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Tips for Hailing a Cab in Popular Tourist Destinations Around the World

There are harder things in life than hailing a cab, but depending on the city, it can be slightly confusing. Travel + Leisure offers a few tips for getting a taxi, depending on the destination. Read more...

Make Friends As an Adult By Reconnecting With Acquaintances

Making new friends as an adult is hard. However, you might have more options than you think. If you know some people you haven’t talked to in a while, call them up again to make new friends. Read more...

Pick the Best Brownie Mix, No Matter What Kind of Brownies You Like

There are two types of brownie lovers: those who are fans of fudgy brownies, and those who prefer a more cake-like treat. It can be hard to tell what’s what when picking out a mix, but The Kitchn has taste-tested a bunch of boxes to find the best brownie for every type of palate. Read more...

Screenwriting Software Showdown: Final Draft vs. Celtx

In a world where people tell their stories on film from ideas that start on paper, there are two powerful platforms that provide all the tools budding screenwriters need: Final Draft and Celtx. One is the entertainment industry standard. The other is free for all to use. But this Sunday, only one can be the best in… Read more...

Make DIY Fire-Starter Pills With Paper and a Plastic Syringe

Good kindling makes starting any type of fire easier, whether it’s your barbecue, fire pit, or a campfire under the stars. These compact fire-starter pills make for great kindling and are super easy to make. Read more...

Gmail Sender Icons Adds Favicons to Gmail for Easier Skimming

Chrome: Favicons are great in browsers because they make it easy to discern one site from another in your tabs at a glance. Gmail Sender Icons takes that same approach to your Gmail’s inbox. Read more...

BatON Shows How Much Battery Is Left In Your Bluetooth Headset

Android: If you use a Bluetooth headset with your phone, you’ll want to know when its battery is about to die. BatON can monitor your accessories and give you a notification when you need to charge them. Read more...

Improve Your Day's Focus by Answering “What Would Make Today Great?” 

In our day to day, it can be hard to focus on the truly important things when everything seems important and to-do lists can be their own sort of hell. Instead of dealing with overwhelm, start by answering, “What would make today great?” to define the things that would make you happy that you did them. Read more...

Making Out is the Most Enjoyable Way to Prevent Tense Jaws and Headaches

Tense jaws are, quite literally, a pain. Like many people, I tend to clench my jaw when I’m stressed—or concentrating, or awake—which often leads to not only sore jaws but terrible tension headaches. Luckily, there is a very fun way you can loosen your jaw and prevent all this; you just need a make-out buddy. Read more...

Top 10 Productivity Tips From Former Presidents

Presidents’ Day is this Monday, which means it’s the perfect time to look back on how some of the greatest people this country has known got things done. Here are ten of our favorite tips from former U.S. presidents. Read more...

10 Clever Uses for Zip Ties

Putting common office supplies to new and interesting uses is definitely old-school life hacking, and one of the most versatile items you can use are zip ties. Here are ten things you can do with zip ties when you’re feeling like a cubicle MacGyver. Read more...

The Best External Drives For Your PS4

The clouds have parted, the heavenly choirs are singing, and the PS4 is finally adding support for external hard drives, meaning you’ll no longer have to perform minor electronic surgery to store more games on your console. But this begs the question: What drive should you buy? Read more...

The Most Common Cocktail Sweeteners and How to Use Them

If there’s one ingredient that most cocktails call for, it’s some kind of sweetener. But between all the syrups, sugars, and honeys, things can get confusing. Here’s what you need to know to mix the best drinks at home. Read more...

Remains of the Day: YouTube Ending 30-Second Unskippable Ads

YouTube will be phasing out 30-second preroll ads that you can’t skip. Sounds like good news! They say they want to focus on other, more engaging ad formats, but there will still be 15 and 20-second ads that aren’t skippable. That and more in today’s news. Read more...

Make Your Player's Handbooks Infinitely More User-Friendly With Some Tabs

Nothing bogs down an epic Dungeons & Dragons session like four people thumbing through a player’s handbook for 10 minutes. With a few sticky label tabs, you can find what you need without slowing your games down. Read more...

Giphy Collects Together Thousands of Animated GIFs to Help You Learn Sign Language

Knowing at least a few phrases in American Sign Language is always useful and there are few videos that are a more popular means of learning it than the Sign with Robert series. Giphy has teamed up with Sign with Robert to put together a ton of animated GIFs to help you learn a variety of phrases. Read more...

Build a Weird, Single Song Playing Music Player With a Raspberry Pi

Ever wanted to own a music player that plays one random song at a time? Probably not, because that’s ridiculous. Regardless, it’s a fun project, and over on Hackster.io, DIYer Alain Maur shows off how to build it. Read more...

Groceries Will Soon Have Practical, Standardized Expiration Dates

We’ve long known that the expiration date on groceries is a mess of different terms that mean absolutely nothing. Now, the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association have put together a plan that simplifies the label you’ll see on food. Read more...

This Trick Keeps Your Pushups Honest

A proper push-up takes you all the way down to the ground—but it’s easy to cheat by only going partway down. To be sure you’re getting the full challenge and benefit out of each rep, pick up your hands every time your chest hits the floor. Read more...

Be an Excellent Host and Give Out Bagels as Party Favors

You know what I miss about grade-school birthday parties? The party favors. Adults should give more party favors and, according to Kelly Conaboy of the Hairpin, those party favors should be bagels. Read more...

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