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How to Protect Yourself From Infections While Swimming

Every summer, there are scary news stories about people who catch infections—and sometimes die—from germs in the water. Here’s what you should know about some of the high-profile (but rare!) infections that have been in the news lately. ...

Cool Your Car Down Faster With the ‘Air Recirculation’ Button

Photo: Getty Images You can target the air conditioning toward your body, your feet or both. You can crank it up from cool to super cold. But in the heat of the summer, if you’re not using your car’s “air recirculation” button, you’re not ...

What Is the Best Breath Mint?

Gum is good, but if bubble blowing, gum popping, or just the act of chewing in general offends you, it might be wise to exclusively look to mints for your breath-freshening needs. Now, there’s many an iconic mint on the market, from Tic Tacs to ...

You Can Now Relax by Cuddling a Cow for $75 an Hour

Cow cuddling has been around in Europe for a while, but now a farm in upstate New York is giving Americans the chance to unwind by getting up close and personal with peaceful bovines for just $75 and hour. Mountain House Farm, a beautiful 33-acre ...

What the Federal Reserve Interest Rate Cut Might Mean for You

The Federal Reserve is scheduled to lower interest rates this week. What does that mean, and how might it affect your spending decisions? When the Fed cuts interest rates, it usually means it’ll cost less to borrow money—whether you’re applying ...

Make Sure Your Flight Reservation Is Ticketed Before You Travel

Photo: Shutterstock Before you head to the airport, be sure to check your reservation for an actual ticket number—or you might end up paying for a $1,200 same-day flight. When you book a flight, you’re usually provided with a confirmation ...

Cross Some Far-Flung Destination Off Your Bucket List With Emirates’ International Sale

Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    Go take a look at your international travel bucket list, because there’s a pretty good chance one of those destinations is ...

United Airlines Is Expanding Its Creepy Biometric Screening Technology to More Airport Hubs

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty) United Airlines announced this week that it’s investing in the growth of biometric screening technology in a bid to streamline passenger travel—even as big questions remain about how such technology impacts ...

Watch Two Meteor Showers Peak Tonight

Two meteor showers—the Delta Aquarids and the Alpha Capricornids—are both reaching their peak tonight and into Tuesday morning. And with a moon that will be just 6% full, the dark skies could be the perfect stage for quite a meteor show. Neither ...

How to Remove Stubborn Stickers Off of Dishes

Stubborn, sticky price stickers and their residue can mar an otherwise pretty dish, and stores always seem to stick ‘em right in the center of the plate (or bowl, or platter). If you’re lucky, they peel off in one piece, leaving a smidge of ...

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