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This App Calculates Your Carbon Footprint and Lets You Offset It from Your Phone
All those flights, train rides, and Uber rides really add up.
Nov 27, 2020
This Smart Device Will Make Sure You Never Lose Your Keys Again—And It’s 20% Off Right Now
It's the perfect gift for your scatter-brained friend.
Nov 25, 2020
I Haven't Seen My Family in a Year—This Is the One Rule We Follow to Stay Close
Thankfully technology makes it easier than ever.
Nov 24, 2020
We Just Found the Best Black Friday Deals on iPads, Airpods, Macbook Pros, and More Apple Products
Score some new gear for yourself or your loved ones.
Nov 24, 2020
The New iOS Emojis Include a Potted Plant, Gold Mirror, and More Home Goods
Homebodies will love the new offerings.
Nov 21, 2020
Yes, Cleaning Content Has Taken Over Your TikTok—And Here’s Why
As of October, there were close to 4 billion uses of the hashtag “#cleaning,” with “#cleanup,” “#cleaninghack,” and “#cleanthatup” trailing closely behind with a few hundred million tags each.
Nov 19, 2020
One Thing You Can Clean to Make Your Relaxing Nights In More Enjoyable
Holiday Cure
Even if there are fewer events to attend and fewer gifts to buy this holiday season, I know we could all get behind the idea of enjoying a relaxing night in.
Nov 19, 2020
One Sure Way to Make Time for The Things You Love About the Holidays
Holiday Cure
It's fine if you want to play it by ear and enjoy your traditions more spontaneously. But I find it's hard to make time for them without a plan.
Nov 18, 2020
Zoom Just Made It Easier (and More Affordable) To Celebrate Thanksgiving Online
The company announced it's waving the time limit on its group sessions.
Nov 16, 2020
Two Very Different Ways to Update Your Address Book, Depending on Your Personality Type
Holiday Cure
Take something you dread doing and turn it into something you're feeling challenged to finish.
Nov 13, 2020
10 Noise-Cancelling Headphones That Will Make WFH a Thousand Times Better
The perfect solution for blocking out those annoying sounds and distractions.
Oct 26, 2020
I Turned My WiFi Off at 7 p.m. Every Night for a Week—Here’s What Happened
Five stars. Would recommend.
Oct 5, 2020
IKEA Will Stop Selling Non-Rechargeable Batteries to Reduce Global Waste
Non-rechargeable alkaline batteries will be removed by next year.
Oct 4, 2020
The 5 Best Phone Games, According To a Board Game Expert
If you’re looking to transfer your love of traditional board games to the handheld convenience (and long-distance playability) of your phone, this pro has a few suggestions to get you started.
Sep 30, 2020
The Free App That Finally Made Me Enjoy Grocery Shopping
It helps me simplify my entire shopping experience, from taking stock of the pantry to checking out at the store.
Sep 17, 2020
The Best Phone Games, According To 14 People With Stressful Jobs
For people with particularly stressful jobs, sometimes there’s nothing better than letting your mind turn off for a few minutes and instead playing a mindless game on your phone.
Sep 3, 2020
Here’s Where to Find Great Tech & Appliance Deals Over Labor Day Weekend
This weekend is one of the best times of the year to upgrade your entire home—and we mean your *entire* home.
Sep 5, 2020
This Decluttering Project Is Long Overdue—And You Can Tackle it From the Sofa
Weekend Projects
Here are some ways to take care of that distracting visual clutter, from simply doing what they ask you to do to other solutions that are a bit more under the hood.
Sep 2, 2020
This Easy $8 Hack Eliminates the Most Frustrating Thing About Earbuds
This is the tiniest of tiny problems—a mildly annoying blip over the course of any given day. But it’s completely avoidable!
Jul 23, 2020
Act Fast! What To Do When You Drop, Drown or Otherwise Destroy Your Phone
Technology is great, isn’t it? We carry smartphones now that are the size of a checkbook, and totally replace the need to carry a camera, notepad or music player (among a thousand other things). Of course, that means that when your phone has an accident, you’re losing a lot of utility. Because our phones are our lifelines nowadays, you should know instantly what to do when yours bites the dust. It should go without saying, but get it out of the water immediately.
Jul 17, 2020
Here Are the Worst Times for Thanksgiving Traffic, According to Google Maps
Using data from Google Maps, Google News Lab has figured out where we’re going, what we’re looking for and when we’re getting there around Thanksgiving. So, if you’re trying to eat Chinese food on the way to the plant nursery on Black Friday, you’re not alone—but you should probably avoid driving at 9am. So how’d they figure out that folks in Texas are particularly interested in bicycle sharing locations?
Jul 17, 2020
This Cuddly Robot Is Here to Help You Fall Asleep
A Dutch company has combined two of the internet’s favorite things: sleep deprivation and robots. Somnox, the world’s first sleep robot, just exceeded its Kickstarter goal and should hit the market in the next year or so. The robot, which looks like a cuddly little bean, is designed to help lull people to sleep using “breathing regulation, audio and affection.” Sleepers can tuck the Somnox under their arm or hold it like a teddy bear when falling asleep.
Jul 17, 2020
76 (Mostly Free) Virtual Things To Do at Home Right Now
Bookmark and browse whenever boredom strikes.
Jul 17, 2020
Music For Your Eyes: Beautifully Displayed Record Collections
Audiophiles love their records like bibliophiles love their books, and as anyone who has tried to fit a collection of either into a small space can attest it can take some creative finesse to make it work. In a quest to make space for my own record collection I did a bit of research and came up with these inspiring images of beautifully organized and displayed vinyl collections from our own tours and around the web. 1. A low console is a stylish option and just the right size for a single row.
Jul 15, 2020
5 Ways to Battle the “Not Enough Outlets” Problem
Old apartments have so much character, don’t they? The solid walls, the carefully crafted architectural details, the two power outlets in the whole place… yikes! If you’re loving your pre-war apartment, but hating having no place to plug in your hair dryer, check out if one of these five solutions can help.1. Install New OutletsYeah, this might not work for everybody—especially renters.
Jul 15, 2020
Pantone’s New Mobile App Makes Creating Color Palettes Easier Than Ever
Pantone is giving unlimited digital access to their color collection for free.
Jun 30, 2020
IKEA’s Latest Project Uses Technology to Help You Redecorate Without Moving Any Furniture
You may never look at your home the same way again.
Jun 29, 2020
Etsy’s New Tool Lets You See How Art Looks on Your Walls Before Buying It
Try it virtually before you buy it.
Jun 23, 2020
This Artificial Window Can Mimic Natural Sunlight
Goodbye, dark rooms.
Jun 1, 2020
Notes You Need: Here’s a “Happy Plant” Checklist You Can Copy/Paste to Your Phone
You’ll never forget to dust your plant’s leaves or rotate its position again.
May 27, 2020
6 Apps That Will Make Cleaning Easy (Or At Least More Bearable)
Whether you're trying to delegate chores to your family, demystify the laundry process, or find the best non-toxic cleaners, there's an app for that!
May 26, 2020
This Sustainable 290-Square-Foot Tiny House Can Be Configured Over 1,000 Ways
There's a built-in rainwater collection system, too!
May 25, 2020
The Self-Proclaimed “Craigslist King” Has One Genius Search Tip for Scoring Great Deals
Small/Cool Experience at Home
Designer Mikel Welch showed Apartment Therapy readers around his Queens apartment, full of clever DIYs and bargain finds.
May 15, 2020
Notes You Need: Here’s a Closet Decluttering Checklist You Can Copy/Paste to Your Phone
Use your note to keep track of exactly how you should declutter your closet, and it will make all the difference in staying on top of clutter in a way that feels sustainable.
May 6, 2020
One Small Way to Regain Control of Your Life, in Just 10 Minutes
Weekend Projects
It's easier than you think, and it's a small but impactful way to enjoy the sense of calm and control we're craving.
Apr 17, 2020
10 Ideas For Setting Up an Ideal Gamer’s Room
An ideal room set up for gamers should balance comfort with an assortment of technologies to make playing a casual game or longer sessions equally satisfying. But most areas of the house set aside for gaming are usually cobbled together without actual planning. What if you could arrange a room optimally specifically for gaming right from the start?
Apr 14, 2020
Stanford’s “Smart Toilet” Can Detect Certain Illnesses By Analyzing Your Excrement
In the future, a diagnosis might just be a bathroom visit away.
Apr 10, 2020
5 Tiny Tweaks to Make Before Calling Into a Zoom Meeting
Here's how to virtually look your best.
Mar 30, 2020
From Dance Parties to Book Clubs, Here Are the Best Video Apps for Each Home Activity
Not all video apps are created equal!
Mar 27, 2020
From Tokyo to Washington D.C., This Virtual Tour Lets You Visit Famous Cherry Blossom Sites Around the World
The destinations were picked by local guides, so you're in good hands.
Mar 24, 2020
You Can Experience Your Favorite Amusement Park Rides from the Comfort of Your Couch
Experience your favorite rides right at home.
Mar 22, 2020
The Free “Video Voicemail” App That Helps Me Stay in Touch With My Long-Distance Best Friend
Marco Polo has given me a way to hold special people close in my life regardless of our physical distance.
Dec 7, 2019
Roundup: Snazzy Alarm Clocks
Did any of your New Year’s resolutions involve waking up earlier? Working out more? Establishing a routine? Here are some fashionable modern and retro alarm clocks to help you get out of bed on time…or early, if you please!• Made of white ceramic and steel, this chic take on the classic alarm clock is thrust into modern times with its unexpected material.
Mar 11, 2020
Fun Ways to Integrate a Wall Mounted iPad Into the Home
A little over a year after the iPad first made waves, this whole tablet thing seems to be gaining traction. A growing niche of user are turning to ultra portable devices and affixing them firmly onto walls or with mounts, adding to the utility tablets offer.
Mar 11, 2020
10 Benefits of Having Both a Mac & PC
For the last few months, I’ve had access to both a Mac and a PC. While I’ve been migrating my files over to my new Mac, I still use my PC most of the time. Each computer has different functions and they allow me the best of both worlds, without having to sacrifice much.If you’re wondering how to transfer files quickly over to your new laptop, then using a direct cable connection is the fastest way. Here is how we transfered over gigabytes of files.
Mar 11, 2020
How To Watch TV Now
In the 1950s, families around the nation would simultaneously crowd around their TVs to watch Ed Sullivan or whatever prime time show was on. Seems hard to imagine now, since the options are endless for what we choose to watch, when we watch, and where we watch. All of this choice has made it difficult to do something as simple as watch TV, but it also means savings for the consumer. Grab your remotes, because it’s time for a primer on how to watch TV now.
Mar 11, 2020
What Happened To My Home When I Took A Month Off Social Media
At the start of this year, I took a month off social media. I was changed. And, of all things, my home changed, too. Here's how...
Mar 4, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Cleaning AirPods (And What to Do About that Gross Earwax)
After countless commutes, you might wonder: Do I need to clean something that sits so close to my ear drum? The short answer is yes. The long answer is yeeesssssssssss.
Mar 3, 2020
I Tried the Charlie App for Just One Month and Saved Hundreds on Amazon
It’s nice to have someone—even a robot penguin—looking out for me.
Mar 2, 2020
These Apple Deals on Amazon are Black Friday-Level Low
Here's what to spend your Amazon gift cards on.
Feb 26, 2020
This Reusable Bottle Purifies Water Using UV Light
Never drink water that smells like a fish tank again.
Feb 18, 2020
Find Out the Color Of Your Name—Then Buy a Portrait of It on Etsy
There's a tool that generates your name's unique color combination.
Feb 13, 2020
This Bird-Shaped Alarm Clock Is Cuter (and Gentler) Than Your Phone
It wakes you up with nature sounds and gradual light.
Feb 5, 2020
6 Cleaning Mistakes that Could Ruin Your Phone (and Other Electronics)
It's better to be dirty than useless. Some cleaning methods can permanently damage your device, or maybe even render it unusable.
Feb 3, 2020
This Solar Panel-Like Device Can Collect and Filter Drinking Water from the Air
The average setup can replace one-to-two 12-packs of water bottles per day.
Feb 2, 2020
I Tried a Viral Hack for Finding Kids Toys—and It Saved Us from a Meltdown on Day One
This hack saved me a good 10 minutes of tearing apart our house, and even better, saved my ears from 10 minutes of toddler tantrum sounds.
Jan 31, 2020
Plant Parents, Rejoice: There’s Finally a Houseplant Emoji (See Ya Later, Seedling and Herb)
The tech gods have heard our green cries!
Jan 30, 2020
This Etsy Find Is a Minimalist Planter and Docking Station All In One
Dock stations are great for keeping wires and devices in place without invading the surrounding space, but not all of them are design-forward like this—and anything that involves plants is worth investing in in itself.
Jan 23, 2020
Hallelujah, Even the Sims Can Have Tiny Houses Now
We can’t wait to move our virtual characters in.
Jan 10, 2020
The $20 Item That Keeps My Phone Charged While Giving Me a Better Night’s Sleep
I woke up every morning with my phone near my head—until this charger came into my life.
Jan 6, 2020
This Robotic Cat Is Like a Super-Advanced Furby
The more you play with it, the friendlier it becomes.
Jan 6, 2020
5 Outdated Household Features That Will Soon Be Extinct
Watch out! These are on the endangered species list.
Dec 27, 2019
This Cult-Favorite Noise Machine (with Thousands of 5-Star Reviews) Is On Sale for $17
Drown out noise and drift off to sleep.
Dec 17, 2019
All the Black Friday Tech Deals You Don’t Want to Miss
Time to invest in that new TV you've been eyeing for months.
Nov 30, 2019
10 Hulu Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts Everyone Should Know
To help take your streaming game to the next level, we did our research and rounded up some of the smartest hacks that Hulu has to offer.
Sep 23, 2019
5 Default TV Settings You Need to Change Right Out of the Box
Whether you’re in the market for a new television or want to make sure your current TV is set up *just right,* here are a few of the most important settings to adjust right off the bat.
Sep 23, 2019
12 Netflix Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts Everyone Should Know
The beloved streaming service provides a slew of tricks, shortcuts, and add-ons to improve your viewing experience.
Sep 23, 2019
This Speaker That Doubles as an Ornament Has Us So Excited for the Holidays
We’re nuts for it.
Sep 21, 2019
How I Solved One of My Big Existential Crises With Just $100 and 2-Day Shipping
My existential anxiety is that there are entirely too many books in the world and I probably won't ever get to read all of them. So I've found an unconventional way to make as much a dent as possible.
Sep 14, 2019