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It's Open Thread Friday on the NEW Old Kinja!

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:00

Welcome to Hackerspace! The reader run community where, on Fridays, you can stop by and say hello, tell us about a hack you did this week or just chit chat the day away.

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How to Do the Perfect Plank

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:00

Planks are a simple bodyweight exercise that challenges you to hold your body as stiff as a board for as long as you can. It’s sort of become a badge of honor to be able to hold it for 60 seconds or longer. But if you’re holding it for aeons without the shakes, you’re probably not working your core as you should.

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Your Dog Might Not Want a Hug, Here’s How to Tell

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:30

Dogs are so adorable, it’s hard not to hug them and squeeze them and love them forever. Some of them don’t want our hugs, though. Here’s how to tell if your dog’s just not that into it.

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RAVPower's New Battery Pack Includes Every Advanced Feature Under the Sun

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:16

It goes without saying that you can get a 20,100mAh USB battery pack for less than $56, but with this deal, you truly get what you pay for.

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The Best Way to Help Potted Plants Grow Evenly

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 09:00

If you’ve ever had a potted plant that seemed to bend and reach towards a sunny window or light, you know you should probably move it a little closer. Getting the plant to grow evenly though, once it’s already started to bend, is trickier without hurting it. Here’s how.

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Two-Ingredient Preserved Limes Are Easy and Add Bright, Citrus Flavor to Anything

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:30

A squeeze of lime brightens up beverages, fish, tacos, fish tacos, and all sorts of other things, but preserving them takes their flavorful impact to great new heights.

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The IRS Has a New Web Page for People Who Make Money From the Sharing Economy

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:00

As an Airbnb host, Lyft driver, or anyone else who earns money from the sharing economy, you’ve probably had tax questions at some point. The IRS now has a site dedicated to answering those questions.

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Amazon's Deeply Discounting Dozens of Household Essentials You Need to Buy Anyway, Today Only

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 07:49

On a typical day, Amazon will run highly discounted Gold Box deals on a handful of diverse and unrelated products. But today, for whatever reason, they’re all about cleaning supplies.

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Take the 30-Day Track Everything Challenge to Get a Handle On Your Spending

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 07:30

For the veteran budget handler, whether you need to track every single expense is debatable . If you’ve never done it, though, try the 30-day tracking challenge. Simply keep track of every penny you spend for a month.

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Dropbox Will Make You Change Your Password If You Haven't Since 2012

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 07:00

If you’ve been using Dropbox for over four years and you haven’t changed your password since then, then two things are true. One, you haven’t been reading Lifehacker very long . More importantly, two: Dropbox is about to make you change it.

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Navbar Tuner Unlocks a Hidden Nav Bar Customizer In Android Nougat for Some Nexuses

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 06:30

Android Nougat : Google likes to play around with experimental features in Android betas. One such nixed feature is a powerful tool that lets you customize the little bar at the bottom of your screen with the Home and Back buttons. If you have a certain few Nexuses, you can get it back.

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Will it Sous Vide? Ornery Onion Edition

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 06:00

Hello everyone, and welcome to the very first installment of Will it Sous Vide?, a weekly column where I sous vide whatever the heck you want me to. This week’s most popular suggestion was onions, specifically caramelized onions.

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The Transatlantic Lullaby Playlist

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 19:00

Summer’s the season for travel. If you’re hopping a plan out of the country or heading home, you could use some music to slip away into on the flight. This playlist will help you relax until you reach your destination.

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Keep Track of Every National Food Day With This Interactive Calendar

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 18:00

National food days aren’t real holidays, but they’re fun, and it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain treats. This calendar covers them all so you always know what food you should be celebrating.

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Remains of the Day: Apple Issues Important iOS Security Update

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 17:30

Security researchers have discovered an unprecedented exploit on iOS that was used by a “digital arms dealer” to spy on political dissidents and high-value targets.

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Make an Extra-Crispy Tortilla Pizza With a Cast Iron Skillet

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 17:00

These crispy tortilla pizzas are easy to make, take very little time, and are the perfect snack for gameday or movie nights. Here’s how to make your own at home.

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The Personality Traits You Need to Be a Great Friend, According to Science

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:30

If you want to make more friends, and hold on to the ones you’ve got, it all boils down to three key personality traits.

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How to Explain Your Crazy Work Schedule to Your Loved Ones

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 16:00

For high-achievers, striving to be the best is part of the job description. Pushing your limits can be exhilarating, accomplishing things you’ve set your sights on can be motivating. It’s thrilling to see your career aspirations come to life when you hit a major milestone, land a new client, or launch a new project.

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