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How to Not Get Overcharged by a Mechanic

Photo: Getty Images My husband took his car into our mechanic this morning to get enough work done to require a loaner car for the day and an estimate well over $1,000. “I’ll tell them not to change the cabin air filter,” he reassured me. “I can ...

The 19 Most Important Gmail Keyboard Shortcuts

Gmail has over 80 keyboard shortcuts. You don’t need them all. You do need these 19. Not only are they faster than clicking buttons, they’ll encourage other good habits to help you plow through your inbox. Some of these shortcuts require you to ...

That Time Campbell’s Put Marbles in Their Soup

You've probably read about the difficulties of getting food to look good in still pictures or video for advertising. At least you've noticed that the sandwich you receive doesn't match the enticing picture on the menu. That's where the magic of ...

Over-The-Top Nic Cage Gifs For All Your Over-The-Top Needs

Nicolas Cage is one of the biggest actors in Hollywood and whether you love him or hate him, there is no denying that he gives some of the most memorable on-screen performances ever. Personally I’m not a fan but even I have to admit, the dude’s got ...

50 Facts About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing for Its 50th Anniversary

The 50th anniversary of the first moon landing is still about a week away, but the celebratory posts are everywhere. Many of them are awe-inspiring and some are a nostalgic trip down memory lane. But this list of 50 facts about Apollo 11 includes ...

Nation Not Sure How Many Ex-Trump Staffers It Can Safely Reabsorb

WASHINGTON—Noting that the resignation of Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor marked the ouster of the third top administration official in less than three months, a worried populace told reporters Friday that it was unsure how many former ...

Get Your Kid Psyched About Chores by Giving Them an ‘Official’ Title

Photo: Michelle Woo Want to get your little kid excited about helping out around the house? Give them an official title. I tell you this as the mother of a renowned “orange monitor,” a position I gave my daughter when she was five. Her job was to ...

Protect Yourself Against Amazon Prime Day Phishing Scams

The great Amazon Prime Day is nearly upon us (Monday, July 15, midnight PT). Naturally, Amazon wants you to part with as much of your money as possible, but it isn’t the only one. According to a report from Wired, a big phishing scam called 16Shop ...

National Park Service Releases Detailed Guide On What Visitors Should Do Upon Encountering Squirrel

WASHINGTON—In their latest effort to educate and prepare the public for crossing the path of the ubiquitous rodents, the U. S. National Park Service released a detailed guide Friday advising visitors on what they should do if they encounter a ...

Make the Ultimate Hungover Brunch With Leftover Party Snacks

The morning after a party can be rough, particularly if you crave a decadent, savory brunch to soak up all the booze you ingested, and find yourself surrounded by nothing but leftover party snacks and ungrateful guests. But, as long a you have eggs, ...

NASA Astronaut-In-Training Co-Creates Cabin Luggage

Alyssa Carson, 18, is a NASA astronaut-in-training, on track to be the first person to land on Mars. She has teamed up with smart travel brand Horizn studios to co-design this space-travel inspired NASA cabin luggage. In celebration of the 50th ...

Youtube Adds More Revenue Streams for Content Creators

Ever since the ad purge on Youtube several years back, content creators have been looking for other ways to generate income through their videos and streams. Some have already jumped ship to other platforms like Twitch and Patreon, while others ...

You Need to Explain That Gap in Your Resume

Unless the explanation is “Made meth.”Screenshot: High Bridge Entertainment If you leave a long gap between jobs in your resume, employers are less than half as likely to call you to talk further, according to research by resume-writing company ...

The Torturous History of the Treadmill

The treadmill is most common exercise machine, but its popularity is almost inversely correlated with its use. People buy one with the greatest of intentions, but eventually end up trying to give it away because it's taking up too much room. Using ...

The Weirdest Ice Cream Flavors You Have Ever Heard Of

If you didn’t know already, July is National Ice Cream month. And yes, we all have our favorite flavors, but there are some really weird flavors, too.  And some of them are the weirdest flavors you have ever heard of.  Raw Horse ...

Can a Dealer Charge Me an ‘Inspection Fee’ for a Certified Pre-Owned Car?

As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing extra charges for a certified car, a questionable CarMax ...

Trump Honors Brave Heroes Who Slept With Wives Of Deployed Soldiers

WASHINGTON—In a special White House ceremony Friday celebrating the ‘much-overlooked’ citizens for their contributions, President Trump honored the brave heroes who slept with the wives of deployed soldiers. “Despite the considerable risks these ...

Study Finds Majority Of American Health Insurance Plans Don’t Cover Sending Sickly Child To Convalesce In Countryside

CAMBRIDGE, MA—Calling much-needed attention to the issue, a study released this week by Harvard University researchers found that almost no American health insurance plans provide coverage for sending a sickly child off to convalesce in the ...

The ‘Full House’ When Urkel Taught Steph Glasses Positivity

Stephanie has a note from school. It says she can’t see for shit and needs glasses yesterday. She denies these baseless allegations by jamming her face an inch from the note to read it. Girl, it is time to check those peepers! (What if I need ...

Save Big on YETI Coolers For Your Next Expedition, Today Only

Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    YETI Sale | Woot Keep your drinks cold, and your hot drinks... cold with these discounted Yeti coolers. Woot’s got Yeti ...

Travel Smarter With Our Favorite Toiletry Bags For 20% Off [Exclusive]

Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    Gravel’s Expeditioner Bags are some of our favorites, and you can get them for 20% off for Prime Day right now with promo code ...

Protect Your Home Inside and Out With Deals On Anker’s Newest Security Gear

Best Home DealsThe best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily.    eufy Security Gold Box | Amazon Anker’s EufyCam home security system was a Kickstarter sensation, raising over $3,000,000. And ...

Today’s Extremely Accurate Pisces And Aries Horoscopes

Providing accurate horoscopes can be tricky, that’s why we here at Funny Or Die made a special pact with the moon to get the inside scoop on what’s coming down the astrological pipes this week for you. Trust us, it’s science. P I S C E S swim with ...

Say hiya to Hiyashi Chuka, the Japanese cold noodles made for summer

Photo: A.E. Dwyer Let us declare hiyashi chuka the summer dish of 2019. Think of it as a deconstructed bowl of ramen, minus the hot broth, with an assortment of proteins and thinly sliced vegetables. A small dish of bright and savory sauce is ...

Ask The Salty Waitress: Shouldn’t I get a discount if I order a dish without meat?

Photo: Malkovstock (iStock), Graphic: Nicole Antonuccio The Salty WaitressSalty Waitress is The Takeout’s advice column from a real-life waitress that will teach you how not to behave like a garbage person while dining out—and maybe in real ...