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The Best Headphones to Buy, Picked by Our Audiophile Editor

Any self-professed audiophile is obsessed with listening between the lines. Take me, for instance: in my ongoing quest to hear every last detail in …

Switching from Evernote to OneNote, part 1

Last month, Jason alerted readers to Evernote’s recent price hike. It’s a hefty increase (for Premium users, from $49.99/year to $69.99).I’m a …

Productivity

Better Know a Squad: The Comic Book Roots of 'Suicide Squad'

Learn where each of DC's new movie stars debuted and where they're at today.<p>The movie lineup for <i>Suicide Squad</i> includes characters from across the …

5 reasons why your Wi-Fi is slow (and how to fix it)

For the two decades that the internet has been in our lives, despite all the changes and technology improvements, one constant has remained: pokey connections. Frustration quickly sets in when pages won’t load, videos buffer, or email crawls to a halt. Here are five common problems and solutions to …

The Ultimate Organization Guide: 60 Hacks to Ban Clutter and Chaos

With the new year comes new resolutions for our health, our jobs and perhaps most difficult of all, staying organized. The daunting task of cleaning, giving away and storing is sometimes too big a project to tackle, which means another year of living in clutter and chaos.<p>We say, no more! So we’ve …

The Best Wi-Fi Routers: No More Dead Zones

The newest home mesh networks from Eero, Luma, Ubiquiti and Linksys use teams of access points to bathe your home in Wi-Fi. Geoffrey A. Fowler picks the best.<p>In every home, some poor soul is responsible for keeping the internet running. The job is a lot like voodoo: Netflix conked out? Unplug the …

Wi-Fi

The Minix NEO C hub made my tiny MacBook a desktop powerhouse

On launch, Apple’s new MacBook didn’t have much going for it with regard to accessories. Now that USB-C is more familiar to device manufacturers, we’re getting some really powerful plug-in devices, and Minix’s NEO C is no different.<p>The hub plugs into a MacBook’s USB-C port and offers a lot of …

Gear & Gadgets

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

How to back up your iPhone or iPad to an external drive

If you’ve got a tiny hard drive on your Mac and a large-capacity iPhone or iPad (or both!), you might worry that you’re about to run out of space due to all the stuff you want to back up from your iOS device to your OS X one.<p>You won’t have to worry any longer. This trick makes your Mac back up your …

OS X

5 of the Best Horror Books to Make You Love Being Afraid

I loved horror as a kid. I read things that were age-appropriate (RIP, Lois Duncan) and not so much (Stephen King, John Saul, etc.). I loved feeling …

Books

45 Brilliant Cleaning Tricks for Every Occasion That Really Work

There’s nothing better than a spotless house. But, to tell the truth, for many of us cleaning our house is not on our list of our favorite ways to …

Coffee Grinders

How-To: Understand the Wireless Diagnostics app on your Mac to analyze and improve your Wi-Fi network

Apple ships a little-known utility app that helps you analyze and diagnose your Wi-Fi connection, called Wireless Diagnostics. Open the app by option-clicking on the Wi-Fi indicator in the menu bar and select ‘Open Wireless Diagnostics …’. Although the app contains a lot of useful information, it …

Wi-Fi

Avoid Toxins And Save Your Money With These 72 Remarkable Uses For Simple Household Products!

You may be really surprised at how versatile everyday natural products can be.This following homemade natural products can bring you many health …

Alternative Medicine

Home Improvement, Home Repair And Home Renovation

Boots can pose a substantial storage problem. They're often too large for conventional shoe racks, and when they do fit, their tops flop over. Meet …

Exorcist director says Vatican allowed him to film real ceremony

The director of The Exorcist has revealed that he was allowed to film a real exorcism at the Vatican.<p>“I was invited by the Vatican exorcist this month to shoot and video an actual exorcism which … few people have ever seen and which nobody has ever photographed,” William Friedkin told a masterclass …

Horror

A Peek Inside How I Use Evernote to Organize My Life

For years, I have been singing the praise of Evernote. And with great reason. The program has quietly moved beyond its standard “to-do list” …

Productivity

14. Appropriate Behaviour

The fact that Desiree Akhavan conceived Appropriate Behaviour as part of her senior thesis paper as a graduate student at New York University is just …

Fifteen Of The Best Horror Movies Of 2015

Those who wish Halloween continued well into the holiday season are probably dead tired of watching Christmas movies, and even classic Christmas …

How to Make an Oil Reed Diffuser (so your House Smells in a Good Way)

<i>As satisfying as a well-written recipe, a smart and thoughtful DIY is our kind of lunch break reading. Bonus points if it's an easy project AND teaches us how to make something beautiful.</i><p><i>Today: Scent your home in a natural, inexpensive way—and with whatever fragrance you like (sorry, cucumber</i> …

Essential Oils

10 Super Stylish IKEA Hacks & DIY Projects

You know we can't resist a good, stylish IKEA hack. I'm talking about the ones that help your furniture become what the Scandinavian gods truly …

The 60-Year Itch: Re-Watching The Seven Year Itch on Its 60th Anniversary

It introduced the world to the cinematic possibilities of the subway grate, but how does it hold up?<p>This week marks the 60th anniversary of <i>The Seven Year Itch</i>, Billy Wilder’s film adaptation of George Axelrod’s play about a middle-aged husband—left alone for the summer while his wife and son …

Bedtime Stories

Whoa: John Landis, John Carpenter, And David Cronenberg Discuss Horror Movies On A 1980s Public Access Show

A friend just sent me this incredible clip of John Landis, John Carpenter, and David Cronenberg discussing horror movies with Mick Garris on a Los Angeles public access TV show in the early eighties. Even more incredible, at present writing, it only has 3,000 views, which is a crime. It’s an …

Horror

The Best Horror Movies On Netflix

Netflix, of course, is the Internet’s premier cinema hub that’s powered by a vast but often uneven collection of instantly watchable films. For every</i> …

How to Make Your Apartment Look Clean in 5 Minutes

Whether you want to be prepared for a visit from a neighbor or you just need some peace of mind before you walk out of the door, you want your place …

It’s not just “Selma”: Hollywood’s history problem

Again and again, from “John Adams” to “Lincoln,” romantic truthiness supplants historical truth on-screen<p>On a recent CBS Sunday Morning, the generally insightful David Edelstein defended the film "Selma." He imagined, as one can almost understand, that by reading a biography or two of Lyndon …

“I keep getting older, and they stay the same age”: The best celebrity audition tapes, from Michael Cera in “Superbad” to Matthew McConaughey in “Dazed and Confused”

Last night, footage emerged of McConaughey auditioning for his iconic role as David “Woody” Wooderson<p>Last night, footage surfaced of Matthew McConaughey auditioning for what would be his star-making role, as David Wooderson in Richard Linklater’s 1993 cult classic “Dazed and Confused,” and the …

Your Guide To Finally Living A More Organized Life In 2015

Small steps and simple habits help you tackle your hectic life.<p>If you’re determined to be more organized this year, don’t make the all-too-common mistake of expecting it to happen all at once.<p>“People decide they are going to overhaul their lives in January and they are going to do it all at one …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

How To Clean Laminate Wood Floors Without Doing Damage

Laminate wood flooring is popular all over the world, being appreciated for its versatility and the ease with which it can be installed. But, …