Jan Weinkranz

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Putting Green

Play It Where It Lies, Mr. President<p>The White House Putting Green lies a short walk outside the Oval Office door to the southeast. A putting green …

FACT CHECK: Social Media Friend Request Hacker Warning

CLAIM<p>Accepting a friend request from a stranger will provide hackers with access to your computer and online accounts.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>Please tell all the …

Do Not Disturb While Driving feature rolls out in Apple’s newest iOS 11 beta

With the release of iOS 11’s latest beta on Wednesday, testers can now get their hands on one of the new mobile operating system’s most important — if not most glamorous — new features: a long-needed “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode. Announced in June at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, …

Text Messaging

Police ID boys involved in attack on mentally challenged man in Germantown

Police have identified the four boys, ranging in age from 12 to 15, seen in a viral video of an assault on a mentally challenged man.<p>All four boys …

Law Enforcement

5 Ways To Fix iTunes' "iPhone Disconnected" Backup Issue in iOS 9

5 Ways To Fix iTunes’ “iPhone Disconnected” Backup Issue in iOS 9<p>If you are trying to manually back up all your data via iTunes using your Windows or …

If You Notice Any of These Signs, It Might Be Time to Invest in New Sex Toys

Parting is such sweet sorrow—especially when it comes to your sex toys. You've come to rely on them, even treat them like trusty friends (though friends with benefits might be more accurate). But all good things must come to an end, and that includes your relationship with your …

Apple Just Revealed the Secrets to Taking Perfect iPhone Pictures

Struggling to take your photography game to the next level? Then fear not, for help is at hand. Apple has just launched a new website brimming with …

Mobile Photography

8 common problems with Apple TV and how to fix them

Apple TV is only getting better with age, but that doesn't mean it's perfect. Here are eight of the most common problems with Apple TV and how to fix them.<p>Apple TV is a very capable streamer that has only gotten better over time, with the addition of the Siri remote, apps and a TV guide. Still, the …

Smart TV

Apple has a new iPhone menu that makes it way easier to manage your iCloud account

Apple took various important settings — like account security, passwords, credit cards, and photo — and put them in a single, easy-to-access menu atop the Settings app.<p>All of these options were available before, but they were scattered around the iPhone's settings. Checking out the new menu is a …

Apps

Slow-Cooked Brisket with Red Wine and Shallots

Using an all-in-one slow cooker, like the <b>All-Clad Gourmet Slow Cooker</b>, saves time and clean-up when making this traditional Passover dish because you can sear the brisket right in the slow cooker using the “brown” function. If your slow cooker doesn’t have this function, brown the brisket and …

Slow Cookers

Pop this chicken in the oven, and they’ll soon come running

This is the kind of dish that will drive your family crazy because not 10 minutes after you pop it into the oven, the house fills with the smell of garlic butter.<p>It’s based on a wonderful recipe by my good friend and mentor, cookbook author Jean Anderson, with choice ingredients added to take it to …

Sweet Potatoes

FACT CHECK: Did Harrison Ford Compare Donald Trump to Indiana Jones and Han Solo?

CLAIM<p>Harrison Ford compared Donald Trump to "patriots" such as Indiana Jones, Han Solo, and Jack Ryan.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>In January 2017, an image macro was …

How To Stop Your Smart TV From Spying on You

This week, Vizio, which makes popular, high-quality, affordable TV sets, agreed to pay a $2.2 million fine to the FTC. As it turns out, those same …

No, Trump Did Not Just Roll Back Sanctions on Russia

When a relatively obscure arm of the Treasury Department, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, issued a release on Thursday that made it easier for …

FACT CHECK: Did Barack and Michelle Obama Lose Their Law Licenses?

CLAIM<p>Barack and Michelle Obama surrendered their law licenses to avoid pending disciplinary actions.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>Several similar items have been …

Fact Checking

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9 Eyeliner Tricks That Will Change Your Life (or at Least Save You Time)

Where would the world be without eyeliner? Would Adele even be Adele without her winged liner? Would Kim Kardashian even have a “natural” makeup look to turn to without her not one, not two, but three eyeliners? It’s a sad, scary place to imagine. But even though eyeliner is an integral part of our …

Save Money With This Evaporated Milk Substitute

Evaporated Milk Substitute<p>Updated December 14, 2017<p>There's no need to pay a premium for those little cans of evaporated milk. You can make your own …

Food

A sleep doctor says 4 types of animals represent how people sleep — and these are the ideal daily routines for each

When it comes to health and productivity, it's not just about what you do — eating right, exercising, and working hard — it's also about <i>when</i> you do it.<p>Chronobiology is the study of internal clocks, how they differ among people, and how you can adjust your daily schedule to suit your unique …

FACT CHECK: Women Killed by Poisoned Perfume Samples?

CLAIM<p>Glen Eagles hospital issued an urgent warning because seven women have died after sniffing perfume samples received in the mail.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>A …

No, We Won't Calm Down – Tone Policing Is Just Another Way to Protect Privilege

227.1K Shares<p><i>(Content Warning: mention of transmisogyny and violence)</i><p>“Calm down so we can discuss this like adults.”<p>Have you ever tone policed …

Facebook posts: "Today President Obama said there will NOT be a National Day of Prayer in May."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Another lie that won't die: The multitudes say Obama has canceled National Day of Prayer<br>Some falsehoods …

Fact Checking

(Super-Easy!) Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Pastries

This post is sponsored by Arla.I’ve been on a bit of a mission lately to expand my brunch repertoire.Barclay and I have been hard at work this week …

Breakfast

Bacon Wrapped Grilled Peaches with Balsamic Glaze

The first bite of recipe creating inspiration for me often starts with—you got it—the first bite.<p>Case in point, my dinner last Friday night. Even …

Peaches

Reverse French Braid Hair How-To Tutorial: Tips From Jennifer Lawrence's Hairstylist

It's hard to think about braids being particularly trend-driven—after all, the style has been around since the dawn of time—but it's hard to ignore that they're having something of a moment, as evidenced by our collective obsession with fishtails, waterfalls and dual French braids. If you've …

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Nutrition

FALSE: Ruth Ginsburg Threatens to 'Resign from SCOTUS' If Trump Is Elected President

CLAIM<p>Ruth Bader Ginsburg threatened to leave the Supreme Court if Donald Trump gets elected president. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Collected via …