Most Viewed Posts This Week: February 12-19

There have been some changes to the Supreme Court this week, and we learned why the blank space – especially in an election year – is so important. Closer to home, we debunked the myths about soda, explored the complex science of when babies are born, and more. Let’s take a look at the top posts of this week.

Why is the empty seat on the Supreme Court such a big problem?

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died last weekend. Appointing a replacement would usually be boring. This time, it is the last year of a Democratic president’s last presidential term during an election, and Republicans control the Senate. The court is also ideologically divided ideally. This is a huge political battle. This is what it all means.

Three soda water myths debunked

Americans spend $ 1.5 billion a year on soda, but there are several common soda myths that don’t quite fit. Some say that it is bad for your bones, breaks teeth, and that it may even de hydrate you. If you’re worried that your favorite soda is actually unhealthy, here’s the harrowing truth.

Have a shutdown ritual to really relax at night

Most of us probably do n’t sleep well to begin with . At the very least, do yourself a favor and start a shutdown ritual so your brain knows it’s time to relax.

All the ways airlines are trying to get your business back

Customers rarely have anything good to say about airlines, and these airlines pay attention to them. They are trying to get your business back with a range of perks that will make your trip more enjoyable. In the end, the majority of airlines has become so bad that customers are willing to fly with cheesy carriers to discount, because they are not much worse. Here’s how big companies plan to stand out.

The complex science of conceiving children

Chances are, you were told at school that you can get pregnant any time you have sex, so don’t have sex. But for the most part it’s a lie to get you to keep it in your pants – it’s actually not that easy to conceive.

13 awesome Wolfram Alpha tricks for the average person

Wolfram Alpha is a great search engine for computer geeks , but there are many computational tricks up its sleeve that will come in handy for all of us. Here are some of the most useful ones.

10 best wallet-friendly dating ideas

You can have a great time with your significant other without spending a fortune. Whether you’re planning a Valentine’s Day picnic or a quality pastime any other day of the year, here are at least 10 cheap dating ideas that won’t make you look cheap.

What to do if you stretch your muscles after exercise

Stretching a muscle sucks, and figuring out if that tension really needs attention sucks even more. We’ve all experienced tension, cramps, soreness and general tightness , but it doesn’t help that they all seem to cause the same pain to varying degrees. Here’s how to tell if it’s a stretched muscle and what you can do about it.

Make awesome homemade pizza with a focus on water

Pizzerias do this for their delivery pies, but home cooks can learn it too: you can make homemade pizza especially delicious by looking at one of the more modest ingredients that also has the biggest impact on flavor: the water you use to make it. dough.

How to be economical without wasting time

A lot of people think thrift is about saving money at the expense of your time: you spend all day clipping coupons just to save a couple bucks on groceries . It’s not economical at all. Your time is precious – more valuable than money – and real frugality lies in the wise use of your time and money. Here’s how.

This is what happens to your body the longer you stay awake.

Sleep is important. Do we have done that is clear so far, people ? If you’re still trying to put it off, this video shows you what can happen if you don’t sleep anymore.

Convert an Old T-shirt into a DIY Cat Tent

If you have an old T-shirt and a few wire hangers all over your house, you have what it takes to make a tent for your cat in about ten minutes. Sure, you want your cat to have toys, but cat accessories are not cheap and will end up in an empty box anyway. Make your own.

Showdown in the play store: Steam vs GOG Galaxy

Steam has more or less dominated the PC gaming market for the past decade, but finally we have a worthy contender – the GOG Galaxy. Here’s how they fit together and, more importantly, what that means for PC gamers in general.

We are not as open as we think

We all like to think we’re open-minded, but election season lays bare the worst of even the best of us. Even the most “open” and “informed” among us are much more closed than we think, and they openly admit. Let’s see why this is and what we can really do about it.

A Beginner’s Guide to Making Music with GarageBand Live Loops

You dreamed of composing amazing symphonies, but gave up because you didn’t want to spend thousands of dollars on hardware and software. Well, Live Loops in GarageBand makes it easy to create, record and share professional-sounding jams without spending tons of money. Here’s how to get started.


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