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Why the New H.266/VCC Video Codec Is a Big Deal

The new H.266 video codec is a pretty big deal. You can’t play with it yet—tempted as you might be to go install Handbrake and bask in video encodes that are half the size of your already-optimized H.265 videos—but its very existence will speed up the eventual transition to 8K HDR video. And that’s a good thing,…Read more...

Here's What You Need To Know About Immunizations Needed For Travel

With the pandemic having caused massive upset within the travel industry, some have envisioned a future in which you’ll need to prove you’ve had a COVID-19 immunization before you can travel. Of course, such a vaccine doesn’t exist yet, let alone any regulations requiring you to get one. But for true world travelers,…Read more...

When and How to Report Sexual Harassment at Work

When you start a new job, you’ll probably be instructed to go to Human Resources (HR) if you ever experience any sort of harassment at work—but this path hasn’t always been the most useful for employees. In fact, according to a new survey from Zenefits, one out of five workers do not trust their HR departments, and…Read more...

Look Up Past Race Results to Compete With People in Your Age Group

Comparing yourself to others can be a dangerous thing, but it’s also motivating if you choose your comparisons carefully. I keep seeing people, especially new runners, complain that they’re “slow” or wonder how far away they are from the “average” runner. Read more...

What to Do if You Can't Pay Your Taxes Next Week

It’s official: Taxes are due next week. Back in March, the government pushed the filing deadline to July 15, and the Treasury Department recently confirmed they won’t be moving it again. If you have been putting it off, now is the time to file your tax return and pay what you owe.Read more...

Risk Isn't Just About You

In the great American spirit of independence, some people have come up with an extremely shitty take on pandemic safety precautions. It goes something like: “I feel safe doing this. If you don’t, you should stay home.”Read more...

Stay Cool for the Summer With $50 off This Dyson Hot + Cool Fan

Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool Fan Heater (Refurbished) | $170 | NeweggRead more...

Figuring Out Sex Toy Storage, Part 3: Oddball Options

As part of a continuing series exploring the wide world of sex toy storage options, today we’ll take a look at some of the more unusual options out there—things that go well beyond a nice little pouch to stash in a bedside table drawer. Read more...

How to Try Out Android's New 'AirDrop' Feature

I remember when Apple first launched AirDrop on iOS back in 2013. A different version had already been around on the Mac for some time, and it was irrelevant, because AirDrop was far more useful when you could shoot files between different iPhones and laptops, not just the latter. At the time, I thought to myself,…Read more...

This Cellist Performs Badass Arrangements of Your Favorite Theme Songs

A professional cellist has figured out exactly what we all need right now—our favorite TV, movie and video game theme songs arranged into 8- or 10-part cello compositions, performed entirely by her. Read more...

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