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  • Why Cats Knock Your Stuff Over—and How to Stop Them

    1h By Patrick Allan and A.A. Newton
    Cats love to knock stuff over and push things off tables, which can lead to a lot of broken items. Are they mean-spirited goblins that hate your stuff? Sort of—but not exactly. Here’s the truth about this annoying behavior and how you can prevent it.Read…
  • How to Unlock That Hidden Debug Mode for AirTags in iOS 14.5

    2h By David Murphy
    Apple’s AirTags have a hidden debug mode that you can access pretty easily on your connected device (ideally, an iPhone). And while the features found within aren’t going to give you magical tracking powers, you can at least enjoy some of the data related…
  • Find the Best Spot on the Grill With a Slice of Bread

    2h By Sam Bithoney
    If you’ve grilled, you’ve probably burnt food on the grill. Do kebabs with leathery steak and perfectly done veggies sound familiar? Or perhaps a charred-yet-questionably done chicken breast? No more. Today marks the first step on your journey of…
  • How to Turn Your Dining Room Into a Fancy 'Restaurant' on Mother's Day

    3h By Meghan Moravcik Walbert
    As tradition dictates, mothers are meant to be served on Mother’s Day. If you do nothing else to celebrate, it is practically a requirement that someone—someone who is not mom—prepare a nice meal. For some families, that has typically meant scoring a…
  • How to Download Games Remotely With the PlayStation App

    3h By Brendan Hesse
    PlayStation 5 owners can remotely download games to their consoles using the PlayStation app—an incredibly convenient feature. Start a download while you’re out of the house and the game will be ready by the time you’re home, provided there’s enough…
  • Get Paid $1,000 to Binge-Watch Home Improvement Shows

    4h By Elizabeth Yuko
    Home improvement TV shows are nothing new. In fact, one of the classics—This Old House—has been on since 1979 and still going strong (Bob Vila’s gone, but Norm Abram still makes cameos). The difference now (other than many experienced builders,…
  • What to Do When Your Kid Hates School

    11:00am By Meghan Moravcik Walbert
    Plenty of little kids start off loving school in the early elementary years but eventually morph into grumbling older kids who’d rather be anywhere else, doing anything else than sitting at their desk all day. It’s understandable—the older our kids get,…
  • How to Forget Something You Don't Want to Remember

    10:30am By Elizabeth Yuko
    Whether or not we realize it, we’re constantly making an effort to influence our future memories. It could be something as simple as leaving ourselves a note or to-do list for tomorrow, or taking the time to pull out our phones to capture a particularly…
  • The First-Time Home Buyer’s Non-Terrifying Guide To Renovation

    10:00am By Marla Caceres for American Family Insurance
    This is part four of our four-part series giving tips and advice to first-time homebuyers, in collaboration with American Family Insurance. Check out part one,  part two, and part three to learn more.Read more...
  • Try Using a Bluetooth Scanner App to Find Unwanted AirTags

    10:00am By David Murphy
    There’s a chorus of voices that say Apple should do more to guard everyone—Android and iOS users alike—against unwanted tracking and stalking. I agree with them, and the entire concept of the AirTag made me curious. Can you track the trackers?Read more...
  • How to Spot a Predatory Lender

    9:30am By Mike Winters
    Most people are familiar with the concept of predatory loans—a lending practice that imposes unfair or deceptive terms on borrowers, often taking the form of payday loans or title loans with egregious interest rates. But what’s the distinction between a…
  • Get a Better Sear With a Grill Brick

    9:00am By Claire Lower
    I don’t know how to build anything with them, but I do keep a few bricks around for cooking reasons. Foil-wrapped bricks are super useful in the kitchen, especially when you need things to be flat and keep still. Bricks are also very useful in my new outdoor…
  • How to Tell If an Online Petition Is Worth Your Time

    Wed 5:30pm By Beth Skwarecki
    It’s easy to create a petition to complain about an injustice, and it may feel cathartic to sign one, but not all petitions have an opportunity to create change. Here are the factors that experts say makes the difference between petitions that make a…
  • How to Automatically Caption Your Instagram Stories

    Wed 5:00pm By Brendan Hesse
    You can now add a “captions sticker” to Instagram Stories that automatically transcribes your audio into subtitles without the need for third-party apps. This is a helpful tool for creators and audiences alike, as live-captioned videos are more accessible…
  • No, Night Mode Won't Help

    Wed 4:30pm By Beth Skwarecki
    When it begins to get dark out, you might notice your phone screen shifts to a more orange tone to help you prepare for sleep. Our bodies expect to only see blue light during the day, the theory goes, so blocking blue light at night should help us wind down…
  • 10 Vinegars You Should Have in Your Kitchen (and How to Use Them)

    Wed 4:00pm By Claire Lower
    I love acid. The vast majority of foods, whether savory or sweet, are improved by a hit of bright tartness. There are two main ways to get acid into your cooking: citrus and vinegar. All vinegars contain acetic acid—that’s what makes them sour—but…
  • Dude, Get a Security Update for Your Dell PC

    Wed 3:30pm By David Murphy
    Do you still own tech from 2009 or thereabouts? Maybe an old CPU or motherboard that’s sitting in a box in your closet “just in case” you need a backup? What about a Dell? If you or someone you care about happens to still be using a Dell computer…
  • Are ‘Ugly’ Produce Boxes Actually Cheaper Than Grocery Shopping?

    Wed 3:00pm By Mike Winters
    Do “ugly” produce subscription boxes actually reduce food waste and save you money compared to shopping in a discount grocery store ? Not quite, that’s mostly marketing—but they are still relatively cheap, reliable, and a convenient way to get veggies…
  • How to Time Your Kid's COVID-19 Vaccine

    Wed 2:30pm By Meghan Moravcik Walbert
    As the Food and Drug Administration prepares to authorize the use of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in kids ages 12-15 as soon as next week, parents should start thinking about when it makes the most sense for their child to undergo the two-dose vaccination…
  • A Beginner's Guide to Propagating Plants

    Wed 2:00pm By Kevin Purdy
    When you’re starting out with a garden, buying enough plants to cover the ground can seem really expensive. Instead, do what the pros do: Cut and plant stems and leaves, divide roots, and use ground layering to grow more of the plants you already have.Read…
  • How to Take Graduation Photos You'll Actually Like

    Wed 1:30pm By Sam Blum
    Graduations are a big deal, because in most contexts, you can only be photographed graduating once. Once your graduate has strode across the stage to collect their high diploma, you won’t have the option of do-over because you missed the vital moment. Read…
  • How to Get a Refund On Your Recalled Tread Peloton

    Wed 1:00pm By Elizabeth Yuko
    While 2021 has been great for Peloton’s profits—including posting their first $1 billion quarter ever—it hasn’t been as good on safety. It started in February, when the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received a report that a three-year-old…
  • How to Use Twitter 'Spaces' to Make Your Own Clubhouse [Updated]

    Wed 12:30pm By Brendan Hesse
    Twitter loves to innovate by “borrowing” features from its competition. Last year it was “Fleets,” its own version of Instagram Stories, and now Twitter is taking on the burgeoning social media app Clubhouse with its new “Spaces.”Read more...
  • How to Pick Environmentally Friendly Houseplants, Because Yours Aren't

    Wed 11:30am By Elizabeth Yuko
    When we think about our personal impact on the environment, our first thoughts might be switching to reusable shopping bags or conserving water and electricity. But what about our houseplants? Read more...
  • How to Unclog a Drain Without Calling a Plumber

    Wed 11:30am By Joel Kahn
    As long as there has been indoor running water, there have been clogged drains. But what do you do when your drain is backed up? Call a plumber right away? Pour chemicals? Well there are some simple fixes to try yourself before resorting to the nuclear option.…