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8 photographers share the best way to store and organize the photos on your phone

Headlines about crushing student loan debt seem to have made a pretty strong impression on college-bound students in Generation Z, defined as a more-than 70 million strong cohort of teens and young adults born after 1996 — or more generally as those…

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Old & new: Beloved San Francisco spots and what has replaced them - SFGate

If you walk by Columbus and Bay streets in San Francisco these days, you might stare at the Walgreens on the corner for a while and then ask yourself, "Wait, didn't that used to be Tower Records?"

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Disappearing New York, Captured in Vintage Photos - The New York Times

Thursday: A look at how our city has changed since the early 1900s.

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Adorable 3D Sidewalk Chalk Characters That Cleverly Incorporate Surface Cracks, Flaws and Interruptions

View this post on Instagram No haircut, no problems. #streetart #sidewalkchalk #environmentalart #anamorphosis #teen #puffyvest #weedhead A post shared by

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The Infinite Scroll: Life under the unbreakable lure of the screen.

“Phoning it in” means to do something with very little effort or enthusiasm. The idiom seems oddly prescient now, given that it dates back to a time before the internet.

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That Email You Didn’t Reply To? The Sender Could Be Tracking It—Here’s How to Find Out

With a special email tracking service, senders can see if you opened their email and chose not to respond. Here's how to stop that from happening and continue to ignore your emails in peace.

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My Husband Was a Live-In Super. It Opened Our Eyes to a Whole New Side of Renting | Apartment Therapy

Having been longtime renters ourselves, it forced us to look at renting from a new, dual perspective of tenant and proprietor.

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16 Great Things to Do in New York (Feb 20–March 6)

Looking for awesome things to do in NYC today? Here’s a frequently updated list of things to do in and around NYC, including Travis Scott at MSG, New York Philharmonic with Yo-Yo Ma, Jerry Saltz on the Armory Show, Independent, Spring/Break and more.

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The Weird Sadness of Aughts Nostalgia

The aughts were a weird time for music: Mixtapes were rampant, a sort of weird sadness hung over everything post-9/11. We now move through nostalgia so fast that we’ve skipped over 1999 and are thinking about 2009.

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23 Things That Happened In January 2009 That’ll Make You Say “OMG, Can’t Believe All That Happened 10 Years Ago”

It was a decade ago that Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga both became the biggest artists in the world and the U.S. got a brand-new president!

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Here's the Salary You Need to Buy a Modest Home in New York City, San Francisco & 22 Other Places | Apartment Therap

If you're thinking about buying a home someday soon, these numbers should offer a little gut check to see how close you are to making The American Dream a reality.

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If You Win Mega Millions or Powerball, Should You Take the Cash Payout? | Mental Floss

Mega Millions has reached a record-breaking jackpot of $1.6 billion, which means your individual chances of taking home the winnings are less than one in 300,000,000. (And, amazingly, Powerball is currently at a not-too-shabby $620 million.) But it doesn't hurt to be prepared: If your ticket matches the winning numbers, here's the first decision you need to make before your life changes.

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15 Secrets of Courtroom Sketch Artists | Mental Floss

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This Hilarious Optical Illusion for Birds Could Save Your Life

Birds and planes are a bad combination, but it’s not so easy to shoo our avian friends away from airport runways. Thankfully, scientists from France have stumbled upon an ingenious solution to the problem—an optical illusion that appears to scare the

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A bigger Amazon Prime Day 2018 arrives July 16 with more deals, devices and longer hours

TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

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How Do Fireworks Actually Work? | Mental Floss

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I'm British, and I experienced the biggest culture shock when I started working in the US

The UK and the US are not all that different. But as a British person living and working in America, I experienced a huge culture shock at work.

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To Brits with knickers in a twist over Americanisms: don't get your panties in a bunch | Science | The Guardian

Many ‘American’ phrases are actually British but a new book argues why we say what we say reveals a lot about our cultures

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10 Ways Americans and Europeans Differ | HowStuffWorks

HowStuffWorks looks at come of the cultural differences between Europe and America, like ice consumption, metric system and portion sizes.

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The Overwhelming Emotion of Hearing Toto’s “Africa” Remixed to Sound Like It’s Playing in an Empty Mall | The Ne

Jia Tolentino writes that editing a song to sound like it’s coming from a specific space—such as “Africa,” by Toto, as if it were playing in a mall—fights against the digital isolation of our times.

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Woman takes mirror selfie, accidentally creates bizarre optical illusion

A woman's mirror selfie has gone viral on Twitter after it created a weird optical illusion.

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Just How Hard Is It to Execute a Triple Axel in Figure Skating? | Mental Floss

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Here's what happens when you don't realize the guy you're nudging out of your photo is Jerry Seinfeld

Broderick was shopping with his pal Seinfeld when a fan asked for a picture -- but Seinfeld didn't make the cut and got nudged out of the shot.

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17 really easy DIY Mother's Day gifts

If you're looking for Mother's Day gift ideas, look no further than these 17 DIY and craft tutorials.

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Hear the Interviews that Helped Build the Dictionary of American Regional English | Mental Floss

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