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Owlet, The Smart Baby Sock, Is Already Saving Lives

Owlet, a Hardware Battlefield darling, announced that they are going out of beta this weekend and will be available to new parents who want to make sure their wee ones are breathing at night. The announcement comes in conjunction with actual testimonials from parents who feel that Owlet saved their …

Parenting

9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

Southern Hemisphere

5 Simple Car Repairs You Should Know

Watch these videos, then go fix it yourself.<p>One of the great joys of car ownership is doing something on it yourself. Even if you're not a technical person, there are some very simple repairs or modifications that you can undertake yourself in the garage or driveway.<p>And while some of these may be …

The 5 Best Walk-Behind Mowers, Tested

A sturdy walk mower can take the exhaustion out of hours of yardwork. Buy accordingly.<p>A sturdy walk mower can take the exhaustion out of hours of yardwork. Buy accordingly.

Landscaping

11 Confessions of a Car Dealer

Buying a car requires trust. Trust requires honesty. And to get honesty, well, sometimes you need anonymity. We spoke with a veteran salesman in the Midwest, who shared some of the wisdom—and a few tricks—he's picked up.<p>• It's not like it was in the eighties. Car manufacturers can't get away with …

11 Things You Can Learn Before Your Airplane Lands

Whether you’re only sitting on an airplane for a few hours or you’re spending an entire day flying over an ocean, don’t let precious down time go to …

Luxury Lifestyle

24 Sci-Fi Novels You Can Read for Free

These Project Gutenberg books will open your mind to imaginative worlds<p>Science fiction has been around as a genre for more than 200 years. That's such a long time that many of the greatest works have fallen into the public domain, providing a way to get free and easy access to many of these …

Use the Palm Test to Figure Out If Your Grill Is the Right Temperature

Knowing when to put the food on the grill and when to wait or turn down the heat makes all the difference between a perfectly cooked burger and the …

BBQ

The Minor Tweaks that Change How Your AeroPress Tastes

GIF<p>It’s no secret that we love the AeroPress, and one of the big appeals of the AeroPress is how flexible it is. Case in point, NPR spoke with with …

How to Drive Any Piece of Heavy Machinery

Found a dangerous piece of heavy machinery with the keys in the ignition? Here's what to do next.<p>Found a dangerous piece of heavy machinery with the keys in the ignition? Here's what to do next.

Feed a Large Family on $10 a Day with a 14-Day Rotating Meal Plan

Food is one of our biggest expenses, but one mom, who feeds a family of 7 on just $300 a month, shows us that it’s possible to eat well without …

Find the Best and Most Under-Appreciated Places to Eat, Drink and Travel

11 Ways to Spot Bogus Coffee

Even when loaded with a mound of sugar substitute, all coffees are <i>not</i> created Equal. The world's second most popular commodity varies in quality, …

Stay in and snuggle your sweetie while watching these great Valentine’s Day movies

While Valentine’s Day is a fine time for for grand gestures — jewelry, vacations, expensive dinners, etc. — sometimes the most romantic way to spend …

Richard Linklater

11 Ingenious Ways to Exercise Your Brain When You're Stuck Inside

As the winter keeps going, it’s easy to find yourself spending more and more of your evenings in the comfort of your home. Just because you aren’t …

New York City

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Poach a Dozen Eggs at Once with a Muffin Tin

Poaching a lot of eggs at once using the traditional method is time-consuming (not to mention tough). With a muffin tin, you can poach a dozen at …

Breakfast

See the world on a budget with these great travel websites

Merriam-Webster defines travel as “going from one place to another, as on a trip or journey.” While relatively straightforward in definition, people …

Flying

Heroic Cat Saves Infant Abandoned in Freezing Temperatures

In Obninsk, Russia recently, an infant boy was abandoned outside in 30-degree weather. But thanks to a cat named Masha who cuddled up to him in the …

Feline

How to Drive Like an Asshole

27 Mind-Blowing True Backstories of Famous Video Games

Video game developers pay a lot of money to give their products a great story. Sometimes, though, the real story is what's going on behind the scenes.<p>…

Cool Stuff

31 Great '90s Movies on Netflix Streaming

You've probably seen all the '90s movies, like "Pulp Fiction," "Clueless" and "Wayne's World" that Netflix has to offer, but there are also plenty of lesser-known gems available to stream. Sit down and enjoy these indies, first films by famous directors and some other great '90s movies you might …

Entertainment

19 Amazing Details from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Over the course of seven books and eight movies, the <i>Harry Potter</i> series has transported readers into a magical world. Universal Studios has sought to …

Books

YouTube Is Where You Should Learn How to Fix Your Car

If the War on Drugs gave us nothing else, it at least provided some enduringly quotable anti-drug ads. An entire generation fondly recalls the TV spot where a dad confronts his son over some wacky tobacky, asking, "Who taught you how to do this stuff?" The kid replies: "You, all right? I learned it …

Time I

5 Times Stephen Colbert Changed the World

Since its first episode in 2005, <i>The Colbert Report</i> has mostly served to make us laugh. But Stephen Colbert—both as his over-the-top, …

Comedy

Double amputee controls two robotic arms with his mind

Here's one other DARPA-funded robotic limb controlled by thoughts alone -- actually make that <i>two</i>, because Colorado man Les Baugh had two bionic arms attached from shoulder level. Baugh got them this summer, 40 years after losing both arms, as part of a Revolutionizing Prosthetics Program test run …

The 15 Best Chrome Extensions to Install Right Now

These add-ons for Google's Chrome browser will help you work faster, get smarter, and maybe even save a little money.<p>These add-ons for Google's Chrome browser will help you work faster, get smarter, and maybe even save a little money.

'Tea leads to prostitution': amazing facts and legends about tea

Did you know that 75 per cent of the Irish population drink six cups a day? Here we share fascinating facts about tea from a book<p>Tea has a rich and fascinating history –as a drink, it is as old as the pyramids of Egypt and is second only to tap water as the nation’s most popular drink.<p><b>Here are some</b> …