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Local languages are dying out and taking invaluable knowledge with them

Local languages rely on both oral tradition and physical documentation (like dictionaries) for survival. (Pisit Heng/Unsplash/)Linguist Nicholas Evans had heard the Kaiadilt people, an Aboriginal group in Northern Australia, utter “malji” on the beach many times. He knew the term meant “schools of mullet” and “holes of a fishing net,” but they would...

The FCC is about to undergo a huge shift that could drastically affect the internet

Jessica Rosenworcel is the acting chairwoman of the FCC. (FCC /)On January 20th, the day of Joe Biden’s Presidential Inauguration, Ajit Pai stepped down from his role as Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. Pai’s departure came well before the end of his current term, which was scheduled to finish in June of 2021. Democratic commissioner...

The best hair dryer: Get a salon-worthy blowout at home

Style with the best. (Element5 Digital via Unsplash/)Sacrificing hours to get your hair looking just right isn’t the way to go; certainly not when the right styling tools are in your possession. A great hair dryer can speed up the getting ready process and leave you with stylish results that complement your cut. Nowadays, the best hair dryers are more...

Connect All Your Entertainment and Gaming Gear with HDMI Switchers

Switch between your devices with the press of a button. (Unsplash/)If you’ve ever experienced the heartache of opening a new gaming console only to discover that your TV has no more inputs, you know why the HDMI switcher was invented. This small, handy device allows you to plug additional peripherals into your TV, while also providing a quick, easy...

Plant Food Spikes To Level Up Your Foliage

Give your plants the food they need to grow big and strong. (Amazon/)Like any living thing, flora and fauna require nutrients to thrive at their maximum potential. When natural growth cycles are lagging, plant food spikes can help enhance the growth process and target specific aspects of your plant, including its color, as well as stem and leaf growth....

The Best Scuba and Snorkel Fins For Divers of All Abilities

Just keep swimming! (Unsplash/)Snorkeling and scuba diving are amazing vacation activities for all ages. Take a peek below the surface and learn more about the various forms of wildlife we rarely get to see. Before you go ahead and jump off the nearest boat, dock, or jetski, make sure you’re loaded up with the right equipment, specifically snorkel fins....

Mini Circular Saws For All Your At-Home Projects

A mini circular saw gives you all the power of a larger model in the palm of your hand. (Amazon/)Whether you’re operating with a small workshop or looking for a convenient device for DIY projects, having the right tool is essential. Depending on your budget, buying a mini circular saw can also save you a buck, especially if you never needed a larger...

Smart Light Switches To Best Brighten (Or Dim) Your Home

Alexa, turn on my lights! (Pexels/)If you’re looking for an attainable way to make your everyday life simpler and more convenient, search no further than smart light switches. With a range of features, these devices are relatively easy to use and install—and make an instant difference in your home. They integrate or are compatible with other smart devices...

The best microwaves: This way for buttery popcorn and tempting leftovers

Quick, easy, and reliable microwaves to nuke meals. (Naomi Hébert via Unsplash/)Some may say dogs are man’s best friend, but we firmly believe that title belongs to the microwave. An ingenious little invention, this kitchen appliance can make a huge difference when it comes to quick snacks, full meals, and delicious leftovers. The best microwave is...

The Best Belt Racks To Keep Your Closet Organized

Keep your belts organized and where you want them. (Pexels/)Unlike other articles of clothing, you can’t simply throw a belt in the dirty clothes at the end of the day—and getting them to stay rolled up in a drawer when not in use is nearly impossible. With a belt rack, you’ll easily be able to hang up your belt and other accessories like ties or necklaces,...

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