David Bates

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Learn to set up a Chromecast and turn any TV into the ultimate streaming machine

Google has made its Chromecast so easy to use that virtually anyone with a smartphone, tablet, or laptop can learn how to stream their favorite shows …

15 Really Good Things Happening in Science Right Now

Enough bad news, here's the good stuff.<p>There's no shortage of bad news in the media, but sometimes we spend so much time focussing on nuclear weapons …

The best free software for writers

Writing is a terrible job, and if you’re considering it a viable career path, you’re making a huge mistake. Just kidding. Writing is the best! Unlike …

A fully illustrated beginner’s guide to handloading

The art of handloading doesn’t need a reason. It only needs desire…<p>Traditionally, hunters and firearms enthusiasts take up the craft of handloading …

10 Strategies to Try When You’re Sick of Being Sick

After fifteen years of chronic illness and even after writing a book titled <i>How to Be Sick</i>, I still can feel <i>sick of being sick</i>. (When I use the word …

Some Kind Of Normal

<i>By Suzanne Stewart.</i><p>I would like to respond to an article from May 23, 2017; written by Steve Ariens, PharmD, or as we know him, “Pharmacist Steve”. I …

​Why People With Chronic Pain May Die Earlier | Men’s Health

However, people who reported any kind of pain—but not chronic pain—didn’t have an increased risk of early death. Researchers say more studies are needed to figure out why chronic pain may increase a person’s risk of dying early.<p>While the numbers are shocking, the results aren’t necessarily. After …

Become a Google Drive power user with these 20 tips and tricks

Boost your productivity<p>When Google Docs first appeared more than a decade ago, the idea of software running in a browser was still a strange and unusual one. Since then, the rebranded Google Drive has gone from strength to strength, with millions now relying on the free word processing, …

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Everyone uses Gmail, but not everyone knows these awesome tips and tricks

Between Labs, extensions, and settings, there’s a plethora of ways that you can customize your Gmail experience and tweak how emails are handled. …

10 Gmail Shortcuts Everybody Ought to Know

If you're anything like me, you spend a lot of time each day clicking through your inbox. (And, admittedly, if you're anything like me you also walk …

How to use Google Earth and Street View to explore the planet

Globetrot from the comfort of the couch<p>For a long stretch of human history, you had to actually go somewhere to see what it looked like. Nowadays, it's much easier to check out the world's sights from the comfort of your own home.<p>Virtual tourism tools are improving all the time, thanks in part to …

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Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

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How to Watch NASA’s Ionosphere Cloud Experiment

If you’re on the east coast and see some odd-colored clouds in the sky, it’s probably science’s fault.<p>NASA, America’s second-coolest space agency, is …

How to Make Homemade Potato Chips in Your Microwave

Do you really want potato chips, but all you have are potatoes? I totally feel you. Sure, you could preheat your oven and start baking (or put on …

This App Uses Artificial Intelligence To Manage Your Inbox

There was a day a few years ago where I received 1000 emails.<p>I’m super careful about using my email address on online forms and what not, but every …

You Can Arrange Your Wi-Fi Networks in Order of Preference

Whenever I’m out and about with my laptop, usually at a coffee shop or co-working space, I’ll notice some peculiar connectivity issues. My Mac will …

A Dog Can Help You Get All the Exercise You Need

Walking your dog, it turns out, counts as legitimate exercise—the kind that will help you live longer. Dogs really <i>are</i> man’s best friend.<p>A new study, …

10 Dish-Washing Tactics (from People Who Hate Doing Dishes)

Let's face it—doing the dishes is one of the worst chores there is. But it's often the people who can't stand doing the dishes who are the best at …

10 Things To Do the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

Wanna have a great day today and every day? Get a great start. It's easy to set a positive and productive tone if you do (or avoid doing) some key …