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The Hotel Chains With the Best Customer Satisfaction Ratings

When choosing a hotel, it’s good to consider amenities, hospitality, and quality in addition to price. These brands and chains are the hotels with the highest customer satisfaction marks for 2017. Read more...

Beware These Risky Cocktail Ingredients When You Go Out Drinking

While cocktails aren’t exactly good for you—alcohol is a toxin after all—some drinks can be more dangerous than others. These dicey craft cocktail ingredients can be found in bars all over the place. Read more...

We Tried Your Secret, Somewhat-Shameful Food Concoctions

Remember a few weeks ago, when I asked you all for your strangest, slightly-shameful, secret food habits? It turns out that you people are dirt bag geniuses, and were able to open my eyes to new and exciting ways to eat mac and cheese, instant ramen, and spam. Read more...

Pregnancy Doesn’t Make You a Better Athlete, but It Doesn’t Always Stop You From Being Awesome Either

Serena Williams may have been pregnant when she won the Australian Open, so the New Scientist asked whether her pregnancy may have helped—as if her previous 38 major titles were flukes. But this is a myth that’s been floating around for a while, so let’s talk about what pregnancy really does to an athlete’s body. Read more...

Bury Underwear in Your Garden to Test How Healthy Your Soil Is

There’s an easy way to test whether your garden soil has a healthy population of bacteria, worms, and more: bury a pair of 100 percent cotton underwear, and wait two months. Read more...

How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps

Every once in a while, an app like Unroll.me pops into the spotlight to remind us that we all tend to authorize a lot of apps to access our email and social media accounts without much thought. Sometimes, as in the case of Unroll.me, those apps get busy selling off our data. Now’s a good time to audit any other… Read more...

This Is How Long Certain Drugs Actually Stay in Your Body

We’re not encouraging anyone to do drugs, but we’re also not going to pretend that our readers don’t do any. If you do and have to, say, take a drug test for a job, it may be helpful to know how long certain drugs stay in the places they’re most likely to check: your urine, blood, and hair follicles. Read more...

What to Expect From Trump’s Plan for the “Biggest Tax Cut” Ever

On Wednesday, President Trump is set to propose a tax plan that would include “maybe the biggest tax cut we’ve ever had.” Here’s what he wants to do and what it means for you. Read more...

I Deadlifted 275 Pounds by Focusing on the Process, Not the Goal

In August 2015, I boldly proclaimed that I would become a “deadlifting badass.” In my own world, that meant being able to deadlift 300 pounds. I struggled with 205 pounds at the time, so 300 felt like a dream goal, the kind a 4-year-old might blurt out. Then, last week I finally deadlifted 275 pounds for the first… Read more...

How to Actually Enjoy the Painful Pleasure of Spicy Food

Spicy food is the best food, but between the painful capsaicinoids, the bloating from drinking too much water, and the inevitable sweating, spicy food can also be uncomfortable to eat. Here are some tips to enjoy the spice without the bloating, sweat, and tears. Read more...

This Interactive Map Shows You When the Weather is Best for Your Next Vacation

If you’re not sure exactly where you want to go on your next vacation, or you know where but are flexible on when you go, this interactive map uses 10+ years of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data to show you what the weather will be like. This first step in travel planning makes sure you’ll… Read more...

The Mechanical Engineer's Pocket-Sized Bag

Not everyone needs a backpack or shoulder bag. Case in point, Everyday Carry reader Hamada’s bag, which is pocket-sized, but packed full of a variety of tools. Read more...

The Best Place to Stand at Networking Events for Better Schmoozing

Networking is pretty important to getting a job and building your career, but networking events can sometimes feel like awkward mixers where you don’t know where to stand or who to talk to. One way to make them a little better is to stand in the right spot to catch people just as they’re looking for someone to chat… Read more...

Ransomware Is Being Hidden Inside Attachments of Attachments

Ransomware attacks are getting more and more clever as the public gets wise to them. The latest involves hiding a malicious macro inside a Word document attached to a seemingly harmless PDF file. Read more...

Running May Give You More Time Than You Put In

If you think running is a waste of time, you might want to reconsider. A new study suggests that one hour of running could elongate your life by nearly seven hours, earning you more time than you spend on the activity. Read more...

What's the Best Cooler? 

Beach season is here, and we want to know how our readers keep their favorite drinks cold while the sun is hot. Just be sure to check out the rules below, then kick off your sandals and head down to the comments to nominate your pick. Cheers! Read more...

Is YouTube Kids Purposely Training Kids to Watch YouTube Ads?

My 18-month-old daughter uses YouTube for two things: Peppa Pig and that Imogen Heap song that was designed to be baby crack. But the YouTube Kids app has another thing they want her to watch. Specifically, ads...for YouTube Kids. Read more...

Roll Your Own Unroll.me With a Google Script

Unroll.me, the newsletter unsubscription service, was just busted selling off more data than most of us thought possible, so it goes without saying that many are dumping the service altogether. Good news though, a Google Script can unsubscribe you from a ton of emails almost just as easily. Read more...

Text Your Members of Congress With Resistbot

Every night, my phone buzzes. “Hello Beth, it’s time to speak up to Washington again.” Sometimes I ignore it, and sometimes I dive in. Meet my new buddy, Resistbot. Read more...

Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Appealing

Put on your tin-foil hat, cover your webcam with a piece of tape, and wait for the imminent arrival of the lizard people because it’s time for some conspiracy theories. Over half of American adults believe in at least one wacky theory, but why are these absurd and complex ideas are so appealing? Read more...

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