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The Throwback Thursday Playlist

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:00:00 GMT

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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.

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How to Watch the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Online

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

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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.

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Remains of the Day: Instapaper Finally Releases a Firefox Extension

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:30:00 GMT

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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.

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Improve Your Sense of Direction by Ditching the GPS

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:00:00 GMT

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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.

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Today's Best Deals: 4K Samsung, Cordless Vacuum, Wireless Headphones, and More

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:54:00 GMT

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A lie-flat vacuum, a 55" 4K Samsung, and the most popular cold brew coffee maker lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web.

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Three Effective Techniques for Climbing a Rope

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:30:00 GMT

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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.

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Three Ways to Turn Down Work Projects Without Dodging Your Responsibilities

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:00:00 GMT

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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.

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

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:30:00 GMT

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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.

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

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:00:00 GMT

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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.

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Turn a Soup Can Lid Into an Emergency Whistle

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:30:00 GMT

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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.

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

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:30:00 GMT

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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.

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Use Up Extra Celery by Turning It Into a Salad Base

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:00:00 GMT

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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.

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Upgrade to the Best MicroUSB Cables With This $11 5-Pack

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:58:00 GMT

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Anker’s kevlar-wrapped PowerLine cables have been an immediate hit with our readers, and you can upgrade your entire microUSB cable collection today with this $11 5-pack. That’s a couple bucks less than the usual price for this pack, which includes a two 1' cables, two 3', and a 6'.

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These Simple Tasks Prepare You for Tax Season

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:30:00 GMT

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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.

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

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:00:00 GMT

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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.

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The Early Warning Signs of a Termite Infestation

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:30:00 GMT

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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.

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How to Turn Airmail Into the Ultimate Email App for iPhone

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:00:00 GMT

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Your phone is probably the device you use for email the most, and Airmail is one of the best iPhone apps to read, reply, and organize it. Airmail is all about management through customization, and while it’s fine out of the box, a little tweaking makes it even better.

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American Airlines Will Soon Offer a Cheaper Economy Fare

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:30:00 GMT

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Discount airlines like Spirit have forced the major carriers to offer cheaper flight options. These “unbundled” options are less expensive than the standard fare, but they’re also even more bare bones. American is the latest airline to offer a cheaper, unbundled fare.

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Cut the Cord With Four Pairs of Bluetooth Headphones, All $21 or Less

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:18:26 GMT

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You don’t need $160 AirPods to cut the cord; you just need one of these inexpensive Bluetooth headphones, on sale for $21 or less.

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Always Check Carry-On Size Limits When Flying on International Airlines

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:00:00 GMT

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If you can pack everything you need for a long trip in carry-on luggage, go for it, but if you’re flying abroad, keep in mind that carry-on size restrictions are often more frequently enforced on international carriers. Budget airlines in Europe are especially known for this, says Rick Steves.

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Make Your Dutch Oven Pull Double Duty by Flipping Over Its Lid and Using It as a Baking Sheet

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:30:00 GMT

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Dutch ovens are essential for tasks like braising meat and cooking up hearty stews, but they are also quite large, and take up more than their fair share of oven real estate. To use your Dutch oven to braise and roast at the same time, just flip the lid over.

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The Ideal Amount of Protein to Eat After Exercise

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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If you’ve read our article about eating enough protein and want to get really serious about getting the most out of your exercise program, then you might want to consider how much protein you eat after you exercise to get the most muscle-building benefits.

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This Cordless Vacuum Can Clean Under Your Furniture Without Moving It - Save $40 Today

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:46:42 GMT

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It’s 2017, and your vacuum cleaner shouldn’t have a cord anymore. Luckily, you can save $40 on this well-designed Bissell AirRam, today only.

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Create a "Comfy Couch" Fund to Give Your Budget Some Everyday Wiggle Room

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:30:00 GMT

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Your emergency fund is supposed to give you some peace of mind to cover expenses when times are tough. However, most times you wish you could spend a little extra aren’t emergencies. For those, give yourself a smaller “comfy couch” fund.

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