Best Annuities of 2017

Look, sometimes life hacking is difficult. A variety of people stand in our way: rude “friends”, unscrupulous companies, and sometimes, admittedly, even ourselves. So forgive us if from time to time we need to relax and tell you all about it, even if our conclusions are conflicting. Here are our best rants of 2017.

Put a bell on your bike

Few things are more expensive than putting a bell on a bicycle. Once you do, it only takes you into the world of helmet mirrors , handlebar tassels and highly visible ankle straps . But you have to put a bell on your bike. It makes life easier for you and everyone around you.

Why does every car infotainment system look so terrible?

User interface design is difficult, but over the years we have improved to the point where even the thermostat is easy to use. However, automakers seem to be confused, taking inspiration from their infotainment console designs from old Winamp skins rather than any modern interface.

Selfies with tigers need to stop

In honor of International Tiger Day, PETA sent an open letter to Tinder founder and chairman, Sean Red, asking him to ban tiger photos from the service. It’s actually a fantastic idea – and not just because it makes you look like an instrument.

Say please and thank you, ungrateful monsters

No matter your mood, no matter where you are, no matter who you are talking to, you should always say these words.

Can I just enjoy this damn Diet Coke without being ashamed of my health?

Another day, another wet blanket article that talks about Diet Coke. According to The Cut , our culinary editor’s favorite soft drink (and # 1 energy source) is arguably killing her mildly, which brings us to …

Coca-zero was bullshit from the start

Starting next month, Coke Zero will disappear , replaced by a nearly identical beverage with nearly identical packaging and 100% identical ingredient lists. His replacement, Coke Zero Sugar, would be bullshit, but Coke Zero was bullshit too.

Why do I drink shitty beer

Staff writer Patrick Allan loves a wide variety of beers, but if you open his fridge, you’ll mostly find these cold activated Coors Light cans. Why? Because it’s just great.

Let’s all stop saying, “Bless you”

Here is such a cool thing. When you are sick, allergic, or have something flying up your nose and have spasms and mucus, it is polite for everyone around you, including complete strangers, to pay attention. In English-speaking countries they say “Bless you”, in most of Europe they say “Health”. In almost all cultures, the polite answer is “Thank you.” For example, “Thank you for drawing attention to my uncomfortable body function.” For example: “Thank you for making me thank you, although I am probably still dealing with the fact that something inside of me is now outside of me.” For example: “Thank you for warning me that for the next three months I will have impromptu two-line conversations with strangers because my body thinks the flowers are trying to kill it.”

How to feel productive without being productive

Most people are interested in doing something. But maybe this is not the case. Maybe you just want to feel productive, productive, or hardworking without actually doing something. You can’t just start doing it. You need to plan first, and you need to plan planning first.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Sucks And No One Should Watch

If you have a free Thanksgiving morning, you should either relax or cook. Don’t include the pointless three-hour commercial known as Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.


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