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‘FDA Cleared’ Is Not the Same As ‘FDA Approved’ (and Why the Difference Matters)

Companies love to bend the truth to make it seem like their product is better than it is—and one way they do this with certain medical products is by making it sound like the FDA had a major role in bringing it to market. But if a health-related gadget is “FDA cleared,” that doesn’t necessarily mean the FDA studied it…Read more...

How to Beat Social Media Algorithms (and Why You Should Try)

Social media platforms from TikTok to Twitter charge you nothing to use their services, except for, well, everything there is to know about you. Part of the strategy in that data collection comes from algorithms, which decide what kind of content to show you based on your past usage. Don’t make their data harvesting…Read more...

How to Tell When You're Struggling With Repressed Anger

We’re not even three weeks into 2022, but there’s already plenty to be angry about. In fact, that’s been the case for a long time now—especially during the last two years of living through a global pandemic. Read more...

How to Make Home Buying Better, Without Being Rich

Buying a home is always stressful. Whether it’s your first home and you spent the last decade eating wish sandwiches in order to cobble together the down payment or a dream retirement house, the process is a rollercoaster ride of surprise costs, stressful road bumps, and endless paperwork (somehow still involving the…Read more...

How to Write the Perfect Personal Letter

It’s cliche to say that letter-writing is a “lost art,” but try to think of the last time you sat down and wrote a personal letter. Nothing to do with business or networking—an actual letter to another person in your life for the purpose of communicating information, messages, and checking in. For most of us, it’s…Read more...

You Can Now 'Repost' on TikTok (Maybe)

TikTok is getting a new feature that looks a bit like one we’re all familiar with. The “retweet” feature has been a staple of Twitter since the button was added in 2009. Now, TikTok is beta testing a new “repost” feature that many are calling the app’s retweet.Read more...

Is VR Gaming Bad for Your Health?

Virtual reality gaming is seeing a spike in popularity right now—but some experts and industry observers are concerned that frequent use of the technology may come with some health risks, including eyestrain, migraines, and falls. Here is what we know so far about the safety of VR, and the potential health…Read more...

How to Get Excited About Cooking Again

I’m not sure if anyone made resolutions this year. The source of most people’s problems are not tied to anything they can change with enough resolve. One cannot resolve their way out of a pandemic, or resolve their child into a safe learning environment, especially when our governing body is more interested in…Read more...

Use This Interactive Map to Plan a New Hiking Route

One of the best parts about hiking (or even taking a walk in your neighborhood) is paying attention to your surroundings, and noticing new things each time. But with so much of the world to explore, you probably also want to see new parts of it—including in your own area.Read more...

AeroPress Recipes Every Coffee Enthusiast Should Know

The AeroPress is on the geekier side when it comes to manual coffee brewing. It doesn’t have the artisanal cred of pour-over, nor the gravitas of a Moka pot, nor the time-tested reliability of a French press. Yet this little, plastic, plunger-based coffee maker—originally developed as a way to make one cup of reliably…Read more...

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