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This week went through a whole life hack map: we learned how much protein we really need in our diet, strengthened our navigation skills with little-known traffic rules, went shopping at the dollar store, discovered how melatonin affects our sleep, and much more. May Six be with you as we head out for the weekend.

How much protein do you really need in your diet?

Getting enough protein is important whether you want healthy skin and nails to lose weight or get bulging biceps. But “enough” can be the difference between eating a few extra eggs and washing down a steak with a protein shake. Here’s how to find out.

These little-known traffic rules will help you drive smarter

If you are going to drive, you have to follow the rules and most of us are familiar with the basics. However, there are a few lesser known road rules. Maybe you learned them in the driver’s seat, but forgot because they are not as important as, say, stopping at a red light. However, they will help you navigate effectively and communicate silently with other drivers.

Eight Things You Can Get For Free On Your Flight

Airlines don’t have many benefits these days – in fact, they charge extra for basic services. However, there are things you can actually get for free, and Business Insider understands them.

Best things to buy at the dollar store

Dollar shops are a minefield of cheap junk and questionable food, but there are also great deals for what you use every day. If you know what to look for and what to avoid, you can make the dollar store the first stop on your shopping quest and get the most out of your pennies.

Your roadmap to the pre- Civil War Marvel Cinematic Universe

Captain America: Civil War hits US screens this Friday. It is the thirteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, valued at nearly ten billion dollars . It is also the culmination of a story between Iron Man and Captain America that spans nearly a decade of narrative. Here’s how to catch up before showdown.

How Melatonin Helps Sleep

If you have trouble sleeping, melatonin is a popular and simple remedy. It is effective for many people, has no major safety concerns, and is available as a pill or gummy for a penny per dose. However, this is also misunderstood: melatonin is not a traditional sleeping pill.

Teach your kids not to get in your way with this technique.

Children are impatient little buggers who don’t realize they’re being rude when they interrupt you when you’re talking. Here’s a simple technique to teach kids to get your attention better.

The best operating systems for your Raspberry Pi projects

If you’re new to the Raspberry Pi, this $ 35 tiny computer we all love, chances are good that you’ve downloaded (or purchased an SD card that includes) NOOBS . NOOBS makes getting started with the Pi easy and includes many different operating systems to choose from. Which one you should choose depends, of course, on your project. Here’s how to make the right choice.

10 best tricks to get around quickly and painlessly

Moving around can be fun, but packing up sucks. The luster and optimism of a new home quickly fades when you load your belongings into boxes so they don’t break down the road. Here are some tips to help keep things simple.

Ereader Showdown: Amazon Kindles Comparison

Amazon has somehow managed to create four different models of its Kindle e-reader. Each of the four models has its own strengths and weaknesses, so if you are looking to purchase one or more advanced models, let’s take a look to make your purchasing decision easier.

I finally found a doctor using modern technology

When most people look for a doctor , they try to find someone covered by their insurance near their home or work, and perhaps recommended by others. I’m looking for these things too, but what I really want – and, as I understand it, very difficult to find – is a doctor who uses 21st century tools such as email.

Film review scores are fundamentally flawed

Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic were our first stop in determining how good a movie is. Until recently, I had no idea how each site got its rating in the reviews. As soon as I found out, I realized that I was reading them all wrong.

The placebo effect is not a reason to buy trash

We all swear by something that we know probably won’t work. Maybe it’s vitamin C when everyone at work has a cold, or #bootea while dieting , or compression socks while running. “Even if it doesn’t work, what’s the harm?” we tell ourselves. In truth, it’s not harmless, and we are only kidding ourselves.

Build this two player arcade table from Raspberry Pi and IKEA parts

We showed you some awesome IKEA gaming tables and even a two-player coffee table mod , but this one takes our favorite emulation module, the Raspberry Pi, fits it into an affordable IKEA table, packs it in a pair of control sticks, and lets you use existing screens to play.


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