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How to Get Free Tickets for September's 'Museum Day' Now How to Get Free Tickets for September's 'Museum Day' Now

On September 22nd, museums across the country will offer free admission as part of the Smithsonian’s annual museum day. While admission is free, in order to get in you’re still going to need a ticket, and those tickets are going to be in a somewhat limited supply.

Find New Books Based on Where They're Set With This Tool Find New Books Based on Where They're Set With This Tool

The first weekend I lived in San Francisco I found a local used bookstore in my neighborhood where I promptly bought half a dozen books that were set in San Francisco. That wasn’t my intention when I walked in the store, but it was a great decision.

Reduce Jet Lag By Doing This Airline-Approved Workout When You Land Reduce Jet Lag By Doing This Airline-Approved Workout When You Land

When you travel to a different time zone, jet lag can sometimes be a difficult beast to handle. Long flights can be difficult on your body from a sheer “sitting for a long time in a small seat” perspective. When you add in a huge time change, the journey can take an even harder toll on your body.

How to Request a Particular Table When Making an OpenTable Reservation How to Request a Particular Table When Making an OpenTable Reservation

If you like going out to eat, especially in big cities, then OpenTable can quickly become your best friend. The app can help you make reservations at a hot restaurant quickly and easily, all without picking up your phone (and inevitably sitting on hold forever).

Discover New Recipes by Snapping a Pic of an Ingredient With This App Discover New Recipes by Snapping a Pic of an Ingredient With This App

An ongoing discussion at our house is what exactly we’re going to cook for dinner. While there’s definitely some meal planning that happens before we hit the grocery store, sometimes we come across a deal on something that’s too good to pass up, but also doesn’t fit into what the “plan” was for food for the week. Or…

Use Alexa as a '7-Minute Workout' Coach With This Skill Use Alexa as a '7-Minute Workout' Coach With This Skill

Finding the time to work out during the day can sometimes be a bit… complicated. If you’re running short on time but still want to get a little bit of a workout in, Alexa can actually help make that happen through the Alexa skill for the 7-Minute Workout.

Use This Trick to Close a Hotel Door Quietly Use This Trick to Close a Hotel Door Quietly

When I travel, I typically like to stay out late and sleep in as long as possible in the mornings. My boyfriend, on the other hand, likes to get up at 7am and get a start on the day. By the time my real wake up time has happened he’s had time to get breakfast, explore the area around the hotel, and is comfortably…

How to Back Up WhatsApp Conversations to Google Drive How to Back Up WhatsApp Conversations to Google Drive

Earlier this week Google announced that thanks to a partnership with WhatsApp, backups from the app will no longer count against your Google Drive storage limits. That means it’s an even better idea than ever to use Google Drive as a backup for your messages.

Get Your Friends to Ditch MoviePass and Sinemia Will Give You $10   Get Your Friends to Ditch MoviePass and Sinemia Will Give You $10  

As MoviePass continues to struggle, starting today, existing Sinemia customers can get a bit of an incentive for convincing their friends to jump ship and join Sinemia instead. A new program from the company gives users a $10 credit for each friend they convince to cancel their MoviePass subscription (or other movie…

What You're Entitled To If Your Flight Gets Canceled What You're Entitled To If Your Flight Gets Canceled

A canceled flight almost always means taking a later one, which can lead to missing your connection, shortening your vacation, and sometimes even missing the event you were taking the flight to attend in the first place.

How to Find and Delete Your Google Maps History How to Find and Delete Your Google Maps History

You may think you’ve turned Google’s location tracking history off, but according to a new Associated Press report released today, you might be wrong.

How to Livestream the Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight How to Livestream the Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

The summer’s best media shower happens tonight. If you’ve been gearing up for the big event only to discover that the weather near you isn’t ideal for sky watching tonight, the online observatory Slooh has you covered with a webcast where they’ll be live-streaming the main event.

Automatically Create Website Citations For a Bibliography With This Chrome Extension Automatically Create Website Citations For a Bibliography With This Chrome Extension

When I was in college, my least favorite part of writing research papers was figuring out how to write the bibliography. Citing sources is tedious and can get confusing if you have to work in a handful of different styles. This week I came across a Chrome extension that I wish I had in college that handles the heavy…

How to Get Fortnite for Android on a Non-Samsung Phone How to Get Fortnite for Android on a Non-Samsung Phone

Last week, Epic Games announced it was bringing Fortnite to Android, making it first available exclusively for Samsung users. That exclusivity was only supposed to last for “a few days” and it looks like now the beta is starting to open up for non-Samsung users as well.

Get DarkSky's Hyperlocal Weather Forecasting on Alexa With This Skill Get DarkSky's Hyperlocal Weather Forecasting on Alexa With This Skill

If you look back at my Alexa history, the most common question I ask is what the weather is. In San Francisco, the temperature outside can typically range from 50 to 75 each day, and before I make the trek down three flights of stairs with my pup for our morning stroll, I typically want to know what end of the…

Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us learned our first language as kids. When everything around you is written in a particular language, you’re probably going to work to figure things out.

The TSA Won't Make You Remove Liquids From Your Bag at These Airports The TSA Won't Make You Remove Liquids From Your Bag at These Airports

If you don’t have TSA Pre, then one of the most annoying parts of going through airport security is having to take out all your liquids. Despite my frequent-flyer status, I used to consistently manage to forget to put makeup or some other small thing in my ziplock bag going through the line, which ended in me having…

How to Photograph a Meteor Shower How to Photograph a Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor shower is expected to peak Sunday and Monday evening, which means it will be prime time to catch a glimpse of a falling star (or 20). Over 75 shooting stars are expected to fly by an hour, which means you should be able to catch that glimpse not only with your eyes but also with your camera.

How to Watch the Roku Channel's Free Content Without Owning a Roku How to Watch the Roku Channel's Free Content Without Owning a Roku

Surprise! You don’t need a Roku device or television to watch a ton of free, ad-supported movies and shows anymore. This week, Roku brought “The Roku Channel” to the web, and it’s free for you to watch from your favorite browser (or select Samsung televisions).

How to Pre-Order Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 How to Pre-Order Samsung's Galaxy Note 9

Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 Thursday, the latest in its stylus-welding line of smartphones. This year’s model starts at $999.99 for the 128GB model and $1249.99 for a 512GB version.

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