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  • The 10 Best Deals of December 12, 2017

    Tue 5:35pm By Erica Offutt on Kinja Deals, shared by Erica Offutt to Lifehacker
    Christmas is creeping up, which means your gift shopping days are starting to dwindle. We see a lot of great deals every day, but these were our 10 favorites from Tuesday.Read more...
  • What to Do When You and Your Partner Haven't Had Sex in a Year

    Tue 5:00pm By Patrick Allan
    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.Read more...
  • You'll Soon Be Able to Pre-Order iOS and Mac Apps

    Tue 5:00pm By Nick Douglas
    Bucking its minimalist trend of killing wishlists and killing desktop downloads, the iOS App Store added a feature: Developers can open up their apps for pre-orders, up to 90 days in advance. (The feature is also available on the Mac App Store.)Read more...
  • How You Can Save a Few Hundred Dollars With a Screen Protector

    Tue 4:45pm By Patrick Lucas Austin
    It’s rare to purchase something that will actually increase the value of your smartphone, but there’s one item that offers more value per dollar than any insurance plan: a screen protector. The thin piece of plastic or glass could save your fancy-pants…
  • What You Need to Know About the Link Between Birth Control and Cancer

    Tue 4:15pm By Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker
    A recent study confirmed a link between breast cancer and hormonal birth control (including pills but also the patch, implant, and some IUDs). Give yourself two seconds to freak out, then take a deep breath, and let’s discuss.Read more...
  • Architect the Perfect Party Atmosphere With the Power of Math

    Tue 4:15pm By Patrick Allan
    Throwing the perfect party requires more than good booze, pleasant music, and tasty snacks. It requires the right amount of people to develop the atmosphere you’re after. This formulaic approach to party invites will help you host the biggest bash or the…
  • Make This Fudge Without a Candy Thermometer

    Tue 3:15pm By Claire Lower on Skillet, shared by Claire Lower to Lifehacker
    There are candy makers, and there are candy eaters, and I am firmly in the latter camp. Though I don’t mind a cathartic candy-crafting sesh, my main goal—during the holidays especially—is to churn out the treats. This is why this fudge, which takes less…
  • The Best Advice for Saving as Much as You Can 

    Tue 2:51pm By Alicia Adamczyk on Two Cents, shared by Alicia Adamczyk to Lifehacker
    There’s one question I hear as a personal finance writer more than any other. It’s not how to game the stock market, or become a billionaire—it’s simply how to make a budget work while still saving enough to retire comfortably.Read more...
  • Gifts for the Privacy-Loving Person in Your Life

    Tue 2:30pm By Patrick Lucas Austin
    Not everyone wants an always-on microphone in their home, no matter how cool it is to control your light bulbs with your voice. If you’re buying gifts for someone who gets nervous about this brave new world with everything listening to us, showering them…
  • What's Better: Apple Pay Cash vs. Google Wallet vs. Venmo

    Tue 2:15pm By Alicia Adamczyk on Two Cents, shared by Alicia Adamczyk to Lifehacker
    Apple Pay Cash is the company’s theoretical Venmo-killer, a service you can use to send and receive money via iMessage on your iPhone. Sounds great, but with so many peer-to-peer payment systems out there, do you actually need to sign up?Read more...
  • Teach Kids to Nickname the Fears That Won't Go Away    

    Tue 2:00pm By Michelle Woo on Offspring, shared by Michelle Woo to Lifehacker
    When I hear from adults who live with anxiety (and that’s 40 million of us in America), many say that the only thing that helps is not trying to get rid of the anxiety completely, but learning to accept that it’s going to hang around, maybe forever. They…
  • Calculate How Much More Expensive Your Debt Will Be With a Fed Rate Hike

    Tue 1:30pm By Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Kristin Wong to Lifehacker
    This week, the Federal Reserve is expected to increase the federal funds rate. It’s a move that can affect mortgage interest rates, but it can also impact credit card and student loan rates, too.Read more...
  • The Sous-Vide Circulator That Apple Would Make Has a Rare $20 Discount

    Tue 1:28pm By Shep McAllister on Kinja Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Lifehacker
    Anova dominates the sales charts, but in many ways (raw heating power, looks, size, software quality), the Joule sous-vide circulator is actually the superior product. Although not as big as its Black Friday discount, Amazon is running a rare $20 off today off…
  • What makes kosher wine kosher?

    Tue 1:20pm By Andrew Paul on The Takeout, shared by Virginia K. Smith to Lifehacker
    Amuse Our Bouche is The Takeout’s column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.Read more...
  • How to Set Up Your New iPad From Scratch

    Tue 12:45pm By Patrick Lucas Austin
    Congratulations, proud owner of a new iPad! You no doubt want to get started swiping, tapping, consuming, and creating whatever your heart desires, especially if you’ve got your hands on an Apple Pencil. But before you jump into the App Store and fill your…
  • If You've Got Little Kids, Get Rid of Your Window-Shade Cords Right Now

    Tue 12:30pm By Leigh Anderson on Offspring, shared by Michelle Woo to Lifehacker
    A team of researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has published a new report in Pediatrics that tallies the number of deaths and injuries due to window-shade cords over a 26-year period. The results are…
  • The Last Jedi Takes Star Wars to a Fantastic New Level

    Tue 12:00pm By Germain Lussier on io9, shared by Virginia K. Smith to Lifehacker
    Days removed from seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I still can’t believe it’s a real movie. I can’t believe what writer-director Rian Johnson did: He took all of our preconceived notions of what a Star Wars movie is and evolved them. The movie is…
  • Two Easy Ways to Poach an Egg

    Tue 12:00pm By Claire Lower on Skillet, shared by Claire Lower to Lifehacker
    Poached eggs are the super stars of brunch and the heroes of salads that eat like a meal, but many a home cook is put off by the process of cooking one. If you are skittish about dropping a raw egg into simmering water, relax, it’s not as hard as it’s…
  • Wipe the Internet Clean With This Extension

    Tue 12:00pm By Nick Douglas
    If you want a gentle reminder not to waste time online—without investing in a full-featured paid app like Freedom—try Nothing on the Internet, an extension for Chrome and Safari that turns off all the content of the web, leaving a zen-like expanse of empty…
  • Prescription Drugs Are Sometimes Cheaper If You Don’t Use Your Insurance

    Tue 11:30am By Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker
    Prescription drug prices are so opaque, volatile, and all-around messed up that sometimes you can get a better deal by just pretending you don’t even have insurance. A ProPublica report says this may be the case up to 10 percent of the time.Read more...
  • How to Decide Which Credit Card to Swipe for Every Holiday Purchase

    Tue 10:00am By Nicole Dieker on Two Cents, shared by Virginia K. Smith to Lifehacker
    A lot of us spend a lot of money during the holidays: air travel, presents, new clothes, dinners out, dinners in, office potlucks, school parties, and so on.Read more...
  • Tuesday's Best Deals: Amazon Tech Gold Box, $5 Off Books, SONOS Speakers, and More

    Tue 9:46am By Erica Offutt on Kinja Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Lifehacker
    Discounts on laptops, monitors, and modems in Amazon’s tech Gold Box, $5 off any $15+ book, and a SONOS speaker sale kick off today’s best deals.Read more...
  • Save On the Right Tools For the Job During This One-Day DEWALT Sale

    Tue 8:00am By Shep McAllister on Kinja Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Lifehacker
    Mechanics tools make great gifts for the tinkerers in your life, and this one-day Amazon sale includes deals on everything from single ratchets to an entire 247 piece set. A few options are highlighted below, but be sure to head over to Amazon to see the…
  • Amazon's New Board Game Sale Has Deals For the Whole Family

    Tue 7:49am By Shep McAllister on Kinja Deals, shared by Shep McAllister to Lifehacker
    Amazon’s running another board game Gold Box today, and while this one focuses more heavily on kid’s games, there’s a good chance anyone can find something they’ll enjoy in here.Read more...
  • We love our dogs. Should we cook for them?

    Mon 11:47pm By Aimee Levitt on The Takeout, shared by Virginia K. Smith to Lifehacker
    Food is love. It’s why your family gets together for your favorite meal when you come home, and why your beloved brings you breakfast in bed, or why your friends buy you doughnuts and drinks on your birthday. When you feed someone, it’s a sign you care…