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My son and I were both off work and school yesterday, and we had all kinds of plans for how we’d spend the day together. But first, I said, I needed his help with something for a post. “I thought you didn’t have to work today?” he asked with a somewhat accusatory tone. “I want you to test out a fake laser maze that I’m going to create using streamers in the hallway,” I responded. “Oh, let’s DEFINITELY do that,” he said, his tone noticeably less accusatory.

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Chicken wings are often a near-mandatory menu item for social gatherings, but they're finicky - never quite right from the oven, with disappointingly soggy skin. One methodical foodie has found the perfect home-cooked solution: an overnight baking powder bath.

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Naan, kulcha and other oven-baked flatbreads are delicious, but to get them you usually have to go out or order delivery from a spot with a nice tandoor oven. If you have even a little backyard or patio space, you can make your own with a bucket, some terracotta pots, some charcoal and a little elbow grease. You'll have the inside of your backyard tandoor oven covered in baking bread in no time.

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The recipe for McDonald's Big Mac sauce was allegedly leaked online last year. It is - as most mass-produced sauces are - a long list of oil, corn syrup, stabilisers, emulsifiers, flavourings and preservatives. It's (kind of) interesting, but not exactly helpful for those who want to replicate the sweet and tangy special sauce for their burgers at home.

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Wi-Fi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet -- no one wants to be chained to a desktop -- but it's also one of the most frustrating. If you're plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other Wi-Fi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the WiFi in your home.

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When my son was a toddler, we went through a very big “sensory activities” phase. Any new texture that he could squish or mould (and incorporate into his dinosaur battles) would keep him occupied for dozens of precious minutes. He loved regular Play-Doh, so I went in search of a homemade version that would be a little softer and fluffier and found a favourite right away.

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Just because you can buy something online, doesn’t mean you should. Trichloroacetic acid, a main ingredient in the kind of chemical peel you would get from an esthetician or a dermatologist, is easy to obtain but it’s not safe to use yourself at high concentrations.

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We are at a stage with our infant son where every unexplained expression of discontentment is met with the question: “Do you think he’s teething?” Right now, it’s likely that he is. He’s drooly and a little fussy, and whenever I let him feel the “cold” of a canned beverage straight out of the fridge, he grabs it and holds it to his tiny mouth, giving me a look that says, “Thank you for the sweet, sweet relief.”

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For the past week I've been writing, swiping and doodling with Apple's original iPad Pro. As a fan of my older iPad Air 2, the more capable iPad Pro feels like a step in the right direction, save for one issue: that damn Apple Pencil. In a move that prioritises form over function, the company made a delightfully sleek object that completely fails at taking advantage of its form factor. Here's how to do what Apple, for some reason, didn't.

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If you’ve ever accidentally broken an irreplaceable commemorative plate or needed a quick way to fix the between-the-toes part of your flip flops, chances are you’ve used Super Glue (yes, it’a an official brand name, like Xerox or Kleenex). And while that one little tube can take on a lot of big jobs, sometimes accidents happen... like gluing yourself to whatever you’re trying to fix.