Does Disney’s Deluge Of Marvel And ‘Star Wars’ Content Really Count As Mythology?

Does Disney’s Deluge Of Marvel And ‘Star Wars’ Content Really Count As Mythology?
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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 23:52:24 | Lifestyle

We’ve all had those horrifying moments (maybe some of us more often than others) when we realize we just sent an important email with an embarrassing typo, or perhaps lacking a promised attachment. If you have quick reflexes—and use Gmail—you may be able to unsend these messages in time to avoid embarrassment. Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 23:52:23 | Lifestyle

In the last few years, VPNs have gone from a niche data security tool to an everyday product you’ll see advertised on any vaguely tech-adjacent YouTube channel or podcast. But while there are many viable VPNs available commercially, their feature sets differ, and some are better suited for certain online activities…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 22:28:34 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 22:28:33 | Lifestyle

If you’ve ever wanted to go to Burning Man, this year’s festival may be your best chance, as this year’s Burning Man will be (mostly) a virtual experience due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 22:28:32 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 22:28:31 | Lifestyle

Apple Music supports spatial audio using the Dolby Atmos technology, which means that you can listen to some of your favorite songs with a cool surround sound-like effect. We’re going to show you how to enable spatial audio in Apple Music so you can make the most of this cool feature.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 20:52:48 | Lifestyle

The pandemic is far from over, but with vaccination rates steadily climbing, in-person social events are on the menu for the first time in what feels like 600 years. It’s hard to know how to feel about that: On the one hand, Zoom is bad and parties rule. On the other, nonstop social engagements are a great way to burn…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 20:52:47 | Lifestyle

We have a love/hate relationship with monarchy. In practice, sure, autocratic rule is generally a bad thing (not that democracy is inherently a cakewalk, but at least it leaves us with no one else to blame), while modern, watered-down versions of royalty can feel a bit pointless—like it’s all just for show. But…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 20:52:45 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 20:52:44 | Lifestyle

If there’s one thing most people take for granted, it’s the language they grew up speaking. The words we use and their respective meanings are the product of centuries of linguistic evolution that we rarely consider. Today, much of our social interaction is characterized by turns of phrase that would seem completely…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 20:52:43 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 18:38:41 | Lifestyle

Not all photos or videos need to (or should) last forever in your camera roll. If you want to send photos that will be opened once and then disappear forever, you can now use WhatsApp to do it (like you already could on Snapchat and Instagram).Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 18:14:46 | Lifestyle

After months of waiting, Sony has finally unlocked the ability to upgrade the PlayStation 5’s internal storage—and people are understandably a little lost.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 18:14:44 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 16:14:58 | Lifestyle

You do not want to sleep in an airport, but there may come a time in your life when an airport unexpectedly becomes home for an evening. There may be a horrendous blizzard that blocks any hope of reaching a hotel room, or your flight may get diverted in the dead of night, with all nearby vacancies already snatched up.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 15:39:57 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 05. 08. 2021 15:39:55 | Lifestyle

I love a good popcorn hack. I have many. Sweet popcorn, savory popcorn, popcorn grits—I like it all! I even liked popcorn salad, the hyper-regional Midwest delicacy the internet was determined to hate. (I actually loved it, and so did Joel, and everyone owes Molly Yeh an apology.) But I have finally encountered a…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 23:19:40 | Lifestyle

Sure, the way your home shows on the inside is a big deal when you’re getting ready to sell—but what’s happening on the outside is important, too. Your home’s curb appeal (or lack thereof) will be among the first impressions your home makes to a potential buyer—and if you don’t want your landscaping to detract from…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 22:38:18 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 22:38:17 | Lifestyle

Your smartphone’s operating system comes with a lot of excellent accessibility features designed to make life better for those who have low vision, mobility issues, or hearing difficulties. If you have any of these issues, or know someone who faces them, it’s good to keep track of useful accessibility features that…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 21:38:22 | Lifestyle

There is a mysterious quote, the origins of which are largely unknown, but that’s often attributed to the late literary icon Kurt Vonnegut. So the largely unverified legend goes: When Vonnegut was a teenager, he realized something important. He was 15 years old and working on an archeological dig, when one the…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 21:24:38 | Lifestyle

Delta Plus, a variant of a variant, is the latest strain of the COVID-causing coronavirus to make the news. (A previously-known variant, Lambda, is also making headlines today.) So far, there’s nothing to panic more about: Delta is scary enough. Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 21:06:50 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 21:06:48 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 20:33:24 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 20:33:23 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 20:33:22 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 20:33:21 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 18:44:42 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 18:44:41 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 18:44:40 | Lifestyle

Whether it is sustainable or not, the housing market in the United States has been undeniably hot for much of 2021. In some of the most desirable markets, homes are only listed for a few days before multiple offers roll in. However, even in a seller’s market, cutting corners when it comes to staging can have an…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 18:44:39 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 16:39:18 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 16:39:16 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 16:39:15 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 04. 08. 2021 16:39:11 | Lifestyle

Just because someone is getting up there in years, that doesn’t mean the should internet-connected world need leave them behind. Yes, even the silver-haired among us deserve to make Zoom calls, message on WhatsApp, and play a game or two.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 23:18:25 | Lifestyle

You’ve probably heard that you should replace your running shoes when the cushioning wears down, which tends to be after 300 to 500 miles according to most manufacturers. But it turns out there’s another problem with old shoes, even if you haven’t been running in them.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 23:01:56 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 23:01:55 | Lifestyle

Your cat is a confusing creature. It’s possible—likely even—that most of the things your cat does, aside from maybe napping and eating, perplexes you. But your feline companion needn’t be a mystery. All those head butts? There’s a reason for them. The kneading of soft surfaces? It makes sense in context. The…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 23:01:53 | Lifestyle

Getting a college education isn’t supposed to be easy, but between the student loan crisis, skyrocketing tuition and fees, the whole “unending global pandemic” thing, and truly bleak job prospects, it’s currently way harder than it needs to be. These hacks won’t pay off your student loans or write your final term…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 23:01:52 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 23:01:51 | Lifestyle

I’m a huge fan of challenging myself in the fitness realm. I did a triathlon once, even though I knew halfway through training that I never wanted to do one again. I’ve begged my coach to give me weightlifting workouts that are notoriously difficult. Heck, I started the Lifehacker Fitness Challenge, our monthly…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 23:01:50 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 20:19:37 | Lifestyle

Haptic feedback—and vibration as a whole—has become an essential feature of modern-day consoles. Your controller will vibrate at certain opportune times during a game, such as when your character lands hard after a jump, or when you go off-roading in your favorite racing game. While this feature can be great to have,…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 19:34:40 | Lifestyle

Google Assistant is always there when you need it. But you don’t always need it. That’s why it can be frustrating when the digital helper just pops up out of seemingly nowhere. You don’t remember saying, “Okay Google,” or squeezing your phone, but Google Assistant is ready to go, nonetheless. As it turns out, it might…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 19:34:39 | Lifestyle

The vaccine was supposed to mean the U.S. had left the worst depths of the COVID-19 pandemic behind, but for many of us, it hardly feels like we’re out of the woods.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 19:34:38 | Lifestyle

If someone on WhatsApp continuously fails to respond to you, they may be ignoring you—or they may have blocked you from contacting them altogether. Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 19:34:37 | Lifestyle

Measuring your ingredients by mass is far more accurate and reproducible than measuring your ingredients by volume. This is especially helpful during baking, which leans a little more heavily on chemical reactions than mere cooking. Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 17:33:40 | Lifestyle

As our kids prepare to go back to school, our impulse will probably be to make up for the lost time, whether it’s the academics, intramural sports, student clubs, or any of the other milestones our children missed out on during the pandemic. Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 17:03:30 | Lifestyle

To gaslight someone is to deny their sense of reality. It’s a common term, and it usually describes a very specific brand of emotional torment. People who gaslight their significant others typically do it verbally, creating whole spheres of false reality for their victims, who they seek to manipulate. But gaslighting…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 16:47:37 | Lifestyle

When it comes to starting a lawn, there are two ways you can begin: You can prep the ground and sow the seeds, or you can start with a blanket of already grown grass, known as sod, and maintain it so the roots grow deep. Of course, both take different elements of care (and finances), so when should you use one versus…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 16:18:38 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 15:57:12 | Lifestyle

The first time a parent catches their child in a lie, it’s enough to make their heart sink. It doesn’t matter if it’s about a broken plate on the floor or the candy they’ve so clearly just snuck and ate; most mothers and fathers want to raise children with integrity. And when kids are dishonest, it’s easy to feel like…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 03. 08. 2021 15:24:45 | Lifestyle

I am usually a whipped cream purist. Heavy cream doesn’t need to be flavored, as it already has a flavor—the flavor of cream. I rarely sweeten heavy cream before whipping, especially if it’s destined for something that is sweet. (Just let the cream be rich and fatty and creamy!) But a friend recently mentioned that…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 02. 08. 2021 23:54:02 | Lifestyle

Sometimes you need a day off. Sometimes you don’t need a day off, but you take one anyway. If you have any anxieties about what exercise means to you, you may spiral into worry or guilt: Am I a slacker? Am I losing all my gains?Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 02. 08. 2021 22:32:22 | Lifestyle

A grilled cheese sandwich is a good quick lunch, but a little tomato soup on the side (for dipping and sipping) makes it feel like a proper meal. There is nothing wrong with heating up a can of Amy’s, but I am far more likely to have a few cans of tomato paste—rather than full-fledged soup—stocked in my pantry at any…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 02. 08. 2021 22:32:21 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 02. 08. 2021 22:32:20 | Lifestyle

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LifeHacker.com | 02. 08. 2021 22:32:19 | Lifestyle

Having your own lemon tree at home is often a luxury we assume is reserved for people who live in citrus-friendly locales, like sunny California or humid Florida. However, that doesn’t mean those in the northeast, midwest, or other regions of the country can’t enjoy the simple pleasure of their own fresh-squeezed…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 02. 08. 2021 20:38:27 | Lifestyle

Sony recently disclosed the requirements for upgrading the PlayStation 5’s internal storage with an M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD), and it’s woefully confusing. While there are several SSDs that meet Sony’s requirements on paper, only a few drives currently work on PS5—and those that do are quite expensive. In some…Read more...

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