This Week’s Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.

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Six Useful Tips for Getting the Most Out of Meal Kit Services

Meal kit services, like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Plated, deliver meal ingredients right to your door every week. If you’re thinking of trying one out , or are already a subscriber, these tips help you get the most bang for your buck.

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Ramme Is a Free, Minimal Instagram Desktop App

Windows/Mac/Linux: Instagram is made to be experienced on your phone, but sometimes you’ll want to take a look from you computer. Ramme does just that, offering up your Instagram feed where you can like or comment on posts.

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Putting origami to use in space

Even though astronomy is my first love, sometimes I wander away and explore other science. This week, I attended a mechanical engineering conference and sat in on sessions specifically devoted to the influence of origami in engineering design. Lucky for me, there have been a few talks that combine this area of engineering with space-based applications. One of the coolest was a compressible tube whose structure is based on origami folds. This type of tube (called a bellows) has all kinds o

Use the Half-Bluff Technique to Bluff Better in Poker and Real Life

All the poker bosses in movies have mastered the art of the bluff, tricking their opponents into believing whatever they want. You might not be able to pull that off, but the half-bluff is easier and potentially more effective.

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Top 10 Clever Ways to Repurpose Your Kitchen Scraps

Vegetable peels, coffee grounds, corn cobs, dryer lint—they’re all waste for sure, but there’s treasure in that trash. You could compost them, that’s obvious, but let’s talk about some more clever ways to reuse those kitchen scraps before they make it to the bin.

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What Causes a Squealing Shower and How to Fix It

Not looking forward to your shower giving an operatic performance every time you bathe? It’s a pretty common problem—showers that make an annoying high-pitched squeal when you run the water—but you can probably fix it yourself.

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Everything You Need to Go Back to School

Whether you’re headed off to college for the first time (congratulations!) or back for a second, third, or last time—or going back to high school or middle school, our back to school roundup has everything you need to make the transition as smoothly as possible.

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The ‘Uber of Drone Delivery’ Flies a Domino’s Pizza

Domino's pizza deliveries may literally fly to your door in the coming years. The pizza giant partnered with a drone delivery startup on a pizza delivery flight test that could pave the way for commercial drone pizza deliveries in New Zealand before the end of the year. If the futuristic scheme takes flight, it could help change the way that people order delivery from huge chain stores such as Domino's and 7-Eleven. The startup at the heart of the plan is Flirtey, a Nevada-based company r

Why Slower Drivers Shouldn’t Hang Out In the Left Lane

The left lane is for passing and slower traffic should keep right. It’s one of the first things you learn when you get your driver’s license, yet so many drivers forget it or don’t understand it. Here’s a detailed explanation for why this simple rule is so important.

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