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Garlic is an indispensable ingredient in all sorts of cuisines, but its tacky, smelly nature makes it a pain to peel and chop. To make your life a little simpler — and hopefully a little less sticky — we've rounded up our most popular garlic tips, and given each one a thorough evaluation.

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Dear Lifehacker, Drones are becoming part of our lives whether we like it or not. Some (like myself) are concerned about the level of privacy we are going to be entitled to in the near future. In addition to criminal elements using drones to case out your property, they can also be exploited by businesses such as solar panel installers looking for potential sales. What legal protections are in place to block drones from snooping on us? And what measures are we allowed to take to self-protect our properties?

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Unless you carry around your own beans everywhere you go — and I know people that do — chances are you will one day find yourself in a situation where only cheap, bitter coffee is available. Luckily, there is an easy way to turn bitter coffee into a rich, smooth brew. You just need an egg.

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Today every kitchen would seem “under-equipped” without a microwave, with its efficient ability to cook, defrost and reheat a variety of different foods. The handy appliance uses microwave radiation to do so. This is a type of electromagnetic radiation similar to radio waves and infrared light.

Although generally recognised as safe, the internet is awash with articles about the dangers microwave radiation poses to your food. Some claim using microwaves can cause “cataracts and cancer”. Other posts says it “zaps the nutrients right out of your food”.

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The beautiful thing about watermelon is that it's perfectly refreshing on its own, but there's a lot you can do to make it even better. Case in point: Watermelon pizza. No cheese or pepperoni — just some sweet summer fruit.