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Creepy Children's Books for Creepy Children  Creepy Children's Books for Creepy Children 

So this is interesting: In my Facebook parents’ group, I asked for suggestions for kids’ books that were just a little disturbing. I got nearly 300 responses—from a group that usually supplies maybe nine or 10 answers to the average child-rearing question. (Q: Why won’t she eat? A: Maybe she’s not hungry. Q: Why won’t…

How to Get Extra Personal Training Sessions for Free How to Get Extra Personal Training Sessions for Free

Good health is a truly priceless thing, but maintaining a decent level of fitness—especially in big cities—can cost a pretty penny. In New York, gym memberships can cost as much as several hundred dollars a month (ahem, Equinox), while a single 45-minute class can cost you $42 or more. And personal training sessions?…

This YouTube Playback Extension Will Slowly Drive Your Enemies Mad This YouTube Playback Extension Will Slowly Drive Your Enemies Mad

You might be unfortunate enough to have an annoying coworker in your vicinity. You know, the one that talks about how much he loves eating quiche for breakfast. Let’s call him Chad. While you (probably) can’t put Chad’s headphones in jello to get back at him for pinning last week’s softball loss on your bum knee, you…

Gifts to Give to the Kids of Parents You Hate Gifts to Give to the Kids of Parents You Hate

When you have kids, people give you gifts. It’s wonderful! There are sweet little blankets, jolly jumpers, and charming little dolls—all very nice presents from generous relatives and friends.

Things You Can Do on the Dark Web That Aren't Illegal Things You Can Do on the Dark Web That Aren't Illegal

The dark web isn’t just for buying drugs and hiring assassins. It’s a massive network of websites and communities that exists outside of mainstream internet culture, and there’s plenty to do on the dark web without breaking any laws—from book clubs to crisis preparation.

How Get Free Movies and TV Using a VPN How Get Free Movies and TV Using a VPN

Virtual private networks (or VPNs) are great for protecting your privacy and data while you browse the web. They provide increased security on public Wi-Fi networks (coffee shops, airports, etc), and prevent ISPs from collecting personal data, data they want to sell to advertisers. VPNs are also pretty good at letting…

How to Never Tell Anyone Anything About Yourself How to Never Tell Anyone Anything About Yourself

Even if you’re not an especially shy or guarded person, there are a lot of reasons why you might find yourself in a withholding place from time to time. You could be in a personally low or tenuous spot with work, your relationship, or life in general. You might just hate talking about yourself (hi), or you might have…

How to Win at Social Media After a Breakup How to Win at Social Media After a Breakup

Ever since that first “Dear John” letter was delivered by carrier pigeon, breakups have sucked, but social media makes them suck harder. Even if you block, hide, and unfriend, you can still be attacked by an unexpected photo of your ex posted on the accounts of mutual friends. Rather than be the victim of such virtual…

Prank Your Friends with Google Home and IFTTT Prank Your Friends with Google Home and IFTTT

Voice assistants are still dumb computers programmed to provide you answers to questions and control your Spotify playlist. But just once, I’d love my Google Home to help me out with a joke or two when my brother comes over. After all, what’s the use of a voice assistant if it can’t help you roast your friends? With…

How to Cheat on a Lie Detector Test How to Cheat on a Lie Detector Test

Polygraph machines, better known as lie detectors, are bullshit. They can’t tell whether you’re lying, just whether your body is doing some of the things that bodies do when we’re nervous: sweating, for example. But there are a few tricks that, according to rumor, can let you mess with the results.

The Ultimate Guide to Paying Less at Starbucks The Ultimate Guide to Paying Less at Starbucks

The best way to save money on Starbucks is to make your coffee at home. The second best way is to buy it somewhere cheaper. But the third best way is to hack your Starbucks order to pay less for the same (or similar) drink. Some hacks are innocent; others less so. Here’s a compilation of the best Starbucks hacks from…

How to Anonymously Tell Someone They Smell Bad How to Anonymously Tell Someone They Smell Bad

How can you break the news to someone who smells bad? You could be honest and compassionate, sitting down with your stinky loved one to broach the topic. But if you just want to drop a truth bomb and run away, we have a few suggestions.

When Is It OK to Blow Off Weddings, Funerals, and Other Major Milestones? When Is It OK to Blow Off Weddings, Funerals, and Other Major Milestones?

In an ideal world, maybe you’d love to spend a large portion of your free time attending the weddings, birthdays and other life cycle events of your nearest and dearest. But life, work, and geographical boundaries often get in the way, making it a tricky a proposition to attend every single milestone event for every…

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