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How to Fly Spirit Airlines Without Losing Your Mind

Spirit Airlines gets a lot of crap . Most of the time, that crap is well deserved. They’ve ditched their lame attempts at bawdy humor and their CEO, which is a couple of steps in the right direction, but they’re still brazenly cheap and the epitome of uncomfortable, bare-bones flying. Show More Summary

The Long Road Ahead Desktop

Reader Alec submitted this simple, minimal Mac desktop to our Desktop Showcase, and it’s simple, understated, and looks great. Here’s how you can set it up too. Read more...

Use a Piece of Scrap Wood to Make Hanging Heavy Items Easier

When you hang heavy items, like large mirrors or framed art, you want enough support to keep it firmly on the wall, and using two hooks is the best way to do it—but hanging those hooks first and the art second can be tricky. Use a piece of scrap wood to make sure the hooks are the right distance apart. Here’s how. Read more...

Remains of the Day: Microsoft's iOS Keyboard Gets Built-In Search

Microsoft is adding some new features to their Word Flow keyboard today that already features a one-handed mode and predictive typing. Now you can also use it to search for GIFs, emoji, and pretty much anything through Bing. Read more...

What to Look for When Picking Out a Mini-Fridge for Your Dorm Room

You move into your dorm room, unpack all your stuff, and realize something’s missing: a mini-fridge. But you don’t want some crappy box that barely chills a few sodas, especially if you have to share it with a roommate. Here are the features you should keep an eye out for when you’re shopping for the perfect mini-fridge. Read more...

Make Your Vacation Feel Longer With Some Basic Cognitive Psychology

If you’ve ever had a week-long vacation that felt like it only lasted a couple days, it’s probably because you did a little too much planning and not enough living in the moment. Read more...

How I Stop Myself From Eating Too Much At Restaurants

I didn’t live through the Great Depression even though I sometimes eat as if I did. Despite a desire to keep thin I have a bad habit of clearing every last greasy morsel of rice or supposedly decorative garnish that’s put in front of me. Kicking this habit has helped me feel better about myself. Read more...

This DIY Machine Can Make Ice Cream Almost Instantly

The worst part about making your own ice cream is waiting for it to freeze. This clever DIY machine makes your homemade ice cream ready to eat in a matter of minutes. Read more...

Use Instagram to Find Places to Visit (and Avoid) on Vacation

One of the best parts of any vacation is finding that unsung local landmark. Perhaps it’s a neighborhood bar that blew you away, a cultural monument rarely mentioned in travel guides, or an amazing burrito from a street cart. Over on the New York Times, Jenna Wortham points out that Instagram’s a great tool to find these types of places. Read more...

These Dry Sacks Come In Sizes Up To 20L, But Cost $10 Or Less Today

We post a lot of deals on waterproof phone cases, but what about the rest of your stuff? For a limited time, promo code GQ78ZQQC will knock these Leader Accessories dry sacks down to as little as $4. Sizes range from 2L to 20L, and the prices rise with each tier, but even the largest will only set you back $10. Read more...

Spotio Gives Spotify on Mac a Rdio-Inspired Skin

Mac: Spotify’s darker design is great, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re nostalgic for the light theme of the now-defunct Rdio, Spotio is a clever little hack that’ll reskin Spotify to give it a similar look. Read more...

Adrenaclick Is a Cheaper Alternative to the EpiPen

If you carry an EpiPen in case of a deadly allergic reaction, you’ve probably noticed the price skyrocket over the last decade. The injectors now cost over $600 and still expire after a year, so it may be tempting to carry an expired EpiPen, or none at all. There’s an alternative, though: the Adrenaclick is a different device that delivers the same drug. Read more...

Build a USB Hub That Snaps Into a Raspberry Pi Zero

The Raspberry Pi Zero is great, but it’s lacking USB ports. Instructables user Sean Hodgins shares his project that adds four USB ports to the Pi Zero with a cleverly designed little board. Read more...

The Easiest, Tastiest Way to Use a Bunch of Zucchini 

Zucchini is a pretty versatile vegetable. It grills great on a kebab, fries up into crunchy little coins, and can even be used as a sub for noodles, but all of those iterations pale when compared to the spreadable delight that is zucchini butter. Read more...

How Professional Chefs Upgrade Frozen Pizza

Frozen pizza is fine. It is one of the least ambitious and yet completely decent meals you can make with almost no effort. But why not aim for more than decent? With a few added toppings, you can upgrade your cardboard pie to something resembling an actual meal. Read more...

How to Block Annoying Spam Calls and Texts In Android Nougat

Android Nougat wants to keep you and spammy callers as far away from each other as possible. Now, when you block a number, it’s blocked for all apps on your phone forever. However, it’s a little quirky right now. Here’s it works. Read more...

Slice Watch for Chrome Will Send You Price Alert Emails

Chrome: Slice is an excellent companion tool for online shopping . This week, they released Slice Watch, a browser extension that tracks prices automatically and emails you when an item you’re searching for drops in price. Read more...

Today's Best Deals: Quiet Generator, FreshWorks Containers, Burt's Bees

A powerful-but-quiet generator, Rubbermaid’s popular FreshWorks containers, and Burt’s Bees products lead off Wednesday’s best deals. Read more...

Kitchen Tool School: The Humble Y-Shaped Vegetable Peeler

I don’t know that there’s a kitchen task less glamorous than peeling potatoes. Peeling potatoes is dull, monotonous work, and the humble y-peeler (as opposed to a fancier swivel peeler) may seem like dull tool by association. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, as this so-simple vegetable peeler can do so much more than peel potatoes. Read more...

Stay at a New, Unreviewed Hotel for Great Service That’s Also Affordable

There are plenty of options for saving money on lodging . If you want top notch service, though, you can often get it at an affordable price by staying at a newly launched hotel. Read more...

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