When to Watch the Tau Herculid Meteor Shower

photo: snapphoto (shutterstock) Meteors aren’t rare: There are space particles falling toward Earth constantly, and if you look closely for long enough on any given evening, you’re likely to see one or more streaking through the darkness. However, meteor showers that light up the night sky for minutes or hours at a time are much … Read more

You Don’t Need ADHD to Use These ADHD Productivity Hacks

photo: NDAB Creativity (shutterstock) Spend a little time on social media and you’ll be sure to come across a post that tries to diagnose you with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). At we’ve covered previouslythe trend of pathologizing every little behavior is a dangerous one, and it should go without saying that ADHD is not simply being … Read more

What Is Monkeypox, and Is There a Cure?

photo: Cuson (shutterstock) Smallpox is the only disease we’ve ever managed to fully eradicate in humans; it hasn’t existed anywhere in the world since 1980. But its close relative, monkeypox, is still around. Monkeypox is not anywhere near as dangerous as smallpox, but a few recent outbreaks have public health officials worried. In recent weeks, … Read more

How to Know If You Have a Fear of Abandonment (and What to Do About It)

photo: panitanphoto (shutterstock) It’s normal to feel a little uneasy or unsure about a new romantic interest or new friend. But if you find yourself overly concerned about being dumped and left behind by others, then you might have a fear of abandonment. “Fear of abandonment is an all-consuming fear that people close to you … Read more

How to Update Your AirPods

photo: Fadhli Adnan (shutterstock) Apple often Firmware issues updates for its entire AirPods line, including AirPods Pro, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Max. However, the company doesn’t make it clear how to actually update your AirPods, nor do they share what each firmware update does. So here’s how to do it, whatever model of … Read more

Can Adults Get Ear Infections?

photo: Andrey_Popov (shutterstock) Some medical incidents are inextricably linked to the childhood experience: Kids throw up a lot for some reason, they skin their knees, they have their tonsils removed, and they get ear infections. Of course, these things can happen to grown-ups, too, but it’s much less common. Still, because some maladies are so … Read more

How to Build Your Own ‘Smokeless’ Fire Pit

photo: The Image Party (shutterstock) Fire pits are often considered an inviting part of outdoor spaces—but sometimes the smoke they create is less than inviting. Whether the lingering smell on your coat or in your hair is a nuisance, or you happen to be the person who always seems to be sitting where the wind … Read more

All the New Android Features Announced at Google I/O 2022

Google took the stage at this year’s I/O event for about two hours, announcing new and exciting products like Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and the Pixel Watch. While hardware tends to steal the show at these events, the team certainly didn’t gloss over Android: between fresh Android 13 features and general Android updates, Google had … Read more

Are Nonstick Pans Bad For You?

photo: Berka7 (shutterstock) Nonstick pans are useful kitchen items. Our senior food and beverage editor Claire Lower won’t cook an over-easy egg or a thin pancake without one. But do you need to worry about the coating being bad for your health? Not exactly, but it’s important to know how to handle a nonstick pan … Read more

There’s No Such Thing As a ‘Clean’ Toothbrush

photo: bilanol (shutterstock) There are two types of people in the world. The type who thoughtlessly store their toothbrushes out in the open, in the same bathroom that harbors a fecal-matter-spewing toilet (gross, right?), and the type who takes pains to cover their toothbrushes when not in use, and even periodically disinfect them in the … Read more