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Is West Nile Virus Getting Bad Again?

West Nile virus has been found in a record number of mosquitoes in the New York City area, with at least two cases known to have occurred in humans. If you weren’t around for the last big West Nile panic about 20 years ago, you might be wondering just what this disease is and whether you should be worried about it.Read more...

Why Chemists Rinse Their Glassware Three Times (and Why You Should, Too)

In a former life, I was a lab technician in a chemistry lab, where I used a very small portion of the knowledge I had gained studying chemistry for four years. I left that industry over a decade ago, but little habits have stuck with me, particularly when it comes to glassware.Read more...

What’s the Most Basic Equipment You Need to Work Out at Home?

If you’re building out a home gym, we have suggestions on where to start and what to buy next. But what if you don’t want a ton of equipment, just the minimum for getting a decent workout at home? First, figure out if there is a specific type of workout you’d like to do. Kettlebells are often recommended for…Read more...

Do You Ever Have to Tell Your Boss About Your Second Job?

It’s a fact of living in a work-obsessed world: You may find yourself with more than one job at some point. Hell, I haven’t had just one job since high school. For 14 years, I’ve had multiple income sources at all times, which has been great for survival in a financial sense, but not always as great for survival in a…Read more...

How to Recover a Microsoft Office File You Forgot to Save

You’re working diligently on an Excel spreadsheet, making sure all the figures are accurate and everything looks great. You’re a machine: There’s nothing that can stop you from acing this task and impressing your boss. Except, however, for a power outage that shuts your PC down before you had a chance to save. Now you…Read more...

How to Actually Get Through Airport Security Faster

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Maybe You Need a Portable Washing Machine

If you rent your home, there’s a good chance one of your biggest pain points is laundry. If there’s no laundry in your unit or building, you’re stuck heading to a laundromat (or your parents’ house) on a regular basis. But there might be another solution: Just like the countertop dishwasher, you can buy yourself a …Read more...

These Are the First Changes You Should Make on Any New MacBook

If you recently bought a new Mac, you don’t have to spend days setting it up to your liking. Whether it’s for work, school, or a little of everything, following these eight tips will make your new laptop is ready for whatever you throw at it.Read more...

Delete These 35 Malware Apps on Your Android

While official app stores are the safest way to find and download new software on your smartphone, they aren’t without faults. The Google Play Store has protections in place to weed out malicious apps, but occasionally, some manage to sneak through undetected. Thirty-five such apps were just discovered hiding on the…Read more...

You Should Salt-Roast Your Raw Nuts

Raw nuts are an acquired taste. One that, for some, shall never be acquired. Even though I snack on the occasional raw almond, they lead with their bitter flavors, and the texture isn’t so much snappy as it is mealy. For anyone kicking themselves because they bought a pound of raw nuts, when you were looking for…Read more...

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