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What to Do if a Late Frost Damages Your Plants

Spring weather can be pretty fickle in many parts of the country. One day it’s sunny and in the 60s, and the next there’s a blizzard. If you decide to take advantage of one of those nice days and prep or plant a spring garden, then wake up the next morning to find to a fresh coat of frost covering your plants and/or…Read more...
Tags: Biology, Environment, Flower, Plants, Lifehacks, Frost, Leaf, Tulip, Bulb, Human Interest, Pruning, Branches Of Biology, Plant Morphology, Gardner Sandra Goss, Plant Stem


How to Participate in Research on Which Beers Cause the Worst Hangovers

For some people, drinking is a science. They know exactly how much they can drink, what to eat, and when to go to bed to ensure that their hangover is minimized. Well, now that’s a thing you can get paid to do—for research purposes. Just think of it as being professionally hungover. Here’s what to know about the…Read more...
Tags: Alcohol, Beer, Alcohol Abuse, Lifehacks, Headaches, Hangover, Drinking Culture, Psychoactive Drugs


Get Free Chicken Nuggets at Wendy's This Week

Most fast food chains, at this point, have gotten into the free food game—throwing certain complimentary menu items in with your order when you buy something else. Occasionally, you’ll get truly lucky and it’ll be a no-purchase-necessary situation.Read more...
Tags: Restaurants, Fast Food, Food And Drink, Mcdonalds, Lifehacks, American Culture, Wendy, Nuggets, Krispy Kreme, Fast Food Restaurant, Chicken Nugget, Golden Arches, Convenience Foods, Chicken As Food, Hospitality Recreation, Wendy S


Turntable.fm Is Back, and Here's How It Works

The beloved social media music site Turntable.fm is making a surprise comeback nearly eight years after it was shut down in 2013. In fact, there are two new versions: The original Turntable.fm, recently resurrected by founder Billy Chasen, and the mobile-focused Turntable.org, created by several Turntable.fm alums.Read more...
Tags: Microsoft, Password, Lifehacks, Soundcloud, Webmail, Outlookcom, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, Billy Chasen, Turntablefm, Turntableorg


The Essential Sneakerhead Starter Pack, According to Jacques Slade

If you’re even casually into sneakers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen one of Jacques Slade’s videos in your YouTube recommendations. Maybe you’re even a fan of his already—after all, Slade is one of the most popular personalities in sneaker YouTube or even sneaker media at large.Read more...
Tags: Fashion, Shoes, Nike, Adidas, Sony, Lifehacks, Air Force, Yeti, Footwear, Kevin Durant, Nike Inc, Slade, Air Jordan, Nike Air Max, Sneaker, Jacques Slade


Ask These Questions at Your Next Job Interview

Interviews are a two-way street. As much as the interviewer is taking a microscope to you and your skills, you’re analyzing whether the company is genuinely the right fit for you. Asking questions during your interview helps you understand the company culture and is key to a successful interview. Job hunting site…Read more...
Tags: Labor, Interview, Articles, Human Behavior, Recruitment, Job Interview, Lifehacks, Chegg, Question, Survey Methodology, Observation, Human Communication, Liza Kirkpatrick, Unstructured Interview


How to Find Success Within Your Failures

There might be no better representation of failure than when a project you’ve been working on explodes spectacularly in front of an audience of thousands. When SpaceX CEO Elon Musk does it—like his company arguably did at the very tail end of its Starship prototype launch on Wednesday—the agony of failure is made…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Lifehacks


Water-Resistant vs. Waterproof: the Best Smart Watches with Protection from The Elements

Your watch is designed to live on your wrist, so you shouldn’t have to baby it—every scratch, ding, and splash of water should be a reminder of the baller life you lead. (Okay, most of my dings come from smacking it against the door, but I can pretend.) And while electronics and water usually don’t mix, today’s best…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks


Why You Need Alone Time

There’s a name for the feeling of sadness we get if we spend too much time alone: We are lonely. But what about the negative feelings that can come from not spending enough time alone?Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Human Interest, Robert Coplan


How to Make Vertical Tabs Better in Edge Chromium

Update your Edge Chromium browser today, and you’ll get a fun little prompt asking you whether you want to enable the browser’s new Vertical Tabs feature. As one who always likes trying new things, I decided to take my browser’s suggestion.Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Microsoft, Web Browsers, Software, Lifehacks, Freeware, Vivaldi, Chromium, Tab, Microsoft Edge, Cloud Clients, Portable Software, Finger Tab


Make a Streamlined Dirty Martini With Freezer-Cold Gin

I love drinking martinis—all kinds of martinis—but the salty, ice-cold dirty martini is my first gin-based love. They are particularly good when consumed in an inflatable hot tub, which is where I do most of my drinking these days.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Bartending, Martini, Gin, Refrigerator, Vodka Martini, Vermouth, Cocktail Glass, Mixed Drinks, Hospitality Recreation, Distilled Drinks


Create a Backyard 'Mud Kitchen' for Your Kids This Spring

As the ground outside starts to thaw and we coax our kids back into regular outdoor play, it might be time to get them set up with nature’s greatest sensory activity—the mud kitchen.Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Childhood, Learning, Films, Articles, Play, Lifehacks, Mud, Cinema of the United States, Hospitality Recreation, Japanese Kitchen, Mud Pie, Katie Lear


It's Not Too Early to Plan Your Next Vacation

Fewer than 10% of Americans have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but that fact hasn’t deterred many from getting excited about their post-pandemic lives (especially the governors of Texas and Mississippi, but that’s a separate issue). After a year of lockdowns, it seems we’re all feeling cooped up:…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Mississippi, Medicine, Vaccination, Airbnb, Vaccine, Yougov, Lifehacks, Us Virgin Islands, Virology, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Health Sciences, Presidency Of Donald Trump, Medical Specialties, Covid 19 Vaccine, Hospitality Recreation


How to Make WhatsApp Voice and Video Calls on Desktop

WhatsApp is finally letting you make voice and video calls to and from the desktop app. The feature works on Windows 10 version 1903 and newer and macOS 10.13 and newer, and lets you call any of your contacts as long as they’re online and using a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer.Read more...
Tags: Social Media, Smartphone, Whatsapp, Software, Windows 10, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Computer Architecture, Instant Messaging Clients, macOS, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


How to Stop Yourself From Wasting Money on Health Gimmicks

Whenever I see a compelling ad for a new health or fitness product or hear about a tantalizing trend, I must admit I’m as tempted as anybody else. Sometimes stuff looks cool! I imagine myself like the people in the ad, reaping the benefits being promised—and then I snap out of it, and ask myself two questions. Read more...
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Problem Solving, Lifehacks, Educational Psychology, Neuropsychological Assessment


How to Watch Oprah Interview Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan

America’s fascination with the British monarchy is nothing new—especially when it comes to all the drama within the family. And lots of that dirty laundry is likely to be aired today with the release of the interview between Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and a member of the American…Read more...
Tags: America, Netflix, Harry, Lifehacks, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Meghan, Human Interest, House of Windsor, Businesspeople, Meghan Harry, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Duchess Meghan, Megxit, American Writers, Entertainment Culture


11 Secrets to Building a Better Salad

It would surprise most people to know that my bologna-loving self is really good at making delicious salads. Even self-proclaimed salad haters have been wooed by my artfully arranged piles of leaves and stuff. As one might expect, I have many strategies, tips, and tricks for making special-tasting salads, and I would…Read more...
Tags: Food And Drink, Lifehacks, Salads, Cuisine, Foods, Garde Manger, VINAIGRETTE, Salad Dressings, AA Newton, Hospitality Recreation, Italian Dressing, Bean Salad, Better Salad


Step on a Eufy Smart Scale C1 for Just $20

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How Do I Restore Access to a Hacked Facebook Account?

No need to say “quit Facebook” in the comments on this one. For those sticking around on the social service—and there are many of you, it seems, considering the company’s total number of active users ain’t exactly trending down—there’s a lot you can and should do to secure your account. However, if someone breaks…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, Software, Password, Computing, Oculus, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Social Information Processing, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, S Tech, Password Notification Email, Privacy Concerns Of Facebook


Start Preparing Your Kids for Daylight Saving Time Now

When we spring our clocks forward an hour next Sunday, March 14, we will be left feeling groggy and maybe a little cranky as Monday morning comes even sooner than we’d like. Adults don’t typically enjoy feeling slightly sleep-deprived, but we double-up on coffee and power through. Small children, on the other hand,…Read more...
Tags: Medical Terminology, Sleep, Biology, Obesity, Lifehacks, Sleep Deprivation, Screen Time, Bedtime, Daniel Lewin, Branches Of Biology, Neurophysiology


10 Reasons Paramount+ Is a Streaming TV Paradise

I know, I know, who needs another new streaming service in 2021, right? But Paramount+, which launched today, isn’t technically new—it’s just a beefed-up version of CBS All Access, augmented to take advantage of all the synergy created by the 2019 merger between CBS and Paramount Pictures’ parent Viacom.Read more...
Tags: Television, Star Trek, Netflix, Cbs, Lifehacks, Paramount Pictures, David Lynch, Paramount, Lucy, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Cbs All Access, Spongebob Squarepants, Doug, Drew Carey, Daria


What It Means to Be Immunocompromised, and Why It Matters

You may not realize it, but you probably know at least one person who is immunocompromised. Immunocompromised, or immunosuppressed, people are more vulnerable to infections and have a harder time fighting them off. You wouldn’t necessarily know it from looking at us, however.Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Immune System, Airbnb, Lifehacks, Vaccines, Immunology, Lupus, David Vetter, National Psoriasis Foundation, Autoimmune Disease, Hivaids, Clinical Medicine, Medical Specialties, Health Medical Pharma, Immune Disorder, Autoimmunity


Earn $1,000 to Watch the First Five Seasons of 'Friends'

So no one told you that life a year into a global pandemic was going to be this way? (No jaunty claps—the virus doesn’t deserve it.) Maybe you started off strong: making the banana bread, doing the puzzles, learning how to knit and garden.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, First Five Seasons of Friends


Ask New Parents If They're Ready for Visitors

Welcoming a new baby into your life can be a wonderful, joyous time; it can also be exhausting and overwhelming as hell. Especially if it’s your first child, it’s hard to predict how you’ll feel in the immediate aftermath—and whether you’ll want visitors around much (if at all) in those early days. One might imagine…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Ask, Human Interest


The Best Home Security Cameras, According To Our Readers

Cameras aren’t just useful for finding intruders; they can help us keep an eye on the kids during work or make sure your dog isn’t getting into trouble behind your back. In an age where we’re stuck at home, we wanted to know the systems that they were using to keep track of their domain. Earlier this week, we asked…Read more...
Tags: Security, Video, Technology, Microsoft, Articles, Intel, Surveillance, Camera, Lifehacks, Ring, Digital Camera, IP Camera, Crime Prevention, Anke, Closed Circuit Television, Technology Internet


How Do You Start a Relationship in Quarantine?

Not all advice need be professional. Sometimes your problems merit a bit of unvarnished honesty from a dude equipped with nothing more than a computer and a conscience. Luckily for you, I’m that guy. Welcome back to Tough Love.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Sam, Human Interest


How to Back Up iCloud Photos and Videos to Google

We’ve talked a lot lately about leaving Google Photos for other services, mainly because it’s been a bit of a shock to watch this super-useful free storage service turn subscription (once you hit your storage cap of 15GB across all Google services). Such is the way of things, though. And if you still prefer Google’s…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Icloud, Apple Id, Google Photos, Webmail, Apple Inc, Apple Photos, Human Interest, Cloud Applications, MMV, Google Services, Data Synchronization


How to Get a Refund for Your Streaming Purchase

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, and Premier Access with Disney+ are all popular platforms that offer purchasing options for digital media. But what happens if you don’t want the product in the end? How do you return a purchase you’ve come to regret? Read more...
Tags: Disney, Lifehacks, Amazon Prime Video Apple


Most 'HIIT' Workouts Aren't Really HIIT

High intensity interval training made headlines in the 2010s with one specific claim: that short bursts of hard work can give the same aerobic benefits as longer sessions of jogging or cycling. But the HIIT videos you can stream today have very little to do with the original model, and many of them aren’t worth your…Read more...
Tags: Fitness, Running, Lifehacks, HIIT, Physical Fitness, Strength Training, Interval Training, Physical Exercise, Aerobic Exercise, High Intensity Interval Training, Martin Gibala, Anaerobic Exercise


Record and Share Your Best Mobile Gaming Clips With GameOn

Despite the rising popularity of mobile gaming, it’s a lot harder to record or stream your smartphone games than your console games. To help bridge that gap, Amazon launched GameOn, a YouTube-like social media platform and video app for mobile gaming. Users can watch and follow content creators in the app, or use it…
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Software, Computing, Clips, Lifehacks, Twitch, Mobile App, Video Editing Software, Gameon, Mario Kart Tour, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology Internet, Gameon A Youtube Like Social Media Platform