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This Dating App Matches Singles Based on Their Love of Bacon

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Many dating services vow to match their customers with someone who shares their priorities, ranging from religious affiliation to career choice. But until now, there hasn’t been an app built around what may be the most important sign of compatibility: bacon preference.

Sizzl, Oscar Mayer’s new dating app, pairs up singles based on their answers to bacon-themed questions. Users connect through Facebook and answer a brief survey that weighs factors like meat of choice and preferred level of bacon crispiness. The iOS app then couples customers with nearby bacon-lovers. But instead of swiping left or right, Sizzl offers the more subjective option of holding down a button for a certain amount of time to indicate level of interest. (Because does anyone on a bacon-themed dating app deserve a left swipe?)

The marketing stunt functions like a real dating app, allowing users to specify preferences for age and location. But when it comes down to it, a passion for smoked meat is the number one factor. 

[h/t: Mashable

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7 Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Memory
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Being cursed with a bad memory can yield snafus big and small, from forgetting your gym locker combination to routinely blowing deadlines. If your New Year's resolution was to be less forgetful in 2018, it's time to start training your brain. The infographic below, created by financial website Quid Corner and spotted by Lifehacker Australia, lists seven easy ways to boost memory retention.

Different techniques can be applied to different scenarios, whether you're preparing for a speech or simply trying to recall someone's phone number. For example, if you're trying to learn a language, try writing down words and phrases, as this activates your brain into paying more attention. "Chunking," or separating long digit strings into shorter units, is a helpful hack for memorizing number sequences. And those with a poetic bent can translate information into rhymes, as this helps our brains break down and retain sound structures.

Learn more tips by checking out the infographic below.

[h/t Lifehacker.com.au]

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