Want a Better PC? Try Building Your Own

Want a Better PC? Try Building Your Own

If you’ve been beating yourself up about doing nothing productive during our never-ending pandemic, stop. Sometimes nothing is exactly what you need. Other times, it’s nice to make something with your own hands. That’s what this guide is about: how to build a PC...
How to Join FaceTime Calls on Any Device

How to Join FaceTime Calls on Any Device

Now that we’re all spending more time on video calls, Apple has decided to make its FaceTime app available on a lot more devices. With this year’s rollout of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, you can join FaceTime calls from a web browser, opening...
Ways to Stay Sane and Relaxed During a Pandemic

Ways to Stay Sane and Relaxed During a Pandemic

Journaling can be as simple as tapping in your Notes app. But I recommend pen and paper. A simple paper planner can double as a journal, as well as help you keep track of your tasks. Here are our favorites. I also like Miquelrius notebooks, because the paper is so...
Social Media Algorithms Are Controlling How I Grieve

Social Media Algorithms Are Controlling How I Grieve

The email from my dead mom casually arrives in my inbox one mid-pandemic afternoon, barely announcing itself. “Beverly Blum just commented on a link you shared,” the subject line reads. For a single glorious millisecond I allow myself to live in a fantasy world where...
How to Use Running Apps to Hit the Road

How to Use Running Apps to Hit the Road

I love running for the sole reason you can do it anywhere. I’ve run in foreign cities, using the time to explore back alleys and lesser-known monuments. In total, I’ve completed 13 marathons, including Boston, New York, and Chicago. I even ran the Beijing...