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Here's How to (Probably) Lock In Another Year of Amazon Prime For $99

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:53:00 GMT

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Try not to panic, but Amazon is raising the price of Prime for the first time in four years, from $99 per year to $119. The change goes into effect on May 11 for new members, and June 16 for renewing members. This is obviously disappointing, if not surprising given all the benefits Amazon’s added since 2014. But if…

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How to Delete All the Emo Tumblr Posts You Published Over the Years

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:00:00 GMT

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There might be reasons why you want to keep your Tumblr account but delete all your posts. Perhaps you land-grabbed an awesome Tumblr username or URL and you don’t want to give it up, but you’d rather people not know about how into anime GIFs you’ve been over the past few years, your dark obsession with Henry Cavill,…

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How to Talk to Your Kid About a Loved One's Illness 

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:30:00 GMT

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My father-in-law was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nearly 10 years ago. His tremor is noticeable and my daughter has known there is something that makes her Papa’s hands shake. For years, my wife and I chose to leave it at that because no other symptoms have been apparent to her, and she has not asked.

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Seriously, It's Time to Drop Wells Fargo

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:15:00 GMT

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Wells Fargo just can’t get it together. Last week, the bank was fined $1 billion by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for “unfair” insurance practices. Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Labor Department is investigating whether the banking giant has been pushing 401(k) enrollees from low-cost plans…

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Make Asparagus Soufflés Out of the Tough Ends

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:30:00 GMT

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Tender, sweet asparagus stalks are about as springy as it gets, but their tough, fibrous ends have to be removed before they can take their place at the table. These are usually tossed (or composted), but they can actually be used to make little green soufflés.

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Toss Your Dirty Detergent Cap in With the Laundry

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:00:00 GMT

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After you do a few loads of laundry, the measuring cap for your detergent can get all gunked up and sticky. If you’re tired of that, you can give it a thorough cleaning with your next load of laundry.

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Anker Upgraded Our Readers' Favorite Bluetooth Earbuds, and They're Just $22 Today

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:40:00 GMT

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Our readers voted Anker’s SoundBuds Slims as their favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones, but we may need a recount, as Anker recently released the upgraded SoundBuds Slim+, on sale for just $22 today with promo code ANKER411.

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Inside AMD's Quest to Build Chips That Can Beat Intel

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:50:00 GMT

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There are few gambles in the tech world as big as spending billions to build a new computer processor from scratch. Former AMD board member Robert Palmer supposedly compared it to Russian roulette: “You put a gun to your head, pull the trigger, and find out four years later if you blew your brains out.” Six years ago…

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Is This an Innocent OK Sign or a White Power Symbol?

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:22:00 GMT

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This post is about Kanye West’s week of MAGA. Sorry. As you probably heard, Kanye is back on Twitter, this time with a bizarre and escalating series of tweets that seem to endorse weirdo conservatives and even Donald Trump. Every tweet inspires an explainer. Yesterday Kanye tweeted a picture of himself in a MAGA hat,…

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Google Maps Is Giving Away Cheap Movie Tickets to Local Guides

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:15:00 GMT

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For the past three years, Google has been trading Maps reviews and content for small perks through its Local Guides program. Rate enough restaurants or upload enough photos from local hotspots and you can earn rewards ranging from discounted digital movie rentals to three free months of Google Play Music.

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What Not to Make in Your Instant Pot

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:00:00 GMT

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I really, truly love my Instant Pot and, based on the many blogs, recipes, and Facebook groups, the rest of the world does too. But, as with any hyped appliance, things are getting a little out of control. And knowing when not to use the Instant Pot can be just as valuable as knowing when you should use it.

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How to Snooze Emails in Gmail for iOS and Android

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:45:00 GMT

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iOS/Android: Google is rolling out a huge new update for its Gmail web app, and one of the most exciting features is the ability to snooze important emails. If you’re a procrastinator like me, but you prefer checking your email on a smartphone, you’re not out of in luck. The Gmail apps for iOS and Android also…

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What to Do if You Accidentally Delete Photos From Your Phone

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:00:00 GMT

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It happens. You’re absentmindedly browsing through your photos while enjoying a lovely view or a summery drink. You tap around—and then realize you’ve accidentally deleted a ton of photos on your device. You panic. Have you just lost your precious memories forever?

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Corporate America Is Conspiring to Keep Your Chocolate Shitty

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:33:00 GMT

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It’s been six and a half years since I moved to Washington, DC from my native Britain. My life here is great: The people are lovely, the weather isn’t quite so rainy, and the food is superb. Well, mostly superb. There is one significant area, and perhaps only one, where British food is superior to American food:…

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Hulu Will Give You Half a Year of HBO For Just $30

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:13:00 GMT

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With exclusive shows like Westworld and access tons of movies, including several recent hits, $15 per month is honestly not a lot to ask for HBO, which is what you normally pay when subscribing to HBO Now. But for a limited time, you can add the same library of HBO content to your Hulu membership for just $5 per month…

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How to Limit YouTube Kids to Play Only Human-Approved Channels 

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:30:00 GMT

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YouTube Kids has had some, um, problems with inappropriate, disturbing and sometimes downright gruesome content slipping past the algorithms created to keep young viewers safe. Videos of Peppa Pig drinking bleach. Mickey snipping off girls’ bikini tops at the beach. Conspiracy theories claiming the moon landing was a…

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How Long Should You Keep Your Tax Documents?

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:30:00 GMT

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Hopefully you haven’t misplaced or thrown away your 2017 W-2s or 1099s yet. While you may have made it through another tax season, you’ll need to file those docs away somewhere safe for the next few years.

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How to Get Hit by a Car and Live

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:00:00 GMT

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You step into a street you thought was empty—then you hear it. A car is careening toward you, tires squealing as the driver slams on the breaks. You have less than a second to react and save your life. Here’s what you do.

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How to Use Google's New Tasks App for iOS and Android

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:40:00 GMT

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Google Tasks has been around for nearly ten years. While digital to-do lists are great for keeping yourself organized, Google’s attempt always felt like a half-effort. With no official mobile app, you had to turn to a third-party app to access your tasks from your smartphone or tablet, or you had to pull up the…

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You Don't Have to Fry Green Tomatoes

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:00:00 GMT

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As the temperatures climb past Arctic levels and the birds spend sixteen hours a day loudly heralding the arrival of Doin’ It Season, the brief and glorious highlight of my year—tomato season—seems close enough to touch. Of course, it’s still a long way off, but green tomato season has only just begun.

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Thursday's Best Deals: Amazon Tech Sale, Ratchet Belts, Remote Control Wand, and More 

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:20:00 GMT

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We’ve worked our magic and found a one-day tech sale, discounted ratchet belts, a $35 Harry Potter remote control wand, and many more great deals.

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How to Block Other People's Likes on Twitter

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:30:00 GMT

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Twitter loves to ruin your timeline with all kinds of clutter. The worst kind is tweets from people you don’t follow, which Twitter shows you only because people you do follow “liked” them. Isn’t that what the retweet button is for? When Twitter added this “feature,” it didn’t add a way to turn it off. Thankfully, the…

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These Are the Rules About Roth IRA Withdrawals

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:00:00 GMT

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Roth IRAs offer tax-free growth and more flexible withdrawal rules than traditional retirement accounts, making them the savings product du jour for personal finance writers and bloggers. But to make the most of them, you need to know exactly what those withdrawal rules are, and they can get complicated.

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