Snap Windows With Magnet, Fight Phone Snoopers With Privacy Shade, and More in This Week’s Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.

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Learn How to Make a “Flaming Homer” and Other Drinks From The Simpsons

Any fan of The Simpsons remembers the time Homer accidentally came up with a delicious drink recipe, the “Flaming Homer,” only to have it stolen from him by Moe. Here’s how to make that magical cocktail and other favorites from the series.

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Interact Scratchpad Turns Lazily Formatted Addresses Into Contacts

Mac: If you need to dump an address into your contacts app, it’s usually a comically cumbersome process of bouncing between data fields. Interact Scratchpad is a simple little app that does all that for you.

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Running Your First Marathon, Avoiding Nuclear Fallout, and Rice Gone Bad in This Week’s Highlights

This week we looked at what the US Senate’s vote against internet privacy actually means, learned about the little-known perils of stale rice, prepared for the worst case scenario of actual nuclear war, and more. On the plus side, there’s new Netflix movies. Everything is fine!

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The Misuse of Meta-Analysis?

Over at Data Colada, Uri Simonsohn argues that The Funnel Plot is Invalid. Funnel plots are a form of scatter diagram which are widely used to visualize possible publication bias in the context of a meta-analysis. In a funnel plot, each data point represents one of the studies in the meta-analysis. The x-axis shows the effect size reported by the study, while the y-axis represents the standard error of the effect size, which is usually inversely related to the sample size. In theory, t

An Incidental Diagnosis

Today is World TB Day, commemorating Dr. Robert Koch’s groundbreaking 1882 discovery of the organism that causes tuberculosis. At the announcement of his research to the public, he declared, “If the importance of a disease for mankind is measured by the number of fatalities it causes, then tuberculosis must be considered much more important than those most feared infectious diseases, plague, cholera and the like.” Thirteen years later he would be awarded the Noble Prize for his discovery.

30 Young Adult Books for Activists-in-Training

The earlier kids realize they can get involved with things and have the power to make a difference the better. These books, all for young people, highlight activism and resistance in their stories.

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Jezebel Emojis Cannot Throw Shade For You, You Must Find the Shade Within | Deadspin Christian Pulis

Jezebel Emojis Cannot Throw Shade For You, You Must Find the Shade Within | Deadspin Christian Pulisic Is Not The Next Landon Donovan | Gizmodo How Trump’s Stooge in Congress Fucked Up His Wiretapping Investigation | The Root #MissingDCGirls Finally Caught People’s Attention, but How Do You Bring Them Home? |

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World’s Tiniest Race Cars Will Cover 100 Nanometers in 36 Hours

Four racing teams from around the world will gather in France this spring to compete for a first-of-its-kind title. Their vehicles will "inch" to the starting line and explode into motion to kick off a marathon 36-hour race that will have covered less than the width of a human hair by the time a victor is crowned. The vehicles participating in the race are custom-built tuners assembled out of a few hundred atoms by researchers, which are propelled across the surface of a gold disk by a st

Bear Is the Perfect Balance Between the Bloat of Evernote and the Simplicity of Plain Text

When it first launched, Bear was an intriguing alternative to bloated note-taking apps like Evernote and OneNote, but it was still a little too new to dive into. After a couple minor iterations, I’m convinced it’s a worthy alternative for those sick of the bloat of other notes apps and for those who like the take-home…

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