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What You Should Know Before Booking a Bulkhead Seat on a Flight

What You Should Know Before Booking a Bulkhead Seat on a Flight

Over on Elliot Advocacy’s user forum, one commenter wrote about their experience seated on Air Canada’s premium Preferred Seating section with the promise of “greater legroom” and other parks—at an additional cost of $100 per seat.

“When we boarded the plane in Porto, I discovered that seats 27H and 27K had, in fact, a wall in front of them, which meant that the actual legroom was...

Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 15, 2019 at 22:30.

How Canceling Your Uber Ride Affects Drivers

How Canceling Your Uber Ride Affects Drivers

If you’ve ever called an Uber—and waited longer than you’d like—you probably might feel tempted to cancel the ride altogether. In the end, you might end up paying a small $5 fee for your driver’s time, the probable worst-case scenario. But there are several reasons why Uber’s existing policies, in particular, aren’t so great for drivers when you decide to cancel last-minute.

Take, for...

Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 15, 2019 at 01:45.

Where Do Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg Stand On Major 2020 Issues?

Where Do Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg Stand On Major 2020 Issues?

If we’ve learned anything from the news this week, besides updates of President Trump’s alleged ties to Ukraine, it’s that it’s never too late to enter a presidential race. On Thursday morning, former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officially threw his hat into the 2020 ring—after having already missed several debates and months of campaigning.

“This won’t be easy,” he said in a video,...

Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 14, 2019 at 21:15. 3 comments

These Are The Most Expensive Airports in the U.S.

These Are The Most Expensive Airports in the U.S.

Thanks to a study published today by the Points Guy, we now know which airports you might want to avoid if you want to spend a little less on an Uber ride there—or just a cup of coffee at the terminal.

In the new study, TPG looked at 50 of the busiest airports in the U.S. and ranked them based upon the average cost of airfare, using numbers provided by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics,...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 14, 2019 at 01:30.

How to Donate Your Unused Contacts

How to Donate Your Unused Contacts

In case your eye prescription’s recently changed—or you’ve finally bit the bullet and opted for LASIK—here’s one way to get rid of those spare contact lenses you might’ve stashed away.

DonateContacts, a Florida-based non-profit, will accept all of your unused and unexpired contact lenses and donate them to children who don’t have access to or cannot afford lenses. While it varies depending on...

Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 13, 2019 at 21:30. 2 comments

How to Watch Today's Public Impeachment Hearings Live

How to Watch Today's Public Impeachment Hearings Live

Starting at 10am EST today and continuing on Friday, public impeachment hearings for President Trump will be broadcast live, beginning with three current and former public officials who worked with Ukraine’s leaders.

Up until this point, news of impeachment proceedings has remained confined to transcripts of closed-door testimonies released by Congress. (In case you want to take a look at a...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 13, 2019 at 01:30. 3 comments

Southwest Will Match Your Elite Status On Any US Airline Right Now

Southwest Will Match Your Elite Status On Any US Airline Right Now

Getting an airline to match your elite status on another isn’t always easy. American Airlines, for instance, typically requires that you pay a little extra cash to qualify. Southwest, however, is currently offering a hell of a deal you should take advantage of now.

Until December 31, Southwest will match your elite status on any other US-based airline with its own A-List Southwest status...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 12, 2019 at 21:15. 2 comments

The Right Way to Tip Your Instacart Shopper

The Right Way to Tip Your Instacart Shopper

Last week, Instacart workers organized a nationwide strike that lasted three days, demanding an increase of the default tip on the delivery platform’s interface from 5 to 10 percent. In a post that was deleted by Medium for “privacy” reasons (it’s since been republished), several Instacart shoppers addressed the company’s CEO, Apoorva Mehta, before their strike, referring to his business...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 11, 2019 at 22:20.

How to Watch Mercury's Transit Across the Sun This Morning

How to Watch Mercury's Transit Across the Sun This Morning

Last week, we wrote about one way to get perspective on your problems by comparing them to, well, the size of entire planets and galaxies.

In case you want to feel even more insignificant, as of 7:35am EST today and for an estimated five and a half hours, Mercury will cross the face of the sun; the transit of Mercury, as it’s referred to, only happens 13 times every century and won’t happen...

Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 11, 2019 at 22:00. 14 comments

The Fastest Way to End an Argument

The Fastest Way to End an Argument

When someone just won’t shut up, sometimes, flat-out interrupting them is the only way to get a word in—when that fails, honesty works, too. (Here’s how to accomplish that. )

But what should you do when you’re arguing with someone who refuses to even acknowledge your thoughts? Well, even in the face of cold, hard facts, some people are unwilling to listen to the truth. And when you’re dealing...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 09, 2019 at 01:45.

Visit Any National Park for Free This Veterans' Day

Visit Any National Park for Free This Veterans' Day

This coming Monday, November 11, more than 400 National Park Service sites will offer free admission in recognition of Veterans’ Day and as one of five Free Entrance days each year; this includes free access to parks like Yosemite, Zion, and the Grand Canyon National Parks.

While entrance to some parks is already free, you might expect to pay per person or vehicle (and sometimes both) for...

Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 08, 2019. 16 comments

How to Never Miss a Flight Again

How to Never Miss a Flight Again

In a recent story for the Atlantic, staff writer Amanda Mull described two kinds of travelers: those who arrive for a flight at least a few hours in advance—and those who actively enjoy the adrenaline-fueled thrill of arriving late.

Yes, some people actually relish waiting in lines and running to their gate moments before the airline attendant closes the doors. But for the rest of us (the...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 08, 2019.

Get Cheaper Airfare Alerts for Nearby Airports With Google Flights

Get Cheaper Airfare Alerts for Nearby Airports With Google Flights

If you’re unsure whether you’re finding the absolute best deal for a flight—and want to better understand all of your options—Google Flights just rolled out a new update that’ll make finding cheap airfare a little easier.

Using Google Flights, you may already have noticed pop-up alerts that suggest nearby airports. As first reported by Thrifty Traveler, and later confirmed by The Points Guy,...

Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 07, 2019. 4 comments

What to Say When a Job Interviewer Asks For a Long-Term Commitment

What to Say When a Job Interviewer Asks For a Long-Term Commitment

During a typical job interview, you can usually expect to answer familiar questions like “What are your strengths?” or “Why exactly do you want to work here? ” Occasionally, you might also field not-so-legal questions from a hiring manager, the kind that involves your personal business or family plans, for instance. (If you’re in this position, it’s perfectly okay not to answer.)

And between...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 07, 2019. 1 comments

Get Perspective on Your Problems With The Size of Space

Get Perspective on Your Problems With The Size of Space

In case you need a break from your Twitter timeline or Facebook news feed—or constant updates on the state of our country’s changing political landscape—here’s something that might make you and your problems feel instantly insignificant: The Size of Space. Designed by Neal Agarwal, it’s a website that compares your physical size to that of asteroids, planets, and black holes in our...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 05, 2019. 16 comments

Watch Out for This Airbnb Scam

Watch Out for This Airbnb Scam

Just last month, we wrote about a couple that was swindled out of nearly $12,000 on Airbnb because of a phony listing. But according to a report by senior staff writer Allie Conti for Vice—who fell victim to a scam played on Airbnb users in several major cities—scammers on the platform are becoming a hell of a lot more clever.

“The call came about 10 minutes before we were set to check into...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 05, 2019. 1 comments

If You Worked During the Daylight Saving Time Change, Check Your Paystub

If You Worked During the Daylight Saving Time Change, Check Your Paystub

In case you missed it—and arrived at the office an hour early this morning—Daylight Saving Time ended this Sunday. (Here’s our post on the history of the time change.) Aside from changing your clocks, there’s another reason it’s worth noting the change, particularly if you’re an hourly employee.

On Twitter, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez provided a helpful reminder for...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 04, 2019.

How to Politely Exit a Conversation

How to Politely Exit a Conversation

If you’re the kind of person that struggles with small talk , then you probably also struggle with how to end a conversation; after all, when a conversation reaches an awkward silence, there’s no single right way to tell someone “Let’s stop talking, now that we’ve run out of things to actually talk about.”

“Starting a conversation isn’t too hard for me and sometimes I can even be good at...

Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 02, 2019. 9 comments

The Best of Reddit's Unethical Life Pro Tips

The Best of Reddit's Unethical Life Pro Tips
Evil WeekEvil WeekWelcome to Evil Week, our annual chance to delve into all the slightly sketchy hacks we'd usually refrain from recommending. Want to weasel your way into free drinks, play elaborate mind games, or, er, launder some money? We've got all the info you need to successfully be unsavory.Prev Next View All

We’ve nearly come to the end of Evil Week over at Lifehacker, and thus far,...

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Josh Ocampo Josh Ocampo Nov 01, 2019. 16 comments

Excuses to Get Out of Plans Last-Minute, Ranked

Excuses to Get Out of Plans Last-Minute, Ranked
Evil WeekEvil WeekWelcome to Evil Week, our annual chance to delve into all the slightly sketchy hacks we'd usually refrain from recommending. Want to weasel your way into free drinks, play elaborate mind games, or, er, launder some money? We've got all the info you need to successfully be unsavory.Prev Next View All

There’s no better adrenaline rush than the kind that happens after you...

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