Jess Piper

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Nova Launcher: Everything you need to know!

Once you go looking for Android launchers, it's hard to miss the legacy of Nova Launcher.<p>Nova Launcher has been around for over half a decade, and …

Android News

100 Must-Read Funny Novels

Confession time. I’ve been meaning to read <i>Don Quixote</i> for what feels like forever. I started <i>Tristram Shandy</i> and put it down almost immediately. I was …

20 genius uses for salt: Clean your appliances, remove stains and more

Keep your stove clean<p>Clean pans<p>Freshen your cutting board<p>​Stop suds<p>Clear a drain<p>De-scum a vase<p>​Clean your coffee maker<p>​Polish metal<p>​Keep safe<p>​Test an egg<p>​Prevent splatter when frying<p>​Make natural fibers look new and last<p>Free your windows from frost<p>​Fix a grease stain<p>​Clean your iron<p>Soak up nail …

No green thumb needed: 6 drought-tolerant herbs that are almost impossible to kill

If you have dutifully swapped out your lawn and flower gardens for water-miserly cactus and succulents, you can be excused for feeling a tad nostalgic for the lush, the scented, the flowering.<p>"When I just see succulents, it can feel a bit sparse or stark," admits Kelly Fernandez. But she has a …

Gardening

240 Hours of Relaxing, Sleep-Inducing Sounds from Sci-Fi Video Games: From Blade Runner to Star Wars

Need to put a little geek in your sleep? We've got just what you need...<p>Back in 2009, the musician dubbed Cheesy Nirvosa" began experimenting with …

Science Fiction

A Chicken-Roasting Method All Good Cooks Know

Everyone’s looking for the perfect roast chicken, yet spatchcocking still seems like a secret of those in the know. Suffice it to say, it’s a skill worth learning, and not just because spatchcocking is a fun word to bandy about with authority.<p>Also — and less amusingly — known as butterflying, …

BBQ

Slice Potatoes And Put Them In A Muffin Pan. They’ll Come Out Of The Oven Family Favorite!

Even though many of us do have muffin tins at home, only a few find some innovative ways to use them. However, they can soon become very useful, if …

17 Recipes That Actually Got Me Through Whole30

From someone who can barely cook and likes to eat.<p>Because of that, I can promise all of these recipes: are simple and easy to make<p>* don't use any fancy appliances because I have a tiny-ass kitchen and three roommates<p>* require no outlandish ingredients, except for a few Whole30-specific things that …

13 Must-Download Apps to Help Make Your Home Renovation *MUCH* Easier

If your Pinterest boards are overflowing with marble kitchens, statement wallpaper, and mid-century modern Amazon finds (two-day shipping, y’all!), it may be time to *seriously* consider embarking on a springtime renovation. But because renos are practically synonymous with stress, we’ve decided to …

Apps

Thanks to a little-known airline hack, traveling around the world could be cheaper than you realize

I'll admit, I had nearly written off the possibility of booking an around the world trip and visiting a handful of countries in one fell swoop for fear that I'd never land on a total airline fare I could stomach.<p>Then I learned about the Round-the-World (RTW) ticket, a program offered by the major …

Heathrow

18 Underrated TV Shows You Should Be Watching

You'll thank us later.<p>To find out where these shows are available in your region check out JustWatch.

19 Easy Single-Person Cooking Ideas That Won't Waste Food Or Get Boring

The best part? There's no one to argue with you about eating dessert.

12 IKEA Products Every Renter Should Know About

Two monumental things happened to me in June 2008: my son was born and an IKEA opened a mile from my apartment. Any New Yorker who's stood in line in …

15 Free Things To Do In Rome On A First Time Visit

I’ve (over)used this adage so many times “Rome is amazing but FREE Rome is the best”. Replace Rome with any other amazing city in the world and the …

Luggage

How Silence Rewires Your Brain to Make You More Intelligent

In 2011, the Finish tourism board decided to run a campaign promoting the “silence” you can get by visiting the beautiful country. Along with photos …

The Brain

Art of the one-liner: wit and grit for a deadly hit

And why the late, great Carrie Fisher deserves to join Oscar Wilde, Groucho Marx and Dorothy Parker as one of the genre’s most brilliant exponents<p>For a while, I had the perfect tagline on my dating profile, and it was all thanks to the wit of Carrie Fisher: “Instant gratification takes too long.”<p>It …

Gut Fish the Japanese Way With a Pair of Chopsticks

If you need to gut your fresh catch of the day, all you need is a pair of chopsticks. <b>Warning</b>: you will literally see a fish’s guts get yanked out of …

Fishing

The Checking Accounts That Let You Avoid Foreign ATM Fees

If you’ve traveled to other countries, you understand the pain of getting dinged by foreign ATMs when you withdraw cash. It doesn’t seem like a big …

Personal Finance

The best TV shows on Netflix you’ve never heard of

When it comes to binge watching great TV shows, Netflix has an incredibly deep reservoir of programs to browse through. Sure, most everyone is …

TV

24 Surprising Facts About Love Actually

Though it's officially classified as a romantic comedy, <i>Love Actually</i>—Richard Curtis's intertwining tale of love and loss in London in the midst of …

Why 'You Suck at Cooking' is one of the best channels on YouTube

One of my favorite channels on YouTube shows you how to make delicious recipes, but is also hilariously funny.<p>One of the biggest breakout hit channels on YouTube -- and one of my favorites -- is all about food.<p>Episodes from "You Suck at Cooking" regularly get over a million views and for good …

Cooking

60 Keyboard Shortcuts That Will Make You More Productive

Seconds add up. If you can find ways to shave off a few seconds here and there, you'll be well on your way to being faster and more efficient at your job.<p>That's what's so great about keyboard shortcuts. They make you way more productive.<p>Every day your work probably requires you to navigate lots of …

Keyboard Shortcuts

11 Romance Novels Even Book Snobs Will Love

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Maps

11 Addictive Books You Can Tear Through in a Weekend

Short, sweet, and page-turning.<p><b>1. The Girls by Emma Cline</b><p>This mesmerizing novel follows impressionable teenager Evie Boyd as she falls in with a sketchy, cult-like group inspired by the Manson Family. Come for the salacious connections to real life, stay for Cline's haunting depiction of female …

Books

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Books