If tragedy hits someone you know, and a friend sets up a crowdfunding page to help them out with medical bills or other expenses, it’s natural to want to donate a few bucks. But some of these pages are scams—even if the tragedy is real, and happened to someone you know.
For many people buying a home is a life goal, and the proverbial picket fence is also a major financial decision. How do you know if you’re ready to buy? What financial moves should you make in advance? What are housing prices looking like this year, anyway?
Mac: You have a ton of excellent Terminal emulators on Mac
, but if you’re looking for something that works a little differently than the rest, HyperTerm is worth a look.
Weather displays are a fun project that also happen to be pretty useful. Over on Instructables, DIYer AughtNaughtZero shows how to build a display that’ll spell out the forecast for you each day.
It took a little while for the apps to come into their own, but we’re at a place now where the iPad has nearly as good of a selection of apps as the iPhone. Now, it’s harder than ever to find apps that are worthwhile. Let us save you some time with this collection of the best iPad apps.
In this week’s Brain Buffet, we get to the bottom of why cats love to curl up in boxes or other small spaces, show off a vending machine that dispenses books, look at some podcasts to start your day, and much more.
Giving a firm, solid handshake isn’t difficult exactly, but ask anyone who meets job candidates or just talks to new people with any regularity, and you’ll hear some awkward handshake horror stories. This video from ZipRecruiter outlines some of the worst offenders, and a simple way to get it right.
Dresses with delicate embellishments like sequins, beading, or lace need extra care when being transported, but carrying a garment bag in addition to your luggage is a pain. Use tissue paper to protect your dress so you can pack it in your suitcase.
Due to its unwillingness to dissolve in cold liquids, table sugar is the enemy of iced coffee. You could whip up a simple syrup, or you could reach for something that’s most likely already in your fridge: maple syrup.
The problem with jerks is they don’t always reveal themselves until you’re already working with them too closely to cut ties. To avoid getting into a sticky situation, watch how the people you meet treat strangers.
In the near future (or now, if you’re lucky) Google Maps will be able to let you know when there’s a major slowdown on your local public transit. You can also force Google Maps to only use data when you have Wi-Fi.
Chatbots are all the rage, and run the gamut from useless to truly interesting. “And Chill” falls into the interesting category. Simply send it a note via Facebook Messenger and ask it what to watch on Netflix. It churns for a bit, and can turn out surprisingly good results—as long as you’re clear about what you want.