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How and when to share streaming service logins

There goes Billy, screwing up your Netflix recommendations again. (freestocks.org via Unsplash/) If you’ve got access to a Netflix or Spotify account—or any other subscription streaming service—you might be using a friend or relative’s login details rather than your own. Or maybe you’re the one doing the login lending. It’s …

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Make an Aquavit and Lillet Cocktail to Celebrate the Solstice

Photo: Claire Lower 3-Ingredient Happy HourThe weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations.   Happy summer solstice, cats and kittens! Today is not only the longest day of the year, but the official beginning of summer or, as we like to call it, “patio pounder season.” What’s a patio …

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How to Find and Report Fake Businesses on Google Maps

Screenshot: Brendan Hesse (Google Maps) The next time you go to order pizza, or call someone to repair an appliance, make sure you aren’t getting scammed by a representative of a business that doesn’t actually exist. According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, Google Maps has a …

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Solve the water puzzle from Die Hard 3

Fans of Die Hard With A Vengeance will remember this one: To disable a bomb, Detective John McClane must measure out exactly 4 gallons of water, and place the resulting weight on a scale. His tools are yours: a 3-gallon and a 5-­gallon jug—and a single fountain. McClane did it …

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How to lucid dream, and why you'd want to

A terrifying image of a lucid dream (agsandrew/Shutterstock/) Dreams can often be confusing and blurry experiences. Reduced critical thinking, little to no access to our true memories, and heightened impulsivity and emotions during normal dream states often make for head-scratching moments when our eyes first open in the morning. But …

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Use a Fishing Pole to Teach Your Kid to Swing a Bat

Screenshot: YouTube Because we are not above lazy parent hacks (may we present to you how to entertain your kid while lying down?), we are sharing this one. Attach a baseball (or any similar-sized ball) to a fishing rod, hold it steady, have your kid take a swing, reel the …

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