Jim Hockenberry

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No More Neverland: A Senator's Guide To Raising American Adults

Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse shares something in common with President Trump: both are serving in elected office for the very first time.<p>The similarities pretty much end there.<p>Sasse earned a doctorate in history. Before his election in 2014, he was a federal health official, and president of Midland …

How parents can help introverts thrive (without trying to turn them into extroverts)

In sixth grade, Marsha Pinto’s teacher wanted her to talk more loudly and more often, repeatedly telling Pinto that she would never succeed if she didn’t participate in class discussions and group work. The teacher may have had good intentions, but she called on Pinto daily, and when Pinto was …

Personality

I Replaced My Plastic Wrap With Reusable Fabric

<i>In an effort to green their clean routines, some Apartment Therapy staffers are taking on small shifts at home, replacing their usual products and</i> …

This gorgeous video about the Hubble Space Telescope puts our existence into perspective

‘We’re smaller than we can readily comprehend’<p>In 1995, astronomers pointed the Hubble Space Telescope toward a seemingly empty region of space to see what was there. What they found was astounding: almost 3,000 objects, too faint to see with the naked eye. In a short animated video from Vimeo user …

How to update software on your Mac

First time checking out this series? You may get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.<p>Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share …

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How to set up automatic backups in macOS and iOS

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting with the first article and here is the series overview.<p>Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this is designed as a resource you can give to those you are helping or for those looking to …

Cleaning Secret Weapon: 6 Ways to Use Hydrogen Peroxide

You already know hydrogen peroxide comes in handy for cleaning up cuts and scrapes and even for whitening your teeth, but there's a lot more to it …

20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make …

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Best Mac backup alternatives to CrashPlan

CrashPlan announced that as of October 22, 2018, it will stop supporting its consumer backup service. Here are our favorite alternatives for backing …

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How to Set Up Your Apple MacBook Pro

So you just unboxed your new aluminum and glass Apple MacBook Pro. We walk you through the best way to set it up.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Riddle of the Week #8: The 'Die Hard' Jug Problem

Difficulty level: Easy<p>This week's riddle is a nice easy one for the family to tackle over the holidays—maybe after watching the classic Christmas movie <i>Die Hard</i>. (Okay, the riddle appears in the sequel <i>Die Hard With a Vengeance</i>, the only movie in the original trilogy that is not set during Christmas …

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WATCH: 'SNL' Spoofs Trump's Cabinet, Intros Walter White to Lead DEA

"Saturday Night Live" spoofed President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet nominees thus far, and featured a 'new' choice to lead the Drug Enforcement Administration.<p>Kate McKinnon returned as top Trump advisor 'Kellyanne Conway' to discuss recent cabinet picks with Beck Bennett's 'Jake Tapper.'<p>Near the …

This accessory fixes everything that's wrong with Apple's new MacBook Pro

It's dongle city. That's how you can describe Apple's new MacBook Pro.<p>The company's decision to include only two USB-C ports (four on the more expensive Touch Bar model) have forced users to rely on expensive and clunky dongles to connect an external hard drive, access an SD card or even charge …

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We Need to Know More About Nick Offerman's Homoerotic Chris Pratt Comic Strip

Oh, hello.<p>In addition to sage woodworking advice, personal anecdotes, and a light smattering of spiritual guidance, Nick Offerman's new book features a 4-page homoerotic comic strip about his former costar Chris Pratt. A little something for everyone.<p>The comic strip, Offerman told Conan O'Brien …

iOS 10.1.1 update is causing iPhone battery issues

Apple's latest iOS update, 10.1.1 promises, among other things, "stability improvements and bug fixes." But some believe it's also carrying a new …

Thanksgiving, Redistributionism, and Libertarianism

What’s the fundamental problem with redistributionist economic policy?As a libertarian, I would answer with a philosophical argument against …

The Facebook App May Be Draining Your Phone’s Battery

If your smartphone’s battery life has seemed particularly pathetic lately, it may be time to do a little purging. Android users are reporting a 20 …

STEM Books And Toys For Kids: Your Science Holiday Shopping Guide [Greg Laden's Blog]

I’ve reviewed, researched, and generally looked around for a selection of gifts that could work for kids ranging from very small to High School (and …

Homemade Chest and Sinus Congestion Relief Rub

Tis the season for congestion and coughs, right?! There are so many things on the market to use to try to help with these two things but they all …

The Absurd Acrobatics of a Space Shuttle Landing

Although NASA's space shuttle is five years retired, it doesn't make its engineering or flying skills any less impressive.<p>Today NASA's space shuttles only collect dust in museums across the U.S., but in their prime they were the man-made behemoths of space. But perhaps as impressive as their …

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Exclusive<p>CB Box to Include Exclusive Funko POP! Two-Set<p>Latest<p>'Supergirl': Playtime Never Ends in "Schott Through the Heart" Extended Preview<p>Supergirl …

DIY Taco Seasoning

Shares 5K<p>Making your own DIY Taco Seasoning couldn’t be easier! Once you make your own, you will never go back to store-bought again!<p>I have been a …

How to Make Mini DIY Dust Collectors for Each Workshop Tool

No ductwork or blast gates to worry about.<p>A dust collection system is an important workshop safety feature, but investing in a dust collector and running ductwork and hoses around your shop can be expensive and time-consuming. Matthias Wandel enjoys building his own tools, so it's only natural that …

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Tools & Craft #8: Rapidly Deployable Lifestyles, Built With Your Own Hands

Here's how to build some quick, simple flatpack furniture this summer<p>Those of you that went to ID school learned to make things with your hands. For …

31 Garage Organization Ideas…to whip yours into SHAPE!!

As much as we try, our garage is always a mess.It’s a 3-car garage but we only have 2 cars, so the 3rd bay is used for tools and lawn stuff and DIY …

How No-Contract Smartphone Plans Stack Up

Those smart phones we love so much eat up our data allowances—and our budgets. But while it's not uncommon to hear about consumers "cutting the cord" when it comes to pricey cable services, they're still a little hesitant to ditch a long-standing relationship with a contracted cell-phone provider. …

8 Clever Hacks to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Having an energy-efficient home isn’t good for just the environment. Because, let’s face it: Earth is going down to the gutter. Between the ozone …

Home networking: Everything you need to know

<b>Editors' note:</b> This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2014, and has been updated frequently with latest information.<p>When it comes to home networking, there's a soup of technical terms, LAN, WAN, broadband, Wi-Fi, CAT5e, just to name a few. If you're having a hard time with these basic …

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