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A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

Mockups

How to focus at work when your mind is somewhere else

Ever find yourself in a situation where you get to work after a crazy morning, and just can’t seem to snap out of your brain fog?<p>Here are a few tips …

How to find things online even Google doesn't know

Research like an expert.<p>The internet is a big place overflowing with information—which makes it a great place to do research. However, as good as your Google skills might be, even the most well-known search engine doesn't always cut it. Sometimes, you just don't get the results you want—or any …

Wolfram Alpha

This 106-Year-Old Fruitcake Makes The Food Industry's Eyes Light Up

For generations, explorers have gone to Antarctica in search of clues about the survival under brutal conditions of man, mammal and bird. Now, they’ve discovered something else that withstands extreme cold: a 106-year-old fruitcake.<p>According to the Antarctic Heritage Trust, the fruitcake was …

Processed Food

4-Move Bodyweight Butt Workout

Many of the workouts you do probably work your butt without you realizing it. Any time you're doing a lower-body move, or even simple exercises like …

Workouts

Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating (Thomas K.) | Inc.com

I've been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I'm finally getting to it is because it's an excuse to avoid doing something else.<p>Let's face it, few of us, if we're honest, wouldn't confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, with lots of competing priorities, so …

Procrastination

7 Ways I Make It Easier to Get Up for Early Morning Workouts

I've always preferred working out in the morning. I have so many friends who tell me they want to be morning exercisers “when they grow up," and they …

Time Management

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Workouts

Four Questions to Help You Figure Out If You're Making the Right Decision

Everyone faces many tough decisions in daily life, from changing jobs to breaking up with someone you care about, and not being sure if you’re making …

Self-improvement

Identify Your Boxed Chocolates Without a Guide

Many boxed chocolates come with a little menu that tells you what kind of chocolate you’re dealing with. It’s useful if you want to, say, eat all the …

​Weather app works even when disaster takes out the network

IBM and the Weather Channel have a new app that sends emergency alerts from one phone to another, bypassing overtaxed mobile networks.<p>Mobile networks have a hard time handling emergencies that send us all rushing to our phones to get the latest information or reach friends and family. A new Weather …

Mesh Network

small batch tiramisu

Please tell me this doesn’t just happen to me: You know when you love a dish so much, you don’t even want to risk ordering it when you’re out because …

Relax, Listening to 10 Rumbling Hours of an Arctic Ship

Sometimes we need a relaxing background sound. For some, it's the <i>Star Trek</i> ship sound. For others, sleep-inducing podcasts are the way to go. For …

7 Things You Should Know About Budgeting on an Entry-Level Salary

Congratulations—you’ve scored your first job! But while the exhausting search for a full-time gig is over, the real hard part has just begun: …

4 Sneaky Signs of Burnout

With daunting work tasks, never-finished housework, and raging political firestorms, it’s easy to feel depleted. But when does that frazzle turn from …

Immune System

Ruby Tandoh’s recipe for chocolate orange marble cake

My family is boring, although I suspect we’d prefer to think of our boringness as a kind of respect for routine. Just as my brothers have been happily watching the same Simpsons episodes on repeat for the past 20 years, my parents have a rotating cast of familiar meals that come back time and …

Dessert

Look Up Tonight and You'll See a Comet, an Eclipse, and a Full Moon

Consider this your reward after a long work week: The heavens are set to go wild Friday with a full snow moon lunar eclipse and the closest brush Earth has had with a comet in three decades.<p>Friday's event is being referred to as a "Full Snow Moon Penumbral Eclipse," because of an old tradition in …

Astronomy
Employment

Princess Belle and Voldemort Fall in Love in This Terrifying (and Hilarious) Fairy Tale Remake

Stay with us on this one: what if <b>Beauty and the Beast</b> was actually set in Hogwarts and the storied Beast was actually Lord Voldemort? Such is the basic premise of this simultaneously hysterical and terrifying mashup from PistolShrimps.<p>In the video, titled "Beauty and Lord Voldemort," Belle …

Walt Disney Company

Erasing yourself from the Internet is nearly impossible. But here’s how you can try.

For those of us who spend a lot of time on the Internet, there will be the occasional urge to simply disappear — delete your accounts, roll back your Google results and become invisible.<p>At this particular moment in time, a lot of people seem to be interested in making that a reality — or at least …

Privacy

Not all processed foods are bad for you. How they’re made matters.

Ah, processed foods. The term has become a sweeping generalization for anything that comes in a bag or a box. Even my nutrition advice usually includes the general statement “eat less processed food and choose fresh food instead.” But that sentence really simplifies a more complex story.<p>Of course, …

Nutrition

3-Ingredient Desserts for When You Just Don't Have the Patience

Long ingredient lists, four kinds of flour, and hours in the oven? Nah, not our thing. When it comes to baking (and all types of cooking, really), …

Dessert

How To Survive (And Nail) A Job Interview Over Lunch

Don’t let the casual vibe take you off your guard. And don’t order the dan-dan noodles.<p>Ah, the lunch interview—an audition that combines the stress of a job interview with the awkwardness of a first date. To ace it, you’ll need to make a professional impression in a casual environment. That’s no …

Employment

Make Your Mornings Extra Delicious With Apple Pie Toast

Butter and jam are great and all, but if you want to start your morning in a truly tasty manner, I suggest trying out a little thing known as “apple …

The Strangest Eclipse Fact Of All: The Moon's Shadow Isn't A Circle

The Earth is nearly a perfect circle, and when the Sun strikes it, it casts a shadow. That circle, during a perfect alignment between the Earth, Sun and Moon, is visible on the lunar surface, and what we see lines up exactly with what we expect: a near-perfect circle. The Moon, too, is nearly a …

Astronomy

How the New FCC Plans to Dismantle Consumer Protections

With a new President comes a new FCC. The agency has a new chairman who already started making big changes over the last few days. Here’s what’s …

BWI’s new gym doesn’t just provide space to exercise, but clothes, shoes and a shower

Of all the reasons to sweat at an airport, Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport now offers a good one.<p>Last week, Roam Fitness opened its first location in BWI’s new D/E Connector, which serves domestic and international passengers. The company plans to expand nationwide, likely …

Flying

3 times you should reach out to a company before applying for a job there

For someone who currently makes a career out of giving people job search advice, I've made some pretty dumb mistakes.<p>Take, for instance, the time I was convinced I'd found <i>the</i> perfect position for me and was so desperate to get it that I called the office multiple times and sent countless emails.<p>In …

Employment