Most Viewed Posts This Week: January 22-29
This week we speculated about the passing of time and how not to waste it, analyzed the biggest lies that car manufacturers and dealerships perpetuate, compared the best set-top boxes, and more. Here’s a look back.
We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and of course those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest regret is not spending too much time on Twitter or not doing my day-to-day tasks well. These are bad habits, but there are more serious and systematic waste of time that really get in the way. Removing them will free up a tremendous amount of time and energy.
Dealerships and car manufacturers are already less honest (if we’re generous), and wading through misinformation only makes things worse exponentially. But we can help. Here are some of the most misleading, dishonest, or downright phony things you’ll hear when buying a car and the truth behind them.
After a few months, the selection of movies on Netflix also changes. This month, Netflix features originals such as the Full House reincarnation and Crouching Tiger’s sequel , Hidden Dragon . As more games come out, others leave, so watch The Terminator and Locker Hurt while you can.
There are almost as many set-top box companies as there are TV shows that you swear you are going to watch in the coming days. Today we’re examining three of the best: Apple TV, Nexus Player, and Roku 4.
If you’ve watched the presidential debate and would like to quickly check candidate claims, Google can help you with that. Search results will now show candidates’ own words and quotes, as well as information on how to keep track of what they are saying now and keep up with them.
Bed bugs are a threat and it’s important to learn how to look for them in your hotel room before you collapse into bed so you don’t take them home with you. This video shows you the best way to do this and how to get a good night’s sleep away from home.
Coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages are pleasant only because of the taste, but sometimes you may think more about their caffeine content than about the taste. Here are 10 things you should know about this wonderful drug and how to use caffeine more effectively.
The last place where you should spend a lot of time on your phone is while driving a car. Fortunately, there are many apps designed to help you find information and safely remove distractions while on the road.
The World Economic Forum expects automation and robots to cut 5.1 million jobs over the next five years . This is a daunting thought, especially if you have one of these jobs that, in theory, could be done more efficiently (and cost effectively) with an automated machine.
Sell Before , Best If Used , Expires , Displayed Before ; The shelf life of food seems to be a well-defined, specific issue, but it is not: it differs depending on the region and type of food. In the end, these labels mean next to nothing, leading to both food waste and safety assumptions.
It’s important to read the fine print on just about everything, especially credit cards. Credit card companies use some pretty tricky tricks to get you to sign up. They seduce you with tempting offers that seem legitimate, but if you skip one iota of the fine print, you’re royally screwed up. Here are some things to look out for, especially when you are applying for a new credit card.
I’ve tried dozens of solutions for cleaning your mail box, and so far the expansion Sortd the Chrome closest helps me to use and organize email in my style of work. Sortd turns Gmail into a drag-and-drop workspace with custom list columns. It’s like the Trello web app for organizing life , but for email.
Wi-Fi SD cards have been around for quite some time, but they don’t actually work that well. After some digging , I decided to try the 32GB Toshiba FlashAir Wi-Fi card , and to my surprise, it works well if you keep your expectations.
The main advantage of sous vide cooking is controllability . A constant temperature water bath greatly reduces the danger of food digestion, making it an ideal method for preparing eggs, a humble food that can be excellent if cooked right, but a rubbery and sulphurous smell if overdosed.
Once you have mastered the basics of stir frying, there are countless quick and healthy meals awaiting you. This infographic from Cook Smarts tells you everything you need to know.