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How to Easily Maintain a Water Heater

Get more hot water and extend the life of your water heater by following these tips.<p>A well-functioning water heater keeps a household running smoothly. When the water cools or runs out, everyone will notice the next time they want a nice, hot shower. Here are a few steps you can take to maximize …

Home Improvement

How to get the fastest speed from public Wi-Fi when you travel

There's nothing you can do to make a public Wi-Fi network faster, but here's a way you can make sure to get the best speed out of it.<p>When you're traveling, chances are you will use public Wi-Fi at the airport. Here's a quick tip to get the fastest speed: Don't move around.<p>That's right, this might …

Healthy houseplants

Here are 12 houseplants that can improve air indoors.

Plants

New Italian law encourages supermarkets to give away unsold food to those in need

The Italian government has passed a law to make it easier to donate food straight to those in need and, ultimately, cut down on waste.<p>It will break down barriers currently preventing farmers and supermarkets from donating leftover food directly to charity, but also encourage people to take home …

Agriculture

After Ikea: 10 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Graduating from Ikea? Here’s where to start<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>What do you do when you graduate from Ikea? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed …

Furniture

This Woman's Genius Folding Method Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

She fits two weeks' worth of outfits in one carry-on.<p>We're seldom able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which is annoying because that means we have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from our destinations, in addition to the price of a plane ticket. Part of that reason is because …

Clothing

Ikea’s Newest Product Introduces Hydroponics To Mainstream America

Are grow-your-own salad days ahead?<p>The term “hydroponics” typically conjures up images of illegal marijuana farms in massive warehouses, but Ikea has a more domesticated offer: a handsome little planter that lets you grow lettuce right on your kitchen countertop.<p>Hydroponics is a plant-growing …

Why a disabled passenger had to crawl off a United flight

D’Arcee Neal was forced to crawl off of his flight last week when United Airlines’ (UAL) staff failed to provide him with the proper assistance, CNN …

42 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip

Just don't carry them all at once — you might not make it out of the door.

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: How to Grill Juicy, Tender Chicken Breasts in 4 Simple Steps

Tired of your boneless skinless chicken breasts coming off the grill dry, tough and chewy? You're not alone! Grilled chicken is hard to get right, even for restaurants. Fortunately, there's a solution. Follow these four simple steps, and your chicken will come out perfectly tender and juicy every …

Social Security May Be in Worse Shape Than We Thought: Study

The Social Security Administration projects that its trust funds will be depleted by 2033—not an optimistic forecast. But it may be even bleaker than that.<p>New studies from Harvard and Dartmouth researchers find that the SSA's actuarial forecasts have been consistently overstating the financial …

Retirement

11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever

When eggs are a part of every morning, the whole crack-and-scramble routine starts to feel, um, <i>egg</i>ceptionally boring. Meanwhile, the perfect poach starts to seem too elusive, too confusing and altogether too much work.<p>It's time to get your egg hack on. These brilliant tricks make perfect poached …

Inside New York’s Plan To Cover The City In Free, Super-Fast Wi-Fi

Goodbye pay phones, hello public screen-wrapped kiosks.<p>Instagram New York City’s nostalgic old pay phones while you can, because this fall, they’ll start disappearing across all five boroughs. In their place, tall, thin, screen-wrapped kiosks will line the streets. The pillars of technology, also …

Cops are routinely using this secret cell phone tracking tool

Big federal agencies with ominous-sounding three-letter acronyms aren't the only ones that spy on your activities -- your local police might be doing it, too. Take for instance, the police department of Erie County, New York, which was recently caught using stingray devices in at least 47 instances …

What Airlines Don't Tell You About That Free Bag

It has nothing to do with the credit cards. This actually has more to do with the checked bags after you've exceeded your free bag limit.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>In May, I got pretty irritated dealing with baggage fees, especially when it came to the stupid sliding scales. It was …

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

Long Haul

Cheering Tech Case Remote review

The inexpensive box that adds Wi-Fi to your dSLR<p><b>The Good</b> Cheering Tech's Case Remote is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to add Wi-Fi capabilities to a dSLR for full remote control from an Android or iOS device.<p><b>The Bad</b> Android users might find the app is somewhat flaky, and latency when firing …

How to Stop Feeling Crammed in Your Airplane Seat

I know I should stay moving during flights. I know it's no good for my health to be sitting for long periods of time. (Sitting is the new smoking, after all.) I also know scary things like deep-vein thrombosis are very real risks when flying, too. Nothing is more unnatural than being crammed into …

10 of Southeast Asia's Most Spectacular National Parks

<b>Southeast Asia is home to a great many national parks covering a diverse range of landscape and wildlife, but we've chosen ten that stand out for their unique and incredible environment.</b><p><b>Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park</b><p><b>JAVA, INDONESIA</b><p>The active volcano Mount Bromo sits amongst Java's Tengger …

Overweight Women Tend To Earn Smaller Paychecks, Study Claims

Breaking News Emails<p>Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>Heavier women are more likely to be lighter in the wallet, reports a new study that says obese females tend to occupy lower-paying, more-strenuous jobs in …

Demographics

A Clean House With LESS Time Cleaning

Keep things clean without doing too much extra work.<p><b>1. Use your bath towels more than once.</b><p>Think about it: You use a towel after taking a shower, so it's not that dirty after one use. Provided you always hang it up and let it dry between uses, you can re-use a towel two or three times before you …

114-Year-Old Woman Has To Lie About Age To Join Facebook

We can think of plenty of reasons people would lie about their age -- pride, vanity, or to get into the coolest club. But Anna Stoehr's reason was much, much simpler: she just wanted to join Facebook.<p>The centenarian who just celebrated her 114th birthday felt her age when she tried to create a …

These Charming Buildings Are Not What They Seem

Looks can definitely be deceiving.<p>When street artist Patrick Commecy spots a blank building facade, he sees much more than a bare wall. He pictures what it might look like with sun-soaked balconies, climbing vines, colorful shutters, and bustling people. And then, with a bit of artistic trickery …

Could You Live In the World's Tiniest Home?

In this diminutive London home, the toilet is in the shower and you have to climb on the counter to get to the bed. But hey, it's in a great neighborhood.<p><i>ZOOPLA</i><p>If "cozy" is real estate agent speak for "tiny," then everything about this north London home is unbelievably cozy. Well, except for the …

You Won't Believe The Size Of These Hotel Rooms

Latest Geo Style Decor Finds, Sculptural Design Ideas

One of today’s most popular design trends, geo style encompasses a range of motifs, products and techniques. Textiles covered in geometric forms, …