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Colleges Are Using Price Discrimination—Here's How to Fight It 

You want to go to Tokyo, so you hit up Google Flights and do some research. Tickets are around $800, but you close your browser window and decide to look again later. A couple of months pass, and those same flights are now $1,200. What gives? It’s called price discrimination, and colleges use the same strategy to sell… Read more...

Clue, The Period App, Will Now Track Your Birth Control Pills 

Clue, one of the best period tracking apps out there, just added a new feature: you can now keep track of whether you’ve taken your birth control pills, and Clue will tell you what to do if you missed a dose. Read more...

"Lettuce Jam" Is the Perfect Use for That Last Sad Bit of Greenery

I hate to sound melodramatic, but lettuce and I are enemies. It’s not that I don’t like eating salad—I do—it’s that I never eat salad fast enough before my lettuce gets “weird,” as in “not technically inedible but kind of limp and not-so-fresh looking.” This makes me feel like a failure, and I hate failure. Luckily, … Read more...

What "Classified Information" Means, and What Happens If You Divulge It 

The media is ablaze over President Trump sharing classified information with Russian foreign officials—but what is classified information exactly? And what happens if you disclose it? Good news: You’ve been granted clearance to acquire this not-quite-top-secret knowledge. Read more...

Finally, Some Good News for Grads: Starting Salaries Are on the Rise

Headlines say the job market is improving, but it’s more likely that it’s just changing—the gig economy has saved workers from unemployment, but it’s also kept a lot of them from earning a full-time wage. Speaking of which, wage growth is in the toilet. It’s not all doom and gloom, though. There’s good news for new… Read more...

How Do You Stay Creative When the World Is on Fire?

It’s a little hard to focus these days. More crazy shit happened last night than we would expect in a week (month?) of, say, 2015. If you’ve got a creative job or hobby, how do you put the world’s happenings out of your mind so you can settle in and create something amazing? Or do you embrace the emotions you’re… Read more...

The MP3 Is Dead—Long Live the MP3 (Maybe) 

When the MP3 first came out in the 1990s, it was a revolutionary digital audio coding format that significantly reduced the file size of audio content. It dropped sizes by 95 percent. This changed the culture around listening to music: people could carry a massive number of songs on a small device instead of lugging… Read more...

Language App Duolingo Finally Added Japanese and It's Great

Duolingo is one of the best free ways to get started learning a new language, and they’re finally answering the pleas of wannabe polyglots everywhere by adding Japanese to their curriculum. Sugoi! Read more...

What I Learned from Weighing Myself 15 Times in a Day

The scale is fickle: we lose weight when we pee or when we do a sweaty workout. We gain weight when we eat or drink or put on a sweater. But how much does that kind of fluctuation really impact the numbers we see? I weighed myself fifteen times in one day to find out. Read more...

The OontZ Angle Plus Runs For 30 Hours on a Charge - Just $24 Today Only

Cambridge SoundWorks’ OontZ Angle is one of our readers’ favorite water-resistant Bluetooth speakers, but today, its larger brother is even less expensive than the original. Read more...

This Discounted Dyson Is Designed With Allergy Sufferers In Mind

Dyson dominates the list of our readers’ favorite vacuums, and the powerful Dyson Ball Allergy has a big refurb sale on Amazon, today only. Read more...

What You Need to Do Right After Graduating College 

Time flies when you’re figuring out how to navigate a post-recession economy. This year, there’s an entirely new generation graduating from college: Generation Z. And they’re facing a competitive job market and a still-uncertain economy. So here’s some expert advice for the latest grads entering the workforce. Read more...

Cut the Cord With Best-Ever Deals on Anker's New Qi Charging Pads

If your phone supports Qi wireless charging, it’s a great day to buy some new pads to scatter around your home and office, as Anker’s 5W and 10W PowerTouch pads are both on sale for all-time low prices. Read more...

I Bought a Pair of Overalls and Now I Will Never Wear Anything Else 

My “look”—if I even possess such a thing—is best described as equal parts “teenage dirtbag” and “someone who is allergic to pants.” My wardrobe is comprised of jeans, jeans that have been cut into shorts, t-shirts, flimsy dresses, and not much else. But a new garment has edged its way into my wardrobe—and heart—and it… Read more...

Hoover's $84 FloorMate is a Vacuum and a Mop, and Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Who among us has the time to both vacuum and mop our hard floors on a regular basis? Enter the Hoover FloorMate Deluxe, which uses cleaning solution, powered scrub brushes, and suction to do everything at once. Read more...

Your Reclining Airplane Seat Vs. The Lap Behind You: Who Owns the Air Rights? 

It’s annoying as hell when you have your tray table down, trying to work or eat, and the person in front of you reclines, narrowing the already tiny gap between your knees and their seatback. To retaliate, you recline your own seat—it’s your right, after all—and annoy the person behind you. It’s a frustrating domino… Read more...

Change Your Passwords: 560 Million Email Credentials Have Been Leaked 

You know by now that you should be changing your passwords regularly— every day there seems to be another cyber security crisis. If you haven’t changed your passwords recently, it’s now officially time: a massive database containing login credentials is floating around the internet. Read more...

How to Make a Freaking Pan Sauce

When I first started cooking for myself and others, I considered a steak dinner to be the epitome of sophisticated adult-ness, especially when served with an aggressively tannic bottle of red wine. I wasn’t bad at making the meal, but one element always eluded me: the freaking pan sauce. Read more...

How to Buy a Puppy Without Getting Scammed

Let’s talk about buying pets online. It’s not a terrible idea, if you can avoid the flood of online scammers waiting to take your money without handing over a puppy. If you’re really set on a specific breed or don’t have a shelter near you, keep these tips in mind so you don’t get taken advantage of. Read more...

YouTube TV Just Added 7 New Networks—Here's How It Stacks Up

YouTube is new to the television streaming game but the company is already adding seven new networks—AMC, BBC America, Sundance TV, Telemundo, Universo, We TV and IFC—to their basic $35/month package. So you can now get more for your money when you subscribe to YouTube TV—but there are some limitations to know about… Read more...

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