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Try Clearing Your Sinuses If You Have Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Dark circles under your eyes can be caused and exacerbated by a number of things, not just lack of sleep. One thing you might not know could cause dark circles: nasal congestion.


How To Prepare For Everything That Can Go Wrong On Your Trip

You want everything to go perfectly when you travel, but things almost never do. Here are some common ways your trip can be derailed, and what you can do to prepare for them.


Today Is 'Go Home On Time Day': Are You Taking Part?

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” This is the tagline to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It’s also the basic premise of “Go Home On Time Day”, which is currently in its sixth year. So who’s taking part this year? Anyone? Anyone?


Ask LH: Can I Use Two-Factor Authentication Overseas?

I want my email and the rest of my digital life to be secure, so I like the idea of two-factor authentication. The problem is I travel a lot. When I am in Europe or the US, I don’t use my Australian phone because I don’t want to pay for roaming, and because I may be away for months at a time.


Test Different Routes For Your Work Commute

Commuting, especially for hours a day, can be a drain. You might think there’s only one efficient way to and from the office, but if you test out other routes when you can, you may be surprised to find an unconventional route that’s a smoother or less stressful trip.


How To Prepare Your Body For Jet Lag (And Get Over It Quickly)

With long distance travel comes the insomnia, dizziness, and just out-of-it feeling we all know as jet lag. Luckily, just because you’ve been on a plane for several hours doesn’t mean you have to lose a day. These tips will help you before, during and after your trip to beat back jet lag as quickly as possible.


Resume A Failed Chrome Download With Firefox

It can be frustrating when a browser crashes in the middle of an important download. While Chrome can’t resume an interrupted or failed download, Firefox can pick up right where you left off.


Label Packages As 'Glass' Instead Of 'Fragile' For Better Handling

Ever get a package marked “fragile” that was obviously handled with no delicacy whatsoever? When shipping fragile items, you might have a better chance of it surviving intact by using a “glass” or “liquid” label.


Create A 'Lunchbox Zone' To Prevent Snack Thieves At Home

When you have kids in the house, you’ll often want to pack a treat or two with their lunch. Those sugary or salty snacks will tempt the kids, though, not to mention some adults. Creating a “lunchbox zone” in the pantry may help curb snacking.


Don't Pause! Stops Notifications From Interrupting Your Music

Android: You’re grooving to music on your device and suddenly there’s a quick pause — every time you get an email, text message or other notifications. Don’t Pause! prevents these annoying interruptions.