This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

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This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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?

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: November 27th to December 4th

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.

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This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

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This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

This week we examined the added costs of being poor, learned how to manage a panic attack, wondered if Google uses Mad Libs to name their products, and more. Here’s a look back at this week’s most popular posts.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

Some think that being poor is simple. You don’t have enough money to buy a lot of stuff, so you’re forced to buy less stuff. But that’s not really how it works. When you’re broke, you can’t do all the little things that will improve your budget over the long run. It actually costs more to be poor.

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This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

Yesterday, Google announced YouTube Red. Google, blissfully unaware of what goes on in Incognito Mode, apparently thought that this was a good name for a service. It is not the first time that Google has made flagrantly terrible choices in naming stuff.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

Spiders have plenty of benefits, but that doesn’t mean they’re always welcome guests in your home. Here are some easy ways to keep your home from being a spider’s paradise without the need for an exterminator.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

The search for the perfect headphones can feel like a never-ending journey. And since everyone has different tastes, it’s impossible for someone else to recommend the perfect cans for you. But world be damned, I’ve found mine, and I’m never giving them up.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

Last week, I experienced a panic attack for the first time. The scariest part, though, was that I was hopelessly lost for what to do. If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, here are some tips for dealing with a panic attack in the moment, preparing for them in the future, and helping others in their time of need.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

You probably know by now that you shouldn’t believe everything you hear, but some people out there still do. This interactive chart lets you explore the most popular and widespread myths and misconceptions so you can find out the truth.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

We all strive to be more productive at work. We dream about having a perfectly crafted to-do list that you actually stick to. I’ve unlocked this achievement, but it wasn’t at the office. My perfect to-do list helps me get things done…in video games.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

Few people these days are completely debt-free. You might have student loans, a mortgage, a balance on your credit cards, and/or other debt obligations. These top 10 tips can help you trim down or eliminate that debt so you can build wealth and finally focus on your other financial goals.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

Even if you’re confident what you’re saying, filler words like “Um” can creep in and make you sound unsure. If you want to get a handle on them, this quick reference chart has a ton of handy tips.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

I’ve never really lived in a neighborhood that drew a lot of Trick-or-Treaters, but that doesn’t keep me from buying Halloween candy. Obviously, this is a task I take very seriously because, even if zero children visit my house, I want to get the as much delicious, seasonal sugar as I can for my money.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

Honda owners, beware. A recent report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) ranks the vehicles with the most thefts in 2014. Honda Accords topped the list.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

iOS 9 is jailbroken, and that means it’s time to start collecting the best apps and tweaks that make use of its new features. There’s a ton of really cool stuff this time around, both enhancing iOS 9’s new features, and bringing some of those features to older devices.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

If you pay taxes and you plan on retiring in your golden years, you should probably know a thing or two about Social Security. No doubt you’ve heard of it, maybe in the context of politicians yelling about how to fix it. But why is it broken in the first place, and what exactly is it all about? We’ve got your answers right here.

This Week's Most Popular Posts: October 16th to 23rd

It doesn’t matter if you live in the country, the city, or the suburbs, chances are you’ve had to battle pests of all stripes over your living space. I’ve tried just about every pest control trick in the book, and so far the easiest and simplest tool to keep mice away has been this electromagnetic and ultrasonic plug-in device.

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