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No matter how prepared you are, airport delays are inevitable. If your bag’s overweight, expect to take a few minutes just to unpack, redistribute your things, and re-pack again to appease an airline attendant. If there’s a line just to check-in, well, that could take an extra 30 minutes with the family of 12 ahead of you and several strollers in tow. And then, of course, there’s the security line.

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The brain is very mysterious, and I am most mystified by my own. Yesterday, as I was meandering down the aisles of the grocery store, my eyes happened to fall on a tube of refrigerated crescent dough. Within moments, my mind had drawn up detailed plans to create a dish called “pigs in a duvet cover,” which is like pigs in a blanket, only flat, waffled, and cursed.

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My fridge is full of syrups. Besides the obligatory maple, there’s some cheap-o “pancake syrup,” some berry honey, a bottle of simple syrup, and a bottle of honey syrup. Historically speaking, the last two have been used primarily for cocktails, but literally everyone should have them in their fridge, whether they drink or not.

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A roly-poly pup or kitty can be an adorable little chonker, but if your pet is big enough that the vet says it’s time to lose weight, it can be hard to figure out exactly how to put your furry friend on a diet. Here are some tips to follow through on your plan, without ruining their diet every night when they start making puppy-dog eyes at your pizza.

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It’s no secret we’re very into data security and online privacy, and one of the easiest steps you can take is to use a password manager to generate (and store) strong, very-difficult-to-crack passwords. Even if you don’t care about the security aspects — perhaps you think you’re unhackable — they’re an incredibly convenient way to remember your passwords for all the sites and services you subscribe to.

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It’s nearly impossible to keep your car’s paint looking perfect when you use it every day. It seems no matter what you do, highway debris, parking lot mayhem, and the sun’s UV rays do their fair share of damage to your pride and joy. Nothing short of a trip to a professional’s paint booth seems like a viable solution to the weathered appearance of your car.

Fear not! I’m going to show you some inexpensive and simple repairs that can help turn back the clock on your vehicle’s ageing bodywork.

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It should go without saying that something called the “Skull Breaker Challenge” is Not A Good Idea, but apparently nothing goes without saying these days. So if you’ve got tweens or teens, it’s worth a mention so they don’t unwittingly get knocked to the floor in a violent fall that may cause a concussion or worse.

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I’ll be the first person to say that I love optimising my life. I’ve spent over a decade mastering David Allen’s Getting Things Done productivity system, and tried-and-true lifehacks like email batching, meal planning, and habit stacking are all essential parts of my day-to-day existence.

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Awards season is rapidly approaching, which means you should be watching lots of movies - so that you may express your smart and good movie opinions - and eating lots of snacks. A big bowl of fluffy, flavorful popped corn is the obvious, correct choice, but if you find yourself getting a little bored of the basic butter-and-salt situation, we have some ways to branch out.

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Mental health continues to be one of the most-requested topics readers ask me to cover both in the Parental Advisory advice column and in other more general posts. So I wasn’t surprised that when I wrote in January about parenting a child who is at risk for developing a mental health disorder, it sparked another reader question on the topic—this time about parenting an adult child with a mental illness.

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As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about mileage on used cars, bringing kids to dealerships, and advertising lemon law vehicles.

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If you’ve ever adorned your laptop or smartphone with a pretty, customised vinyl skin, odds are good you got it from Slickwraps—or have at least heard of the popular creator of ready-made and customised skins. Unfortunately, Slickwraps recently suffered a data breach that affected more than 857,000 accounts. If you’ve ever purchased from them in the past, or created an account on the service with the intention to do so, here’s what you need to know.