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How to be a discerning lifehacker

If you consider yourself a “lifehacker,” chances are good that you’re spending a lot of time scouring the Internet for the best ways to do, well, everything. And there’s a ton of useful information out there, from the best way to squeeze lemons (hint: use plastic wrap), to how to… Read more

How to apply and remove wall decals

Wall decals can be a great way to liven up your space in a non-permanent way. But it’s a process; if you don’t apply them the right way, they can look less than stellar, and improper removal can damage the wall. If all this sounds daunting to you, don’t fret!… Read more

How to survive a screen-free holiday family visit

The holidays all about spending time with family. But with the proliferation of electronic devices in our lives, family time can be less meaningful. All of this distraction really only serves to lower the quality of the “quality time” we are supposed to be spending with the ones we love…. Read more

6 can’t miss winter seasonal beers

As the colder months approach, there’s a tendency to hunker down and enjoy everything the great indoors have to offer. If you’re a beer fan, your binge-watching and pajama-wearing wouldn’t be complete without the right brews to go with it. Winter beers tend to be heavier, darker, and much boozier… Read more