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Colleges Are Using Price Discrimination—Here's How to Fight It 

LifeHacker.com - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 16:00

You want to go to Tokyo, so you hit up Google Flights and do some research. Tickets are around $800, but you close your browser window and decide to look again later. A couple of months pass, and those same flights are now $1,200. What gives? It’s called price discrimination, and colleges use the same strategy to sell…

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What "Classified Information" Means, and What Happens If You Divulge It 

LifeHacker.com - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 15:00

The media is ablaze over President Trump sharing classified information with Russian foreign officials—but what is classified information exactly? And what happens if you disclose it? Good news: You’ve been granted clearance to acquire this not-quite-top-secret knowledge.

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I Bought a Pair of Overalls and Now I Will Never Wear Anything Else 

LifeHacker.com - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 16:00

My “look”—if I even possess such a thing—is best described as equal parts “teenage dirtbag” and “someone who is allergic to pants.” My wardrobe is comprised of jeans, jeans that have been cut into shorts, t-shirts, flimsy dresses, and not much else. But a new garment has edged its way into my wardrobe—and heart—and it…

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Your Reclining Airplane Seat Vs. The Lap Behind You: Who Owns the Air Rights? 

LifeHacker.com - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:00

It’s annoying as hell when you have your tray table down, trying to work or eat, and the person in front of you reclines, narrowing the already tiny gap between your knees and their seatback. To retaliate, you recline your own seat—it’s your right, after all—and annoy the person behind you. It’s a frustrating domino…

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Change Your Passwords: 560 Million Email Credentials Have Been Leaked 

LifeHacker.com - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:00

You know by now that you should be changing your passwords regularly— every day there seems to be another cyber security crisis. If you haven’t changed your passwords recently, it’s now officially time: a massive database containing login credentials is floating around the internet.

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How to Buy a Puppy Without Getting Scammed

LifeHacker.com - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:00

Let’s talk about buying pets online. It’s not a terrible idea, if you can avoid the flood of online scammers waiting to take your money without handing over a puppy. If you’re really set on a specific breed or don’t have a shelter near you, keep these tips in mind so you don’t get taken advantage of.

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Cut the Cord With Best-Ever Deals on Anker's New Qi Charging Pads

LifeHacker.com - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:14

If your phone supports Qi wireless charging, it’s a great day to buy some new pads to scatter around your home and office, as Anker’s 5W and 10W PowerTouch pads are both on sale for all-time low prices.

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How to Make a Freaking Pan Sauce

LifeHacker.com - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 09:00

When I first started cooking for myself and others, I considered a steak dinner to be the epitome of sophisticated adult-ness, especially when served with an aggressively tannic bottle of red wine. I wasn’t bad at making the meal, but one element always eluded me: the freaking pan sauce.

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YouTube TV Just Added 7 New Networks—Here's How It Stacks Up

LifeHacker.com - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 08:00

YouTube is new to the television streaming game but the company is already adding seven new networks—AMC, BBC America, Sundance TV, Telemundo, Universo, We TV and IFC—to their basic $35/month package. So you can now get more for your money when you subscribe to YouTube TV—but there are some limitations to know about…

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Logitech's Tricked Out MX Master Mouse Is Back Down to $60

LifeHacker.com - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 07:44

The successor to one of the most popular mice ever made is within a few cents of its lowest price ever, while supplies last.

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Hoover's $84 FloorMate is a Vacuum and a Mop, and Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

LifeHacker.com - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 07:00

Who among us has the time to both vacuum and mop our hard floors on a regular basis? Enter the Hoover FloorMate Deluxe, which uses cleaning solution, powered scrub brushes, and suction to do everything at once.

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What You Need to Know When Recording Your Enemies

LifeHacker.com - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 07:00

Trump was in the news recently for possibly taping conversations in the oval office. But can you do that? Turns out the answer is kinda complicated. If you’re thinking of secretly recording a conversation with someone, you should probably read this first.

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What You Need to Do Right After Graduating College 

LifeHacker.com - Wed, 05/17/2017 - 06:00

Time flies when you’re figuring out how to navigate a post-recession economy. This year, there’s an entirely new generation graduating from college: Generation Z. And they’re facing a competitive job market and a still-uncertain economy. So here’s some expert advice for the latest grads entering the workforce.

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How to Stop Being a Lazy Piece of Garbage 

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 16:00

You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love.

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You Should Definitely Put Mustard Greens on a Sandwich

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 15:00

Yesterday I asked you all for your thoughts and feelings on what makes a sandwich truly excellent. It turns out you are a very opinionated bunch, particularly when it comes to sandwiches, and the resulting conversation was, in a word, delicious.

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What That Hook by Your Airplane Tray Table Is For

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 13:00

Sometimes the best things in life are right in front of you but go unnoticed. Take, as today’s example, the little hook on airplane seats. During a recent flight, my seat neighbor took off her cardigan and hung it on a hook. My mind was blown and I felt silly for not realizing this hook existed.

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Figure Out When to Plant Your Garden With This Calculator 

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:30

How do you know when to plant your tomatoes and other warm-weather crops?For those of us in temperate climates, we do our planting in and around Mother’s Day. But depending on where you are, you could have actually started a few weeks ago—or you might still need to wait a bit. Here’s how to tell.

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How to Deal with Weird Job Interview Questions

LifeHacker.com - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:00

Job interviews are nerve-wracking enough—and then you get hit with an odd question like “If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?”

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