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

How to Know If Your Symptoms Are Bad Enough to See an Allergist

photo: Budimir Jevtic (Shutterstock) So you’re sneezing and rubbing your eyes this allergy season. Who isn’t? Allergies are common enough that many of us can manage our symptoms with over-the-counter medications and avoidance strategies like spending less time outdoors on days with a high pollen count. But when are allergies bad enough that you should … Read more

How to Stop Yourself From Throwing Up

photo: Odua Images (Shutterstock) Ugh, here it comes. You feel kind of hot and sticky. Your stomach churns. Your mouth tastes funny. You know you’re going to throw up—imminently. Can you stop it before it happens? Or at least make it less terrible than it needs to be? Whether you’re battling morning sickness, food poisoning, … Read more

Does Sex Position Matter When You’re Trying to Get Pregnant?

photo: comzeal images (Shutterstock) If you and your partner are ready to start a family, you might be wondering what you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant sooner rather than later. From taking care of your own health to the timing (and position) of sex, here’s what you need to know as … Read more

The Best Free Online Tools to Map Your Own Bike Routes

photo: Oleg Troino (Shutterstock) Whether you’re in an unfamiliar place or broadening your horizons in your hometown, there are plenty of tools online to customize different walk, run, and bike routes wherever you are. The online tools we’ll highlight here are not all created equal, so let’s take a look at the best free options … Read more

You Can Finally Use VRR on PlayStation 5

photo: Mohsen Vaziri (Shutterstock) Following a recent system update, the PlayStation 5 finally supports VRR (variable refresh rate). VRR is a video setting that dynamically adjusts your TV or monitor’s refresh rate to match a game’s FPS (frames per second). This prevents annoying graphical issues like dropped frames, hitching, and screen tearing that occur when … Read more

Here Are the Signs You Might Have Adult Dyslexia (and What to Do About It)

photo: Farknot Architect (Shutterstock) Most dyslexic people are diagnosed in childhood, but the disorder can be overlooked and remain untreated into adulthood, which can lead to a different set of symptoms and struggles. There’s more to dyslexia than the common assumption that it simply makes people mirror or flip letters in their brains. Numerous other … Read more

What Does ‘This is Miyamoto’ Mean? The Out-of-Touch Adults’ Guide to Kid Culture

This week’s trip into the strange corners of culture inhabited by young people is all about different kinds of danger! There’s the danger of talking to strangers online, the danger of going on first dates, and the danger of pursuing scientific achievement. But let’s begin with the danger of tweeting something weird. What is the … Read more