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The Simplest Way to Upgrade to Surround Sound Is Also One Of the Cheapest Today

Vizio’s 5.1 channel sound bar systems are the simplest way to add surround sound to any home theater setup, and refurbs of the 40" model are down to $210 on Amazon, the best price we’ve ever seen. Read more...

Running Your First Marathon, Avoiding Nuclear Fallout, and Rice Gone Bad in This Week’s Highlights

This week we looked at what the US Senate’s vote against internet privacy actually means, learned about the little-known perils of stale rice, prepared for the worst case scenario of actual nuclear war, and more. On the plus side, there’s new Netflix movies. Everything is fine! Read more...

30 Young Adult Books for Activists-In-Training

The earlier kids realize they can get involved with things and have the power to make a difference the better. These books, all for young people, highlight activism and resistance in their stories. Read more...

Bear Is the Perfect Balance Between the Bloat of Evernote and the Simplicity of Plain Text

When it first launched, Bear was an intriguing alternative to bloated note-taking apps like Evernote and OneNote, but it was still a little too new to dive into. After a couple minor iterations, I’m convinced it’s a worthy alternative for those sick of the bloat of other notes apps and for those who like the take-home… Read more...

3-Ingredient Happy Hour: A Refreshing, Springy Martini

Hello everyone, and welcome to 3-Ingredient Happy Hour, the weekly drink column featuring super simple, yet delicious libations. This week we’ll be sipping on an easy to mix, springy vodka martini. Read more...

Save $50 on One of the Best Chromebooks Money Can Buy

Acer’s Chromebook R 13 is the touchscreen Chromebook you’ve been waiting for, and now it’s $50 off on Amazon, matching an all-time low. Read more...

Experian's Fine Is a Reminder That You That You Don’t Just Have One Credit Score

 The whole credit industry is so complicated and, often, counterintuitive to good financial habits. It’s frustrating, and even more frustrating is the fact that you don’t just have one credit score. You have quite a few of them, and this latest news about Experian goes to show that this isn’t common knowledge. Read more...

Here Are Some of the Crappy Insurance Plans That Could Be Legal Again Soon

“Essential benefits” disappeared last night from the health care bill that aims to replace the Affordable Care Act. If it passes, health insurance plans would no longer be required to cover maternity care. Or hospitalization. Or emergency care. Or prescription drugs. That means these circa-2010 terrible health plans… Read more...

How I Learned to Take Better Photos By Digging Into My Camera's Exposure Settings

I shoved my phone in my husband’s face to show him a picture I’d taken of the New York skyline. “It’s good, right?” I asked, way too proud of myself because, frankly, it was not good. “Well,” he said. “Imagine how good it would look if you knew what you were doing.” I rolled my eyes but took him up on his offer to… Read more...

The Bedtime Routine That Helps Me Sleep Better When Traveling

I’ve visited all seven continents, which means sleeping in many different time zones and situations. After trying to sleep on cruise ships, airplanes, and in cities that come alive at night, I have the perfect bedtime routine that helps me fall asleep no matter how jet lagged I am. Read more...

Will It Sous Vide? Delicious Dal

Greetings sous-vide adventurers, and welcome back to a warm and comforting installment of Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. Read more...

BlackBerry Wants to Protect Your Phone From Prying Eyes

Do you ever feel like the person next to you on the subway is staring at your phone and reading your texts? Of course you do, because we all glance at other people’s phones and tablets during our boring commutes. I do, anyway. BlackBerry has a solution. Read more...

Deadspin Contracts That Void Themselves, And Other Ways NFL Teams Are Beating The Players | Sploid W

Deadspin Contracts That Void Themselves, And Other Ways NFL Teams Are Beating The Players | Sploid Watching These Precisely Crafted Wooden Joints Fit Together Is Deeply Satisfying | The Slot We Redacted Everything That’s Not a Verifiably True Statement From Trump’s Time Interview About Truth | The Root Leaked… Read more...

Fake News Sharing and Friendship Go Hand In Hand

Everyone is trying to crack down on fake news, but there’s still little understanding of why such preposterous information spreads so easily. One recent study may have revealed a very important piece of the puzzle, however: people trust their friends too much. Read more...

Senate Votes to Let Internet Providers Sell Your Web History

Today, the US Senate voted 50-48 to overturn broadband privacy rules that would have required internet service providers get consumer consent before selling their web browsing data to advertisers or other data companies. Read more.....

15,000 Steps Is the New 10,000

We’ve all heard the “walk 10,000 steps a day to be healthy” pitch, but new research says that, while 10,000 is better than nothing, it might not quite be enough. Read more...

What to Do With Leftover Hoagies, Subs, and Grinders

Though I’m fully aware that most of you have never seen or even heard of a “leftover sandwich,” I am in the habit of ordering foot-long subs, and this habit often leaves me with an extra six inches of sandwich. This is not a tragedy, but once the bread gets soggy, I am no longer willing to put it in my mouth. The… Read more...

What Kind of Bad Choice Are House Republicans Facing?

The American Health Care Act is scheduled for a vote in the House today. This puts Republican representatives in a tight spot. Is it a Sophie’s choice? A Hobson’s choice? A garden variety dilemma? Let’s take a look. Read more...

How I Use Rock Climbing to Practice Getting Over My Fear of Failure

Rock climbing is one hell of a strength-building workout. Not just for your upper body, but for everything. I recently joined a rock climbing gym in Los Angeles, paying $79 each month for something I actually love to hate. And yet I keep going because, in addition to training my body, I am really training to get over… Read more...

Instagram Rolls Out Two-Factor Authentication for Everyone

Instagram has finally pushed out the update they tested over a year ago that adds two-factor authentication to its accounts. Here’s how to set it up. Read more...

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