How To Use Facebook’s New ‘Messenger Rooms’

How To Use Facebook’s New ‘Messenger Rooms’

If you use Facebook or Facebook Messenger, you’ve probably seen notifications prompting you to try out the new “Messenger Rooms” feature. Messenger Rooms are basically a free and simpler alternative to video chat apps like Zoom, Teams or Google Meet. Instead of being a separate product, they’re integrated directly into…

Everything You Can And Can’t Do With Facebook’s New Avatars

Everything You Can And Can’t Do With Facebook’s New Avatars

I hate rollouts. I really do. Whenever a company announces some new, awesome feature, but drops the phrase “rolling out” into the description, I can’t tell you how annoyed I get. Invariably, it means I have to wait a week or more to try something out while seeing everyone I…

How To Try Microsoft’s New Family Safety App

How To Try Microsoft’s New Family Safety App

Microsoft announced its new Family Safety app back in March, and you can now sign up for a limited preview of the app on iOS or Android. The idea behind the app is to give parents a glimpse at how their kids are spending time on their devices, so they…

How To Use Bleach Without Ruining Your Clothes

How To Use Bleach Without Ruining Your Clothes

Bleach is useful for keeping your clothes looking fresh and bright. It can also be bad news for your favourite shirt if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you aren’t used to it, using bleach may be a little intimidating—so here’s how to do so with confidence while doing…

A Use For Those Dumb Whiskey Stones Someone Gave You

A Use For Those Dumb Whiskey Stones Someone Gave You

I rarely feel bad for men. Most of the time, they are kind of hard to feel bad for. But I feel bad for them when I read the gift guides aimed at them. Nearly every guide of gifts for brothers, fathers, husbands and lovers (ew) contains “leather box for…

How To Remove Super Glue From Practically Anything

How To Remove Super Glue From Practically Anything

If you’ve ever accidentally broken an irreplaceable commemorative plate or needed a quick way to fix the between-the-toes part of your flip flops, chances are you’ve used Super Glue (yes, it’a an official brand name, like Xerox or Kleenex). And while that one little tube can take on a lot…

How To Get Rid Of Pins And Needles In Your Hands

How To Get Rid Of Pins And Needles In Your Hands

It happens when you least expect it: one minute your hand is functioning as usual, and then next it’s partially numb, but also feels like you’re getting pricked by pins and needles. In other words, your hand fell asleep.

What Exactly Is The Stock Market?

What Exactly Is The Stock Market?

Even if you have a retirement account or other investment portfolio, you might be confused about what the stock market actually is. So let’s sort it out.

Use These Gestures To Zip Through YouTube Videos

Use These Gestures To Zip Through YouTube Videos

Tapping around your screen is for suckers. If you really want to navigate your way through the YouTube app on Android and iOS, there are four gestures worth knowing about—and odds are good you’ve already stumbled across one (or most) of them during your daily YouTube binges.

How To Swaddle A Baby

How To Swaddle A Baby

Generally speaking, babies and sleep and blankets do not go hand-in-hand. For many years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended babies be put to sleep on their backs, on a firm sleep surface free from loose bedding or soft objects. There’s one exception to this no-blanket dictate: the swaddle.

How To Find Your Most Productive Time Of Day

How To Find Your Most Productive Time Of Day

Whether you’re a seasoned work-from-homer or still adjusting to it in these Pandemic Times, you’ve probably run into the whole “all hours are now potential work hours” problem. Without distinct separation between home and office, it’s hard to know when to work and when not to—especially when you’re combining work…

Play This NPR Podcast Interview With Grover For Your Kids

Play This NPR Podcast Interview With Grover For Your Kids

Grover, like the rest of us, has been practicing social distancing since the pandemic began. Anya Kamenetz and Cory Turner, hosts of NPR’s Life Kit podcast, interviewed the beloved Sesame Street character this week, and he disclosed that he is a “delivery monster” right now, picking up and delivering groceries…

Do Different Kinds Of Alcohol Make You Different Kinds Of Drunk?

Do Different Kinds Of Alcohol Make You Different Kinds Of Drunk?

When your friend gets tipsy and starts rambling about how tequila turns her into a savage party monster, and then your other friend vehemently calls bullshit, calmly put your hands up and say this: “Friends. Please. I got this.” And then explain to them what I’m about to explain to…

The Best Popcorn Toppings That Aren’t Butter Or Salt

The Best Popcorn Toppings That Aren’t Butter Or Salt

Photo by Georgia Vagim on Unsplash Awards season is rapidly approaching, which means you should be watching lots of movies – so that you may express your smart and good movie opinions – and eating lots of snacks. A big bowl of fluffy, flavorful popped corn is the obvious, correct…

Making Your Own Sour Cream Is Extremely Worthwhile

Making Your Own Sour Cream Is Extremely Worthwhile

I do not DIY without a reason. If I’m going to make my own version of a commercially available product, it either needs to taste better than its store-bought counterpart, cost me fewer dollars, or align with my particular brand of laziness. This is why I don’t make my own…

How To Learn To Ride A Bike As An Adult

How To Learn To Ride A Bike As An Adult

Maybe your parents tried to teach you once when you were six years old, but you crashed into a tree and refused to ever get on a bike again. Or maybe no one ever tried to teach you—or you never wanted to learn. But now, several weeks into the pandemic,…

What To Do If Your Brakes Fail While Driving

What To Do If Your Brakes Fail While Driving

When I was in high school, my car brakes gave out on me while driving down a hill. My memories of the incident are hazy—I remember it as a few seconds that stretched on forever: frantically stomping on the brakes; my car coasting to a stop; me, hyperventilating for an…

Use These Extensions To Trick Out Google Meet

Use These Extensions To Trick Out Google Meet

Google Meet is now free for everyone to use. The search giant has finished its rollout, and anyone with an email address—a Gmail address, that is—can use it to hold free video chats. Meet isn’t as fully-featured as other video chat apps, but a few useful browser extensions can add…

Sandwich Bread Is The Only Bread Worth Making Yourself

Sandwich Bread Is The Only Bread Worth Making Yourself

In my particular section of the world, it is currently easier to acquire freshly-baked boules and baguettes than it is to find flour, so I buy baguettes and boules. The baguettes and boules I make will never be as good as the ones I can buy for three or four…

How To Clean A Litter Box

How To Clean A Litter Box

The litter box. If you are a cat owner—especially if you have cats who seem to poop half their body weight daily, such as mine do—the foul rectangle inspires a particular sense of unease. Cleaning it is the task every cat owner dreads. This need not be the case.

Clean Out Your Fridge By Baking Some Bread

Clean Out Your Fridge By Baking Some Bread

If you’re a baking fiend, you’ve likely seen a recipe or 10 for some iteration of three-ingredient, no-knead bread. These recipes are popular for good reason. Not only are these loaves extremely impressive for the amount of work they demand, they are excellent vehicles for any odds and ends you…

Turn Leftover Mashed Potatoes Into A Delicious Dip

Turn Leftover Mashed Potatoes Into A Delicious Dip

There’s a fine line between a hot dip and a casserole. Both have golden brown tops and creamy interiors, but the difference lies in how you transport them to your mouth. If you can use a chip or a cracker as a delivery system, it’s a dip—that’s the rule.

5 Easy Cocktails You Should Be Using Your Gin With

5 Easy Cocktails You Should Be Using Your Gin With

It’s World Cocktail Day and that means you can have a guilt-free mid-week cocktail on us. While you may be tempted to grab a vodka and rum, our little friend, gin, is just as fun to drink. It’s usually reserved solely for gin and tonics by many amateur home bartenders…

Revisit These Classic, Untrendy Recipe Sources

Revisit These Classic, Untrendy Recipe Sources

Food writing is a very personality-driven genre, and it has been for a while. It is not uncommon for recipe developers, writers and TV hosts to develop cult-like followings and stans, and who wrote the recipe can become a serious factor in choosing what you make for dinner.

How To Share A Meal When You’re Physically Distancing

How To Share A Meal When You’re Physically Distancing

While ordering directly from a restaurant (especially a locally owned business) is a great way to support them during the pandemic, keeping socially distant is still essential — even on crowded business days. Instead, may I offer another suggestion? Support your local business on a random Thursday, not on weekends…

This Animal Crossing Hack Duplicates Even More Items

This Animal Crossing Hack Duplicates Even More Items

Well, it’s been a week, and Nintendo hasn’t killed off the last Animal Crossing: New Horizons hack that allows you to duplicate certain items for free. In case it does, or if you’d like another method that allows you to duplicate every item you have—the Holy Grail of glitches—another has…