’t really think much about it when it’s there, but you’re going to notice it’s missing when you need it. Also, you want to make sure it’s set up to give you the best possible experience.Read more...
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Ask The Salty Waitress: How can I make sure my server gets my tip?
Dear Ms. Salty: Ever since I had the experience as a small child of watching diners take wait staff’s tip money off abandoned tables on their way out the door, I have always made it a point to give my server the tip money directly. However, more and more frequently, I find myself hanging by the table after the rest of…Read more...
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How to Cancel Your Gym Membership
We get it—sometimes, a gym just doesn’t work out. Maybe it’s too crowded or the ceilings tiles are falling and landing on your head. It happens! Unfortunately, canceling your gym membership is a lot like competing in the Hunger Games, of which there are no winners, only the wounded.Read more...
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How to Cope When a City Rejects You
For me, it was the construction that finally did it. Read more...
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Are 'Pet-Friendly' Ice Melts Really Safe for Pets?
The rock salt that’s sprinkled on sidewalks to melt snow is bad for your pet’s paws. Rubber booties can help, but if you’re salting your own walkways you can buy ice melts that are made to be pet friendly. But these products come with their own cautions.Read more...
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How to Handle the End of a Business Relationship
Since the journalism industry gets upended once a month or so, I consider myself an expert in business relationships—namely, what to do when you lose your primary career, your side-gig, your lucrative project, or even your relationship with a person who has been your lifeline to a particular industry or company.Read more...
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Ask Dr. NerdLove: Can I Trust My Boyfriend With My Private Pics?
Hello all you facecriminals of the Twitternet, and welcome to Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column to help you become an apex legend of the heart.Read more...
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How to Set Your Friends Up On a Date
So it’s finally happened. You’ve met someone great. They’re smart, they’re attractive, they have a job—and they’re perfect for your needlessly picky friend. We’ve all been there, you have one friend who’d be great for another and you’re positive they’d hit it off. But setting them up is easier said than done, unlike a…Read more...
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I Need a Practical and Environmentally Friendly Car That Doesn't Send the Wrong Message! What Car Should I Buy?
Thomas is an architect in the midwest looking for a comfortable crossover that can haul his two boys, have a reasonable carbon footprint, and not send the wrong message to his potential clients. What car should he buy?Read more...
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