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How to Track Your Stress Levels With a Fitbit

We all know Fitbit’s smartwatches track your daily physical activity, but they can now help you track your stress levels, too. Fitbit recently announced the rollout of Fitbit Sense’s Stress Management tracking to the Fitbit Versa 3, Versa 2, Luxe, Charge 4, and Inspire 2.Read more...

Can Rotting Wood Really Help Plants Grow?

The combination of Earth Day and emerging from the pandemic during springtime might have you looking for ways to get outside, connect with nature, and plant new life. If you are like me (a person lacking any hint of a green thumb), you need all the help you can get to keep those plants alive. Thankfully, there are some…Read more...

How to Actually Save Money Comparing Toilet Paper Prices

Shopping for toilet paper should not be as complicated or expensive as it is. Brands love to splash their packaging with claims that one of their “mega rolls” is equal to 12 or 18 “regular rolls,” but are less forthright about how much actual paper they are giving you. This makes it almost impossible to compare prices…Read more...

How to Easily Memorize All Eight Phases of the Moon

What most people know about the moon is that it orbits Earth, and there may or may not be a giant face carved into it. But the luminescent orb contains multitudes that might interest layman stargazers, and understanding its phases is a good place to start. Memorizing a simple mnemonic device can help your pursuit of…Read more...

How to Get Early Access to iOS 14.5 Before Next Week's Launch

iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 are officially hitting iPhones and iPads next week, but you don’t have to wait until then to get your hands on the final release candidates of the new operating systems.Read more...

How To Avoid Having to Pay Back the $3,600 Child Tax Credit

This year, U.S. parent are eligible for a tax credit that’s worth up to $3,600 per child—up from a maximum of $2,000 last year—and half of that money will be sent as a monthly check, starting in July. However, since those checks are actually an advance based on the taxes on your current income (as opposed to what you…Read more...

The Different USDA Grades of Lamb and Mutton and What They Mean

There is something exceptionally meaty about lamb. I don’t mean it has a lot of meat on its bones—though it can. I mean the experience of eating it is what eating meat should feel like. It’s often on a bone, and has a strong, deep flavor exactly opposite that of a sterile little chicken tenderloin. Read more...

How to Use Compound Words Correctly (Almost) Every Time

Compound words are sprinkled throughout the English language—endless combinations of little words that partner up to form new, bigger words. How they come together in the written language can vary, though, and you may find yourself pausing to wonder: Is this a long term, long-term, or longterm problem? That’s because…Read more...

What to Do If You Get a Bill for Your COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID vaccines are free in the U.S. Period. The CDC has been extremely clear about that, but we’re still hearing occasional reports of people getting a bill for their vaccine, or being charged a fee for the service of “administering” that vaccine. In either case, this is illegal. You don’t have to pay it, and you can…Read more...

Maybe Win $3,000 by Getting Some Spam and Taking Coffee Breaks

Chameleon, a coffee company best known for its cold brews, is giving away $3,000 along with a stash of coffee as part of a “ultimate coffee break” prize draw at the end of the month. To win, you don’t have to do anything except provide your name and an email.Read more...

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