The Secret To Keeping Your Tomatoes Super Fresh

The Secret To Keeping Your Tomatoes Super Fresh

One of my favourite snacks is tomato sandwiches – yes, just tomato – which is a deceptively simple and vastly underrated lunch. However, I can get a little overzealous, and end up with a few too many tomatoes after a trip to the grocery store. Luckily, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt of…

How to Pick the Best Smart Watch for Your Lifestyle

How to Pick the Best Smart Watch for Your Lifestyle

The smart watch has come a long way. It began life as a nice to have, but for many has become an indispensable part of their lifestyle. The market has become crowded and now there’s a smart watch for everyone: The runner, the swimmer, the person who wants to run…

Is the Apple One Bundle Worth the Cost?

Is the Apple One Bundle Worth the Cost?

The long-anticipated bundle of Apple services is here: Apple One. And while paying a reasonable amount for a few services sounds like a great deal on paper, especially if you’re already a subscriber, it’s always good to remember the following advice. If you’re buying a bundle, you might be paying…

What to Do If You Lose Your Wallet

What to Do If You Lose Your Wallet

Losing a wallet can be nerve-racking, but having a plan for replacing the contents of your wallet can help make it a minor headache instead of a disaster. If you have the luxury of time, the first thing you should do is also the most obvious: retrace your steps, call…

Come With Me on a Journey Through My Packet Drawer

Come With Me on a Journey Through My Packet Drawer

Aside from a modest amount of taxidermy, I’m not really a big collector of things. I do, however, hoard certain consumables, including salt and sauce packets. I’ve already told you all about my salts, so let’s discuss the sauce. The packets are kept in the packet drawer in my kitchen,…

Use Your Sous-Vide Circulator to Can Pickles

Use Your Sous-Vide Circulator to Can Pickles

Like many of us living in these dystopian, apocalyptic, puff-sleeved, cottagecore times, I have ramped up my pickling efforts this year — partly because who knows if plants will even still exist by next summer, and partly because well, I’m home a lot, and I have the time. Why not…

Can Wearing Glasses Protect You From Coronavirus?

Can Wearing Glasses Protect You From Coronavirus?

Researchers in China have found that people who wear glasses appear to be at lower risk of catching COVID-19. The authors of the study, published in JAMA Ophthalmology, noticed that since the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan in December 2019, few patients with spectacles were admitted to hospital suffering from COVID-19….

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Precious Lunch Break

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Precious Lunch Break

It appears a lot of employees have an odd relationship with lunch breaks — while they’re definitely not discouraged from taking them by employers, there seems to be this underlying guilt associated with taking a full half-hour or hour-long smoko. Perhaps it’s the rationale that you’re somehow skiving by leaving…

Turn Mediocre Canned Artichokes into a Versatile Vegan Spread

Turn Mediocre Canned Artichokes into a Versatile Vegan Spread

One of my favourite Panic Meals involves whatever sad produce I have in the fridge, purposefully burned to a crisp and puréed with something fatty. It’s a great way to revive vegetables that have long passed their prime and an excuse to have chips and dip for dinner — which is…

How to Prep Your Devices for iOS 14 and watchOS 7 Today

How to Prep Your Devices for iOS 14 and watchOS 7 Today

Ah, finally. It’s time for Apple’s latest operating systems for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV to release to the masses. Public betas, be damned. They should, in theory, arrive around 10 a.m. PT today, but there are a few things you might want to do while you wait…

Everything You Missed From Today’s Facebook Connect 2020 Event

Everything You Missed From Today’s Facebook Connect 2020 Event

Today’s Facebook Connect kicked off with a two-hour keynote that detailed the company’s latest virtual and augmented reality developments. There were product announcements, new apps and games on display, and compelling peeks at some speculative technology. We’ll recap the highlights for those who couldn’t catch the presentation live.

The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat [Infographic]

The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat [Infographic]

Most dogs will happily chow down on human food, whether you give them a treat or they sneakily steal something off the counter. But some foods can be bad or even dangerous for your dog’s health. Here are common foods they can eat and ones you should be cautious letting…

ASMR: What We Do and Don’t Know About It

ASMR: What We Do and Don’t Know About It

ASMR is the third most popular search term on Youtube worldwide. But in case you haven’t heard of it, it stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. ASMR is a complex emotional state that only some people experience when they hear, see, and feel certain “triggers,” such as whispering, delicate hand…

The Best Advent Christmas Calendars for 2020 That Aren’t Cardboard Chocolate

The Best Advent Christmas Calendars for 2020 That Aren’t Cardboard Chocolate

Nobody wants to start the Christmas season early but 2020 has forced us to look forward to something nice for a change. If that means playing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” and pre-ordering advent calendars in September, so be it. If you’re in the tradition of counting down…

Exit Strategies for Young Adults Forced Home During COVID-19

Exit Strategies for Young Adults Forced Home During COVID-19

It’s no secret the pandemic has wreaked havoc on our financial lives — and young adults have been among the most impacted. For the first time in more than 130 years, the majority of 18- to 34-year-olds are living at home with their parents, according to a new U.S.-based Pew…

How to See the New Radeon RX 6000 GPU in ‘Fortnite’

How to See the New Radeon RX 6000 GPU in ‘Fortnite’

AMD recently unveiled its new Radeon RX 6000 graphics card series. The card is said to reach similar graphical heights as Nvidia’s flagship RTX 3080 GPU, but at a lower price point. To generate enthusiasm for the new card, AMD is giving customers a virtual hands-on with the GPU in…

Transform Pearl Onions Into Savoury Charred Orbs

Transform Pearl Onions Into Savoury Charred Orbs

As you may or may not know, Portland, Oregon — the city where I live — is currently in rough shape. I’m not going to list all of our ailments here, but the most pressing issue at this exact moment is the air, which is bad. I’ve been trying to…

Here’s What Happens When Guys Add Their Cats to Dating App Profiles

Here’s What Happens When Guys Add Their Cats to Dating App Profiles

If you’ve used a dating app, you’ll know the importance of choosing good profile pics. These photos don’t just relay attractiveness; a recent study suggested that 43% of people think they can get a sense of someone’s personality by their picture. You might guess that someone who has included a…

Now Is Not the Time for ‘Mum Shaming’

Now Is Not the Time for ‘Mum Shaming’

I became a mum about a decade ago, during the time of the so-called “Mummy Wars,” when parenting bloggers — the vast majority of which were women — often used their social media platforms to promote their style of parenting. During this time, women felt pressed to find their “tribe.”…

How to Blur Your House in Google Maps’ Street View

How to Blur Your House in Google Maps’ Street View

While, sure, anybody could just drive by your house to see what it looks like — all the tin foil in the world isn’t going to shield you from that privacy “violation,” though a fence might help — you can make it harder for people to see your home on…

How to Change Your Default Browser on iOS/iPadOS

How to Change Your Default Browser on iOS/iPadOS

Tired of Safari on your iPhone or iPad? You can install plenty of other great alternatives from the App Store — no problem there. But if you want to use them as your default browser on your device, you’ll have to jump through a few extra hoops.

Use Physical Tokens to Count Your Exercise Sets

Use Physical Tokens to Count Your Exercise Sets

There’s something about exercise that scrambles your brain a little. I know I’m not the only one who stops being able to count accurately after about…set two. So if you have multiple sets of an exercise, or rounds of a circuit, try giving yourself some physical tokens to help count.

How to Print Using Alexa

How to Print Using Alexa

Amazon recently updated Alexa with a new feature that lets users print to-do lists, recipes, and more, with a quick voice command. The AI assistant will also notify you when your ink levels are low and can even set up automatic ink refill purchases at a discount through Amazon.

Which PC Gaming Subscription Service Is Best?

Which PC Gaming Subscription Service Is Best?

When it comes to video game subscription services, console gamers have it pretty easy — they’re mostly stuck with PlayStation, Nintendo, or Xbox’s first-party services. PC gamers, on the other hand, have a lot of choices to pick from.