How to Make Turkey Gravy Without Pan Drippings

There is a certain (I think) overly romantic expectation that a good turkey gravy must be made from pan drippings, and whisked together just moments before the Big Meal is put on the table. To this I say, “No thank you,” particularly when a very good gravy can be made hours, days, or even weeks ahead of time.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Make Turkey Gravy Without Pan Drippings

This Rental Company in Japan Will Let You Drive Your JDM Dream Cars

As fun as it is doing these driving road adventures in Japan in fancy sports cars, I realize not everyone who’ll be visiting Japan will be able to drive an Aston Martin or a McLaren on the best roads this country has to offer. In fact, most of the roads I’ve been on don’t need a million horsepower or doors that go up…

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Source: LifeHacker – This Rental Company in Japan Will Let You Drive Your JDM Dream Cars

Not Everything Needs to Be Optimized

With a few clicks of your keyboard, you can find hundreds of opinions hashing out the best ways to live and be and do. Travel, spend money, invest, be productive, structure your day, listen to music, brine a turkey—there’s a right and a wrong way for everything, and god forbid you use the wrong credit card or…

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Source: LifeHacker – Not Everything Needs to Be Optimized

Unzip Files on Your iPhone With This Speedy iOS Shortcut

Dealing with compressed Zip files on a smartphone can be a hassle. There are apps that get the job done, but the process is never quite as seamless as it should be. On a laptop or desktop, unpacking a file is second nature—a click or two, tops.

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Source: LifeHacker – Unzip Files on Your iPhone With This Speedy iOS Shortcut

Make a Houseguest Guide With Alexa

The Houseguest Guide on Alexa Skill Blueprints lets you program your Alexa to answer questions for housesitters, babysitters, and other guests. You can explain the TV remotes, the garbage routine, and the trick to make the shower work, and Alexa will wrap it all inside a Houseguest Guide skill.

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Source: LifeHacker – Make a Houseguest Guide With Alexa

How to Install a Graphics Card

There comes a time in every gamer’s life when their aging graphics card doesn’t cut it anymore. While your older card is to be commended for its years of service—and you two probably had many fond memories together—it’s time to let your friend live out its days elsewhere and upgrade to something newer, faster, and…

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How Much Exercise Kids Really Need

In the new exercise guidelines for Americans, children get their own section. We don’t always think about how much our kids move around, but we probably should. More exercise means better sleep and a better mood, not to mention setting kids up for a healthier adulthood.

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Source: LifeHacker – How Much Exercise Kids Really Need

Amaze Your Thanksgiving Guests With Personal Stuffing-Stuffed Squash 

If I have one criticism of the spatchcocked turkey, it’s that you can’t stuff it. I don’t even really like the stuffing that’s cooked in a turkey, but it feels wrong to call it “stuffing,” when you are not, in fact, performing such an act. But there are other things you can stuff with stuffing, and my favorite is the…

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Capital One Is Overhauling the Venture Card – 75,000 Point Welcome Bonus, and Transferrable Airline Partners

Capital One’s Venture card has always been a bit of a hybrid between cash back and travel rewards cards. While you could earn a lot of points through Hotels.com, and erase travel purchases from your credit card statement by redeeming them, you couldn’t transfer them to any airline programs like you could points from

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Source: LifeHacker – Capital One Is Overhauling the Venture Card – 75,000 Point Welcome Bonus, and Transferrable Airline Partners

Lookin' Back on the Track for a Little Green Bissell, Just $69

Look, no one is judging you for being an adult and still managing to spill stuff all over your carpet and sofa. We’re human. It happens. But people will judge you if you don’t even try to get the stains out, because gross. To that end, may we suggest the Bissell Multi-Purpose Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner?

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How to Get a Good Workout in a Crappy Hotel Gym

Some hotels try more than others, but no hotel “fitness center” can match a fully equipped gym. You’ve got your treadmill, your elliptical, and usually a few dumbbells. Anything beyond that is a rare bonus. Here’s how to get a decent workout in.

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Source: LifeHacker – How to Get a Good Workout in a Crappy Hotel Gym

Download Famous Art in High Resolution

The Art Institute of Chicago recently revamped its website and released a searchable database of high-resolution art. Even better, a lot of the art is in the public domain, meaning you can legally use it however you want, even for commercial purposes. (Check the copyright notice on each artwork’s page.) You’ll notice…

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Source: LifeHacker – Download Famous Art in High Resolution

Cook the Perfect Turkey With This $51 ThermoWorks ChefAlarm

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means turkeys everywhere will soon be in ovens, and amateur chefs everywhere will soon be nervously staring into said ovens for hours on end. But how about spending those precious holiday hours with family and leaving the turkey monitoring to this ThermoWorks ChefAlarm, down to just $51…

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Source: LifeHacker – Cook the Perfect Turkey With This ThermoWorks ChefAlarm

Just In Time For Thanksgiving – Tri-Ply Cookware That You Can Actually Afford

Cuisinart’s Multiclad Pro cookware uses the same steel and aluminum triple-ply construction of All-Clad pans, but at $130 for a complete set, you can actually afford to buy them. The durable and induction-friendly stainless steel exterior combines with an even-heating aluminum core that extends all the way up the…

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Source: LifeHacker – Just In Time For Thanksgiving – Tri-Ply Cookware That You Can Actually Afford