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PowerA’s Moga XP5-X Plus Mobile Gaming Controller Charges Your Smartphone Mid-Session, and I Love It

PowerA Moga XP5-X Plus Mobile Gaming Controller | $70 | Best BuyRead more...

I Actually Kind of Love My Chatbot Therapist

We last checked in with Woebot when it was just a baby chatbot, operating within Facebook Messenger and sporting a $39/month price tag. But now the robot therapist is free, has its own app, and has proven surprisingly helpful on days I’m feeling shitty.Read more...

Are the New Chase Sapphire Grocery Rewards Worth It?

Chase Sapphire credit cards have pivoted from travel to groceries in their latest Ultimate Rewards update, which makes sense as travel has ground to a halt and grocery spending is up 17% during the pandemic. The points you can earn for the new bonus grocery category is pretty good value—though not the best on the…Read more...

I'm Writer and YA Author Preeti Chhibber, and This Is How I Work

Changing careers can be both scary and exciting, and Preeti Chhibber experienced both emotions when she quit her job in publishing to become a full-time writer. Since taking the leap in 2019, Preeti has gone on to write a Spider-Man book, an Avengers book, and contribute to a Star Wars anthology. Her most recent work…Read more...

The 10 Best Deals of October 21, 2020

Wednesday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...

Sorry, Mouthwash Isn't a Coronavirus Cure

Mouthwash is designed to kill germs in your mouth. It is, I’d have to say, pretty good at its job. And yet: we do not seriously trust mouthwash to prevent the transmission of common colds, strep infections, or any other mouth-germ-y illness. We shouldn’t get our hopes up it will be an effective way to avoid getting…Read more...

How to Find Free Food at a 'Community Fridge'

Earlier this year, we wrote about how to start a “Friendly Fridge,” a communal neighborhood refrigerator of donated or leftover food that might otherwise go to waste, which people experiencing food insecurity can access for free. These so-called “freedges” have been around for a few years, but they’ve become even more…Read more...

The Best Steam Mops to Eliminate Grime and Finally Attain Perfectly Clean Floors

Top Product: True & Tidy STM 300 | $34 | MorningSaveRead more...

How to Pretty Up Your Photos With Google's 'Portrait Lighting' on Pixel

Who needs the newest Pixel, anyway? Google is now rolling out its “Portrait Lighting” feature—previously announced during the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 launches—to older devices. I just fired it up on my Google Pixel 3 XL, and found it a great tool for artificially tweaking the light source of your portrait images.Read more...

How Transgender Customers Can Use Their Chosen Name on Their Credit Cards

Citi is now offering True Name credit and debit cards which are created for transgender and nonbinary people, allowing them to use their chosen name instead of their legal names. With a second major bank now backing the True Name program, more customers can now use this feature.Read more...

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