Thursday, September 16, 2021

How to Call Customer Service and Actually Get What You Want

The combination of automated call systems and endless hold Muzak is downright enraging. Few things are more frustrating than having to explain your problem...

Ways to Stay Sane and Relaxed During a Pandemic

Journaling can be as simple as tapping in your Notes app. But I recommend pen and paper. A simple paper planner can double as...

A Third of Shark and Ray Species May Face Extinction

This story originally appeared in The Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.A third of shark and ray species have been overfished...

A Flawed, Strange Covid-19 Origin Theory Is Gaining Traction

“I don’t see any motive, but I think they’re not independent of each other,” says Rambaut. “Because once this idea has caught hold, people...

How to Take a Screenshot on Any Phone or Laptop

Some Android phone manufacturers offer a scrolling screenshot feature that can capture a whole webpage or message thread. They all have different names, but...

How to Watch Apple’s iPhone 13 Launch Event

The pandemic’s time elasticity vortex may have you constantly wondering what day it is, but there’s at least one certainty in gadget land each...

The 18 Best Weekend Deals on Headphones, Games, and Sex Toys

Labor Day has come and gone, leaving us in that weird period right before fall. It’s not quite summer and it’s not quite autumn;...

These Apps Saved My Sanity (and Probably My Marriage)

After we got married, my husband would forget … a lot. He’d take out the trash and forget to put a new bag in...

Sweeping New Mandates, Vaccine Options Underway, and More Coronavirus News

Biden announces additional mandates, researchers probe new shots and treatments, and global vaccine distribution falters. Here’s what you should know:Want to receive this weekly...

The Dark Asteroid Ryugu Finally Comes Into the Light

Hayabusa2 also provided the researchers with unique opportunities to observe the asteroid at multiple angles, including hard-to-get images taken at “opposition.” This involved maneuvering...
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