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MIT Created a Camera That Will Never Overexpose a Photograph

MIT Created a Camera That Will Never Overexpose a Photograph | Suppoldn87 | Scoop.it

"MIT scientists have designed a new camera that will never overexpose a photograph, no matter what the lighting situation is."


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That's really cool technology, but I'm not quite sure if I'd need it right now. Maybe it's one of those things that you don't know you need until you have it?

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Overexposure will soon be a forgotten thing once cameras integrate this amazing feature into their cameras.

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Orphaned Aussie tree kangaroo gets a new home (and mate) in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Makaia, a Goodfellow's tree kangaroo from Australia's Adelaide Zoo, has joined the Singapore Zoo as its newest resident.

Makaia first made headlines in Australia in 2014 when his mother suddenly passed away when he was only 7 weeks old. Zookeepers were amazed when a yellow-footed wallaby stepped in as the orphan's surrogate and they both got on like a house on fire.

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In the early days, Makaia would live in the wallaby's pouch until he grew too big and was taken in by a caretaker.

According to Wildlife Reserves Singapore's Facebook page, Makaia has gone through the necessary health checks and seems to be in good spirits. Read more...

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Serena Williams wins Wimbledon in record-tying Grand Slam victory

LONDON - Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22.

Said she wouldn't discuss it.

Kept coming close without quite getting it.

Now she finally has it. And so she can flaunt it.

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Williams lifted both arms overhead and raised two fingers on each hand right there on Centre Court to show off the magic number after winning her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

"Definitely had some sleepless nights, if I'm just honest, with a lot of stuff," Williams said. "My goal is to win always at least a Slam a year. It was getting down to the pressure." Read more...

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Michael Cimino, Oscar-winning director of 'The Deer Hunter,' reportedly dies at 77

Michael Cimino, the Oscar-winning director behind the critically acclaimed The Deer Hunter, has reportedly died. He was 77. 

The director's death was announced by Thierry Fremaux, the director of the Cannes Film Festival, on Saturday. Fremaux tweeted the news, sharing that Cimino died peacefully, surrounded by two loved ones. 

"We love him too," Fremaux writes. 

Cimino's 1978 masterpiece The Deer Hunter starred Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale and more. The Vietnam War drama, which was his second film, won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. 

His first film was the 1974 crime story Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, which starred Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges as the titular characters. The role earned Bridges his second Oscar nomination.  Read more...

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Find the Perfect Beer Pairing for Your Pizza With This Visual Guide

Beer is great and pizza is amazing, but when you have both at the same time it's one of the best meals known to man. Still, the subtle, nuanced flavors of different beers can be even better with the right pizza pairing.

This visual guide, from Chicago's Home Run Inn Premium Pizzeria, compares 30 different types of pizza and tells you what beers go best with each. You might be tempted to say “all beers” go well with pizza, and I wouldn't judge you for that, but you might like to know that classic cheese pizza is great with a pale ale, pepperoni pizza pairs well with a brown ale, and a combo “everything” pizza is enhanced with a boozy Maibock. If Hawaiian pizza is more your speed, go for a golden ale, and a barbecue chicken pie plays nice with a Vienna lager. You can see all 30 pizza pairings in the graphic below.

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Keep Your Front-Loading Washer Stink-Free With These Four Tips

Some front-loading washers have had issues with mold and mildew, and that means nasty smells that get into your clothes. Here are some easy ways to keep that from happening.

In this video from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel, Dan Diclerico demonstrates how to keep your front-loader from smelling funky:

Wipe the glass and the door gasket dry after each load.
Keep the washer door ajar when not in use so air can circulate.
Regularly remove detergent buildup from the dispenser.
Sanitize the washer every few months using one cup of chlorine bleach. Fill the bleach dispenser and run a no-laundry, hot water cycle.

If you follow these tips, you won't ever have to worry about moldy smells, regardless of how old your front-loader is. If you're in the market for a front-loading washer, Diclerico recommends a model with a tub cleaning cycle, which is designed to prevent mildew.

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The Backyard Barbecue Playlist

Memorial Day is coming up! If you're one of the lucky folks who get a long weekend, you're probably ready to fire up the grill to celebrate. Today's playlist can help.

This playlist, from Spotify user Asa Holt, combines some of the best classic rock and golden oldies for the perfect holiday weekend playlist. It features artists like Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the Eagles. Hit play, fire up the grill, and enjoy your weekend.

Welcome to our Featured Playlist series. Each week, we'll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience! You can copy the track list to your service of choice, or listen right here. Have a sweet playlist of your own? Share it with us in the comments below!

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Find the Right Size Watch for Your Wrist With These Tips

Watches come in a wide variety of sizes, and so do wrists. These helpful tips will make sure your never buy a watch that looks too big or too small when you wear it.

In this video, Antonio Centeno from Real Mean Real Style goes over the five things you should consider when buying a watch: watch case diameter, watch case thickness, watch band width, watch band material, and the watch's details and components. Most important, however, is the watch case diameter, or how large the main part of the watch is. The wrong size will look awkward and it all depends on the thickness of your wrists. If the circumference of your wrist is 6 to 7 inches, you should stick with watches that have case diameters of 38 to 42mm. If you have a larger wrist with a circumference of 7.5 to 8 inches, you should go with case diameters of 44 to 46mm. You can find some helpful diagrams and graphics at the link below.

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Skimm Ahead Is a Subscription Calendar Packed With Interesting and Useful Events

iOS: If you've ever wondered when the next series or political primaries are, but then also wanted to know when your favorite show was about to premiere, but also wanted to know when to get tickets to your favorite musician, Skimm Ahead is an app that feeds all of that to you in calendar form.

Skimm Ahead is a side project from theSkimm, a daily newsletter filled with interesting news, events, stories, and dates. The calendar service-available as a $3/mo subscription-wants to be your personal concierge, reminding you of interesting cultural, political, and entertainment events before you have to wonder about them. So you'll find out when the next season of Orange Is The New Black starts on Netflix, or when Game of Thrones premieres right alongside when the best time to make plans for Labor Day or when the State of the Union address is scheduled to air.

The app isn't perfect though-the events are curated and dictated by the team behind theSkimm, which means you really don't have a say in what's “interesting” and worth including-at least not yet. So while it's definitely packed with information, it may not be information you particularly find interesting or relevant. To that point, when you sign up, you get a month free to see if it's up your alley. If it's not, you're not out any money. Also, the app is iOS only, so we're hoping for an Android version and the ability to submit your own interests and events in the future. In the meantime, if you're interested, hit the link below to try it out.

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Keep Mushrooms Fresh Longer by Storing Them In an Open Paper Bag

For most of us, the process of keeping food fresh in the fridge usually involves plastic bags, plastic wrap, and or a sealable plastic container. That's actually a bad idea when it comes to mushrooms.

Sheel Prakash at The Kitchn explains that enclosed environments like that are actually too moist for mushrooms. If you store them in there, your mushrooms will get soft and moldy a lot quicker. Instead, Prakash suggests you store them in an open paper bag in the main compartment of the fridge. This will allow for some much needed air circulation and the bag itself will absorb any excess moisture.

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying, Storing, and Cooking Mushrooms | The Kitchn

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The Simple Monitor Desktop

Flickr user d.chasenelson's desktop is simple, only has a few widgets, and a simple gradient wallpaper that's not at all distracting. It's ideal for a second screen when you're working in the first, or just as a quick monitor view you can minimize other things to check out. Here's how to set it up.

This is a Windows 7 desktop (although we can't imagine you couldn't get the same effect in Windows 8 or 10 if that's what you have) using Rainmeter. If you're new to Rainmeter, we have a great getting started guide that'll teach you all the ins and outs of building your own custom desktops.

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Now, here's what you'll need to make your computer look like this:

The wallpaper (I had a hard time finding an exact match, but a horizontal flip of this one will match well)The Rainmeter system tweaking and monitoring tool for WindowsThe Implosion2 skin for Rainmeter for the system monitors in the upper left and center leftThe Eloane skin for Rainmeter for the time/date display at center right

That's about it. We would probably shrink the scale a little bit if we were going to duplicate this setup, but judging by the available resolutions over at Flickr, this is for a laptop screen (probably connected to an external, larger display) so the larger scale makes sense. However you choose to do it, if you have questions about how it's all set up and how it all works, head over to the Flickr link below and let d.chasenelson know you love the way everything looks!

Do you have a good-looking, functional desktop of your own to show off? Share it with us! Post it to your personal Kinja blog using the tag Desktop Showcase or add it to our Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Flickr pool. Screenshots must be at least at least 1280x720 and please include information about what you used, links to your wallpaper, skins, and themes, and any other relevant details. If your awesome desktop catches our eye, you might get featured!

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Everything You Need to Master Microsoft Office

This week, we walked you through how to get started quickly with, make the most of, and master every app in Microsoft Office. Maybe you missed one, or want a quick guide to all of them. Well, here you go.

This post is the last one in Microsoft Office Week, a series at Lifehacker where we offer tips to get started with or master Microsoft Office. Miss a post? Check back on the Office Week tag page to catch up.

How to Master Microsoft Office Word

Microsoft Word is easily the biggest, most popular word processing program available, but it does a lot more than just edit text and TPS reports. If you've been telling yourself that you'll finally learn Word's ins and outs, now's the time to actually learn how to edit styles, add a table of contents, and more.

How to Master Microsoft Office Excel

Spreadsheets are a nerd's data-driven dream. For most regular people, though, they're a complicated mess. Fortunately, they don't need to be. Here's how to bend data to your will with Microsoft Excel 2016.

How to Master Microsoft Office PowerPoint

PowerPoint lets you put presentations together in a snap, but your slide shows can be dull and boring if you only know the basics. It's time to learn how to customize templates, add animations and slide transitions, make slide notes, and more.

How to Master Microsoft Office Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is the de facto email and calendaring client in most offices-and it can help manage your tasks and notes as well. Beyond just clicking Send and Receive, there are lots of things you can do to improve your Outlook workflow, such as sharing your calendar, auto-filtering emails, and more.

How to Master Microsoft Office OneNote

Microsoft OneNote has been one of our favorite note-taking apps for years, and it keeps getting better. The app is completely free to install on your Mac or Windows desktop and lets you format notes any way you wish in an intuitive digital notebook interface. Here's how to get started with OneNote and take your notes to the next level.

That's it for Microsoft Office week! Whether you love it or hate it, are a proud spreadsheet ninja or use something other than Outlook behind your boss's back, Office is the biggest productivity suite in the world. With luck, and with these tips, you can work smarter, be more productive with it, and get more done so you have time to do the other things you actually want to do.

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Thousands gather in Toronto to memorialize former mayor Rob Ford

Thousands gathered in Toronto Wednesday to pay final respects to Rob Ford, their famous (and infamous) colorful former mayor who died last week at the age of 46 after a battle with cancer

Among the throngs were Ford's widow, Renata, son Doug and daughter Stephanie. During the funeral service, Stephanie had a poignant moment, saying, "I know my dad is in a better place now. He's the mayor of Heaven now."

Besides inside St. James Cathedral, many lined the streets to witness the funeral procession for the outspoken politician, as his casket was transported from City Hall, where Ford had been laying in state, to the funeral, and, finally, to his burial Read more...

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Hydraulic press celebrates Easter by destroying everything about it

Easter Bunny, beware. Be careful delivering baskets to anyone with a hydraulic press.

The giggling duo behind The Hydraulic Press Channel delivers an Easter special, crushing a basket with eggs, a chocolate bunny and a chocolate egg with a little surprise inside.

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The Fancy Leather Laptop Bag

Standard briefcase styles seems less in vogue these days, but Everyday Carry reader Tyler Condie reminds us that they're still a great way to organize your daily gear, especially when the bag's a sturdy leather.

The bag's a Rugged Material Vintage Briefcase. Here's what's inside:

Apple Watch 42mmRugged Material Horween Chromexcel Leather BifoldKeith Titanium Alloy CarabinerCanon EOS MEP Memory GorillaDrive 64GB Ruggedized USB Flash Drive (EP-GDUSB/64GB)Burts Bees Beeswax Lip BalmKershaw 6074OLBLK Emerson Designed CQC-5K KnifeiTP A3 EOSNewest HP Envy 2-in-1 x360 15.6-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS Touchscreen High Performance Premium Laptop, Intel Core i5-6200U, 8GB DDR3L SDRAM, 1TB HDD, HDMI, Bluetooth, Win 10 - SilverTi2 TechLiner ShortyApple iPhone 6S PlusGeneric 10000 mAH Shockproof External Battery

If you have a great go bag with a useful organization scheme and great features, let us know! You can share your bag by posting it to your personal Kinja blog using the tag featured bag or adding it to our Lifehacker Go Bag Show and Tell Flickr pool. Photos must be at least at least 800x450. Please include information about your bag, what you put in it, and any relevant details about how you made it awesome. If yours catches our eye, we might just feature it!

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10 ways Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against Roger Ailes is just a giant misunderstanding

On Wednesday, Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed a damning lawsuit against Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes, accusing the legendary media mogul of sexism and sexual harassment. 

The lawsuit sent shocks through the media world, as pundits and viewers learned the lurid details of the case. In the lawsuit, Carson contends that Ailes called her a "man-hater" after she complained of sexism on her popular morning show Fox and Friends. Last September, Ailes allegedly told Carson that "she should have had a sexual relationship [with him] a long time ago and then you'd be good and better."

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Today's Best Deals: Automated Pet Feeding, High Sierra Everything, Game of Thrones

PetSafe automatic feeders, the perfect replacement for your iPhone charger, and High Sierra bags of all shapes and sizes lead off Monday's best deals.

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Top DealsPetSafe Gold Box Deals

Whether you're leaving your cat alone for a weekend, or just want to keep your pets satisfied (i.e. quiet) on mornings when you're sleeping in, Amazon's deeply discounting a bunch of PetSafe automatic feeders and drinking fountains, today only in Amazon's Gold Box.

Kindle Paperwhite Essentials Bundle, $128 with code 9ZHMJMIP

While supplies last, Amazon's offering up a Kindle Paperwhite bundle which includes a magnetic leather case and a USB charger for just $128 (with code 9ZHMJMIP), or only $8 more than buying the Kindle alone. The best part? You get seven different cover colors to choose from.

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Hoover Sprint QuickVac Vacuum, $39

Amazon's top-selling upright vacuum is only $39 today, and includes more features than you might expect, including an accessory hose, adjustable brush height, and a true HEPA filter. That's a pretty great package for the price.

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Refurb 29" VIZIO Sound Bar, $45 with code SALE3

It's only 29", it's refurbished, and it's only two channels. But even so, if you're still using the built-in speakers on any of your secondary TV sets, this $45 (with code SALE3) VIZIO sound bar will be a massive upgrade.

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, $24

Nearly a decade after release, the venerable Xbox 360 controller is still one of the best PC gamepads you can buy, and the wireless model is down to just $24 today on eBay, the best price we've seen.

Open Box Worx WG154 Electric String Trimmer, $50

I used to own a gas trimmer. It was heavy, it was smelly, it required me to operate a gas canister, and it eventually broke. Shed no tears though, dear reader, for I replaced it with this very battery-powered Worx trimmer, and haven't looked back. It's probably not quite as powerful as my old one, but I'm trimming my yard, not tending to Centre Court at Wimbledon. You could buy worse things for $50.

Refurb Pebble Time Round, $108 with code SALE3 | Refurb Pebble Time, $72 with code SALE3 | Refurb Pebble Time Steel, $117 with code SALE3

Today only, Groupon's discounting refurbs of the excellent Pebble Time and Pebble Time Round smart watches for as little as $72. Just select the model you want, and use promo code SALE3 at checkout to save 10%.

High Sierra Gold Box

High Sierra is best known for its camping backpacks, but they also make wheeled duffels, hydration packs, waist packs, computer bags, and more, and it's all on sale today on Amazon. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning these prices are only available today, or until sold out.

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Ecco Shoes Gold Box

ECCO has been around since the '60s but the timeless styles of their men's shoes is what's on display today. Amazon's Gold Box has ECCO dress shoes, loafers and sneakers for as low as $56. You could get three different pairs of shoes, for any occasion, for what you'd pay for one. Trust me, these things will last.

Two-Pack TSA-Approved Luggage Locks, $10

Nothing will ruin your summer vacation more than stolen luggage, and however unlikely that might seem, your peace of mind is probably worth $10 for two TSA-approved locks.

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Aukey Dual Port Charger, $7 with code U4P45EXI

You know the little charging brick that came with your phone? Throw it out, and spend $7 on this replacement from Aukey (with code U4P45EXI). It's basically the same size as Apple's standard iPhone charger, but it includes two ports, folding prongs, and 2.4A of current (instead of 1A) to charge your devices faster.

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Breville Smart Oven, $216 with code SAVEONSMALLS

The best toaster oven, which is also your favorite, and the #1 seller in the category, and rarely discounted, can be yours today for $216 with code SAVEONSMALLS.

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Unless you happen to own some other beautiful Breville products we recommend, it'll almost certainly be the best-looking appliance in your kitchen. I got this as a wedding gift a few months ago, and it's every bit as good as advertised.

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Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Compact System, $95

The Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ is an early contender in our affordable blender Kinja Co-Op, and you can get it for just $95 today, which is over $50 less than usual, and easily the best price we've ever seen.

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That gets you the well-reviewed 1200W blender along with four different blending vessels, including a double-walled stainless steel cup to keep smoothies cold on the go. You wouldn't want to lug out and clean a 48 ounce pitcher to make a single breakfast smoothie, and with Ninja's system, you don't have to.

DJI's newest prosumer camera drone changes the game with automatic obstacle avoidance and subject tracking, and this $250 discount on eBay is only the second significant discount we've seen, and the best by $90. $1,150's still a considerable chunk of change, particularly when you can get a Phantom 3 Professional for under $1000, but it's a solid deal if you're serious about the hobby.

Ivation Dehumidifier Gold Box

Your home is probably a swamp right now, but Amazon's got your back with a pair of compact dehumidifiers that are perfect for bathrooms, closets, and other small areas of your home without great ventilation. Just note that this is a Gold Box deal, so grab one before the prices dry up.

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SpiceStack 30 Bottle Spice Organizer, $30

You could keep all of your spices loose in a cabinet, and end up like the woman above. Or, you could buy Amazon's top-selling cabinet organizer for just $30, and store 30 full-sized bottles, or 60 half-sized bottles like a sane person. That's about $10 less than usual, and a small price to pay for an item that'll pay dividends for years. Just note that like all Gold Box deals, this price is only available today, or until sold out.

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Omaker M4 Splash-Proof Bluetooth Speaker, $18 with code JEHN6K75

We've seen our fair share of sub-$20 Bluetooth speakers, but not many of them can join you in the shower. The Omaker M4 can do just that thanks to its IP54-rated splash resistance, and still deliver up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge. That's perfect if you like to sing in the shower, or just need to catch up on your podcast backlog.

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80 Chalkboard Stickers + Two Erasable Markers, $7 with code MVC8LU5X

These pretentious-but-handy chalkboard labels have been a hit among our readers, and this is the best deal we've ever seen on them: $7 for 80 stickers, and a pair of erasable chalk markers. I challenge you to use them all.

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Game of Thrones Season 1 | Season 2, $12

Not to spoil anything, but uh, how about last night's Game of Thrones? If you need a refresher on where all of these characters came from, Amazon's celebrating the end of Season 6 by selling seasons 1 and 2 for just $12 each on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Spend $50 and save $10 on all George Foreman products

Ain't no party like a George Foreman party, 'cause a George Foreman party got meat. And space-saving ideas. And fat-burning. All the things Summer is really about, right? Well, when you spend $50 on any George Foreman grill or accessory on Amazon, you'll get $10 back. Stay grilling, my friends. Wait...wrong guy.

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Steam Link and Steam Controller, $35

Obviously you've all been well aware of the Steam Summer Sale going on at the moment so I don't need to explain this whole thing, but what you may not have been paying attention to are the price matches going on. Amazon has the Steam Link and Steam Controller both priced at $35, and they're Prime eligible.

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2-Pack Mpow Lightning Cables, $8 with code DX6FXOLV

These Lightning cables aren't extra long, and they aren't wrapped in kevlar, but they're fine! And incredibly affordable. If you could use a few spares, this is a no-brainer price for a two-pack.

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Amazon's Prime Pantry program is great for stocking up on household goods and non-perishable foods without actually having to visit a store, but the $5.99 per box shipping charge has always been a drag. This month though, if you buy five select items, you can get that fee waived.

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Bonus: If you already have a no-rush free shipping credit in your account, this deal actually appears to stack, netting you an extra $6 discount.

They ran a similar promotion the last few months with different eligible items. Just add five of them to your box (plus anything else that will fit), and use code PANTRYJUN at checkout to get free shipping.

Fitbit Charge HR, $100

Need a little push to get off the couch? The Fitbit Charge HR is your favorite wearable fitness tracker, and you can get one for just $100 today, which is a match for the best deal we've seen.

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Sunday's Best Deals: Anker Father's Day Sale, Amazon Gadgets, $3 Kindle Books, and More

Anker's Father's Day sale, Amazon devices, and $3 Kindle books lead off Sunday's best deals.

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Anker just kicked off a Father's Day promotion with solid discounts on a variety of products. The most exciting deals are probably the PowerCore chargers (the winners of our Kinja Co-Op for best battery packs), but the 9' Lightning cable for $8 should also have wide appeal.

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Amazon has also kicked off a variety of deals on their first party electronics, including the Amazon Tap, a 7" tablet for $40, the 4K Fire TV, and a couple of e-readers.

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GoalZero Yeti 400, $300

The Goal Zero Yeti 400 is basically a giant battery pack that can power anything from your GoPro to your mini fridge for hours, or even days at a time. You can charge it up at home with a power outlet, or even buy a Goal Zero solar panel (sadly not included) to power it up on the go. If you want to tailgate without dealing with a noisy gas generator, this seems like an ideal solution, and today's $300 price tag is an all-time low.

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Little Giant 22' Ladder, $197

Little Giant makes some of the best and most versatile ladders on the market, and Amazon's knocked the 22' model down to $197 today as part of a Gold Box deal. That's the lowest price of the year.

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4-Pack Moscow Mule Mugs, $14

It's an objective fact that the Moscow Mule is the perfect summer drink, and they just aren't complete without a copper mug.

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Protip: Use Bundaberg ginger beer, and for the love of all that's sacred, fresh limes.

Koolatron 6-Can Mini Fridge, $38

Sick of coworkers stealing your lunch from the office fridge? Pick up this Coca-Cola mini fridge for $38, and keep your provisions safe under your desk.

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Philips Hue Bloom, $45

You're probably familiar with the color-changing Hue lights that screw into your existing lamps and light fixtures, but if you really want to paint your rooms with color, you'll want to pick up a few Hue Bloom accent lights as well. Today's $45 deal is a match for the best we've ever seen.

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CAP Barbell 40-Pound Adjustable Set, $40

Adjustable barbell deals rarely dip below $1/pound, so if you need to work on your beach body, take advantage of this Amazon deal before it's swoled out.

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$3 Kindle Ebook Sale

Today only, Amazon's discounting over a dozen well-reviewed Kindle books to just $3 each. The Nightingale is by far the most popular title on offer, but be sure to head over to Amazon to see all of the options.

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Bamboo Cutting Board, $17

This bamboo cutting board doesn't have USB charging ports, a built-in scale, or any other traditional Kinja Deals trappings. I just think it looks nice, and $17 is a solid price.

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Lodge Cast Iron Wok, $50

You all know that Lodge makes essential cast-iron skillets, but did you know they sell a wok as well? I won't go so far as to say you need it, but if you like to stir fry, today's $50 deal is about $10 less than usual.

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OXO On Burr Grinder, $150 | OXO On 9 Coffee Maker, $150

This intelligent burr grinder is the perfect companion to OXO's beautiful new On 9 coffee maker, and both are on sale for an all-time low $150 today.

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$50 Brinker Gift Card + $10 Amazon Card, $50

Whether you need a last minute Father's Day gift, or just enjoy eating at Chili's, Macaroni Grill, Maggiano's, or On The Border, this $50 Brinker gift card comes with a bonus $10 Amazon card today.

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Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrips, $37

Let's say you've already upgraded to a good toothbrush; what's the next step for cleaner teeth? Judging by the user reviews, this 20-count box of Crest 3D Whitestrips is a great place to start. As an added bonus, you'll even get a pair of express one-hour treatments, for when a whiter smile just can't wait.

Note: Be sure to clip the $7 coupon on the product page.

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PlayStation Plus, $40

This deal isn't exactly rare, but here's your periodic PSA that PlayStation Plus is on sale for $40, if your membership is due to expire soon.

6-Piece AmazonBasics Towel Sets, $15

You can never have enough towels, and these fade-resistant ones on Amazon are back down to their lowest price. Get a 6-Piece set for $15 (in any color) and delay that Bed, Bath and Beyond trip by at least another few months.

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TaoTronics Dog Car Seat Cover, $28

Between shedding fur on your seats and a seemingly biological need to jump into the front seat while you're passing an 18-wheeler on the freeway, it's no secret that a lot of dogs don't do particularly well in the car. Personally, I put my dog in a collapsible fabric kennel in the backseat, but if you want your pooch to have a little more freedom, this backseat dog cover looks like a perfect solution.

The cover hooks into the headrests on both the front and back seats, creating a kind of loosely enclosed room that will keep your dog safely in the backseat, and her fur a layer removed from your upholstery.

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Sport-Brella, $41

Bar none, Sport-Brella is the ultimate beach umbrella, and Amazon's discounting it to just $41 today.

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Unlike a regular umbrella, Sport-Brella leans backwards and attaches to the sand with stakes, creating a kind of semi-private cocoon with enough space for a couple of chairs and a cooler. Best of all, it sets up in about five minutes (once you know what you're doing), and can provide a full day's worth of privacy and sun protection.

This was down to $36 a few weeks ago as a one-day Gold Box deal, but if you missed out, today's $41 deal is still well below its usual $60.

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The Exercise You Need to Go From "Skinny Fat" to Fit

If you have a slender frame, but still have a gut and flab in certain areas of the body, you might consider yourself “skinny fat.” There's nothing bad or unhealthy about being shaped that way, but if you feel the desire to change it, here's how.

A “skinny fat” person is best described as someone who weighs very little, but still has a high amount of body fat. If you identify as “skinny fat,” and want to look more fit, this video from the PictureFit YouTube Channel explains the types of workouts necessary to lower body fat and increase muscle. In short, it's all about resistance training. Diets and cardio can help, but if you're only doing those things, you'll hit a plateau. What you need is to increase your muscle mass to offset the fat to muscle mass percentage and add much-needed definition to your frame. Fat burning from consistent resistance training can also be enhanced with a well thought out diet and by keeping your protein intake high. This is something I've been struggling with myself for the past few years, and lifting weights has been a huge help.

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Guy achieves next level of love with Super Mario Bros. proposal

First comes love, then comes gold coins.

Shane Birkinbine proposed to his girlfriend Pam in self-proclaimed "Geeks do it better!" fashion by creating a level on Super Mario Maker that popped the question to her as she played.

May their happy lives together be filled with plentiful mushrooms and star powers for all.

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Opera launches a free VPN app for iOS

Just a couple weeks after introducing a free and unlimited virtual private network (VPN) for its browser, Opera is doing the same on iOS. The company launched a new iOS app Monday that brings an unlimited free VPN to iPhones and iPads. 

SEE ALSO: Whack-a-mole between Netflix and VPN services has begun

Officially called Opera VPN, the app allows users to securely browse and view content that may otherwise be restricted, due to their location or other restrictions. (While Netflix is starting to crack down on VPN use, virtual private networks are still widely used to bypass location restrictions on streaming platforms.)  Read more...

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Met Gala 2016: The most WTF red carpet looks

The 2016 Met Gala red carpet was a giant 404 Error. 

This year's Apple-sponsored fashion event boasted a "technology theme," but the metallic couture looks were more rusted than red carpet ready. 

SEE ALSO: Met Gala 2016: See all the high-tech, high-fashion looks here

Here are the celebrities and fashionistas who looked like a fashion glitch instead of a fashion god.

Lady Gaga

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Lupita Nyong'o

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Zayn Malik

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Madonna

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Katy Perry

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Entrepreneurs are selling Australia's fresh air in a can to China

In what may be the most ingenious money-making idea since bottled water, two entrepreneurs have set up a business selling fresh Australian air to China. 

John Dickinson and Theo Ruygrok are the co-founders of Green and Clean Air, a business based in Australia that puts air in cans and sells it to people struggling with pollution in Asia. 

SEE ALSO: 11 creative ways to use a water bottle instead of recycling it

The air is collected from iconic Australian sites, including the Blue Mountains, Bondi Beach, Tasmania and the Gold Coast, and sold for just less than A$20 a pop. You xcan also get a can of pure New Zealand air. Read more...

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New Zealand woman wants to know why big bras are always ugly

Why do bigger bras always have to be boring or ugly?

That's what New Zealand woman Charde Heremaia is asking in a rant in Kmart. She is wondering aloud why fuller figured women have to endure those "black, cream and white" bras for "grannies" in department stores. 

"I want some pretty ones that don't cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, okay," Heremaia said. Take note, Kmart.  

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Thousands gather in Toronto to memorialize former mayor Rob Ford

Thousands gathered in Toronto Wednesday to pay final respects to Rob Ford, their famous (and infamous) colorful former mayor who died last week at the age of 46 after a battle with cancer

Among the throngs were Ford's widow, Renata, son Doug and daughter Stephanie. During the funeral service, Stephanie had a poignant moment, saying, "I know my dad is in a better place now. He's the mayor of Heaven now."

Besides inside St. James Cathedral, many lined the streets to witness the funeral procession for the outspoken politician, as his casket was transported from City Hall, where Ford had been laying in state, to the funeral, and, finally, to his burial Read more...

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Use a Sheet Pan to Make Cooking Cleanup Easy

Sheet pans are pretty important kitchen items. With them, you can make prosciutto crisps, or a whole bunch of grilled cheese sandwiches, but they can also be used to catch vegetable peels and scraps, making cleanup a cinch.

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I've always peeled my veggies over the sink, but pesky peels can clog your plumbing, even if you have a garbage disposal. I actually almost ruined Christmas this last year by putting potato peels down my mother's garbage disposal. It was a bad scene, and I am forever ashamed.

Luckily, catastrophes such as this are easily prevented by just lining the sink with a sheet pan. Peel as usual, letting everything fall onto the pan, and dump in the trash when done. No fuss. No muss. No potato peel plumbing disaster.

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