Cry This Often, According to Science

Cry This Often, According to Science

Crying is often regarded as a sign of weakness, and even something to be ashamed of. But let’s continue to normalize crying, not only because those arguments are bullshit, but because science agrees that crying is important, actually. It releases toxins like stress hormones from our bodies, it triggers the…

Go Ahead, Add a Little Cheddar to Your Brownies

Go Ahead, Add a Little Cheddar to Your Brownies

I love a boxed brownie mix. I think it is very hard to make a brownie that tastes better than one made with the boxed dark chocolate mix, especially when you consider the price point and amount of effort required. But that does not mean I don’t like to tweak…

How to Hide or Mass-Delete All Images in a Microsoft Word Doc

How to Hide or Mass-Delete All Images in a Microsoft Word Doc

“Find and Replace” is one of the most fun tools for getting data organised, fixed, and in whatever final state you need, and our friends over at How-To Geek have turned up another great use for the feature: getting rid of images in your Microsoft Word documents.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (or Not) About Using an Anal Douche Kit

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (or Not) About Using an Anal Douche Kit

Whether you’ve engaged in anal play hundreds of times or you’re just starting out, everyone wants to feel as confident as possible before, during and after. It’s one of those situations that can get a little messy at times, but that shouldn’t deter you from trying it out. If you’re…

12 Ways You Should Be Using Salt to Clean Your Home

12 Ways You Should Be Using Salt to Clean Your Home

It’s a staple of any kitchen and the simplest of seasonings, perfect with everything from meats to dressings to chocolate. But did you know that sodium chloride’s course texture and water absorption makes it perfect for removing stains and scrubbing grime? When combined with vinegar or lemon, salt can be a…

How Effective Are at-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices?

How Effective Are at-Home Laser Hair Removal Devices?

From plucking and shaving to waxing and laser, there’s no shortage of ways to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal has been increasing in popularity for a few years, and for good reason. It’s cost-effective, relatively painless and lasts far longer than other removal methods. Until recently, it was only…

How Does Freeze-Dried Dog Food Stack Up Against the Fresh Kind?

How Does Freeze-Dried Dog Food Stack Up Against the Fresh Kind?

If you find picking food for your dog more complicated than shopping for your own meals, hi, hello, welcome, you’ve come to the right place. Do you go with Kibble or wet? Organic? High-protein? Carb-friendly? Freeze-dried dog food? Seriously, dogs are spoilt for choice. Over the last few years, freeze-dried…

How to Use Kindness to Deal With Difficult, Negative People

How to Use Kindness to Deal With Difficult, Negative People

Having any sort of interaction with a negative or downright mean person is unpleasant on so many levels. Unfortunately, they are everywhere and basically unavoidable. You know the type: Rude and inconsiderate right off the bat, as if they think that it’s perfectly acceptable to treat other people like crap,…

Ignore These Outdated Interior Design Myths

Ignore These Outdated Interior Design Myths

Like fashion, interior design styles are both cyclical and constantly evolving. (Except it’s much less depressing seeing the model of your family’s old sofa in a vintage furniture shop than it is seeing a young person wearing a (19)90s “costume” for “retro” day at school.)

Archiving Facebook Messages Just Got a Lot Easier

Archiving Facebook Messages Just Got a Lot Easier

Facebook recently announced a bunch of new features for Messenger and Instagram DMs on its apps. Media messaging is now streamlined, chats are easier to archive (and unarchive), and Instagram DMs now include read receipts. Let’s investigate at all the new features and how to use them.

Chartreuse and Tequila Make a Surprisingly Good Team

Chartreuse and Tequila Make a Surprisingly Good Team

Last Monday evening, I made a fully realised, intentional cocktail for someone else. Seeing as my boyfriend is sober and no one else in my COVID pod drinks liquor, this has not happened in quite some time.

How to Become a Vegetarian (or Eat Less Meat)

How to Become a Vegetarian (or Eat Less Meat)

I have some personal news: I went vegan about three or four months ago. Considering that I’ve written thousands of words about how much I love tofu and black bean burgers, this “news” is hardly shocking, but with meat discourse reaching furious new heights (or depths?) every day, it seemed…

Why Did My Wifi Disappear After a Windows Update?

Why Did My Wifi Disappear After a Windows Update?

I can’t resist a good wireless mystery, and this week’s question-writer for Lifehacker’s Tech 911 has a good one — an issue that you don’t even think about until it happens, and then it consumes your mind as you try every trick in the book to get your wifi back.