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10 Tips for Getting the Biggest Tax Refund
by Dave Roos, Patrick J. Kiger, Denise Harrison on July 8, 2020 at 11:00 pm
While many Americans have seen their tax refunds go down under the new tax laws, we have some strategies to increase your tax refund.
The 'Petticoat Rulers' Ran a Wyoming Frontier Town in the 1920s
by Michelle Konstantinovsky on July 8, 2020 at 7:59 pm
In 1920, a group of women established an all-female government in the town of Jackson, Wyoming. And it ran like a top.
The Once-banned Gooseberry Has Made a Comeback in the U.S.
by Stephanie Vermillion on July 8, 2020 at 6:12 pm
The U.S. banned the gooseberry back in the early 1900s because it was a host for white pine blister rust disease. But now few states prohibit the tart berry, so eat up!
The Racial History of the Term 'Grandfathered In'
by Katie Carman on July 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm
While it often evokes the image of a gray-haired, old gentleman let off the hook because of his age, the intention behind the term "grandfathered" came from origins far more sinister.
How Maps Work
by Tracy V. Wilson, Alia Hoyt on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm
A map is a type of language, a graphic way of representing information, whether it's to show population density or tell you how to get from Point A to Point B. Here's how they're made.
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How to Uninstall Edge Chromium When Windows 10 Won't Let You
by Brendan Hesse on July 9, 2020 at 1:00 am
Edge Chromium is a decent web browser. I’d even go as far as to say it’s worth swapping over to from Google Chrome, given its improvements with memory usage. However, Microsoft has been incredibly annoying about stuffing Edge Chromium down everyone’s throats, and a recent Windows update locks this browser into your OS…Read more...
Fix This iPhone Battery Bug by Ditching Apple Music
by Brendan Hesse on July 8, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Cases of an odd battery-draining iOS bug are on the rise and the Apple Music app appears to be the culprit, with reports showing that the app can rapidly eat up to 95 percent of a device’s battery for no reason. The issue affects a wide variety of iOS devices, but most of the recent cases appear to be running iOS…Read more...
These Countries Let Americans Study Abroad for Next to Nothing
by Imani Bashir on July 8, 2020 at 8:30 pm
According to Forbes Magazine, student loan debt in the United States has jumped to $1.56 trillion spread across 45 million borrowers. With the pandemic raging and over 17.5 million Americans unemployed, and the cost of college averaging between around $20,000 for a public college and over $45,000 for private, going to…Read more...
Why You Should Feed Your Cat 5 Times a Day
by Micaela Heck on July 8, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Do you have the kind of cat who paws at your face at an ungodly hour of the morning until you finally relent and get up? Does s/he then proceed to meow and whine until you fill up their food bowl? It’s not that your cat is unusually gluttonous; it could be that they’re telling you that it’s a natural feeding time for…Read more...
Get a Custom Playlist with Spotify's 'Soundtrack Your Workout' Tool
by Emily Long on Vitals, shared by Emily Long to Lifehacker on July 8, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Bored with your workout mix? Us too. Especially if you’ve been working out at home—alone—for the duration of the pandemic, it’s unsurprising that you’re tired of listening to the same music, and perfectly understandable if you also feel overwhelmed at the idea of making a fresh playlist for each and every session.Read more...
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The Maestro: 10 Facts About Ennio Morricone
by Todd Gilchrist on July 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm
When famed composer Ennio Morricone passed away on July 6, 2020, he left behind a body of work that eclipses the idea of “productivity” itself. In addition to composing thousands of hours of music for hundreds of movies, he created several indelible moments over and over again.
Common Misconceptions About Dreams
by Ellen Gutoskey on July 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm
According to science, you shouldn’t blame your wacky nightmares on that hunk of cheese you ate before bed. In this episode of "Misconceptions," host Justin Dodd is separating fact from fiction when it comes to your dreams.
10 Wireless Chargers Designed to Make Life Easier
by Smart Shopping Team on July 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm
These wireless chargers can power-up multiple devices at once and allow you to consolidate the mess on your desk or nightstand.
July's Last Quarter Moon Is Coming This Weekend
by Ellen Gutoskey on July 8, 2020 at 2:30 pm
The last (or third) quarter moon is named for the moon phase it’s in—not how much of the moon is visible.
10 Fierce Facts About Bella Abzug
by Lucas Aykroyd on July 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm
“Larger than life” sums up Bella Abzug. The New York-based Democratic congresswoman gained 1970s notoriety with her big hats and bold feminist voice.
- Archetype Family: Thinking
- Other Expressions: Professional, Student, Scholar, Judge
- Life Journey: To pursue knowledge for the sake of discovering thruth in all areas of life.
- Unique Challenge: To recognize when I’ve locked myself into a line of thinking
based on my education or experience; to remain open to new ideas.
- Lesson To Learn: To learn to listen to my gut, and to discern the differences between reason and truth.
- Defining Grace: Wisdom
- Challenge To Self: I will avoid paralysis by analysis.
THE CRONE: The wise woman who hands down information to younger women on the path to womanhood. You can also become bitter, cranky and intolerant with age.
THE SEEKER: You are on a search for truth and wisdom wherever it can be found. You can also be a lost soul.
THE PHILOSOPHER: You are on a pursuit to better understand the meaning of life . You can also become too opinionated and “certain”.
THE THEOLOGIAN: You are passionate about the study of a particular religion. You can also be dogmatic.
THE JUDGE: You excel at mediation, arbitration and cutting through to the heart of the matter with compassion , fairness and balance. You can also be prone to excessive criticism, profiling, lack of compassion, misuse of laws.
THE INVENTOR: You are a modern day alchemist that converts matter into energy or energy into matter. You can apply your skills between the spiritual , entertainment or visionary realms. You can also use your knowledge to trick , manipulate, or alter facts or systems with criminal implications.
THE SCHOLAR/STUDENT: Scholars and students bring a lively curiosity with them wherever they go.
THE GEEK: Geeks and nerds are true to themselves, and because of this they can be inspiring as friends who don’t judge books by their covers or people by their shoes.
THE SCIENTIST: Scientists are able to keep several ideas in their heads at the same time. They are as happy listening as talking and are always up for an intelligent conversation.
THE LIAR: When individuals whose stock and trade is their wisdom and knowledge cannot deliver the goods, they resort to fabrication, hiding behind their authority.
THE MISANTHROPE: While many Intellectuals are humanists, drawing information from all kinds of people and delighting in imparting wisdom to just as many, some are misanthropic.