This week we learned how to get a bartender’s attention without being a jerk, set up the ultimate all-in-one retro game emulator, pondered the fleeting nature of time as we get older, and more. Here’s a look back at this week’s most popular posts.
Getting the attention of the bartender at your favorite watering hole can be a daunting task, especially after work or on the busy weekends when everyone’s out for a drink or three. To make it a little easier, we sat down with a couple of bartenders who have been slinging drinks for years to get the best tips. Here’s what they suggested.
Developing mental toughness isn’t just about being resilient. It’s also about learning to access your reserve tank when you think you just can’t go any further.
A well-organized kitchen will help you cook as efficiently as possible and waste less food. Here are our top 10 tips for organizing the heart of your home.
Learning to use a water stone is the best thing you can do for your knives, especially nice ones, but learning how can be tricky. Luckily, this (very detailed) guide from KnifePlanet teaches you how, from start to finish, and includes a simple method for making sure you’ve sharpened enough to make a difference.
Our parents warned us about it, but it’s hard to understand until you experience it first hand: as you get older, time seems to fly. It catches you off guard, probably because it’s such a powerful and bizarre concept. You can’t add more time to the clock, but by understanding how this phenomenon works, you can at least try to make life seem like it’s passing by a little slower.
Driving laws in the United States can vary from state to state, and it’s tough to be sure if it’s legal to, for example, drive with a dog on your lap or with earbuds in (not that either are a good idea,) drive for Uber, or too slowly as well as too fast. This map shows you all of those, and more.
While email has certainly destroyed the fax machine, most of us still need to send one, maybe two faxes a year to weird, outdated institutions. Thankfully, you can do it with nothing but your smartphone. Here’s how.
If you want to play all your favorite old games on your computer, RetroArch sets up a slick, all-in-one interface on your for any retro game you can imagine. RetroArch is easily the most powerful, cross-platform option for doing so, but it’s obnoxiously difficult to set up. Here’s how to do it.
Hot peppers can make you feel like your mouth is on fire. The American Chemical Society explains the science behind that burn and why drinking water is one of the worse things you can do to ease that pain.
Some job interviews questions can be tricky. You want to be honest, but you don’t want to share too much, either. The Muse shows you how not to answer the question: where do you see yourself in five years?
Workouts that include dedicated chest routines will improve your upper body strength, posture, and confidence. Unfortunately, many ladies discount these chest-acular benefits from fear based on misguided notions. Here’s what you need to know about chest exercises and how they actually affect your—ahem—ta-tas.
Buying headphones is an incredibly personal decision, but there are still a few models that are so popular, you have to try them out. Today, we’re comparing three of the world’s most popular cans.
Running in the cold isn’t as tough as it looks. With the right gear, your fingers and ears can stay toasty while you jog through a winter wonderland.
In the never-ending battle against security threats on the internet, there’s a new enemy spreading rapidly: Malvertising, or malware downloaded to your computer when you view an ad, even if you use an ad blocker. Here’s what you should look out for, why it’s a problem, and how to protect yourself.