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How the New Payroll Tax Deferral Will Affect You

As Congress continues to debate the next stimulus package, President Donald Trump made headlines by signing four executive orders on Saturday. One of these orders, a memorandum on payroll tax deferrals, has left many employers scratching their heads on how it will work—and the impact it will have on their employees.Read more...
Tags: Taxes, Congress, Lifehacks, Donald Trump


No, Neck Gaiters Weren't Proven to be Worse Than No Face Mask

There’s a new study claiming that neck gaiters like Buffs are worse than not wearing a mask at all. I’m not convinced that this study should be taken at face value, but it’s also reasonable to be suspicious of Buffs, bandanas, and other face coverings that aren’t designed to do the job of a mask. Read more...
Tags: Masks, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


How Long Will Your Freezer Stay Cold After Power Goes Out?

I believe ruminating on worst-case scenarios is often unproductive, but I also was a Boy Scout and the motto “Be Prepared” is an indelible part of my psyche. One of the best ways to “be prepared” for any kind of emergency is to have extra food stored in your freezer. However, freezers require power, and if you lose…Read more...
Tags: Food Storage, Freezer, Appliances, Lifehacks


8 Magazines Kids Will Love

Sure, print is slowly dying, but printed magazines are still one of the very best things a person can find in the mailbox—and that’s especially true for kids (and for parents looking for any avenue to limit screen time).Read more...
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Stop Apple News+ From Taking Over Your iOS or macOS

Even if you aren’t playing around with iOS 14 or macOS Big Sur yet, there’s one setting you want to know if you’re an Apple News+ subscriber. That’s because starting with iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur, web links to news stories that you tap or click will pull up said stories in Apple News+, rather than the publisher’s site.Read more...
Tags: Ios, News, Lifehacks, Apple News, Paywall, macOS


A Tampon Is Not a Sneaky Dildo, and Other Tips for Parents

Puberty is awkward for all parties involved. For kids, it starts with some build-up as friends start reaching these biological milestones, followed by sprouting new body parts and features, and ultimately resulting in a few years of asking yourself “Is this normal?” 37 times a day.Read more...
Tags: Sex Ed, Lifehacks, Puberty, Menstruation


Don't Schedule a Dental Cleaning Just Yet

Many dentists’ offices are open now, which is great news if something in your mouth has been bugging you since mid-March or if you know you need dental work done. But that doesn’t mean it’s time for business as usual if all you need is a cleaning. Dentists are especially at risk of contracting COVID-19 from patients,…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Don, Dental Care, Coronavirus


Brush Your Biscuits With Bacon Grease Before Baking

Brushing breads and biscuits before they go into the oven with some sort of fat (or egg, or dairy) is a nice way to add color and flavor, but we often seem to default to butter and olive oil when it comes to fat. I have nothing against those two fats—they are lovely—but a bread or biscuit that has been brushed with…Read more...
Tags: Baking, Bacon, Lifehacks, Grease


Poach Your Corn in a Buttery Milk Bath

Every summer, I get on social media and shout about how you don’t have to cook corn, and then I eat a lot of raw corn (mostly in “salads” that are actually just bowls of corn with seasoning). But I am not above a cooked ear or seven. I like it grilled, I like it steamed, I like it stripped from the cob and sautéed in…Read more...
Tags: Corn, Lifehacks, Poaching, Butter


Stop Installing Extensions From the Chrome Web Store

It sounds counterintuitive, but hear me out. If you’re looking for a new browser extension to try, or you want to download one that has been recommended to you, stop using the Chrome Web Store to find it.Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Security, Extensions, Lifehacks, AddOns, Chrome Web Store


Stop Using the Chrome Web Store to Find Extensions

It sounds counterintuitive, but hear me out. If you’re looking for a new browser extension to try, or you want to download one that has been recommended to you, stop using the Chrome Web Store to look for it.Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Security, Extensions, Lifehacks, AddOns, Chrome Web Store


What to Do if Your Company Stops 401(k) Matches

With the pandemic raging on, many companies have been forced to make difficult, cost-saving decisions—and unfortunately, workers have been the most impacted. According to a new MagnifyMoney report, employees could lose $13 billion in retirement plan contributions over the next twelve months as companies suspend…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Retirement Savings


Mari Kondo Your Life With 15% off Yamazaki's Minimalist Home Furnishings at Huckberry

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Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Lifehacks, Yamazaki, Huckberry, Mari Kondo, Huckberry Deals


Teach Yourself an Arbitrary Skill During Social Distancing

It’s long been my belief that everyone should learn a quirky skill, if not several, to teach themselves to find joy in the arbitrary. There doesn’t need to be a “reason” to be good at anything outside of enjoying that thing, especially if it walks the line between being challenging but possible—just far enough out of…Read more...
Tags: Fun, Hobbies, Lifehacks, Social Distancing


Take Your Temperature Easily With An Infrared Thermometer

Infrared Forehead Thermometer | $42 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Amazon deals, Lifehacks


Put Some Soda in Your Sangria

Sangria is a crowd pleaser but has a way of disappearing before the entire crowd is pleased, even with a COVID-appropriate crowd of two. One way to mitigate this is to make way more sangria than you think you’ll need (and make it with cheap wine), but you can stretch it even further by serving it with soda.Read more...
Tags: Soda, Wine, Lifehacks, Sangria


You've Got More Time to Pay Off Your Federal Student Loans

Borrowers stressing about the end to forbearance programs for federal student loans in September just got a reprieve. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Saturday to extend the break on federal student loan payments. The new order—which also pauses accrued interest—allows borrowers to stop making…Read more...
Tags: Student Loans, Lifehacks, Donald Trump, CARES Act


How to Survive a Bear Attack

You might think you know what to do if you are out and about in the forest and come across a bear, but you might also be dead wrong—in which case, you might end up dead. Prompted by a recent Facebook post from the National Parks Service sharing some dos and don’ts (“...don’t push your slower friends down in attempts…Read more...
Tags: Outdoors, Facebook, Feature, Camping, Hiking, Animals, Lifehacks, Survival, Bears, Editors Picks, National Parks Service, Wild Animals, Animal Attacks, Survival Skills


The Real Reason You Shouldn't Rely on Wireless Charging

I love when people go out and actually test the hardware we rely on each day. That’s why I used to spend way too many hours running file-transfer tests for routers at Wirecutter, and why I love Lifehacker alum Eric Ravenscraft’s latest analysis that exposes some big problems with your phone’s wireless charging…Read more...
Tags: Smartphone, Power, Lifehacks, Charging, Wireless Charging, Eric Ravenscraft, Energy Conservation, Wirecutter


How to Be a Better Reader, With Librarian Margaret H. Willison

This week we’re learning how to be better readers with help from librarian and podcaster Margaret H. Willison. Listen to hear Margaret break down how we should rethink our definitions of what a being a “good” or “well-read” reader means, and the tactics we can use to improve our own reading game—from taking advantage…Read more...
Tags: Books, Habits, Library, Reading, Libraries, Lifehacks, Margaret, Margaret H Willison, Audio Books, Margaret H Willison Listen


How to Install Apple's First-Ever watchOS Public Beta

Of all the devices to beta-test with a new operating system, the very last one on my list is my Apple Watch. I like new features, don’t get me wrong, but a buggy OS can brick your smartwatch. And since you can’t downgrade an Apple Watch, you’re either going to have to wait for subsequent updates to fix your issue or…Read more...
Tags: Smartwatch, Apple Watch, Lifehacks, watchOS, Beta, watchOS 7


How to Get Your Kids to Drink More Water

Some kids will happily chug water all day, while others would rather shrivel up like a raisin before giving up their milk or juice and succumbing to the wet blandness that is plain old water. Once a kid has juice, they tend to prefer juice (who wouldn’t?)—but even little kids need to drink water regularly to stay…Read more...
Tags: Health, Water, Water Bottles, Lifehacks, Hydration


How to Properly Clean Your Dishwasher

There have been a lot of dirty dishes lately, and with every dishwashing cycle your dishwasher gets slightly dirtier. If your plates and silverware aren’t coming out clean, your glass is foggy, or you notice a funky smell in your dishwasher, it’s time for a deep cleaning.Read more...
Tags: Cleaning, Household, Dishwasher, Lifehacks


Cook Your Grits in a Golden Corn Stock

Portland, Oregon—the city in which I reside—is obsessed with Southern food. I mean, I get it. Southern food is good, but a lot of the restaurateurs who prepare it have a hard time resisting the urge to “elevate” it, which misses the point of the cuisine entirely. (I once found a whole sprig of rosemary in my sausage…Read more...
Tags: Corn, Breakfast, Portland Oregon, Lifehacks, Grits


Steer Clear of Short-Term Health Insurance

As the coronavirus outbreak continues, some companies are predicting higher health insurance premiums for 2021. Whether you have recently lost your job—or you’re already thinking about fall open enrollment—there are some types of insurance to stay away from. Short-term health insurance may seem less pricey upfront,…Read more...
Tags: Insurance, Health Insurance, Lifehacks, Short, Steer Clear of Short Term Health Insurance


Hide Files on Your Android With a PIN-Protected 'Safe Folder'

Files by Google is a handy app that helps manage your Android phone’s storage space and securely transfer data to the cloud and other devices. Now, it can also lock your personal files in an encrypted, PIN-protected folder, thanks to its new Safe Folder feature.Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Privacy, Lifehacks, Data Privacy, Files by Google


How to View the Perseid Meteor Shower This Week

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is peaking this week, so now is the time to plan your escape to a dark spot under open sky.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Lifehacks, Perseid Meteor Shower, Meteor Showers, Perseid Meteor Shower This Week


What's New on Netflix the Week of August 9, 2020

This week’s lineup of new Netflix Originals includes a study in contrasts: A docuseries exploring controversial wellness treatments—think tantra, bee-venom therapy, fasting diets—and an action flick about an experimental new drug that gives people legit superpowers.(Un)Well is an investigative series from producers…Read more...
Tags: Television, Netflix, Streaming, Lifehacks, Coming And Going, Netflix Originals


Get One Bonus Year of Updates With These Samsung Phones

When you buy a Samsung Android, you used to be able to get around two major Android updates out of them—two years, basically. After that, Samsung could not guarantee that future dessert-themed Android updates (now boring numbers) would arrive one your phone, meaning that you’d have to root your device and find an…Read more...
Tags: Security, Samsung, Smartphone, Update, Lifehacks, Operating System, Samsung Phones, Samsung Android


Masks, But Make Them Fashion! Grab Five for $25

Reusable Face Masks | $25 | Nordstrom RackRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Nordstrom, Lifehacks