In what seems to be Japan (according to the video comments), the entire roof of a work building is piled high with snow. But with a long-handled tool that resembles a hoe and a few strategic whacks, it takes only 55 seconds before a dramatic avalanche of snow comes crashing down, leaving the roof snow-free. You couldn't ask for a simpler snow-clearing technique.
I gave up Windex (for the overpowering smell) years ago, making my own glass-cleaner from a recipe I found online (see Homemade Glass Cleaner #4. And yes, I prefer the stink of vinegar over stinkier Windex). But the Lifehacker glass hacks in the video below include an alternative recipe to try, along with glass-washing tricks… READ THE REST
[This is from my newsletter, The Magnet. Please subscribe. There's a free edition and a paid edition – Mark] I'm a procrastinator. I have been my whole life. I can think of two reasons why. One is that it's hard for me to get started on something. The other is that I'm easily distracted. Maybe… READ THE REST
Last year, I was asked by the self-improvement site, Better Humans, to write about how I cope with chronic pain (I've had severe spinal arthritis since I was a teen). I have finally written that piece. It has been getting an enthusiastic response and many people are finding its contents helpful, so I thought I'd… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With most of our daily activities happening online, no one will ever complain about having too much storage space. On the contrary, it's frustrating when you run out of storage or have… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. We're sure our parents had a wild time back in the day without modern media, and to some degree, we wish we could be a little less plugged in. But then we… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Cats are such mysterious and complex creatures, aren't they? Dogs feel easy to crack as pets. But with cats, it can be unclear what is going on underneath those big, glassy eyes. We… READ THE REST