Your Potted Plants Don’t Need Gravel

We’ve all heard the advice to put gravel in the bottom of a plant pot, and some of us may even have done it. But gravel doesn’t improve drainage in any meaningful way, and you’re probably better off without it.

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How to Make Boxed Brownie Mix Taste Homemade

If there is one hill I will die on, it is that boxed mix brownies are usually the only brownies worth my time—but that doesn’t mean I don’t like to get fancy with them. If you’re looking to pass yours off as a little more gourmand, simply change the oil.

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What to Know About Today’s ‘Time’s Up’ Walk Out

The Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment has called for people to wear black and stage walkouts today in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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What to Consider Before Proposing in Public

If you’re someone who is already planning a surprise public proposal, you might be in too deep to know that it’s probably not a great idea. However, if you’re willing to hit pause, maybe go through this checklist before arranging the flash mob dance.

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How to Edit Your Photos’ Depth of Field Without an iPhone XS

iOS: If all your friends own a new iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, which contain that much-improved neural engine that Apple likes to talk about, you’re probably jealous that you can’t edit the bokeh on your photos after the fact on your older iPhone.

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The future is here: Artificial Intelligence meets Citizen Science

Put Artificial Intelligence to work for you in these five projects. Need a little help identifying that mysterious bug you found? Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help! AI is transforming how citizen science gets done: from IDing species to crunching through massive amounts of data. Still…AI is only part of the solution. Your help is needed to advance scientific research. Let’s get started with our editors’ picks of the week! Cheers! The SciStarter Team iNaturalist Shar

The Difference Between Spontaneous and Responsive Desire

When you think about sexual desire, you usually only thing of one thing—craving sex. But there are actually two completely different types of sex drive: spontaneous desire and responsive desire. Read on for the differences between the two, how to know which one you are, and what it means for your sex life.

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Tell Us Your Best Rochester, NY Travel Tips

Corruption has entered the Hack Your City column. Rochester, New York might not be as major as Pittsburgh or Prague—it even has to share a name with Rochester, Minnesota—but it’s my home city. So when reader Chris Clemens (creator of New York travel blog Exploring Upstate) asked me for a Rochester installment of Hack…

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of September 24, 2018

Jeffrey Wright and Alexander Skarsgård in a “harrowing mystery” set in a remote Alaskan village? Let’s do this! Hold the Dark is directed by Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) and premieres on Friday. I haven’t seen A Wrinkle in Time (Tuesday) and probably won’t watch because it will ruin my precious memories of the book…

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Explore the World One Tab at a Time With this Google Earth Chrome Extension

Google Earth is one of those things I like playing around with but never do. This week I came across a Chrome extension that makes that exploration a bit easier.

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