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By Lifehacker How to Stop Twitter From Sharing Your Data with Advertisers Know before you tweet: Twitter now sells more information about your activity on its platform to third-party advertisers regardless of which privacy options you turn on or off. Users signing onto the service were recently greeted with a push notification informing them that the company changed its privacy policy and no longer allows its users to opt-out of having their data shared with other companies. As Twitter (confusingly) wrote:

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By Lifehacker How to Get Life Insurance During the Coronavirus Pandemic Among the many contemplative moments brought on by weeks of pandemic-induced isolation, you might be asking yourself whether you should get life insurance—or whether your existing policy covers death due to the coronavirus.

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By Lifehacker How to Deal With Your Pets in Quarantine - YouTube We’ve made it through weeks of figuring out how to spend far too much time with the people we supposedly love, but what about the non-people we actually love...

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By Lifehacker How to Request Your Coronavirus Relief Check if You Don't File Taxes The IRS has launched an online form for people who don’t usually file tax returns to request their coronavirus relief check via direct deposit.

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By Lifehacker How to Prioritize Your Bills if You Can't Pay Them All If you’re having trouble making ends meet due to job loss, furloughs or other coronavirus-related financial uncertainty, you might be asking yourself which bills you can afford to skip this month. Should you make the credit card payment and put off the water bill, or is it better to do it the other way around?

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By Lifehacker How to Tolerate the People You're Quarantined With - YouTube It’s been several weeks since we’ve begun “physical distancing,” and everyone is figuring out how to maintain their social relationships with people they can...

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By Lifehacker How to Watch Willie Nelson Perform Tonight During 'At Home With Farm Aid' Willie Nelson is hosting a digital version of his popular Farm Aid festival tonight. Called “At Home With Farm Aid,” the show will include performances by members of the Farm Aid board including Dave Matthews, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp.

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By Lifehacker Ask For More Time to Earn Your Credit Card Signup Bonus Remember when you signed up for a new rewards credit card and got pumped to earn your signup bonus? Your plans to book a bunch of flights, pay for the gas for your daily commute, or stock up during your weekly grocery run to earn points have probably flown so far out the window you can’t even see them. Now you’ve got a new credit card, but little rewards-earning potential to show for it.

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By Lifehacker If You're Self-Employed, You Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program Earlier this month, the federal government launched the Paycheck Protection Program, which gives small-business owners the opportunity to apply for a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan designed to help businesses make payroll during the coronavirus pandemic. If the loan money is spent on certain designated costs—payroll, mortgage interest, rent and utilities—the loan has the possibility of being partially or fully forgiven.

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By Lifehacker Can You Drink Out of a Chocolate Syrup Bottle? | Hack or Wack | Lifehacker - YouTube The Internet was spell-bound last week when photos emerged of Tennessee state representative Kent Calfee drinking what appeared to be straight-up Hershey’s s...

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By Lifehacker Things You Didn't Know Should Go In Your Freezer - YouTube Do more with your freezer. We share some creative ways to use a freezer. Like storing your plastic wrap in the freezer to stop it from clinging, saving all y...

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By Lifehacker The iOS Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know About - YouTube The default iOS keyboard in iOS 13 is full of useful features that you might have missed. In the video above, I share three features I use all the time. Easi...

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By Lifehacker Can a Baby-Wipe Lid Really Keep Your Chips Fresh? | Hack or Wack | Lifehacker - YouTube Here at Hack or Wack, we love testing hacks from the youth’s favorite platform, TikTok. But it turns out TikTok has some older content producers contributing...

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By Lifehacker What Is Facebook's New 'Quiet Mode' and How Does It Work? Facebook is rolling out a new “Quiet Mode” feature for its iOS and Android apps, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. A lot of us are glued to our phones even more than usual right now—thanks, quarantine!—and while apps like Facebook help us stay in touch, there is such a thing as being too connected.

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By Lifehacker How to Stop Twitter From Sharing Your Data with Advertisers Know before you tweet: Twitter now sells more information about your activity on its platform to third-party advertisers regardless of which privacy options you turn on or off. Users signing onto the service were recently greeted with a push notification informing them that the company changed its privacy policy and no longer allows its users to opt-out of having their data shared with other companies. As Twitter (confusingly) wrote:

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By Lifehacker How to Get Life Insurance During the Coronavirus Pandemic Among the many contemplative moments brought on by weeks of pandemic-induced isolation, you might be asking yourself whether you should get life insurance—or whether your existing policy covers death due to the coronavirus.

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By Lifehacker How to Deal With Your Pets in Quarantine - YouTube We’ve made it through weeks of figuring out how to spend far too much time with the people we supposedly love, but what about the non-people we actually love...

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By Lifehacker How to Request Your Coronavirus Relief Check if You Don't File Taxes The IRS has launched an online form for people who don’t usually file tax returns to request their coronavirus relief check via direct deposit.

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By Lifehacker How to Prioritize Your Bills if You Can't Pay Them All If you’re having trouble making ends meet due to job loss, furloughs or other coronavirus-related financial uncertainty, you might be asking yourself which bills you can afford to skip this month. Should you make the credit card payment and put off the water bill, or is it better to do it the other way around?

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By Lifehacker How to Tolerate the People You're Quarantined With - YouTube It’s been several weeks since we’ve begun “physical distancing,” and everyone is figuring out how to maintain their social relationships with people they can...

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By Lifehacker How to Watch Willie Nelson Perform Tonight During 'At Home With Farm Aid' Willie Nelson is hosting a digital version of his popular Farm Aid festival tonight. Called “At Home With Farm Aid,” the show will include performances by members of the Farm Aid board including Dave Matthews, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp.

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By Lifehacker Ask For More Time to Earn Your Credit Card Signup Bonus Remember when you signed up for a new rewards credit card and got pumped to earn your signup bonus? Your plans to book a bunch of flights, pay for the gas for your daily commute, or stock up during your weekly grocery run to earn points have probably flown so far out the window you can’t even see them. Now you’ve got a new credit card, but little rewards-earning potential to show for it.

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By Lifehacker If You're Self-Employed, You Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program Earlier this month, the federal government launched the Paycheck Protection Program, which gives small-business owners the opportunity to apply for a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan designed to help businesses make payroll during the coronavirus pandemic. If the loan money is spent on certain designated costs—payroll, mortgage interest, rent and utilities—the loan has the possibility of being partially or fully forgiven.

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By Lifehacker Can You Drink Out of a Chocolate Syrup Bottle? | Hack or Wack | Lifehacker - YouTube The Internet was spell-bound last week when photos emerged of Tennessee state representative Kent Calfee drinking what appeared to be straight-up Hershey’s s...

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By Lifehacker Things You Didn't Know Should Go In Your Freezer - YouTube Do more with your freezer. We share some creative ways to use a freezer. Like storing your plastic wrap in the freezer to stop it from clinging, saving all y...

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By Lifehacker The iOS Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know About - YouTube The default iOS keyboard in iOS 13 is full of useful features that you might have missed. In the video above, I share three features I use all the time. Easi...

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By Lifehacker Can a Baby-Wipe Lid Really Keep Your Chips Fresh? | Hack or Wack | Lifehacker - YouTube Here at Hack or Wack, we love testing hacks from the youth’s favorite platform, TikTok. But it turns out TikTok has some older content producers contributing...

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By Lifehacker What Is Facebook's New 'Quiet Mode' and How Does It Work? Facebook is rolling out a new “Quiet Mode” feature for its iOS and Android apps, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. A lot of us are glued to our phones even more than usual right now—thanks, quarantine!—and while apps like Facebook help us stay in touch, there is such a thing as being too connected.