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14 Absolutely Delicious Ways To Use A Spiralizer

Spiralize your life.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i>

Cooking

How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. I just figured it was my fault — maybe I’m too addicted to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much?<p>It’s an issue I’ve gone to Apple for help with many times. But the Genius’s — Apple's retail support — were …

Apps

7 Things Medicare Doesn't Cover

Medicare Part A and Part B, also known as Original Medicare or Traditional Medicare, cover a large portion of your medical expenses after you turn …

Health Care

How to Install, Update, and Use Kodi

Kodi is a powerful, open-source media-streaming application, but it can be difficult to set up and maintain. Read our guide to get started.<p>PCMag …

Raspberry Pi

Conversation is a skill. Here’s how to be better at it

<b>Celeste Headlee</b> is a journalist, public radio host, and professional opera singer whose TED Talk on conversations has been viewed over 10 million …

TED Talks

This cult Ayurvedic herb might be the answer to all your digestive troubles

Trying to get your digestion in check can sometimes feel like a never-ending game of trial and error. Conditions like irritable bowel syndrome or an …

Wellness

All the live TV streaming services compared: Which has the best channel lineup?

Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu and PlayStation Vue are all vying for your cord-cutting dollar. Here's how the top 100 channels stack up.<p>With the runaway popularity of on-demand streaming video services like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and Hulu, more people are deciding to stop paying …

Televisions

The best ways to send files wirelessly

Transfer your data without compromising it.<p>Want to share a file wirelessly? There are dozens of methods to do so, from attaching it to an email to uploading it to social media. But not all of your options are equally secure. In fact, to keep prying eyes away from your data, we recommend that you …

Windows 10

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Is it really a mistake to claim benefits early?<p>Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement …

Retirement

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

KidGuard is a phone app that markets itself as a tool for keeping tabs on children. But it has also promoted its surveillance for other purposes and run blog posts with headlines like “How to Read Deleted Texts on Your Lover’s Phone.”<p>A similar app, mSpy, offered advice to a woman on secretly …

Surveillance

5 Best Budget 4K TVs — All Under $1,000, All New to 2018

The first 4K TVs from LG and Sony went on sale in the U.S in late 2012. Both were 84 inches and exceeded $20,000. So while desirable — 4K TVs have …

Televisions

Breakthrough breast cancer drug Herceptin cures disease 'twice as quick' as previously thought

Women with aggressive breast cancer can be effectively cured in half the time compared to current treatment, minimising harmful side effects, researchers have said.<p>A new trial of patients suffering from HER2-positive breast cancer found survival rates were almost identical among those given six …

Cancer

The Best Baking Cookbooks, According to Pastry Chefs and Professional Bakers

<i>Welcome to</i> <i>Reading Lists</i><i>, comprehensive book guides from the Strategist designed to make you an expert (or at least a fascinating dinner-party</i> …

Baking

Avocado mac and cheese might be the best casserole reboot ever

The casserole is an American classic that reached its zenith of influence in the 1950s and 60s. Post-WWII affluence helped fuel the Tupperware and …

Cooking

Microsoft will take on the iPad with a low-cost Surface tablet

Microsoft plans to take on Apple’s popular 9.7-inch iPad with a low-cost Surface tablet, according to a new report.<p>The device, which will be powered by Intel processors and priced at around $400, is expected to go on sale in the second half of 2018. It will be accompanied by more affordable …

Windows 10

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Is the Hottest Drink of Summer | Real Simple

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Pour the rosé into ice cube trays and freeze until solid, 8 hours or overnight.<p>Step 2<p>Combine the …

Country Lifestyle

Who Needs Calculus? Not High-Schoolers

They’d be better off taking AP statistics or computer science.<p>Thousands of American high-school students on Tuesday will take the Advanced Placement calculus exam. Many are probably dreading it, perhaps seeing the test as an attempt to show off skills they will never use. What if they’re right?<p>I …

Education

The best home security cameras

When it comes to home security, the best solution is often the one that is easiest to use. Companies will always find new features to add to hype up …

Home Security

How to delete your Google history

You can delete some of it, or you can delete all of it.<p>Like Facebook and Apple before it, Google has introduced a new user privacy policy to comply with a new European data privacy law -- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- that goes into effect on May 25. Google's updated privacy policy …

Google

Reversing atherosclerosis with one shot

New research demonstrates that injecting synthetically designed nanofibers in mice helps to break up the arterial plaque that is a hallmark of …

Medical Research

These Chicken Meatloaf Muffins Are Meal Prep Marvels — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Muffins

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Apps

A Major Social Security Change Is Coming in 2022

This will be the first time in 40 years this has happened.<p>Without taking anything away from Medicare, Social Security is arguably the most important …

Retirement

30 Recipes Whose Secret Ingredient is Cream of Tartar

That cream of tartar in your cupboard isn't just for lemon meringue pie! It's also the key to a finely textured biscuit, a perfectly crystallized …

Dessert

Verizon stealthily launched a startup offering $40-per-month unlimited data, messaging and minutes

Earlier this year, Verizon quietly launched a new startup called Visible, offering unlimited data, minutes, and messaging services for the low, low price of $40.<p>To subscribe for the service, users simply download the Visible app (currently available only on iOS) and register. Right now, …

Telecoms

Experts Say This Acid Is Like a Magic Eraser for Blackheads

Oh, blackheads. Let us count the ways we hate you. You pester our skin with tiny black pinprick blemishes that are equal parts stubborn and …

Skin Care

The 4 Best Lightweight Colognes That Won't Overpower Your Coworkers

They barely have a scent at all but somehow manage to make you smell good. It's weird. We'll explain.<p>Cologne is popular for one very simple reason: There is no more definitive signifier of wealth than the cultivated trait of smelling good. It doesn’t matter how meticulously coiffed your hair is or …

Beauty

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t …

Apps

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

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