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10 Hidden URLs to Help You Rule the Web

You’re probably used to bookmarking your favorite sites for easy access, but the web goes much deeper than the top domains you’re familiar with—from …

Apps

14 Retirement Mistakes You Will Regret Forever

As more and more baby boomers start eyeing retirement, thoughts turn from worry over the workday commute to concerns about how to fund the golden …

Retirement

How I use Wireshark

Hello! I was using Wireshark to debug a networking problem today, and I realized I’ve never written a blog post about Wireshark! Wireshark is one of …

Is Your Router Infected? Use This Tool to Find Out

The now-notorious Russian VPNFilter malware, designed to infect several dozen models of home Wi-Fi routers and network-attached storage drives, shows …

The 8 Best Secure Routers to Buy in 2018

Being online today feels almost as important as our need for water and food even if your router feels unappreciated most of the time. However, …

Routers

5 Whiskey Cocktails That Will Never Let You Down

Much like with fashion, or tech, trends in cocktail culture come and go. But some drinks never change. From the Old Fashioned to the mint julep, here …

Made in America

Here’s What You Should Use Instead of CCleaner

CCleaner just became worse. The popular system-cleaning tool now always runs in the background, nagging you and reporting anonymous data back to the …

Windows 10

14 Tricks That Will Help You Survive a Life-or-Death Situation

We hope that you will never see a rabid dog or a poisonous snake, get lost in the open sea, or have to walk through a hot desert. But if something …

Cool Stuff

14 Exercises to Strengthen Your Thighs

Your legs have some of the largest and strongest muscles in your body. The top of your legs—more commonly known as your thighs—are home to the …

Workouts

15 Healthy Meal Prep Recipes For People Who Hate Salad

Living<p>The Official Blake Lively Workout, Straight From Her Trainer<p>Living<p>5 Little-Known Superherbs You Should Know About<p>Living<p>What Happened When I Ate …

Healthy Eating

Bill Gates Spends Two Weeks Alone In the Forest Each Year. Here’s Why.

The founder and chairman of Microsoft has adopted a “Think Week” to separate from civilization and ponder the future of technology.<p><i>by</i><p>, Editorial …

Bill Gates

Think Abs Are Impossible After 40? Build ’Em With Just 5 Moves.

Carve out a harder core -- without doing situps -- using a routine that spares your lower back<p>For decades, ab training meant situps, curling your upper body all the way up off the floor, rounding your lower back. Some people got nice-looking abs doing this — and lots more ended up with back …

Workouts

14 Self-Defense Tips That Might Save Your Life

We are used to seeing news of attacks on TV and the internet, but we are prone to think that it won’t ever happen to us. Unfortunately, no one is …

Self Defense

Surface by the numbers: How Microsoft reinvented the PC

After a disastrous launch and a big writedown, analysts were ready to write off Microsoft's Surface division five years ago. But instead of …

Surface Pro

How Did Bruce Lee Die? Matthew Polly's Book Offers New Answer

Matthew Polly’s “Bruce Lee: A Life” says the kung-fu star’s desire to be a star was a factor in his death<p>What was Bruce Lee’s cause of death? Matthew …

Bruce Lee

47 ice cube trays for the chillest people you know

Take advantage of this golden age of novelty ice molds.<p>As the temperature warms and the sun starts to beat down on my back, I'm thinking about ice cubes—and not the boring square ice molds, either. In this era of silicone molds—which, as <i>Pop Sci's</i> editor in chief has pointed out have a "low …

Shopping

18 Luxury Castle Hotels Where You Can Live Like Royalty

Courtesy of Lucknam Park<p>Lucknam Park<p>“When you travel down the manicured road in a tunnel of ancient trees, you know you are someplace very special,” …

Ireland

How to Enable Windows Defender’s Secret Crapware Blocker

Windows 10’s antivirus does a good job overall, but it lets crapware through. A hidden setting intended for organizations will boost Windows …

Malware

Getting the most from OneNote, part I: A hidden Office gem

The more information you put into OneNote the more useful it is. You can tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything.<p>Microsoft's …

Software

Fatherland Time: 12 Best German Watch Brands

More than we’d like to admit, the context in which something is made plays an essential role in how it comes together. Take the Swiss for instance. …

These 11 Military-Issued Items Are Also Available to Civilians

The most advanced tech pieces in the outdoor industry tend to start as a product developed for the military and then trickle down to civilians from …

The Sleek, Stylish Watch for Guys With Champagne Taste (and a Beer Budget)

Introducing the newest addition to Timex's Waterbury collection: the Chronograph.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I am the last guy to scoff at an investment-level watch, because, let's face it, …

The M-65 Field Jacket: Everything You Need To Know

M-65 Field Jacket – for Utilitarian Purposes<p>Conceived for utilitarian purposes, the field jacket was created specifically for military practicality. …

IWC Pays Homage to an Iconic Military Watch

The Swiss watchmaker modernizes one of its most storied pilot watches.<p>How does IWC pay respect to one of its most historically respected timepieces …

Watches

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

Berners-Lee has seen his creation debased by everything from fake news to mass surveillance. But he’s got a plan to fix it.<p>“For people who want to make sure the Web serves humanity, we have to concern ourselves with what people are building on <i>top</i> of it,” Tim Berners-Lee told me one morning in …

Tole’s sleek outdoor fireplace also cooks pizza, grills and more

Taking your outdoor space to the next level often means hours of tedious landscaping and maintenance. For some, it’s building an outdoor fire pit for those long summer nights. But sometimes a steel ring just doesn’t cut it.<p>For those looking for a bit more style, there’s the new Tole K60 Outdoor …

4 Rock-Solid Cheap Dividend Stocks with P/Es Under 15

HP, Apple, Altria, and AT&T all trade at dirt cheap valuations.<p>The S&P 500 has surged more than 300% since the depths of the financial crisis in …

11 Frugal Living Hacks That’ll Put More Cash In Your Pocket

Life, as we all know, can sure get expensive. As wages continue to be stagnant and living expenses keep climbing, living frugally is no longer just …

Shark Bite Cocktail Recipe

"This is a fun cocktail that looks like ocean water dotted with blood. Perfect for Shark Week viewing parties!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 fluid ounce simple …

Recipes

Recipe: Marinated White Beans — Recipes from The Kitchn

When soaked in garlic and shallot-infused olive oil and tossed with lots of fresh herbs, plump white beans transform into a delicious multi-purpose …

Recipes