Gail Harmelink

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How to Remove a Tick the Right Way

Plus, what you should NOT do if you find one on your body.<p>Lyme disease did not used to be such a newsmaker. Just three decades ago, tick-borne illnesses were only a big issue for people who lived in New England. Today, though, the disease affects people nationwide. Lyme disease—which is caused by …

How To Scan Your Computer For Malware With Google Chrome

In the 9-plus years it’s been around, Google Chrome has become one of the best — and most popular — web browsers in the world. One reason for its rapid rise has been Google’s focus on security.<p>Protecting Chrome users from malware remains a top priority today. What you may not have realized is that …

Google Chrome

How to Fix a Leaking Bathtub Faucet

This simple DIY repair saves money and water. Learn how to fix a leaky bathtub faucet.<p>The first step in learning how to fix a leaky bathtub faucet is …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

The 5 Types & Sizes of Hand Quilting Needles

Over the last year I’ve done a lot of hand quilting, which means I’ve formed a pretty deep and intimate trust relationship with my hand quilting …

9 Amazing Ideas for That Special Skein of Sock Yarn

If you are anything like me, you have a lot of fingering weight or sock yarn. And mostly single skeins of a colorway. I love hand-dyed yarn, whether …

Knitting

Learn how to wrap ten unusual shaped items

Most of us are pretty good at wrapping a cube or cuboid box, but this handy video shows how to wrap a bunch of weird shapes, including pyramids, …

Crafting

How to Manage Your Google Privacy Settings

Dig into Google's account dashboard to see what the company knows about you.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Information Systems

10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …

Emotional Intelligence

Knit a Tiny Basket for Chocolate Eggs

This tiny little Easter basket is super cute and simple to knit.It’s perfect for holding little chocolate eggs or pompom chicks, and it takes very …

Bunny Egg Cozies Sure are Sweet

Here’s a fun way to “hide” your chocolate eggs or to cozy either real or plastic eggs in the springtime.Sandra Paul’s Huggie Bunnies pattern was …

Cadbury Creme Egg

Tutorial: Fabric napkin Easter bunnies and carrots

Make these fabric napkin Easter bunnies and carrots for your Easter dinner table! Crafty Staci shares a tutorial showing how. These bunnies and …

Crafting

Check Out This Sweet Easter Chick Basket

I love tiny knitting projects, and for some reason wee little spring and Easter-related knitting patterns are among my favorites. I love designing …

Adding Other Items to Your Scrapbook

Scrapbooks аrе nоt meant juѕt fоr photos. I tеnd tо оftеn date myself. Whеn I wаѕ in elementary school, I hаd a scrapbook. Of соurѕе back thеn I uѕеd …

How to fold an interlocking band closure

I’m always on the lookout for pretty and simple ways to dress up paper projects. This folded band could be great to put on traveler’s journals and …

Sewing

How to oil marble dye Easter eggs

Are you looking to try something different when you color your Easter eggs this year? These eggs are really pretty and easy to make. Hop on over to …

Eggs

7 creative ways to decorate Easter eggs

1/7<p>The Easter Bunny is hopping down the trail, and it's high time to decorate your Easter eggs! Think outside the store bought egg dyeing kit, which …

15 Simply Gorgeous Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

With its pretty pastel palette and promise of warm days ahead, Easter is one of our favorite holidays to prepare for, especially because it involves …

How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

The Cambridge Analytica revelations illustrate why we can’t trust Facebook to police its own platform<p>Facebook has found itself embroiled in yet another colossal controversy related to how its sprawling, multibillion-person social network has been abused by bad actors. This time, the culprit is …

Transform Those Spotty Bananas into These 19 Desserts

When buying a bunch of bananas, I always start out with the best intentions. I’m going to eat them as a healthy on-the-go snack, or slice them over my morning cereal or yogurt. I’m going to tuck them into the side pocket of my backpack to save me from hanger. But inevitably, I don’t eat all of the …

Praying Mantises Don Tiny Goggles to Help Us Understand 3-D Vision

Researchers long thought humans were the only critters out there that could see in three dimensions. Known as stereopsis, the trick takes a lot of …

Nature

The New York Giants Had the Time of Their Lives Making This Dirty Dancing Super Bowl Tribute

There’s no time like Super Bowl Sunday to fall back into the warm, comforting embrace of a well-worn cultural touchstone.<p>The NFL did not disappoint …

How robo-callers outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call list

On the morning of Oct. 1, 2015, a middle-aged telemarketer arrived at the Washington headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission. His name was Aaron Michael Jones, or possibly Michael Aaron Jones, and in any case, he went by Mike. According to court documents, Mike was a father and widower. He …

Identity Theft

What You Need To Know About This Year's Flu Season

Aja C. Holmes planned to go to work last week, but her flu symptoms — a cough, fever and severe body aches that worsened overnight — had other ideas.<p>"It felt like somebody took a bat and beat my body up and down," said Holmes, 39, who works as a residential life director at California State …

Public Health

The Tattooist of Auschwitz - and his secret love

<b>For more than 50 years, Lale Sokolov lived with a secret - one born in the horrors of wartime Europe, in a place that witnessed some of the worst of man's inhumanity to man.</b><p>It would not be shared until he was in his 80s, thousands of miles from that place.<p>Lale had been the Tattooist of …

The right way to google your symptoms

• Before you google anything health-related, evaluate your state of mind. Write down the thoughts that are going through your head. If your thoughts are panicked and catastrophic, walk away from the computer for a few minutes and re-evaluate.<br>• Understand your own motivations for doing the search. If …

Health Information

Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person

Jonas Mekas turned 95 this year and won a lifetime achievement award in Frankfurt, Germany. Ping Wong, 92, learned new rules for playing mah-jongg. Helen Moses, who turned 93, mostly gave up talk of marrying Howie Zeimer, her steady companion of the last eight years. Ruth Willig, 94, broke a bone …

New Jersey

3 Fun Crafts to Do on a Freezing Weekend

With New York City and much of the Eastern Seaboard feeling like a frozen hellscape fresh out of <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i>,we’re planning to spend much …

Origami artist takes cranes to a whole new level

There's folding paper, then there's these incredible, tiny works of art.<p>Origami has been around for centuries and is hugely popular in many Asian …

8 creative ways to upcycle old Christmas cards

From New Year's Eve decorations to bookmarks...<p>Christmas cards are a great way to send a message of love to family and friends during the holiday …

Hoarding