Frances Plonka

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Here’s how I back up my family photos and videos using the 3-2-1 method

If there is one thing I am obsessed with when it comes to technology, it’s my pictures. I keep them extremely organized and culled. I am equally as fanatical about getting them backed up. When it comes to music, movies, and TV shows – I can rebuy anything I lose due to hard drive failure. When it …

Google Photos

OneDrive can now automatically backup your PC’s documents, pictures, and desktop folders

A great new addition for Windows 10 users<p>Microsoft is rolling out a new folder protection feature for OneDrive. Folder protection will offer to automatically sync your documents, pictures, and desktop folders to OneDrive to ensure a PC’s important folders are backed up to Microsoft’s cloud service. …

The 10 Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi

Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Wi-Fi

For a Leaner Belly, These 35 Plank Variations Are a Must (Plus 1 Bonus Video!)

There are so many variations of plank — the ultimate bodyweight move to tone your core and upper body. If you really want to carve your six-pack and lengthen your obliques, try these ab-focused variations, with a bonus video at the end demonstrating 15 side plank variations.<p>Balance on your hands …

12 No-Equipment Exercises Top Trainers Swear By

If you've ever skipped out on your workout because you were a) short on time, b) in a cramped space, or c) lacking your usual dumbbells or resistance …

Workouts

Erdogan’s Election Celebration Gives Way to Economic Reality

Basking in election victory, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told jubilant supporters that Turkey had voted “for growth, for development, for …

Erdogan Triumph Takes Turkey Into the Era of One-Man Rule

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, modern Turkey’s longest-serving ruler, won a mandate to govern with sweeping new powers after a double victory in presidential …

Erdogan's Win Is No Victory for the Lira

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may have won another five years in office, but it is harder to see whether the country as a whole will benefit. The lira only recovered modestly on Monday. While the election uncertainty has gone, what happens next is still up in air.<p>Turkish Troubles<p>The lira …

The Only 3 Skincare Brands Worth Buying, According to a Top Dermatologist

To say that the skincare market is overwhelming is an understatement, right? Even your local supermarket leaves you faced with a stress-inducing …

Here’s how to check which apps have access to your Facebook account—and delete them

• Go to Facebook.com (it’s easier on a computer)<br>• Click the little arrow all the way on the top-right of the screen:<br>• Click on Settings<br>• Look for the Apps button on the menu on the left-hand side of the screen and click on it:<br>• This page will tell you how many other apps have access to all or some of your …

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

Eight moves to improve strength, endurance, and tone.<p>There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves …

Exercise

7 Free Streaming Workouts That Take Less Than 20 Minutes

Maybe you don’t have time to make it to the gym for a full workout. Maybe you’re super tired and kind of unmotivated and all you can manage is a …

Workouts

The History and Biomechanics of Lightness: Part 1

Lightness has, sadly, become rare on the modern dressage scene. We see huge trots (euphemistically called “collected”) and wonder why piaffe is so …

Dressage

If Your Goal Is to Lose Belly Fat, This Is the Routine You Should Be Doing

You've been working out, eating healthy, and losing weight, but you're still not seeing progress in your midsection. What gives? If you can't seem to …

Here's how to stop an argument with a narcissist from spinning out of control

Narcissists tend to be incapable of something called "object constancy." This means they struggle to have positive feelings at the same time as negative ones.<p>For example, once they are fired up for a fight, they can be incredibly cruel, because all they can comprehend in the moment are feelings of …

Narcissism

31 Genius Products For Anyone Who Thinks They Suck At Doing Their Hair & Makeup

If you're anything like me, you'll agree that words like "contour" or "smoky eye" or "waterfall braid" mean one thing: minutes, maybe hours, of …

How To Get Rid Of All Your Stuff — For $$

We tend to forget just how much junk we’ve stashed away in closets and drawers until we start digging into our nearly forgotten boxes of winter gear. …

If You Want to Know How the New Tax Code Affects You, Read This First

If you’re struggling to figure out exactly how the tax overhaul will affect you, you’ve come to right place. Here is a brief overview of the new provisions, and what it means for your returns.

Will 2018 Be the End of the Trump Presidency?

Assessing the odds of impeachment, resignation, electoral annihilation, and nuclear armageddon in the New Year.<p>The New Year approaches, and gamblers seek once again to profit from the oracular powers of the Hive. Early this year, I begged readers (well, not really—more like mildly advised, but …

Maria Grazia Chiuri's Feminist Reading List

AS Maria Grazia Chiuri receives the Swarovski Award for Positive Change at the 2017 Fashion Awards, Dior's creative director tells <i>Vogue</i> her essential …

Feminism

43 Books That Will Legit Change Your Outlook On Life

Fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, YA, self-help, you name it.<p>They shared all kinds of books from a variety of genres. Check them out below!<p>And just as a heads up, some of these submissions talk about loss and grief, suicide, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.<p><i>Responses edited for length</i> …

Books

10 Most Affordable Michelin Restaurants in France

FThe French Michelin guide recognizes the best restaurants worldwide, though it should come as no surprise that France has the most. Many can be …

France

A couples therapist says 'the one' doesn't exist — and convincing ourselves otherwise leads to trouble

If you want to understand the science of relationships, you need to start with the phrase "cognitive dissonance."<p>It's psychologists' term for that uncomfortable feeling you get when your behavior doesn't match up with your beliefs. Usually when this happens, you take steps to realign them. For …

30 Must-Read Books

If there were one list of absolute must-read books, what would you put on it? We asked 31 noted authors that question; here are their picks.<p>1 of</i> …

Books

Someone just transformed the iPad into a touchscreen MacBook Pro

When I first discovered a Medium post that explains how developers were able to add a button to an iOS device, I thought that’d be a neat solution …

Apple

50 Heart-Pounding Historical Novels to Read Right Now

You can always count on historical fiction to transport you.<p>While actual time travel isn’t always the most appealing prospect, one way we can sate …

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

Technology (India)

8 Body Weight Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

No fancy equipment required.<p>Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of …

Exercise

This Superchallenging Bodyweight Workout Will Rock Every Muscle Group

While visiting New York City a few weeks ago, I knew I had to check out the ultrapopular (crazy hard) workout at DOGPOUND gym in TriBeCa. I got the …