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If you love coffee, dessert drinks don’t get much better than the affogato, a caffeine-infused Italian treat made by pouring a shot of espresso over a small scoop of ice cream. The chilled sugar and milk cut the bitterness of the coffee, which in turn melts the ice cream, giving it a silkier, more sippable texture.…

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This pandemic has been full of tough moments, but some nice walks, too. I try to hold on to those nice walks, but for parents who are staring down the barrel of an entire school year of remote learning, the silver linings can seem pretty damn dim. Enter, the “Schoolcation.”

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LinkedIn isn’t the most glamorous social network, but the platform’s upcoming redesign could make it a lot easier to use, and potentially more helpful for job hunting—the update includes a new interface, overhauled search and messaging, and new ways to find job listings. On the other hand, the vibe and features are…

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Nobody actually likes their internet service provider, particularly because we rarely have much choice in the matter. But if you rely on Comcast for your high-speed internet, at least it can now earn you a free pass to the new Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta.

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Some might say there is no such thing as “too much butter,” and if they did say that, they would be correct. But thanks to the fat-phobic society we live in, “too much butter” exists as a concept, causing even the most diehard butter fans to, at some point, wonder “is that too much?” after adding a glob of butter to a…

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For those of us who rely on the power of coffee to get us through our day, it’s something we celebrate year-round. But today is officially National Coffee Day, which means there are freebies and deals to be had on various forms of the beloved beverage. Here is a selection of what’s available:

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I’ve been on both sides of the fence. As a runner, I would go months without lifting a weight or doing any purposeful strength training, because who has the time? And in my more recent life as a lifter, I’d join in the joking about how more than ten reps is cardio, hur hur hur. But here’s the truth: we all need…

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Go to article - Why Cardio and Strength Training Are Both Important

Cybersecurity researchers from Zscaler recently discovered 17 shady apps containing the “Joker” malware on the Google Play Store. The researchers reported the apps, which are now banned and disabled by Google Play Services, but you might also need to uninstall them from your devices manually. Here’s the full list:

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Go to article - Uninstall More of These Android Apps With 'Joker' Malware

I’m a huge fan of iOS 14, and since I own a pair of AirPods Pro, I’m also loving the new ‘Quick Switching’ enhancement that creates seamless transitions when I’m using the fancy earbuds with different Apple devices. No longer do I have to fuss with Bluetooth settings to make sure my AirPods are connected to the right…

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Go to article - How to Stop Your AirPods Pro From 'Quick Switching' Between Devices

If you know anything about the Northern Lights—also known as the Aurora Borealis—it’s probably that they don’t like sticking to a schedule. Sure, scientists can predict general times of year and geographic locations where the natural light show may be more likely to occur, but there are no guarantees. (Just ask the…

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We’re living in a particularly divided country right now, but we are lucky to still have one great rage-inducing unifier among parents: We do not want your unsolicited opinions about our parenting. This is especially true if you do not have children of your own. (Dogs don’t count.)

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Recently, a boy in Texas died of an infection with what headlines are calling a “brain-eating amoeba.” Unlike other catchy nicknames for little-known life forms (remember murder hornets?), this one accurately describes the organism in question. It’s an amoeba, and in rare cases it does actually feed on human brain…

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Go to article - Yes, Brain Eating Amoebas Are Real

This week, we’re learning how taking breaks and time off from work can actually help us improve both our creativity and productivity. Writers John Fitch and Max Frenzel speak with us about how to develop what they call a quality“rest ethic,” why strategic breaks and time off are necessary for creativity and…

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Go to article - How to Transform Your Life Through Leisure, With Writers John Fitch and Max Frenzel

When dining out or ordering in, I rarely order the same dish every time. There’s a whole menu to enjoy, and I consider myself a flavor explorer. But, when trying a new establishment, I’ll often get something I’ve had many times, at other, similar establishments. I call these “benchmark dishes,” and they’re very…

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Go to article - Choose a 'Benchmark Dish' to Evaluate New Restaurants

No, you’re not getting an iPhone 12, not now, and certainly not for free. As of this writing, there is no iPhone 12—it only exists in the realm of rumor and fantasy until Apple actually announces the thing—but that hasn’t stopped scammers from using it as a lure to draw in unsuspecting victims.

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Tomorrow night, Donald Trump and Joe Biden will face off in Cleveland during the first presidential debate of the 2020 election season. Whether you’re watching purely for the spectacle or are somehow still unsure who will get your vote, the debate will likely make for an unusual 90 minutes of television at the very…

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