Most Viewed Posts This Week: June 3-10

Coffee myths! Zombie Duty! Pimento cheese! This week was an expedition to find the truth – the truth about how coffee affects us, the truth about what zombie debt is and how it can get in the way of our finances, and the truth conveyed through the perfect cheese. More on this and more in the top posts of this week.

4 popular coffee myths debunked by science

You crave it in the morning, you wait for it in long lines, and I drink it as I write this: coffee is everywhere. But this means that misinformation about this is everywhere too. Coffee doesn’t take away your water, it doesn’t sober up, and it doesn’t limit the growth of children, so let’s dispel these myths and make a hot pot of truth.

What are Zombie Debts and How They Can Hunt You Again

Tonight last week, John Oliver bought $ 15 million in outstanding medical debt to prove how easy it is to start a debt buying company. These were the debts of ordinary people, presumably due to operations, hospital stays, medical procedures, and so on. Instead of buying debt for profit, Oliver forgave him. All this. The segment outlined many of the shortcomings of the debt and credit industry, but in particular the concept of “zombie debt,” or old, forgotten debt that somehow resurfaces.

Always up to date guide to setting up your Raspberry Pi

So you’ve finally got your Raspberry Pi, and it’s sitting on your desk, waiting for you to do something cool with it. The good news is that setting it up these days is silly and easy, and in less than 30 minutes you’ll be hacking into your tiny $ 35 computer.

10 best places to 3D print

3D printing is a great way to create something truly personal, bring your awesome ideas to life, or simply replace broken parts or components perfectly. If you’re not sure what ideas you have, here are 10 great resources to help you get inspired or just find what you’d like to print yourself.

Get rid of odors in your front-loading washing machine with these four tips

Some front-loading washing machines have problems with mildew and mildew, which means your clothes get a bad smell. Here are some easy ways to prevent this from happening.

Thanks for the arguments – this is a master class on contemporary rhetoric

Information does not allow you to win disputes; they are resolved by rhetoric , the art of persuasion. In Thanks for the Argument, author Jay Heinrichs reveals the secrets of mastering rhetoric, identifying logical fallacies, getting what you want through persuasion, and preventing arguments from turning into nasty fights.

Make this batch of peppercorn cheese and use it all over

I grew up in Mississippi and ate a lot of cheese peppers, mostly with crackers or white bread sandwiches. If these were the only two ways I have ever consumed this wonderful pasta, I would be happy, but pimento cheese can be so much more . Below you will find many delicious uses for southern caviar.

How to cool down and stay safe in public pools

The cool, glistening water of the public pools is certainly seductive on a hot summer day. But if not cared for and properly treated, these public pools can spread germs that can cause unpleasant diseases and ruin your enjoyment. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe (and cool-headed) in a public pool.

Financial literacy alone will not solve your money problems

If you weren’t born into wealth, you’ve probably dealt with money problems. Financial problems can be a problem, and “financial literacy” is the best solution to building good money habits. Create a budget, learn some ground rules – and fluff ! Our financial problems have been healed. However, this is not all it takes to improve your financial situation. Not at all.

Twitter iPhone Apps Teardown: Tweetbot vs. Twitter

There are dozens of Twitter clients for the iPhone, but the official Twitter app and third-party Tweetbot are two of the most popular. One is free, the other is fairly expensive at $ 9.99. Let’s take a look at the main differences between the two and see if the difference in experience is worth the difference in cost.

Four frozen protein smoothies to make the perfect popsicles after your workout

The days of hot, sweaty workouts have arrived. It’s time to replace your boring protein bar and sip of warm water after your workout with one of these refreshing protein ice creams. The formula is simple: mix, freeze, enjoy.

Microsoft’s Official Guide to DIY, Raspberry Pi-Based Magic Mirror with Facial Recognition

Smart mirrors have been all the rage this year, and it looks like Microsoft is getting into the game too. While Microsoft’s mirror is teased as a commercial product, they’ve released source code if you’re interested in making one for yourself.

An inconvenient way to get to know someone you barely know when you walk by

You are walking down the street and you see that friend of a friend you met at that place. You don’t want to stop and chat awkwardly , but you also don’t want to be rude. Here’s a simple eye contact trick that works every time.


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