Best Tips

Chances are, you’re not using everything in your drawers and cupboards to its full potential! These genius home hacks and do-it-yourself solutions will save you time, money and effort.

The Best Ways to Use Ammonia Around the House

Ammonia often plays second fiddle to bleach, but it’s one of the most powerful cleaning products in your arsenal. Here are 20 smart ways to use it.

I Tried IKEA’s New Air Purifier—Here’s What It’s Like

The new Förnuftig air purifier tackles indoor air pollution to help you breathe easier.


25 Plastic Wrap Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Easier

Learn how to use this versatile tool to its full potential.


The Guide to Using Baking Soda at Home

You've probably got a box of baking soda sitting at the back of your fridge, but this powerful deodorizer has...


No Watch? No Problem! Here’s How to Tell the Time, Anytime

Five back-to-basics ways of gauging the time of day without the aid of modern technology.

Aluminum Foil Hacks to Save You Time

If you're only using aluminum foil to line your cookie sheets, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential.


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12 Genius Cooking Spray Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

If you're only using cooking spray to prevent your baked goods from sticking to the pan, you're tapping just a...

iPhone Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now

You may think you have nothing to hide but you should still be vigilant about your iPhone privacy settings. Here's...


Why You Should Never Call Back an Unknown Number

You could be opening the door to scammers.


How to Tell If Your Phone Has Been Hacked

Could cybercriminals be infiltrating your bank account or stealing your identity right now? Here’s how to find out if your...


How to Stop Spam Texts on an iPhone or Android

Watch out! An unexpected text can go from simply annoying to malicious, which is why you'll want to know how...

How to Clear Cookies from Your Phone (and Why You Should)

Every website you ever visit takes up space on your phone in the form of cookies and cache.


The Best Virtual Fireplaces on TV and Online, Ranked

Whether you’ve downsized to a condo or simply prefer central heating, fireplace channels have become a quick fix for the...


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Handy Colander Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

If you're only using your colander to drain pasta, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential.


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12 Warning Signs It’s Time for a New Cell Phone

Not sure if your cell phone situation is dire? Here are the telltale signs that it's time to part ways...


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11 Ways You’re Shortening the Life of Your Microwave

If you take good care of your microwave, it could last you as long as a decade. But if you're...

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12 Everyday Things That Pose Huge Security Risks

Unfortunately, in today's super-connected world, your personal information is at a higher risk than ever. But just tweaking some of...


Alarming Things Hackers Can Do with Just Your Cell Phone Number

Your phone number is an easy-to-find key that can be used by hackers and scammers to unlock your personal data....


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Genius Flour Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

If you're only using flour in the kitchen, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential.


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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Removing Snow

Don't make winter's most dreaded chore harder than it has to be.


6 Uses for Your Real Christmas Tree After the Holidays

Check out these easy ways to give your Christmas tree a second life.


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9 Purchases You Should Never Buy in Bulk

Don’t fall into the “more is more” trap. These items have a shorter shelf life than you’d think, meaning it...


Why You Shouldn’t Put a Soaked Phone In Rice (And What to Do Instead)

These phone-drying tricks could save you the cost of a replacement.


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Kitchen Appliance Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Not getting the results you want from your blender, mixer and microwave? These hacks will help.

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10 Holiday Safety Mistakes You Probably Don’t Realize You’re Making

The most wonderful time of the year comes with its share of potential dangers. Here's how to reduce the risk...


6 Ways to Outsmart Porch Pirates

Shopping online? Here's how to stop the thieves who are out to plunder the packages left at your front door.


How to See Who Unfollowed You on Facebook

The question is, do you want to know?


Here’s How to Wrap Christmas Presents Like a Pro

Ho, ho, holy cow, that's a good-looking gift! Learn how to wrap Christmas presents like a pro in just a...


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13 Clever Uses for Paper Towels

Paper towels to the rescue! These home tips will have you reaching for the roll every time you're in a...


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The Best Temperatures to Set Everything in Your Home

Do touch that dial! Finding the best temperatures to set everything in your home can keep you comfortable and save...