Save The Receipts for Your College Textbooks

Heading back to class this fall? While some textbooks are moving to the cloud, there’s a good chance that you’ll have to buy or rent at least a few textbooks for your college classes. And there’s always that one professor who makes everyone buy the newest edition of the textbook, even though it costs $80 more than…

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Save The Receipts for Your College Textbooks

Heading back to class this fall? While some textbooks are moving to the cloud, there’s a good chance that you’ll have to buy or rent at least a few textbooks for your college classes. And there’s always that one professor who makes everyone buy the newest edition of the textbook, even though it costs $80 more than…

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How to Stop Feeling Like an Impostor, With Psychologist Jessamy Hibberd

In this episode of The Upgrade, we’re discussing impostor syndrome, the psychological phenomenon wherein people question their successes and have an internalized fear of being discovered as a fraud.

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How to File a Claim if Your Luggage is Damaged After a Flight

Last year, a passenger on an American Airlines flight received $3,500 in compensation after discovering her suitcase was ruined; at baggage claim, she found some of her clothes had been shredded, half of her belongings were missing, and the suitcase was covered in both grease and toothpaste. Meanwhile, in more…

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The Denisovans: New Finds are Illuminating the Mysterious Ancient Humans

The entrance to Denisova cave, where the ancient humans were first discovered. (Credit: Igor Boshin/Shutterstock) Nestled in foothills of Russia’s Altai Mountains, Denisova Cave has been a research mecca since 2010, when fossil DNA from the site revealed a previously unknown human lineage, now called the Denisovans. Scientists have been working hard to reconstruct the cave’s history, through ongoing excavations as well as new analyses of materials recovered years ago. First, what everyone

How to Give Feedback People Will Listen To

The next time you need to offer feedback or criticism, think about the goal you’re trying to achieve—and then choose the method of feedback that is best suited to that goal.

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This Coconut Tres Leches Cake is Vegan and It Is Spectacular

Every cook needs a go-to dessert recipe. Even if you insist you’re really more of a cook than a baker, even if you’re put off by scales and stand mixers and specialty flours and expensive silicone mats, I promise that there’s a back-pocket recipe out there for you—and I think it should be an oil cake.

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How to Add the Galaxy Note 10’s ‘Link to Windows’ App to Older Samsung Phones

Samsung’s “Link to Windows” feature is a lot like Microsoft’s Your Phone app; It lets you sync your Galaxy Note 10-series phone to your PC via its Quick Settings menu. Once connected, you can access your messaging apps, notifications, photos, and other phone functions directly from your Windows desktop.

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This Rocky Super-Earth Had Its Atmosphere Vaporized

Astronomers using the Spitzer Space Telescope discovered that exoplanet LHS 3844b probably lacks any atmosphere at all. (Credit: ESO/NASA) Rocky planets just a little larger than Earth are some of the best targets for finding life in our local cosmic neighborhood. They're abundant. But it’s not just the size that has to match Earth. Our planet wouldn’t be the life-sheltering place it is without its atmosphere, which keeps us warm enough not to freeze, but not so hot that we smother or boil a

Declutter Your Home With a ‘Table Sale’

If you’re looking for the decluttering satisfaction of having a yard sale while avoiding the hassle of actually staging one, I have discovered the perfect in-between event: Have your friends over for a table sale.

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