Here's a good tip for threading a needle, especially if you're traveling and need to reattach a button and the hotel sewing kit doesn't come with a threader: use a toothbrush as shown in this video.
People have told me I should shut down apps on my phone to conserve the battery charge and improve performance. But this video says the phone's operating system is designed to manage open apps to optimize memory, performance, and battery charge and that I should let it do its thing. The only time to close… READ THE REST
[The following is from my newsletter, The Magnet. You can subscribe here.] Last year I started using a Windows PC after being a long-time Mac user. Originally, I planned to stop using my Mac, but a font issue with documents I deal with at Institute for the Future made that impossible, so now I alternate… READ THE REST
It's Holly on Instagram demonstrates the right way to cut a peach so you can easily remove a pit that wants to cling to the flesh. [via Lifehacker] READ THE REST
Every coffee lover knows that nothing beats a freshly brewed pot of joe. It's the drink millions of Americans have settled on as their pick-me-up of choice for their morning, mid-day, and even at night. No matter when you like to enjoy your brew, you should never have to compromise on coffee quality. You won't… READ THE REST
As the summer fades, it's become painfully clear that we spent less time doing the things we love and more time burning the candle at both ends at the office, having severe anxiety over all things COVID, and just generally wasting time. If you missed out on summer, including a few extra rounds of golf,… READ THE REST
Got a stroke of genius and nowhere to make your mark? Sounds like you could use some help in the art department. You could go back to art school and get in-person lessons, but people are full of germs these days, and it's still a safe bet to just stay home. Try the Watercolor Painting… READ THE REST