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Download These Creepy Zoom Backgrounds to Scare Your Colleagues

Halloween is going to look a little different this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have kids, you’ve probably already put a decent amount of thought into how to be able to give them some type of Halloween experience, whether that’s through creative use of face masks, candy chutes or DIY decorations. Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Lifehacks, Zoom, Zoom Backgrounds


Upgrade Your PC Gaming Setup Today With a New Respawn Desk ($50 Off) And Gigabyte G27F Monitor ($40 Off)

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Upgrade Your PC Gaming Setup Today With a New Respawn Desk ($63 Off) And Gigabyte G27F Monitor ($40 Off)

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How to Spot A Glitzy Star That Flashes Red & Green (And Isn't a Plane)

If you’re fortunate enough to live somewhere where the stars are visible, those of us who live in cities hope that you’re taking advantage of it. Sure, we can see the moon when it’s out—maybe an occasion planet if it’s bright enough—but not much beyond that. Then there are the moments when it looks like we can see a…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Stars, Lifehacks


How to Take the Classy Portraits Your Pet Deservesd

Judging by the amount of pet photos on social media, you’d assume taking a good one would be pretty straightforward. But if you’ve ever attempted to take a picture of a cat, dog, rabbit, hamster or other creature, you know that it’s actually kind of tricky. In motion, your pet probably looks cute most, if not all, of…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Pets, Lifehacks, Photography Tip


How to Take the Classy Portraits Your Pet Deserves

Judging by the amount of pet photos on social media, you’d assume taking a good one would be pretty straightforward. But if you’ve ever attempted to take a picture of a cat, dog, rabbit, hamster or other creature, you know that it’s actually kind of tricky. In motion, your pet probably looks cute most, if not all, of…Read more...
Tags: Photography, Pets, Lifehacks, Photography Tip


Calm Your Election-Related Anxiety By Spending Some Time With Polar Bears

The final presidential debate of this election season may be over, but we’re not in the clear yet—there’s another 10 days until Election Day, and who knows how many more days or weeks (or months) until there’s a result. In other words, these stressful times will continue for the foreseeable future. Plus, there’s the…Read more...
Tags: Animals, Anxiety, Livestream, Lifehacks


Check Your Spices to See If They're Part of a Recall Over Salmonella Concerns

Remember when we learned about food safety in school and were told not to put raw chicken directly on the countertop, or eat raw cookie dough, and that was basically it? Well, as you probably already know, that list has gotten much, much longer, and now includes foods you never thought could be an issue—like onions.Read more...
Tags: Recalls, Lifehacks, Spices, Salmonella


How to Get a Free Taco When Someone Steals a Base During the World Series

Do you like tacos? What about baseball? And free food? Even if only two of the three apply, you’re in luck, because the World Series is happening right now, and so is Taco Bell’s ninth annual “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion. Here’s how and when to get your hands on this deal.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, World Series, Taco Bell, Tacos, Free Food


Try This Program to Edit Audio and Video Like a Text Document

Learning to edit video and audio is tough, and complicated software interfaces don’t make things any easier. If that rings true for your editing experience, you may want to try Descript, a desktop video and audio editing program for Windows and Mac that transcribes videos and lets you trim, rearrange, and even update…Read more...
Tags: Podcasting, Lifehacks, Video Editing, Transcription, Descript, Audio Editing


How (and Why) You Should Wander Aimlessly

For many of us—especially before the start of the pandemic—walking was a means to an end, a straightforward way to get to a planned destination. Since COVID hit though, more people are walking around their neighborhoods or on trails simply for the benefit of their physical or mental health.Read more...
Tags: Meditation, Mindfulness, Walking, Lifehacks, Wandering


Strolling, It Turns Out, Is Good for You

For many of us—especially before the start of the pandemic—walking was a means to an end, a straightforward way to get to a planned destination. Since COVID hit though, more people are walking around their neighborhoods or on trails simply for the benefit of their physical or mental health.Read more...
Tags: Meditation, Mindfulness, Walking, Lifehacks, Wandering


How to Sell Your Leased Car for Profit

With used vehicles sales soaring 15% in the last quarter, your leased vehicle could be worth more on the open market than the cost of buying it out. With some finesse, you could pocket the difference and make some money. Here’s what you need to know.Read more...
Tags: Selling, Used Cars, Lifehacks, Automobiles, Dealerships, Lease, Car Lease


How Can I Find Out if My Partner is Interacting With Cam Girls?

I normally don’t like to wade into other peoples’ business, especially when it relates to their consumption of adult material on the web. As long as your hobbies aren’t illegal, super-creepy, or otherwise hurting other people, you’re free to do as you like. Read more...
Tags: Email, Advice, Porn, Computer, Lifehacks


There's Now an FDA-Approved Treatment for COVID-19

The FDA extended its first ever approval (not just an emergency authorization) for a drug to treat COVID-19. The drug is one you’ve probably heard of: the antiviral remdesivir, which has been in use in hospitals for the past few months. Read more...
Tags: Medicine, Fda, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


Should You Use a 'Dark Web Scan' to Protect Your Identity?

Identity theft is such a growing problem that it’s become almost routine—Marriott, MyFitness Pal, LinkedIn, Zynga, and even Equifax (of all places) have had high-profile online data breaches in recent years, affecting hundreds of millions of people. To help combat this problem, Experian and other companies are…Read more...
Tags: Privacy, Social Security, Marriott, Dark Web, Lifehacks, Identity fraud, Phishing, Credit Card Fraud, Identity Theft, Data Security, Equifax, LinkedIn Zynga


Tell Us Something Weird About Your Kid

The fun thing about kids is that they all have their own unique way of being so unapologetically weird. Especially when they’re very little and they have not yet been introduced to the concepts of self-consciousness or embarrassment, things like the following—shared by Reddit user u/Otterleigh—are normal and fun to…Read more...
Tags: Reddit, Lifehacks, Little Kids, Weird Habits


Tweak Your Work-From-Home Life for Better Health

In this weekend’s assignment for our October health reset, we’re going to look at the place where you spend most of your day: your workspace. Health isn’t just a thing that happens when you’re away from your desk; you deserve to support your well-being even while you’re working. Read more...
Tags: Home Office, Workspace, Lifehacks, Work From Home Life for Better Health


How to Take a Safe(r) Pandemic Road Trip

However you feel about road trips—whether you rack up the mileage on the regular or are still working through the trauma of family vacations that forced you to pack into a station wagon for hours on end—they are the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Road Trips, Lifehacks, Covid 19


The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide to Kid Culture: Election Time

It’s not just us Olds who are obsessed with the upcoming election. The kids are interested too, even the ones who are too young to vote, but they’re way less likely to get their information from Fox News or CNN, so this week I’m taking a look at how the youngins are seeing our upcoming election/national nightmare.Read more...
Tags: Teens, Video Games, Cnn, Fox News, Lifehacks, Olds, Tiktok


Can You Really Prepay Your Taxes?

In the third presidential debate, Donald Trump shrugged off his $750 tax payment from 2016 by saying he paid “millions and millions of dollars” in taxes “in advance.” And that $750? Merely a “filing fee.” Fact-check of that specific claim aside, can you actually prepay your federal income taxes? Yes, you can—but you…Read more...
Tags: Money, Taxes, Lifehacks, Donald Trump, Irs, Tax Refund


How to Scan a Barcode With Snapchat for Wine and Nutrition Info

Snapchat is best known for short-term photos and videos—and all its weird face filters—but the app can do a lot more than that. Once the latest Snapchat update hits your device, you’ll be able to “scan” food packaging to view its nutritional information. More importantly, you’ll also be able to look up tasting details…Read more...
Tags: Nutrition, Snapchat, Augmented Reality, Wine, Lifehacks, Visual Search


The Apple Watch Series 6 Is Already $20 Off

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Tags: Apple, Deals, Kinja Deals, Amazon deals, Lifehacks, Apple deals


What's New on HBO Max in November 2020

You really have to feel for HBO. For decades, the network has prided itself on being one of the first destinations for recent Hollywood movies to land once they’ve left theaters. That was a big selling point: Sign up for HBO, see the big movies ASAP. But because new theatrical movies basically aren’t a thing anymore,…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Lifehacks, Streaming Video, Coming And Going, HBO Max


Stop Calling Kids 'Picky Eaters'

Life is all about growing and learning and morphing (or attempting to morph) into the best possible versions of ourselves. As such, there is a certain thing I am going to stop doing, and I’d like you all to join me on this quest: I think it’s time that we stop calling certain kids “picky eaters.”Read more...
Tags: Kids, Lifehacks, Dinner, Meals, Picky Eating


What’s the Ideal Temperature for Your Refrigerator?

Have you noticed your milk getting frosty? Meat spoiling quickly? It’s likely your refrigerator is set to the wrong temperature. The FDA recommends keeping your refrigerator at or below 40° F (4° C), and your freezer at 0° F (-18° C) to keep your food fresh the longest and prevent the growth of bacteria that could…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Food, Food Storage, Fda, Fridge, Lifehacks, Refrigerators, Crowdhacker


Secure Your Twitter Account Better Than Trump in Less Than 5 Minutes

There’s a report going around that President Trump’s Twitter account was hacked—again—by a Dutch security researcher who just happened to guess the correct password: “maga2020!” I think the story is absolutely bogus, but it’s still a great reminder that you shouldn’t be lazy with your social media security. Locking…Read more...
Tags: Security, Apps, Twitter, Social Media, Password, Lifehacks, Two Factor Authentication, Trump


Reese's-Infused Vodka Is a Trick, Not a Treat

I am not above a themed cocktail, but Halloween cocktails that lean heavily on sugar are not exactly my bag (or plastic pumpkin). I am, however, willing to try nearly anything at least once, even if that thing is Reese’s Pieces-infused vodka.Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Vodka, Reese, Infusions, Reeses Pieces


Find Out if Any McDonald's Ice Cream Machine in the US Is Working With This App

One of life’s cruelties is not being able to order ice cream when you want ice cream. And that’s especially true if your local McDonald’s’ soft-serve machine always seems to be pasteurizing itself right when you want some—or perhaps even an ice cream sandwich.Read more...
Tags: US, Hack, Fast Food, Ice Cream, Mcdonalds, Lifehacks, Web App, McDonald, Any McDonald s Ice Cream Machine


Find Out if Any McDonald's Ice Cream Machine in the U.S. Is Working With This App

One of life’s cruelties is not being able to order ice cream when you want ice cream. And that’s especially true if your local McDonald’s’ soft-serve machine always seems to be pasteurizing itself right when you want some—or perhaps even an ice cream sandwich.Read more...
Tags: Hack, Fast Food, Ice Cream, Mcdonalds, Lifehacks, Web App, McDonald, McDonald s Ice Cream Machine