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Can You Get a Good Workout With Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality headsets have come a long way since the first time I saw a VR “arcade” pop up in a mall in the 1990s. (I never played, although I was curious; five bucks a game was like a whole week’s allowance.) Now you can strap on a headset and walk around your living room, with options ranging from dancing games…Read more...

7 Apps Every Movie Lover Needs

I’ve never been very good at cultivating hobbies (whereas my brother-in-law is into creating his own baking extracts, I am into refreshing Twitter), but I do like watching movies, and the internet has made it possible for sitting on my ass in front of HBO Max to feel like a genuine leisure time pursuit. That isn’t…Read more...

How to Get 25% Off Your Federally-Backed Mortgage

With a moratorium on foreclosures ending July 31, a new White House policy aims to stave off a wave of dispossessed homes by reducing monthly premiums by 25% for borrowers struggling to pay off their federally backed mortgages. Here’s what you need to know about getting that discount—whether you’re currently in…Read more...

How to Fix a Drawstring in Under Two Minutes

The humble drawstring makes so many things possible—namely, cinching the hood of your sweatshirt, or keeping your swim trunks from falling off when you get out of the pool. But if that string gets yoinked out, it can be a major pain in the ass to get it back in. Unless, that is, you have a charging cable handy. Read more...

How to Screw Into Plaster Walls Without Crumbling Them to Pieces

Plaster was the construction standard up until the 1940s, when drywall burst onto the market. Before then, it was a popular choice for wall construction given its pliability, fitting around corners and in small spaces where materials like brick couldn’t. Its malleability comes with a downside, though, as plaster can’t…Read more...

The Five Types of Personal Boundaries (and How to Set Them)

It’s easy to think of “personal boundaries” as a subjective set of preferences. But while that’s true in a limited sense, a more meaningful examination of our own boundaries help give us an idea of how to implement them more effectively in our lives—especially when they’re being compromised.Read more...

Pour Your Paper Plane Over Crushed Ice

Hello, my little happy hour enjoyers. I wanted to let you know that after four years and over 200 cocktails, I’m going to be taking a little break from this column. The truth is that I’m just not drinking as much as I used to, and my enthusiasm for cocktails has dwindled. That’s not fair to y’all, so I’m turning…Read more...

How to Listen to Lossless Audio on Apple Music

Apple Music allows you to listen to some songs and albums in lossless audio quality, which—as the name suggests—are extremely high quality audio files. And because you don’t have to pay extra for the feature (it’s included with the $9.99 per month plan), if you have the right audio gear, trying it out is a bit of a…Read more...

How to Spruce Up Your Bathroom for Less Than $100

Bathrooms are notorious for being one of the most expensive rooms in a home to renovate. Between tiling, plumbing, storage, and fixtures, the costs can add up faster than you’d probably like. However, if you want to enhance the look of your bathroom without spending big bucks on a full-scale renovation, a few minor…Read more...

Pick the Tomatoes at the Bottom of Your Plant First

This is year is my first year as a gardener. I think it’s going well, especially when you consider I have a history of killing every house plant I have ever attempted to keep alive (even air plants). Soon I will have nurtured into existence corn, tomatoes, and a truly absurd amount of tomatillos, and I am excited. Read more...

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