If you love super chunky guacamole, try using a knife to “chop” everything together, the way this video from Ina Garten demonstrates. You’ll get the texture you’re looking for, and it speeds up the process.
When you’re running at least two extension cords to power something, a rough tug on the line can easily separate them. A carefully placed carabiner fixes that.
When you’re a kid, there’s nothing like a good bedtime story from someone you love. This custom recorder can attach to any children’s book and let your little one listen to you read it to them whenever they like.
Having a routine can be comfortable, but it can also get you stuck in a lazy rut. If you’re tired of coming home from work only to plop on the couch, don’t let yourself come home until you’ve done something else.
If you’re still using ugly CFL bulbs, or heaven forbid, energy-hogging incandescents, it’s time to transition to LED. Philips’ unique SlimStyle 60W equivalents are only $4 each today on Amazon, which is within a few cents of an all-time low. At that price, they’ll pay for themselves in the short term with energy savings, and in the long term with a lifespan that could stretch over multiple decades. Plus, many utility companies will pay you a buck or two for each bulb, if you submit a receipt.
Evernote’s Web Clipper extension is a great way to save clips from the web to your Evernote account, and now it works a lot better with Gmail, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Amazon. Better still, the Clipper can now grab attachments from Gmail.
A sunscreen labeled “SPF 15” should let you spend about 15 times as long in the sun before you burn. Pretty awesome, right? Unfortunately, most of us don’t get that level of protection because we don’t apply enough. What you’re likely getting: a mere SPF 2.
Software developer Andy Adams wrote a great post on how to talk yourself into charging more for your freelance services, with rebuttals for three of the most common objections or fears we have about raising our rates.
For the perpetually cold people out there, true misery is being stuck on an airplane, shivering and praying that your toes are still attached to your feet. When you ask an unsympathetic flight attendant if they could adjust the cabin temperature, your speech is slurry—a sign of hypothermia.
When investing in a home improvement project, many people hope to get at least most of that money back when it’s time to sell the house. If you’re able to DIY the top projects with the highest return on investment, you’ll boost that ROI big time.
Half-filled notebooks, pencil stubs, and broken crayons—when school’s over, kids come home with too much stuff. If you can’t reuse these school supplies, consider donating them to a good cause.
So you’re running out of hard drive space (maybe on that fast-but-tiny SSD of yours), and you need to move a few of your PC games to another hard drive. Don’t uninstall and re-download them! You can actually move your games to a new drive without having to wait hours to reinstall each one.
Sometimes you might want to go for a long distance run and other times go for a hard speed run. There are better times of the day to do each of these different types of runs.
Everyone thinks they understand good design, and while we all understand our tastes, there’s more to making a product well designed than just making it pretty. Form and function have to combine to work well together, but they both need to be present. Here’s why form matters, when it makes a product better, and when too much can actually make a product worse.
As the weather heats up, it’s time to think twice before taking your dog for a walk. A scorching hot pavement can be uncomfortable for their paws (or worse, it could burn them). Use the five-second rule to make sure it’s safe to walk your dog.