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What You Should Really Do After a Food Recall

(Hint: When in doubt, throw it out.)

In 2025, IKEA Thinks Your Kitchen Will Include Drones

Innovations and prototypes from IKEA's Concept Kitchen 2025, on view in Milan.

Is Your New City Giving You Allergies?

Geographic and genetic reasons why you're sneezing more after a move.

The Complete Guide to Fighting Seasonal Allergies Where You Live

There's a lot you can do if you're an allergy sufferer, but your city needs to play its part as well.

How to Stop Getting a Previous Tenant's Mail Over and Over Again

If you're suffering from "loop mail," the barcode is the most likely culprit.

Assault on the Subway: What Can a Bystander Do?

There are ways to intervene that don't involve putting yourself in danger.

Pretty Much All of Your Weird Germ-Avoidance Behaviors Are Pointless

Kicking toilet handles to flush, holding your breath after someone sneezes—scientists explain how we're doing it all wrong.

Your Streaming Video Guide to Surviving Cabin Fever

Enjoy one movie or TV show for every stage of your snowbound confinement.

Be the Office Wine-Time Hero, No Corkscrew Required

5 ways to rescue the in-office happy hour when the wine key goes missing.  

The Non-Beer Snob's Guide to Ordering at a Craft Beer Bar

Five steps to navigating complicated beer menus without all the fuss.

A Practical Guide to Puking in Public

4 things to consider when you're pretty sure you might vomit on your way home.

How to Bike Home Your Christmas Tree in 11 Simple Steps

Don't forget bungee cords, peanut butter, and the kindness of strangers.

Predict Your Own Thanksgiving-Snowstorm Travel Misery

The National Weather Service has an experimental new tool that shows the weather hazards along your journey, including predicted snow accumulations.

App Your Way to the Best Halloween Candy in Your City

The "Treat Map" can be used as a high-tech tool for treat hoarding.

Your U-Lock Is Basically Worthless, but Don't Worry

Thieves can quickly pop open the lock with a car jack or pipe, but there are ways to protect yourself.

Awkward: What to Do IRL When You've 'Swiped Left'

How to behave when you run into people you've rejected on Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid...

Your Dog Probably Won't Give You Ebola—But It Could Give You Lots of Other Things

A visual guide to the nasties possibly lurking inside your best friend.

A Guide to Legal Loitering

The law protects your right to loiter, but the line between "hanging out" and "committing a crime" is blurry.

It's Just Not That Easy to Get Rid of Your Car

Research proves we're prone to emotional attachments with our vehicles. So here's some advice from someone who finally let go of hers.