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The Best Low-Maintenance, Pet-Friendly Houseplants

Illustration: Fruzsina Kuhári I love plants and I love pets, but unfortunately for me, the two don’t mix. For starters, I’m terrible at keeping plants alive. Also, a lot of plants are toxic to my cats. Recently, though, I vowed to finally bring some greenery

North Korea: Birth of triplets on the rise

Oct. 3 (UPI) — North Korea state media claimed Thursday births of triplets are on the rise. State propaganda service Maeari said a North Korean woman identified as Kwon Mi Hwa gave birth to “three cute daughters” on Aug. 28 in the Dongdaewon District of

What Numbers Should Everyone Memorize?

Photo: Shutterstock There are currently 327 million people in the U.S. That’s about 4% of the 7.7 billion people on earth. I find it extremely useful to remember these three numbers when I’m reading any other statistic. One fluid ounce is just under 30 mL,

Congress Hates Resort Fees As Much As You Do

Photo: Shutterstock Nothing takes the excitement out of planning a vacation like finding out the hotel you want to book charges a resort fee. Maybe you were intrigued by the hotel’s low room rate, and got sucked in by the photos of their rooms and

Marmite Makes Any Dip Better

Photo: Shutterstock Marmite is the Fernet-Branca of the condiment world. Like the bitter amaro, the super salty yeast spread is extremely polarizing, and people tend to either despise it on a visceral level or love it with their whole heart. But even if you aren’t

Instagram’s New App, Threads, Is Just for Your Inner Circle

Facebook, which owns the eponymous social network (for posting text and photos), Instagram (for photo sharing), WhatsApp (for text messages), and Messenger (also text messages), has created yet another way to connect with your friends. It’s called Threads, a camera-first messaging app for chatting with

How to Respond to an Adult Temper Tantrum

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) When you’re dealing with a five-year-old, sometimes, the best way to deal with their temper tantrum is to ignore them altogether. But what about an adult in the midst of a total public breakdown? It happens (and not just on

Get Free Help for Math and Science Homework From AskRose Tutors

Photo: Shutterstock If you struggle to help your kid with their math and science homework, and you can’t fix it by learning Common Core math online, then try calling or emailing AskRose Homework Help. Every school night, their trained student tutors are available to help

Will Smith Is on TikTok Now

Good day, and welcome to a new edition of The Monitor, WIRED’s culture news roundup. This week there’s a lot of attention being paid to the upcoming release of The Joker, but a few other noteworthy bits have happened as well. For one, Will Smith

How to Protect Yourself in the ‘Words with Friends’ Data Breach

Around 200 million players of the popular Words With Friends and Draw Something games from Zynga have had their accounts’ information stolen by “outside hackers,” as the company describes. While your linked credit cards and any other methods you use to buy stuff within Zynga’s

To Save Lives, Learn What an AED Is and How to Use One

Photo: Tim Boyle (Getty) If you see somebody collapse when you’re out in a public place, you probably already know you should call 911 and start chest compressions. But there’s one other important action that could help the person survive: send somebody to grab the

The Beginner’s Guide to Picking the Perfect Bicycle

Illustration: Sam Woolley I had always been a bike purist. Up until recently, I’ve been riding the same bike I got for my 10th birthday. Sure, it still got me where I needed to go, but it was definitely time for an upgrade. As a

Five Biodegradable Dish Soaps That Make Dish-Doing More Earth-Friendly

Graphic: Shep McAllister 5 Neat ThingsJolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist and the host of the podcast “[Ask a Clean Person](” Each week, she’ll round up five essential cleaning products, tools and organizational systems to help you live your tidiest lives.    It

Winter Is Coming, Pick Up This Discounted Thermal Underwear Set

Northern Explosion Men’s Thermal Underwear Set (Black or Gray) | $9 | WalmartGraphic: Tercius Bufete Northern Explosion Men’s Thermal Underwear Set | $9 | Walmart Prep for the inbound cold weather with this $9 Northern Explosion men’s thermal underwear set. Choose from black and gray

If Each of Us Planted a Tree, Would It Slow Global Warming?

That works out to 53,000 kilograms per tree. But how much of that is carbon? Trees are made of many different elements, like hydrogen and nitrogen, but let’s say it’s about half carbon. At least that’s an estimate that agrees with Wikipedia. So the mass

Reclaiming South Africa’s Townships Through Queer Culture

Shakira Mabika moved to Cape Town, South Africa, from her native Zimbabwe to escape homophobia—the country’s late president, Robert Mugabe, considered gay people “worse than dogs and pigs”—only to encounter similar prejudice, compounded by xenophobia, in Cape Town’s Delft township. The South African Constitution provides

Want to Find the Best Parking Spot? Do the Math

The next time you’re hunting for a parking spot, mathematics could help you identify the most efficient strategy, according to a recent paper in the Journal of Statistical Mechanics. It’s basically an optimization problem: weighing different variables and crunching the numbers to find the optimal

When Do You Disclose That You’re Transgender in Tech?

I am terrified of being unemployed. As a transgender woman, I know that I am at risk of becoming a statistic, among those unemployed at rates three times higher than the national average, who are struggling to find work, and who are looking at a