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Popular Skin-Care Ingredient Meadowfoam May Be a New Form of Natural Sunscreen

Sun protection can be divided into two camps: physical blockers and chemical sunscreens. But according to a new study, meadowfoam might prove to be a new form of sun protection.<p>Meadowfoam, a flower from which a hydrating oil is extracted, already has a serious skin-care résumé. "Meadowfoam is rich …

Skin Care

One or Two Spaces After a Full Stop? Scientists Have Found The Answer, And We're Not Happy

Double spacers have a lot to answer for.<p>In the beginning, the rules of the space bar were simple. Two spaces after each period. Every time. Easy.<p>That …

Typography

These $12 Bluetooth trackers have the one feature everyone wishes was in the Tile Mate

Tile’s various Bluetooth tracker devices are widely accepted as the all-around best Bluetooth tracking tags in the business. They are great, of that …

Tech Trends

15 indoor plants that are safe for cats and dogs

As pet owners we take great care in making sure our pets are healthy and safe, but sometimes danger can come from unexpected places. When I first …

Clean the air in your home with these NASA-approved plants

In the UK, a heatwave has brought toxic air pollution – but indoors you can breathe easy thanks to some cheap houseplants.<p>With soaring temperatures …

This direct-to-consumer vintage rug company is on track to make $1 million within its first year — and its rugs are both beautiful and affordable

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Revival Rugs/Instagram<p>A nice rug not only makes your floor look less bare, but also "grounds" your room by helping cinch other interior …

Home Decorating

The perfect Netflix show for every possible mood you could be in

It's late Monday night, and it's been a long, hard day. Exhausted, you drag yourself home and click the power button on your TV remote. Eureka! Netflix is here to save the day. Seriously, there is no better way to zone out and immerse yourself in a different world... But you have one problem. A …

333 square foot apartment for 2 humans, 51 cats

<b>FANAF separates cats from people in tiny Shanghai apartment.</b><p>It's hard, living with 51 cats. (I have trouble living with one.) According to FANAF …

Safari 101: How to Close All Your Open Tabs at the Same Time

If you're like me, your iPhone has <i>way</i> too many Safari tabs open. Links from other applications open up new tabs automatically, it's too easy to open …

Alexa can now send SMS messages in the US, here's how

Amazon just added a handy feature to its Alexa assistant, which lets you send texts via SMS just by issuing a voice command to your Echo or other supported speaker.<p>This works for users in the US, and only if you’ve got an Alexa-powered speaker connected to an Android device on which you’re signed …

Apps

Windows 10 free upgrade is still available through this handy loophole | Trusted Reviews

<b>Microsoft is still offering Windows 10 upgrades for free, providing you’re in need of assistive technologies (or not).</b><p>The company had previously …

We Found the Best Purple Paint (& from a Surprising Source)

When John and Melissa bought their Pennsylvania home, they wanted to create a space that would grow and evolve with them and their family. That's why …

Living Rooms

11 New Plus-Size & Size-Inclusive Brands That Launched In 2017

11 New Plus-Size and Size-Inclusive Brands That Launched In 2017<p>Who wouldn't want a piece of this multibillion-dollar market?<p>Author:<p>Publish …

5 Free Online Applications to Help You Design Your Dream Room

5 Free Online Room Design Applications<p>Design a Room or an Entire Home for Free!<p>Updated December 13, 2016<p>A free online room design application is a …

A Simple Trick to Revive a Dead Rechargeable Battery

Like many other photographers and filmmakers today, we need batteries for many of our gear and accessories. Many devices today come with their own …

This 12 Days of Wellness Advent Calendar Is Stocked With Essential Oils

Forget chocolates, socks, and sex toys — we want an advent calendar that's all about our wellness. And lucky for us, Saje released just the thing we're looking for this season. The 12 Days of Wellness Advent Calendar ($110) is stocked with bottles of essential oils made with ingredients from all …

Grownups Can Now Wear Miss Piggy and the Muppets on Their Feet

Miss Piggy is a fashion icon in her own right.<p>And now you can embody her — along with the other Muppets — through your footwear. British company …

The 6 Best Petite Shopping Tips If You're 5'4 and Under

You probably can’t tell by this photo, but I’m only 4'11". And like many petite women, I know that being short comes with its fashion woes: searching endlessly for options in stores, because they either don’t exist or are hidden in a department in the back; having to shell out again and again for a …

Clothing

Movies Anywhere brings your movies from Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes together into one app

Being able to buy a digital copy of a movie in a second through something like Google Play or iTunes or Amazon is great.<p>Keeping track of <i>where</i> you bought each movie, though, is pretty busted. When you’re buying based on where it’s cheapest or which device you’re currently watching on, it’s easy to …

This couple sold all their possessions to live in a converted van

<b>Many of us are completely wedded to our home comforts.</b><p>Go out without a phone? You’d rather die. Get rid of your queen-sized mattress with its …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Smart Homes

Wasted Orange Peels Turn Barren Landscape Into Dense Forest

Imagine if some of Earth's most barren wastelands could be transformed into dense, productive forests by the most unlikely of helpers: discarded …

The Secret, Undocumented Audio Equalizer in Amazon Echo

<i>11/15/17 UPDATE: This post was written when Echo was the only available Alexa device, but I just re-tested this on my Echo Show and it’s there.</i> When …

Microsoft And Amazon Announce That Alexa And Cortana Can Now Communicate

Amazon and Microsoft have announced that their digital assistants can now communicate. Amazon Alexa will be able to talk to Microsoft’s Cortana and …

Greenhouse-like 'cabin in the woods' features lush vertical gardens inside

If greenery is essential for creating a healthy home design, the family that moves into this green-filled home will be in really great shape. …

Landscaping

20 Amazon tips to save you time and money

Shop smarter.<p>Amazon has become synonymous with online shopping. The company, which started out in 1994 as a web-based bookseller, expanded over the years to sell just about every type of product you can imagine. That breadth of coverage means <i>Amazon.com</i> isn't always the easiest site to navigate. …

Personal Finance

Want to ditch your commute? Finding a work-from-home job is easier than ever.

Ryan Heenan of Orange County, Calif., used to make $30,000 a year as a preschool music teacher. Now he makes $30,000 a month producing jingles and videos through a website called Fiverr — and he does so from the comfort of his home.<p>Heenan is part of an explosion in home-based work opportunities …

Employment

WTF is Zero Point Energy and How Could it Change the World?

It would be a doozy to tap into, that's for sure.<p>Energy will never cease to be a concern for human beings, so long as our species plans to keep …

Everything you need to know to set up an Amazon Echo for your parents

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>If you love new …

Smart Homes

Do Your Home Improvements Qualify for Residential Energy Tax Credits?

Do Your Home Improvements Qualify for Residential Energy Tax Credits?<p>Tax Credits Available for Energy-Efficient Home Improvements<p>Updated February 20, …