David Rees thinks he knows how to sharpen pencils. He says people have entrusted 1,500 pencil points to his sharpening business. I know a little something about working with sharp pencils, and let me tell you, if you send your pencils out for sharpening you’re a fucking amateur.
Surgeon jumps from bridge after divorce from TV personality wife
A top local surgeon and the ex-husband of ABC News’ chief women’s health correspondent killed himself by leaping off the George Washington Bridge, it was reported Sunday. Dr. Robert Ash…
Cleaning Between the Oven Door Glass
Quickly and easily clean between your oven glass with no tools.
How to Use a Hearing Aid with Your Smartphone
The iPhone and other mobile phones include tools and settings to help people with hearing loss.
NASA shares space views of Camp Fire raging across California
Heat and smoke from a furious wildfire in Northern California can be seen from orbit.
How Much Your Cable Bill Will Increase This Year, Depending on the Provider
Cable providers are about to jack up their prices, according a recent report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). They want to keep their advertised rates nice and low, though, so they’ll just increase fees. Consumer Reports breaks down what you can expect, depending on the provider.
What to do if your computer is taken over by ransomware — a form of malware taking over the internet
If you get hit with ransomware, you're best option may be to lose everything.
2019 vs. 2018 tax calculator: See how your tax bill will change
In the shadow of a government shutdown, new laws take effect for the 2018 tax year.
How to Make Your Cell Phone Battery Last Longer
While many of us now use mobile phones instead of land-line phones in our homes, these mobile phones come with lithium batteries which require some maintenance as long as they are used. Once you know how, you can optimize your phone's...
How to Skim a Textbook When You Don’t Have Time to Read
I’ve been both a student and an instructor, and I totally get it. Textbooks are dry and hard to read. But if you don’t have time to read the whole chapter like you’re supposed to, there is actually a better solution than just glazing your eyes over the first paragraph a few times.