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Why You Should Keep a Pandemic Journal

Within the last month, life has changed in ways both large and small. What used to be a few news stories here and there about a new virus infecting people halfway across the world is now a global pandemic. Something as simple as visiting a friend, going to the playground with our kids, or even shopping for groceries…Read more...
Tags: History, Lifehacks, Journaling, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Before You Apply for a Job During the Pandemic, Check This List

Searching for a new job is already a process that’s packed with stress and uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic only makes things more complicated. Millions of people are out of work and companies around the world have announced hiring freezes for the foreseeable future. Read more...
Tags: Jobs, Job Search, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


You Aren’t Going to Figure Out the ‘Ideal’ Time to Grocery Shop Right Now

If you spend any amount of time on Twitter, you’ve probably seen tweets imploring everyone to hold off on grocery shopping until April 3rd or later. The reasoning is simple: Government benefits are deposited on the first of the month, and with grocery stores experiencing extremely high volume due to the coronavirus…Read more...
Tags: Groceries, Lifehacks, Grocery Shopping, Coronavirus


Don't Trust These Fraudulent Coronavirus Treatments

Companies that prey on sick people to sell useless stuff are awful, and those who do it during a pandemic are (and this is a scientific fact) the worst. Recently the FDA sent twelve warning letters to companies violating the law by claiming their products could cure or prevent COVID-19. Read more...
Tags: Pseudoscience, Fda, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


Getting Your Prescription Drugs Delivered

In addition to stocking up on food, toilet paper and cleaning supplies, many of us take daily medications, for which we also need to have a supply. According the CDC, almost half of us have needed a prescription drug within the last 30 days. That’s a lot of people, a lot of trips to the pharmacy, and a lot of…Read more...
Tags: Cdc, Healthcare, Lifehacks, Prescription Drugs, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Find the Most Accurate Weather Service Wherever You Are With ForecastAdvisor

It’s a bummer that Dark Sky is going away for some people—whether you’re an Android user or your depend on the service’s API for your own customized weather setup, like a Home Assistant card. But maybe it wasn’t the best weather service to begin with?Read more...
Tags: Apps, Weather, Climate, Lifehacks, Forecast, Dark Sky, Accuracy


This 2-Ingredient Chocolate Soufflé Is the Only Time a YouTube Hack Hasn't Failed Me

Welcome to In Poor Taste, a column about decadent food trends delivered with the intellectual curiosity of a Michelin critic and the care of a mukbang enthusiast. In today’s edition, we’re testing out a two-ingredient chocolate soufflé recipe I saw on TikTok, lost, and then rediscovered on YouTube.Read more...
Tags: Food, Michelin, Chocolate, Lifehacks, Dessert, Souffle, Tiktok, TikTok YouTube, In Poor Taste, Chocolate Souffle, Tiktok Recipe, Youtube Recipe


Get the 'Holy Potatoes!' iOS Games for Free Until April 3

One of the few silver linings to come from the big coronavirus quarantine is that a number of app developers are doing their part to be generous in times of self-isolation and unhappiness. Daylight Studios, developer of the popular “Holy Potatoes!” simulation games for Android, iOS, PC, and Mac, is offering up iPhone…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Deals, Ipad, Gaming, Free, Mac, Lifehacks, Daylight Studios


Do Homemade Face Masks Help Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus?

You’ve probably seen the calls for DIY fabric face masks for hospitals and care facilities in recent weeks, and if you have a sewing machine perhaps you’ve made some yourself. Now there are suggestions that maybe all of us should be wearing masks. If we do, homemade fabric masks could be a responsible choice that…Read more...
Tags: Health, Diy, Masks, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


How to Get Your Prescription Drugs Delivered

While we’re all stocking up on food, toilet paper and cleaning supplies, it’s important to remember that many of us also take daily medications that we need to ensure we have access to during the pandemic. According the CDC, almost half of us have used a prescription drug within the last 30 days. That’s a lot of…Read more...
Tags: Cdc, Healthcare, Lifehacks, Prescription Drugs, Coronavirus, Covid 19


How to Quickly Make Animated GIFs from a Screen Recording

Sometimes, it’s a lot easier to record yourself doing something and send it to a person than attempt to describe it for them and watch them struggle to do it themselves. At least, that’s how I feel whenever I’m trying to explain a PC setting or otherwise troubleshoot a friend’s system.Read more...
Tags: Screen Recording, Gifs, Lifehacks, Recording, Animated


Here's a Rare Chance to Save Big On Peak Design's Insanely Great Lineup

Up to 40% Off Sitewide Sale | Peak Design  Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Lifehacks, Peak Design


How To Remove Pistons From An Engine

Since Michigan has a stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus, I’ve been partaking in what I am now officially dubbing Wrenchfest 2020—an all-out repair assault on my various broken cars. Last weekend was a good one for my Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, as I cracked into its AMC 360 V8 engine. Here’s a look at how I…Read more...
Tags: Amc, Michigan, Lifehacks, Jeep, Jeep Cherokee, Golden Eagle, Cherokee, Wrenching, 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle


What Are the Best Board Games to Play Over Zoom?

The screens, they are unavoidable right now. Our kids were probably already getting plenty of screen time before the pandemic swept the world, but now, they’re not just using screens for entertainment. They’re using them to connect with their teachers, to complete their schoolwork and to talk to family and friends.Read more...
Tags: Games, Lifehacks, Board Games, Zoom


Remix Your Board Games With This Free Kit

If you’re getting a little bored with your board games (sorry, I had to), the team behind the Board Game Remix Kit—which, as the name implies, provides instructions for new games stitched together from the pieces of others you may already own—just made all of their remix resources free to download. Here’s one of their…Read more...
Tags: Family, Lifehacks, Board Games, Self Isolation


Save $200 on an Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S20 or S20+ Today

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and S20+ smartphones are on sale at various retailers today for $200 less than normal, though some have deals reaching as much as $280 off. Read more...
Tags: Android, Samsung, Smartphone, Lifehacks, Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy S20


What to Watch Tonight, March 31, 2020

Ready to settle in for another night at home?Read more...
Tags: What To Watch, Lifehacks, Streaming Video, Coronavirus


You Can Get 3 Months of Skillshare Premium For Free Right Now

If you’re hoping to use your physical-distancing time to pick up a new skill, Skillshare is offering a free three-month Premium account on its service to help you make it happen.
Tags: Lifehacks, Classes, Online Classes


Your Fridge Is a Horror Show, Oh Please, Won't You Clean It?

Last week, our pals over at The Takeout asked their readers for their refrigerator cleaning (horror, let’s be honest) stories, which is amazing for me because I’m a weird voyeur who loves gross things! But also I was tickled to see a mention of the fridge deep cleaning method I detailed in my book and it made me think…Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Cleaning, Lifehacks, Refrigerators


What to Watch Tonight, April 1, 2020

It’s April 1st, which means a ton of new content has dropped on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. The COVID-19 pandemic has also moved a lot of would-be live events to the web.Read more...
Tags: Disney, What To Watch, Lifehacks, Streaming Video, Streaming Media, Netflix Hulu


You Should Definitely Fry Any and All Leftover Chicken Skin

I have never anyone who doesn’t relish eating the skin off of a roasted chicken. (This includes my mother.) Crispy skin, whether fresh out of the oven or off the Costco rotisserie spit, is one of the highlights of poultry consumption. Those who leave it behind are fools.Read more...
Tags: Chicken, Lifehacks, Costco, Skin


Blame This Windows 10 Bug for Your Recent VPN Issues

If you’re having network connectivity problems on your Windows desktop or laptop—and you’ve ruled out user error or a crappy wireless connection—there’s a small chance that Microsoft might be to blame. There’s a bug affecting users connecting with proxies or VPNs, and it’s serious enough to warrant Microsoft issuing…Read more...
Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Troubleshooting, Windows 10, Lifehacks


RoboVacs, Power Banks, and Wireless Charging: The Best Anker and Eufy Deals of the Day

The best Anker and Eufy deals for April 2020 are here.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Amazon deals, Lifehacks, Anker, Anker Deals, RoboVacs Power Banks


This Isn't Going to End Soon

I don’t want to be grimmer than necessary, but let’s get realistic about one thing. If a place said they’re closing for two weeks, or if an April event has been postponed to May, here’s my advice: Don’t count on it. Read more...
Tags: Planning, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


Educate Your Kids and Torture Yourself With a Baby Shark Hand-washing Video

I’ll start by saying: I’m sorry. If you’re a parent of a little kid and you’re stuck at home right now, the last thing you need is for Baby Shark to start playing in your head on repeat. And I know that just seeing that image was enough to press the mental play button. But, if you’re struggling to get your little kids…Read more...
Tags: Lifehacks, Handwashing, Germs, Coronavirus, Baby Shark Hand


Add a News Ticker to Your Desktop With the Windows News Bar

Keeping up with the news is important, but unless you’re rocking a news aggregation app, it can be hard to catch up on the most important news of the day without coming through multiple publications’ homepages. Luckily, Windows users can try out Microsoft’s new News Bar app for Windows 10, which continually updates…Read more...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Windows 10, Lifehacks


Get Your Kid into Poetry With These Books

The poems we read over and over again in our childhood can stay with us for the rest of our lives. April is National Poetry Month, which makes it a good time to introduce your kids to the wonders of poetry. But the fact that so many of us are sheltering in place at the moment—and the kids have read through their…Read more...
Tags: Books, Poetry, Reading, Lifehacks


Get a Massive Collection of PC Games, Books, and Comics by Donating to COVID-19 Relief

Humble Bundle has an incredible deal if you need a boost to your self-quarantine/social distancing entertainment backlog while also supporting charities on the front lines of the coronavirus fight.Read more...
Tags: Ebooks, Gaming, Comics, Lifehacks, Humble Bundle, Covd 19


How to Turn on Stack Overflow's New Dark Mode Setting

Stack Overflow, the famous “I’ll go there and figure out how to code something if I have no idea how to write it myself” message board beloved by developers worldwide, has finally unleashed its most-requested feature: dark mode.Read more...
Tags: Website, Browser, Lifehacks, Theme, Stack Overflow, Dark Mode


The Squatty Potty Has a Rare Discount on Amazon Today

Squatty Potty 7" | 17 Bells | Amazon Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Amazon deals, Lifehacks, Amazon Today