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How to Borrow Money From a Friend Without Ruining the Relationship

Times are tough. If you’re in a financial jam, you might be thinking of approaching a trusted family member or friend to ask to borrow some money to help you get back on your feet. Or maybe your younger sibling is asking you for a loan to get them to their next payday. Proceed with caution: You may remember …Read more...

How to Tell If a Credit Card Annual Fee Will Pay for Itself

Picking a credit card can be a tricky decision to make, especially since fees and benefits can vary significantly from card to card. Annual fees typically range from around $100 all the way up to around $500 for fancier cards with a lot o benefits, like higher rewards points, airport lounge access, and reimbursements. …Read more...

The Fastest Ways to Convert Those Annoying WebP Images

WebP is Google’s version of a modern, versatile image format, meant to replace the likes of PNG and JPEG. However, all it’s managed to do in the last several years is be a mild annoyance. It’s great when websites use it to display images—the format handles compression well—but it’s a hassle for people who want to…Read more...

Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16's Safety Check Feature

With iOS 16, Apple is bringing even more privacy-focused features to your iPhone. We’ve already discussed Lockdown Mode, which protects your data when you suspect you may be targeted by a sophisticated cyber attack. Not exactly a universal use case—but another new feature, Safety Check, can benefit anyone with an…Read more...

When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Talk to The Police, According to a Trial Lawyer

Conventional internet wisdom is clear on when you should talk to police: never. While there’s a lot to be said for this philosophy, the internet is also often wildly wrong, and “don’t ever talk to a cop” has always struck me as overly simplistic. Sure, the fifth amendment says you can’t be compelled to incriminate…Read more...

Should You Stretch Before or After Your Workout?

When should you stretch? As with many aspects of fitness, there are different schools of opinion, and I’ve studied, as it were, with each of them. I’ve stretched before workouts because that’s what everybody else does; I’ve given up pre-workout stretching because I felt the cons outweighed the pros; and more recently …Read more...

Are You Sexting Enough?

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11 Things You Didn't Know Your Grocery Store's Bakery Can Do for You

Despite having worked in one of them as a cake decorator for years, the bakery is still one of my favorite parts of the grocery store. It’s full of toasty smells, it’s the place you go when you have something to celebrate, and it can provide you with delicious treats, from pies to knock-off cronuts. Most of us are…Read more...

How to Install an App When Your Mac Can't Verify the Developer

Macs have default security features that stop you from installing apps with viruses or malware. It’s generally a great system, but can sometimes have a downside: When you try to install an app that hasn’t been verified by Apple, it will give you the “cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified” error,…Read more...

How to Reconnect After a Friendship Breakup

Perhaps even more so than romantic relationships, friendships are vitally important to our health and happiness. Research tells us strong friendship bonds can help us live longer, healthier, and more interesting lives. But a friendship can have all the ups and downs of a marriage: We laugh, we cry, and we break up…Read more...

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