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Great Deals on Phone Chargers

  I keep a battery phone charger in my purse at all time. In fact, I have a dozen of these things charging all over my house so that I – and everyone else who lives here – can grab…

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Black Friday Deals at Amazon

I am a lifelong bargain hunter. But Black Friday is not my thing. I do not stand in line, get up at the crack of dawn, or fight people for deals. If I had to get into a brawl for…

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Talk to Your Daughter

  Like a lot of people with daughters, I am doing post-election triage. We just elected a man who bragged that he “grabs women’s pussies,” who has been accused multiple times of rape, has joked about dating his own daughter,…

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Dropped your phone in the toilet? Here’s how to rescue a wet phone

“Never put your phone in the back pocket of your jeans,” I told my daughter. (She had her phone in the back pocket of her jeans when I said this.) But she took my warning for what it was: Mourning….

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War in the Lab

  It started late at night. I was hunkering down after a long day – a long month, really. I heard footsteps. Before I had time to react, my door was kicked open and I was taking fire from a…

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Big Sale on the Smart Robin Phone

Deal alert! Nextbit Robin for $199 I am intrigued by the Nextbit Robin. You won’t find it being pitched by your cell service provider. It isn’t brought to you by a ginormous profit-hungry corporation. And the phone is a bit outside…

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Massive Sale: Audible Studios

I have been a fan of Audible since they launched. I have a subscription. I give audio books as gifts. And I listen almost every day when I walk my dog up a steep hill. Audio books have gotten me…

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Groceries Without Going to the Store

I used to make lists. While making lists, I often fantasized – and sometimes tried to technically solve – a world where my lists could take action. My grocery list would communicate directly with the store and get the goods…

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A Deal on Headphones That Will Save Your Hearing

“What? I can’t hear you,” you shout, annoyed at your friends’ sudden universal tendency to mumble. Has everyone lost the ability to speak clearly, you grumble, realizing that you sound like a crotchety old fogy. Before you assume it’s everyone…

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I Have a Present for Your Mom

It’s hard to miss Mother’s Day, what with all the hype. But in case you are in danger of missing it, it’s coming up very fast. Sunday! It’s this Sunday. And you know what Mom wants? (In addition to a…

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