Tuesday Tip: Why your cell phone won’t ring—and how to fix it

Have you ever glanced at your phone screen and seen that you’ve a missed call—or three or seven? Argh! How did this happen? You didn’t even hear your phone ring. In fact, you’re quite sure it didn’t ring…. Read More

How to easily save energy at home

One consequence of human-caused climate change is extreme weather, including more intense heat waves. And a consequence of that is higher energy use at home. For example, a 2015 study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of… Read More

Tuesday Tip: How to turn off push notifications on your Android cell phone

What are push notifications? They’re called push notifications. And they certainly are pushy. They’re those constant messages on your phone (ding!) that alert you to a new text, sports score, promo, sale, and everything in between. Some of… Read More

Tuesay Tip: How to Make a Boomerang Video

A boomerang flies forward, then it comes back. The Boomerang app from Instagram works the same way. It’s a video loop that plays forward for 1 second, then back, then forward, then back…endlessly, for as long as you… Read More

Tuesday Tip: How to Create Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories is one of platform’s coolest features. It allows you to take a series of photos or videos and post them to your Instagram profile, where they stay for 24 hours. After that, they disappear. Sort of… Read More

How to Compost and Keep Your Plants Happy When You Live in an Apartment

How to Compost and Keep Your Plants Happy When You Live in an Apartment If you live in an apartment, you probably have plants. And if you don’t, you should think about getting some, because indoor plants are… Read More

Tuesday Tip: 6 Podcasts to Keep You Sane During the Trump Era

6 Progressive Podcasts to Keep You Sane During the Trump Era “May you live in interesting times,” goes the old curse. We are certainly doing that. There are billion-dollar corporations getting tax cuts, then announcing mass layoffs. There… Read More

Tuesday Tip: How to Make a Fiery, Furious, and Fabulous Protest sign for the Women’s March

How to make a fiery, furious, and fabulous protest sign for the Women’s March Last year’s worldwide Women’s March was a powerful event. In the U.S. alone, more than 4 million people turned out peacefully in over 600… Read More

Tuesday Tip: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

10 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint By now, just about everyone agrees that carbon pollution poses a serious threat to our planet. Even our science-bashing conman in chief is building seawalls around Trump International Golf Links &… Read More

5 Apps That Will Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

5 Apps That Will Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions New Year’s Resolutions? Meh. What’s the point? According to this psychologist, 80 percent of our resolutions fail by the first week in February. But you may be… Read More