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The USDA Updated Its Definition of  “Organic”

Words like “organic” and even “free-range” are more marketing language than anything else, but now the Department of Agriculture has changed that a bit. A new rule establishes stricter USDA criteria for foods labeled “organic.” Read more...

How to Make Your Voice Heard in Politics Between Elections

You don’t need to wait four years before you get your next say in how the government is run. Presidents get a lot of coverage, but there are also plenty of day-to-day decisions in government, both national and local, that shape our laws and lives. Here’s how you can make your voice heard before election day rolls… Read more...

The Debts That Don’t Go Away When You File for Bankruptcy

A lot of people think bankruptcy means all of your debts are immediately forgiven and you start over with a clean slate. That’s not often the case. Not only are your assets often liquidated, some debts also aren’t even dischargeable in bankruptcy. Read more...

Friday Open Thread:  Let's Get It Started

Good day to you all! Welcome to the weekly open thread, a place to talk about your projects, ask for help, build bridges, and just talk about what life (hacking). Read more...

You Don't Need Special Shoes to Lift Weights (But Good Shoes Can Help)

In gym circles, debates over gear like weightlifting belts, gloves, or shoes can get ugly. Either they’re a crutch or you’re a fool for not wearing them. But like belts, weightlifting shoes can help in some cases, but in others they’re just for show. The key is figuring out your needs, and your goals. Read more...

The Wi-Fi Speeds at 20 Airport Hubs in the US

Airport Wi-Fi is hit or miss. If you need to get stuff done while you wait at the gate or you just want to know what to expect before your next flight, the folks at Speedtest have ranked the U.S. airports with the fastest Wi-Fi. Read more...

Turn an Empty Six Pack into a Snack Carrier

The six packs that your bottled booze, soda, or water come in are great for carrying other stuff, like a backyard dining kit, for example. Here’s how you can turn one, and the bottles that come with it, into a snack carrier for car trips, or just tidy organization. Read more...

Chickpea Butter Is a Protein-Packed Alternative for Anyone with Peanut Allergies

You can do a lot with a can of garbanzo beans. You could whip up some hummus, use the liquid to stabilize some meringues, or even transform the chickpeas into a sweet, peanut butter like spread that’s not only packed with protein, but safe for those with peanut allergies. Read more...

How to Protest Safely and Legally

Hitting the streets to make your voice heard is a fundamental right in the United States, and it’s part of our country’s lifeblood. Whether you’re headed out in support or dissent, you should know what you’re getting into before you go. Even if you think the event is purely peaceful, someone else, another protest… Read more...

What “Buy for Quality” Purchases Do You Regret?

Sometimes it makes sense to spend a little more money on something if it will make your life easier, save time, or last for years. And sometimes buying quality or splurging on an “investment piece” is just a waste of money. What items have you purchased for quality that you regret? Read more...

New Year, New You Starts With Gummy Vitamins and More From Amazon's Sample Box

If you tell me you don’t like gummy vitamins, I’ll tell you you’re a liar. Want to grab a sample bottle of them, plus other things to make the new year healthier? Take advantage of this $15 sample box from Amazon. Get 15+ samples and a $15 credit towards select Nutrition and Wellness products. New year, new you indeed. Read more...

OneDrive's Latest Beta Frees Up Storage Space On Your Phone With Photo Backups

Android: If you prefer Microsoft’s OneDrive to backup your photos, you can now save space on your phone. When you upload more than 1GB of photos, the beta version of the app will ask if you want to delete the local copies. Read more...

Call and Ask to Have the Interest Rate Reduced On Your Credit Cards

Late fees can eat into your debt repayment plan, but having a high interest rate is even worse. Yet, most of us are more likely to call and ask to have a late fee waived. Try calling your card issuer and asking for a lower interest rate. Read more...

Steam Quietly Adds the Ability to Move Game Install Folders

While you’ve been able to change the default install folder in Steam for a while, moving games you’ve already installed has been a pain. Valve seems ready to fix that with a new feature that lets you move games with a couple clicks. Read more...

Will It Sous Vide? Fancy, Glorious Coffee

Hello sous vide fam, and welcome to a particularly caffeinated installment of Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Read more...

The Throwback Thursday Playlist

Thanks to the power of alliteration, Thursday’s a prime time to remember the rose-tinted days of just a few years ago. This playlist takes you back to the 80s, 90s, and 00s. Read more...

How to Watch the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Online

It’s almost time to swear in Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Here’s how you can watch all of the inauguration day events, no cable or TV required. Read more...

Remains of the Day: Instapaper Finally Releases a Firefox Extension

Instapaper has introduced an official Firefox extension that lets you easily save articles from the underdog browser. Sure! It’s a little nicer than just using a bookmarklet. That and more in today’s news. Read more...

Improve Your Sense of Direction by Ditching the GPS

Smartphones and GPS devices make it easy to get around, but they can also inhibit your natural sense of direction if you rely on them too much. If you want to be a master navigator of an area, you need to put the screens away. Read more...

Three Effective Techniques for Climbing a Rope

You may not have gym class anymore, but rope climbing can still be a good workout. And knowing how to climb a rope could be an invaluable skill in some emergency situations. Here are a few methods you can practice. Read more...

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