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How Do I Block My Neighbor's Wifi?

Like Michael Myers from those Halloween movies, some things in life are (seemingly) inescapable. Taxes. Politics. Your neighbor’s wifi networks that are strong enough to give you an unusable signal in your home or apartment, no matter where you are.

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This Contraption Holds Your Baby While You Pee  

Japan, how are you so smart? When I traveled to Tokyo last week with a few other members of the Lifehacker team, I went to use the restroom at a shopping center. Inside the stall was a contraption that, as the mother of an infant, almost made me cry (jet lag and hormones, man). It was a seat to hold your baby. Um,

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Buy This Italian Villa for $66

If you’re tired of AirBnB, here’s another option: Buy your own vacation home. One man (with a major real estate problem) is offering up his furnished Italian villa in a raffle with an entry fee of 50 euros (that’s $66 USD), no strings attached.

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Why 'Going Part-Time' Can Be a Trap 

It’s an alluring option, especially in the early years of raising children, when everything feels one Jenga piece away from a catastrophic collapse: “I’ll go part-time,” you tell yourself. You decide to talk to your manager and negotiate a plan to scale down the scope of your full-time position—and also your pay. The…

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