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How To Double Your Holidays In 2017

When was the last time you had a really good holiday? If you're currently scratching your head, take note. With a little strategic planning, it's possible to score five luxurious vacations totalling more than eight weeks off work without resorting to unpaid leave. Here's how to pull it off. More »      

How To Turn 20 Days Of Annual Leave Into 42

When was the last time you had a really good holiday? If you're currently scratching your head, take note. With a little strategic planning, it's possible to score five luxurious vacations totalling more than eight weeks of paid time off work. Here's how to pull it off. 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...

Should You Be Worried About Meitu App Security And Privacy Fears?

Just as Meitu, the insanely popular mobile app that 'anime-fies' your face, has gone viral in the Western world, so has security and privacy concerns over the amount of data it collects on its users. Some security researchers have noted...Show More Summary

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...

ProtonMail Now Lets You Connect To It Through The Tor Network

In the past, we've talked about ProtonMail, a free and open source email service that lets you send and receive encrypted emails easily. Now the service is adding an extra layer of security by opening up an option for users to access their inbox through the Tor network. Here's what you have to know. 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...

Three Ways to Turn Down Work Projects Without Dodging Your Responsibilities

The benefits of saying yes to a new project are pretty obvious. It’s what a team player would say and it’s a way to demonstrate that you’re ready for new and exciting responsibilities. Read more...

Use Dropbox to Store a Mac's Settings for Easy Configuration When You Get a New Computer

If you tend to set up a new Mac the exact same way as your old Mac, you know how tedious it can be to go and download files, tweak settings, and mess around with various preference panes. Blogger Jacob Salmela shows of a way to use Dropbox to save all those settings. Read more...

Zoho Notebook Is a Card-Based Evernote-Alternative for Android, iPhone, and Mac

Android/iPhone/Mac: You have tons of options for notes apps, including heavyweights like Evernote and OneNote. Zoho Notebook takes the same catch-all approach as Evernote and OneNote, but has a few design ideas of its own. Read more...

Turn a Soup Can Lid Into an Emergency Whistle

A survival whistle is a must in any good bug out bag, but if you don’t have one, or you’re stuck without a way to signal to others where you are, a soup can lid will do the trick. This video from Specific Love Creations shows you how to make one, even if you need to open a can to do it. Read more...

NewsOn Streams Local News from Around the Country to Your Browser, Smartphone, or Roku

Web/Android/iOS/Roku: Whether you just want to keep up with the news in your community when you travel, or you’re curious how issues are presented on networks around the country, NewsOn can show you. The service has local news from over 170 stations to stream, all for free, to virtually any device. Read more...

Use Up Extra Celery by Turning It Into a Salad Base

A lot of recipes call for celery, but it’s usually only a stalk or two, leaving you with a whole bunch of stringy, green sticks to use up. Luckily, Bon Appetit has come up with a whole bunch of uses for it, and not one of them involve ants or logs. Read more...

How to watch the inauguration - CNET

Discover the many ways you can live stream the 2017 presidential inauguration without a cable subscription.

These Simple Tasks Prepare You for Tax Season

It seems early to think about taxes, but the beginning of the year is the best time to get started. April creeps up quickly, after all, and you want to be prepared. Rockstar Finance suggests a few simple tasks to get the ball rolling. Read more...

Baby Wearables Selling “Peace of Mind” Are Just Bad Medical Devices

Earlier this month, we saw a bunch of clever new baby-related gadgets make their debut at the Consumer Electronics Show. While some might prove useful—I would have killed for a breast pump like Willow—others are more likely to drain parents’ wallets without providing anything of real value. Read more...

8 Strange Funeral Customs From Around the World

From your side of the world, saying goodbye to the dead might mean burial or cremation. For others, funerals are more than just burying the dead. Call it weird, strange, bizarre, or even crazy, but here are eight unconventional waysShow More Summary

The Early Warning Signs of a Termite Infestation

No one wants their home to become termite food. Getting rid of termites and repairing the damage are stressful and expensive, so one of the best things to protect your property is find them before they can do massive damage. Here’s how. Read more...

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