What’s an ‘Uncertified’ Android Device?

What’s an ‘Uncertified’ Android Device?

Google will start disabling Google Messages from working on “uncertified” Android devices starting March 31. This change shouldn’t affect most of you, but it does beg the question: What exactly is an “uncertified” Android device, and how do you make sure you’re not using one?

Men Don’t Need ‘Masculine’ Beauty Products

Men Don’t Need ‘Masculine’ Beauty Products

There is a certain gendered order to the marketing world: Products aimed at women must be purchased and used by women; products that cater to male needs must be purchased and used by men. The result is a siloed notion of what qualifies as a socially acceptable beauty product. But…

Streamline Your YouTube Subscriptions Using Folders

Streamline Your YouTube Subscriptions Using Folders

If, like me, you follow dozens of YouTube channels across a range of topics, you might find you occasionally miss an upload (or a few) as you’re bombarded with new videos each day. Luckily, there are some great third-party tools you can use to help you organise your subscriptions.

7 Discounted Massagers That’ll Melt Your Problems Away

7 Discounted Massagers That’ll Melt Your Problems Away

At the end of a long, stressful day, it’d be pretty nice to have someone at home waiting to give you a relaxing massage (especially if that person doesn’t constantly hound you to return the favour). The likelihood of someone giving you unlimited massages is pretty unlikely, so having access…

How to Get Apple TV+ Free for a Year

How to Get Apple TV+ Free for a Year

Apple is expanding its free trial program to give you even more time to sample Apple TV+ at no cost. The streaming service is home to a growing slate of original programming — recently including Justin Timberlake’s Palmer, M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant, and The Oprah Conversation — so if you’ve…

Know Zoom’s Hidden Watermarks Before Sharing That Meeting

Know Zoom’s Hidden Watermarks Before Sharing That Meeting

Before you share the private contents of a Zoom meeting publicly — ideally for noble reasons — know that there are lots of different ways that the meeting’s host can pinpoint you as the leaker. And that could come with a whole host of legal or professional problems.

Don’t Pierce Your Sweet Potatoes

Don’t Pierce Your Sweet Potatoes

Unlike white potatoes such as russets or Yukons, yams and sweet potatoes do not have skins that are pleasurable to eat. Instead of getting crispy, they get tough, with a texture somewhere in-between paper and leather. The insides, however, are quite delicious, and we have the skin to thank for…

How to Parent More Than One Child, According to Reddit

How to Parent More Than One Child, According to Reddit

One cannot fully imagine the experience of parenthood until one is in the thick of it. You assume you will love your children, and that you will fear for their health and safety. And you’re sure that, at times, it will be challenging — even downright difficult. But it is…

These Handheld Steamers Are So Good You’ll Forget You Own an Iron

These Handheld Steamers Are So Good You’ll Forget You Own an Iron

I don’t know about you, but the thought of ironing really rubs me the wrong way. I’d rather just wear my clothes with wrinkles in them tbh. However, recently I was introduced to handheld steamers, and let me tell you, that’s where it’s at, folks. They’re perfect for when you can’t be…

How to Avoid Getting More Pessimistic With Each Passing Year

How to Avoid Getting More Pessimistic With Each Passing Year

Pessimism gets a bad rap, but in reality, the negative-leaning outlook can serve some important functions. These include everything from helping us process anger, to entering a new relationship with realistic expectations, to setting us up to accomplish our goals. And, according to performance expert Steven Kotler — author of…

Could Trump Really Be Disqualified From Holding Office Again?

Could Trump Really Be Disqualified From Holding Office Again?

With the US president impeached for a second time by the House of Representatives, stemming from his incitement of last week’s storming of the U.S. Capitol, there’s been certain murmurings among legal experts and members of US Congress concerning whether Donald Trump could be forever barred from holding public office…

These Books Will Get Your Kids Out of Their Reading Rut

These Books Will Get Your Kids Out of Their Reading Rut

You’ve read Goodnight Moon approximately 4,289 times. You’re not crazy about The Giving Tree’s underlying message. And enough is enough: You wish that damn caterpillar would finally feel full already. If you’re stuck in a reading rut with your little kids (or if your big kids are stuck in a…

How I’m Using Sleep Tracking to Improve My Fitness

How I’m Using Sleep Tracking to Improve My Fitness

For the past few months, I’ve been wearing an Oura ring to track my sleep. In December, I added a Whoop band for comparison’s sake. I was curious about them because I’ve seen so many athletes — professional and recreational — say they use devices like these to monitor how…

Disney Cancels Its Annual Passport Program

Disney Cancels Its Annual Passport Program

Ten months after Disneyland closed its doors due to COIVD, Disney Parks has abruptly announced that they’ll end their Annual Passports program and provide refunds to existing customers. A replacement for the popular unlimited pass has been promised, but is unlikely to be offered until the pandemic recedes.

Make a Superior Peanut Butter With Honey Roasted Peanuts

Make a Superior Peanut Butter With Honey Roasted Peanuts

The appeal of “making your own” anything often lies in how customisable the DIY version of that thing is, but ease also plays a role. Homemade peanut butter is, by both metrics, very appealing. You take some peanuts, you put them in a food processor (or high-powered blender), and let…

Are You Cleaning Your Contact Lenses Properly?

Are You Cleaning Your Contact Lenses Properly?

You’re rushing and accidentally drop a contact lens on the bathroom floor. Should you: a) run it under the tap and pop it in? b) spit on it and do the same? c) use the cleaning solution your optometrist insists you use? d) replace it with a new lens? e)…