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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

OLED screens are known for two things. First is their excellent image quality and high contrast levels, which you can now experience on all manner of OLED-equipped TVs, PC monitors, smartphones, tablets, and handheld gaming consoles. The second is “OLED burn-in.”Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

This week, the Better Business Bureau issued a warning about the proliferation of COVID testing scams. According to the BBB, fake websites and janky in-person testing centers are using COVID testing as an excuse to steal people’s personal and insurance information and/or make a few bucks. Here are some tips to avoid…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Have you ever tried getting rid of an old tree stump only to be left, well, stumped? (Sorry, sorry.) There’s no shortage of reasons to get rid of that pesky stump, whether you’re making way for new trees to grow, or you want to avoid trip hazards in your yard. Luckily, there’s also no shortage of solutions for you to…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

No one likes to stay in a hospital. Aside from the inevitable association between hospitals and illness (not to mention death), they tend to be everything we hate: chaotic, expensive, and uncomfortable. The whole experience can be maddening—you’re woken up at all hours for questions, tests, and medications; orderlies…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

I eat a lot of corn and corn products. I love cornbread, corn casserole, cornmeal-crusted catfish, grits, and polenta, and consider those last two to be distinct dishes. Much like pornography and erotica, it can be hard to delineate the differences between polenta and grits, but I can identify either on sight (or…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Styrofoam remains a ubiquitous material for takeout containers, disposable coffee cups, and protective cushioning for fragile items during shipping. The material—called expanded polystyrene or EPS—keeps your food and beverages hot and your packages safe, but unfortunately, it’s pretty bad for the environment. It takes…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

For something that’s such a big part of our lives, we rarely think twice about how we spend time with technology. We’ll work towards building good real-world habits, but what about the hours we waste doomscrolling in bed?Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Two days ago, Disney dropped the trailer for Moon Knight, the next in a line of streaming series set on the ever-expanding fringes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Starring Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke, the show looks intriguing, suggesting a darker edge than much of the post-Netflix era of MCU TV. Unfortunately, it…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Photos and screenshots take up a lot of space on hard drives and cloud storage—in their unedited form, 5-6MB for an image file isn’t uncommon. If you’re trying to save space or just need to send smaller image files, you’ll want to compress them first. There are multiple ways to do shrink image files, and some will get…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

After finishing a hard workout, one of your first priorities is probably to refuel your body. If you are pressed for the time, the impulse may be to reach for a bar or shake, but as convenient as they can be, they are often highly processed—and they can get pretty boring after awhile.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Despite some recent negative press about AirTags revolutionizing the stalking industry, Apple has developed a good reputation compared to other big tech companies when it comes to privacy and security. Knowing this, you might be surprised to learn that Apple’s own web browser, Safari, isn’t safe to use right now on any…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

For all the rise of streaming has done to kill movie theaters and disrupt the entertainment world, I have to admit that I continue to be impressed by the weird stuff Netflix and its ilk spend their billions on. As audiences segment themselves ever further, content grows ever more niche, to the point that one of the…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

As someone who has done little more than wash with Target-brand face cleanser and use $4 Suave lotion on my face for the better part of four decades, when it comes to skincare, I’m a newbie. Through a mix of cluelessness, willful ignorance, and a little luck, I didn’t need to understand proper skincare or devote…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Trimming audio on an iPhone is surprisingly hard—but doing so on a Mac is surprisingly easy. While there’s a dedicated audio trimming tool in the QuickTime app, the iPhone and iPad have no such option. Sure, there’s the built-in Voice Memos app, but it doesn’t support editing external audio files. Even so, you can…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 19. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Kids and their devices, am I right? Parents are constantly worrying about whether and how to limit screen time. But maybe we need to accept the inevitable—it’s really hard to keep them off of their phones, especially when we are always glued to own own, whether through necessity (for work) or due to our own bad habits…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

It is not tomato season. Unless you are in the southern hemisphere, you have absolutely no business buying beefsteak tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, or really any tomato other than the little bitty ones. I know you can acquire Vine Ripe and Roma tomatoes with ease during the winter months, but let’s be real: They suck.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

So you survived your first day at the gym and you’re ready for the next step—or maybe you’ve mastered the dumbbells and machines but never quite figured out what to do with barbells. Either way, here are all the basic things you’ll need to know on your first day working with barbells.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

If you installed the latest Windows Server update last week, you might have noticed something frustrating—your VPN wouldn’t connect to Windows. The issue mainly targets the Windows VPN client, but that affects multiple VPN devices, like SonicWall, WatchGuard Firewalls, and Cisco Meraki. If you uninstalled these…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

In a world that seems increasingly determined to keep us apart, we’re all bound together by at least one universal experience: the frustration of talking to a real person on the phone at a customer service call center. Whether we want to complain, resolve a problem, or simply get information, call center interactions…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Back in the spring and summer of 2020, travel came with unprecedented flexibility. Flights, car rental reservations, and hotel bookings could be cancelled at the last minute, change fees were mostly eliminated, and airlines blocked middle seats. Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Considering that we spend up to 36 years of our lives in our beds (either sleeping, watching TV, or trying to get to sleep), our mattresses are important. But since they’re also large, expensive, and obscured by so many linens, it’s not always obvious when we should replace them (and given the investment, it’s not…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Your Mac’s standard screenshot tool includes the basic features most people need to capture images displayed on their screens, but it could be better. It doesn’t allow you to take scrolling screenshots (where you capture a long screenshot of an entire webpage), and other tools—including the two discussed below—are…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Companies love to bend the truth to make it seem like their product is better than it is—and one way they do this with certain medical products is by making it sound like the FDA had a major role in bringing it to market. But if a health-related gadget is “FDA cleared,” that doesn’t necessarily mean the FDA studied it…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

If you’ve been to a grocery store recently, you may have noticed: It’s March 2020 all over again. At least it looks that way, or perhaps worse. With severe winter weather, cumulative supply chain disruptions, and ongoing staffing shortages due to a steep rise in COVID cases, stock of certain items at grocery stores…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Remember that love affair we had with sourdough bread? It was an unusual moment in the sun for yeast. Some folks had extended, public bread-romances on social media, while others had short trysts that wielded little more than a dead starter, graying in the fridge. If you actually got to the baking stage, you probably…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Although the recommended amount of sleep is seven to nine hours a night, more than one-third of Americans get less than seven hours a night, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

This evening, a huge asteroid known as 7482 (1994 PC1) will make its closest approach to us Earthlings for the next 200 years. It’ll pass us by at a cool 47,344 miles per hour, so you don’t want to miss your chance to catch a glimpse. Here’s how you can get a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of this space event, plus all…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

When the plan to provide free at-home COVID tests was announced in December, it looked pretty underwhelming—tests would be reimbursable by insurance, and free tests would be available at some community centers. Fortunately, the plan is now being rolled out, with an important addition: You can request free tests from a…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Windows has a dedicated section for uninstalling apps, but Mac doesn’t. It’s supposed to be simpler on the Mac—you delete an app just like a file by dragging it to the Trash, then emptying the Trash. That works fine for many apps, but some are more difficult to uninstall because they leave their mark across multiple…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

We’ve all been there: You head out to a nice restaurant with some friends, settle into your chairs in anticipation...and then the wine list drops in front of you, and suddenly you’re living that dream where you show up for your algebra test naked and everyone laughs at you.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

If you don’t live in a traditional growing region, access to fresh weed flowers is yet another modern luxury. Like any other agricultural output, cannabis flower has a shelf life, which explains why, throughout its long, long history, the drug has often been often consumed in its super potent (and super shelf stable)…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 18. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

If your Apple Watch is on its way out, there’s one last thing you need to do before selling or exchanging it: Completely wipe it clean so all your personal data is removed.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 17. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

The AeroPress is on the geekier side when it comes to manual coffee brewing. It doesn’t have the artisanal cred of pour-over, nor the gravitas of a Moka pot, nor the time-tested reliability of a French press. Yet this little, plastic, plunger-based coffee maker—originally developed as a way to make one cup of reliably…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 17. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

One of the best parts about hiking (or even taking a walk in your neighborhood) is paying attention to your surroundings, and noticing new things each time. But with so much of the world to explore, you probably also want to see new parts of it—including in your own area.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 17. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

I’m not sure if anyone made resolutions this year. The source of most people’s problems are not tied to anything they can change with enough resolve. One cannot resolve their way out of a pandemic, or resolve their child into a safe learning environment, especially when our governing body is more interested in…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 17. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Virtual reality gaming is seeing a spike in popularity right now—but some experts and industry observers are concerned that frequent use of the technology may come with some health risks, including eyestrain, migraines, and falls. Here is what we know so far about the safety of VR, and the potential health…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 17. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

TikTok is getting a new feature that looks a bit like one we’re all familiar with. The “retweet” feature has been a staple of Twitter since the button was added in 2009. Now, TikTok is beta testing a new “repost” feature that many are calling the app’s retweet.Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 17. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

It’s cliche to say that letter-writing is a “lost art,” but try to think of the last time you sat down and wrote a personal letter. Nothing to do with business or networking—an actual letter to another person in your life for the purpose of communicating information, messages, and checking in. For most of us, it’s…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 17. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

Buying a home is always stressful. Whether it’s your first home and you spent the last decade eating wish sandwiches in order to cobble together the down payment or a dream retirement house, the process is a rollercoaster ride of surprise costs, stressful road bumps, and endless paperwork (somehow still involving the…Read more...

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LifeHacker.com | 17. 01. 2022 | Lifestyle

We’re not even three weeks into 2022, but there’s already plenty to be angry about. In fact, that’s been the case for a long time now—especially during the last two years of living through a global pandemic. Read more...

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