The Difference Between a Buyer’s Market and a Seller’s Market (and How to Take Advantage of Both)

Photo: Elena Berd (Shutterstock) Knowing when to buy or sell a house is tricky. Sure, particular periods of time are labeled either a “buyer’s market” or a “seller’s market,” but aside from making a broad statement about who has the upper hand, what do these terms actually mean? And what should you do if you’re … Read more

The FDA Finally Has a Definition for ‘Healthy’ Food

Photo: Linda Hirzmann (Shutterstock) What does “healthy” mean, exactly, when applied to food? It’s a tougher question than you might think. The FDA has been trying to answer it for years now, and they announced that they finally have a rough definition. The origin story here is wild: The FDA sent a letter years ago … Read more

How to Tell If It’s a Headache or a Migraine

Photo: catinsyrup (Shutterstock) If you are prone to getting headaches, you may be wondering about the difference between a regular headache and a migraine. Both suck, but a migraine is definitely worse. So how can you tell which kind you’re suffering from? A regular headache feels like “a dull, cap-like pressure,” said Julia Jones, a … Read more

Use This Site to See How Long It’ll Take to Finish a Video Game

Photo: Gorodenkoff (Shutterstock) It’s easy to check how long it takes to watch a movie or a TV show, so why shouldn’t it be the same for video games? No one wants to spend $70 on a game that’s too short, or accidentally start a 200-hour JRPG when time is limited and precious. The next … Read more

What to Do With Leftover Foreign Currency After Your Trip

Photo: Ton Anurak (Shutterstock) When you’re packing for your trip, you may be thinking about the best ways to get foreign currency to spend while you’re traveling, but you’re probably not thinking about what to do with your leftover bills and coins when you come home. The last thing you want to have to do … Read more

What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68

Photo: L Julia (Shutterstock) The CDC recently issued an alert to healthcare providers about enterovirus D68, which has turned up in children who were hospitalized with severe respiratory illnesses. This virus can also cause a form of paralysis known as acute flaccid myelitis. Most illnesses with this virus do not cause the paralysis, but it’s … Read more

How Many Cups of Coffee You Should Drink Per Day, According to ‘Science’

Photo: sebra (Shutterstock) A study that’s in the news right now claims that people who drink two to three cups of coffee per day live longer than people who avoid coffee. So should we all be drinking two to three cups? Not necessarily. Let’s take a look at where these numbers come from. Two to … Read more

You Can Buy Cheaper Nintendo Switch Games From Another Country

Photo: Shuang Li (Shutterstock) Given the strength of the dollar these days, many U.S.-based shoppers are looking to overseas retailers for better deals on products, and one of the best places to save money right now is on the Nintendo eShop. We’ve already covered how to buy games from other regional eShops so you can … Read more

Expensive Credit Cards That Don’t Seem Worth It, But Are

Photo: Valeri Potapova (Shutterstock) There are a lot of expensive credit cards on the market these days: Some of them have annual fees that can be as high as $500, so it’s natural to wonder if they’re really worth it. In most cases, the answer is no—at least not for everyone. That said, there are … Read more

‘Trombone Champ’ and 13 More of the Most Absurd, Ridiculous Games Ever Made

Screenshot: Holy Wow Studios I’m a big fan of “elevated” video games designed with serious intent—think Papers, Please or This War of Mine—but sometimes I want the opposite. Sometimes I want to play a game that is as dumb as possible, a game so funny and ridiculous, it becomes literally impossible to think about anything … Read more