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Aujourd’hui — 8 mars 2021Lifehacker

How to Keep Your Brain Sharp as You Age

Par Sam Blum

Just as our bodies tend to atrophy the older you get, so do our brains. We all know you can keep your body physically fit to stave off an inevitable decline, but can we do the same with our minds?

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How to Parent Like Harry and Meghan

Par Meghan Moravcik Walbert on Offspring, shared by Meghan Moravcik Walbert to Lifehacker

Even those who were highly anticipating Oprah’s interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle probably found themselves stunned at various revelations made throughout last night’s two-hour special. Pick any number of headlines you’ve probably already seen—from Meghan’s suicidal thoughts to concern from at least one…

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How to Tell If You're Being Tracked by Apple's AirTags

Par David Murphy

AirTags aren’t a thing yet—at least, not when we wrote this—but the oft-rumored tracking devices, about the size of a coin, should debut soon. And when they do, Apple is already building security features into iOS 14.5 to prevent people from secretly tracking you by attaching a tiny tracker to your stuff (or dropping…

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Store Your Bath Bombs With Clothing or Linens

Par Claire Lower

Bath bombs have two primary functions: They look pretty and smell good. The sandy, colorful orbs are designed to turn your bathtub into a swirling, foaming, psychedelic-looking, luxuriously-scented body of water the moment you toss them in the tub, but to have them work effectively you should keep them as dry as…

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What You Can Do After You're Vaccinated, According to the CDC

Par Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker

The CDC has released guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated. The biggest highlight: two weeks after you’ve had your final shot, you can spend time without masks indoors with other fully vaccinated people, although you should still wear masks when out in public.

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How to Be a Beginner, With Journalist Tom Vanderbilt

Par Micaela Heck

When is the last time you tried something new? This week, we’re talking about why we lose that lust for learning past a certain age and what we can do to reignite it, with help from journalist Tom Vanderbilt. Listen to hear Tom lay out the reasons why we should continue pursuing new skills and hobbies, including the…

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Compare Which Presidents Had the Tackiest Office Decor

Par Sam Blum

The Oval Office is the closest thing the U.S. has to a throne room. It is the inner-sanctum of the presidency. Most of us know it through news broadcasts, photos published by the news media, and its many depictions in pop-culture, and we know there’s a desk, some flags, a couple couches, and a landline phone. But…

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How to Use the S-Pen With a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

Par Joel Kahn

Samsung announced recently that users of its flagship phone, the Galaxy S21 Ultra, will get to add a stylus. Galaxy fans rejoiced at the thought of using the S-Pen in a variety of ways, and the uses do not disappoint. Here are some of our favorite ways to use the two in tandem.

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How to Qualify for Expanded ACA Healthcare Subsidies

Par Mike Winters on Two Cents, shared by Mike Winters to Lifehacker

The Democrats’ latest stimulus bill includes a $36 billion temporary expansion of tax credits for Obamacare, making it easier for middle-class earners to qualify for subsidies on their monthly premiums in 2021 and 2022. The legislation also boosts the amount of these subsidies, and does away with a rule that can lead…

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The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Flirting With Death on TikTok

Par Stephen Johnson

Maybe it’s a delayed reaction to the cancelation of Halloween five months ago, or maybe it’s just me, but for some reason the internet was even more unsettling than usual this past week. There were menacing stories in the news, a frightening viral video to enjoy, and the unique horror of being so old you don’t even…

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How to Hack Google Assistant Into Your PC

Par David Murphy

One day, every digital assistant will be at our fingertips no matter what platform we prefer—so yelling at Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, or whoever else comes along will be as easy as clicking an icon and fumbling through verbal commands. Until then, however, there’s clever workarounds to get things like Google…

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How to Help Your Kids Transition Back into School

Par Meghan Moravcik Walbert on Offspring, shared by Meghan Moravcik Walbert to Lifehacker

Transitioning kids back into the classroom after a three-month summer hiatus is often a challenge. Even the transition back to school after a couple of weeks off for winter break can send some kids into a tailspin. And now, as schools across the country plan to reopen, many families are facing the Mother of All…

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Hier — 7 mars 2021Lifehacker

Watch the Moon and 3 Planets Line Up at Dawn

Par Elizabeth Yuko

It’s easy enough to spot the moon, but it can be much harder to figure out which of the dots in the night sky are the planets. You see a particularly bright object and wonder, if it’s a planet, a particularly luminous star, or perhaps, a plane. Well, over the next three days, identifying the planets will be…

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How to Use Daydreams to Ward off Boredom

Par Elizabeth Yuko

Remember being at church or a school assembly as a kid and letting your mind wander, and then all of a sudden, the boring event was over? Daydreaming took us out of the place we were physically located and brought us basically anywhere else, and made the time go (or at least feel like it went) faster.

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What to Never Clean With Vinegar

Par Elizabeth Yuko

It’s no secret that we’re fans of white vinegar for its ability to clean, shine, deodorize, and play a role in a variety of household hacks. But as great as the acidic workhorse is, it can’t do everything. And, in some cases, trying to use vinegar to clean something can only make things worse. Here are six times when…

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What is 'Grief Debt' and How Can We Get Rid of It?

Par Elizabeth Yuko

As we’ve become all too familiar with over the past year, grief isn’t limited to losing a loved one (although that is its own, particularly painful type of grief). Whether it’s losing a job, not getting to see family and friends for extended periods of time, or simply mourning our pre-pandemic lives, we still have no…

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À partir d’avant-hierLifehacker

How to Participate in Research on Which Beers Cause the Worst Hangovers

Par Elizabeth Yuko

For some people, drinking is a science. They know exactly how much they can drink, what to eat, and when to go to bed to ensure that their hangover is minimized. Well, now that’s a thing you can get paid to do—for research purposes. Just think of it as being professionally hungover. Here’s what to know about the…

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What to Do if a Late Frost Damages Your Plants

Par Elizabeth Yuko

Spring weather can be pretty fickle in many parts of the country. One day it’s sunny and in the 60s, and the next there’s a blizzard. If you decide to take advantage of one of those nice days and prep or plant a spring garden, then wake up the next morning to find to a fresh coat of frost covering your plants and/or…

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The Essential Sneakerhead Starter Pack, According to Jacques Slade

Par Tres Dean on The Inventory, shared by Ignacia to Lifehacker

If you’re even casually into sneakers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen one of Jacques Slade’s videos in your YouTube recommendations. Maybe you’re even a fan of his already—after all, Slade is one of the most popular personalities in sneaker YouTube or even sneaker media at large.

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Ask These Questions at Your Next Job Interview

Par Aisha Jordan

Interviews are a two-way street. As much as the interviewer is taking a microscope to you and your skills, you’re analyzing whether the company is genuinely the right fit for you. Asking questions during your interview helps you understand the company culture and is key to a successful interview.

Job hunting site…

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Turntable.fm Is Back, and Here's How It Works

Par Brendan Hesse

The beloved social media music site Turntable.fm is making a surprise comeback nearly eight years after it was shut down in 2013. In fact, there are two new versions: The original Turntable.fm, recently resurrected by founder Billy Chasen, and the mobile-focused Turntable.org, created by several Turntable.fm alums.

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Get Free Chicken Nuggets at Wendy's This Week

Par Elizabeth Yuko on Two Cents, shared by Elizabeth Yuko to Lifehacker

Most fast food chains, at this point, have gotten into the free food game—throwing certain complimentary menu items in with your order when you buy something else. Occasionally, you’ll get truly lucky and it’ll be a no-purchase-necessary situation.

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Make a Streamlined Dirty Martini With Freezer-Cold Gin

Par Claire Lower on Skillet, shared by Claire Lower to Lifehacker

I love drinking martinis—all kinds of martinis—but the salty, ice-cold dirty martini is my first gin-based love. They are particularly good when consumed in an inflatable hot tub, which is where I do most of my drinking these days.

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How to Make Vertical Tabs Better in Edge Chromium

Par David Murphy

Update your Edge Chromium browser today, and you’ll get a fun little prompt asking you whether you want to enable the browser’s new Vertical Tabs feature. As one who always likes trying new things, I decided to take my browser’s suggestion.

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Why You Need Alone Time

Par Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker

There’s a name for the feeling of sadness we get if we spend too much time alone: We are lonely. But what about the negative feelings that can come from not spending enough time alone?

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Water-Resistant vs. Waterproof: the Best Smart Watches with Protection from The Elements

Par Whitson Gordon on The Inventory, shared by Jordan McMahon to Lifehacker

Your watch is designed to live on your wrist, so you shouldn’t have to baby it—every scratch, ding, and splash of water should be a reminder of the baller life you lead. (Okay, most of my dings come from smacking it against the door, but I can pretend.) And while electronics and water usually don’t mix, today’s best…

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How to Find Success Within Your Failures

Par Sam Blum

There might be no better representation of failure than when a project you’ve been working on explodes spectacularly in front of an audience of thousands. When SpaceX CEO Elon Musk does it—like his company arguably did at the very tail end of its Starship prototype launch on Wednesday—the agony of failure is made…

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It's Not Too Early to Plan Your Next Vacation

Par Aisha Jordan

Fewer than 10% of Americans have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but that fact hasn’t deterred many from getting excited about their post-pandemic lives (especially the governors of Texas and Mississippi, but that’s a separate issue). After a year of lockdowns, it seems we’re all feeling cooped up:…

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Create a Backyard 'Mud Kitchen' for Your Kids This Spring

Par Meghan Moravcik Walbert on Offspring, shared by Meghan Moravcik Walbert to Lifehacker

As the ground outside starts to thaw and we coax our kids back into regular outdoor play, it might be time to get them set up with nature’s greatest sensory activity—the mud kitchen.

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How to Stop Yourself From Wasting Money on Health Gimmicks

Par Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker

Whenever I see a compelling ad for a new health or fitness product or hear about a tantalizing trend, I must admit I’m as tempted as anybody else. Sometimes stuff looks cool! I imagine myself like the people in the ad, reaping the benefits being promised—and then I snap out of it, and ask myself two questions.

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How to Make WhatsApp Voice and Video Calls on Desktop

Par Brendan Hesse

WhatsApp is finally letting you make voice and video calls to and from the desktop app. The feature works on Windows 10 version 1903 and newer and macOS 10.13 and newer, and lets you call any of your contacts as long as they’re online and using a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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11 Secrets to Building a Better Salad

Par Claire Lower on Skillet, shared by Claire Lower to Lifehacker

It would surprise most people to know that my bologna-loving self is really good at making delicious salads. Even self-proclaimed salad haters have been wooed by my artfully arranged piles of leaves and stuff. As one might expect, I have many strategies, tips, and tricks for making special-tasting salads, and I would…

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How to Watch Oprah Interview Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan

Par Elizabeth Yuko

America’s fascination with the British monarchy is nothing new—especially when it comes to all the drama within the family. And lots of that dirty laundry is likely to be aired today with the release of the interview between Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and a member of the American…

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Start Preparing Your Kids for Daylight Saving Time Now

Par Meghan Moravcik Walbert on Offspring, shared by Meghan Moravcik Walbert to Lifehacker

When we spring our clocks forward an hour next Sunday, March 14, we will be left feeling groggy and maybe a little cranky as Monday morning comes even sooner than we’d like. Adults don’t typically enjoy feeling slightly sleep-deprived, but we double-up on coffee and power through. Small children, on the other hand,…

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How Do I Restore Access to a Hacked Facebook Account?

Par David Murphy

No need to say “quit Facebook” in the comments on this one. For those sticking around on the social service—and there are many of you, it seems, considering the company’s total number of active users ain’t exactly trending down—there’s a lot you can and should do to secure your account. However, if someone breaks…

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Earn $1,000 to Watch the First Five Seasons of 'Friends'

Par Elizabeth Yuko

So no one told you that life a year into a global pandemic was going to be this way? (No jaunty claps—the virus doesn’t deserve it.) Maybe you started off strong: making the banana bread, doing the puzzles, learning how to knit and garden.

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What It Means to Be Immunocompromised, and Why It Matters

Par Sara Murphy on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker

You may not realize it, but you probably know at least one person who is immunocompromised. Immunocompromised, or immunosuppressed, people are more vulnerable to infections and have a harder time fighting them off. You wouldn’t necessarily know it from looking at us, however.

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10 Reasons Paramount+ Is a Streaming TV Paradise

Par Joel Cunningham

I know, I know, who needs another new streaming service in 2021, right? But Paramount+, which launched today, isn’t technically new—it’s just a beefed-up version of CBS All Access, augmented to take advantage of all the synergy created by the 2019 merger between CBS and Paramount Pictures’ parent Viacom.

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