Most Viewed Posts This Week: Jan 29 to Feb 5

It was a whole week devoted to politics and news, and we tried our best to sort it all out for our own improvement. What kind of meeting ? Should I be worried about Zika ? What time is the Super Bowl ? That and more as we sip a glass of wine and look back at this week’s top news.

What is the Caucasus and how do they work?

There are primaries and rallies in every state ahead of the general election, and today’s rally in Iowa kicks off election season. If you nod your head like “yes, of course, a meeting, ” but you secretly don’t understand what the hell everyone is talking about, this clarifier is for you.

10 best ways to fix your bad posture

Good posture isn’t just about looks . The way we sit, stand and walk affects both our health and our mood . So stop slouching and focus by following these 10 posture tips.

Practical life skills that children of all ages should master

As parents, we must pass on the basic skills our children will need to become successful adults, such as swimming, doing our own laundry, or preparing healthy meals. The real question is when to teach them? Here are age guidelines for the skills kids need to master before moving out on their own.

Unblock the hidden chess game on Facebook Messenger

Did you know you can play chess with a friend right in the Facebook chat window? All you need is a special phrase to launch the chessboard and start playing.

Top Tips for Finding Cheap Flights with Google Flights

Google Flights is a reliable travel booking tool . You are probably already familiar with its basic features like finding the best airfare and viewing flexible dates that can save you money and time. However, there are other lesser known features to help you squeeze even more out of your travel budget.

Is it possible to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew?

What do you do when you have a lovely bottle of wine but your corkscrew is gone? When teetotalers don’t work, there are countless unconventional ways people claim to open a bottle of wine. We checked them out.

Why deadlifts are worth the hype and how to do them safely

Deadlifts: Either you love them or you fear them. At first glance, they look like a great way to throw your back (and you can do it if you are in terrible shape ), but in fact it is one of the best and most practical movements in the gym or beyond. Here’s what you need to know about this less lethal exercise.

How to hack the IKEA grocery market

I’ve loved IKEA for a long time, not just for the LACK of my college units or the little table I’m sitting at right now, but I love them for their food . No trip to a Swedish supermarket is complete without meatballs, but their market is well worth a visit.

Your non-alarmist guide to the Zika virus

Zika virus, a previously unknown disease that has caused only a handful of cases in Africa and some island states, is now a major global health problem. It has been linked to brain damage in infants, and the World Health Organization has just declared the Zika virus epidemic in South America a public health emergency . You may not live in South America, but in today’s world of global travel and fast-spreading infections, let’s talk about whether you should be concerned.

Your Guide to Avoiding Outdated Child Care Tips

Parenting advice changes over time, so if you’re a new parent, you might be dodging your parents’ weird advice. Or, if you are an absolute know-it-all about parenting, some predator might try to tell you that things are different now. Here’s everything that has changed and why, according to pediatricians and safety experts.

Read later, Showdown: Pocket vs. Instapaper

When it comes to Read Later services that let you save articles today to read when you have time, these days you only have two serious options: Pocket and Instapaper . Both are good, but they have drifted a bit over the years and take advantage of different strengths. Let’s compare them face to face.

Convert Chromecast to Standalone Media Player, No Internet Required

Chromecast is a great media player that pays for itself. However, if you want to use it without the internet, you just are out of luck. This custom ROM can change that.

80 years later: how to make friends and influence people – a bizarre version of self-help

How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is one of the best-selling self-help books of all time. The book has influenced a wide range of people over the years, from Warren Buffett to Charles Manson . These two people, Buffett and Manson, truly express the weirdness that is inherent in Carnegie’s book in the modern era. Let’s delve into this.

What to do when your money goals plateau

You know how to manage your money: you have a budget, a savings plan, and you get rid of debt. But now what? This is the time when many people with a good understanding of money fall from the cart. Once you’ve hit a plateau in your financial goals, it’s important to stay on track and be motivated. Here’s how.

Windows 10 is now a “recommended update” that downloads automatically

Microsoft isn’t forcing Windows 7 and 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10, but they are pushing it to them quite aggressively. Windows 10 is now automatically downloaded to all Windows 7 and 8.1 computers as a “recommended update” using the Windows Update tool – whether you like it or not.


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