Category Archives: Viral

Why Wasabi Heat Feels Different From Chili Pepper Heat

Photo: Carl Court (Getty Images) I love hot peppers, but I can’t stand wasabi. Both might be described as “hot” or “spicy,” but they create that feeling in different ways. Here’s how. You may have heard of capsaicin, the oily chemical in jalapeños, hot sauce,

If Buying a Home Seems Impossible, Create a Three-Year Savings Plan

Photo: Getty Images Conversations between homeowners and renters sometimes go like this: The homeowner will ask the renter why they waste their money on rent when their monthly payment could go toward owning a home. The renter says, “I don’t have money for the down

Which iPhone Should You Buy Now?

Apple announced the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro yesterday. You have until this Friday, September 13, to decide if you want to pre-order either iPhone for September 20 delivery (or close to it). But you don’t have to buy a new iPhone either; a

Sort Your Twitter Feed by Gothness

Photo: Shutterstock Personally I love Twitter’s algorithmic timeline, but I know this makes me a cretin and a shill. The web toy Other Orders will take your timeline and re-sort it to your liking. You can get a chronological-order timeline; you can sort everyone’s tweets

What’s Your Favorite Frugal Hack?

Photo: Shutterstock What are your go-to frugal hacks? Do you pack your lunch every day, or make your own lattes? Do you put yourself on library hold lists months in advance, so you can be one of the first people to read a new book

Chop the Onions Last

Photo: Shutterstock If you are making a meal with a lot of ingredients that require washing, peeling, and chopping, chances are you should set up a mise en place. Organizing all of your ingredients in neat little piles (or ramekins) means you can follow the

Don’t Forage If You Don’t Know What You’re Doing, Dummy

We’ve all heard stories of hikers who survived on berries or other wild foods while lost in the woods. Though learning the local edibles is a fine subject of study, there’s a lot of nasty and even deadly stuff waiting out there for the overconfident.

This Is The Credit Score You Should Actually Be Striving For

Photo: Shutterstock Everyone wants to be perfect at something. But when it comes to your credit score, that perfect 850 score may not be worth the anxiety. In reality, your score only has to be good enough to impress lenders. Ted Rossman, analyst at,

The Best Way to Pack a Moving Box

Moving is a long, arduous process. But it’s even worse when you arrive in your new home, open up a box, and find that your printer has shattered all the wine glasses it was packed with. So to ease the moving drama, we’ve assembled some

Wednesday’s Best Deals: 288 Condoms and More

Best Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.    An Aukey Gold Box, Jachs Summer closeout, MacBook Air laptops, and a Lodge cast iron skillet lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us

How to Get Your Kid Started on the Piano

Image: Getty Images When she was little, Hannah Barteck had the same bedtime routine as every other in kid in America, but with a twist: Every night, she’d brush her teeth, wash her face, put on her pajamas—and then plunk herself down at the piano

A First Look at the Triple-Camera iPhone 11 Pro

Photo: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo) The bump is big. It’s inescapable. The bump will distract you. And the bump is not that bad. It’s visible on both the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 11 Pro, but the bump on the Pro seems far more visible thanks

I’m Meteorologist Jim Cantore, and This Is How I Work

How I WorkThe How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and all-around productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more.   When Jim Cantore touches down in a city, it makes the news. During a major weather event like Hurricane Dorian, news outlets even

Play Jeopardy in Your Car, You Nerd

Podcasts, audiobooks, and music can make your daily drives less dull, but for those who want something a little more interactive and mentally engaging, you can now play Jeopardy—hosted by Alex Trebek, no less—through your smartphone using the Drivetime app (Android, iOS).  The app has

Apple Is Launching Three New Health Studies, and You Can Participate

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Today, Apple announced that they are launching three new health studies, and that you’ll be able to sign up via a forthcoming Research app. Everything From Today’s Apple Event That Actually Matters It’s Apple Day. I’m not at the glass