Your office probably doesn’t have a cold-brew system or a fancy kettle, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a batch of cold-brewed tea while you work. All you need is a jar, tea bags, water and some time.
It’s no secret that long flights lead to stiff joints and sore muscles, but packing a tennis ball in your carry-on luggage might just give you the relief you need. It’s TSA-approved, so don’t worry about taking it with you.
iOS: Fitness trackers are pretty easy to come by these days, but not many of them help you use the information they gather to get you to eat the right foods. Fuel My Run is a pretty simple app that tells you when to eat and drink.
It always sucks to get a gift that requires batteries and not have any on hand. So, if you’re looking to give the best for those gifts that require batteries this year, Consumer Reports did a bunch of tests to figure out which worked best for different electronics.
Many of us fantasize about buying a house, getting married, having a baby, then retiring at 65—specifically in that order. In fact, according to recent research, these are the things we define as the American Dream in 2013. But the one thing that all four of these goals have in common is that they’re expensive. So, if you have a major life event you’re saving up for, how do you get your finances in order to achieve it?
If you want your jewelry to glitter, you could take it to the jeweler and get it cleaned, spending a lot in the process. Or you could just soak it in a bowl of dishwashing liquid and water for a quick, DIY sparkle, Consumer Reports suggests.
Chrome: iGoogle is dead and there are a few excellent alternatives, but if you want something that mimics the look of that start page, then iChrome is the closest I have seen yet. Of course, you need to be running Google Chrome and it’s not as customizable as iGoogle, but it’s still got a few neat functions.