Windows PCs don’t have to slow down over time. Whether your PC has gradually become slower or it suddenly ground to a halt a few minutes ago, there could be quite a few reasons for that slowness.
iPhone: We track just about everything these days, why not add our brains to the list? Your cognitive function works differently throughout the day, and moo-q will tell you when your brainpower is at its best. It’ll also try to find a link between your mood and your cognitive skills.
Everyone wants to be liked, but some people are more immediately likeable than others, it seems. The secret to getting people to like you: Like other people. Glennon Doyle Melton describes on Momastery an outing with her girls to visit cats at the Humane Society.
Look up “the best way to pack a suitcase,” and you’ll get at least half a dozen different answers. Some say you should roll your clothes, others recommend folding them, origami-like, into a bundle, while others swear by tools like packing cubes or compression bags.
Now and again, wood cutting boards need to be oiled and otherwise taken care of if you want to extend their lifespan. If your cutting board doesn’t look like the photo above, it’s time. The photo comes to us via Serious Eats’ J. Kenji López-Alt, along with this tip:
Before you buy a home, it’s always a good idea to get a professional home inspector—but that shouldn’t be the only time you give your home a thorough look. Here’s a checklist of what to look for when performing a yearly visual inspection on your own home, or one you are considering buying.
For some of us, plants are hard to keep alive and while there are all sorts of tech tricks to keeping plants alive, most of them are rather gaudy. Over on Instructables, Akin Yildiz shares a way to make a smart plant pot that alerts you when it needs water, or it’s too cold or hot.
Just as the squishiest running shoes aren’t the most comfortable in the long run, the softest bike seats aren’t the best either. If your butt hurts when you ride, there are other things to check before you buy a new saddle—and other considerations besides how soft it is.