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How to set up a VPN on your phone

Why you need a private internet connection for your phone.<p>When your phone connects to the web, prying eyes can snoop on every site you visit. To protect your privacy, put a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, between your phone and the internet. Instead of connecting directly to a website, you'll …

Information Systems

Kitchen of the Week: A Suave, Minimalist Paris Kitchen with Indoor-Outdoor Dining

“The architect-client relationship is like a short-term marriage, so choose someone you genuinely like and feel compatible with,” we wrote in our …

Before and After: A Dark 1880s Row Home Gets an Airy Makeover

After suffering years of neglect, a historic row home breathes new life as a chic and modern residence.<p>Kate Hostetter of Brentwood Builders vividly remembers the first time she saw the 1880s brick row home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. "The home was dark and small and smelled like cat pee—not …

Interior Design

The Secret Worlds and Subcultures of Surfing

Photo: Sarah Lee from <i>Surf Odyssey</i>, Copyright Gestalten 2016<p>Surfing is rife with stereotypes of laid-back, tanned athletes in tropical locales. But go beyond the surface and you’ll find some of the most interesting subcultures in sport, from bike-and-surf gangs to teenage girls who ride in …

50+ Best Home Decorating Ideas of All Time

These home decor tips from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

11 Must-pack Items, According to Full-time Travel Writers

Courtesy of Nordstrom<p>Naot ‘Bounty’ Sandal<p>Last August, I set out on a yearlong trip around the world via Remote Year. Knowing I would only have one …

Shopping

The Essential Apps These Globetrotters Won’t Travel Without

Apps have revolutionized the way we travel in so many ways. From booking the best points and miles hotels to helping us pack for a last-minute trip, …

Apps

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

7 Rewards Programs That Will Save You Major Money

With online shopping, there are more ways than ever to find hidden savings and earn back some of the money you spend. Check out these loyalty …

How to Grow Plants from Cuttings

Grow. Food. Anywhere. (Hardie Grant, 2018) <i>by Mat Pember and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon goes through every fruit and veggie you can think of, giving you</i> …

Gardening

Cumin-Lime Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Chickpeas have the perfect balance of protein and high-fiber carbohydrate to keep blood sugar levels stable, which also helps keep inflammation at …

Food

5 sex workers share their most memorable Christmas Days

I’m fairly certain people have a bleak image of escorts who work on Christmas Day, as well as the types of clients who visit them.<p>I avoided working …

How to save big on Hawaii Island

On Hawaii Island, you can have a first-class trip at coach prices. I've been traveling here for years, and I learned to visit and have fun without spending a small fortune.<p>Here are some of the ways on Hawaii Island. (To see how to on Maui and Oahu, click through on those links.)<p>Visit the …

National Parks

The O positive (and O negative) blood type diet?

Knowing your blood type can often be thought of as useful only if you need a blood transfusion. However, there is another argument that says eating …

10 Pieces of Killer Advice From Famous Creative Geniuses

Einstein, Twain, Wilde, and Picasso faced the same problems as today's entrepreneurs. Here's how they got unstuck.<p>There's something incredibly potent and calming about insightful quotes from geniuses. As any entrepreneur or creative will attest, funks, ruts, and blocks happen. And knowing that …

Courageous Kitty Vlad the Explorer Visited All 59 National Parks with His Humans

Vladmir Kitten has many backyards.<p>The adventure cat has been on the road since 2016 with his owners Cees and Madison Hofman. In 2016, the couple …

National Parks

11 Travel Gadgets That Could Save Your Life

A well-travelled man always has a great story to tell. Of course there is no story without first surviving the toils of travel, especially when …

How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac

Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from …

Best wurst

When you’re in the tootsie roll center of the gastronomic world, where do you bite down first? Do you warm up slow, ease into the situation at a …

Hot Dogs

Probably the Most Useful Photo Editing Skills You'll Ever Need

Photo Editing Skills to Propel Your Photography Once and for All<p>Are there many photographers out there who showcase their straight out of camera …

See How Hollywood Hacks History in This Side-by-Side Supercut

The following films are based on true events.<p>A secret to making movies? Lean heavily on history and pump up the drama. In a 3-minute video, cinephile Vugar Efendi splices together a collection of films based on real events and historical milestones. From biopics to historical dramas, the short …

Classic Car Face Off: BMW 3.0 CS Coupe vs Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

We recently just did a photo comparison between the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio and BMW 6 Series Convertible, as the former is all-new. During …

A Tiny Brain, Skull, And Hair Have Been Extracted From a Teen's Ovary

Wha??<p>Japanese surgeons have pulled a mass of hair, bone, and a tiny, malformed brain, from a teenager’s ovary.<p>What started as a fairly routine …

11 Netflix Movies With Insanely Hot Sex Scenes

Netflix is good for many things: discovering endlessly bingeable shows you wouldn’t have known about otherwise, making a good excuse to invite people …

The Cheapskate's top 10 money-saving tips of 2016

<i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones , gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the</i> <i>CNET Deals page.</i><p>Saving money is a marathon, not a sprint. It's something you strive for all day, every day. …

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Drops A New Theme Song For Season 2

This seismic shift in Rebecca’s highly exasperating love life obviously needed a new theme song to reflect her status update, and from the sound of …